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Tom  Pylinski

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Tom  Pylinski
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Johnson Center 120

Instructor of Applied Trombone and Euphonium

Education:

  • B.M. in Trombone Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music
  • M.M. in Trombone Performance from The University of Akron.

Experience

Thomas Edward Pylinski has studied with Edward Zadrozny, Steven Witser, Richard Stout, Harold Reynolds and John Marcellus. Today, Tom maintains an active career as a freelance trombonist and private music teacher in Northeast Ohio.

He is a member of the Akron Symphony, the Canton Symphony and the Youngstown Symphony. In addition, he is a substitute player with the Wheeling Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic, and the Roanoke Symphony, and has performed with several Ohio ensembles including the Cleveland Pops, Cleveland Philharmonic, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Red {an orchestra}, Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, Blossom’s Porthouse Theatre, Paragon Brass Quintet, Summit Choral Society and the Master Singers Chorale.

Tom has spent summers at Tanglewood, the Chautauqua Institution, in Colorado as a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra, and in Ohio where he is currently principal trombonist of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. He has performed with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, the Temptations, Randy Newman, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Todd Rundgren, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Womack, and Josh Groban. He has also performed in Canada and Europe as well as under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Tom is Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass and former director of the Jazz Ensemble at Malone University and has taught at Ashland University, the University of Akron, the Avon School of Music, and the Strongsville Academy of Music.  He has taught in the Ohio public school system and at the Ohio Music Education Association Convention in Columbus.  In addition to his performance and teaching posts, Tom serves on the literature review staff of the International Trombone Association Journal, where he has recently had published several reviews of works for trombone ensemble. He makes his home in Munroe Falls with his wife Janice, who is a music therapist.

Teaching Assignments

  • Applied Trombone
  • Applied Euphonium


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