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, Piano

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.

Thomas Wilson – Clarinet

Thomas is a Masters student studying at the Indiana University Jacobs School of music studying under the instruction of Eli Eban. He holds an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from Colorado State University where he had the opportunity to work closely with the esteemed pedagogue Wesley Ferreria. In 2011 Thomas had the Privilege of performing Robert Starers Kli Zemer Concerto with The CSU Orchestra, continuing on to perform the piece in Masterclass at the 2012 International Clarinet Associations Clarinetfest. With over years of performance experience on the clarinet Thomas has also performed extensively on Bass and Eb clarinets. He has maintained a private clarinet studio for over six years and has experience of teaching students from elementary to university levels. Thomas strives to provide his students with a positive and effective study environment.

Mallorie Stringfellow – Clarinet

Mallorie Stringfellow is currently pursuing a Performer Diploma in clarinet at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she completed a Master of Music degree in 2016. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Colorado State University. Active in arts administration, she serves as an administrative assistant for the Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater. Mallorie has a love for education and has experience teaching students of all ages. Her goal is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment while pushing her students to achieve the best of their abilities. In her spare time, you can find Mallorie reading, hiking, journaling, or running on the B-Line.

Jennifer Blackwell, saxophone, clarinet, recorder

Jennifer Blackwell is a Canadian saxophonist, clarinetist and music educator. Jennifer has worked extensively as a multi-instrumental woodwind studio teacher and ensemble director in both Canada and the United States, working with students aged 10-85 in a variety of settings including middle schools, high schools, the National Music Camp of Canada, New Horizons bands, community ensembles, and universities. As an active performer and advocate for new music, Ms. Blackwell has premiered numerous new works for saxophone, including several performances at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. In music scholarship, Jennifer serves as the editor of the North American Saxophone Alliance’s scholarly publication, The Saxophone Symposium, and has presented research and pedagogy clinics throughout Canada and the United States. Her most recent scholarly publication, “Research in Action: Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve One-to-One Teaching,” is published in The Journal of Research in Music Performance. Her pedagogical article, “Common Problems (and Solutions) for Developing Saxophonists,” is featured in the Fall 2015 volume of Canadian Music Educator. Jennifer graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2011, earning a bachelors degree in music education with distinction. She then began graduate work on a full fellowship at Central Michigan University, earning masters degrees in both saxophone performance and music education. She received a Jacobs School of Music Doctoral Fellowship to pursue her PhD in music education with a minor in saxophone performance at Indiana University, beginning in Fall 2014.

Catie McGovern – Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Catie McGovern is a recent graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, having completed her Master's Degree in Oboe Performance under the instruction of Professor Linda Strommen. She holds her undergraduate degree in Oboe Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, studying under Dr. Paige Morgan. In addition to studying oboe for almost 13 years, she has an extensive background in piano as well. Catie has a passion for music education and has experience teaching students ranging from ages 3-18. Her goal is to encourage students to develop upon their own musicianship skills and to provide students with a supportive and fun learning environment.

Burke Anderson – French Horn, Trumpet, Piano

Burke Anderson has been playing the French horn for 14 years and piano for 10 years. He also began playing the trumpet 18 years ago. He has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Horn Performance from Central Washington University as well as a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Horn Performance at Indiana University. Equally comfortable on valve horn and natural horn, Burke has performed throughout the country in modern orchestras and period instrument groups. He has taught privately since 2006.

Sean Burdette – Trumpet, 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.

Ariana Cappon – Violin

A native of New York, Ariana Cappon began her musical studies at age 3, taking violin lessons from Dorothy Roffman, and later from Grigory Kalinovsky, at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege.
Since then, she has participated in various festivals, including the Young Artists Orchestra Program at Tanglewood in 2009, Conservatory Music in the Mountains in 2011, Heifetz International Music Institute in 2012, and the Fontainebleau Academies Ecole d’art Americaines in 2014.
Her performances include recitals at Manhattan School of Music and the Jacobs School of Music, Concerto soloist playing Wieniawski’s Concerto in d minor with the Bergen County Philharmonic under David Gilbert, and concerts and masterclasses with musicians such as Paul Coletti and Philippe Quint. She has performed as concertmaster with the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra.
Miss Cappon recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Violin performance and Mathematics through the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University in 2016, under the instruction of Mauricio Fuks and Mark Kaplan. Continuing her studies at IU, she currently pursues a Master of Music in violin performance. In the summer of 2013, she won the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant for mathematics.

Mark Hatlestad – Viola, Violin

Mark Hatlestad is a violist from St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a recent graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he received both a Bachelors and Masters in Viola Performance under IU's "Artistic Excellence Fellowship". At IU, Mark studied viola with Atar Arad and Ed Gazouleas, as well as violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Dr. Brenda Brenner. He has taught both violin and viola for the IU Summer String Academy and the Fairview Violin Project. Mark began playing violin at the age of 4 under the Suzuki method before switching to viola in middle school.

Maria Romero – Violin

Modern and baroque violinist Maria Jose Romero is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music in Violin at Indiana University under the tutelage of Professor Kevork Mardirossian. Her hometown is in Valencia, Venezuela, where she started her musical training at age 11 in El Sistema. Ms. Romero is a prize winner at the National Society for Arts and Letters Instrumental Competition - Bloomington Chapter, and winner of the 2013 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra concerto competition. She has performed at internationally renowned venues including the Isaac Stern Hall in Carnegie Hall with the Sphinx Virtuosi. Ms. Romero is Program Director for MusAid, a non-profit organization that provides instruments and music education to schools in at-risk communities around the world.

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 (Temporarily Unavailable)

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.