Winds and Percussion


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Alex Carter

Trumpet

Alex Carter is a professional musician located in East Central Indiana. Originally hailing from Metro Detroit, he began playing trumpet at age 10 and has never stopped. He is currently on faculty at Anderson University and Purdue University – Ft. Wayne. He previously taught trumpet at Ball State University to undergraduate music students of all […]

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Marilyn Chappell

Bassoon

Marilyn Chappell teaches bassoon instruction and advanced woodwind methods with her husband, Melvin Chappell, at Anderson University. She received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree, K-12, and Master of Music Degree in bassoon performance from the University of Texas in Austin. Marilyn was principal bassoonist for the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and contrabassoonist for the […]

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Dr. Rebecca Chappell

Director of Music Business Studies

Dr. Rebecca Chappell teaches clarinet and saxophone. She is co-founder and Director of Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Music Business Camp, a summer music business experience for high school students. She has served on the Board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) including President of the organization and was the first […]

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Gregory Dugan

Bass

Gregory Dugan became a member of the ISO bass section in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, where he studied with Murray Grodner. Prior to joining the ISO, he was principal contrabass with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica. Dugan has held a number of faculty teaching positions, including […]

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Loy Hetrick

Trombone

Loy Hetrick started playing trombone at age 10 in Fremont, Neb., where he was a student of Robert Olsen. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Nebraska, where he studied with Vernon Forbes. He was a charter member of the Plymouth Brass, a resident church ensemble, playing with them from 1977 through […]

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Alistair Howlett

Alistair Howlett

Flute

Alistair Howlett was born in Sydney, Australia and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He later completed his Masters in Performance at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Munich, Germany with Flute Professor András Adorján. He was Utility Flute with the Opera Australia Orchestra, which performs at the iconic […]

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Dr. Suzanne Rice

Horn

Suzanne Rice is the horn instructor at Anderson University. She has degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and Ball State University. She is an active freelance musician, participating in ensembles from chamber music to orchestras, including principal horn for the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, associate principal for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, […]

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David Robbins

Percussion

David Robbins, a native of Evansville, Ind., received a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and a Master of Arts degree, both from Ball State University, where he studied with Erwin Mueller and Richard Paul. In addition to teaching at AU and Anderson Community Schools, he is very active as a freelance percussionist in […]

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Bill Schmidt

Tuba

Bill Schmidt is the principal tuba player with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and founding member of The Basement Brass Quintet. He also plays with the Chicago Brass Band, Indianapolis Brass Choir, Indiana Wind Symphony, and the Kokomo Park Band. Bill directs the Starry Knights, where he often plays the baritone saxophone, clarinet, and drum set, […]

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Leonid Sirotkin

Oboe

Leonid Sirotkin is a musician of versatile interest and accomplishments. As an orchestral player he is a Principal Oboe of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, member of the Fort Wayne Philharmoinc and Des Moines Metro Opera. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he served for almost a decade as principal English horn with the Kirov Opera […]

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Cynthia Shaver

Winds

Cynthia Shaver received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University in 1987. Whileat AU, she performed in the Honors Recital and was the instrumental winner in the Concerto-Aria Competition. Also, she was the recipient of the Marjory Fritz Memorial Scholarship and selected for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda. After college, she taught for two […]

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