The 2019 Orchestra members
The 2019 Orchestra members
Andrew Buckley, Clarinet, is currently a Senior at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music studying Clarinet, Saxophone, and Flute. Last season, Andrew performed with the CLOC orchestra as the Principle Clarinetist. Andrew is also an active chamber and solo musician and has performed in notable concert halls around the country such as Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall.
Anna Burr, Cello, is a sophomore cello performance and Music History & Literature major at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. Anna currently plays with the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra and enjoys playing in chamber ensembles.
Emma Barishman, Horn, spent two summers as a Mezzo in the VC and is now delighted to return to CLOC as a member of the pit orchestra. Catch her back onstage in October at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth! www.emmabarishman.com
Kaleb Collins, Bass, began studying the bass at age 11. He now performs as a substitute musician with many orchestras throughout the mid south, including the Memphis Symphony and the Arkansas Symphony. Aside from playing, Kaleb enjoys writing music, audio engineering, the outdoors, and reading.
Cooper Francis, Guitar, is the Company guitarist and banjo player. He studies voice and music Business at The Crane School of Music. This is Cooper’s first year at CLOC.
Jessica Gehring, Violin, is excited to return to CLOC for her second summer! She studies under Dr. Samantha George at Lawrence University where she will graduate with a BM in violin performance and a BA in English with a creative writing emphasis. Next, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Masters of Music.
Nathanial Hackworth, Percussion, is from Maine. This will be his debut in the orchestra pit at CLOC. He has earned various musical scholarships for his work in chamber music ensembles, concert performances, and recordings. Nathan also works in Boston as a timpanist/percussionist in chamber ensembles, orchestras and more.
Andrew Hatfield, Violin, is a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, that has performed throughout the United States and abroad. An avid teacher, Andrew teaches at Okemos Music Academy and maintains a private studio in his home, where he teaches modern and baroque violin, as well as viola. He hopes to pursue his doctorate of historical performance practices.
Niles Loughlin, Clarinet, recently completed his Master's Degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the Splinter Tongue Clarinet Quartet, which specializes in community performance and school outreach, and he enjoys performing in solo and collaborative opportunities in the Triad and Tampa Bay areas.
Nathan Lowman, Violin, has performed across the US as Concerto Competition Winner at Eastern Music Festival, concertmaster at Marrowstone Music Festival, Principal Second Violin of Vanderbilt’s Orchestra, and fellow at Colorado College Summer Music Festival. He has studied with Kate Ransom, Cornelia Heard (BM Vanderbilt), and currently with Hal Grossman at the University of Oregon.
Sophie Manoloff, Trumpet, is a sophomore at New York University studying Trumpet Performance and Music Business. She plays in orchestras, jazz bands, quintets, and off-broadway pits in Manhattan. Her dream is to one day play trumpet on Broadway.
Robert Marsanico, Violin, is going into his sophomore year at The Crane School of Music at SUNY potsdam. Robert is a violin performance major studying with Professor Liesl Doty. He is excited to be working for his first season at CLOC!
Annie Morgan, Trumpet, is a masters student at Oklahoma City where she teaches and performs. In 2016, she played Handel’s Messiah as a member of the Blue Hill Bach Society, and in 2017 she played at the International Trumpet Guild Conference with the UMaine Trumpet Ensemble. Annie plans to pursue a DMA after graduation.
Brian Pattison, Trombone, is very excited to be performing with CLOC this summer! He is a Junior at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Berea, OH where he studies Trombone Performance. Brian is also a member of the Cleveland-based jazz ensemble Gabriel’s Horns and performs in pit orchestras across the Midwest.
Nicole Peters, Flute, has been playing flute for twelve years. She is currently a rising junior at the University of Colorado Boulder with Professor Christina Jennings. Nicole is very excited for this summer experience, and hopes to perform in Broadway orchestras or film in the future.
Tyler Selvig, Oboe, studied Bassoon Performance and Musical Composition at the Eastman School of Music for two years. He then transferred to finish a Bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance at the Crane School of Music. Tyler will begin a Master’s degree in Oboe Performance at UIUC next year, with hopes to eventually perform in film or Broadway orchestras.
Nathan Thomeer,Violin, is a violinist from Williamsville, NY. Nathan was a finalist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Musicians and Amherst Youth Symphony Scholarships, and the winner of the Williamsville Music Boosters and Edward S. Griffiths and Margaret R. Griffiths Music Scholarship. He currently studies with Dr. Julian Ross at Baldwin’s Wallace Conservatory of music.
Madeline Vail, Horn, just completed her bachelor's degree in music performance and is excited to be participating in CLOC for the first time this season. Most recently, she has performed with Northern Symphonic Winds, the Crane Opera and Symphony Orchestras, and the Crane Wind Ensemble.
Lindsey Wiehl, Bassoon, is originally from Upstate New York and began playing bassoon at the age of 11. Lindsey holds several degrees in music and is anticipating her D.A. in Bassoon Performance with a secondary in music theory and composition from Ball State University in May of 2020.
Lillian Wright, Flute, is an Undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the study of flutist Cobus du Toit. This will be Lillian’s second summer with the College Light Opera Company as a second flute and piccolo player.
Julie Zedeck, Trombone, was raised in northern NJ, right outside of NYC. Julie recently graduated with her BM in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She enjoys performing a variety of musical styles and her dream is to perform in a Broadway pit orchestra.