Sebastian Jerosch, Trombone Faculty
Born into a musical family—his father is a professional pianist—Sebastian grew up in East Berlin, former East Germany. He began studying piano at age 5 and later switched to the trombone receiving his first lessons from trombonists of the Komische Oper (Comic Opera) and Deutsche Staatsoper (German State Opera) in Berlin. He moved to the United States in 1992 and in 1994 was awarded a scholarship to study trombone performance at the Mannes College of Music. His teachers there included Per Brevig, principal trombonist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and David Taylor, New York based freelance recording artist. After graduating in 1997, he married and moved with his wife to Maine, her home state. Sebastian keeps an active performing schedule throughout the state ranging from engagements with the Portland and Bangor Symphonies, Portland Opera and Ballet orchestras, the Maine Chamber Ensemble, brass ensembles all the way to jazz gigs and shows at the Maine State Theatre.
Before joining the faculty at the Portland Conservatory in 2012, prior appointments at the University of Maine at Augusta (1998), Colby (2000) and Bates (2001) as instructor for trombone and lecturer illustrate an extensive teaching experience. He has continued to teach at all three institutions, has conducted many master classes and maintains a busy private studio. Sebastian also owns a small masonry business and he has recently completed studies for a Bachelor degree in Architecture at UMA. He lives in Yarmouth with his wife, their three children and several pets.