Hirsbrunner compensating euphonium. I purchased it in 1993.
I admire the musicians of the Chicago Symphony, probably more now than ever since I have been away from the Chicago area for 10 years. What an amazing group of musicians!
I am currently Director of Bands at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Prior to that I was Director of Bands at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 2006-2013. I grew up in Streamwood, Illinois and attended Elgin Community College and Northern Illinois University for my undergraduate degrees. My masters degree is from George Mason University, where I studied with the amazing Anthony Maiello, and my doctorate from University of Arizona. I currently live in Corpus Christi, Texas with my wife Claudia (who played baritone in CBB) and my two children, Carly and Randall.