Ramiro Cortez, Trombone

United States


Ramiro Cortez is a trombonist and educator living in New York City. A versatile musician, he has performed a wide variety of genres.

In the orchestral field, Ramiro has performed with symphony and opera orchestras both in the US and abroad, some of which include: Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Gateway Opera Music Society, and Collegium Musicium. As a chamber musician in brass quintets and trombone ensembles, he has performed at numerous venues throughout the US; and has been named a winner of the Fuchs Chamber Competition. Ramiro has also had a successful freelance career in central Texas, performing with big bands, combos, and brass bands in Austin and San Antonio. Cortez has had the privilege of performing at the American Trombone Workshop, CBDNA Conference, TMEA, Big 12 Trombone Conference, Texas State Trombone Symposium, Winter Trombone Workshop, and the International Trombone Festival.

Ramiro has had the privilege to perform with some greats of both the classical and jazz spectrum such as Denson Paul Pollard, Brian Hecht, Zack Bond, Marques Young, Tim Smith, Conrad Herwig, Michael Dease, Nate Kimball, Doug Lawrence, and Steve Houghton. As an educator, Ramiro has spent time teaching music in the programs at Seguin High School, Clemens High School, Vogel Elementary, Barnes Middle School, and Corbett Middle School, as well as privately throughout Texas.

Ramiro holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Texas State University, and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Ramiro’s primary teachers are Colin Williams, Martin McCain and Joe Miller.