Richard Stout joined the trombone section of The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 2000-2001 season. He was a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 2000, serving as principal trombone from 1998 to 2000 and second trombone from 1988 to 1998. He has also been principal trombone of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and was a faculty member of the Eastern Music Festival for twelve years.
Mr. Stout was born in Chicago and raised in Texas. He studied at Rice University in Houston and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has performed as soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony and at the Eastern Music Festival. Mr. Stout joined the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2001. In addition to teaching trombone, he also serves as director of CIM brass ensembles. Mr. Stout is a founding member of the National Brass Virtuosi and a frequent recitalist with his wife, pianist Christina Dahl.