violinist, is an Associate Professor of violin and chamber music at Smith College. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Pitchon studied with Oscar Shumsky and Joseph Fuchs. He was a founding member of the Medici String Quartet (U.S.) and the Wave Hill Piano Trio, resident ensemble of the Toscanini estate in Riverdale, New York.
Mr. Pitchon is currently a member of the Forster String Trio and the Smith Chamber Ensemble. He has been the concertmaster of numerous orchestras, including the Barcelona Symphony (Spain), the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the EOS Chamber Orchestra (NY). For his performance of Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat with the EOS Chamber Orchestra, the New York Times wrote “…superb playing by Joel Pitchon…”.
Mr. Pitchon has performed in many concerts in the U.S. and abroad with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared in numerous radio and television broadcasts and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Vox Cum Laude, and the Musical Heritage Society.
A recording of four Sonatas for violin and piano by Clifton J. Noble (with the composer at the piano) was released on the Gasparo label in 2005. A new recording of works by Piston, Q.Porter, and Mrs. H.H.A. Beach, also made for Gasparo Records, was made available in the fall of 2006.
Marsha Harbison, violinist, is the assistant concertmistress of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and also a frequent performer of chamber music. She received a B.A. from Carleton College, Northfield, MN. and a Masters from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian.
Ms. Harbison has performed in New York in the American Symphony under Stokowski, the Pro Arte Orchestra under DiCavaho, the Bach Cantata Series with Richard Westenberg, and subbed in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In Montreal, she performed in the Montreal Symphony, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, and the Radio, TV, and Ballet Orchestras.
Ms. Harbison has performed in music festivals in Aspen, Jackson Hole, Spoleto, Italy, and has been concertmistress for the Leonard Bernstein Festival at UMASS, and the Berkshire Choral Festival Orchestra in Sheffield, MA and Salzburg, Austria. She has organized and performed a Three Sisters concert at Lake Champlain for the last 12 years as a benefit for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy. She is one of the artistic directors and performers in the Longmeadow Chamber Music Society, now in its 28th season.
Ms. Harbison has taught numerous music courses at Westfield State College, Baypath College, private violin students at Mt. Holyoke College, and continues to teach private violin students.
Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola. As a violist, he has been a member of several well known string quartets, spanning over twenty years, and covering most of the quartet repertoire.
Mr. Gorevic has toured throughout the U.S., Germany, Japan, Korea and Australia, and has also been broadcast on radio stations across the U.S., S.German and S.W.German radio, and the Australian Broadcast network.
As a violinist, Mr.Gorevic has performed recitals in major U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Cleveland and Atlanta. He has also performed in London, where he gave the British premieres of pieces by Donald Erb and Ned Rorem.
Mr. Gorevic is a founding member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet, with which he has recorded piano quartets of Saint-Saens and D’Indy for Centaur. He has also recorded for Koch International and Crystal records. His most recent recording, of Brahms clarinet quintet and trio in Brahms’s own arrangement for viola instead of clarinet, was released in June of 2010 on the Centaur label.
Mr. Gorevic is also currently on the faculty of Smith College, where he teaches both violin and viola. In addition to his teaching duties, he is in the process of arranging several well known violin concerti for the viola. His recent edition of the Mendelssohn violin concerto in E.Minor, in an arrangement for viola and piano is available through Shar Music.
Marie-Volcy Pelletier, cellist, is a native of Paris, France. She won a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Bernard Greenhouse, former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where she received her graduate Diploma.
Ms. Pelletier has been the Acting Principal cello of the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in the UK. She also frequently participated in concerts of the London Symphony Orchestra. Volcy Pelletier has been featured in chamber music and solo recitals on both sides of the Atlantic. She has performed at the Salo de Cents concerts in Barcelona, Spain, as well as having been a founding member of the Concert Players String Trio in London and the Kinor String Quartet in New York. She was a member of the Laurentian String Quartet, in residence at Sarah Lawrence College.
Most recently she has been heard in concerts with the faculty of Smith College, in Northampton, MA, and has performed at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire. Ms. Pelletier is currently a member of the Forster String Trio. Recognized as a highly effective teacher, Ms. Pelletier serves on the faculty of the Greenwood Music Camp and teaches cello as an adjunct instructor at Smith College.
Boris Kogan, cellist, was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia. He began studying the cello at age 5, attending the School of Musically Gifted Children. He continued at the Leningrad College of music for 4 years and the Leningrad Conservatory of Music for 5 years. He was a prodigy of Professor Pekker, who worked with the famous Leipzig cellist and Methodist, Julius Klengel.
