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.
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.
** Mike is only Available for Lessons via Skype by Special Appointment, or in Person at Hiram College **
Originally from Darnestown, MD Mike is an active performer and eductor currently based in the Akron/Cleveland area. In addition to his work at the Columbus Brass Academy Mike also serves as Director of Bands at Hiram College where he directs the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, teachers Low Brass Lessons, and teaches various Music Courses for the college such as Musicianship and Music Technology. 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