Joshua Thompson

jthompson885@gmail.com
518-332-1620

Joshua Thompson is currently on the faculty of Castleton University and University of Vermont as horn instructor. He also teaches applied conducting and conducts the wind ensemble at Castleton University. He completed graduate studies at the Hartt School and undergraduate studies at the College of Saint Rose. An active performer in the Northeastern United States, he is the 2011 winner of the Northeast Horn Workshop solo competition. Joshua has recorded with Johnny Vic and Naxos records, founded Gloversville Community Music, and started “Chamber Music at the Chamber”, a 2017 Saratoga Arts grant recipient.

Lydia Lowery Busler

15 Pleasantview Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
www.lydialowerybusler.com, www.tradewindsimprov.com
Improvisant@Gmail.com
(802) 249-8084

Intermediate/Advanced

Hornist/ joyful performance coach LYDIA LOWERY BUSLER began her career performing at age 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lydia has performed with the New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and has been Principal Horn of the José Limón Dance Company and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra as well as holding the position of Solo Horn with the Rome Festival Opera. Ms. Busler is Director of Brass at Revels North, and as soloist, improvisationalist and co-founder of the Tradewinds Improv Ensemble, and commissioned composer (ASCAP), she provides workshops and masterclasses coast-to-coast. Lydia is a Siegfried’s Call Artist and member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon awarded to the ACME Hall of Fame of esteemed artists, composers, musicologists, and educators in 2014.

Mia Fritze

802.310.8597
mmfritze@gmail.com


Beginner/intermediate/advanced
BA, music education; MM, horn performance. Member, Burlington Chamber Orchestra. Studios at Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College and Monteverdi Music School in Montpelier.