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Elisa Koehler
D.M.A. in Conducting
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Dissertation: "Banda Minichini: An Italian Band in America"
  click here for more info: www.lyricbrass.com/minichini.

M.M. in Trumpet Performance
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1989

B.M. in Trumpet Performance
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, 1987

B.M. in Music Education
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, 1987

ADDITIONAL STUDY: Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute (2001-2002), Amherst Early Music Festival (2002), Conductors Guild Workshops (1999 - New York Virtuosi, 1992 - Eastman Wind Ensemble), The Conductors Institute at Hartt (1992, 1995), Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute (1989), Aspen Music Festival (1987, 1988), Eastern Music Festival (1985)

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MAJOR TEACHERS: Wayne Cameron, Harold Farberman, Edward Hoffman, Catherine Leach, Harlan Parker, Frederik Prausnitz, and John Spitzer.

HIGH SCHOOL HEROES: Jack Garner (Trumpet, US Army Blues) and Raymond Hardy (Band & Orchestra Director, Catonsville High School)


CURRENT POSITIONS:


EXPERIENCE:

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

Conductor,   Encore Symphony Orchestra (2000-2002)

Guest Conductor,   All County Middle School Orchestra, Anne Arundel County, MD (2006)

Guest Conductor,   All County Middle School Orchestra, Harford County, MD (2002)

Guest Conductor,   All County Middle School Orchestra, Washington County, MD (1999)

Guest Conductor,   All County High School Orchestra, Frederick County, MD (1999)

Conductor,   Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra (1997-98)

Guest Conductor,   All County Middle School Orchestra, Carroll County, MD (1998)

Conductor/Manager,   Greater Baltimore Youth String Orchestra (1994-97)

Assistant Conductor,   Frederick Symphony Orchestra (1993-96)

Fellow,   American Composer-Conductor Program (1995)

Assistant Conductor,   Peabody Wind Ensemble (1991-93)

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Trumpet Instructor,   Loyola College in Maryland (1993-2000)

Adjunct Instructor,   Frederick Community College (1997-99); Introduction to Music History and Appreciation

Adjunct Instructor,   Essex Community College (1996-98); Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, developed curriculum for Music Literature course offering

Music Education Teaching Assistant,   Peabody Conservatory (1991-92)

Trumpet Teaching Assistant,   University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1987-89)

TRUMPET EXPERIENCE

Freelance/Substitute Trumpet:   Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bach Sinfonia (Natural Trumpet), Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Cumberland Valley Chamber Players, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Maryland Early Brass Consort (Natural Trumpet), Modern Musick (Natural Trumpet), Orchestra of the 17th Century (Cornetto and Natural Trumpet), Symphony at Deep Creek, Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble (Cornetto)

Third Trumpet,   Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-90)

Second Trumpet,   Dayton Opera Orchestra (1989-90)

Second Trumpet,   Brasswind Quintet [UTK faculty quintet] (1987-89)

Extra Trumpet,   Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (1987-89)

Principal Trumpet,   Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra (1987-89)

SOLO APPEARANCES

Western Maryland College Chamber Orchestra (2001)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F

Orchestra of the 17th Century (2001)
Torelli: Concerto for Two Trumpets in D Major
(with Stanley Curtis)

The Columbia Orchestra (2000)
Hummel: Concerto in E-flat, Copland: Quiet City

The Frederick Orchestra (1999)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets in C (with Jim Sherry)

Handel Choir of Baltimore Orchestra (1998)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F

University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra (1989)
Haydn: Concerto in E-flat Major

RECORDINGS

Chamber Music
      The Lyric Brass Quintet: "Christmas Around the World"
      (Valley Media CD ASIN B000085J9E) 2002

      The Lyric Brass Quintet: "Daydreams, Desires & Diversions"
      (Orchard CD 83707 21132) 2000

Orchestral/Choral
      Handel: Alexander's Feast
      The Bach Sinfonia and Handel Choir of Baltimore, Daniel Abraham, Conductor
      (Dorian) forthcoming late 2006

      Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine and Orchestra
      of the 17th Century: "Mass in Honor of the Immaculate Conception"
      Peter Latona, Conductor
      (SuperAudio CD) 2004

      The Handel Choir of Baltimore: "Christmas"
      T. Herbert Dimmock, Conductor
      (Brioso Recordings CD 124) 2000

      Argento: "A Water Bird Talk" and "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night"
      John Shirley-Quirk, Baritone and Linda Mabbs, Soprano
      Sinfonia of St. Cecilia, Sara Watkins, Conductor
      (Koch 3-7388-2 H1) 1997

Rock/Pop
      Mary Prankster: "Roulette Girl"
      Trumpet, Brass Arranger
      (Fowl FWL011CD) 1999

PUBLICATIONS:

"Bach Cantata Trumpet Parts: A Compendium" in International Trumpet Guild Journal (forthcoming January 2007)

"An Interview with Stanley Curtis" in International Trumpet Guild Journal (forthcoming January 2007)

"A Trumpeter's Guide to the Cornett" in International Trumpet Guild Journal. Vol. 30, No. 2 (January 2006)

Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516, First Movement. Arrangement for Brass Quintet with historical notes. Lyric Brass Publications, LBP 0107- 076 (2006)

"An Interview with Kiri Tollaksen" in International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4 (June 2004)
http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2004journal/200406Tollaksen.pdf

"The Fifth Maryland Early Brass Festival" in International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2 (January 2004)
http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2004journal/200401Maryland.pdf

"In Search of Hummel: Perspectives on the Trumpet Concerto of 1803" in International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2 (January 2003)
http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2003journal/0301hummel.pdf

"A Beginner's Guide to the Baroque Natural Trumpet" in International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3 (March 2002)
http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2002journal/0203natural.pdf

CD Liner Notes for The Lyric Brass Quintet: "Daydreams Desires and Diversions" (Orchard CD 83707 21132) (2000).

"The Italian Wind Band: Its Heritage and Legacy" in Journal of the Conductors' Guild   (Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer/Fall 1995 [published in 1997])

"Salvatore Minichini" and "Joseph Minichini" in The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music Supplement by William H. Rehrig, Integrity Press (1996).

"Masterworks in Miniature: Transcriptions of the Classics for Young String Orchestra" in Maryland Music Educator   (Nov./Dec. 1995).

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Artist Faculty, National Trumpet Competition (2003-present)

Recording Reviews Editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal (2002 - 2005)

Faculty Advisor, Jubilate Deo (Catholic Student Organization), Goucher College (2000 - present)

Cantor/Pastoral Musician, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Libertytown, Maryland (1996 - present)

Panelist, Maryland State Arts Council Grant Advisory Panel for Music (1998-2000)



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