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SU Faculty Member Holds Trombone Clinic for LHS Students
Friday, May 20, 2016
Steven Frank, an instructor of music at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music, recently stopped by Liverpool High School to conduct a clinic with Liverpool High School trombone players. During his visit, Frank shared advice on how students can take care of their instruments and tips to improve their trombone-playing skills.
In addition to his position at SU, Frank also is a member of the adjunct music faculty at Onondaga Community College where he directs the OCC Jazz Band. Since 2003, he has served as the education program director for the Syracuse Jazz Fest and was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY) Hall of Fame as the 2010 Music Educator of the Year.
As a freelance professional trombonist, Frank has performed and recorded with groups as diverse as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Concert Band, the rock band La La Land, and a host of jazz and swing bands.
He also is a published composer and arranger, with compositions for elementary concert band and trombone. For years music teachers across New York State have used his instrumental music supplement series The Good Book Vol. I & II, published by Frankenbush Publishing, in their classrooms.
Prior to teaching at SU and OCC, Frank was a music teacher in the West Genesee and Liverpool Central School Districts.