Faculty Brass Recital

The Shepherd University Department of Music will present a Faculty Brass Showcase on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Frank Arts Center Shipley Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will feature each of Shepherd University's Brass faculty in individual performances of various works, as well as an ensemble performance of the Brass Quintet No. 1 by Victor Ewald. Performers include trumpet professor Wayne Cameron, French horn professor Daniel Carter, low brass professor Christopher Quade, and trombone professor Dr. James Ryon, as well as senior music major Laura Sterner.

A native of North Carolina, Wayne Cameron received his BM in performance from East Carolina University, and his MM in performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music. Mr. Cameron was a member of the North Carolina Symphony and 1st Trumpet in the Annapolis Symphony under Leon Fleisher, and has performed with the London Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and the Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center. He has been 1st Trumpet with the Chesapeake Brass Quintet for twenty years. In addition to his many recital and solo appearances throughout the East Coast, Mr. Cameron also gives workshops and lectures on controlling stage fright. He conducted the Frederick Symphony for four years and has conducted the University of Maryland Baltimore County Symphony and Wind Ensemble since 1989. In addition to teaching at Shepherd University, he has been on the trumpet and chamber music faculty at Peabody Conservatory for over twenty years. A former Peabody faculty member called Mr. Cameron " a teacher's teacher." His unique teaching style and uncanny insight into playing problems has made Mr. Cameron one of the most sought after teachers in the mid-Atlantic region.

Daniel Carter is originally from Baltimore, MD and currently teaches Elementary Band in the Howard County Public System. Along with a busy performance schedule in the Columbia/Baltimore area, Daniel also maintains a private horn studio. He received his Master's Degree in Horn Performance from Ithaca College. There he studied under Alex Shuhan, Professor of Horn and founding member of professional brass quintet Rhythm and Brass. While at Ithaca, he performed in many ensembles including the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and also several chamber groups in the area. He has also performed around the Finger Lakes Region with the Cornell Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as well as the Utica Symphony Orchestra and Festival Chamber Orchestra. Prior to earning his Master's Degree, Daniel studied with James Vaughn of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra at Shepherd University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Mr. Carter is principal horn of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and Columbia Orchestra and is an active performer with the UMBC Symphony Orchestra, Chapelgate Christian Academy Orchestra and IHS Brass Quintet.

Born and raised in the Washington D.C. Area, Christopher T. Quade returned in 1996 to accept a position in The United States Air Force Band; after four months he was appointed to the position of Solo Tubist with that organization. Mr. Quade received his Bachelor of Music Performance from Indiana University, where he was awarded the coveted Performer's Certificate; he received his Master of Music Performance (Tuba) from the University of Michigan. Mr. Quade has held positions in the Columbus Pro Musica Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and at Walt Disney World in Florida; he has performed with the orchestras of Arlington, Alexandria, Washington, Evansville and Ann Arbor. His vast chamber music experience has seen him performing in 20 states and at such prestigious competitions as the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the New York Concert Artists Guild. Mr. Quade is the Executive Director of Dominion Music Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music to those whose spirits need a lift; he also performs as Solo Tubist with the organization's crown jewel, The Dominion Brass, a world-class performing ensemble featuring many of the finest musicians in the area. Mr. Quade spent a year as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Valdosta State University. He has taught a private studio of tuba and euphonium students from various Fairfax County schools and is frequently sought after to judge competitions and perform clinics across the country.

Dr. James Ryon has served as Trombone Professor at Shepherd since 2008 and holds similar posts at Gettysburg College and McDaniel College. Dr. Ryon received his Music Education degree from East Carolina University, his Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America. He completed additional studies at Indiana University and the University of Louisville. Dr. Ryon played in the 324th US Army Band, and was an instrumental music teacher for Carroll County (MD) public schools for 31 years. As a professional trombonist, Ryon has worked with such names as Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Barry Manilow Englebert Humperdink, Glenn Campbell, the Ringling Brothers Circus Band and others. In 1977, he co-founded the Chesapeake Brass Quintet, one of the first groups of it kind to exist in the Baltimore area. Dr. Ryon has served as principal trombonist with the Harrisburg (PA) Symphony, and has also performed with the Lancaster Symphony, the Maryland Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. He currently is principal trombonist for the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, and also performs with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the Shippensburg Summer Festival Orchestra.

For more information about the Brass Faculty Showcase or other Shepherd Music events call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.