Bill Jobert - Bassoon

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

Bill holds a Music Education degree from the University of Georgia and a degree in Bassoon Performance from the Eastman School of Music. His performance experiences include performing with the Eastman Wind Ensemble in Japan, performing in the orchestra at the Heidelberg Opera Festival in Germany, performing with the Macon Symphony and Macon Opera orchestras in Georgia, and playing contrabassoon with the Savannah Symphony, Greenville Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony. While teaching in upstate New York, Mr. Jobert served on the faculty at both Colgate University and Hamilton College, served as principal bassoon in the Colgate Symphony and performed regularly with the Oneonta Symphony and the Catskill Orchestra. His major teachers include Bill Davis, John Hunt, Loren Glickman, and Carl Niche.

Diana Gipson - Clarinet

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

Diana is a freelance musician working in the Cincinnati area. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music as well as a Master’s Degree in clarinet performance. She is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in clarinet at the College Conservatory of Music. She has 22 years of private teaching experience as well as 5 years as a band instructor. She has also held adjunct positions as the clarinet instructor at Midland College in Texas, Earlham College, and Northern Kentucky University as well as teaching woodwind pedagogy for the University of Cincinnati. The former Principal clarinetist of the Midland Symphony and the West Texas Woodwind Quintet, she has participated in several world premieres of works as well as recording opportunities here and overseas. She has played with area groups such as the Cincinnati Opera, Northern Kentucky Symphony, Blue Ash Symphony, and the Tutti Soloisti Chamber Ensemble.

Diana Gipson currently runs a successful private studio in the Northern Kentucky area and has held the position of clarinet instructor for the College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department for the past ten years. She has worked as a coach with area groups such as the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and The Artworks Chamber Project while providing woodwind pedagogy consulting and master class services in the tri state area.

Annmarie Lyons - Clarinet

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Lessons taught at instructor’s home.

Annmarie Lyons earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois.  She has over twenty years of experience teaching clarinet at all levels, as well as five years teaching elementary and middle school band.  She has performed with various ensembles, including the Racine, WI Symphony Orchestra, the Raleigh and Durham, NC Symphony Orchestras, the North Carolina Wind Orchestra, the Southwest Ohio Symphonic Band, and the Mason Community Band.  She currently teaches private clarinet lessons in Mason, where her students have received superior ratings at solo and ensemble contests and have participated in the District Honor Band.  

Jennifer Rodway - Clarinet

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Jennifer Rodway is a clarinetist who returned to the Mason/Cincinnati area in the last three years after leaving the area for her husband to continue his medical training in Toledo, Ohio and Boston, Massachusetts.  Jennifer received both her BM and MM in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  After receiving her Masters, she and her husband moved to Toledo, OH.  While there, she taught private clarinet lessons around the Toledo area to include the Toledo School for the Arts, where her students received Superior/Top ratings at the district level for contest. In addition, she taught music courses at the Owens Community College.  In Toledo, she also served as Orchestra Director at Notre Dame Academy, a private girls’ school.  Duties there included directing all of the instrumental ensembles, teaching AP Music Theory, History of Jazz and Popular Music, and Composition.  In addition, she was a freelance musician around Toledo and a member of OMEA.  Jennifer now resides in Mason, OH with her husband and children.  She teaches all levels of Clarinet and performs around the Mason/Cincinnati area.

Krista Weiss - Clarinet

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Krista Weiss is currently in her fifth season as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Prior to her appointment as principal, she spent two seasons as the CIP’s second clarinetist. Krista is also entering her fifth season as second clarinet with the Richmond Indiana Symphony and served as principal clarinet of the Terre Haute Symphony from 2008-2013. An active freelancer, Krista has recently performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Opera, South Bend Symphony, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. During the 2013-2014 season Krista was also invited to perform several concerts with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the baton of music director Michael Tilson Thomas.

Krista received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Eli Eban.  During the 2010-2011 school year she served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, maintaining a studio of undergraduate and graduate students and performing with the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet.

