Michael Maier


Michael Maier is the Principal Trombone in the Boise Phil. He is also 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, Colorado Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Oregon 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. He has also played with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

Maier is an active music educator. He guest taught the trombone and euphonium studio at Boise State University in fall 2015 and 2018. In 2015 he was a guest with the Mirari Brass Quintet, giving recitals and masterclasses around the country. He has been on the faculty of the music camp Young Musicians and Artists in Salem, OR since 2017. He taught at the Reaching Heights Summer Music Camp in 2018 in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, OH.

He was a fellow in the Zurich Opera’s Academy program in 2007-08. 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 lives in Boise with his wife Lindsay, who is a violist with the Boise Phil.