Pre-College Trombone

June 24 - 30, 2018

This program, for senior high trombonists, provides the opportunity to develop advanced technical and interpretive skills in a variety of musical styles and genres through masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber ensembles and private practice time. Students are exposed to a wide range of repertoire and learn about diverse facets of trombone literature and performance practice. New to the program this year, trombone students will have the opportunity to perform in brass quintets, trombone choir, and a brass choir coached by ISYM faculty members as part of the ISYM Pre-College Academy. Trombonists will also participate in a daily brass chamber seminar with all ISYM brass faculty to cultivate brass chamber performance skills.

Here is what a typical day in the Pre-College Trombone program will look like:

  • 8:15-9:15 am:  Warm-Up/ Master Class
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Trombone Choir
  • 10:45-11:45: Pre-College Chamber Music hour (brass quintets and brass choir)
  • Noon- 1:00: lunch
  • 1:15- 2:15 pm: Small Ensemble rehearsal
  • 2:30- 3:30 pm: Individual Practice
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Brass Chamber Music Seminar
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
  • 10:30 pm- lights out

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Program Faculty Artist
Elliot Chasanov, The University of Illinois

Now in his third decade at the University of Illinois, Elliot Chasanov was appointed Professor of Trombone with permanent tenure in 1991. As a soloist, Chasanov has presented recitals in many of the world's most prestigious venues including The Royal Academy of Music in London and Warsaw's Frederic Chopin College of Music. In December 2001 he was featured as trombone soloist with the Polish National Philharmonic-Bialystok and presented a solo recital in Florianka, Krakow's famed chamber concert hall. Read more about Professor Chasanov here.