Edward Zadrozny joins the Cleveland Institute of Music faculty after having served as professor of trombone, a member of the Paragon Brass Quintet and Chairman of the Brass Section at The University of Akron for the past 35 years. A native of Northeast Ohio, Mr. Zadrozny holds degrees in music from The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois. He has studied trombone with Ernest Miller, Merritt Dittert, Allen Kofsky, Louis Van Haney, Jack O. Evans, Milt Stevens and Robert Gray. Additionally, Mr. Zadrozny also received training as a fellow at The Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood (1974).
In addition to being the former principal trombone of both the Akron Symphony Orchestra (1978-2007) and The Naples Philharmonic (1986-1991), Mr. Zadrozny has also spent one season as a substitute member with The Philadelphia Orchestra (1985-86). He presently serves as the “first call” substitute trombonist with The Cleveland Orchestra, a designation he has enjoyed since 1978. Mr. Zadrozny has toured and recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, Pro Musica (Columbus), The Detroit Concert Band, The Cleveland Symphonic Winds and the Blossom Festival Band.
Mr. Zadrozny’s prior teaching experiences include Lawrence University (Conservatory of Music), The National Music Camp at Interlochen, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and the International Trombone Association Workshop.
Ed Zadrozny can be heard performing with the High Anxiety Bones on their CD entitled “Too Scared to Play” (Albany Records).
Mr. Zadrozny is a Trombone Artist/Clinician for Conn-Selmer.
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