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Woodwinds


Montclair Wind Quintet
Robert Cart, flute
Ryan Walsh, oboe
David Sapadin, clarinet
Sasha Gee Enegren, bassoon
Michelle Baker, horn

Recognized for its energetic and passionate performances, the Montclair Wind Quintet is one of chamber music’s newest ensembles. It begins its inaugural season by concertizing throughout the United States. The members of the Montclair Wind Quintet are each associated with other prominent performing ensembles and musical institutions, and have joined together in an expression of their passion for the wind chamber music repertoire.


Sasha Gee Enegren
Sasha Enegren
Adjunct Professor
Bassoon
Woodwinds Program Coordinator
Main Office: 973-655-7212
enegrens@montclair.edu

Bassoonist Sasha Enegren is Assistant Professor and Woodwind Coordinator at Montclair State University. As an orchestral member Dr. Enegren is a member of the Savannah Philharmonic and has played with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Jacksonville Symphony, and Southwest Florida Symphony, among others. As an active solo performer Sasha has performed fourteen times with orchestra and performs solo recitals annually. Performance venues have included Weill Recital Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, and Festspielhaus-Salzburg Festival, Austria. Dedicated to engaging audiences, Sasha has played for the New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young People’s Concerts” and has worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools. As an advocate for contemporary music the focus of her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Enegren has commissioned works by New York composers, including Susan Borwick, Steven Burke, Raphael Fusco, Max Grafe and Nils Vigeland. Her Bassoon teachers have included Kim Laskowski, Frank Morelli, Patricia Rogers, Marc Goldberg, and Mark Popkin. Sasha received her DMA and Masters in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College-The New School for Music and Bachelors of Arts from Wake Forest University.


Susan Palma-Nidel
Susan Palma-Nidel
Adjunct Professor
Flute
Main Office: 973-655-7212
palmas@montclair.edu

Flutist Susan Palma-Nidel is the principal flutist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae. She has performed as soloist and principal flutist with many groups including Martha Graham and Paul Taylor Dance Companies, the Stuttgart, Netherlands and Royal Ballet, Madeira Bach Festival, Santa Fe Opera and Bach Chamber Soloists. She has performed internationally as soloist in concertos of Mozart, Vivaldi, Telemann, Ibert, Kirchner and Gandolfi and has premiered works of many composers including Carter, Babbitt, and Mackay. She has appeared on over 100 recordings. Her recording of the Mozart Flute Concertos and the Flute and Harp Concerto with Nancy Allen and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra was named the “best recording of these works to date” by Gramophone Magazine. Other recordings include the 2001 Grammy winning Shadow Dances (chamber works of Stravinsky) with Orpheus. She has also recorded chamber music with bassoonist Frank Morelli, a Latin-American CD with Denyce Graves, new songs with jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, a DVD with Jane Monheit and a recording with Tony Bennett and KD Lang. Ms. Palma-Nidel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School.



Wendy Stern
Adjunct Professor
Flute
Main Office: 973-655-7212
sternw@montclair.edu

Flutist Wendy Stern is a member of the dynamic and innovative group, Flute Force, winner of the Artists International Competition and recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the New York Council of the Arts. As a freelance flutist in New York, Wendy has played in the flute sections of many prestigious organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She has given premiere performances at Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall in NYC, has been a featured performer at the National Flutie Associations Conventions in Chicago, New York, California, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Georgia and has been the guest artist at Suzuki Institutes at East Tennessee State University, Ithaca College, Denison University, Rockford College, MacPhail School of Music and the Rochester Minnesota Gashuku. Wendy has recorded CDs for CRI, VAI, Innova, MPR, Windham Hill and Adam Abeshouse. Wendy received her Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, and post-graduation, studied with Toshio Takahashi at the Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan as a scholarship recipient of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.


