Chamber Arts Ensemble Musicians

Musicians

Musicians perform on a rotational basis by chair and concert depending on needed instrumentation.
For more information on performing with the Chamber Arts Ensemble please contact Glen A. Tuomaala, conductor.

Tracey Christmas, Oboe
Ms. Christmas earned a Bachelors degree from Western Michigan University, a Masters degree from Ithaca College and an Artist Diploma in Oboe Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Mark Ostich. She has performed as a member of a woodwind quintet for both the Brevard and Lucca (Italy) Music Festivals and currently plays English Horn with the Richmond Symphony.

Stephen DeHoff, Trumpet
Mr. Dehoff is principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Community Orchestra and former principal trumpet of the 528th United States Air Force Band, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, and former lead trumpet for Dionne Warwick. Mr. Dehoff earned a bachelors degree in Music Education from Heidelberg College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Montana. He currently works as a purchasing manager for Procter & Gamble.

Amy Dennison-Tansy, Oboe
Mrs. Dennison-Tansy earned a Bachelors of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters of Music from Michigan State University. She performs with the Con Brio Winds and also serves as consultant/teacher with Arts Unlimited, Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Greg Dickinson, Oboe
Mr. Dickinson is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has also attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Chataugua Summer Music School. His former teachers include Mark Ostoich, Earnest Harrison, and Daniel Stolper. He is a former member of the Baton Rouge Symphony and currently plays second oboe with the Dayton Philharmonic.

Micah Ewing, Horn
Mr. Ewing earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Miami University and a Masters Degree in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University. He is a former member of the world-champion Concord Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps and is currently Band Director at the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Mr. Ewing also performs locally with the Cincinnati Baroque Society.

Julianna Evans, Clarinet
Ms. Evans earned a Bachelors degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied with Dr. Chuck West and is currently a student of Ronald de Kant at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a former winner of the NVMTA Concerto Competition, a semi-finalist for the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and has participated in the Aspen Summer Music Festival.

Doug Gaines, Oboe
Mr. Gaines taught for 15 years at Colerain High School and is the currently Band Director at Wyoming City Schools where he is responsible for the development of their instrumental music program. He earned a Bachelors Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree in Music from Miami University. He also serves as an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association.

Rebecca Haddad, Bassoon
Ms. Haddad is finishing her Bachelors degree in Bassoon Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studies with William Winstead. In addition to performing with ensembles at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory she is also a former member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Charles Harris, String Bass
Mr. Harris earned a Bachelors degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University and a Masters degree from Laval University in Quebec, Canada in the area of French as a second language. He performs locally with a number of ensembles including the Seven Hills Sinfonietta.

Jennifer Jordan, Flute
Ms. Jordan is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied flute and piccolo with Rebecca Andres and Jack Wellbaum. She performs locally with the Con Brio Winds and is a former member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber Players. In August of 1998 she competed in the semi-final round of the National Flute Association Piccolo Artist competition in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rachel Kloha, Oboe
Ms. Kloha is currently enrolled as an Occupational Therapy Major at Xavier University where she performs with the Xavier University Wind Ensemble. Prior to attending Xavier she was principal oboe with the West Virginia Youth Orchestra in addition to numerous district and state honor bands. Ms. Kloha is a student of Dr. Ann-Marie Bingham.

Crystal Meadows, Horn
Ms. Meadows is a Performing Arts Grant recipient at Xavier University where she is enrolled as a Music Education major. She performs with the Xavier University Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Brass Quintet and studies horn with Charles Bell.

Meghan McKelley, Oboe
Ms. McKelley is a graduate of Miami University with a Bachelors in Education and Concentration in Music with additional music studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on oboe and piano. Her principal teachers have included Andrea Ridilla, Rob Conway and Brian Ventura. She currently teaches fourth grade at Cardinal Pacelli School, but will be returning to Michigan as an elementary music teacher K-5 for the Farmington Hills School District.

Mona Minn, Horn
Ms. Minn is a double major in Recreational Management and Music Education at the College of Mount St. Joseph. She studies horn with Glen Tuomaala and performs with the Mount Concert Band and the Mount Horn Ensemble. Prior to attending the College of Mount St. Joseph, Ms. Minn studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Julie Morton-Ferguson, Bassoon
Mrs. Morton-Ferguson earned a Bachelors of Music in Music History & Literature and a Masters degree in Woodwinds from the Ohio State Unviersity as well as being ABD towards a Doctorate in Bassoon Performance from Lousiana State University. She is the former bassoon instructor at Mercyhurst College and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Ohio Light Opera and the Youngstown Symphony.

Lera Reed, Clarinet
Ms. Reed earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville and is currently finishing a Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studies with Ronald de Kant. She is also a former student of Dallas Tidwell and Richard Jernigan and has performed with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

Adam Sanregret, String Bass
Mr. Sanregret is finishing a Bachelors degree in Music Education at Xavier University where he studies with Tod Levatt. He performs locally with the Johnny Mack Big Band and the Jazz Central Big Band as well as student chamber music ensembles at Northern Kentucky University. He recently performed at the Midwest String Bass Conference and the Mansfield Jazz Clinic.

Myra Schloemer, Horn
Mrs. Schloemer is a graduate of Ball State University and has completed advanced studies in music at the Conservatoire de Musique in Strausburg, France; the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Xavier University. She has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra and currently teaches a private horn studio of over 12 students.

David Schwartz, Bassoon
Mr. Schwartz is currently a student of William Winstead at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is also in demand as a substitute musician for the Columbus Symphony, Richmond Symphony and Northern Kentucky Symphony.

Barbara Sink, Flute
Mrs. Sink earned both a Bachelors in Flute Performance and Music Education as well as a Masters in Flute Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a former student of Brad Garner, Nadine Asin and Kyril Magg. She has the unique reputation of having performed our National Anthem at a Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Game.

Damian Sink, Trumpet
Mr. Sink is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with both a Bachelors in Music Theory and a Masters in Music Composition. He is a former instructor at Xavier University and currently serves as an associate professor of Music Composition and History at the University of Dayton.

Glen A. Tuomaala Glen Tuomaala, Conductor
Mr. Tuomaala is the former Music Director at Purcell Marian High School, current horn instructor at the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Adjunct Faculty member at the College of Mount St. Joseph where he has taught horn, conducting and chamber music. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with degrees in Music Education and Horn Performance and a candidate for a Masters in Music Education from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has participated in a variety of conducting symposiums having studied with such musicians as Robert Reynolds, Larry Rachliff, Frank Battisti, Joseph Hermann, Jack Stamp, John Graulty, and John Boyd. He recently served as Assistant Conductor for Maestro Paul Stanbery with the Clermont Philharmonic and Greater Miami Youth Orchestras.

Gina Valvano, Bassoon
Ms. Valvano is currently enrolled at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studeis with William Winstead and perfomrs in the Philharmonia and Wind Symphony. Her former teachers include Martin James and Kathleen Reynolds. In the summer of 1997 she accepted an invitation to perform with the Lucca Opera Festival Orchestra in Lucca, Italy.

Jennifer Webb, Clarinet
Ms. Webb recently finished her Bachelors in Clarinet Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Ronald de Kant and is now beginning her Masters in Clarinet Performance with Richard Hawley. She has also performed with the Cincinnati Klezmer Project and the Northern Kentucky University Wind Ensemble.

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