GRADUATE CONDUCTING – TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Michelle Bell | DMA, GRADUATE CONDUCTING – TEACHING ASSISTANT
Isaac Brinberg | DMA, GRADUATE CONDUCTING – TEACHING ASSISTANT
Jeremy Sison | MM, GRADUATE CONDUCTING – TEACHING ASSISTANT
Jeremy received his bachelor of music education degree with a minor in wind conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he also studied trombone with Professor M. Dee Stewart. While at Indiana, Jeremy was a trombone section leader with the IU Marching Hundred, treasurer of the collegiate chapter of NAfME, played in symphonic band and trombone choir, and was a counselor for the IU Summer Music Clinic and College Audition Prep Program.
A native of the Chicago Suburbs, Jeremy attended Glenbard East High School and was a drum major of the marching band. In addition, Jeremy has played trombone and various reed books in many pit orchestras, and also played clarinet in the Bowling Green Community Band, Wheaton Municipal Band, and the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble.
ATHLETIC BANDS TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Jacob Arche | MM, ATHLETIC BANDS TEACHING ASSISTANT
Nate Maher | MM, ATHLETIC BANDS TEACHING ASSISTANT
Saxophonist Nathan Maher is currently pursuing a Masters of Music from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Debra Richtmeyer while also serving as a graduate teaching assistant for the Illinois Athletic Bands. He has earned his bachelor of Music Education from the University of Illinois where he also acted as a teaching assistant to the award winning University of Illinois Saxophone Ensemble.
As a performer, Maher has been a part of many ensembles at UIUC including the Marching Illini, Hindsley Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Saxophone Ensemble, and the Wind Orchestra in which he was Principal Saxophonist for several years. He has also traveled around the country performing as a member of various saxophone quartets such as the Alto Saxophonist in the Elements Quartet and the Tenor Saxophonist in the Fidelis Quartet, both of which were invited to perform at the 2019 NASA Regional Conference and 2020 NASA Biennial Conference, respectively.
Maher is actively teaching throughout the Chicagoland Area as a clinician for high school marching bands, an adjudicator for solo and ensemble competitions, and as a guest instructor for various high school concert bands. He also maintains a private studio of many young saxophonists of all levels. Maher has performed in masterclasses with Timothy McAllister, Nathan Nabb, Dale Underwood, Heidi Ratke, and the Fuego Quartet.