Michael Maier


Principal Trombone, Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra

Michael Maier is currently Acting Associate Principal Trombone with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and has been playing with the HSO since 2012.

Maier has performed in a wide variety of groups, including the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Chicago Symphony, and the Tonhalle Orchestra. Since 2014, he has played Principal Trombone for the McCall Summer MusicFest.

Maier is widely in demand both as a performer, and as a music educator. In 2017 he joined the faculty of the music camp Young Musicians and Artists in Salem, OR. In the Fall of 2015 he guest taught the trombone and euphonium studio at Boise State University and played in the Mirari Brass Quintet, giving recitals and masterclasses around the country.

In 2007-2008 he was a fellow in the Zurich Opera’s Academy program.  As a member of this program, he performed extensively with the Zurich Opera Orchestra.  He earned his Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in 2007 and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School in 2011.

Maier is a native of Cleveland, OH and now lives in Boise where his wife, Lindsay, is a violist with the Boise Philharmonic.  He also played the 2017-18 season as acting Second Trombone with the Boise Philharmonic.