HANNAH HAN

Piano

Languages: English, Korean

 
  • Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Mannes College of Music

  • Performed as an accompanist at Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Opera.

  • Accompanist at various music festivals and concerts in New York and New Jersey.

BRENDA A. MCGEE

Piano / Music Composition
Languages: English

 
  • Master of Fine Arts, Music Composition, California Institute of the Arts

  • Bachelor of Science, Music Theory & Composition, Mercy College / Westchester Conservatory of Music

  • Studied at McGill University, Faculty of Music, Montreal, Canada

  • Works successfully with special needs and autistic children

  • Author of piano book for beginner children or adult students entitled:

    • "Sacred Music Piano Study Series, Vol. 1"

  • Formed the piano program at Watts Tower Piano Center in Los Angeles, California

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BRIGID HEITMANN

Piano / Flute

Languages: English 

 
  • BA, Music Performance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

  • BA, Music Education, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

  • Performs throughout New Jersey area

  • Has performed a variety of music including classical, musical theatre, contemporary

  • Has performed with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and regional student honors band

DR. MIKAKO OGATA

Piano

Languages: English, Japanese

 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, City University of New York

  • Master of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Bachelor of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Carnegie Hall, New York debut recital 2002 (with clarinetist Paul Wybraniec)

  • Specialized on a history of the performance practice of Mozart’s piano music.

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DANIEL CHOI

Clarinet / Saxophone

Languages: English, Korean 

 
  • Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, Temple University

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education/Performance, Rutgers University

  • 2010 Concerto Competition Soloist with The College of New Jersey

  • Studied orchestral clarinet with Socrates Villegas (Philadelphia Orchestra) and jazz methods with Gerry Lopez in the 2017 Single Reeds Festival at Sonora, Mexico

  • Performs weekly with the Green Duo at Le Virtu in Philadelphia, PA

DR. PAUL WYBRANIEC
Director of PM Music Zen Music Center

Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Music Theory / Aural

Languages: English, Polish

 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, SUNY Stony Brook University

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Master of Music, Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Bachelor of Music, Opole City Music School & Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Carnegie Hall, New York Debut Recital in 2002 (with pianist Mikako Ogata)

  • PMduo member; performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, France, Switzerland, South Korea, United States, and Japan.

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DESIRÉE DE LOGÉ

Flute

Languages: English
  • Master of Music, Flute Pedagogy, Western Kentucky University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, Western Kentucky University

  • Presented research at the 2019 Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference

  • Music Librarian and Ensemble Manager for Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Ensemble

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HILARY HOBBS

Oboe

Languages: English 

 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Rutgers University

  • Master of Music, Ohio State University

  • Bachelor of Music, Ohio State University

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GREG ERICKSON

Ukulele / Guitar

Languages: English

 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kean University

  • Performs as a soloist and with rock bands in New Jersey.

ELI SCHAFFER

Violin / Viola / Guitar / Piano
Languages: English

 
  • BA, Music Education, Rutgers University 

  • Principal Violist - Bound Brook Symphony Orchestra

  • Founder and Violist - Pretoria String Quartet

  • Recipient of Talented Young Musicians Association - Russian Music Competition - 1st Prize 

  • Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts                                            Extension Division - Chamber Music Ensemble Coach

  • Performed at Carnegie Hall as Chamber Musician 

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EILEEN O'DRISCOLL

Strings, Violin Specialty / Piano
Languages: English

 
  • Master of Arts, Music Education, Montclair State University

  • Bachelor of Music Education, Violin & String Pedagogy, The College of New Jersey

  • Experienced in teaching instrumental, choral, and music appreciation in public schools

  • Instructed Music Together classes

  • Performs violin regularly with the Monmouth Symphony, Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra and other small string ensembles throughout the Central Jersey area

  • Conducted research on how students learn and trends within public school music

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LUKE SCHWALBACH 
 
Trumpet

Languages: English
  • Master of Music, Rutgers University

  • Bachelor of Music, Lynn Conservatory

  • Extensive freelance experience in New York, Germany & South Florida

  • National Trumpet Competition Winner in 2011, Third Place in 2013, Semifinalist in 2018.

  • 2014 Scholar Recipient at Interlochen Arts Academy

  • Premiered works with the Bluegrass Opera Company

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MARIA MARTINO
 
Voice

Languages: English
  • Associates Degree, Kean University

  • Trained for seven years in classical operatic singing and vocal technique under Kelly Valencia at Valencia School of Music

  • Knowledge of physiology in relation to voice technique and pedagogy 

  • Has sung at the White House as part of the 4-H Children’s Choir

  • Knowledge in various vocal styles (Opera, Jazz, Pop, etc.)

  • Soloist and group performer 

 
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BRETT ARMSTRONG

Bass / Audition Preparation / Classical Improvisation / Live Looping
Languages: English

 
  • BM Western Michigan University 

  • MM University of Colorado 

  • Performed in Colorado with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival as well as served principal of the Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

  • Has performed a wide variety of music from Early Music to Contemporary and New Music

  • Has studied Jazz, Indian, and baroque improvisation techniques

  • Has studied electronic music production, audio recording, and various music softwares to incorporate technology into classical music practice