Trombonist Aaron Zalkind is an orchestral musician, chamber musician and educator living in Boulder, Colorado. Zalkind has been a member of several music festivals throughout the United States, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Texas Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute. Aaron has also performed with a number of professional ensembles, including the Colorado Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Breckenridge Music Festival and the Boulder Philharmonic. In 2019, Aaron was awarded second prize at the Zellmer trombone competition, as well as two first prize awards at the International Women’s Brass Conference competitions. Zalkind also took first prize at the University of Colorado Honor’s competition in 2018. An avid chamber musician, Aaron was a member of the Juilliard Trombone Quartet, who in 2016 took first prize at the American trombone workshop in Washington D.C.. Aaron holds a doctorate from the University of Colorado, a master's degree from the Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. His primary mentors include William Stanley, Joseph Alessi, Peter Ellefson and Larry Zalkind.