Dr. Arthur Haecker is currently the Instructor of Trombone at East Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment to ETSU he was the Principal Trombonist of the Amman Symphony Orchestra, and the Amman National Conservatory’s low brass instructor. In addition to his teaching duties Dr. Haecker is the Principal Trombonist and Assistant Conductor of the Brass Band of Appalachia. He also performs regularly with the Knoxville Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony, and the Hendersonville Symphony. In the past Arthur has performed with such groups as the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, The Illinois Opera, and the Illinois Symphony. In addition, Arthur has participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Brevard Music Center, and the Southern Illinois Music Festival. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, Patrick Sheridan, and Christine Brewer. He also performed on the Grammy Award winning recording of William Bolcom’s “Songs for Innocence and Experience.” An accomplished chamber musician, Arthur is a founding member of the Chimera Trombone Quartet. He has been also a member of many brass quintets and choirs, including the Aurora Brass, the Converse Brass Quintet, the Arbor Brass, and the Old Capitol Brass.He formerly served on the faculties of Hillsdale College and Millikin University. Dr, Haecker received a BM from the Eastman School of Music, a MM from the University of Michigan, a DMA from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from Winthrop University.
A strong advocate for new music, Arthur has commissioned and premiered over a dozen works for the trombone both as a solo instrument and in chamber music. He has also been a featured soloist with orchestras and bands throughout the United States and the Middle East.
As a conductor Arthur is passionate about wind music. Prior to his appointment at ETSU he was the Director of Bands at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina where he directed the Wind Symphony, and the Jazz Ensemble. His interests in this field run from Civil War bands to the commissioning of new works for band. He has been a guest conductor at Illinois State University, The University of Massachusetts, Winthrop University, Northwestern High School (SC), and the Performing Arts Institute Summer Festival. Additionally Arthur is the former conductor of the University of Iowa Trombone Choir, and the Converse College Trombone Choir.
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