Wayne Collier is from Lexington, Kentucky where he practices law. Wayne has degrees in Music Theory and
Composition, English, Economics and Law from the University of Kentucky. In addition to playing in Kentucky
Baroque Trumpets, he has performed with a number of ensembles including the Derby City Brass Band, The
Yankee Brass Band, the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band, the Men of Note, the Lexington Community
Orchestra, the Lexington Brass Band, and Saxton's Cornet Band. Wayne enjoys collecting instruments from the
baroque to modern eras. He is fortunate to be married to an understanding wife, Jean, and they have one son,
Don Johnson is the founder of the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets. He is the manager and artistic director of
the ensemble. Don currently plays with other groups including The Federal City Brass Band of Baltimore,
the 26th North Carolina Band, and the Derby City Brass Band of Louisville Ky. Don has played with other
bands including, the Advocate Brass Band of Danville, KY and Saxton's Cornet Band from Lexington, KY.
Don has toured Europe and Taiwan. He played at President Bush's inauguration with Saxton's, has played
at the Kennedy Center with Federal City Brass Band, and has recorded at Sheffield's Studio. Don won the
National Trumpet Competition in 2004 and 2005 in the solo ProAm Division and was awarded a gold plated
presentation Schilke trumpet. In 2009 he won again in the solo Historic Division on baroque trumpet and
was awarded a gold plated presentation Naumann baroque trumpet. Don did a recording and DVD for the
National Museum of Music. He played Arban's "Carnival of Venice" on one of the museums echo bell
cornets and recorded on the museum's hand stopped trumpet.
Michael Tunnell is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music and University Scholar at the University of Louisville School of Music. Tunnell performs
with Louisville Brass, and was Principal Trumpet and Principal Corno da Caccia with the Louisville Bach Society for 23 years. He is featured on the Mark
Records CD Sonus Brass Captured and the Centaur CD Louisville Brass: Season to Dance as well as on seven solo recordings: Mixed Doubles,
Melancholia, and Lumen, on the Coronet label, and Passages, The Morning Trumpet, à la Chasse, and Out of the Forest on the Centaur label. He can also
be heard on the Sinfonia da Camera of Illinois recording of the Saint-Saens Septet and on numerous Louisville Orchestra First Edition recordings. A
founding member of the brass quintet Sonus Brass, Tunnell has toured the Far East and South America with this group and as a soloist. As a member of
Sonus Brass, Tunnell has worked as a teacher and clinician with the Youth Orchestra System in Venezuela, and as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar
Orquesta Sinfonica in Caracas. In 2001 Tunnell was a Visiting Professor of Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and in 1999 Tunnell was a guest artist at
the Lieksa Brass Week (Finland). Tunnell is a former member of the music faculties of the University of Southern Mississippi, SUNY-Potsdam College,
and the University of Illinois. Tunnell is a founding member of Derby City Brass Band. Tunnell is the 2008 Alumni Fellow of the University of Louisville
School of Music. His teachers include Leon Rapier, Allan Cox, Arnold Jacobs, Adolph Herseth and Armando Ghitalla. His students hold positions in
prominent colleges and orchestras, and they have enjoyed great success in numerous solo competitions both in the United States and in Europe.
Don Johnson III is a native of Kentucky and is currently doing his undergraduate work in trumpet performance at
the University of Louisville. He is currently studying with Dr. Michael Tunnell. He also travels to study with Barry
Bauguess in North Carolina. Don has studied and performed at Oberlin conservatory at their Baroque
Performance Institute. Don placed second in the Historic Solo College Division at the National Trumpet
Competition in 2006 and won the Historic Solo Division when in high school. He has also been a finalist at the
National Trumpet Competition playing modern trumpet. Don has played with the Advocate Brass Band of
Danville Ky. and toured Europe with the group. He has also played with Saxton's Cornet Band and Derby City
Joseph Van Fleet is currently the professor of trumpet at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to this position he was an
associate instructor of trumpet at Indiana University. He received his bachelors degree in music performance from Murray
State University. He then went on to get his masters in music performance from Indiana University and also completed
course work for a doctorate in trumpet pedagogy from Indiana University.
Joseph has studied with many influential teachers, such as John Rommel, William Adam, John Schlabach, and Arnold
In addition to teaching, he maintains an active performing career. He currently holds the second trumpet positions in the
Lexington Philharmonic, the Richmond Philharmonic (Indiana) and the Bloomington Camerata.
Trumpeter REESE LAND is from Taylorsville, NC. In 1994 he received his Bachelors degree from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC
where he studied with Mr. Don Eagle, Mr. Dan Kiser, and Mr. Tim Phillips. Upon graduation, he performed extensively with various
ensembles in the Western North Carolina region including the Unifour Brass Ensemble and the Western Piedmont Symphony.
