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Trombone Faculty


Each of our voice teachers have unique strengths and special qualities that create supportive and encouraging learning environments.


Altin Sencalar

Master of Music, Jazz Vocal Performance
Level II Certified in Somatic Voicework (tm) - The Lovetri Method
Performing Artist/Songwriter

Between composing original music, educating the next generation, recording albums, and performing for sold out venues, Altin Sencalar remains in high demand. Highlighted performances include being featured as a guest artist with the US Army Blues, opening for the OJs and Chaka Khan, and playing at the Music for All festival as a Yamaha performing artist. Altin has received prizes for national and international competitions such as the American Trombone Workshop, the International Trombone Association, and Downbeat Magazine's Student Music Awards. As an educator, Altin is regularly selected as a competition judge, workshop clinician, and low brass instructor. His private students boast a track record of 100% placement in their All-Region competitions. In addition to the release of his original debut album, "Introducing Altin Sencalar", his salsa arrangements have been featured in festivals and recordings across the country. Altin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. He now serves as the Jazz Studies graduate assistant to Michael Dease and Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University. Altin proudly endorses Giddings mouthpieces, Earasers earplugs, and represents Yamaha as a performing artist.

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Eddie Codrington

Master of Music, Vocal Performance
Over 12 years private teaching experience
Performer of Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre

Aksel’s grandfather introduced weightlifting to him at an early age, so it’s no surprise that he went on to compete nationally. He approaches his own training with patience and resolve and brings that same attitude to his clients.