Krista spent the summers of 2012 and 2013 in Aspen, Colorado, as the Aspen Music Festival’s E-Flat Clarinet Fellow. She previously attended the AMF as the B-Flat Clarinet Fellow in 2008 and 2009. In addition to her time in Aspen, Krista has spent previous summers performing with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado; the Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, New York; the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina; and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington.

Krista grew up in Bellevue, Washington and loves the rain. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, drinking coffee, cooking, traveling, and getting hooked on a good TV show.


Jennifer Northcut - Flute

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Lessons taught at instructor’s home and at Mason High School.

Jennifer is in her eleventh season as second flute with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has 18 years private teaching experience. Her students have consistently won placement in the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, A Honor Bands. Jennifer has a Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She lives in Mason with her husband Tim and their two children.

Morrigan O'Brien - Flute

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Lessons taught in instructor's home.

Dr. Morrigan O’Brien Kane is an adjunct flute faculty member at Miami University of Ohio and teaches private lessons from her home in West Chester. She has been teaching privately for over 12 years and currently teaches 50 students from the Lakota, Hamilton, Fairfield, Mason, Wyoming, and Finneytown school districts. Her students have received numerous honors and have won chairs in area youth orchestras, honor bands, and Ohio All-State ensembles. Several of her students have gone on to successfully audition for college music performance and education programs.

A 2003 Lakota graduate, Morrigan completed her Bachelor of Music (2007), Master of Music (2008), and Doctor of Musical Arts (2012) degrees in flute performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She frequently plays as a substitute flutist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and various other orchestras in the area. She also performs frequently with local chamber ensembles and as a soloist for special events. Her principal teachers have included Randy Bowman, Dr. Bradley Garner, and Jack Wellbaum. Dr. Kane has won or placed in several national competitions, including the National Flute Association competitions, the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition, and the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition. 

Lessons are taught at Morrigan’s home in West Chester. Visit for rates and more information.

Linda Elliott - Horn

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Linda Elliott Glover is the former adjunct horn professor at Horn at Mississippi State University. Linda and her husband currently live in Ft. Wright, KY and Linda is a freelance teacher and musician.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Middle Tennessee State University and received a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University in 2010. Her teachers include Mick Sehmann, Linda Patterson, Radu Rusu, and Seth Orgel.

Linda has performed with the Louisiana Sinfionettia, Acadiana Symphony, Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, and Starkville Symphony Orchestra.

As a private teacher, she has taught extensively throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In each state, Linda's high school students have earned top positions in all-district and all-state bands and many of her students have gone on to achieve much success in college music programs.

Leigh Hurd - Horn and Piano

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Leigh Hurd earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Education degrees from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

An accomplished French horn player and pianist, she has taught private lessons on both instruments for more than ten years. Leigh taught middle and high school instrumental music in the North Kansas City and Fredericktown, Missouri school districts, where her ensembles earned consistent Superior ratings at music contests. An encouraging and highly-skilled teacher, she motivates students to achieve excellence while helping them discover the joy of music.

Leigh has performed in many professional and community ensembles including the Kansas City Wind Symphony, Midwest Winds, Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, and Missouri Brass Consortium. Originally from Kansas City, she now resides in Mason, Ohio.


Robert Cooney - Percussion

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

Robert graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Education. He has worked with ensembles at New Miami High School, Carroll High School, Centerville High School, and William Mason High School. Currently he also maintains a private lesson studio in Mason, Ohio in which he teaches snare drum, marimba, and drum set. Mr. Cooney is pleased to announce that is he sponsored by Innovative Percussion as an Education Artist.

Carol Bray - Piano


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Carol Bray is Founding Director and Piano and Voice Instructor at Bray Music Studio, in West Chester, Ohio, of more than 30 years. Her teaching style is both creative and enthusiastic. She gives students a thorough foundation in technique, music theory and musicianship through a variety of music styles. Her passion and dedication to teaching are reflected in the accomplishments of her students. They actively perform in theatre, concert, opera and competition venues in the Greater Cincinnati area and internationally. Students of Carol Bray have gone on as music majors in conservatories and colleges across the United States, perform internationally, and in nationally televised broadcasts, and have been winners in Idol contests, the Cappies, Ohio Music Educators Association All-State Honors Choir, Band and Jazz Ensembles, the prestigious Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards Competition and NBC's TV show Clash of the Choirs. Mrs. Bray served on the faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati as a lecturer in the Voice Department, as a private piano and voice instructor for the Preparatory Department, and as an accompanist for the Voice, Choral and Musical Theatre Departments.

