Teaching

"Dr. Zokaites never fails to impress with his vast knowledge and superior musicianship. His relationships with members of his studio create a sense of welcoming and ambition to be better." ~Former Student

Join the Fresno State Trombone and Euphonium Studio

Dr. Zokaites' graduates have continued their education at University of Cincinnati, Lawrence University, and Sheffield College (England). His trombone choir at the University of Cincinnati received an honorable mention in the 2016 International Trombone Associations Remington Choir competition.

Fresno State Trombone Choir
Performance at Sierra Cup Classic Marching Band Competition
October 22, 2022

Feedback from course evaluations

"Dr. Zokaites gives very good feedback and has helped me improve on trombone this semester. He focuses heavily on the fundamentals of the instrument, giving his students a foundation to build a musical structure from. He can push his students to do better, but also encourages us to be mindful of our physical and mental health. I believe he gives us honest and insightful critique that is intended for our benefit. More often than not, I learn something new each lesson we have together."

Latzsch Festival
Latszch Choir

Lätzsch Trombone Festivals

Dr. Zokaites served as the Festival Coordinator for the Lätzsch Trombone Festivals hosted in Heek Germany. The festival was designed as an audition training/competition boot camp which drew students from all over the world. Students participated in masterclasses, chamber, and orchestral performances. Teachers included: Christian Lindberg, Mayumi Shimizu, Peter Steiner, Martin Shippers, Stefan Schulz, Randy Hawes, David Kutz, Zoltan Kiss, Carol Jarvis, and other internationally known trombonists.