Mr. Kogan was a former Assistant Principal cellist with the Leningrad Symphony and the Television and Radio Symphony Orchestras. He was also a teacher and solo performer in the former Soviet Union. Boris moved to the U.S. in 1992. He has performed in recitals in MA, Yale University, in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall in NYC. He performed in Israel and Jordan with the Washington D.C. Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Kogan currently teaches at the Community Music School of Springfield, Deerfield Academy, Westfield State College, Amherst College, and Clark University in Worcester.
He also performs in the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Central Massachusetts Symphony, and New England Symphony as principal cellist. Boris recently performed the Tchakowskyi Rocco Variations with the Charlotte Symphony in Florida.
CLARION BRASS QUINTET
This well-known brass group has performed in recital throughout the Pioneer Valley and has provided festive brass music for graduations, weddings and other public and private events since 1975.
Members of the group:
Karen Atherton teaches instrumental music and serves as Arts Department Chair at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield (MA). She is a Visiting Lecturer in Music Education at Westfield State University and has served on the faculty of Springfield Technical Community College. She was the conductor of the Smith College Wind Ensemble for three years. She was the 2008 Harold Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Award winner and was the first recipient of the Frontier Parent Group Teacher Excellence Award. She also received the 2005 Lowell Mason Award and the MMEA-WD Outstanding Educator Award. Karen was awarded a Fulbright Teacher Exchange with Lincolnshire England for the 2006-2007 school year. She has served as Chairperson of MMEA – Western District and currently serves on the Executive Boards of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association and the Quabbin Valley Music Educators Association. She served as the Tour Manager for the United States Youth Ensembles European Concert Tour for more than a decade. Karen has been guest conductor for Vermont District VI Junior and Senior High Concert Bands, Amherst Community Band and Orange Community Band. She plays trumpet with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, Clarion Brass Quintet, Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Western Mass. Wind Symphony as well as numerous free-lance engagements throughout New England. She, and her husband, Tim, performed throughout Australia with the Danbury Brass Band in August 2004.
Sheldon Ross is an active freelance performer in The Pioneer Valley and throughout New England. He enjoys making music in many genres, from musical theatre, orchestral, chamber music, to R&B & jazz. He has extensive credits in both Equity and community musical theatre performance. Sheldon is a certified music educator, having held positions in the Public Schools as Director of Instrumental Music, as Brass Faculty at Community Music Schools and at Trumpet Faculty in Summer Music Camps. He received his Bachelor of Music with High Honors at Binghamton University. Sheldon has completed additional studies at Ithaca College School of Music, and graduate studies at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He appears on the CD recordings, “So Kaye” The Songs of Danny Kaye, (John O’Neil & The Jim Rice Quintet) and with the band “Paris” on their “Soaring” album. Sheldon has appeared as guest soloist with The Holyoke Civic Orchestra, (Hummel’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, and Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra) and The Old Post Road Orchestra (Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra). Sheldon is currently a trumpet faculty member at The Northampton Community Music Center. He is a member of the Clarion Brass Quintet, and The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra. He maintains a busy private teaching studio, and balances his time between performing, teaching, teambuilding, and fathering.
Ben Smar is an active performer on trombone, alto trombone, and euphonium throughout New England. In addition to playing trombone with the Clarion Brass Quintet, he is principal trombonist with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, a member of the Mass. Wind Orchestra, and active as a free-lance player with numerous other musical ensembles in the region. Smar is a former member of the Tower Brass Quintet, the University of Toledo Faculty Brass Quintet, and the Toledo Concert Band. He also performed with the Toledo Symphony, touring popular musical productions, as a solo recitalist, and as a free lance trombonist throughout Northwest Ohio. He is currently on the music faculty in the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Margot Rowland, horn, of Longmeadow, Mass., holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from the University of Michigan and the Hartt School of Music. Her horn teachers have included Louis Stout, Charles Kavalovski, Robert Routsch and David Jolley. As well as being a founding member of the Clarion Brass Quintet, she is principal hornist with the Pioneer Valley Symphony and a frequent performer throughout New England, having performed with the Springfield Symphony, Albany Symphony, Williamstown Theater Festival, Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Longmeadow Chamber Music Society, Westwind Quintet and many others. She taught music in the Longmeadow Public Schools and has served on the faculties of Westfield State, Holyoke Community, Keene State (NH)College, and University of Massachusetts. In the summer, she tours Europe with the Santa Monica (Ca.) Chamber Symphony.
Gary Sienkiewicz, tuba, is a native of Northampton, Massachusetts and holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University. He is principal tubist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Central Massachusetts Symphony, the Hartford Brass Ensemble, the New England Brass Guild, the Deerfield and the Berkshire Brass. He also plays with many orchestras throughout New England including the New Haven Symphony, Hartford and Springfield Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony and the United States Coast Guard Band. His playing has been described as “impressive” by the Albany Times Union and “shining” by the New London Day. He has recorded three compact discs released by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Sienkiewicz has been teaching at the University of Connecticut since 1990 and also teaches at Deerfield Academy. He has also taught at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts.
