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Peter Ellefson

Professor of Music (Trombone)

Contact Information:

ellefson@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9054
East Studio Building, JS208

Department

Brass

Education
  • M.M., Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1985
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Linfield College, 1984
Biography

Trombonist Peter Ellefson performs frequently with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. In chamber music settings he has performed with the Canadian Brass, Proteus 7, Chicago Chamber Musicians and the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet. A member of the Seattle Symphony for 10 years, Ellefson performed and recorded on alto and tenor trombone, bass trumpet, and tenor tuba, while also serving as the principal trombonist for Seattle Opera's numerous productions of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

In addition to holding the rank of Professor of Music at Indiana University, Mr. Ellefson has also taught at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University and the Alessi Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has also taught at the University of Costa Rica and The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. He is on the Board of Advisors for the International Trombone Association.