Wendy Matthews

Wendy Matthews

Dr. Wendy K. Matthews is a music educator, researcher, conductor, and trumpet player. She serves at Kent State University (Kent, OH) as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Assessment in the College of Arts, Professor of Music Education, and director of the Kent State Youth Winds. She holds degrees from George Mason University, the University of Maryland-College […]

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Deanna Swoboda holding tuba

Deanna Swoboda

Dr. Deanna Swoboda – tubist, educator, entrepreneur, and Associate Professor of Music at Arizona State University. She is a former tubist of Dallas Brass and creator and performer of a recruiting video and educational music workshop called “Band Blast Off.” Deanna has co-hosted (2012) and hosted IWBC (2019) conferences as well as host for ITEC 2023. Deanna

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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

After twenty-four years as principal trombone with the Grand Rapids Symphony – a job she attained at the age of 19 – Ava Ordman moved to the Detroit area to work as a psychologist and continue as a freelance trombonist. While working in Grand Rapids at age 41, Ordman returned to school to pursue a

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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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