John Ilika
1325 Claymore Drive, Garner NC, 27529
Instruments: Trombone
Styles: Classical
Levels: Advanced
Experience: 30 years
Rate: $75 / hr
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Personal Statement
As a free lance trombonist around Philadelphia from 1985-2000 I learned how to succeed in the greater musical world. As the Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Symphony (since 2001) I can demonstrate the highest level of musicianship. Along with a tremendous amount of playing experience, I have taught at all levels including community music schools through college. Schools included: Lehigh University, Moravian College, Community College of Philadelphia, West Chester University (PA), University of Delaware and since 2010 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. At UNCSA I can offer hard won experience and first class direction for trombonists seeking to survive in a competitive musical world.
Education / Training
Main Teachers: Henry Charles Smith, Fred Nyline, Charles Vernon, Eric Carlson, Joe Alessi.

Main Schools: Luther College, B.A. 1981 Music Education
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1984-85.

Selected positions held:
Principal Trombone, NC Sym., 2001 - present.
Principal Trombone, Pennsylvania Ballet, 1996-2000.
Principal Trombone, Delaware Symphony, 1985-2001.
Principal Trombone, Reading Symphony (PA), 1991 - 1998.
Eastern Music Festival, 1994 - 2006.
Philadelphia Brass (Quintet), 1991 - 2000.
Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo (Venezuela), 1981 - 1984.
Many other organizations


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