A native of Plano, TX, Paul Jenkins is the Principal Trombonist of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since the 2014-2015 season. Prior to joining the NSO, Paul served one year as Acting Associate Principal of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has studied trombone at Northwestern University with Michael Mulcahy and at The Colburn School with Mark Lawrence. During his time in school at Northwestern, Paul was an active musician in Chicago performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under such notable conductors as Riccardo Muti and Kurd Masur. He has spent summers at the Spoleto Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West and the Tanglewood Music Center. Paul has been featured as a soloist as well, most notably in recital at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. An experienced and passionate chamber musician, he has performed with the Chicago-based new music ensemble Dal Niente and was a founding member of the award winning trombone quartet NU Bones. He tries to spend most of his free time on long walks with his wife, Anna, and their two dogs, Charlie and Dory.