Art Haecker is currently the Instructor of Trombone at East Tennessee State University.
Prior to his appointment at ETSU he was the Principal Trombonist of the Amman Symphony
Orchestra, and the Instructor of Low Brass at the National Conservatory of Jordan.
Before joining the ASO he enjoyed a successful performing career in the United States,
performing with such groups as the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, The Illinois Opera, and
the Illinois Symphony. In addition, Arthur has participated in the Hot Springs Music
Festival, the Brevard Music Center, and the Southern Illinois Music Festival. He has
also shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, Patrick Sheridan,
and Christine Brewer. He formerly served on the faculties of Newberry College, Hillsdale
College, and Millikin University. Arthur received a DMA from the University of Iowa,
an MM in Trombone from the University of Michigan, an MM in Conducting from Winthrop
University, and a BM from the Eastman School of Music.
For the past fourteen summers Dr. Haecker has been on the faculty of the Performing
Arts Institute Summer Festival in Kingston, PA. A strong advocate for new music, Arthur
has commissioned and premiered over a dozen works for the trombone both as a solo
instrument and in chamber music. He has also been a featured soloist with orchestras
and bands throughout the United States and the Middle East.