Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profile

Ignacio del Rey, M.M.

Guest Lecturer, Trombone

On Faculty since 2023

Ignacio del Rey has played with Tower Brass since 2017. He began his musical studies in 1997 and went on to enroll at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Salamanca (Spain) under Professor Rubén Prades, earning the Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Trombone) and was awarded an Honorable Mention in the End of Degree Exam. In June 2010, he was accepted to the Barenboim-Said Academy of Orchestral Studies in the studios of Professor Martin Reinhardt and Professor Tomer Maschkowski. In addition, he had the privilege to study privately with Francisco J. Rosario Vega.

Professor del Rey received both his Master of Music in Trombone Performance and his Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies from the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University, where he studied with Jay Friedman and Reed Capshaw.  While studying at Roosevelt, Ignacio was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Since 2015, he has performed frequently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In November 2019, he toured with the Orchestra to New York, playing at Carnegie Hall under Riccardo Muti’s Baton. He can also be heard playing second trombone on the CSO-Resound CD's “Shostakovich: Sym. 13” and “Cavalleria Rusticana."

del Rey has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Castile & Leon Symphony Orchestra, Granada Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville.   He was the featured soloist with the Fox Valley Orchestra and Maestro Stephen Squires on the Concertino by Ferdinand David and iis the Principal Trombone of the Opera festival of Chicago and member of Tower Brass Ensemble. He is on the Artist Faculty and the Program Director of Ensembles at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Professional Diploma, Orchestral Studies

Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
M.M. Trombone Performance.

Castile & Leon Conservatory of Music Salamanca, Spain

Orchestral Studies Academy of Barenboim-Said, Seville, Spain

University of Salamanca
B.S. Computer Science