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Where did you grow up? Born in New York City; Grew up in Bedford, MA Where do you currently live? Burlington, MA What instrument do you play? Principal timpani Educational background: Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Performance, New England Conservatory; Graduate Studies, New England Conservatory; New England Conservatory Tourjee Alumni Award Winner; New England Conservatory/Toho Gakuen School (Tokyo)… Read More

Where did you grow up? New Jersey What instruments do you play? Tuba, Cimbasso What is your educational background? BA New England Conservatory When did you start playing for the PSO? 1988(ish) What non-PSO musical activities do you participate in? Principal Tuba- Boston Ballet,  Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Beacon Brass Quintet Where did you grow… Read More

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 son, gardening, and drawing What non-PSO musical activities do you participate in? Teaching applied trumpet at USM, member… Read More

Joseph Damian Foley, a native of Concord, New Hampshire, enjoys a varied career as a much sought after performer, conductor, and educator. His performances have taken him to more than a dozen countries on four continents with some of the world’s greatest ensembles. As an orchestral musician, Foley is principal trumpet of the Rhode Island… 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

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