Jonathan Brink - Saxophone

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Lessons taught at Mason High School.

Jonathan Brink is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.  His primary teachers are James Bunte and Rick VanMatre.  Jonathan received his Bachelors degree in saxophone from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he studied with David Hastings and Charles Rochester Young.  He then received a Masters degree in saxophone performance from West Virginia University where he studied with Curtis Johnson.

Jonathan is increasingly active as a solo performer.  Within the jazz tradition, Jonathan has performed with musicians such as John Scofield, Clark Terry, The Clayton Brothers, and the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band.  Classically, he has performed solo recitals and given masterclasses across the United States, and as a former and founding member of the Traverser Saxophone Quartet, he has performed in Austria, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

As an educator, Jonathan has held teaching positions at West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, and Frostburg State University.  He is currently an adjunct faculty member at UC-CCM, and the private saxophone instructor for the Mason, Ohio school system.

Matt Anklan - Trumpet Player, Composer, Educator

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Matthew Anklan is an in-demand trumpet player from Cincinnati, Ohio who has performed and recorded with many notable artists and groups including Frank Sinatra, Jr., Frankie Valli, Tito Puente, Jr., Bootsy Collins, Gerald Wilson, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Bob Beldon, Fred Hersch, Carnival Cruise Lines and many more. Equally at home in any genre of music, Matthew maintains a very active performance schedule.

Matthew regularly performs with several groups in the Cincinnati area; The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (CCJO), The Cincy Brass, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Matthew also tours with Broadway shows, when time allows. His credits include the first national tour of Sister Act - A Divine Musical Comedy, Shrek the Musical, The Full Monty, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. He has also played dozens of regional theater productions.

In addition to an active performance career, Matthew gives back to the community through education. He teaches Jazz Trumpet at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a large private studio of trumpet students from all backgrounds. Matthew’s trumpet students have the opportunity for a diverse educational experience that will prepare them to play or teach in any genre. Additionally, Matthew is the Director of Education for the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and works in conjunction with Jazz At Lincoln Center to present the Let Freedom Swing! educational series in the greater Cincinnati area. 

Matthew has had a number of his compositions featured in national advertising campaigns, and works actively in music production. As a studio recording artist, Matthew has lent his trumpet sound to ABC, NBC, PBS, ESPN, HGTV, and The Hallmark Channel, and frequently records for regional and national performers.  

Matthew earned his Master of Music, Jazz Studies at the College Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati. He also completed his Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies at CCM, with additional studies at Morehead State University.

Matthew Anklan is an Artist and Clinician for J. Fred Powell Signature Trumpets.

Nairam Simoes - Trumpet

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

As stated in the Gazeta Musical (April 2010, Brazil) “Nairam Simoes is a proud revelation of The University of Paraíba’s Music School.” Simoes started to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at the University of Memphis, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012. While at the University of Memphis he received The Clementi Santi Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the most distinguished brass student of 2009-2010.

In 2013, Simoes was offered the Trumpet Teaching Assistant position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned a Master of Music Performance degree studying under Professor Eric Berlin. During his time at this institution he was a member of the UMass Amherst Trumpet Ensemble, which was one of the winners of the 2014 National Trumpet Competition at Trumpet Ensemble Division and a semi-finalist at the 2015 edition of the same competition. This group was invited to perform at the Schagerl Brass Festival (Sitft Melk, Austria)

His professional orchestral experiences include: The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra and others. In 2015 Mr. Simões, while principal trumpet of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, had his Mahler’s 3rd Symphony post horn solo reviewed as “outstanding moment of music excellently”. (Gazette Amherst, April 2015)

His teaching experiences include a private studio at Mason High School, OH; A one-semester position as the trumpet professor at PRIMA - Inclusion Program Through Music and the Arts of the State of Paraíba; and Teacher of undergraduate level lessons at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

Simoes is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as the trumpet graduate teaching assistant. His successes as a student, musician, and person can be directly attributed to the tremendous support of his family, in special his mother Mariluce and his wife Carolynn, friends, and mentors.

