Faculty

Ava- Publicity Photo

Professor Ava Ordman

Associate Professor of Trombone
Lockport, IL

This is our ringleader.


Graduate Students

Aaron Wright- ATW (2)

Aaron Wright

MM (2nd yr, Music Performance)

Evan for Website

Evan Clifton

MM (2nd yr, Music Performance), University Distinguished Fellow
Howell, MI

Fern for Website

Fern Stevermer

MM (1st yr, Music Performance), AAGA Fellowship
Fulton, MO

Jamey for Website (2)

Jamey Morgan

MM (1st yr-Music Performance)
Boulder, CO

Jared for Website (2)

Jared Jarvis

MM (1st yr- Music Performance)
Brooklyn, MI

Philip for Website

Philip Mitchell

DMA (3rd yr, Music Performance)
Flint, MI

Roger for Website (2)

Roger Flatt

DMA (1st yr, Music Performance), Trombone TA
Carbondale, IL

Undergraduate Students

August for Website (2)

August Burchard

Senior (Music Ed)
Novi, MI

Austin- Picture for Website (2)

Austin Blower

Sphomore (Music Performance)
Wyoming, MI

Brendan for Website (2)

Brendan Smith

Freshman (Music Ed)
Grand Rapids, MI

Chris for Website (2)

Chris Tartalone

Sophomore (Music Ed)
Mason, MI
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David O for Website (2)

David O’Donnell

Freshman (Music Performance)
Haslett, MI

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Jonah Weller

Senior (Music Ed)
Grand Ledge, MI

Kim for Website (2)

Kimberly Roe

Freshman (Music Ed)
Flint, MI

Lucas for Website

Lucas Crawford

Sophomore (Music Ed.)

Matt O for Website

Matthew Oomkes

Junior (Music Ed)
Grand Rapids, MI

Ryan- Picture for Website (3)

Ryan Bauman

Freshman (Music Education)
Whitehall, MI

Sam for Website

Sam Luebke

Junior (Music Ed)
Harbor Springs, MI

Taylor- Thumbprint

Taylor LaPrairie

Senior (Music Ed)
Rockford, MI

Alumni


Mark Potter, B.M. (2007). Web developer, Cincinnati, OH
Tim Doyle, B.M.Ed. (2007). Band Director, Hackett Catholic Central High School, Kalamazoo, MI.
Trey Harris, B.M.Ed. (2007). Graduate Assistantship in Wind Conducting, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Martin Montoya, M.M. (2007).
Bryan Pokorney, D.M.A. (2007). Bass Trombone, Midland, West Shore, and Lansing Symphonies.
Robert Ball III, B.A. (2006).
Matt DuPrey, B.M.Ed. (2006). Band Director
Michael Hebert, B.M.Ed. (2006). High School Band Director, Campbellsport, WI
Daniel Horn, B.M.Ed. (2006). Band Director, East Lansing Catholic Schools
Nami Okomoto, B.A.Mus. (2006). U.S. Army Band, Ft. Lee, VA.
George Father, M.M. (2005). Bass Trombone, U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty, Boston, MA.
Sean Spicer, B.M.Ed. (2005). Middle School Band Director, Walled Lake, MI
Tim Newman, B.M.Ed. (2004). Band Director,  Alma High School, Alma, MI.
Aaron Pode, B.M.Ed. (2004). Band Director, De LaSalle High School, Warren, MI.
Donald Babcock, D.M.A. (2001). Assistant Professor of Trombone, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
Bryan Pokorney, M.M. (2000).
Dan Mattson, M.M. (1994). 2nd Trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Western Brass Quintet.
Robert Ward, M.M. (1983). Bass Trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids, MI.
Mike Matthews, Ph.D. (1982). Retired. Former Professor of Trombone, University of Missouri, St. Joseph.
Scott F. Burrows, B.M.Ed. (1982). Teaches music (wind instruments) at Booker T. Washington Middle School in NY City. Regular trombone sub on Broadway. Toured and recorded with “10,000 Maniacs”
John Meyer, M.M. (1981). Principal Trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids, MI.
Robert Ward, B.M.Ed. (1980). Bass Trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony and Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra