Weston Sprott was appointed to the position of second trombone of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the spring of 2005. He began his musical training in his hometown of Spring, TX. Mr. Sprott attended Indiana University before completing his Bachelor of Music degree at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His primary teachers were Michael Warny, Carl Lenthe, and Nitzan Haroz.
While a student at Curtis, Mr. Sprott held the positions of Principal Trombone in the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra (Philadelphia) and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He was the founding member of the Texas Trombone Octet, a group that won the Emory Remington competition and was featured in concert at the International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
Mr. Sprott has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Hot Springs Music Festival, The American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and The Sphinx Symphony (Detroit). He has also performed with the St. Barts Music Festival and the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society.
Mr. Sprott was recently featured in the documentary film A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler
with actor Richard Dreyfuss and actress Kathleen Chalfant. He was also a performer in the film Rittenhouse Square
under the direction of Robert Downey, a documentary that played in major film festivals throughout the United States to critical acclaim. In September 2007, Mr. Sprott made his Carnegie Hall solo debut performing Lars Erik-Larsson's Concertino
in Weill Recital Hall at the invitation of the Bulgarian Consulate. Performances and interviews with Mr. Sprott have been seen and heard on PBS' Great Performances
, NPR's Performance Today
, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
In demand as a soloist and masterclass clinician, Mr. Sprott has been a featured guest artist at several of America's leading conservatories and universities. In addition to being on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music he is currently on the faculty at Mannes College (The New School for Music), Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and Juilliard's Music Advancement Program in New York City. Weston Sprott is an artist/clinician for the Antoine Courtois Instrument Company and Music In Reach. He performs exclusively on Courtois trombones and regularly plays the Legend AC420R.