- Avenue Brass
May 6, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Akron-based Avenue Brass. Stay tuned for details about the program.
ABOUT THE BAND
Cody Ray is a freelance trumpet player, educator, and composer. Currently studying at the University of Akron, Cody is a member of the Cleveland Philharmonic and performs in the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, and the Avenue Brass Quintet. He also performed in the University of Akron Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, Brass Choir, and Jazz Ensemble. In Spring 2015, he was selected to be a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition. As a composer, he was invited to participate in the Cleveland Chamber Symphony’s 2018 Young and Emerging Artist program. Cody’s primary teachers include Mark Maliniak, Jack Schantz, Scott Johnston, and Dr. Mark Dulin. He currently studies music composition with Dr. Robert Brownlow.
Sarah Palmer is a horn player from Brunswick, Ohio, who now studies under Dr. Margaret Tung at the University of Akron. She is a junior majoring in Brass Performance and currently a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Horn Choir, and the Avenue Brass Quintet. Sarah freelances in the Northeast Ohio and offers lessons to students around the area.
Andrew Wegierski is currently a junior at the University of Akron majoring in Jazz Studies & Composition. His primary teachers include Jack Schantz, Dr. Nikola Resanovic, and Dr. Jim Albrecht. Andrew enjoys playing in a wide range of ensembles including the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Jazz Trombone Group, and Brass Choir. Andrew is currently a lesson teacher in the areas of brass, drums, percussion and beginning piano at Firefly Music School in Akron, Ohio, an arranging intern for Phil Anderson at Playground Sessions, a part-time drummer with Aaron Dussing’s Polka Revolution, and a freelance Trombonist and composer. He is the primary arranger and composer for the University of Akron Jazz Trombone Group and regularly has his music premiered at Guzzetta Hall on the University’s campus. He is originally from Solon, Ohio, and is a proud graduate of Solon High School.
Andrew Brott- Forthcoming
David Burnett- Forthcoming