Kirk Ferguson was named Assistant Principal Trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony in September, 2011. Prior to joining the MSO, he served as Principal Trombonist with the Spokane Symphony, Co-Principal Trombonist with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Associate Principal Trombonist with the Honolulu Symphony. He is also a former member of the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, PA. Kirk has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Akron Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Lincoln Center Festival and Clarion Brass Choir. He is a member of the Chicago Trombone Consort.
In addition to being an Associate Teacher of the Art of Practicing Institute, Kirk is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He received his Masters degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors degree from Duquesne University.
Kirk began studying meditation in graduate school. He is currently a student and meditation teacher in the Buddhist tradition. A native of Punxsutawney, PA, he currently lives in Mequon, Wisconsin with his wife Mary and their two dogs, Frank and Annie. Kirk is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist.