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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Meet the New Yamaha Artist

Our son in law, Bryan, has recently been named a Yamaha artist. Maybe you have heard of a Steinway Artist; Sarah’s piano professor at Tennessee Tech was married to a Steinway Artist, Herman Godes. He was a Jewish concentration camp survivor. I’m not sure when he was named a Steinway Artist but part of that included a Steinway piano.

Bryan did not receive a new Yamaha trumpet but he will get many accolades, perks, and recognition for this achievement. Bryan earned his undergraduate degrees in music education and trumpet performance at Tennessee Tech University where he met Sarah and then went on to Cincinnati Conservatory for his Masters and now has half of his Doctorate finished. He has a seat in the Kentucky Symphony, the Middletown Symphony, and the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra. He subs for the Cincinnati Symphony and the Dayton Symphony. He is a freelance musician in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and has played in the orchestra for many Broadway shows, most recently, South Pacific. He also performed with Michael W. Smith and Manhiem Steamroller this December. Bryan does special music for weddings and church services and if that isn’t enough he teaches many private students. He is an adjunct Professor at Whittenberg University, and The College of Mt. St, Joseph. He has worked with Beechwood High School Band, and Grant County Band Camps. He is an adjudicator at band contests. He also started the Tristate Ensembles

, and hopes to take a group to the national trumpet competition. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about all that.
We are very proud of our son in law and but not just for his music accomplishments but for his love for God, Sarah and Sadie.

Way to go Bryan! We are proud of you. Love, MIL & FIL

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