Bio - Dr. Isidore Rudnick


Dr. Isidore Rudnick (Director) is a nationally recognized music educator, jazz trombonist, conductor, composer and arranger. He holds a Bachelors of Music Degree and a Masters of Music Degree from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Miami (Florida). Dr. Rudnick has served as Music Department Coordinator at the University of Maine at Augusta, Director of Instrumental Music and Jazz Studies at Yakima Valley College (Washington), Artistic Director at the School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati (2005-2015) and has been a visiting artist at the Krakow Academy of Music in Poland.


In 2015, Dr. Rudnick produced and directed the National Arts Education Collaborative Concert in Manhattan, bringing high school students from across the U.S to perform. An accomplished composer and arranger, Dr. Rudnick has written works for large and small jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra and wind band.


As a performer and director, Dr. Rudnick has shared the stage with prominent jazz artists including Carmen MacRae, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, and David “Fathead” Newman. As a trombonist, he has performed at leading jazz festivals in the U.S. and Europe. Currently, Dr. Rudnick is the Fine and Performing Arts Curriculum Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools.