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Alumni

Lamont School of Music Alumni Directory

James Barela

Degree: 1996 -- MM in Composition -- Trumpet-Jazz Studies
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver Colorado
Social Media Links: www.blu7music.com FB-thejamesbarela, blu7music, EVI (electronic valve instrument) [email protected] [email protected]
Current Activities: I play trumpet and EVI-Electronic Valve Instrument, have been a professional musician for 28 years. I have lived in Las Vegas for 15 years and performed around the world with artists such as Jump, Jive, & Wail, Dian Diaz, Sam Butera, The Woody Herman Orchestra, David Poe, The Romantics, Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Rydell, Sonny Turner, Bono, and many of the Las Vegas production shows. While in Las Vegas, I have also performed with Joe Williams, Whitney Houston, Carl Fontana, Joe Sample, Joe Jackson, and Wayne Newton. I have led my own jazz groups and have been invited to and played at many jazz festivals and received a nomination for "Best New Jazz Group (BLu7)"€ from the BMA. I have also performed and recorded with many jazz and commercial music greats like Ronnie Bedford, Bill Watrous, Frank Wess, Nick Brignola, Sheila Jordan, Cyrus Chesnut, Lew Tabakin, Mike Stern, The Temptations, Phil Wilson, Josephine, and Lionhorse. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance and a Masters of Music degree in composition both from the University of Denver'€™s Lamont School of Music. In addition to performing, I also maintain a private instruction studio and am in demand as a clinician and lecturer. I currently live in Denver CO. with my family and maintain a busy performance and teaching schedule.

Donald Billings

Degree: 1999 -- BM - Voice Performance -- Voice, Conducting
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Castle Rock, CO
Current Activities: Director of Liturgical Music, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Art Bouton

Degree: 1987 -- MA in Performance -- Flute
Email: [email protected]
Address: Lone Tree, CO
Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/art.bouton
Current Activities: Art Bouton is first call saxophonist and woodwind performer throughout the Western US. He has extensive performance experience on all saxophones, flutes, clarinets and bassoon, as well as the Akai Electronic Wind Instrument. Art is a founding member of the Lamont jazz faculty group the DU Jazz Faculty Combo and is featured on many of their recordings. He is founder and Director of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, an ensemble devoted to performing the finest in classic big band jazz and contemporary large ensemble jazz. He plays lead alto in the H2 Big Band, tenor sax in the Adam Bartczak Republic, and flutes the Wil Swindler Elevenet, contemporary ensembles specializing in new music for jazz ensembles. Mr. Bouton regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and is a member of the orchestra at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Art was also a featured performer at the 2010 TEDx DU Conference, and performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra that same year. Art performs as guest soloist and clinician at high schools and colleges throughout the US and has served on the faculty of the Yellowstone Jazz Camp, Mile High Jazz Camp, the Telluride Jazz Camp and Clark Terry Great Plains Jazz Camp. Recordings, and videos can be found at, coloradojazz.org.

Paul Brooks

Degree: 77, 82 -- BME, MA -- Trombone
Email: [email protected]
Address: Aurora, CO
Current Activities: Past President - Lamont Society, Attending MANY Lamont performances

Ashley Brown

Degree: 2009 -- BM in Vocal Performance -- Musical Theatre
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver, CO
Current Activities: I spent the last year in London with my husband and daughter earning my Masters in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. I recently graduated with merit from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and am currently working at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts as the Business Manager for the Broadway and Cabaret division.

Amber Bush

Degree: 2015 -- BA Music -- Vocal Jazz
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver, CO

Gracie Carr

Degree: 2007 -- Master of Music -- Soprano
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver, Colorado
Social Media Links: Facebook, Twitter, instagram
Current Activities: I am singing/teaching locally and I am the new the board president for The Evans Choir - an ensemble established led by Dr. Catherine Sailer and comprised of current DU singers, Lamont alumni and friends of DU.

Catherine Cashmore

Degree: 1997 -- MM Performance -- Classical Guitar
Email: [email protected]
Address: Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Current Activities: Living, working, performing in Australia.

Joe Docksey

Degree: 1974 -- MA trumpet/conducting -- trumpet
Email: [email protected]
Address: Denver, CO
Social Media Links: Facebook
Current Activities: Just retired 5 years ago as Director of the Lamont School of Music. Presently retired and artistic consultant for the Denver Brass

Gregory Gentry

Degree: 1982 -- BME -- percussion
Email: [email protected]
Address: Boulder, CO
Social Media Links: FaceBook
Current Activities: I was appointed Director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012. My previous appointments were Director of Choral Performance at Arizona State University (2004-2012) and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama (1999-2004).

Joey Glassman

Degree: 2014 -- BM in Performance -- Percussion
Email: [email protected]
Address: Champaign, IL
Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/joeyglassmanmusician http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joeyglassman
Current Activities: Joey is currently working on a Masters in Jazz Vibraphone Performance at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He can be seen performing in various jazz ensembles throughout the UC area, as well as with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony and the Sinfonia da Camera. As well, he can be seen around the nation performing with pianist-composer Louis Colaiannia, with performances hosted in New Orleans, Omaha, etc. Joey is currently the head of percussion at the Conservatory of Central Illinois. Come Holiday Season 2017, Joey will release a self-recorded collection of duo recordings with local UC jazz musicians. Joey currently lives with his wife Katie, another Lamont Alum, with their two cats Genji and Reginald.

