Trombone Faculty

SCOTT HARTMAN is Instructor of Trombone at the Yale University School of Music and a frequent guest clinician and teacher throughout the world. Scott’s performing career has been primarily as a chamber musician and soloist. He began his chamber music career as a member of the Empire Brass and now he performs and records regularly with numerous ensembles including Proteus7, Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Yale Brass Trio and Four of a Kind. Also, Scott often performs as a soloist with piano and with large ensembles.
Carl Lenthe thumbnail CARL LENTHE, a professor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, was trained in his hometown public school music program and at the Curtis Institute of Music. He was Principal-Trombonist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and with the Bamberg Symphony and has performed in many of the world’s leading orchestras. As a trombone soloist, he won first prize with special distinction at the international competition “Prague Spring” and has appeared as soloist with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Prague Symphony, and others. His solo CD, “Timeless Trombone Tales” (Summit Records DCD-354) has met with critical acclaim in the trombone world. He lives in Bloomington with his wife Martha, a teacher and life-long learner. Together, they enjoy following the paths and passions of their four children and have recently taken up grandparenting.
JOSEPH MARTIN is Director of the Lamont Wind Ensemble and coordinates the Wind Chamber Program at the Lamont School of Music, has appeared as guest conductor of the Denver Concert Band and Denver Municipal Band, serves as Chair of the Brass and Percussion Department at the Lamont School of Music where he is professor of trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. He performs and has recorded with the Denver Brass as principal trombonist/euphonium. Additionally, Dr. Martin has recorded with the High Altitude Trombone Quartet and the Aries Brass Quintet. He has toured the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and recently Japan, and performs with the Colorado Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, and the Cheyenne Symphony.
Larry Zalkind thumbnail LARRY ZALKIND is Professor of Trombone at the University of Utah. While pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan, he won the Principal Trombone position for the Utah Symphony, a position he has held since. Larry took leave from Utah during the 09/10 season to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal. Since 1990, he has played extensively as a member of the Summit Brass and has performed and recorded with the symphonies of Chicago, Atlanta, Boston St. Louis, and the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan. Larry has released three solo CD’s on the Summit Records label, Larry Zalkind Plays Baroque Music on the Trombone; Encore! features encores for trombone and piano; and Lost in the Stars, which features the music of Bernstein, Sondheim, and Weil, working with some of LA’s finest jazz musicians. As Yamaha Artist, Larry has been heavily involved with the Yamaha Corporation in the design of a new large-bore tenor trombone and alto trombone, both of which he currently plays.
trombone thumbnail SCOTT BEAN is currently Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. In addition, Mr. Bean is on the faculty at the Yale School of Music, Norfolk Chamber Festival as a teacher and artist. He enjoys a busy playing schedule as a freelance musician, on the east coast, throughout the Mid-West and West and has performed with the Goodspeed Opera House, Orchestra New England, The Hartford, Springfield, New Haven, Colorado, Boston, La Crosse Symphonies, the Boulder Philharmonic, The Connecticut Opera, The Coast Guard Academy Band and the Denver Brass to name a few. Considered a highly sought after interpreter of new music, Scott has premièred new works at festivals and concerts nationwide. As a soloist, Scott has been a guest soloist for many University and Wind Ensembles and Orchestras. Scott is the proud recipient of the prestigious Bessie Pappas Scholarship at New England Conservatory where he is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. He has had the privilege of studying with Norman Bolter, Ronald Borror, Joseph Alessi and John Swallow. As a member of the Freelance and Talcot Brass Quintets, Scott has had the opportunity to play and give masterclasses at many major universities in the United States. Scott Bean has recorded on the Mode, Ashmont Records, Redeye, Innova and Novisse labels and is an S.E. Shires Trombone Artist.

Bass Trombone

JOHN LOFTON began his professional career as bass trombonist with the State Orchestra of Mexico then moved to Hawaii to perform with the Honolulu Symphony. He later became the bass trombonist of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, where he has performed for the bulk of his professional career. He began his new appointment as the Philharmonic’s bass trombonist in August 2008. Lofton has toured and recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra and performed with the San Francisco Symphony. In addition to appearing on several recordings, Lofton has produced both solo and chamber recordings.