A native of Colorado, Craig Mulcahy joined the National Symphony Orchestra trombone section in 2006. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Principal Trombone of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra for seven years. Formerly Mr. Mulcahy was second trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Previous orchestral engagements include Principal Trombonist of the Tulsa Philharmonic and second trombone in the Greeley Philharmonic. During his training at the Juilliard School in 1998, he won the first annual Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition. He also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. During the summers, Mr. Mulcahy has frequently performed in the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, WY, where he enjoys hiking its many trails.