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Jennifer Marotta

Jennifer Marotta is a Los Angeles based musician who teaches trumpet at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. As an active freelance musician, she regularly performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the St. Louis …

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Ginger Turner

Ginger Turner retired from 27 year tenure performing with The United States Army Field Band. Her career has included playing principal trumpet, performing featured solos with the concert band, leading a brass quintet and presenting numerous master classes nationwide. She was the designer and coordinator of the widely-used instructional video, A Trumpeter’s Resource. Turner also developed …

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Susan Slaughter

Susan Slaughter joined the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in l969 and four years later became the first woman ever to be named Principal Trumpet of a major symphony orchestra. She has been on the faculty of the Grand Teton Orchestra Seminar, the National Orchestra Institute, The Texas Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. In …

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Faye-Ellen Silverman

Faye-Ellen Silverman began her music studies before the age of four at the Dalcroze School of Music in New York City. She first achieved national recognition by winning the Parents League Competition, judged by Leopold Stokowski, at the age of 13. She played her winning composition in Carnegie Hall (main hall) – her professional piano …

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Marquita Reef

Marquita Reef is a music educator in St. Louis, Missouri.  She holds a position at Metro Academic and Classical High School where she teaches a variety of subjects to include the Concert Band, Beginning Winds and Percussion, Music History, Jazz History, and Classical Guitar.  In addition to her board duties with the IWBC, she is …

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Angela Wellman

Angela M. Wellman is an award-winning trombonist, scholar, music educator, and activist. She began playing trombone in elementary school and began playing professionally at age 18 and after two decades she turned her attention to her main passion-teaching. In 2005 she founded the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) to ensure that Black children and …

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Ava Ordman

Ava Ordman has been the Associate Professor of Trombone at Michigan State University since 2002. She is also the principal trombonist of both the Cabrillo Music Festival and the Lansing Symphony Orchestras. For 24 years, Ordman was principal trombone of the Grand Rapids Symphony, relocating to the Detroit area to work as a psychotherapist, teach …

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Laurel Ohlson

Laurel Bennert Ohlson, National Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Horn, has appeared as a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and Virginia Chamber Orchestra, and in numerous solo engagements across the U.S. and South America.  She was a member of the Capitol Woodwind Quintet from 1986-2012, and has been a member of Eclipse …

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Lynn Mostoller

Lynn Mostoller joined the Santa Fe Symphony in 2004, where she currently serves as second trombonist. From 1991 to 2001 she served as principal trombonist of the Tulsa Philharmonic. Prior to her appointment in Tulsa, Ms. Mostoller performed regularly with the Women’s Philharmonic, the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony. She has also …

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