The Cleveland Trombone Seminar (CTS) is a week long intensive session designed to further the professional education of young trombonists pursuing a life in music. The seminar will provide ample performance opportunities in a positive learning environment. Under the direction of Shachar Israel, founder of Cleveland Trombone Seminar, the seminar features top guest artists who will be giving daily lessons, masterclasses, coachings and recitals.


    CTS also presents clinics concerning other aspects of music performance such as form, performance anxiety and optimal progress through correct practice. The clinics will be given by professionals in the fields of meditation and well being, Feldenkrais and education. Please visit our Faculty, Guests and Staff pages for more information.


    Many of our Participants and Associates receive scholarships to assist with tuition costs. We are very thankful for our friends and sponsors! We are also very grateful for our collaboration with Cleveland State University's Music Department, who has been hosting us since the seminar inception!