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Cabrillo Festival Brass

Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Brass Players 


HORN


Kristin Jurkscheit, Principal

Current residence:
Baltimore MD

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 1992


Kristin-Jurkscheit


Gavin Reed, Assistant Principal

Current residence:
Houston TX

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2012

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Fritz Foss

Current residence:
Denver CO

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2006

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Thomas Hundemer

Current residence:
Shreveport LA

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 1993

Thomas-Hundemer


Nicky Roosevelt

Current residence:
Berkeley CA

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 1984

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TRUMPET


Craig Morris, Principal

Current residence:
Coral Gables FL

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2007

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Craig's website: craigmorristrumpet.com
Craig's blog: livmusic.com


Andrew Gignac

Current residence:
San Antonio TX

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2004

Andrew-Gignac

 


Lauren Eberhart

Current residence:
San Antonio TX

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2005

Lauren-Eberhart


Micah Wilkinson

Current residence:
Portland OR

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2010


TROMBONE


Ava Ordman, Principal

Current residence:
Lansing MI

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 1998 

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Dan Mattson

Current residence:
Grand Rapids MI

First played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2005

Dan-Mattson


Robert K. Ward

Current residence:
Grand Rapids MI

I also play: Golf 

I first played with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2000

Born in: St. Joseph MI

When not at Cabrillo Festival: I play in the Grand Rapids Symphony, teach privately, direct a youth orchestra

My favorite piece performed at Cabrillo: Christopher Rouse, Concerto for Percussion

Robert-WardI have been playing bass trombone in the Grand Rapids Symphony and teaching in the West Michigan area since 1980.  I feel fortunate that my passion for performing music is also my vocation.  I have worked with many amazing musicians and performed scores of memorable performances over the years.  However, the musical highlight of my career is the two weeks I spend each year at the Cabrillo Festival.  It is the ultimate "summer music camp" that repeats each year!  The great musicians, composers, and especially Marin make Cabrillo the greatest music festival on the planet!  Thank you to the people of Santa Cruz for all of your incredible enthusiasm and support of the Cabrillo Music Festival!


TUBA


Forrest Byram, Principal

Current residence:
San Francisco CA

First played in the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra: 1990

Born in: Evanston IL

When not at Cabrillo Festival: I freelance throughout northern California

 

Forrest-ByramI started playing tuba in a public school music program when I was eight years old. I graduated from Northwestern University, where I had the marvelous experience of studying with Arnold Jacobs, famed tubist with the Chicago Symphony. Unfortunately, the tuba did not come into existence in time to be included in the Baroque and Classical repertoires. Even though I will never perform the music of Bach or Mozart, I still hope that I will gain some insight into their music before I depart this world.


 

 

All photos on the Brass page by: r.r. jones