In 1997, Mr. Land became a member of The Brass Company. With this ensemble, Mr. Land performed numerous outreach concerts
throughout Kentucky and neighboring states in Chamber Music America's Rural Residency Program, a subsidiary of the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Mr. Land later became the teacher assistant to Dr. Michael Tunnell at the University of Louisville and received his Masters degree in 2002.
In the following school year he became an adjunct trumpet instructor for the University of Louisville and Campbellsville University and
maintained a busy freelance schedule with many area ensembles such as the Evansville Philharmonic and the Louisville Bach Society.
After receiving a fellowship, Mr. Land attended the University of Illinois in 2003 and studied with Dr. Michael Ewald and Mr. Ronnie Romm,
pursuing his Doctorate degree. Most recently in 2005, Mr. Land served as Visiting Trumpet Professor at the University of Southern
Mississippi and was a member of the Southern Arts Brass Quintet. Having just completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the
University of Illinois, he is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Campbellsville University
Brian Kanner lives in Pound Ridge, New York, where he practices law. Brian studied trumpet and baroque
performance with Dr. Edward Carney (Ph.D., Julliard). Brian attended the University of Buffalo, where he played in its
symphonic orchestra and studied with Charles Gleaves of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Brian completed majors in
history and political science, then attended Boston University School of Law. Brian has performed at Oberlin College's
Baroque Performance Institute, and has studied baroque trumpet with Barry Bauguess, Thom Freas, and David Kjar
(Boston University). Brian plays music from the Civil War era with Federal City Brass Band, and is on the board of
directors of its parent organization, the National Association for Civil War Brass Music. Brian is also principal trumpet
with the New York Guard 89th Army Band, and performs with the Pleasantville Fire Department Band, New York's
oldest continuously performing fire department band, the Yonkers Military Band and the Westchester Military Band.
David Hummel holds music degrees from the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. He
maintains a large private studio at Hurst Music in Lexington Kentucky. He plays and subs in many groups in the
area including Hummel Jazz Octet, Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors, DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Men of
Note Big Band, The Metronome Big Band, The Miles Osland Little Big Band, Colonels Choice Dixieland Band,
and others. In addition to playing lead and jazz trumpet David is also active in the classical world playing
Broadway Musicals including the NYC touring company production of "Chicago". David has performed with
performers such as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Diane Schuur, and other great musicians.
Joelle Monroe has been playing trumpet professionally since 1999 and currently resides in the
Washington D.C. area. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Trumpet Performance from Texas
Tech University, where she studied with Will Strieder. Continuing her study at TTU, she served
as a graduate assistant teaching applied trumpet. In 2003, Joelle won a position as a
trumpeter and bugler with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Fort
Myer, Virginia. Joining the most unique of the Army's premier bands, she quickly became a
member of the Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, the only of its kind in the U.S. Military. She was
immediately captivated by the instrument and historical performance. A key member since the
inception of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, she currently
serves as the ensemble’s Clarino Trumpeter and developmental instructor. Joelle has studied
Baroque Trumpet with Barry Bauguess, Stan Curtis, Susan Williams and Dr. Edward Tarr. In
addition to her military duties, she performs on both modern and baroque trumpet throughout
the D. C. area, having appeared with the Pittsburgh Baroque Orchestra, Mclean Orchestra,
Symphony of the Potomac, Opera Lafayette, and the Washington Bach Consort.
Jay Martin is a native of Southern California, Jay earned a BM from California State University, Fullerton and a Master's degree in
music from the University of Southern California. He also attended University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music for a
DMA program and has only a dissertation remaining to complete that degree. Jay has taught music at the high school and college
levels as well as maintained private studios for many years. As a performer he’s worked in a variety of settings, performing at
theme parks, with dance bands, soul bands, symphony orchestras,
chamber groups and now as a military musician. In 2002 he joined The U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps as a bugler
and trumpeter and currently serves a the NCOIC of The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Baroque Trumpet Ensemble.
Brian Shaw is Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University, and is Co-Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony
under the direction of Maestro Jerry Junkin. As a Baroque trumpet player, Brian has just recorded a CD entitled Virtuoso Concertos for Clarino [available
through bshawmusic.com] including works by Michael Haydn, F.X. Richter, and others on period instruments. These works are of a difficulty such that they
have been considered unplayable on a Baroque trumpet until very recently. He has also performed on Baroque trumpet throughout North America with the
Bach Vespers Orchestra, the Clarion Society, and the Grand Tour Orchestra in New York, the Baltimore Handel Society, Houston Ars Lyrica, the Bach
Festival Players in Austin, TX, and the Eastman Collegium Musicum. He has been successful in several international competitions, including first prizes in
the 2001 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition, the 2002 ITG Solo Competition, the 1998 National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division,
and was the silver medalist in the 2004 Ellsworth Smith Competition. He was a semi-finalist in the 2000 Maurice André competition, in Paris, Shaw holds
degrees from Eastern Illinois University (B.Mus), the Eastman School (M.Mus) and the University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.). While at ESM, he was
Principal Trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble during the group’s 2004 Far East Tour and the 2005 Carnegie Hall concert.
