SKySWiM 
Arnie Stanton is SKySWiM
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Performed with:
 
Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.
Culver City Symphony
Beach Cities Symphony
Peninsula Symphony
The Los Angeles Latvian Men's Choir
The Straight Ahead Jazz Society
Cypress Pops Orchestra
Moravian Church Trombone Choir, Downey, CA
CSULB Trombone Choir
Lyric Opera of Los Angeles
Bellflower Symphony
Peninsula Symphonic Winds
Butterfield Brass Quintet (AKA, "The Weiss Guys," West Los Angeles)
 Peninsulans 
Dan Walker Jazz Band
Big Band Express
Gene Manson Trombones
South Bay Bones
Numerous one-shot concerts and gigs
 
Recently "music coached" by:

Mike Hoffman (Principal Trombonist, Pacific Symphony and San Diego Symphony)

Formerly Studied with:

Dan Platus (Jazz Piano Protégé of Paul Smith)
 
Jeff Reynolds (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Bob Sanders (Pacific Symphony)
Robert Simmergren (Long Beach Symphony
)
 Norm Flemming (Professor of Music, California State University, Northridge)
 Paul Keen (Stan Kenton, Don Ellis Jazz bands, Music Director, Holiday on Ice)
Bill Booth (First Trombone, Los Angeles Opera)

Hal Diner (First Trombone, Academy Awards Orchestra, Benny Goodman Orchestra)
 Brian Chung (MA Piano Performance, Guildhall School of Music, London)
 Debbie Johnson (MA Piano Performance, California State University, Long Beach, CA)
Emily Yerbury (Juillard Graduate School of Music, NYC, Voice & Drama Professor, Julius Hart College of Music)
Lisa Semko (Ray Conniff Singers, studied with Karen Carpenter, and she soloed at Karen's  funeral)
Lisa Haley ( GRAMMY Nominee, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music, my first vocal teacher)
Karl Rashkes (my first trombone teacher, Madison Jr. High, North Hollywood, CA)
 Dean Stewart (Boston Symphony, Alhambra Radio Orchestra Conductor, my 1st piano teacher, my grandfather)

Other Composers Worked With:

Kevin Miller (guitar, vocals)
Anchor Mejans (vocals)
Douglas Rich (vocals)
Curtis Hildebrand (guitar, vocals)
 Duane Abner (vocals, keyboards)
 Tim Fluharty (synthesizers, digital samplers)
 
Other Experiences:
 
Director/Trombonist of the Marineland Band
Principal Trombonist,
Peninsula Symphony 
Principal Trombonist,
Beach Cities Symphony
Trombonist, Compton Civic Symphony
 Keyboardist and Trombonist in the rock band, Alice, I Wonder (Monica Page's band)
 Recorded trombone & synthesizer in studio for Painting Over Picasso and Trip to Bountiful
1st Trombonist, in The Esquires Jazz Band
Member of 20th Annual California All-State Honor Band
Member of All-Southern California Honor Band and Orchestra
1st Trombonist of California State University, Los Angeles First Chair Honor Band
Member of 7th Annual Burbank Jazz Festival All-Stars
Recipient, South Torrance High School Spartan Laurels, Music – Instrumental
(as an aside, I was runner-up for Spartan Laurels, Top Athelete, since I was top High School Varsity Track and Field)
 Elected Best Musician by Senior Class, South Torrance High School.

Formal Education: 
 
BS Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA
MA Counseling Psychology, Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Anaheim, CA
Graduate, US Marine Officer Candidate School, Quantico VA

I will always be greatful for the advice given to me by the Palos Verdes, CA composer, Dr. Conrad Wedberg
when I approached him in the early 1980's to learn
classical composition from him:

"I can only teach you how compositions were written in the past.  
But I believe you are supposed to discover your own ways to compose,

and to create new styles of music."
 
I have been following his advice ever since.





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Arnie Stanton plays on a Shires Trombone
Arnie Stanton uses Cakewalk SONAR  Digital Audio Workstation software.


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