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Programs: Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

Kenneth Amis

World-renowned composer-performer Kenneth Amis enjoys an international career of high acclaim. Amis began his musical exploits in his home country of Bermuda. He started playing the piano at a young age and upon entering high school took up the tuba and developed an interest in performing and writing music. A Suite for Bass Tuba, composed when […]

Jennifer Bill

Saxophonist and conductor, Dr. Jennifer Bill has performed in Asia, throughout Europe and the United States. She performs solo and chamber music with a variety of groups including BRUSH|REED, Pharos Quartet, and ēmergere. As a conductor she currently leads the Boston University Concert Band. Dr. Bill is a Selmer Artist. Please visit for updated […]

Kyle Brightwell

Kyle Brightwell joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2012-13 season. He began his musical studies on piano and guitar at age four, and began focusing on percussion studies at age eleven. An avid performer/percussionist living in Boston, Mr. Brightwell has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Navy Band, U.S. Army […]

Geralyn Coticone

A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ms. Coticone studied with Kazuo Tokito of the Philadelphia Orchestra, followed by her studies at Boston University with Doriot Anthony Dwyer. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston University, she joined the New York Chamber Symphony and Mostly Mozart Orchestra as second flutist, followed shortly by her tenure […]

Terry Everson

Hailed by the Boston Globe for his “dazzling, clarion brightness with elegant edges,” and in the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “virtuosity and musicality that was simply stunning,” trumpeter Terry Everson is an internationally renowned soloist, educator, composer/arranger, conductor, and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories […]

John Ferrillo

Joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe at the start of the 2001 Tanglewood season, having appeared with the orchestra several times as a guest performer in recent seasons. From 1986 to 2001 he was principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He studied with John deLancie at the Curtis Institute, and John Mack […]

Timothy Genis

Timothy Genis joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in May 1993 as assistant timpani of the BSO and timpani of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Genis attended the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music. From July 1991 until his BSO appointment, he was associate timpani and assistant principal percussion of the Honolulu Symphony. Previously […]

Nancy Goeres

          Nancy Goeres is currently principal bassoonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, for which she has played since 1984. Before that, Nancy held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, The Caracas Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony. In addition to her appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony, she performs regularly at the leading festivals […]

Ronald Haroutunian

Ronald Haroutunian is an active performing artist in the New England area. He teaches bassoon at Boston University, University of Connecticut, MIT, Tufts, and NEC Prep. He performs with Rhode Island Philharmonic, extra bassoon with Boston Symphony, and also with Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra, Boston Ballet, and many others. His principal teachers […]

John Heiss

John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher. His works have been performed worldwide, receiving premieres by Speculum Musicae, Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Aeolian Chamber Players, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and Alea III. He has received awards and commissions from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, […]