Altin Sencalar a Temple, Texas native started his musical education at the age of 9 originally playing the cello. At age 11, he picked up the euphonium, then the trombone and has had the fortune to have studied with some of the finest musicians today. The list includes Michael Dease, Mike Roylance, Andre Hayward, Martin McCain, Freddie Mendoza, Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera, Etienee Charles, Xavier Davis, Jeff Hellmer, and many others. Along with excellent instructors, Altin has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with performers such as Bobby Shew, Chris Vadala, Marcus Printup, Andre Hayward, Doug Webb, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Dease, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Mike Williams, Terrell Stafford, and many others.
On the competition platform, Altin has received prizes and honors for both national and international competitions such as, the American Trombone Workshop, the International Trombone Association, Texas State Trombone Symposium Michael Rath Jazz Trombone Competition, Downbeat Student Music Awards, and being a Yamaha Young Performing Artist for the Low Brass Division. Along with national and international recognition, Altin remains as one of the most active musicians in Austin, TX and Detroit, MI. Recently named one of the top 10 horn players in the 2016/2017 Austin Chronicles, "Austin Music Awards" Altin, had the pleasure of being apart of many original groups in Austin which include Latin Grammy nominated bands, Austin Chronicle Award winning bands, Recording Label artist, and nationally acclaimed groups. Along with playing with local bands Altin has also with played and/or opened for The Gathering Orchestra by the Carr Center, George Clinton and the P-Funk, The O'Jay's, Chaka Kahn, Lisa Lisa and Full Force, The US Army Jazz Ambassadors, The US Army Blues, and many others. Altin has also performed and/or been featured at the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Texas Jazz Festival, National Tejano Convention, Music For All Festival, South By South West, Austin City Limits, and many other festivals across the United States.