Carey Larsen attended Princeton University where she was a founding member of the Princeton Tigerlilies, and a Friends of Music at Princeton recitalist. She later studied voice with Metropolitan Opera star Jess Thomas. In California she served as the soprano soloist of the Piedmont Community Church in California, and was a member of the San Francisco Chamber Singers with whom she appeared in the Newport Music festival in 1988. In New England she has been a member of Singers’ Project, the Hartford Chorale and the Springfield Symphony Chorus. Carey taught voice at Artspace in Greenfield and is the Soprano Soloist and Section Leader at the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow.
John Gerry Karajanes, organist
John Gerry-Karajanes has served as organist/choirmaster in Christian Churches and Jewish Temples since he was sixteen years old. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Adelphi University, Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, and Master of Sacred Music from Union Seminary in New York City. He studied organ with Alec Wyton at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in NYC and conducting with Abraham Kaplan, Ralph Schultz and Clara Burling Roesch. He is presently Director of Music at the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, MA and Organist/Pianist at Sinai Temple in Springfield, MA.
American conductor Kevin Rhodes has had a career marked by versatility and variety. His work extends from the major opera houses of Europe to the concert stages of the U.S. He has collaborated with such diverse artists as Andre Watts, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, Peter Serkin, and Glenn Dicterow and Lorin Hollander on the concert stage, as well as being a regular guest at the top European opera houses such as the Paris Opera, La Scala and the Vienna State Opera.
In a career spanning several continents and over two decades, Rhodes has proven his expertise in the theater with dramatically diverse repertoire ranging from the operas of Richard Strauss (DieFrau ohne Schatten, Salome, Der Rosenkavalier), Verdi (Aida, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto), Puccini (Tosca, La Boheme), Massanet, Mozart, Smetena and many others to the major ballets of Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella), Bartók (The Miraculous Mandarin, The Wooden Prince), Stravinsky (Le Sacre de Printemps, Firebird), and Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty). On the concert stage his interpretations of Mahler, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Hindemith, Haydn and Dvorák just to name a few, elicit tremendous excitement and enthusiastic praise wherever he conducts.
Director and Principal Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Boston after making several appearances with the orchestra.
Since his professional debut in 1991 at the Stadttheater Basel, he has appeared with such illustrious orchestras as the Vienna State Opera Orchestra (the Vienna Philharmonic), the Berlin Staatskappelle, the Orchestra of La Scala, the Verona Opera House Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Delaware Symphony, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Colonne, the Orchestre of the Paris Opera, the Swiss Chamber Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, the Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo, and the Basel Symphony Orchestra among many others.
From 1991-2001 Rhodes, lived full time in Europe, first serving on the conducting staff of the Basel Stadttheater in Switzerland (1991-96) and later as Kappelmeister at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (1996-2001) in addition to functioning as Principal Ballet Conductor at the Viena State Opera (1995-2001). He also was the Principal guest Conductor of the Basler Festival Orchestra from 1997 to 2002 and Music Director of the Basel Chamber Philharmonic from 1995 to 2001. During that time he led more than 700 performances with more than 20 different orchestras. Since returning to the U.S. in 2001, Rhodes has maintained an active guest conducting schedule in Europe, continuing his activities in Vienna, Milan, and Düsseldorf, as well as making his debut at the Bastille Opera House in 2005, the Verona Opera house in 2006, the Naples Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo in 2007, the Orchestre de Colonne in 2008. In June 2009, he debuted with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia. Also noted for his artistry at the piano, Rhodes frequently appears in the dual roles as soloist and conductor playing and conducting Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from the keyboard in addition to playing solo recitals and collaborating frequently with colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic in chamber music programs.
Kevin Rhodes began his conducting career at the age of 16 in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana. He received his B.M. in Piano Performance from Michigan State University where he studied conducting with Maestro Leon Gregorian, and earned his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Illinois under the tutelage of Paul Vermel. He continued his studies with Maestro Vermel at the Aspen Music Festival.
Pianist Alissa Leiser is recognized as both a soloist and collaborative artist of technical skill and interpretive command. Critics have described her playing as having “crystalline articulation,” and “maturity of communication.” Awarded the Ruth N. Rosenman Memorial Scholarship upon her graduation from The Juilliard School, Ms. Leiser has studied with Jane Carlson, William Masselos, Benjamin Kaplan, Carl Schachter and Leon Fleisher. Ms. Leiser’s performances include Alice Tully Hall, the Ravinia Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. Her orchestral appearances have included the New Jersey Symphony, the New Orchestra of Boston and Orchestra New England. She has been heard on several radio and television broadcasts such as WQXR, WFUV and WAMC in New York. Her CD entitled Sounds of America with flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, was featured on National Public Radio as part of the Presidential Inauguration celebration in 1992. Ms. Leiser is an active teacher and has taught at Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and most recently at Amherst College, where she has taught since 1998.
