Altin Sencalar proudly endorses Giddings Mouthpieces! Altin's choice of mouthpiece is the GWC-100 small shank trombone mouthpiece. A quote from Altin on the mouthpiece,
"I love the tone I get from this mouthpiece. The rim is comfortable, the air flow and buzzing is effortless, the colors and higher overtones pop, and Ivan Giddings is a genius!"
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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 continues to excel at both today. He 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, Pete Rodriguez, Paul Deemer, Jeff Hellmer, John Mills, and John Fremgan. 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, and many others.
On the competition platform, Altin has received honors and recognition for both national and international competitions. He has recognitions and awards from 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 was one of the most working musicians during his tenure in Austin, TX. He performed in Austin for four years and enjoyed every second of it. He plays many different genres of music throughout the year ranging from Big Bands, Chorale Symphony Orchestra's, Small group Jazz, Salsa, Tejano, Pop, R&B, Motown, country and swing, and many others. 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 such as Los Jazz Vatos, Riders against the Storm, Sergio y La Orkesta, La Mona Loca, Memphis Train Revue, The Pictures, Tortilla Factory, Rubeun Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, Big Band Tejano, Tiburon, Vintage 15, Jazzbones, NOW Jazz Orchestra, Tonic Big Band, Kris Kimura's Grande Wasabi Big Band, and many others.
In 2017, Altin released his debut album as a band leader, "Introducing Altin Sencalar", graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and accepted the Graduate Assistantship of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University under the tutelage of Jazz Trombone Icon, Michael Dease for his Masters Degree.