Brian Reichenbach performs and teaches trumpet throughout the Chicago area. A graduate of Wheaton College and DePaul University, Mr. Reichenbach has performed with ensembles such as the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, and Millar Brass Ensemble. Recently, he appeared as soloist with bands at Wheaton College, Olivet Nazarene University, and Wheaton Warrenville South High School. In 1999 and 2006, Mr. Reichenbach performed as solo trumpet in premieres of operas by Bernard Rands and Ned Rorem under the direction of David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival. As a chamber musician he is a founding member of the Lincoln Park Brass and has performed throughout Germany and recorded with the brass ensemble, Eurobrass. Mr. Reichenbach is Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Olivet Nazarene University and also teaches at College of DuPage and Csehy Summer School of Music. His primary teachers include John Hagstrom, Terry Schwartz, Stephen Burns, Steve Heitzer, and Ken Benjamin.
Kevin Wood has been second trumpet with the Kenosha Symphony since 2000 and in February of 2004 was appointed second trumpet of the Racine Symphony Orchestra. Around Chicagoland, he has performed with many of the area’s finest ensembles, including the Chicago Sinfonietta, Elgin Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Light Opera Works, and Millar Brass Ensemble. Mr. Wood has also performed with orchestras in Colorado, Michigan, and Monterrey, Mexico. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Colorado in 1995 and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from DePaul University in 1998, where he studied with Mark Ridenour of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He recently joined the Carthage College Wind Ensemble on a tour of Japan. An active teacher, Mr. Wood is on the faculties of Harper College and Carthage College.
Margaret Tung is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance at Ohio State University where she was awarded the esteemed Graduate Teaching Assistantship in 2007. Ms. Tung holds degrees from Rice University and DePaul University. Her teachers include world-renowned hornist Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Oto Carillo, Jonathon Boen, and her current teacher, Bruce Henniss. As a soloist, Ms. Tung was the winner of the 2002 concerto competition at the Colorado College Chamber Music Festival where she performed Mozart's Third Horn Concerto with the festival orchestra. She has performed with many orchestras including the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy Festival Orchestra, and formerly as principal horn of the Classical Symphony Orchestra. An active educator, Ms. Tung teaches horn at Ohio State University and Olivet Nazarene University. She is a founding member of the Lincoln Park Brass.
Thomas Stark, second trombonist with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and former principal trombonist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University. During his studies at NIU, he performed and recorded with the award winning NIU Jazz Ensemble, the NIU Wind Ensemble ,and NIU Philharmonic. With these groups he has performed with guest artists such as Tito Puente, Vince DiMartino, Carl Fontana, Jim Pugh, Louis Bellson, John Fedchock, Claudio Roditi, and others. He also served as lead trombonist at the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival celebrating Quincy Jones’s 50 years in music. Mr. Stark has toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as bass trombonist. He has also performed with the Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony Orchestra (Denver), Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Symphony II, New Philharmonic, and many of Chicago’s orchestras and big bands. Mr. Stark studied at DePaul University with Mark Fisher and Charles Vernon, with additional studies with Jay Friedman and Floyd Cooley.
Kevin Harrison is a Chicago-based freelance musician and low brass instructor. He received a Bachelor of Music from Truman State University and graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Music degree. His principal teachers have included Steve Seward, Warren Deck, and Floyd Cooley in addition to private studies with such distinguished artists as Gene Pokorny, Charlie Vernon, Daniel Parentoni, Jennifer Montone, Mike Sanders, and Roger Oyster. Mr. Harrison spent the summers from 2003 to 2006 as a student of the Aspen Music Festival and School where he gained unparalleled instruction with Warren Deck, world class orchestral experience, and worked closely with the members of the American Brass Quintet in solo and chamber music performance. Mr. Harrison is principal tuba of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony, Lira Ensemble, New Philharmonic, and City Lights Orchestra. He has made solo appearances with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, and the Truman State University Orchestra.