2016 Biographies — Brass

Susan Hurley-Glowa

Susan Hurley-Glowa

French Horn

Susan Hurley-Glowa teaches horn and ethnomusicology at the University of Texas Brownsville and UTPA. She studied horn at SUNY Potsdam (B.M.), University of Louisville (M.M.), and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. Her horn teachers include Roy Schaberg and the British soloist Ifor James. Susan has played with ensembles in the United States and Germany including the UTB Faculty Brass Quintet, Opera Fairbanks, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Northern New York and the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Susan is widely published as an ethnomusicology and hosts a world music radio show in Rio Grande Valley.


James Kowalsky

trumpet

Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees, University of Wisconsin Madison; principal trumpet with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, performed with orchestras in Wisconsin, Illinois,  Minnesota, Wyoming and 45 seasons with Fairbanks Symphony Orch. Taught at colleges in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Alaska. Studied with the late Arnold Jacobs and Adolph “Bud” Herseth of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Cheryl Pierce

Cheryl Pierce

French Horn

Cheryl is a member of the brass faculty at University of Alaska Anchorage and is Assistant Horn at the Anchorage Symphony. A member of Chucagh Brass, Cheryl has toured extensively performing and teaching around Alaska. she earned a master's in music degree from Temple University She has served in the U.S. Air Force, where she played the French horn.


Eric Schneider

Trombone


Richard Tremarello

Richard Tremarello

French Horn

Richard Tremarello, French horn, performs Broadway shows at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, opera at Milwaukee's Skylight Music Theatre and works regularly with the Green Bay Symphony. He worked on Broadway with Peter Pan and has toured with Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar in North America. Originally from Fairbanks, Richard holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Arkansas State University and the University of North Texas.


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