Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Jared Rodin, trombone

Jared Rodin


JARED RODIN Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Butler University, has been Principal Trombone of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra since 1985. He appeared as soloist in 2008 presenting Frank Glover's concerto "DIAX, in Two Parts". He had last appeared as soloist in 1993, premiering "Morph" by Ken Kugler. Active in commissioning and presenting new works, Jared has premiered two other works by Frank Glover, ("Remembrance" and "Welcome to the Skeleton Circus"), "Beneath the Surface" by Steve Allee and "Concerto" with wind ensemble by Stan Adams.

After first appearing as Guest Artist at the International Trombone Camp in Germany, he returned as guest in Italy and was subsequently named to the faculty where he appeared for the next ten years coaching, teaching and concertizing with some of the world's most prominent trombonists, including Joe Alessi, Ron Barron, Joe Burnam, Abbie Conant, Stuart Dempster, Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon and Jiggs Wigham.

Presently, Jared is serving as Acting Bass Trombone of the Indianapolis Symphony, and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, Chicago's Music of the Baroque and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Previously, he was bass trombonist of the Italian National Radio Orchestra in Turin.

He has performed under the batons of Kurt Masur, Kurt Sanderling, Raphael Fruebeck de Burgos, Riccardo Chailly, Jahja Ling, Donald Runnicles, Zdenek Macal, Kirk Trevor, Raymond Leppard, Mario Venzago, Jane Glover, Nicholas Kraemer, Gary Bertini, Igor Markevich, Jun Markl, Jerzy Semkov, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Osmo Vanska, Gunther Schuller, Peter Oundjian, Carlos Kalmar, Matthias Bamert, Gilbert Varga, Larry Rachleff and others.

Growing up in Chicago, Jared began his studies with a distant relative, Gerald Myrow and continued with Gerhart Schmeltekopf before going off to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he continued with Gene Stiman and Mel Jernigan, then of the St. Louis Symphony. Graduate studies at IU Bloomington brought him to the tutelage of Lewis Van Haney and Keith Brown, also at the Music Academy of the West, where he was honored with the "Outstanding Brass Player" award. He also counts among his mentors, Frank Crisafulli, Arnold Jacobs and Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony.

Jared has been Lecturer at Northwestern University, Visiting Lecturer at IU Bloomington and Instructor at Ball State and Purdue Universities. He has also presented masterclasses at Cincinnati College-Conservatory, University of New Mexico and Hochschule fur Musik in Trossingen, Germany.

No stranger to other musical idioms, Jared has toured and performed with a vast array of entertainers and jazz musicians including Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Who, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Charles Aznavour, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Barry Manilow, Mel Torme, Perry Como, Andy Williams and trombonists Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous and Kai Winding. Jared played in the great Indiana big bands of Jim Edison and Al Cobine, and currently performs with the Steve Allee Big Band. He has also played in many Broadway show pits, including this past January, where he went to Mexico City with Disney Theatricals' "The Lion King" . As a recording artist, Jared can be heard on the Music Heritage Society, Liscio, Archaeus, Delos, Fonit Cetra, Friggemall, Sea Breeze Jazz and Monarch Jazz labels.

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