Halifax-based trombonist Shauna DeGruchy frequently performs as a soloist and in collaboration to create and present new music and interdisciplinary works. She is a founding member and co-artistic director of contemporary chamber ensemble Alkali Collective. She has commissioned and premiered several new Canadian pieces for her instrument, and as an emerging composer herself, she is currently writing her first EP for solo trombone with electronics.
Shauna has performed in several music festivals throughout Canada, including Sonic Boom, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Cate’s Park Concert Series, Surrey Fusion Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Shattering the Silence, Open Waters, and Halifax Jazz Festival. She has also performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Pops Symphony Orchestra on tour in Tokyo, Japan. In Summer 2021, she will be attending the Nief-Norf New Music Summer Festival as a performance fellow in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Shauna holds an undergraduate degree from Acadia University and a master’s degree from Université de Montréal. She is a trombone coach for the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble and teaches on faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.