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Halie Silverman - Brown

Halie Silverman-Brown is currently a Madison freelance player and educator and was formerly the principal trumpet of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and San Juan Symphony. She completed her Bachelor's in Trumpet Performance at the Eastman School of Music in 2008 and her Master of Music at Louisiana State University, where she studied with Brian Shaw and was a teaching assistant and performed in orchestras, big bands, and ensembles of all types. Silverman-Brown has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and with the LSU School of Music brass faculty, Spacecoast Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Sanibel Island Ensemble, Miami Players Ensemble, Rocky Mountain Brass Band, The New Sousa Band, Univision, continues to freelance and perform throughout the country and now the Midwest. Long interested in international trumpet study, Silverman-Brown traveled to Europe in 2007 to work with Ole Edvard Antonsen in Norway and Bruce Rhoten and Bob Platte in Germany. In the summer of 2008, she was invited to attend the Chosen Vale Music Seminar, a workshop featuring renowned trumpeters from around the world. Silverman-Brown has performed Alexander Goedicke’s Concert Etude at Louisiana State University, the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, with the Symphony of Toys at Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, and on National Public Radio’s From The Top, a radio show featuring talented young musicians. Her major teachers include James Thompson, Bob Earley, and Michael Hesse. She has also studied with Mark Gould, Ed Caroll, Gabriele Cassone, Stephen Burns, Markus Stockhausen, Thomas Stevens, Tony Plog, and Scott Ramsey. Silverman-Brown has held teaching positions at San Juan Community College in Farmington, NM, North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, FL, and Miami School of the Arts, and is currently a trumpet instructor for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district. Members of her studio have studied at Baylor University, The Frost School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Arizona State University, Eastman School of Music, UW Madison, and George Washington University and are consistently awarded music scholarships and performance opportunities.

Dan Wallach

Daniel Wallach received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the instruction of Les Thimmig. Daniel has studied jazz with George Garzone, Steve Duke, Dave Pike, Greg Keel, Bill Sears, and Richard Davis. He has also studied concert saxophone with Daniel Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Winds at UW-Stevens Point. While attending UW-Madison, Daniel played lead alto sax in its Jazz Ensemble One and principal saxophone in Symphonic Band under the direction of James Smith. He has been a soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Becker and the Madison Symphony under the direction of John DeMain. 


Daniel is currently the professor of saxophone, director of the Jazz Ensemble, and instructor of Jazz History, Saxophone Quartet, and the Jazz Combo at Edgewood College. He has performed with the Temptations and shared the stage with Chick Corea, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, War, and Morris Day and the Time. His former band Phat Phunktion has been featured as the house band on an episode of the Jenny Jones talk show. Daniel has been a frequent performer at the Isthmus Jazz Festival and other festivals throughout the country. He is an active educator, teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation throughout the Midwest. Daniel received an award for the music for the "Dejope" radio and television advertisement campaign he produced. He has recorded on the Sylvonics, Stellar, GoPop, Steve-o, and Kodos labels.

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