Eastman Trombone Studio

Eastman Summer Trombone Institute

The Eastman Summer Trombone Institute (ESTI) has been in existence since 2005. This week-long event usually takes place in late July into early August. It provides high school, college, young professional and even adult amateur trombonists with an opportunity to perform and learn together. Each day of the Institute includes a group warm-up, a master class, a trombone quartet coaching, a special topics demonstration/discussion (issues such as orchestral section playing, improvisation, doubling,  career goals, audition strategies, etc.) trombone choir rehearsal and usually some type of evening concert or event. Guided by Eastman faculty and alumni, ESTI prides itself on providing a positive, collaborative  environment where each individual is challenged to be his or her best self.

Larry Zalkind, Professor of Trombone