Marc Dickman, Associate Professor, Low Brass: Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba
Dr. Marc Dickman, from Valdosta, Georgia, is a founding member of the acclaimed Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Florida. Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the United States.
At UNF he teaches applied low brass and jazz ensemble. His students have won awards in the jazz and classical areas. Dr. Dickman was a featured jazz artist at the 2000 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the 2001 ITEC in Lahti, Finland, the 2002 ITEC in Greenville, NC, and the 2004 ITEC in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2005 and 2008 U.S. Army Tuba Euphonium Conference.
Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. The MJT Project has two critically acclaimed releases: "Live From the Bottom Line" and "Favorite Things." Marc's CD, "A Weaver of Dreams," is available at cdbaby.com and tubagear.com. It is the first jazz euphonium recording to be available through popular services such as iTunes and Real Networks. Dr. Dickman has performed in the following countries: USA, Japan, Finland, Hungary, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, Honduras, and Columbia. Dr. Dickman is a Besson performing artist.
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Casey Maday, Adjunct Professor, Trombone
Casey Maday, Principal Trombonist with the
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance
from Northern Illinois University, a master of music in performance from DePaul
University, and has completed doctoral course work in Brass Pedagogy at Indiana
University. During the summer of 2017,
Mr. Maday was a Fellow at the prestigious Alessi Seminar in Eugene, Oregon.
As an active performer, he has worked with
ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra of
Mexico, Omaha Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago,
Concertante di Chicago, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony
Orchestra, Chicago Trombone Quartet, Asbury Brass Quintet, The Stanley Paul
Orchestra, and many others. You can also
hear him performing regularly in the orchestra pit of the Civic Center in Des
Moines, Iowa. Recent performance include: Evita, Pippin, Cinderella, Lion King,
Newsies, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, and more.
In March 2016 Mr. Maday performed the Concertino by Ferdinand David as well as Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor with the Fort Dodge Symphony
Orchestra. Mr. Maday can be heard on
the DVDs Symphony in Sculpture and Symphony in Sculpture II with the Des
Moines Symphony Orchestra, as well as The
Power of Music DVD with Ethan Bortnick, Damian McGinty, and Jane Monheit.
Mr. Maday has taught private and group
brass lessons in a variety of musical styles since 1996 and is the adjunct
professor of Trombone at University of North Florida. He also serves as the trombone faculty at the
Des Moines Symphony Academy where he coaches the Des Moines Youth Symphony
Honors Brass Quintet, as well as the Youth Orchestra Brass Section. Many of his
students have advanced to All State Band and Orchestra as well as continued
their musical careers at such prestigious schools as the Manhattan School of
Music, the New England Conservatory, Yale University, University of Illinois,
and University of North Texas. Mr.
Maday’s primary teachers include: Peter Ellefson, Mark Fisher, and Charlie
Vernon. Mr. Maday is an Edwards
Performing Artist, and is an in demand clinician with recent masterclasses at University
of North Florida, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the
Kansas City Conservatory. He resides in Jacksonville with his wife Dr.
Erin Bodnar and American Bulldog, Floyd.
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Michael Harper, Adjunct Professor, Trumpet
Michael Harper joined the Jacksonville Symphony in January
2018 as 2nd trumpet. He has performed as a substitute musician with the Sydney Symphony,
Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (on baroque
trumpet), New World Symphony, and Chicago Civic Orchestra. Mr. Harper has spent
his summers as a member of the Tanglewood, Verbier, Lucerne, Aspen, NOI, AIMS,
Chosen Vale, and Interlochen music festivals. He performed the Arutunian
Trumpet Concerto with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra under the
baton of Maestro Jahja Ling in April 2016, having won the school’s concerto
competition the fall prior. He won first prize in the 2016 Tuesday Musical
Scholarship Competition brass division and second prize in the 2017 Edith Knox
Performance Competition. In March 2010, Michael was featured on NPR’s From The
Top with his trumpet trio, the only such ensemble to ever perform on the show.
Mr. Harper earned his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet
Performance and in Music Theory at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of
Music, studying with Charles Geyer, Barbara Butler, Christopher Martin, and
Robert Sullivan. He earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of
Music (CIM), studying with Michael Sachs and Michael Miller. While studying at
CIM, Mr. Harper also developed a strong interest and earned certificates in
Eurhythmics Pedagogy and Early Music Performance; he began playing the baroque
trumpet and performed in the Case Western Reserve University baroque orchestra
and chamber groups. He earned a Professional Studies Certificate at the Colburn
Conservatory of Music, studying with Jim Wilt. Michael was born in Annapolis,
Maryland, and began his musical studies on the bugle at the age of eight,
studying with his father.
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