Kevin Hertlein is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland where he received a DMA in bass trombone performance. He earned a B.M. from Mars Hill College in 2009 and a M.M. from Colorado State University in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Kevin played in the Parris Island Marine Band and Quantico Marine Band from 2010 until 2018. His teachers include Dr. James Sparrow, Karl Johnson and Matthew Guilford. He currently teaches at the Community College of Baltimore College in Essex, Maryland.