Sunday, March 4, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 pm
LIU Post Fine Arts Center, Brookville, NY

Brad Siroky, Trumpet

Brad Siroky (trumpet) is an active freelance performer in and around New York City. He has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the city including the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, as well as on Broadway. In addition to being in demand as an orchestral musician, Mr. Siroky is an avid chamber musician and soloist. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Connecticut Grand Opera, the LIU Post Wind Symphony, the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, the New England Bach Soloists, the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, and the Westfield Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Siroky has recorded for Telarc, Newport Classics, Centaur Records, Titanic Records and Koch International Classics.

As an educator, Mr. Siroky has participated in such programs as Carnegie Hall's "LinkUP!" concerts for children, the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts and the Orchestra of St. Luke's Family Concerts including appearances with Jamie Bernstein and actor John Lithgow. As an instructor, he has given masterclasses throughout the New York metro area, and maintained a private studio for several years. Additionally, Mr. Siroky has been a faculty member of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School since 2001, the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division since 2003, the Special Music School since 2007, and has served as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at LIU Post since 2009.

Mr. Siroky holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he received awards for Outstanding Achievement in Brass Performance in 1999 and 2001. Mr. Siroky graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy. His principal teachers include Dr. Richard Burkart, Chris Gekker and Robert Sullivan.

Sharon Moe, French Horn

Sharon Moe is a renowned French horn virtuoso. She has performed in major halls and festivals throughout the United States, France, Spain and Argentina. Ms. Moe won the prestigious WAMSO Competition at 17, and made her solo debut with the Minnesota Orchestra. She was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to be Solo Horn for the World Premier and recording of his composition Mass at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Maestro Bernstein also introduced her to the King of Norway. She was critically acclaimed for her solo performance in the World Premier of Olivier Messiaen's From the Canyons to the Stars in Lincoln Centers Alice Tully Hall.

Sharon Moe has been featured in many TV Specials for PBS, CBS, ABC, and Cable. She records for CD's, films and TV ranging from classical to jazz. She has recorded and worked with numerous stars, maestro's and artists such as: Leonard Bernstein, Steven Schwartz, Philip Glass, Wynton Marsalis, James Levine, Beverly Sills, Danny Kaye, Tony Bennett, Wonder Pets #1 TV Show for children, Secret Windows (film with Johnny Depp) TV show Tonys for Broadway, and John Corigliano, just to name a few.

Currently she performs as Principal horn for Long Island Philharmonic, New York Chamber Soloists, Colonial Symphony, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, New York City Opera and The Bronx Arts Ensemble. Ms. Moe has recorded for New World Records, Sony, Musical Heritage, Deutsche Grammophon, Newport Classics, Nonesuch and others.

Sharon Moe was given the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Olaf College and the Most Valuable Performer Award from NARAS (National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences). She has degrees from St. Olaf College and Manhattan School of Music. She is on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college, and also is in great demand for Master Classes.

Recently, Ms. Moe was selected by the International Women's Brass Conference to receive their Pioneer Award in recognition of her outstanding career.

Ronald Stanton, Trombone & Euphonium, Director of Brass Studies

Ron Stanton has been an adjunct professor of trombone at C.W. Post campus since 2004. He divides his time between performance, teaching and arranging works for the trombone ensemble. In 2009 he was appointed Director of Brass Studies.

Formerly Bass Trombonist with the Cosmopolitan Symphony Orchestra(1970-82), these performances at Avery Fischer Hall have included standard repertoire as well as modern and commissioned works. Some of the concerts have been under the direction of the following conductors; Abba Bogan, Leon Thompson, Michael Hammond, David Amram, Gerald Schwartz, Helen Quach, David Gilbert Amy Kaiser,Anthony Morse, Joanne Falleta and Gens Nygaard. Other freelance performances have been in Opera, Chamber Music, Concert Band, Broadway Shows and Stage Band. Also a rostered member of Apollo`s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (1990-92), and many Early Music performances on Bass Sackbutt. As a founding member of Celebrations Brass Quintet he maintains an active Brass Chamber Music performance schedule and also performs with the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra on Bass Trombone. Continuing a long term association with commercial and jazz artists such as Abbey Lane, Helen Reddy, Neal Sedaka, Laura Branigan, Patti Page and Frankie Lane and the Big Bands of Lionel Hampton, Les Elgart, Urbie Green, Wayne Andre, Louie Bellson and recent "Rat Pack" shows in Atlantic City, Ron performs locally with the LPJO Jazz Orchestra.

Throughout a wide and varied career in performance and teaching, Ron enjoys the family life with his wife Camille and two sons Michael and Jack.

Andrew Madej, Tuba & Euphonium

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Andrew Madej obtained a B.M. from Oberlin College and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with renowned performers and pedagogues Wesley Jacobs, James DeSano, Ronald Bishop and Mike Roylance.

He has performed with The Hot Tamales Brass Band at Fenway Park, The Underground Horns, Fireworks Ensemble, Patriot Brass Ensemble, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Naples Philharmonic, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble as well as multiple regional orchestras and chamber ensembles.

He frequently performs at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Miller Theater and other major New York area venues.  On film he can be heard on the soundtrack Don Jon and has also performed on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.  He has toured extensively in the United States and has performed as a soloist in China.

Brass Day Guest Artist

Eric Miller, Trombone

Eric Miller received a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies at the Manhattan School of Music.

He has performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band, the Christian McBride Big Band, John Beasley's Monk'estra, John Ellis, Jonathan Batiste, Michael Dease, Gordon Webster, and many others.

Eric graduated with a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA while also studying at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in a dual degree program. While at the Thelonious Monk Institute, Eric had the opportunity to learn from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, and many other well-esteemed artists in residence who instructed the ensemble each week. After graduating, the alumni of the Institute collectively formed a band called Holophonor.

Eric was also one of the six students to graduate from the 2015-2017 Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma program. The Juilliard ensemble has done performance and teaching collaborations in Tokyo, Japan, in Torino, Italy, and in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as throughout various locations in the United States.