Kirk Lundbeck received his Bachelor of Music in 1981 with an emphasis on trombone performance and continued his studies in trombone and instrumental conducting through 1983.
Kirk has performed with the Rockford Symphony, the Elgin Symphony and the Kishwaukee Symphony. He serves as Associate Principal Trombone for the Symphony of Oak Park/River Forest, Principal Trombonist with the Fox Valley Brass Band and serves as an extra with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Often sought after as an instructor, featured soloist and clinician, Kirk free lances throughout the Midwest, playing all forms of musical genre. He is the former lead trombonist with Dee Palmer’s Shenanigans Big Band and is one of the founding members of The Black Tie Jazz Trio which has performed regularly throughout Northern Illinois.
Kirk has been a member of the DeKalb Municipal Band for 48 years, served as Principal Trombone for 18 seasons and was selected as the new conductor of the DeKalb Municipal Band in 2012. In February of 2013, he was the first to be elected into the Sycamore High School Music Hall of Fame.