Miriam Burns, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Paragon Philharmonia, Visiting Professor and Director of Orchestras at Ohio State University

Sean Kennard, piano, Faculty and Piano Chair, Stetson University

Stephen Tavani, violin, Assistant Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra

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Reid Messich

Reid Messich serves as Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Georgia where he is an active member of the Georgia Woodwind Quintet. Messich also serves as Co-Principal Oboist with Memphis’s IRIS Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Michael Stern and Principal Oboe of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro John Morris Russell. During the Summer, Messich serves as instructor of oboe and woodwind literature at the MasterWorks Music Festival. In demand, Messich maintains an active international and national performance career. He has performed with many top musicians and orchestras as both an orchestral musician, soloist, and clinician. Messich received his Bachelor of Music degree at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where he studied under the direction of Richard Woodhams. He received his Master of Music degree and Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University. In his spare time Messich is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaitlin, and daughter, Lowry.

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