Robert Cart
Jon Robert Cart
Cali School of Music Director
Flute, Voice
Main Office: 973-655-7212
cartr@montclair.edu

Robert Cart is Director of the Cali School of Music and Professor of Music. As Director, he has raised the bar of musical excellence by increasing opportunities for scholarships, expanding the roster of internationally acclaimed faculty and visiting artists, spearheading new curriculum, and by initiating the graduate string quartet-in-residence. He has presented at international conferences on transdisciplinary studies, and has sung leading tenors roles with opera companies internationally. Cart has performed at Carnegie Hall (premiering works by Gary Schocker and Roger Hudson), Alice Tully Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Philip’s Collection and the White House. He has sung as soloist with the several symphony orchestras under the batons of Bernstein, Leppard and Zinman. He has also performed professionally as a flutist, with solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Before joining Montclair State, Cart served as Dean of Rowan University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, where he acquired renowned art collections, led the university to become an All-Steinway School, engaged renowned visiting artists, and developed the Rowan Preparatory School and the Glassboro Fine and Performing Arts Academy. He has also served as Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music and Theater Arts at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He attended the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University.


Andrew Adelson
Andrew Adelson
Adjunct Professor
Oboe
Main Office: 973-655-7212
adelsona@montclair.edu

Andrew Adelson can be heard playing both oboe and English horn in orchestras, chamber music ensembles and as a soloist in the U.S. and abroad. He has been the solo English horn/oboe with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mexico City Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Mr. Adelson has performed with the Aspen Wind Quintet and Bargemusic. He can be heard playing on recordings on the Delos and Koch labels. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School, where he studied with John Ferrillo and Elaine Douvas. His connection with Juilliard has continued through teaching master classes in Interpersonal and Ensemble Skills for the Orchestral Player as well as master classes in instrument repair. He has also taught at New Jersey City University, Drew Summer Music and Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Adelson has played on Broadway in the pit orchestras for King and I, 1776, and the Sound of Music. He has spent summers playing in Tanglewood, Interlochen and Waterloo Music Festivals and as a chamber music coach and performer at Rencontres Musicales Internationales at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France.


Marsha Heller
Marsha Heller
Adjunct Professor
Oboe
Main Office: 973-655-7212
hellerma@montclair.edu

Oboist Marsha Heller has been recognized for her expressive playing and beautiful tone by the New York Times and Performing Arts Magazine, among many others. She studied with Harvey McGuire of the Cleveland Orchestra, at Oberlin Conservatory with DeVere Moore, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in New York with Harold Gomberg and Henry Schuman. Since her debut as winner of the Concert Artists’ Guild Competition in 1971 she has performed with diverse groups including the American Symphony, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and New York Pops. She has been a frequent guest soloist at the Berkshire Bach Society, Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival and the New Jersey Chamber Music Society. She is a member of the Queen’s Chamber Band, which performs Baroque and contemporary works. Her recordings include Music of Carlos Surinach, Ritmo Jondo and Three is Company, all with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, JCF-the Buckeburg Bach and Ragtime at the Ritz with the Trio Bell’Arte, and Viva Italia with the Queen’s Chamber Band. Ms Heller has taught oboe and chamber music at MSU since 1991.



Ryan Walsh
Adjunct Professor
Oboe
Main Office: 973-655-7212
walshr@montclair.edu

Oboist Ryan Walsh is a New York-based oboe and English horn player. He is currently the principal oboist of the South Florida Symphony and substitute oboe/English horn for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway, as well as freelancing and teaching in New York City. Ryan formerly served as 2nd oboe/English Horn player with the Minnesota Opera. In addition, Mr. Walsh has performed with such notable ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Albany Symphony, Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, and in orchestras on Broadway. Over the course of his career, Walsh has worked with such distinguished conductors as Alan Gilbert, Bramwell Tovey, David Zinman, Christoph Eschenbach, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Christie, Christoph Campestrini, and Helmut Rilling in venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Le Poisson Rouge, and Minneapolis’ Ordway Theater. Beyond live orchestral performance, Mr. Walsh has participated in several notable recordings including Britten’s War Requiem, released by Hänssler Classic, Sven-David Sandström’s Messiah, released by Carus, the soundtrack to the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and for two years was a featured soloist in Public Radio International’s Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers. He has also been heard on PRI, NPR and NYC’s WQXR-FM. Mr. Walsh holds degrees from Mannes College of Music. He studied under the tutelage of New York Philharmonic members Sherry Sylar and Thomas Stacy.


