MM (Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford), BSc (Roberts Wesleyan College)
CSSM faculty since 1996
Barbara Hull is a trumpet performer and teacher and makes her home in Rochester, New York. She performs regularly with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society and the Kunde Chorale. Ms. Hull teaches applied trumpet, brass and conducting at Nazareth College. She also teaches trumpet at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and is the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra brass coach. Barbara directs the concert band and teaches trumpet and music theory at the Csehy Summer School of Music, which is held on the beautiful campus of Houghton College in Houghton, NY.
Ms. Hull earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with James Thompson and was Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Brass Guild. She earned her Masters Degree at Eastman in the studio of Charles Geyer. She is a recipient of Eastman's Performer's Certificate, and, as the winner of Eastman's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concerto Competition, performed as soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Donald Hunsberger. Barbara served as principal trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble during a recent collaboration between the EWE and the Canadian Brass. The CD for that project, Manhattan Music, was released in 2008.
Barbara was Principal Trumpet with the Albany Symphony Orchestra from 1995-1998, recording with the orchestra under the Decca and Albany Records labels. She played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2000-2003. While living in Albuquerque, she also performed regularly with the New Mexico Brass Quintet, the New Mexico Symphony Brass Quintet, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and Opera Southwest. She has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras.
Barbara completed her undergraduate work at Houghton College, where she earned the B.Mus. degree and studied with Dr. Harold McNiel. Other instructors include Mark Gould, Robert Earley, Niklas Eklund, and David Kuehn. Ms. Hull has participated in master classes with Barbara Butler, Vincent Cichowicz and Allen Vizzutti.
Mrs. Hull can be heard on the following recordings:
- Ince: Fall of Constatinople, Argo 289 455 151-2 - Michael Daugherty: American Icons , Argo 289 458 145-2 - Morton Gould: Orchestral Music, Troy 300 (Albany Records) - Peter Menin: Symphony No. 5 and 6, Troy 260 (Albany Records) - Brutal Reality: Albany Symphony Orchestra, Troy 354 (Albany Records) - Music of Robert Starer and Francis Thorne, Troy 244 (Albany Records)
Barbara Hull has taught trumpet at the Csehy Summer School of Music since 1986.
Roberts Wesleyan College — Professor of Conducting and Trumpet Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra — Trumpet, and Guest Conductor
DMA (Eastman School of Music), MM (Eastman School of Music), BSc (Roberts Wesleyan College)
M. Ed., Roberts Wesleyan College B.S. Music Education, Roberts Wesleyan College Teachers: Robert Shewan and Judith Coen
Vocal Coaches: Pam Gilmore, Elaine Purcell Smith
Professional Affiliations (past and present):
Freudig Singers of Western New York Buffalo Schola Cantorum Ars Nova Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Orchard Park Chorale Robert Shewan Chorale and Chamber Singers Professional Activity:
Csehy Voice Faculty since 1994 Private Voice Instructor, 30+ years Adjunct Voice Faculty, Roberts Wesleyan College 1993-2006 Coordinator of Division of Fine Arts Newsletter, Roberts Wesleyan College Coordinator of Musical Ensemble Tours, Roberts Wesleyan College Manager, Robert Shewan Chorale Other: Soloist and recitalist in Rochester and Buffalo, NY regions
Joy lives with her husband, Paul, in Rochester, NY. She is mother to Emily (Britton), David, Aaron, and Lydia. She enjoys quilting, photography, gardening, crafting, Scrabble, thrifting, and collecting and listening to recordings of professional singers.
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra — Principal Pianist Crescendo Summer Institute — Staff Pianist City Church (West Philadelphia) — Director of Musical Worship CSSM faculty since 2002
MM (Temple University), MM (Royal Academy of Music, London), BMus (Houghton College)
Cellist Eric Jones received his master’s degree in cello performance at Temple University where he studied with Deborah Reeder and Orlando Cole. Eric received the Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University (Deland, FL) after studying with David Bjella. He has attended the Schlern International Music Festival (Sudtirol,Italy), the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Center, studying with cellists George Work, Elizabeth Simkin, and Ron Leonard. He has performed in masterclasses with Mischa Maisky, Vagram Saradjian, David Ying, and members of the Emerson String Quartet.
Eric has performed with the Haddonfield Symphony, Temple University Symphony, and Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, among other orchestras. He has also performed in many chamber music ensembles, including the Cripple Creek Quartet, Barron String Quartet, and the Broad Street Quartet, of which he was a founding member. He has participated in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the collegiate chamber music competition of the Music Teachers’ National Association.
Eric teaches elementary and middle school strings in the School District of Philadelphia, instructing group lessons and conducting string orchestras in five schools. He has taught privately and coached chamber music since 1997. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Christine, and their two children, David and Andrew. He has been on faculty at Csehy since 2004.
Houghton College — Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Jazz Ensemble Director Canisius College — Jazz Ensemble Director