Ian Schwalbe is an up-and-coming American composer and trombonist from Alpharetta, Georgia. He is currently studying composition with John Fitz Rogers and Fang Man, and trombone with Michael Wilkinson at the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the UofSC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, where he has accompanied soloists such as Paul Jacobs, Natasha Paremski, and Martin Bakari. He has also been a member of the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.
As a contemporary composer, Ian enjoys writing works for a variety of chamber ensembles and brass ensembles. He has recently had chamber works performed at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine, where he worked with composers such as George Tsontakis, Stephen Cabell, and Matthew Quayle. Other works of his are frequently performed by the University of South Carolina Trombone Choir. He has recently performed at the Brass Institutes of America festival in Wichita, Kansas, and with the South Carolina Brass Band.