Keriann Dibari
KeriAnn DiBari
Adjunct Professor
Clarinet
Woodwinds Program Coordinator
Main Office: 973-655-7212
dibarik@montclair.edu

KeriAnn DiBari is currently a member of the Little Orchestra Society, Greenwich Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic. She has performed as principal clarinetist and as a member of the clarinet/saxophone section in many orchestras including the New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Choral Society, New York Virtuosi and American Symphony. She has performed with Matchbox 20, the Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Crystal Gale, Mandy Patinkin, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the Manhattan Transfer. She has won many competitions and performed as soloist in concertos by Creston, Etler, Mozart and Weber. She has performed solo works of Debussy and Poulenc on New York’s WQXR radio; and chamber music at Weil Recital Hall. She can be heard on many television commercials and in movies including Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre DamePocahontasHercules, and The Presidents (PBS). Her performances on Broadway include Disney’s Beauty and the BeastA Christmas CarolRagtime, and Crazy For You. She is heard on the original Broadway cast album of Beauty and the Beast, and on albums by Cy Coleman and the Gotham Wind Symphony. She has spent summers performing in Aspen, the Grand Tetons and Altenburg, Germany. Ms. DiBari was a student of Burt Hara, Bil Jackson, John Moses, Peter Simenauer and David Weber.


Romie de Guise-Langlois
Romie de Guise-Langlois
Adjunct Professor
Clarinet
Main Office: 973-655-7212
deguiselangr@montclair.edu

Praised as “…extraordinary…” and “…a formidable clarinetist…” by the New York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Philharmonia, McGill University Symphony Orchestra and at Banff Center for the Arts. She is a winner of the 2011 Astral Artists’ National Audition and was awarded the First Prize in the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg competition; she was additionally a First Prize winner of Woolsey Hall Competition at Yale University, the McGill University Classical Concerto Competition and the Canadian Music Competition. An avid chamber musician, Ms. de Guise-Langlois joins the roster of CMS Two in 2012. She has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, and has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia and Boston Chamber Music Societies, 92 Y Street, and Chamber Music Northwest among many others. She has performed as principal clarinetist for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New Haven and Stamford Symphony Orchestras and she is a member of The Knights Chamber Orchestra. A native of Montreal, Ms. de Guise-Langlois earned her B.M. degree from McGill University and her M.M. and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where she studied under David Shifrin.


Savid Sapadin
David Sapadin
Adjunct Professor
Clarinet
Main Office: 973-655-7212
sapadind@montclair.edu

Clarinetist David Sapadin is an active freelance musician in the New York City area. He has performed with Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, New York City Opera, American Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Stamford Symphony, and Albany Symphony. In addition to his freelancing Mr. Sapadin is on faculty at Long Island University, Post, Mannes College Prep Division, The Special School at the Kaufman Center and Kinhaven Music School. Mr. Sapadin has a BM from the University of Southern California, a MM from Manhattan School of music and a performance certificate from Mannes College The New School For Music. He can be heard on commercially available recordings of the Metropolitan Opera and Rufus Wainwright. Mr. Sapadin was a student of Yehuda Gilad, Mitchel Lurie, David Krakauer and Ricardo Morales.


