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.
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.
Trombone and low brass
Connor received his Master’s in Music from Florida State Summa Cum Laude. He is an adjunct instructor at Central State University, low brass teacher at Spring Valley Academy, and brass coach for the Springboro HS Marching Band. He can be heard performing with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kettering Praise Orchestra, Dayton Salsa Project, Hauer Swing Band, and the MVSO Trombone Quartet. Connor has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Capital City Trombone Quartet, Oakwood Brass, Trey Stone and the Ringers, and Dayton Funk Forever just to name a few. He has also performed in several local community bands, university ensembles, musical productions, and brass chamber ensembles, some of which he was a founding member. Connor earned his Master of Music in Performance from Florida State University (2020) and his Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Dayton (2018).