B.S. in Music Education, Florida A&M University
M.M. in Brass Performance, Florida State University
D.M. in Brass Performance, Florida State University
With an innate love for the arts, passion to perform, and drive to teach others, Dunwoody Mirvil is a world-traveled and well-versed trombonist from Miami, FL. For more than 20 years, he has honed his skills as an instrumentalist and educator, performing with various ensembles and sharing his knowledge of the trombone with musicians of all skill levels.
An active performer, Dr. Mirvil is currently the second trombonist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he performs regularly with multiple ensembles throughout North Florida and South Georgia, including the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Big Bend Orchestra. He has also been featured with the Tallahassee Winds, with which he was privileged to perform as a guest soloist several times. Recently, he performed as a featured soloist with the MCoE Army Brass Band of Ft. Benning, GA.
In addition to his regular appearances, he can be found performing on stage with the cabaret cover band, Tallahassee Nights Live. Through this experience, he has been able to showcase his range, playing music across a variety of genres that include jazz, R&B, gospel, and funk. Additionally, he had the unique opportunity to tour the U.S. and Japan as a cast member in the stage production, “Drumline Live,” an experience that allowed him to showcase his talents as a dynamic soloist for audiences in Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles, among others.
Currently, he instructs Southeastern University students in trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Prior to that, he was a doctoral teaching assistant in the Florida State University Trombone Studio, where he taught undergraduate trombonists, coached various brass ensembles, and served as a liaison between the professor and students. In 2016, he presented at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL., and has been a featured presenter over the past two years at the Florida Music Educators Conference in Tampa, FL.
Professor Mirvil is an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association, and a member of the International Trombone Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity of America, and more.