The Cleveland Trombone Seminar (clevelandtromboneseminar.org) will be held this summer June 10-16, 2012. This seminar is geared toward undergraduate and graduate level trombonists, who are aspiring to become professional musicians. Faculty member for 2012 - Shachar Israel (Assistant Principal Trombone, the Cleveland Orchestra; Trombone Professor, Cleveland State University, Seminar Director), Haim Avitsur (Trombone Professor, West Chester University and Queens College; Soloist and Chamber Musician) and Mark Lusk (Trombone Professor, Penn State; Soloist and Clinician). Pianist Samantha Biniker, and trombonists Jason Smith and Edward Zadrozny will assist the 2012 “CTS” faculty.
During the weeklong session, students at the Cleveland Trombone Seminar (CTS) will enjoy private lessons and coachings with leading faculty members. They will perform throughout the week in master classes and in a final concert as soloists and in chamber groups. The seminar will also feature solo recitals given by our faculty and guest clinicians. Understanding that many factors lead to great and consistent performances, CTS will hold clinics with professionals in the Feldenkrais and Wellness fields. These professionals will offer advice concerning form, increased progress through correct practice, performance anxiety, and much more. The clinics will be given by professionals in the fields of meditation and well being, as well as Feldenkrais. Samantha Basford (Feldenkrais), David Brockett (Wellness) and Dr. Birch Browning (Education) will present clinics in their fields. Please see "CTS" Homepage for a complete listing of our guests as well as more information about our wonderful faculty members.
Enrollment and registration for Cleveland Trombone Seminar (CTS) is now open for participants and auditors. For detailed information regarding activities and events for participants/auditors, please visit the “At the Seminar” page. www.clevelandtromboneseminar.org
Acceptance to the seminar for participants is by a recorded audition. Eligible applicants must be undergraduate, or graduate level tenor and bass trombonists. In some cases CTS may accept others as participants based on playing level and the recommendations. (See application page)
Auditors are not required to submit an audition tape (Students, educators and trombone-enthusiasts may audit masterclasses, clinics, recitals, chamber coachings, warm up sessions and Daily-Routine classes). Auditors need to register by contacting Kate Bill at the Department of Music At Cleveland State University (please see contact information below).
Applicants interested in participating should submit an audition CD or DVD (ONLY) to be received by March 31, 2012. Recordings should include 1 solo work, or a complete movement of a concerto (unaccompanied) and 3 Orchestral Excerpts in contrasting characters. Audition recordings may NOT be edited within the solo work or within each excerpt. Please make sure to write your name legibly on the submitted recording. With their recording, applicants should complete and mail an application form (you may also email this form to email@example.com
). On a separate sheet, please provide a brief description of your musical background (you may also attach this sheet to your emailed application form as a PDF file).
Applicants must also submit a recommendation letter by their teacher, or another professional musician, who can speak to their level of playing and commitment.www.clevelandtromboneseminar.org