Winds

 

Cindy DurrellCindy Durrell, flute & Children’s Choir

Cindy is a music educator with 15 years of experience teaching students of all ages; from private and group instruction to directing bands, choirs and musical theater.  While teaching middle school band in the Pittsburgh Diocese, a number of her students were selected to honors bands, including three 1st chairs.  As a flutist, Cindy can be heard in the Red Hill Band and at St. Eleanor’s Church, where she directs the Contemporary Ensemble and Youth Choir.  She has performed in a variety of ensembles(orchestra, pit orchestra, chamber music, concert and marching band) and recorded a CD as part of a flute and guitar duo.

Cindy holds a B.S. in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University and has completed graduate courses in Music Education  at both West Chester University and Duquesne University.  While at Penn State, she studied flute with Dr. Eleanor Armstrong. She has also studied with Michel Debost at an Oberlin Flute Institute and performed in masterclasses for Jeffery Khaner, Andreas Kroper, and Eric Hoover.

 

Tom Keiser, saxophone and beginning woodwindsTom Keiser

Tom is a native of the Perkiomen Valley area and an alumnus of Community Music School. He graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a minor in jazz studies.  While studying at WCU, Tom performed with many ensembles including the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Statesmen Jazz Ensemble as well as many small jazz groups.  Tom currently works with the Hatboro-Horsham Marching Unit as their woodwind technician. Tom joined the CMS winds faculty in 2011.

 

Ryan Leaver

Ryan Leaver, saxophone, flute

Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer, Ryan Leaver received his B.A. in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2003 and his M.A. in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2006.  He has received instruction in the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Eurythmics, and the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization from leaders in each respective field.  Some of his teachers include Dennis Sandole, Charlie Banacos, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Bob Moses, Ran Blake, John Thomas, and Ben Monder.

 

saxBob Schwanger, saxophone, clarinet

Bob Schwanger has been a private clarinet, saxophone and flute instructor for over 30 years in the Boyertown, Pottstown, Twin Valley and surrounding areas.  He’s a 1976 graduate of Bloomsburg State College.  He has played lead clarinet in the Boyertown Alumni Band for nearly 40 years.  He especially enjoys playing jazz tenor sax in the Sunnybrook Jazz Band.  He also plays with the O’Such Rhythm and Music Band and has been active in worship groups locally.

His students have participated in many local school bands and jazz bands; as well as Inter-County, County, District and State concert and jazz bands.  Some of his students have become members of the Penn State Blue Band, Temple University Bands and other college music groups. He enjoys working with students of all ages.  Currently their ages range from nine to seventy-two.  He also enjoys teaching all styles of music.
Cecelia Sullivan

 

Cecelia Dempsey Sullivan, oboe

MM in voice performance, Temple University. BM in oboe and voice performance, Temple University. Performance Certificate, Academy of Vocal Arts. Associate Principal English Horn with Florida Symphony.

 

Erin TrautmannErin Trautmann, bassoon

Erin Trautmann holds a B.M.E. in music education from Penn State University.  While at Penn State, Erin was active in wind ensemble, orchestra, and many different chamber music ensembles. She studied bassoon and reed making with Daryl Durran.  Erin teaches elementary band at Arrowhead, Audubon, Eagleville, and Worcester Elementary Schools in the Methacton School District.  She also performs with the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds in Wayne, PA.

 

 

Ingrid Zepp

Ingrid Zepp, clarinet & bass clarinet, Department Chair

Ingrid has more than 20 years’ teaching and orchestral experience on both clarinet and bass clarinet. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Georgia. She has performed with a number of orchestras in the Southeast as well as in the Philadelphia area, including the Augusta (GA) Symphony Orchestra, the Augusta Opera Company, the Macon (GA) Symphony Orchestra, and the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Ingrid enjoys teaching both beginning and more advanced students and a number of her students have chosen to continue their musical studies at the university level.

 

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