Casey Maday
  • Instrument Principal, Trombone

Trombonist Casey Maday grew up in the small town of Antioch, IL and now is Principal Trombonist with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Before moving to Jacksonville Florida in June of 2018 he was the premier trombonist of Iowa holding tenured positions as Principal Trombone of Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as substitute Principal Trombone for the Quad Cities Symphony. As an active performer, he has worked with ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Sarasota Opera, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Omaha Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, and many others.  You can also regularly hear him performing for touring Broadway shows in the orchestra pit of the Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Recent performances include: Mean Girls, Aladdin, Sound of Music, Evita, Pippin, Cinderella, Lion King, Newsies, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, and more.

In March 2016, Mr. Maday performed the Concertino by Ferdinand David as well as Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor with the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Maday can be heard on the DVDs Symphony in Sculpture and Symphony in Sculpture II with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Power of Music DVD with Ethan Bortnick, Damian McGinty, and Jane Monheit.

He resides in Jacksonville with his wife Dr. Erin Bodnar.

Member of the Orchestra since


Most memorable experience with the Orchestra

One of my favorite Des Moines Symphony performances was Mahler's Second Symphony my first season. Amazing Music!

How I got started playing my instrument

I started on flute in third grade, I found one in my aunt's basement and taught myself. I switched to trombone in the fourth grade.

Favorite composer

Just about any from the Romantic era.

Favorite solo piece

Bach's Cello Suites

Other than classical music _____ is on my iPod

I listen to a wide variety of tunes from Classic Rock or Funk to Sea Shanties and more!