Chad Arnow, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the DPO as its bass trombonist in 2000.
Although he originally wanted to play trumpet, serendipitous tardiness to the band signup meeting in fourth grade resulted in his being asked to play trombone instead (too many trumpets!). But he also performs on tenor trombone, euphonium and tuba. All of his degrees—Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate—are in Trombone Performance from the CCM.
In addition to his duties with the DPO, Chad has performed and/or recorded many times with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and others. An avid chamber musician, he is a member of the Carillon Brass, Dayton Philharmonic Brass Quintet, University of Dayton Faculty Brass Quintet, and the Elysian Trombone Consort.
He also has over 100 performances of touring Broadway shows under his belt, including Wicked, The Lion King, A Chorus Line, and Irving Berlin’s A White Christmas.
Chad joined the faculty of the University of Dayton in 2014, serving as Artist in Residence in Trombone and Brass Area Coordinator. He also maintains a private studio of over 25 middle- and high-school students.
Chad lives in West Chester with his wife, Jody, and children Nate and Gracie.