Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Ilya Litvin teaches trumpet at the Webster University Community Music School. In addition, he is a Band Director at the South City Catholic Academy, an Assistant Band Director at St. Joseph School in St. Charles, and Brass instruments instructor at Band Instruments Service Company in St. Charles, Mo. Ilya Litvin was a professor of trumpet at St. Charles Community College from 1999 to 2011.
Before moving to the United States in 1996, Ilya Litvin worked as a trumpet player with the Ukrainian Army Choir and Orchestra; the Gnessin’s Academy of Music Opera Studio, and the Moscow Brass Band. He received his Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Russian Academy of Music by Gnessin’s in Moscow, Russia and his Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance and Conducting from the Gnessin’s Collage of Music in Moscow, Russia. His teachers were legendary trumpet player Timofey Dokshitzer , Vyacheslav Prokopov and Vladimir Shlepakov.
Since moving to the United States, Ilya Litvin has performed with St. Louis Brass Band, collaborated with local musicians.
Ilya is a passionate teacher. Many of his students have distinguished themselves through local and regional awards and achieved positions in local and regional orchestras and bands such as St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra, St. Charles Youth Orchestra and Missouri All State Honor Band. In addition, some of his students have received prestigious music scholarships at distinguished music colleges and universities such as Truman University, North- Western University, Yael University and Cleveland Institute of Music.
Ilya resides in St. Louis with his wife Alla Voskoboynikova, Director of Keyboard Studies at University of Missouri – St. Louis and their son, Boris, is a PhD student at Northwestern University.