Trey Pollard

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Guitar

Department of Music

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Trey Pollard is a guitarist, composer and arranger based in Richmond, VA with a toe in many different genres, from jazz to indie rock and contemporary classical music. As a guitarist, Trey has toured extensively in the US and Europe and performed with artists such as Foxygen, Natalie Prass, Steve Wilson, Rene Marie, Joe Locke, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Helado Negro, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Lola Kirke, and Laetita Sadier (Stereolab). As an arranger/orchestrator he’s written for artists like Mandy Moore, Bedouine, Faye Webster, Natalie Prass, The Waterboys, Foxygen, Matthew E. White and Helado Negro and recorded/conducted his arrangements in studios located in Richmond, New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and London. Trey is also co-owner of Spacebomb Group, a production company, management company and record label based in Richmond. He released his first solo album of classical chamber music compositions called Antiphone in November of 2018.

Trey is also the owner/founder of Straight Ahead Samples, which creates cutting-edge sampled sound libraries.

In 2022 VCU Music Prof. Rex Richardson commissioned Trey to compose the trumpet concerto The More They Stay The Same, which was premiered with the Richmond Symphony, conducted by VCU Music professor Daniel Myssyk.

Here is a recent video of Trey as arranger/orchestrator/conductor/contractor.

Trey received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from VCUarts Music.