Mary Emery

French Horn

Mary Emery: Mary Emery is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, she has been a member of the Middletown Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony, and Cincinnati Philharmonic. As a member of the Greater Dayton Brass Trio she was a Muse Machine performing artists. As an instructor, Ms. Emery has been the adjunct horn teacher at the Stivers School for the Arts since 2007 and also teaches lessons in the Centerville and Fairfield school districts. In addition she is a member of the University of Dayton’s summer Brass Performance Institute faculty. Ms. Emery enjoys teaching students of all levels and has helped her students to achieve positions in the Dayton and Cincinnati Youth Symphonies and State and Regional Honor Bands.

Chris Braun


Christopher Braun is a Southwest Ohio performer and educator. Chris currently serves as the adjunct Trumpet Instructor at Sinclair Community College, Band Director at The CinDay Academy, trumpet teacher at Spring Valley Academy and adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College. As a performer Chris plays trumpet with Sinclair’s Community Wind Symphony, the Sinclair Faculty Jazz Combo, Mad River Brass, the Greater Dayton Brass Ensemble, Ryan Roth and The Comeback Special and is regularly called upon for freelance work. Chris earned his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance degree from Wright State University and his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from The Ohio State University. He is often called to present clinics and masterclasses and is a regular contributor to the International Trumpet Guild Journal.

Art Downey, U.S. Army Retired


Colonel Allen Howey, USAF Retired


Al holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Military History. He is a member of the Wright State University Wind Symphony, Centerville Community Band, and Miami Valley Brass. He also performs with several area jazz bands and as a soloist.