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Daniel Trahey, Tuba, Executive Director – Director of Baltimore Symphony’s educational program Orchkids overseeing hundreds of music students throughout Baltimore’s school system.  Faculty member at Peabody Institute of Music.

Thomas Steinbrucker, Trumpet, Director of Archipelago Europe – Trumpet Instructor at the Innsbruck Musikschule (Austria) and Principal Trumpet of INNstrumenti Chamber Orchestra.

Andreas Lackner, Trumpet – Trumpet Professor at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium (Austria), and International Soloist/Chamber musician specializing in natural trumpet.

Gerd (Bui) Bachman, Trumpet – Trumpet in INNstrumenti Chamber Orchestra and prominent trumpet instructor in Tirol, Austria.  Can also be heard as a member of Gramarter Blaeser on the album “Weihnachstzeit.”

Armin Haefner, Trumpet – Instructor, conductor and composer based in Nuremburg, Germany.

Andy Schumm, Cornet – Chicago-based 20’s Jazz Cornetist. Chicago Tribune named his latest album ‘Chicago Hot’ with the Fat Babies one of the best jazz albums of 2012.

Armand Hall, Reeds, Education Director – Associate Director of Bands at University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Conductor of “The Mighty Sound of the South Marching Band” and Music Education course instructor.

Stefan Konzett, Trombone, Bass Trumpet – Principal Trombone of Camerata Salzburg and Trombone instructor at Music Schools in Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria.

Matthew Cameron, Trombone, Director of Development – Instructor of Winds and Brass at Brentwood School of Music (British Columbia) and Principal Trombone of Orchestra Iowa. Private lesson instructor and former faculty member at Grinnell and Coe Colleges (IA).

Garrett Mendez, Bass Trombone, Artistic Director – Director of Bands at King Academy in Stamford, CT overseeing 125 student band program. Bass Trombonist of Bridgeport Symphony.

Casey Fitzpatrick, Reeds – Freelance saxophonist in Chicago, IL. Casey has played with jazz greats John Faddis and Clark Terry and toured the world with rock bands and cruise ships.

Ashley Summers Baker, Bass – Professor of Jazz Studies at Morehead State University in Kentucky.  Performs regularly throughout the United States and Canada.

Chris Baker, Percussion – Jazz percussionist in Cleveland/Akron, OH area. Regular performer with Bobby Selvaggio and other notable artists around the Midwest. Private studio instructor at Aurora School of Music (OH).

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