Michael Wilkinson has just joined the faculty at USC. He has spent the last six years as a Trombone and Jazz Studies professor at the University of Central Florida. In Orlando, he performed with the Brass Band of Central Florida, the Orlando Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, and the UCF Jazz Professors. His first solo jazz CD, "Wait for Me!,” was recently released through Random Act Records. He can also be heard as a featured jazz soloist on the recent Brass Band of Central Florida CD release, “15,” and can also be heard on Flying Horse Record’s, “En Plein Air” and "Do That Again." Wilkinson has recently become an S.E. Shires Trombone Artist. He plays tenor trombone, bass trombone, alto trombone, F contrabass trombone, and euphonium.