Jay Crone joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1994 and is Principal Trombone of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia, South America and at the American Trombone Workshop and Southeast Regional Horn and Tuba/Euphonium Workshops. Crone has also been a collaborative pianist in recitals throughout the United States, including performances with former members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and current members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Florida Orchestra, among others. Crone holds degrees from the University of Southern California, Yale University, and California State University at Fresno.