Altin Sencalar

Altin S.

Lansing, MI

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Altin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

Altin Sencalar a Temple, Texas native started his musical education at the age of 9 originally playing the cello. At age 11, he picked up the euphonium, then the trombone and has had the fortune to have studied with some of the finest musicians today. The list includes Michael Dease, Mike Roylance, Andre Hayward, Martin McCain, Freddie Mendoza, Pete Rodriguez, Paul Deemer, Jeff Hellmer, John Mills, and John Fremgan. Along with excellent instructors, Altin has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with performers such as Bobby Shew, Chris Vadala, Marcus Printup, Andre Hayward, Doug Webb, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Dease, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and many others.

On the competition platform, Altin has received prizes and honors for both national and international competitions such as, The American Trombone Workshop, the International Trombone Association, Texas State Trombone Symposium Michael Rath Jazz Trombone Competition, Downbeat Student Music Awards, and being a Yamaha Young Performing Artist for the Low Brass Division. Along with national and international recognition, Altin remains as one of the most active musicians in Austin, TX and surrounding areas. Recently named one of the top 10 horn players in the 2016/2017 Austin Chronicles, "Austin Music Awards" Altin, had the pleasure of being apart of many original groups in Austin which include Latin Grammy nominated bands, Austin Chronicle Award winning bands, Recording Label artist, and nationally acclaimed groups such as Los Jazz Vatos, Riders against the Storm, Sergio y La Orkesta, La Mona Loca, Memphis Train Revue, The Pictures, Tortilla Factory, Rubeun Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, Big Band Tejano, Tiburon, Vintage 15, JazzBonez, NOW Jazz Orchestra, Tonic Big Band, Kris Kimura's Grande Wasabi Big Band, and many others.

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Experience

Jazz Studies Graduate Assistant
Aug 2017 - Present
Michigan State University

Graduate Assistant in the Jazz Department for the Jazz Trombone Studio. Supervised by Jazz Studies Director, Rodney Whitaker and professor, Michael Dease.

Low Brass Instructor & Clinician
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Taylor Middle School

low brass clinics, low brass lessons, and beginner lessons for 6ht graders.

Low Brass/ Jazz Instructor
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
Stony Point High School

Low Brass and Jazz Instructor at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, TX.

Low Brass Instructor & Guest Clinician
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Covington Fine Arts Academy

Low Brass instructor for 6th through 8th grade trombones & euphoniums.

Education

Masters of Music, Jazz Studies
Aug 2017 - Present
Michigan State University
Bachelors of Music, Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
University of Texas at Austin

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

University of Texas at Austin undergraduate travel award
Apr 2017
University of Texas at Austin
Downbeat Student Music award
Apr 2017
Downbeat
American Trombone Workshop Division 2 second place winner
Mar 2017
American Trombone Workshop/ US Army
Austin Music Awards Top 10 Horn Players
Mar 2017
The Austin Chronicle, Austin Music Awards
Yamaha Young Performing Artist
Feb 2017
Yamaha Music USA
Carl Fontana Jazz Solo Competition Finalist
Feb 2017
International Trombone Association
Michael Rath Jazz Solo competition 2nd place winner
Feb 2017
2017 Texas State Trombone Symposium
Rich Matteson Jazz Euphonium Competition Finalist
Jun 2016
International Tuba-Euphonium Association
University of Texas at Austin undergraduate travel award
Jun 2016
University of Texas at Austin
Eleanor Stribling Excellence in Jazz Studies undergraduate award
Apr 2016
University of Texas at Austin Jazz Studies Department
University of Texas at Austin undergraduate travel award
Mar 2016
University of Texas at Austin
American Trombone Workshop Division 1 winner
Mar 2016
American Trombone Workshop/ US Army
Michael Rath Jazz Solo competition 2nd place winner
Feb 2016
Texas State Trombone Symposium
Eagle Scout Award
Dec 2011
Boy Scouts of America

Affiliations

BMI
Oct 2016

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Dec 2015

Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.

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International Trombone Association
Aug 2012

The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2012

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Drum Corps International
Nov 2011

Drum Corps International is a cooperative association of its member and participating organizations: We seek to promote and inspire unparalleled excellence in music and performing arts throughout the world.

Boy Scouts of America
Jan 2005

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

Altin Sencalar at the Montreux Jazz Festival playing at the jam session on "A Night in Tunisia"
Altin Sencalar at the Elephant Room Monday night jam session soloing on "All the things you are"
Altin Sencalar soloing over "Stalemates"
The 2017 North Sea Jazz Festival International outdoor stage as a 
 featured soloist with the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra.
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