Kedrik Merwin has been director of music at Interlochen Center for the Arts since 2009. He has had a thirty-year career as an orchestral trombonist playing with the Augusta Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Augusta Opera, and many other orchestras throughout the southeast before accepting a position with the TSO in 2014.
He has taught trombone masterclasses in Portugal, Japan, China, Singapore and Norway. He has won awards for “experiential leadership” by North Carolina Outward Bound, and the Pam Smart award for “innovative and motivational teaching” from the Galloway School in Atlanta.
Dr. Merwin has been writing and presenting on the topic of creativity and collaboration, most recently, as a featured presenter at the Ireland International Conference on Education in the spring of 2015.
Dr. Merwin holds the degrees D.M.A. in trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music, M.M. in trombone performance from Northwestern University, and B.M. in trombone performance from St. Olaf College.