WoodwindsELEANOR BALL - Chamber Music, Flute, Recorder, Flute Club & Choir, Junior Flutes
B.A. DePauw Univ; The Juilliard School. Four-year Honor Performance Award. Founding Director: Crescent Trio and many Flute Choirs, including HBMS Flute Choir with 1995 performance at White House. Former host: Cable TV "Bravura". Principal flute with Stokowski, Jenkins, DePreist. Principal Flute: Composer/conductor series with Hanson, Dello Joio, Persichetti, Copland. Principal flute: All-America under Stokowski. Masterclasses and Flute showcases in New York, Boston, Charleston.
ELIZABETH CONDON - Oboe, English Horn, Chamber Music
B.A., Akron University; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music. Principal Teachers: John Mack, Elizabeth Camus, Cleveland Orchestra. Freelance: Jupiter Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Connecticut Grand Opera, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Greenwich Symphony, New York City Opera, Jupiter Symphony. Member: Virtuosi Quintet. Chamber Tours: Quintet of the Americas, Anthony Newman, Linden Quintet. Performances: Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. Broadway: Les Misérables and 1776. Faculty: Hackley School.
LAURA DREYER - Jazz Saxophone, Clarinet
Berklee College of Music. Studied: Joe Viola, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Lyle Mays, Hal Stein, and Jim McNeely. Performed with own band at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Syracuse Jazz Festival, various NYC venues. Sideperson with Diva (lead alto), Dr. Billy Taylor, Nenna Freelon, Walter Bishop Jr., Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Dom Salvador, Helcio Milito many others. Extensive performing and touring in the US, Japan, and Europe as a jazz artist. Current faculty of the New York Pops "Salute to Music" program, Riverdale Country School, Church St. School for Music and Art. Three time recipient: grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; recipient and 2 grants, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2010. CD on Sony Latin/Piloo Records: "Free Flying Bird."
DOROTHY DUNCAN - Clarinet, Chamber Music
B.A., Barnard College; M.F.A., Chamber Music, Sarah Lawrence College. Member: New York Grand Opera, Westfield Symphony, St. Cecilia Chamber Ensemble, Pentaphonic Winds, Lehman Woodwind Quintet, Concert Pops of Long Island. Performed with: Greenwich Symphony, Colonial Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Metropolitan Opera Stage Band, New Jersey State Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Goldman Memorial Band. Faculty: Music Institute at Hackley School, Bronxville After-School Music Program.
DONNA ELAINE - Flute, Piccolo, Suzuki Flute, Recorder, Musicianship, Chamber Music, Chamber Music/Winds Coordinator, Chime On!
B.M., M.M., Chapman College of Music - Chapman University. Professional Studies, Mannes College of Music. Studied: Rampal, Larrieu, Baker, Stallman, DiTullio and Hoberman. Principal flute: New Choral Society Orchestra. Sole Proprietor, Classical Consorts, a chamber music agency. Freelance performer/recitalist in the tri-state area.
JANET GRICE - Bassoon
B.M., bassoon, New England Conservatory; M.M., jazz composition, New York University, D.M.A., bassoon, Rutgers University. Performed with Karl Berger, Butch Morris, the STX Ensemble, Mingus Orchestra; Recorded for Music Minus One and produced 4 CDs of Brazilian and original music. Awards: Fulbright in Brazil, National Endowment for the Arts, Westchester Arts Council, Arts International, Meet the Composer, Surdna. Currently Band Director, Fordham High School for the Arts. Former Faculty: Festival de Música de Londrina, Brazil; Rutgers University and St. Joseph's College of NY. Faculty: Lincoln Center Institute, Festival de Mísica de Landrina, Brazil. Band Director: Fordham High School for the Arts. Former Faculty: Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, Lincoln Center Institute. Performs with Vento Trio, the Chappaqua Orchestra, and her jazz group.
ALAN HOLLANDER - Oboe
Professional musician since age of eighteen. Conducted: American Wind Ensemble, Larchmont Symphony, Westchester Pops. Clinician/Conductor: New York State public schools, conductor of All County, All State Festival Ensembles. Faculty: Director of Music, Instrumental Ensembles: Edgemont Public Schools; Adjunct Professor of Oboe and Music Education, Lehman College. Director: Lehman College Band. Manufacturer: Gordet Oboes.
ED PALERMO - Saxophone, Guitar, Jazz Ensembles, Coordinator of Jazz Program, Musicianship
B.M., DePaul University. Jazz sax player and arranger. Spent the past 30 years playing with such artists as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Tito Puente, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, and many others. Leads the Ed Palermo Big Band which plays world-wide concerts dedicated to the music of Frank Zappa, as well as his original material. Featured: NPR's Weekend Edition. His CD, "the ed palermo big band plays the music of frank zappa" earned 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine. Arranged music for one of James Brown's final Hollywood Bowl concerts.
JOSEPH PISCITELLI - Flute, Recorder, Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble, Musicianship, Director of Summer Arts Program
B.A., M.A., Queens College. Studied with Wilson, Stallman, Rampal. Winner: Artists International Competition. Principal with Solisti, N.Y., New York Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, O.K. Mozart Music Festival, Greenwich Symphony. Solo appearances: Little Orchestra Society, Long Island Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi. Radio and TV appearances. Les Misérables on Broadway. Recordings: CRI. Former Faculty: Pace University, Manhattan School of Music.
DANIEL SPITZER - Clarinet, Chamber Music
B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Member: Principal Clarinetist Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Second Clarinetist Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Clarinetist Willow Chamber Ensemble. Performed: New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Broadway shows: Wicked, La Boheme, Music Man, The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Woman in White, Mary Poppins, Peter and the Wolf at New Victory Theatre. Former Principal Clarinetist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Festivals: New Hampshire Music Festival, Utah Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Spoleto, Aspen, Bowden and Tanglewood Music Festivals. Performed: NPR Radio. Recordings: Telarc, New World, Koch, Newport Classics labels, as well as being heard on National Public Radio. Former Faculty: Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts. University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi State University in Starkville, Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.