Dr. Alan Carr is on faculty at Bates College, the University of Maine at Augusta, and New England Music Camp. At Bates, he directs the applied music program and the concert series, directs the brass ensemble, and teaches low brass. Previously, he was on the music faculty at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Dr. David Johansen is the Professor of Trombone at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA and is also a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra; he has held both positions for twenty years.
Daphna Schmidt is a freelance trumpet player and teacher in New York City. A native of Philadelphia, Daphna graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance – classical and jazz. She also holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a Music Education Certificate. She is currently the General Music teacher for grades K-5 at Linden Tree Elementary School in Bronx, New York.
Andrew Willmott, an alumnus of NEMC, is the senior trumpet instructor at the Westport Music Center, where he has been teaching students of all ages and levels of ability since 1996. Mr. Willmott has been on our faculty since the summer of 2011, and is an active performer in the greater New York City area where he plays in a variety of styles from classical to contemporary.
Mr. Larsen holds a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from Old Dominion University, studying with Dr. William Bartolotta, and a Master of Music in trumpet performance from Rice University, studying with Armando Ghitalla. Mr. Larsen regularly performs with the New Haven Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, Ridgefield Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, Nutmeg Symphony, and Berkshire Jazz Orchestra. Previous positions include Co-Principal Trumpet with the Greenville Symphony, Principal Trumpet with the Symphony Orchestra of Augusta.