About Alex Heck
Trombone Shop Manager & Specialist
Alex Heck has 14 years of experience as a trombone and low brass player. Currently living in the Twin Cities, Alex received a bachelor’s degree in Trombone Performance from Concordia University under Dr. Nat Dicky and a master’s degree in trombone performance from Boise State University in 2019 under the teaching of Dr. Sarah Paradis. In addition to freelance playing and personal composition and recording projects, Alex is principal trombone with the Twin Cities Brass Band and an active private teacher.
About Keith Hilson
Director of Low Brass Sales & Trombone Specialist
Keith Hilson holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Master of Music in trombone performance from the University of Minnesota. For the past 20 years, Keith has been performing as a freelance musician and music educator. Now based in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and two children, Keith has completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (ABD) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities under Professor Tom Ashworth and currently performs with jazz, Latin and classical ensembles throughout the Twin Cities. Keith had been Manager of the Trombone Shop at Schmitt Music since 2015, and is currently the Director of Sales for the brass instrument category.
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