MM Northwestern University
BM Eastman School of Music
Arthur Linsner holds a Bachelor of Music degree (with Performer’s Certificate) from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. A student of Emory Remington and Frank Crisafulli, Mr Linsner has over 30 years of experience as a professional musician.
He has toured and recorded with the Woody Herman and Chuck Mangione orchestras and has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras. He has also performed with the Bolshoi, Joffrey and American Ballet Theatre orchestras as well as with Music of the Baroque and Ars Viva!.
Mr. Linsner has played in the pit for over 100 musical theatre productions including Les Miserables, The Producers, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. He has performed in orchestras accompanying numerous artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Harry Connick Jr.; and he has recorded radio and television commercials for over 200 companies such as United Airlines, Sears and McDonald’s.
The varied demands of a free-lance career have required Mr. Linsner to play most of the low brass instruments including tenor trombone, bass trombone, contrabass trombone, bass sackbut, bass trumpet, euphonium and tuba.
Mr. Linsner’s teaching credentials include 18 years as a part-time trombone instructor at Northwestern University. He is currently Instructor of Trombone at Northeastern Illinois University.