About Robert Slack

Robert Slack received a Master of Trumpet Degree from Indiana University, and since then, has grown to be a respected professional in the music industry.

Mr. Slack shares with his students and faculty impressive personal and professional experience.  After several years touring professionally with Paul Anka and Buddy Rich, Mr. Slack has also performed with Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

Mr. Slack’s talents have extended into numerous recording sessions for Mattel, Toyota, Diet Coke, Pillsbury, Ford Motor, Taco Bell, Tristar Pictures, Disneyland, NBC News and CNN.  Film credits include Disney’s D3: The Mighty Ducks,CasperDillinger and CaponeDesert Storm for HBO and most recently the hit movie, That Thing You Do! Mr. Slack also performed for former President Ronald Reagan in Phil Donahue’s 25th Anniversary Special.

Among his honors, Mr. Slack received the coveted Jazz Educator of the Year Award from the International Jazz Educator’s Association.

A major driving force behind the visionary conception and planning of the innovative Entertainment Technology Complex, Mr. Slack continues to guide and develop the exemplary instrumental music program into a creative and professional training vehicle for the students of Citrus College.

Few community colleges can boast of the professional experience and assiduous commitment Mr. Slack has brought to the music students of Citrus College.