Mike Waddell, Low Brass, Co-Founder & Director

Originally from Darnestown, MD Mike maintains and active teaching and perform career in and outside of Ohio. In addition to his work at the Columbus Brass Academy Mike also serves as Director of Bands/Instructor of Music at Hiram College where he directs the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, teaches Low Brass Lessons, Music Theory, Music Entrepreneurship, and more. Mike is also the co-founder and technical director of schoolofbrass.com, a revolutionary platform bringing together the top brass artists with students around the globe.  

As a performer Mike has recorded with the Keystone Wind Ensemble, southern rock band Rye, and Zach Collins.  His debut solo album "Cascades," will be releasing in January 2021.

Mike holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of PA, and a Masters in Music performance from Georgia State University.  For more on Mike's performance and teaching career visit him at EuphMike.com

Dr. Isaac Winland, Trumpet

Isaac Winland is originally from Sistersville, WV and holds degrees in trumpet performance from Marshall University and the University of Akron. Isaac recently received his Doctorate in Musical Arts from The Ohio State University. Isaac has been teaching music to all levels for several years, and has a multitude of playing experiences from playing solo recitals to performing with a large jazz ensemble in Europe. In addition to his work at the Columbus Brass Academy, Dr. Winland is Adjunct Professor of Music at West Liberty University, Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at Hiram College, and Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at Mt. Vernon Nazerene University. 

Dr. Ian Hewetson, Horn

Ian Hewetson is originally from Sugar Grove, Ohio and holds degrees in music performance from Capital University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Texas Tech University. 

Ian has served as Lecturer of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico where he was featured soloist with the ENMU Wind Symphony performing the work Wingspan by Gary KuoIn addition to his appointment at ENMU, Ian also served as a part-time instructor at Texas Tech University where he taught applied horn lessons and advanced brass techniques for senior music education majors.

Since returning to Columbus, Ian has quickly gained momentum as an in-demand freelance performer, clinician, and teacher, having performed with Amy Grant on her 2019 Christmas tour in Columbus and presented various masterclasses and clinics at universities and high schools across the greater Columbus area.

Ian maintains an active performance schedule frequently performing with Opera Project Columbus, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Westerville Symphony Orchestra to name a few. In addition to this Ian also maintains a private studio working with all levels of students both in person and online.  

Will Roesch, Low Brass, Composition

Will has recently returned to his home, Baltimore, Ohio after completing graduate studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.  While in Montana, he completed dual Masters of Music degrees in Tuba Performance and Composition studying with Dr. Benedict Kirby and Dr. Emilie LeBel, respectively.  During his graduate studies, Will served as graduate teaching assistant, composer, and guest/assistant conductor to the Grizzly Marching Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Concert Band, and UM Symphony Orchestra.  He performed with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, UM Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, UM Tuba/Euphonium Choir, Trombone Choir, Celebration Brass Quintet, the Quartetto Dolce Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, and the Tubissimo Tuba/Euphonium Quartet.  In his final year in Montana, Will served as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium for the university where he taught primary and secondary tuba and euphonium students and directed and coached the UM Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and Tubissimo Quartet.  He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Tuba Performance from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio where he studied with Tony Zilincik, and Will’s published music is available through Cimarron Music Press.  Will currently plays solo E-flat bass in the Central Ohio Brass Band, and he hopes to pursue his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Ohio State University.  

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.