Music

General Music Studies

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    Horn

Jazz Drums

Born into a family of musicians in Omaha, Nebraska, Victor Lewis began his musical studies taking classical lessons in cello and piano, before moving on to the drums. He began playing professional local gigs at age 1, and went on to study music at the University of Nebraska.

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    Jazz Drums

Piano
 

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    Piano

Trumpet

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    Trumpet

Voice

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    Vocology and Vocal Pedagogy; Oratorio, German Lied, Scandinavian Art Song Repertoire. Degrees from Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland, and Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

    Languages: English, Finnish, German (fluent), Swedish

Jazz Guitar

A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Victor Juris took up guitar at age 10, in 1963. By the mid-1960s, he was playing with rock and R&B bands in his area. He discovered jazz in his late teens and subsequently studied with Philly jazz guitar legend Pat Martino.

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    Jazz Guitar

Head of Musicology

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    Musicology

Director of Orchestras
Orchestral Conducting
 

Head of Woodwinds

Clarinet

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    Clarinet

Oboe

Nathan Hughes is principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

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    Oboe