ABOUT THE WILMOT BRASS QUINTET
Wilmot Brass is the resident faculty brass quintet at Nazareth College in Rochester New York. Its members are professors in the Department of Music at Nazareth College and are active teachers and musicians throughout Western New York. This professional ensemble regularly performs concerts, weddings, commencement ceremonies, and other outreach recitals in the community.
Brett Long, trumpet
Brett Long is a freelance musician and educator based in Rochester, NY. He holds multiple teaching positions in the Rochester region and maintains an aspiring freelance and recital schedule. Brett has performed throughout the United States and Europe at competitions, master classes, and conferences, and is the founding member of the award-winning Emerald Brass.Brett has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, and has played with members of the Syracuse Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (NY), and Williamsport Symphony (PA). He has played at venues such as the Midwest Band Conference with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and also participated in the ensemble's recording project with the famed Canadian Brass. Brett is an active recitalist, and has offered performances throughout the northeast at universities and local concert series, often featuring contemporary compositions and commissioned works.
Jared Chase, trumpet
Jared Chase directs the wind symphony, teaches courses in conducting and is the Director of Wind Studies at Nazareth College. Also an accomplished trumpet player, Dr. Chase studied music education and trumpet performance with Terry Sawchuk at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At home in solo, commercial, and classical idioms, he has performed as principal trumpet of the nationally acclaimed CCM Chamber Players and as a member of the Cincinnati Brass Quintet. He continues to be an active freelance performer in the Wilmot Brass Quintet and has performed with the Boulder Broadway Company, Colorado Light Opera, the Boulder Dinner Theatre, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Blue Ash Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Bach Society, Salina Symphony, Hutchinson Symphony, and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra.
Colleen Wolf, horn
Colleen Wolf joined the faculty at Nazareth College in 2016. A dedicated educator, Ms Wolf has also taught at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance since 2004. She is a founding member of two faculty ensembles at Hochstein, Fem Vindar [a woodwind quintet] and Plymouth Brass Quintet. Ms Wolf also serves as Co-Chair of the Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Department, Brass Chamber Music Coordinator and Coach, and HYSO Brass Coach at Hochstein. An active freelance musician, Ms Wolf has appeared on Hochstein's "Live from Hochstein" live radio broadcast series, "Spotlight on Faculty" series, and "Hochstein at High Falls" series. She has served as Principal Horn of the Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic since 2005. Ms Wolf holds the Master of Music degree (Horn Performance) from the University of Michigan and the Bachelor of Music degree (Horn Performance) from the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate.
Steven Zugelder, trombone
Steven Zugelder is a graduate of The Eastman School of Music, receiving his Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Performance and Education and was a student of John Marcellus and Mark Kellogg. After Graduating from Eastman in 2001, Steven continues to reside in Rochester and is an active performer and teacher. Since 2010 he has held a teaching position at Nazareth College where he has a successful trombone studio, directs the Nazareth College Trombone Choir, Symphonic Band and the Pep Band. He has been featured as a trombone soloist with the Nazareth Wind Symphony, the Greater Rochester Music Educators Wind Symphony and other ensembles. Steven served as the Principal Trombonist in the Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, from 1996 through 1999. He has performed with several orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Utica Symphony, Rochester Oratorio Society Orchestra and the Gregory Kunde Choral Orchestra. Steven is also an active chamber music musician performing with the Wilmot Brass Quintet at Nazareth College.
Jeremy Stoner, tuba
Jeremy Stoner directs the brass choir, performs with the Wilmot Faculty Brass Quintet, and teaches Brass Techniques. An active freelance musician and teacher in his hometown Rochester, NY, Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University. Jeremy also teaches Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and has played in the Plymouth Brass Quintet along with other Hochstein faculty members since 2005. He is a member of the Penfield Symphony and also plays bass, tuba, and sings with the band Teagan and the Tweeds. Jeremy was the Principal Tuba for the Savannah Symphony in Georgia from 2001 to 2003 and for the Hilton Head Orchestra in South Carolina from 2002-2005. In addition, he was a member of the low-brass faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, and of Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro, Georgia. Jeremy has also performed with Symphoria, Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the Florida Orchestra.