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Joseph Damian Foley is Professor of Trumpet at Rhode Island College, where his responsibilities include studio instruction of all undergraduate and graduate trumpet students, coaching of brass chamber ensembles, and master classes in brass performance. He is also a member of the faculty ensemble, the Narragansett Brass Quintet. He is a native of Concord, New Hampshire… Read More

Where did you grow up? Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Great Neck, NY. Where do you currently live?  Portland, Maine. Ayuh. What instruments do you play? French horn, Wagner Tuba, recorder, and ukulele Educational background: Northwestern University, BS in French horn performance. Family, Pets, Kids: Son, Joshua.  We’re owned and operated by two felines, Nicky and Ricky. How… Read More

What instruments do you play? French horn, Wagner tuba, piano What is your educational background? Graduated from Boston University in 1983 When did you start playing for the PSO? And where else do you perform? PSO Third Horn 1988-91 PSO Second Horn 2014 – present Where did you grow up? Various places in upstate New… Read More

Where did you grow up? State College, PA Where do you currently live? Massachusetts What instrument(s) do you play? Bassoon and Contrabassoon Educational background: B.M. University of Michigan; M.M. Boston University Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): Married, one son born in 2000. How did you get started in music? I started on the flute in fourth grade and began playing… Read More

Where did you grow up? Mexico Where do you currently live? Gorham, Maine What instrument do you play? Bassoon – I was also a singer while at Eastman Educational background:Bachelor’s Master’s Eastman School of Music; Doctor of Jurisprudence – U Maine Personal Information (family, pets, kids, etc.): Preacher husband and Zipper the cat. We have a 21-room missionary guest… Read More

Where did you grow up? The first seven years of my life were in Fremont, NH and then Petersham, MA through college What instrument do you play? Bassoon Educational background: UMass/Amherst for Music Education, UNH for Music History Began with the PSO: In 1992   Read More

Where did you grow up?  Woburn, MA. Where do you currently live?  Tyngsboro, MA. What instruments do you play?  Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, E♭ Clarinet, Basset Horn and Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones. Educational background:  BS & BM in Music Education & Performance at UMASS Lowell.  MM in Clarinet Performance at New England Conservatory. Family, Pets, Kids:  Wife – Laurie.  Adopted son… Read More

What instruments do you play? Clarinet What is your educational background? BM, Clarinet Performance, Eastman School of Music MM, Clarinet Performance, Boston University Studied clarinet with Tommy Thompson, Michael Webster and Tom Martin When did you start playing for the PSO? And where else do you perform? Started PSO in 1993 Also Principal Clarinetist of Boston Lyric… Read More

Where did you grow up? Memphis, Tennessee Where do you currently live? Portland What instrument(s) do you play? Clarinets of various types, as well as saxophone Educational background: Doctorate from USC, Masters from Northwestern, Bachelor of Music [Performance, Music Education] from Southern Methodist How did you get started in music? Elementary Band in the 5th grade…. really… What non-PSO musical… Read More

Where did you grow up?  South Burlington, VT. Where do you currently live?  Milford, MA. What instruments do you play?  Oboe and English Horn. Educational background:  BS in Music Education from University of Vermont; MM and GD in Oboe Performance from NE Conservatory of Music. Family, Pets, Kids:  Husband – Robinson Pyle; Cat – Sam. How did you get started… Read More

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