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Matt Davis (trumpet) received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Southern Maine and a master’s in music education from Plymouth State University, studying with Betty Rines and Trent Austin. He performs throughout New England in classical, jazz, and musical theater ensembles, including Freese Brothers Big Band as lead trumpet. Matt is the director of instrumental music at Bow Memorial School, where he teaches all instrumental performing groups including concert band, jazz band, and string ensemble. In 2017, Matt was named Outstanding Young Band Director of the Year by the NH Band Directors Association.
Lisa Maxwell (French horn) earned a BFA in Music at the University of Connecticut. She has performed in New England in classical and musical theatre ensembles that include Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, MetroWest Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony, Musique Du Bois (woodwind quintet), Pentucket Players, Seacoast Rep and more. Ms. Maxwell is the former Executive Director of the North Shore Youth Symphony Orchestra and a long-time volunteer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSAV) where she demonstrated/instructed horn for countless future musicians during instrument petting zoos.
Erin Dubois (flute) holds an M.M. in Flute Performance from UMass Amherst, studying with Christopher Krueger, and a B.A. in Flute Performance from the University of Southern Maine. Additional studies include Le Domaine Forget, the Julius Baker Masterclass, and the ARIA International Summer Music Academy, performing in masterclasses with Alexa Still, Susan Hoeppner, and Robert Dick. Erin has an active freelance career throughout the Northeast as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, performing with the NH Philharmonic, the Tim Janis Ensemble, and the Precious Metals Flute Ensemble, of which she is a founder. Erin also teaches privately and in public schools, including directing the Litchfield High School Flute Choir.
Anthea Kechley (flute) earned a Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music as a student of Keith Underwood, and a Bachelor of Music degree with honors, from Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. Anthea has performed regularly with Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Andrea Bocelli, Cape Symphony, Wheelock Family Theater, Philadelphia Singers, Berkshire Symphony, and Sound Icon. Anthea’s solo projects explore world music and culture with a particular interest in folk music. She has also been on the faculty at Williams College, Miami Music Project, and The Harmony Program in New York City.
Stefani Burk (wind department chair, oboe, woodwind ensembles) attended the University of Iowa (B.A. Music Education, M.A. in Oboe Performance). Her teachers were Robert Dean, Wilma Zonn, James Lakin and Fred Cohen. Oboist for the Portland Symphony, PORTopera, and Portland Ballet, she has also performed as oboist and oboe d’amore soloist with the NH Music Festival, Opera North, White Mountain Bach Festival, and with many other orchestras and chamber music festivals throughout New England. Ms. Burk has taught at Bowdoin and Bates Colleges, Indian Hill Arts, and is currently on the faculty at St. Paul’s School.
Maria Isaak (bassoon, Purple Finches, chamber ensembles) received a master’s degree in Bassoon Performance from the New England Conservatory and studied choral music at the International School for Kodály Studies in Hungary, where she earned her Kodály Specialist Certificate. As a bassoonist, she has performed with the Portland Symphony, Indian Hill Symphony, Nashua Symphony, and the NH Philharmonic, and has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in San Francisco, Chile, and China.
Robert J. Kruskol (trombone, euphonium, brass ensembles) received his B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School where he studied trombone with Edward Herman, Jr. and chamber music with Gerard Schwarz. He has performed with the NH Philharmonic, Nashua Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, New England Brass Quintet, Monadnock Chorus Orchestra, New Jersey Chamber Symphony, and Gramercy Brass of NY. Rob’s former teaching positions include the faculties at Notre Dame Community Music School and the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York.
Stephanie Ratté Jenkins (clarinet, woodwind ensembles) received a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University, where she studied under Elsa Verdehr. She performs with Infinities Chamber Ensemble, which is on the Massachusetts Young Audiences roster. Stephanie has performed with many New England choruses and orchestras, including Great Waters Music Festival, Symphony by the Sea, and Green Mountain Opera Festival. She currently teaches applied clarinet and Clarinet Choir at Keene State College, and is also on the faculties of St. Paul’s School and the SYMS program at UNH.
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Musical Soirée with Thalea String Quartet
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Songweavers & Songweaver Drummers
Music and Movement Fall Session
Women's Vocal Ensemble (WOWs)
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