Originally from Los Angeles, NYC-based trombonist Michael Seltzer performs with a wide variety of artists & ensembles covering a diverse range of styles; including contemporary, classical, popular, world, and jazz. He has worked with artists including Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def, Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Bernadette Peters and David Byrne. He has performed internationally in many of the world's major concert halls and festivals, is on the faculty of Columbia University, and New York University (NYU) and has performed on and produced recordings which have received international critical acclaim. He is a multiple-time Grammy award nominee/winner with numerous ensembles, and has performed extensively on Broadway. He is solo trombonist for the cross-genre chamber orchestra-cum-rock band, Absolute Ensemble, as well as the Manhattan Brass, and has recorded and toured extensively with both groups. Orchestras include the Orchestra of St Luke’s, St. Paul Chamber, American Composer’s Orchestra, NY City Ballet & Opera, NY Pops, American Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, the Knights, and internationally from Sarajevo to Adelaide, Australia’s Symphonies.
Michael has recorded for television and ﬁlm, and is a champion of all kinds of contemporary music; he is Principal trombone of the American Composer’s Orchestra, and has performed and recorded with groups such as Bang-on-a-Can, Composers Concordance and the ST-X Ensemble Xenakis. He has performed with the New York Collegium and American Classical Orchestra; New York's acclaimed period orchestras, and also enjoys solo performance, appearing in recital at the Caramoor Festival's winter 'Artist Spotlight' series and for Lincoln Center’s ‘Meet-the-Artist’ series.
Mr. Seltzer has been a panelist for Chamber Music America's National Conferences and has been a guest clinician/lecturer at many esteemed institutions including The Juilliard School, Princeton University, the Curtis Institute, UCLA, Indiana University at Bloomington, Temple University, and the Hochschulen für Music in Bremen and Stuttgart, Germany among many others. He did doctoral work at New York University and received degrees from California State University, Northridge and Manhattan School of Music. Offstage, Mr. Seltzer is vitally involved in helping others successfully navigate projects and careers. In addition to teaching music lessons, coachings, & clinics, he is a community organizer, life coach, music advisor/administrator, producer, and small business & grant-writing consultant (focusing on not-for-profit sector). He has designed educational programs for Midori & Friends, the Aspen Music Festival & School, Fischoff Chamber Music Society, and the Manhattan Brass, of which he is a founding member.
Trombone &/or Euphonium instruction by World-Class Performing Artist & Educator, Michael Seltzer - Expert Advice and Coaching for all ages and abilities (novice through advanced professional) - lesson times and length can vary; shorter lessons for younger stu... Read More