Chad Arnow - Trombone/Euphonium

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Lessons taught in the band room at Mason High School

Chad Arnow maintains an active schedule as a performer and educator on trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. He has been a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000 and has also performed on numerous occasions with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, appearing on five of their recordings.  An avid chamber musician, he performs with the UD Faculty Brass Quintet, the Carillon Brass, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet, and the Elysian Trombone Consort.  Ensembles he’s played in have performed at national and international festivals and conferences, and in Carnegie Hall. 

Dr. Arnow serves as Artist in Residence in Trombone and Brass Area Coordinator at the University of Dayton. He received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Tony Chipurn (retired principal trombonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and Peter Norton (bass trombonist of the CSO and former principal trombonist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra).

Pete Norton - Trombone/Euphonium

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

A native of Middletown, Ohio, Pete is presently the Bass Trombonist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is formerly the Principal Trombonist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic. He is a faculty member with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Brass Quintet, and has appeared as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, and the Frank Simon Band.

Norlan Bewley - Tuba/Euphonium/Trombone

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Lessons taught in band room at Mason High School.

Norlan Bewley, Low Brass Artist (trombone, euphonium, tuba), is one of the most sought-after low brass teachers in the area. Since 1988, Norlan’s students on trombone, euphonium, and tuba consistently win placement in the top High School Bands, District Honor Band, All State Band, the Cincinnati and Dayton Youth Orchestras as well as Superior ratings at solo and ensemble contest. His students pursuing music careers have been accepted into many major universities, often receiving scholarships from those institutions. His website, , is one of the most visited low brass sites on the internet.

After graduating from Indiana University where he studied with Harvey Phillips, Keith Brown, and David Baker, Norlan toured with TOP BRASS for over 20 years, presenting more than 1000 professional chamber music performances with that ensemble. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Music Composition in 2005. His work as a performer, composer, and educator has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, The American Music Center, Culture Works, The Mead Foundation, NCR Corporation, LexisNexis, and Reynolds and Reynolds. He is an artist clinician for the Bach, Holton, and Martin brands of the Conn-Selmer Corporation.

Joe Murrell - Trombone & Euphonium

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Joe Murrell, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is an active performer, and pedagogue based out of Cincinnati. In addition to his position as Adjunct Professor at Xavier University, Joe has been a frequent orchestral performer in Ohio and beyond. In July 2015, he was appointed Bass Trombone of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra by Maestro Fouad Fakhouri. In 2017 he has appeared as a finalist for both the Pershing’s Own and Minnesota Orchestra Fellowship. Joe has also appeared in performance with the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Kentucky Symphony Orchestras. A frequent performer with the Dayton Winds, he has also appeared with the Louisville based Kentucky Brass.

As a soloist, Joe has appeared as a Guest artist with both the Cincinnati Brass and Heartland Winds. In 2017, he was named winner of the Cincinnati Brass Choir concerto competition; an honor that culminated in a Guest artist performance of Verhelst’s World Concerto with the CCM Brass under the baton of Jon Noworyta.

An active member in the trombone community, he is also a regular contributor to the International Trombone Association Publication, acting as a Literature Reviewer for both newly composed works and method books.

Joe has maintained a private teaching studio for almost a decade, serving as Brass Faculty at North Hardin High School, The Brown School for Performing Arts, Beechwood Independent and Randall K. Cooper High Schools. He is currently one of the low brass instructor for the Mason School District. Many of his students have gone on to successful auditioning for All State. Some of his students have received scholarships to continue their musical education into college.

Joe received his Masters of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Peter Norton and Timothy Anderson. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Louisville under the tutelage of Dr. Brett Shuster. Joe is currently finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music expecting completion at the end of the Fall 2017 semester.