Winds/Strings

Jessica Prus Harris – Flute, Piano

Jessica has studied flute and piano privately since she was in middle school. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Flute Performance from Northwestern University and the University of Louisville. She also recently completed her Master of Music Education degree at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Jessica performs on flute and piccolo with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Jessica has been teaching piano and flute for the Stafford Music Academy since 2008.

Eric Bowling – Flute –Temporarily Unavailable

Hailing from Missouri, Eric Bowling has enjoyed playing the flute for over fifteen years. Eric completed his Bachelors of Music from Truman State University before moving to Indiana to finish both his Master of Music and Performer’s Diploma from Indiana University in the Jacobs School of Music.

Eric has been teaching privately for over seven years in both flute and music theory. As an avid supporter of new music, Eric frequently premieres new works for the flute and acts as a consultant for emerging composers. Eric is the Adjunct Instructor of Woodwinds at Vincennes University where he teaches privately as well as directs the VU Woodwind Ensemble. He performs regularly with the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble (SIWE), Holographic, and has performed with the Bloomington Pops, Bloomington Chamber Singers, Owensboro Symphony, and Voces Novae. Eric lives in Bloomington, where he bases his studio and freelances in the surrounding Southern Indiana region.

Sean Burdette – Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn

Trumpet player Sean Burdette is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Edmund Cord. Primarily a classical performer, Sean is also proficient at jazz and baroque styles. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education and Music Performance from Alderson Broaddus University, and Masters in Music from Indiana University. While at Alderson Broaddus, he was president of the local chapters for Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, and National Association for Music Education. He also founded Theta Tau Upsilon Fraternity of Music, an organization to help promote music at low-income schools. Honors and awards he received included winner of the biannual concerto and honors recital competition from 2009-2014. Sean has played with the West Virginia Symphony, Indiana University Philharmonic, and Indiana University Wind Ensemble. He studied under Todd Wilson, Timothy DeWitt, John Rommel and Edmund Cord, with additional baroque trumpet study under Kris Kwapis.

Derek Granger – Saxophone, Clarinet

Derek Granger is an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is pursuing his Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance in the studio of Otis Murphy. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Derek graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. Derek served as the Director of Choirs at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona from 2011 until 2017, during which time he also played alto saxophone with the Presidio Saxophone Quartet and freelanced throughout the Tucson area. Former teachers include Timothy McAllister, Kelland Thomas, and Mark McArthur.

Brady Lanier – Cello

Brady Lanier is an active performer on the cello and viola da gamba. He has appeared with numerous ensembles in the Houston area and beyond, including the Houston Symphony, Houston Bach Society, Mercury Baroque, Ars Lyrica, Istanpitta (at the Texas Renaissance Festival), Musikanten Montana, and Revels Houston. He is a founding member of Quaver Viol Consort (www.quaver.org). Brady is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is currently working towards earning a Master of Music degree at Indiana University. Brady is also an active arranger and composer, having had works performed by the Houston Symphony, the United States Air Force Orchestra, the Consort Co-Op at the 50th VdGSA Conclave (broadcast nationally on NPR), and numerous other groups. His music has been featured in three performances at Carnegie Hall. Brady had a sizeable teaching studio in Houston and is certified as a Suzuki Instructor. Many of his students have performed in competitive local youth orchestras, in Region and All-State Orchestras, and at Solo and Ensemble contests.

Sun Huh – Violin, Viola

Sun Huh is a native of South Korea. Huh began the violin at age 8, and she is the winner of many national competitions in South Korea. In 2002, she began her studies under Professor Stephen Picard at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule fuer Musik in Berlin, Germany for two years. She later finished her undergraduate studies and earned a diploma and Konzert-Examen in solo performance with Professor Ida Bieler at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Duesseldorf. In Germany, Huh began her European career and was the winner of many prizes both as a soloist and as a part of a chamber music group. She debuted with the Bochum symphony orchestra and later gave more concerts with several German orchestras. She was also featured as a chamber musician in a performance with the Heine string quartet in Ochsenhausen in Germany.

In 2009, Huh was awarded the prestigious “Barbara and Jacobs” scholarship to pursue her Performer Diploma at Indiana University Jacobs School of music under the tutelage of the Queen Elizabeth competition gold medalist, professor Ik-Hwan Bae. After finishing her Performer Diploma, Huh continued her studies at the Jacobs School of Music and obtained a Masters of Music degree under internationally-renowned violinist and pedagogue, Professor Mark Kaplan. Huh is in her 2nd year of DM studies with professor Mark Kaplan at IU. She held a concertmaster position during her MM degree, and she is actively performing as a chamber musician as well as a soloist during her studies at IU.

Christa Cole – Violin

Christa Cole is a violinist, pianist, and music theorist hailing from Boise, Idaho. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Theory with a minor in Violin Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Grigory Kalinovsky. Christa received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with David Bowlin. While at Oberlin, Christa performed Shulamit Ran’s Violin Concerto with the Oberlin Orchestra as a winner of the Conservatory’s annual concerto competition. Christa began her violin studies at age 4 under the Suzuki method. While in high school, she took Suzuki Teacher Training courses for Violin Books 1 and 2 and started her own violin studio. In addition, Christa studied piano formally for 15 years.  As a music theorist, Christa combines her passion for teaching, performing, writing, and thinking about music, and she aims to nurture this passion in all her students.

Christopher Alley – Viola & Violin

Christopher Alley is originally from El Paso, Texas and has been playing the viola since age 10. He attended Idyllwild Arts Academy and went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He earned a Master of Music in 2017 and Performer’s Diploma in 2018 from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His principal teachers include Donald McInnes, Roger Myers, and Edward Gazouleas. He studied violin and viola pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and studied chamber music with members of the Miró and Pacifica string quartets. Christopher is an avid performer of orchestral and chamber music. He currently performs as a member of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared in concert at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and the Round Top Festival Institute.

Not Pictured: Elise Bond, Clarinet & Recorder