He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Paula and their four-legged furry children: Sally, Chloe, and Toby. Please go to Brian's website at www.bshawmusic.
com You can purchase the CD at his site. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grammy winner Brett Shuster is the Trombone Professor at the University of Louisville. Professor Shuster’s educational
background includes a B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music, an M.M. from Northwestern University, and a D.M.A.
from Arizona State University. His performance experience includes two years traveling internationally with the Grammy winning
Chestnut Brass Company, and appearances with the Louisville Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Vermont
Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Boston Philharmonic.
Professor Shuster has recorded on the Polygram, Newport Classics, Albany, Warner, and Summit labels. In 2008 he will be
releasing his first solo CD entitled Flying Boy, on Albany Records. In March 2004, Dr. Shuster was the featured soloist with the
United States Army Orchestra at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He also presented the first complete performance of
Norman Bolter’s Mountains, Lakes, and Trees with the Orquestra Sinfonica da USC on alto, tenor and bass trombone,
respectfully. During the 2007-2008 season Shuster was the interim principal trombonist of the Louisville Orchestra. He
performed at the 2008 International Trombone Festival with the Cramer Trombone Choir, one of the only internationally
acclaimed trombone choirs still touring worldwide.
Dr. Jack Ashworth is active as a performer on harpsichord, violin, viola da gamba, and various other instruments of the Middle
Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. In addition to frequent demonstrations and concerts in the area, he has appeared with
such groups as The Folger Consort, The King's Noyse, The Boston Shawm and Sackbutt Society and The Newberry Consort. He
also serves regularly on workshop faculties for Amherst Early Music, the Seattle Recorder Society, and the Viola da Gamba
Society of America, among others. In 1999 he received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, given for
"outstanding achievement in both performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college collegium musicum."
He has written articles on a variety of keyboard topics, including the keyboard section of _A Practical Guide to Historical
Performance: The Renaissance - (Schirmer, 1994) and collaborated with lutenist Paul O'Dette for the chapter on basso continuo
in - A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music - in the same series (1997). He has also published continuo realizations
for music by Henry Butler and Christopher Simpson, as well as other articles and reviews.
Dr. Ashworth is past president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and serves on the Higher Education Subcommittee of
Early Music America. He was named Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Louisville in May, 1995.
A native of Princeton, Illinois, John received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) in 1997 where he studied organ with Robert Reeves and
Richard Hoskins, and a Master of Music degree from the Chicago Musical College (Roosevelt University) in 2003, an organ and harpsichord student of David Schrader. He is
currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music) where he is an organ student of Roberta Gary. At CCM Linker
has served as staff accompanist for the University Men’s Chorus, and has performed with the CCM Chorale, CCM Chamber Singers, and as organ soloist with the CCM
Philharmonic. Linker was first place winner in the annual Strader Organ Competition at CCM in 2004.
Since 2001 Linker has been Organist/Choirmaster of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Lexington, Kentucky, where he leads a vibrant choir program of
professional and volunteer singers of trebles and adults. In addition to the usual rigorous rehearsal and service schedule, the Choir has performed in concert numerous
masterworks, including Maurice Duruflé, Requiem, Op. 9, J S Bach, Magnificat in D, BWV 243, Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms, Mozart, Requiem, K 626, Benjamin Britten,
Rejoice in the Lamb, and Fauré, Requiem. National and international tours also occupy much of the Choir’s time, and under Linker’s leadership the choir has honored four
English Cathedral residency invitations, (Gloucester Cathedral, 2003; Lichfield Cathedral, 2006; Durham Cathedral 2006; Ely Cathedral 2009). The Choir has also made many
stateside tours including Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, and all around Kentucky.
In addition to church work, Linker keeps busy as a recitalist and chamber musician, making numerous tours in the United States and abroad. He is an active member of the
Association of Anglican Musicians, the American Guild of Organists (former Dean of the Lexington Chapter), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. Linker has served as
College Organist and adjunct faculty at Berea College, and performs organ with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
Linker is married to Lexington native Molly McCann Linker, and both are proud guardians to two lively indoor felines, Nigel and Pierre, and a porch cat, Tom. www.johnlinker.com