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.
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.
Jacob Wilder won the Principal Horn position in the Virginia Symphony before the 17-18 Season after playing for two years in the section. He completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Performance Certificate in French Horn performance at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles while studying with Andrew Bain and David Krehbiel.
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.