Brass Faculty

Corbin Dillon: Trumpet, French Horn / High Brass Specialist

Corbin, whose teaching  experience spans over 14 years and ranges from received Education Austin Crisara. Assistant Band Director at Seguin High School concert, marching and jazz bands as well as beginning University of New Mexico where he studied with Dr. John Marchiando, Principal Trumpet of The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Corbin has appeared Symphony Orchestra, and the new music ensemble “Chatter”. Corbin is a founding to rave reviews at the 2008 summer-long Norfolk Chamber MusicFestival performers

As our high brass specialist Corbin is also accepting French Horn and other high brass instruments.

Nicholas Adragna: Tuba, Trombone / Low Brass Specialist

With his performances described as “flawless”, tubist Nick Adragna has enjoyed a busy solo, teaching, and performing career across the country. He began his musical studies at the age of 12 in Arlington, Texas, were he later made the All State Band as a high school freshman. He later moved to Sterling Heights, Michigan and completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Tuba Performance at Oakland University in the studio of Dr. Kenneth Kroesche. While at Oakland University, Nick twice won the Pontiac Oakland Symphony Concerto Competition and served as the orchestra’s principal tuba for four years. He was also an active competitor outside school and placed in the finals at the national level for the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist Brass Competition three years running.

Nick finished his Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance in 2011 at the University of New Mexico in the studio of Dr. Richard White. At UNM he was awarded a graduate assistantship to perform in the graduate brass quintet, the Sandia Brass. While in New Mexico, Nick performed with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Roswell Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Brass Quintet, and the Santa Fe Symphony Brass Quintet. He has performed live on TV and radio with the CSB and in a tuba quartet on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. He joined the Copper Street Brass in June 2011 and holds an active low brass studio in the Twin Cities.

Jason Wiley: Trombone

Jason  has been a long time low brass teacher in the Twin Cities, working with several well reputed studios. He plays with the Dakota Valley Orchestra and is also a consultant and technician in the computer field. Jason understands the underlying benefits music instruction and participation provides people of all ages. “Given enough determination, opportunity and resources it is possible for anyone to learn anything. As an educator, I strive to provide opportunity and resource while encouraging my students in their determination to be successful.”
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