Horn

Jonathan Clark
Principal

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Jonathan Clark is an active horn player from New York to Maryland.  He is principal horn of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and a member of Symphony in C and Allentown Symphony Orchestra.  Along with these orchestras he plays with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Reading Symphony and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.  Jonathan studied at The New England Conservatory of Music and earned his Bachelors of Music in Horn Performance in 2008.  While there he studied with Richard Mackey and Jason Snider and worked with many other member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He received a Masters in Horn Performance from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance in 2012, studying with Jeffery Lang of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Outside of the concert hall, Jonathan has recorded with NFL Films and played horn for the popular musical Les Misérable on Broadway.  When not performing Jonathan enjoys living in rural Bucks County with his wife, son and puppy.  


Amy Bland
2nd

Amy Bland, horn, is a Philadelphia region orchestral and brass ensemble freelancer.  She holds a Master's degree in horn performance, studied with Francis Orval, Peter Landgren, Michael Johns, William Purvis and Scott Temple, and was accepted in the DMA programs of Rutgers and Catholic Universities.   Ms. Bland has taught middle school instrumental music, recorders, piano, guitar, and music history, and has accompanied middle and upper school choirs in a Delaware private school.    

Ms. Bland is currently a member of the Bay Atlantic and Kennett Symphonies as well as the Brandywine Brass (Quintet and Friends), Basilica Brass, and the Capitol Brass Quintet. She and her husband John both recently returned from the Philadelphia Festival Orchestra 2017 New Year's ten city tour of China under the music direction of Jed Gaylin.  Recently retired as a band director and general music teacher, Ms. Bland will be building on her thirty years' experience in brass music as performer, accompanist, arranger, teacher, and contractor.


Patricia Giangiulio

Trish Giangiulio has a multifaceted career in the arts, as a performer, educator, and administrator. A Philadelphia area native, she had some of her early musical education with Randy Gardner, former 2n d horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She continued her education in New York, where she studied with Ranier DeIntinis, retired 3r d horn of the New York Philharmonic, and received her Bachelor of Music.

A member of Academy Brass Quintet (for which she also serves as Managing Director), the Bay Atlantic Symphony, former member of Opera New Jersey Orchestra, with other credits ranging from the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to the Strauss Orchestra of America, one would already imagine a busy and fulfilling musical life. But Trish’s performance schedule is not so one-dimensional.

Much more than a classical musician, her other credits include numerous engagements backing Frank Sinatra Jr., two tours with Josh Groban, tours with Sarah McLachlan, two tours with Il Volo, and Warren Haynes’(of Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and Grateful Dead fame) “Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.” Trish has found herself on the short list for East Coast musical contractors when the likes of rock legend Peter Cetera, latin jazz phenom Poncho Sanchez (leading the late Tito Puente’s band), and indie-rock star Lisa Loeb come calling.

Not to be pigeon holed as a orchestral musician or a backing “side(wo)man”, Trish’s solo work has taken her to collaborati ons with Hugworks for the Memorial Service for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2008, she played the Philadelphia and Connecticut premiers of “ The Aim was Song”--a cantata commissioned by LyricFest and written for 7 Soloists, girl choir, horn and piano by Grammy nominated composer Nicholas White. In 2011, Trish premiered “Convergence: A Charm of Moonlight” for choir and quartet for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts by renowned composer Thomas Pasatieri.

In addition to her live performances, she has extensive experience in the recording studio, having recorded for NASCAR, film soundtracks including a “modern day silent film”, CD projects for New World Records, Albany Records, Angel/EMI, Inc, as well as sessions for various artists/composers/publishers.

As an educator, Trish has been teaching lessons for nearly two decades at Waldron Mercy Academy and has an private studio filled with students from the Greater Philadelphia region.