Phil Ostrander is Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and also holds the position of Principal Trombone in the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Prior to his work at Eau Claire, held faculty positions SUNY Geneseo (New York) and Bethany College (Kansas). Dr. Ostrander has degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory. Dr. Ostrander has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under John Williams, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Kansas City Symphony. He has also performed with popular chamber ensembles Rhythm and Brass and Burning River Brass. An accomplished jazz trombonist, Dr. Ostrander has collaborated with jazz artists Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi and Rich Beirach. He has recorded on Sony Classical with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Naxos with the IRIS Orchestra. Dr. Ostrander is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer Musical Instrument Company.