Sasha Gee Enegren
Sasha Gee Enegren
Adjunct Professor – Bassoon
Main Office: 973-655-7212
enegrens@montclair.edu

Active in the new music scene of New York City, bassoonist Sasha Gee Enegren has commissioned established composers, among them Susan Borwick, Steven Burke, and Nils Vigeland, to create new music for bassoon. In the last year she premiered eight solo works for bassoon, including two concertos with orchestra. Beyond new repertoire, she has appeared as a concerto soloist eleven times with orchestra.s an orchestral musician, Ms. Enegren performs with the Savannah Philharmonic and has played with the American Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony, and others. She has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, and Festspielhaus in Austria as part of the Salzburg festival. Dedicated to engaging audiences, Ms. Enegren has played for the New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young People’s Concerts” and has worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools. At Manhattan School of Music she works in the Center for Music Entrepreneurship and assists with graduate courses in orchestral entrepreneurship and advanced entrepreneurship. Ms. Enegren holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and Wake Forest University. She has studied with Kim Laskowski, Frank Morelli, Patricia Rogers, Marc Goldberg, and Mark Popkin.


Harry Searing
Harry Searing
Adjunct Professor – Bassoon
Main Office: 973-655-7212
searingh@montclair.edu

Harry Searing is an active freelance artist on both bassoon and contrabassoon in the New York City area and has been for over 30 years. Most notably, he has performed many concerts with the New York Philharmonic with such great conductors as Bernstein, Boulez, Mehta, and Leinsdorf. In addition to performing with practically every classical organization in the New York – New Jersey area, he has performed with several distinguished groups while on tour, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2002 he performed nine concerts with three different organizations on Heckelphone, an extremely rare instrument. He can be heard as bassoon soloist in the soundtrack to Brian DePalma’s 2004 film, Femme Fatale. In addition to performing, Mr. Searing has an extensive career in music publishing, having worked for such publishers as Boosey & Hawkes, Schott, and G. Schirmer. In 2003, he started his own publishing firm, LRQ Publishing, devoted to the bassoon music of the great Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where is studied with Stephen Maxym.


Chad Smith
Chad E. Smith
Adjunct Professor
Saxophone
Main Office: 973-655-7212
smithchad@montclair.edu
Chad Smith – Website

An award winning musician in various competitions, saxophonist Chad E. Smith has performed throughout the world. He is also an active Broadway, recording and concert freelancer on bassoons, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. He has been a member of the Broadway orchestras of Wicked, Legally Blonde, and Follies, and has substituted for countless shows including 42nd StreetSpamalotA Chorus Line and The Producers.  He has performed with numerous orchestras on either saxophone, bass clarinet and clarinet including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and L’ Opera Français. He has also shared the stage with Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Pizzarelli, Frankie Valli, Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Bernadette Peters and Audra Macdonald to name a few. His movie credits include The Informant!, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Monsters University and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Mr. Smith has been featured on television in Legally Blonde on MTV, Smash, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and the Tony Awards on CBS. He is a leading authority on the style of 1920’s saxophone pioneer Rudy Wiedoeft and has a passion for preserving the legacy of saxophone, bass clarinet and clarinet artist, Al Gallodoro.


Stacy Wilson
Stacy Wilson
Adjunct Professor
Saxophone
Main Office: 973-655-7212
wilsons@montclair.edu
Stacy Wilson – Website

Stacy Wilson has won top prizes in many national and international competitions. In 2009, she became the first American saxophonist to win one of the top prizes as a saxophone/piano duo in the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam, widely considered as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world for the interpretation of contemporary music. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with recent concert appearances in Japan’s Izumi Concert Hall, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and Mahidol University in Thailand. She was recently featured as a guest concerto soloist with the United States Army Band in Europe. Dedicated to chamber music, she is the soprano saxophonist with the award-winning Zzyzx Quartet. Zzyzx was featured at the NASA Biennial Gala Concert at the Tempe Center in Arizona and at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2012, they commissioned an original work for saxophone quartet by American composer, John Mackey, which is featured on their newest CD Intersections. Stacy is a saxophonist with the West Point Concert Band in New York and holds degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.