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Kevin R. Dombrowski

Trombone Instructor


Eastman School of Music, BM ‘12
Yale School of Music, MM ‘14


Kevin R. Dombrowski is currently the Adjunct Professor of Trombone at Valparaiso University and teaches throughout the Chicagoland area. He currently plays Second Trombone with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Upon completion of his Masters degree from Yale University, he played Assistant Principal trombone with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra in Sarajevo, Bosnia and then Principal Trombone with the SONG Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, Korea. He has played with the West Virginia Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Evansville Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra among others. Kevin has has also had many musical arrangements published through Cherry Classics and continues to produce more arrangements for various brass ensembles. Aside from music, you can find him playing ice hockey and golf in his free time.


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“I was a student at Merit for six years when I was younger. I am forever grateful for the teachers and mentors who helped me become the person and musician that I am today. That is why I aspire to pass on those same lessons through my career as a teacher and trombonist.”