John Hallcroft

Degree: 1992 and 1997 -- BA & MA musicology and choral music -- bass and conducting
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Basin, Wyoming
Social Media Links: Facebook
Current Activities: I am in the process of coming out of retirement to start a music program in our area.

Margo Hanschke (Noesen)

Degree: 1996 -- MA in Music Theory -- Music Theory
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Centennial, CO
Current Activities: Staff accompanist at Colorado Christian University.

Rachel Hargroder (Slagowski)

Degree: 2008 -- MM in Performance -- Percussion
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver, Co
Current Activities: Rachel is the Assistant Director of Patron Services at DU's Newman Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a freelance percussionist in the Denver metro area, and performs regularly with The Playground Ensemble, the Rocky Mountain Region's premier new music ensemble.

Devin Patrick Hughes

Degree: 2009 -- Artist Diploma -- conducting
Email: [email protected]
Address: Boulder, CO
Social Media Links: www.devinpatrickhughes.com
Current Activities: Boulder Symphony, Arapahoe Philharmonic

Senhica Klee

Degree: 2014 -- MM in Voice at Rice University- Shepherd School 2018, Perf. Cert. at Lamont School 2014, BM in Voice at Lamont School 2013 -- Voice
Email: [email protected]
Address: Houston, TX
Social Media Links: Facebook
Instagram: @senhica_klee
Current Activities: Currently working towards Masters of Music in Voice Performance at Rice University- Shepherd School of Music. This summer I will be apart of the prestigious Studio Artist program with Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, Virginia. I will be covering the roles of Bastianello/Lambent in John Musto's Bastianello, as well as being featured as a soloist in the Studio Spotlight Concert where I will be performing scenes as Gontran de Solanges in Louis Varney's Les Mousquetaires au couvent and Gonslave in Maurice Ravel's L'heure espagnole. I will also be featured as a soloist in the POPS EXTRAVAGANZA Concert with Conductor John Morris Russell and the National Orchestra Institute Philharmonic.

Max Manoles

Degree: 2012 -- BM in Performance -- Jazz & Commercial Music (Saxophone)
Email: [email protected]
Address: Denver, CO 
Social Media Links: Current Site: http://maxmanolesmusic.com/ Almost Finished New Site: http://mysite.du.edu/~mmanoles/finalproject/index.html Wedding Band's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/washparkband?fref=photo
Current Activities: Performs regularly with Wash Park, Denver's premiere dance/funk band. We play year-round at local venues throughout the Denver metro region, outdoor festivals, and weddings all over the rocky mountain region. Other than that I work full time for the University as Assistant Manager of the Newman Center Box Office so come say hi and get some tickets to the upcoming Opera/Musical!

Elouise Ohlson (Spears)

Degree: 1952 -- BME -- Violin
Email: [email protected]
Address: Lakewood, Colorado
Social Media Links: e-mail
Current Activities: home keeper

Todd Porter

Degree: 2005 -- BA in Music -- Cello
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: New York, NY
Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tmporter83/
Current Activities: Director of Residence Life at The Juilliard School, Assistant Principal Cellist for the Queer Urban Orchestra in New York City, Freelance Cellist, Pursuing Masters Degree in Arts Administration at Baruch College.

Megan Rader (Caffrey)

Degree: 2005 -- BM in Vocal Performance -- Voice
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current Activities: Director of Choirs at Eldorado High School

Gina Razon

Degree: 2005 -- MM - Performance -- Voice
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Boston, MA
Social Media Links: www.growvoice.com
Current Activities: I run a full-service performance and coaching practice, GROW Voice LLC. I steward speakers and singers in functional voice use and perform as a singer and speaker.

Marquita Reef

Degree: 1991 -- BM in performance -- Trombone
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: St. Louis , Missouri
Phone:
Social Media Links:
Current Activities: IWBC, educator in St. Louis

Claudio Souza Ribeiro

Degree: 2008 -- MM in Conducting -- Conducting
Email: [email protected]
Address: Porto Alegre, BRAZIL
Social Media Links: Facebook claudioribeiro.com - Wix (in preparation)
Current Activities: National Medal "Carlos Gomes" (2013) Medal for Academic Merit - National University of Trujillo - Peru (2012) Guest conducting (Brazil and abroad) Conductor and opera teacher at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (held since 1984)

Matthew Rhodes

Degree: 2017 -- BM in Performance -- Violin
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: Denver, CO
Phone:
Social Media Links: MattRhodesViolin.com
Current Activities: Resident - Boettcher Teacher Residency

Simeone Tartaglione

Degree: 2005 -- Artist Diploma -- Conducting
Email: [email protected]
Address: Gaithersburg MD
Social Media Links: simeonetartaglione.com
Current Activities: Full time conductor, and conducting teacher at Catholic University in DC, Music director of Newark Symphony, Delaware Youth Symphony, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, Italian Festival. 2015 Man of the year, ILICA award Queens Museum, NYC.