Denson Paul Pollard has been a bass/tenor trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2007, and prior to that was the bass trombonist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic from 2001 to 2007. He was awarded a Doctorate of Musical Arts in performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. Currently, he is a faculty member of Montclair State University and the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. He has been a featured soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the West Point Military Academy Band. He was a member of the PMF Orchestra in 1995, and this is his fifth appearance with PMF as a faculty member.