New York City based bass trombonist, Owen Caprell, enjoys a far reaching musical career. Versed in a wide range of styles, you can find Owen in chamber ensembles, orchestras, big bands, new music ensembles, and pit orchestras. During the day you might hear him inspiring up-and-coming musicians in class room and private lesson settings. Locally, Owen regularly performs with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and The Chelsea Symphony. Both ensembles are based locally in Manhattan, and strive to bring world class music to their respective communities. In May 2019 Owen had the pleasure of being a guest soloist with The Chelsea Symphony, performing Eric Ewazen’s Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Piano. He has performed new music with NYC based ensembles Contemporaneous, and The Dream Unfinished including Jeremy Schonfeld’s multimedia rock opera Iron and Coal, and Huang Ruo’s The Sonic Great Wall, respectively. At the beginning of 2020, Owen joined Subtle Cheetah Brass Quintet just in time for the ensemble’s first call-for-scores performance, premiering works from female composers from around the world. Outside of New York City, Owen performs regularly with the Allentown Symphony, at the Paper Mill Playhouse, and with the band Mod Society.
As a music educator, Owen serves as a faculty member at the Dwight-Englewood School where he teaches private lessons, coaches brass sections, and co-teaches beginner band. Previously he has acted as teaching artist with the beginner band program at PS9, and with Project Music in Stamford, CT.
Owen lives in New York City with his wife, Rebecca, and their rescue dog, Marlon. When not playing trombone, he is likely to be found on his bike exploring new routes outside of the city, creating the next batch of “Good Boy Marlon’s Limoncello,” or simply enjoying time with friends and family.