Trombone Day slides onto campus April 5

Shachar Israel

Shachar Israel

Trombone Day, a free event sponsored by Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, in Bliss Hall.

Designed for high school and college students, the event includes a recital and master class featuring Dana students with guest clinician Shachar Israel, assistant principal trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra; a master class focusing on jazz techniques; and a recital featuring the Dana School of Music Trombone Ensemble, the Dana School of Music Jazz Trombone Ensemble, and a trombone ensemble featuring all participants.

Trombone Day is free and open to the public. Musicians should bring their instruments. Parents are welcome. The event is hosted by Michael Crist, YSU professor of Trombone; John Olsson, adjunct faculty; and Sam Blakeslee, adjunct faculty, all in the Dana School of Music.

Shachar Israel joined the Cleveland Orchestra as assistant principal trombone during the 2009 Blossom Festival season. Previously, he was the principal trombone of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. From 2004 to 2008, Israel was the principal trombone of the Haddonfield (New Jersey) Symphony. He has performed in the Verbier and Spoleto festivals and in 2008 won the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Tenor Trombone Competition. He has been a guest of the Canadian Brass, with whom he has also recorded, and he has been a soloist with the New York City Jupiter Symphony Players. Israel earned a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

While registration is not required, for planning purposes, participants are encouraged to e-mail Crist at if they plan to attend. For more information, call 330-941-3636. Complimentary parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck.