August News of Note
This month’s edition of News of Note is all about time. Time certainly does fly. It feels like just moments ago we were wrapping up our end-of-year recital, and now we’re just a few weeks away from the start of the new semester. There’s still time to register for classes, lessons, and groups. Read about what we have to offer and some exciting new faculty news!
Our 2022-23 Term 1 begins Monday, September 12 (running through January 16). Lesson slots are filling quickly. You can register here.
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times or any inquiries.
Beyond our wide offering of lessons, we also have quite a
range of classes and ensembles:
We also offer a Rock Fusion group. Here's a Video Clip from a practice session! Long Distance Runaround, by Yes. Esther Yee, Rex Esteban, and Keith Pryor - guitars; Mannix Esteban - drums; faculty member and leader Aaron Myers on bass.
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Free concert: Live music in Oakdale Square, Sunday, August 28, 3-6PM. Featuring the great Lydia Harrell on vocals! Backing her will be Sam Gilman on Hammond Organ, Brian Thomas on Trombone, Peter MacLean on drums and Jason Yost on guitar! It’s Going to be a great afternoon of music.
Come out and support!
And always thanks to our sponsors!
Dedham School of Music
Dedham Cultural Council
Oakdale Square Alliance
Mass Cultural Council
Good Tune Piano
Missed your lesson during the summer? Please make sure to schedule your make up with your teacher before the fall term begins!
Please welcome new faculty member Spencer Hudson, teaching brass.
Since moving to Boston in the fall of 2020, Spencer Hudson has been making a name for himself as a freelance musician. He serves as the bass trombonist for both the Du Bois Orchestra and the New England Repertory Orchestra, is the trombone professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and works as a brass instructor for both the Medway School District and Dedham School of Music in Massachusetts.
As a performer, Spencer has had the opportunity to work with the Mississippi Opera, the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra, the Acadian Wind Symphony, the Skyliners Big Dance Band, and many of the orchestras throughout the New England area. As a soloist, Spencer has been named a finalist for the 2019 American Trombone Workshop Division II Bass Trombone Solo Competition, placed 3rd at the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference’ Susan Slaughter Division I Bass Trombone Solo Competition, was a member of the 1st place grand prize winning group of the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference’s Ginger Turner Ensemble Competition (The Greenwood Trombone Octet), placed 2nd in the 2020 Chamber Music Tulsa Robert Heckman Solo Competition, was a finalist for the 2020 Delta Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, placed 3rd in the 2021 Triangle Brass Virtual Music Competition, and has even been featured as a soloist with the New England Brass Band, a British style brass band under the direction of Terry Everson.
Prior to his time in New England, Spencer worked as the graduate teaching assistant for the Oklahoma State University trombone studio and as the low brass instructor for the Perkins-Tryon school district. His students have gone on to place in competitions, make honor bands, and be accepted into summer festivals and collegiate music programs.
Spencer Hudson holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (BM), Oklahoma State University (MM), and is currently finishing up his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Boston University. His primary teachers are Scott Landry, Dr. Ben McIlwain, Paul Compton, Don Lucas, Gabe Langfur Rice, and Ilan Morgenstern.
When not playing trombone, Spencer can be found in the kitchen baking with his partner Casey, and their pet rabbit Milo.
Want to get a taste of the music our talented faculty members produce? Here’s your chance. Aaron Jay Myers, DSM Guitar faculty, is very excited about two recent albums that are out now. One is from Aaron’s avant-metal band, Kraanerg; the other with a big piece of his on it. Listen, like, and support.
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