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Michelle Vigneau

(b Gladewater, TX, Dec 3, 1938; d Elyria, OH, Feb 8, 2006). American oboist, baroque oboist, viola da gambist, and educator. He earned a diploma in 1961 from the Curtis Institute where he studied with john de Lancie . Caldwell served as principal oboist of the National SO (NSO) from ...

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Joel A. Treybig

(b Cortland, NY, Oct 19, 1920). American He began the trumpet at ten, played in his father’s town band, and studied with Ernest S(amuel) Williams. After serving as a teaching assistant at the University of Michigan (1940), he left in 1941...

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J.M. Thomson

(b Dallas, TX, Jan 26, 1922; d Suffern, NY, Nov 4, 1999). American recorder player, editor, teacher, and conductor. His early musical experience included playing the trumpet in small jazz bands and in Broadway pit bands and arranging music for shows in New York. While studying with ...

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(b US, 1949). American bassoonist and composer. He earned degrees at the University of Kansas (BM, MM) and the Eastman School of Music (DMA 1980), where he worked with Austin Ledwith and David Van Hoesen, respectively. He also studied composition with John Pozdro, Samuel Adler, and ...

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Gary Galván

(b Richmond, VA, May 7, 1957). American conductor, educator, and flutist. Karen Deal studied flute at Oral Roberts University (BMus 1980) and orchestral conducting at Virginia Commonwealth University (MM 1982). She made her European conducting debut in 1984 with the Pro Arte Orchestra in Vienna, Austria, while pursuing postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darnstellende Kunst. During coursework toward a DMA in orchestral conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Deal studied with Praul Vermel on an Aspen Music Festival Fellowship (...

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Michael Ellzey

(b Macon City, IA, April 29, 1938). American trumpeter and educator. Active in early music, he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band. He was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and also freelanced as a performer and studio musician for over 20 years in New York City. In ...

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Gerald E. Wood

(b Kansas City, MO, Oct 5, 1920). American horn player, recording artist, and educator. A child of musicians John DeRosa (clarinet) and Clelia DeRubertis DeRosa (vocalist), he started studying the horn at an early age with Peter Dilecce of the Chicago Civic Opera Orchestra. After moving to Los Angeles, he studied briefly with his uncle, Vincent DeRubertis, a staff horn player for Paramount Studios, and Alfred Brain, principal horn at 20th Century Fox. At age 17 he began his career as a member of the horn section at 20th Century Fox (...

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Barbara A. Petersen and Greg A Steinke

(b Covington, KY, Sept 1, 1921). American composer and flute teacher. He attended Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California (BA 1948, BM 1949, MM 1951, DMA 1953), where he studied composition with ernst Toch , gail Kubik , ernest Kanitz ...

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Michael Ellzey

(b East McKeesport, PA, Nov 8, 1948). American trumpeter and pedagogue. He attended San Diego State University (BA 1970, music education; MA, trumpet performance) and the University of California, San Diego (PhD 1980, music). He taught music at the State University of New York at Cortland from ...

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Trudi Ann Wright

(b Summit, MS, July 5, 1913; d Petersburg, VA, April 16, 1989). American conductor, clarinetist, and educator. He gained his musical training at Oberlin College, Northwestern University, and Columbia University, where he received his doctorate in music education. After graduation he became a faculty member at Bennett College and then at Lincoln University in Missouri. From ...

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George Gelles

(b Boston, MA, June 18, 1921; d Whelan, MA, Dec 9, 2006). American oboist, brother of harold Gomberg . At the age of 14 he entered the Curtis Institute and studied with Tabuteau , as had his brother. Three years later Stokowski appointed him principal oboist in the All-American Youth Orchestra. After four years of military service he became solo oboist with the Baltimore SO and concurrently head of the oboe department at the Peabody Conservatory. After playing in the New York City Center SO at the invitation of Bernstein, in ...

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Stefaan Verdegem

(b Liège, April 7, 1859; d Bruxelles, July 19, 1917). Belgian oboist, teacher, and director of the Brussels Monnaie opera house. He studied oboe at the Liège Conservatoire with Alphonse Romedenne, receiving the premier prix in 1875, and a gold medal in 1877...

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Patrick Richards

(b Lincoln, NE, Feb 6, 1946). American horn player and pedagogue. Hill began studying horn in his early teens in Lincoln, Nebraska, with Jack Snider and later studied with philip Farkas and Paul Ingraham. He received the bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and the Master of Music ...

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Anna Pennington

(b United States). American oboist, English horn player, and pedagogue. Carolyn Hove attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and upon graduation moved to Chicago where she maintained an active performance schedule. While in Illinois she taught at Northern Illinois University and Elmhurst College. In ...

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Richard H. Perry

(b Los Angeles, CA, Jan 7, 1935; d Los Angeles, CA, Oct 16, 2006). American tuba player and educator. He attended the University of Southern California (BM 1956), where he studied with Robert Marsteller. In 1958 he began a recording career that eventually included more than ...

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Martha Woodward

(b Hamilton, NY, June 16, 1919; d Wynnewood, PA, Feb 19, 2009). American horn player. He attended the Curtis Institute (1936–8), where he was a pupil of marcel Tabuteau and fritz Reiner , and joined the Philadelphia Orchestra at Eugene Ormandy’s invitation in ...

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Danilo Mezzadri

(b Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 1946). American composer, conductor, flutist, and lecturer. Kessner studied composition with henri Lazarof at UCLA where he earned a PhD with Distinction in 1971. He taught music composition and theory at California State University, Northridge, from 1970 to 2006...

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Jonathan Holden

(b Charlottesville, VA, April 14, 1936). American clarinetist and teacher. She studied with George Waln at Oberlin Conservatory and Stanley Hasty at the Eastman School of Music. She joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1962 and in 1971 married university colleague, violinist Walter Verdehr. The two formed the ...

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Katy Romanou

Greek music historian, trumpeter, and teacher. He was taught music at an early age in Corfu’s Philharmonic Society. In 1928 he moved to Athens, and studied the trumpet at the Odeion Athinon (‘Athens Conservatory’). He then became a teacher of that instrument at the Ellinikon Odeion (‘Greek Conservatory’) in Athens, and joined the State Orchestra of Athens and the orchestra of the National Lyric Stage....

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David Wright

(b Brooklyn, NY, March 15, 1933; d New York, NY, Feb 10, 2000). American oboist, teacher, and composer. He first studied recorder and flute, then switched to the oboe at the age of 12 to fill a school orchestra vacancy. His oboe teachers were Abe Klotzman at the High School of Music and Art, Lois Wann at the Henry Street Settlement, and ...