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Phillip A. Ostrander

Dr. Phillip A. Ostrander

Associate Professor of Music

D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
M.M., Applied Trombone, New England Conservatory
M.M., Wind Conducting, New England Conservatory
B.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Academic Areas: Applied trombone, Brass techniques
Conductor: Trombone Ensemble & Symphony Band.

Dr. Phillip A. Ostrander
239 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-4156

Phil Ostrander is Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone and trombone ensemble.  Dr. Ostrander completed his doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Ostrander received master's degrees in both trombone and wind conducting from the New England Conservatory, as well as a bachelor's and Performer's Certificate from Eastman.  He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the popular chamber group Burning River Brass Ensemble. Currently, he is a member of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee under Michael Stern and also Principal Trombone of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.  An accomplished jazz trombonist, Dr. Ostrander has collaborated with jazz artists Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi and Rich Beirach.  He teaches jazz at the Shell Lake Arts Camp in northern Wisconsin.  He has recorded on Sony Classical with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Naxos with the IRIS Orchestra.  Dr. Ostrander is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer Musical Instrument Company.

Related Links:
UW-Eau Claire Bands
Band Handbook
Trombone Summit
Trombone Ensemble - July, 2013 Performance at Twins Game (Video)
Trombone Ensemble - October, 2007 Performance at Twins Game (Video)