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SALLY SCHLICHTING - FLUTE and COORDINATOR of Cros s Sound '99 in Juneau - began playing flute at the age of ten in her home town, Juneau, Alaska. She played flute through high school, and attended music workshops and summer camps including Interlochen before continuing her music studies at the University of Southern California and the University of Washington, where she earned a degree in music in 1990. She has studied flute with Pamela Ryker, Mary Louise Poor, Felix Skowronek, Gary Woodward and Mel Flood. Ms. Schlichting currently enjoys a full life in music, playing regularly with the Juneau Symphony, the Nimbus Ensemble, the Dal Segno flute and guitar duo and especially with her aunt, pianist Mary Watson. She has been the concert coordinator for the Symphony Showcase chamber music concerts since 1995, and firmly believes there can not ever be too much chamber music in the world. She is delighted to be a part of the inaugural performances of Cros s Sound.
|RICK TROSTEL - TRUMPET experienced his first joy with music classes, choirs and piano lessons as a young student at Interlochen, National Music Camp (now National Arts Camp) where he spent five summers studying voice, drama, piano, trumpet, orchestra and band. Rick began playing trumpet at the age of ten and has studied with a number of teachers, most notably Ron Hassleman of the Minnesota Orchestra and Richard Pressley of the Seattle Symphony. Rick attended Oberlin College and where he received BA in Biology (in order to get a "real job.") After several years pursuing real jobs, music reared its beautiful head in the form of a music teaching job at a school in southwestern Alaska. More recently he has returned to studying conducting with Dr. William Jones of the University of Iowa and is contemplating a masters degree in conducting. Rick is executive director of a small music school in Juneau where he conducts and arranges music for three small student ensembles. He has also had the opportunity to conduct rehearsals of the Juneau Symphony for which he has been principal trumpet for the last seven seasons. In addition, Rick performs regularly as principal trumpet|
|BILL PAULICK - FRENCH HORN - was hooked on the Horn following the Leonard Bernstein "Concerts for Young People" series of the 1960's. He started playing in the public school system of Whittier, California and continued studying privately for many years under Arthur Franz and later Philip Farkas. Bill played in various ensembles in the Los Angeles area, including regional honor bands, brass and woodwind quintets, and the Rio Hondo Symphony, conducted by Mehli Mehta. Following graduation from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1973, Bill settled in Juneau and has been active in brass and woodwind quintets, the Juneau Symphony and the Southeast Alaska Symphony in Ketchikan. In a 1984 partnership with Professor Farkas, Bill produced a two-hour video entitled "The Horn" for use as a surrogate instructor in rural areas. Distribution eventually included 14 countries around the world. Bill was president of the Juneau Symphony in 1986 and currently teaches horn and manages the Juneau Brass Quintet. He is owner/manager of Juneau Brass & Woodwinds, serving the repair, sales, and rental needs of Southeast Alaska brass and wind musicians.|
|JAN COLDWELL - OBOE / ENGLISH HORN - Having been described as a "fellow eccentric", Jan Coldwell began her musical studies on clarinet but later switched to the oboe at the age of 14. In junior high she made her own reeds and performed Alec Wilder's "Air for Oboe and Strings" with the school orchestra. While she was in high school the music department purchased a Marigaux English horn. From then on, she was hooked. She had her first oboe lesson when she went to the University of Kansas to continue her music studies. At SUNY Buffalo she was a competition winner performing J.S. Bach's Oboe d'amour Concerto. Her teachers include: Robert Stanton, Florence Myers, Ronald Richards, Galan Kral, Julie Brye, Susan Hicks Brashier, and Alan Hawkins on bassoon. She considers it a distinct pleasure meeting and playing for such notables as: John Mack, Paul McCandless, Robert Sprenkle, Tom Stacy, Allen Vogel, and David Weiss. Her music activities in Juneau include: the Juneau Symphony, Juneau Lyric Opera, Symphony Showcase chamber music concerts, the Nimbus Ensemble, and the most enjoyable -- adding to the chamber music in the world with Sally Schlichting and Mary Watson. Ms Coldwell considers it an honor to be included in the inaugural season of Cros s Sound.|
|NATHAN BASTUSCHECK - EUPHONIUM - received the majority of his musical education at the University of Washington where he was a three-time recipient of the Walter Welke Scholarship for Wind Ensemble. While at the University, Nathan performed regularly with the Wind Ensemble and the University Symphony, and studied privately with Richard Byrnes and Stuart Dempster. Other performance credits include the Seattle Brass Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic, Everett Symphony, Washington Wind Symphony, Seattle Concert Band, Puget Sound Musical Theater, Civic Light Opera, Village Theater, Tacoma Concert Band and the Seattle Symphony Brass Ensemble. Nathan has also been an active freelance musician with many different small ensembles and as a solo performer. He currently plays with the Juneau Symphony, the occasional polka gig with accordionist Dale Wygant, and with his personal favorite, the Nimbus Ensemble, which counts among its members his lovely wife, Julia.|
|JULIA YOUNG BASTUSCHECK - VIOLA - began her study of the viola in the Palo Alto, CA, public schools in 1965. She was fortunate to have many outstanding teachers and musical opportunities as she was growing up, and decided to make music her career. In 1978, she received a B.A. in viola performance from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, where she studied viola and chamber music with Barton Frank, Serge Kardalian and Charmian Gadd. After graduation, Julia moved to Seattle, where she performed regularly with local symphonies and musical theater groups on a free-lance basis. Feeling the need for full-time work in music as well as the responsibility to continue the tradition of string education, Julia decided to pursue teacher certification at the University of Washington. She enrolled in the music education program in 1985 and studied viola and chamber music with Paul Coletti, conducting with Rick Byrnes and Timothy Salzman and played in the University Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, where she met her husband, Nathan. After receiving certification in 1988, Julia was contacted by the Juneau School District, where she has been teaching strings, choir and general music classes since October 1988. During the 10 years Julia has been teaching in Juneau, the orchestra program has grown tremendously. The Juneau-Douglas High School Orchestra was recently selected to perform in Disneyland as part of Magic Music Days. Besides her teaching duties, Julia has been conductor of the Juneau Youth Symphony, is principal violist with the Juneau Symphony and performs with the Nimbus Ensemble.|
|STEVE TADA - VIOLIN - Steve began playing the violin at the age of five through the Seattle Suzuki School under Mihiko Hirata. He later studied with Denes Zsigmondy at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has participated in many chamber concerts with the Bravura String Quartet and is now concertmaster of the Juneau Symphony in Juneau, Alaska.|