A native of Los Angeles, Michael Seltzer has performed internationally in many of the world's major concert halls and festivals. As a freelancer, Mr. Seltzer enjoys the variety of music he encounters in New York, and has performed with many of that region's finer orchestras and ensembles, often in Carnegie Hall or at Lincoln Center. Ensembles include the Orchestra of St Luke’s, Metropolitan Opera, NY City Opera, American Composer’s Orchestra, American Symphony, and many others. Recent appearances have been accompanying icons such as Joe Zawinul, Marcel Khalifé, Branford Marsalis, members of Frank Zappa’s band and the stars of Monty Python. He has also performed extensively on Broadway.

Mr. Seltzer is a multiple-time Grammy award nominee with numerous ensembles in which he has been a performer, including 2004’s winning Broadway Cast Album for Bernadette Peters’ revival of 'Gypsy'. Recent tours have included New Zealand, Europe and Japan. Much of the recent international traveling and recording has been with Absolute Ensemble, the cutting-edge chamber orchestra, as their solo trombonist. Additionally, he has recorded for television and film, and has performed and recorded contemporary music with groups such as Bang-on-a-Can Marathon, and the ST-X Ensemble Xenakis. He has performed with the New York Collegium, New York's acclaimed baroque orchestra and also enjoys solo performance, appearing in recital at the Caramoor Festival's winter 'Artist Spotlight' series and for Lincoln Center’s ‘Meet-the-Artist’ series.

Mr. Seltzer has been a panelist for Chamber Music America's National Conferences and has been a guest clinician/lecturer at many esteemed institutions including UCLA, Princeton University, The Juilliard School, Indiana University at Bloomington and the Hochschulen für Music in Bremen and Stuttgart, Germany. He did doctoral work at New York University and received degrees from California State University, Northridge and Manhattan School of Music where he was a member of the inaugural class of their orchestral study and performance program. He has designed educational programs for Midori & Friends, the Fischoff Chamber Music Society, and the Manhattan Brass, of which he is a founding member.


Michael Seltzer - Trombone

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