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Mal Layne

New York City – based trombonist and composer Mal Layne is a graduate student at the Juilliard School, where she studies trombone with Mr. Joe Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. She performed as a semifinalist recently in the Michel Becquet International Trombone Competition, in Luxembourg in April 2023. She received her Honors Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from Idaho State University in 2022, where she directed and composed music for her jazz sextet and performed as a scholarship soloist. These days, she can often be found practicing, running, rock climbing, meditating, composing, working out, or reading books.