Darren Kramer

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Role: Faculty

Position: Instructor of Music


Darren Kramer is a professional trombonist, composer, educator, music producer, and motivational speaker who has performed throughout the world as a trombonist with diverse artists Matchbox Twenty, Garth Brooks, Marc Anthony, Tom Jones, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies with Mercer Ellington. Kramer is a prolific composer having recorded six original CDs and has arranged more than 400 songs, which feature Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael Brecker and Jerry Hey. Kramer grew up in a musical family in Colorado, graduated from the University of Miami, and is an XO Brass Artist and Ableton Certified Trainer who now creatively combines live acoustic instruments with music technology. Kramer shares his vast knowledge from 40 years of extensive performing and teaching experience via his 2023 TEDx Talk and online course "Trombonology", his ultramodern group ElektroHornz, as well as his music and wellness podcast Sonic Tonic Experience.