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Where did you grow up? Navy: Hawaii, Virginia, Washington DC, Old Orchard Where do you currently live? Portland, Maine What instruments do you play? Trombone, tuba, trumpet and piano. Educational background: BS Music Education University of Maine Orono; BM in Performance Boston University. Family, Pets, Kids: Wife-pianist and teacher Elizabeth Manduca. Maria and Diana, daughters. How did you get started… Read More

What instruments do you play? trombone, both tenor and alto, and euphonium What is your educational background? New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA – Master of Music, with honors, 1978 University of Wisconsin-Madison – Bachelor of Music, 1976 L’Institute de Hautes Etudes Musicales, Montreux, Switzerland – fellowship student, 1974-75 When did you start playing… Read More

Dana attended the New England Conservatory in Boston, where his teachers included Robert Nagel, and Charles Schlueter. He was awarded a performance degree with distinction in 1982.Some of his first professional work during school was with Sarah Caldwell and the Opera Company of Boston, cutting his teeth on many of the operatic workhorses by Puccini,… Read More

Where did you grow up? Syracuse, NY What instrument do you play? Trumpet Educational background: Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam; Boston University, School of Fine Arts Began with the PSO: In 1985 Any non-musical hobbies? Running, running marathons, running around with my 8 year old, gardening, and drawing What non-PSO musical activities do you participate in? Teaching applied trumpet at… Read More

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

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