Woodwinds and Brass


Mark Broschinsky, Trombone

Trombonist Mark Broschinsky has been praised by the Rapid City Journal as a “true virtuoso on the instrument.” A zealous advocate of new music, he has commissioned numerous solo pieces, performs regularly with ensemble mise-en, and has appeared with New York-based ensembles Argento New Music Project, Talea Ensemble, and Tilt Brass. An active chamber musician, Mark is a founding member of The Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet. He has performed as a guest artist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and with orchestras including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra in England and has presented solo recitals at numerous universities. Mark was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music.


    Heather Dahl, Clarinet
Clarinetist Heather Dahl enjoys a wide ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and devoted music educator. She is equally at home performing in concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Center as she is performing in schools, libraries and senior centers throughout the community. Heather has performed with Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Reading Symphony, and Chicago Civic Orchestra, is a founding member of Tempest Winds and the Aeros Quintet and has received numerous honors and awards including Grand Prize in the International Clarinet Association Orchestra Competition. Heather received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. 

Bert Hill, French horn
Originally from Indiana, Bert relocated to New York City in 2011 after completing his studies at Temple University (MM) and Indiana State University (BS). Bert has recently been heard in performances with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Distinguished Concert Artists International, The Public Theater, 2016 Drama Desk Awards, the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Orchestra, and Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. An active educator, Bert has a private studio and is a weekly coach with New York City’s Interschool Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed as a teaching artist with Bridge Arts Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble.


Isaac Kaplan, Trombone
Originally from Long Beach, California, Isaac’s love of music ultimately brought him to New York City for studies at Manhattan School of Music.  As a freelance musician, Isaac has performed at Central Park Summerstage, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Segerstrom Hall, and Carnegie Hall and he has performed with artists including George Porter Jr, Los Amigos Invisibles, Patrizio Buanne, and Michael McDonald.  Isaac also leads a jazz trio that performs frequently around the New York area. He holds Bachelor (’11) and Master (’13) degrees from Manhattan School of Music. Isaac has a private teaching studio in New York and has been on the Manhattan School of Music Precollege jazz faculty since 2012.  


Sungwoo Kim, Flute
Korean American flutist Sungwoo Steven Kim has performed around the world. He served as a Konzertexamen fellow at ‘Hanns Eisler’ Hochschule für Musik and was named Acting Principal Flutist with Nürnberg Staatphiharmonie. As an established soloist, Mr. Kim was awarded 1st prize at the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition in 2006, Bohuslav Martinů Prize at the 61st Prague Spring Int’l Competition, and Third Prize Winner at the 38th National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Mr. Kim teaches at the Thurnauer School of Music JCC on the Palisades and New York Music School. In addition to his musical career, he has studied with the acoustic engineering department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. D.M.A. candidate, M.M., B.M. New England Conservatory of Music. 




Remy Le Boeuf, Saxophone

Saxophonist and composer Remy Le Boeuf envisions his approach to composition and improvisation as never veering far from the roots of language. Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions as in his recent collaboration with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet, "imaginist,” commissioned by Chamber Music America. He has performed with the Grammy-winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, Linda Oh, Aaron Parks, Donny McCaslin, Dayna Stephens, and co-leads Le Boeuf Brothers. In addition, he has received commissions and awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, and The ASCAP Foundation. Le Boeuf currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.  



Sam Nester, Trumpet
Sam Nester is an Australian trumpet player based in New York. Mr. Nester has performed for Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival & Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Paris Opera Ballet, American Composer’s Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and as soloist for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Mr. Nester graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium and First Class Honors from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend Manhattan School of Music where he received a Master of Music degree in 2012. Mr. Nester is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music, performs as a teaching artist for Bridge Arts Ensemble, and serves as the artistic administrator of community engagement at The Juilliard School.


Nadje Noordhuis
, Trumpet
Nadje Noordhuis’ journey has taken her from a youth spent studying classical music in her native Australia to a headlong dive into the world of jazz that has earned her acclaim in the music’s mecca, New York. She was one of ten semi-finalists in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected as a Carnegie Hall Young Artist to undertake a residency with trumpet great Dave Douglas in 2010. Noordhuis is a member of several big bands, including Darcy James Argue’s Grammy- nominated Secret Society as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra. She also leads her own small ensembles and is a member of Rudy Royston's 303. As a composer, Noordhuis has been commissioned by the Baroque ensemble ThoroughBass, the new music ensemble ExhAust, and by the 2009 Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT). Noordhuis’ self-titled debut album was released in 2012 on the Little Mystery Records label. She has maintained a private teaching studio for thirty years and holds a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Trumpet from Manhattan School of Music. Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2014.


Phil Rashkin, Oboe
Phil Rashkin, a Los Angeles native, maintains an active schedule as a coach with Face the Music, a conductor with Opera Upper West, and as an oboist with The Manhattan Symphonie and The Chelsea Symphony. Mr. Rashkin is a recipient of The Marin Alsop Entrepreneurial Award with the ensemble A Closer Look, as well as a teacher and coach at the Kaufman Center’s Special Music School and The Horace Mann School. Mr. Rashkin recently toured with Josh Groban for his new album Stages. Mr. Rashkin attended Mannes College The New School for Music, where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Performance. Mr. Rashkin's musicianship has been described as "particularly ravishing" (The Observer) and "choice, tersely delivered moments from Phil Rashkin.." (Lucid Culture)


Renee Rosen, Clarinet 
Renée Rosen has performed with orchestras such as Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Stamford Symphony, Reading Symphony, Eos Orchestra, Dicapo Opera Company, New World Symphony, and New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. She has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, James Levine, and Zdenek Macal. Her solo appearance includes Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms Rosen has participated in summer festivals such as UBS Verbier in Switzerland and East-West International Academy of Music in Germany. Ms Rosen holds a BM and MM in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music and an MM from Northwestern University School of Music. Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.


Taylor Smith, Bassoon
Bassoonist Taylor Smith is an active freelance orchestral, opera, and chamber musician and has performed with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic and the Imani Winds. Originally from Fulton, Missouri, he holds a bachelor's degree in bassoon and musicology from the University of Kansas. He earned a Master's degree in orchestral performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Professional Studies diploma from the Mannes School of Music. Taylor believes that the bassoon is the heart and soul of an orchestra and takes every opportunity to live out his dreams of bassoonery.