Steven Frank

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Steven Frank


Steve Frank is an American educator, trombonist and arranger.

He has studied as a trombone performance major at the doctoral level at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., and holds a M.M. in Music Performance from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, and a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam, New York.

Mr. Frank retired from the West Genesee Central School District, Camillus, NY, where he was responsible for the band program at Stonehedge and East Hill elementary schools as well as directing the West Genesee High School Jazz Band. In addition to his teaching duties at Syracuse University, Steve is a member of the adjunct music faculty at Onondaga Community College, where he directs the OCC Jazz Band. Since 2003, he has worked as the Education Program Director for the internationally acclaimed Syracuse Jazz Fest, Frank Malfitano, Executive Director. Among his many awards and honors, Steve was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY) Hall Of Fame as the 2010 Music Educator of the year. In 2006, he received a special award granted by International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) in recognition of his “outstanding contributions” and “tireless dedication and leadership” in promoting and facilitating scholastic jazz education in Central New York, and in 2002, he was honored to be named an “Outstanding Music Educator in the field of Instrumental Music- Band” by the musicians of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Steve received the Onondaga Community College Faculty Appreciation Award in 2001, in recognition of his “outstanding and dedicated service to the college”.

As a free-lance professional trombonist, Steve has performed and recorded with groups as diverse as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Concert Band (Leonard B. Smith, director), the rock band La La Land, and a host of jazz and swing bands. He is also a published composer and arranger, with compositions for elementary concert band (Alfred Music Publishing) and for trombone (Kagarice Brass Editions). His instrumental music supplement series, The Good Book (Frankenbush Publishing), has been used for years by music teachers across New York State. Steve’s composition Variations on Barnacle Bill, the Sailor has been performed and recorded by trombonists from around the world, including Charlie Vernon, bass trombonist with the Chicago Symphony.

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