Jennifer Kirby, Horn
Jennifer Kirby, a native of Morgantown, WV, studied horn with Virginia Thompson at West Virginia University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance. As a student at WVU, she participated in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Horn Choir, African Drum & Dance Ensemble, and the Mountaineer Marching Band. In 1999, she was selected to participate in the Disneyland Collegiate All-Star Band in Anaheim, CA. Since moving to Ohio, Ms. Kirby has been an active freelance horn player, performing with the Columbus Horn Group, Central Ohio Symphony, Southeastern Ohio Symphony, McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Heisey Wind Ensemble, Central Ohio Brass Band, and Dublin Silver Band. She has been a music teacher with the Buckeye Valley Local School District in Delaware, OH, since 2000, directing upper elementary choir, all levels of band, and the pit orchestra for musical productions.
Daniel Joy, Low Brass
Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Daniel has been an active musician in the area for nearly 20 years. Daniel earned both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of the Arts in Music Education degrees from The Ohio State University.Daniel currently performs with the Central Ohio Brass Band as a trombonist and has performed in many ensembles, including The Ohio State University Marching Band (TBDBITL) where he played and marched baritone with M-Row. He is beginning his 12th year of teaching music in Pickerington Local Schools and 16th consecutive year of private lesson instruction. Daniel has had many Trombone and Euphoinium students see great success in OMEA solo/ensemble festivals, college music auditions, and honors ensemble auditions.
Originally from Darnestown, MD Mike is an active young musician currently based in the Akron/Cleveland area. Mike holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of PA, and a Masters in Euphonium performance from Georgia State University. Mike is co-founder and director the Columbus Brass Academy. For several years Mike has maintained large studio of private trombone, euphonium, and tuba students in Atlanta, GA, and in Columbus OH until 2018 He has taught students ages 5-72 of all ability levels.
Also active as a performer, Mike currently performs as solo Euphonium with the Central Ohio Brass Band here in Columbus Ohio. Outside of Ohio Mike also performs with the ATLAS Quartet and the Keystone Wind Ensemble. Mike has performed with rock bands, symphony orchestras, and everything in between. In addition to his work at the Columbus Brass Academy Mike is also Director of Bands at Hiram College. Mike is currently only available for lessons via Skype by special appointment only. For more on Mike's performance career visit him at EuphMike.com