-is in demand as a soloist, clinician, and teacher throughout North America and abroad. Of his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, Peter G. Davis of the New York Times wrote, “Mr. Klock performed in the most skillful fashion…What impressed one most was how expertly Mr. Klock demonstrated the versatility of the instrument, its potential for weaving smooth legato lines, its flexible dynamic range from delicately whispered pianissimo to forceful dramatic statements without any loss of tonal quality, and its virtuoso ability to clearly articulate even the most rapid figures….Lynn Klock assembled a program that had a considerable amount of expressive variety and sheer musical charm.” He has been a featured soloist in Russia, Eastern Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Singapore, and the British and American Virgin Islands. He has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital series in Warsaw, Poland, and the first saxophonist to tour with Musicians from Marlboro. His recordings can be heard on on the Albany, CRI, Gasparo, Mark, Open Loop, and Orion Labels.
For more than forty years, Klock has been an enthusiastic participant in new music for the saxophone. He has premiered more than seventy-five compositions written for and dedicated to him, including solo works with piano, band, orchestra, chorus, and mixed chamber ensemble.
As a Selmer Artist and Clinician, he has presented masterclasses at national and international conferences as well as at educational institutions across the United States and overseas. He has been Professor of Saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1980, and is the saxophonist and bass clarinetist in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Graduates of his program hold positions in the United States Military Bands in Washington, and teaching positions in Great Britain and every level of education in this country. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Interlochen Arts Academy, his teachers include Larry Teal, Donald Sinta and Jack Kripl.
Hornist Laura Klock has appeared as a guest artist in North and South America as well as in Italy, Taiwan, the American and British Virgin Islands, and the British Isles. At age 22, Ms. Klock was appointed to the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is Professor of Horn and a member of the Avanti Wind Quintet and the Infinity Brass Quintet. She is also principal horn with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. As a natural horn player, she has performed with the Arcadia Players, Sine Nomine Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, and la Donna Musicale.
Recent ventures include a CD featuring Charles Bestor’s Horn Concerto, chamber music at the Allerton Barn Music Festival and masterclasses in Santiago, Chile. Ms. Klock can be heard in recording on the Open Loop, Crystal, Albany, and Gasparo labels.
John Thomas, a resident of Longmeadow, MA, and is the baritone soloist at First Church of Christ in Longmeadow for the past decade and a half. John will return as the Baritone soloist in the New Jersey Baroque Chorale’s performance of Handel’s Messiah this December and Springfield’s Boar’s Head Festival in January. In February, John will appear with the Pioneer Valley Symphony in Old Deerfield’s Production of the world premier of the opera, TRUTH, on the life of Sojourner Truth. In that opera, John will play the roles of Baumfree, her father and the abolitionist & orator, Frederick Douglass.
John has performed Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra where the review of those performances described him as a “warm, luminous baritone with impeccable diction”. He has also appeared with the SSO as Benoit and Alcindoro in their production of Puccini’s La Boheme. John performed Elijah with Lyndon Woodside, Director of the Oratorio Society of New York as well as having performed the same work with the Springfield (VT) Community Chorus. He has also performed with New Jersey’s Baroque Chorale, the New Britain Opera, Vermont’s Springfield Community Chorus, Brattleboro’s Messiah Sing and Dartmouth’s Handel Society, Concertato Singers, SummerSing and Chamber Singers.
In appearances with the Springfield Community Chorus he sang the title role in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria”. John has organized and performed in benefit concerts for Springfield’s Open Pantry which have raised over $20,000 in donations and matching gifts in the past seven years. He has lead similar benefit concerts for Cellphones for Soldiers, First Church of Christ in Longmeadow and Haiti over the years. John studied voice with the late Ruth Morton and is currently studying with Karen Smith Emerson of Smith College.
John has sung roles from numerous operas and oratorios. He has performed such opera roles as Marcello and Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot, Valentine & Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Zuniga in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers, Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Count Di Luna in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Dapertutto in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, Boris in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Boris Goudonov, and Porgy in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. He has performed Oratorio works such as Handel’s Messiah, the Faure Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass & Christmas Oratorio, C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Creation, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ and as Aeneas in a performance of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and various Bach Cantatas. He has also performed selections from musicals such as Guys & Dolls, South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, and Kiss Me Kate in various locales in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Gregory Hayes is a busy chamber musician and has performed
on keyboard instruments of various kinds with the
Springfield, Vermont, and Albany Symphony Orchestras and
with Arcadia Players, a regional baroque ensemble. He has
participated often in the New England Bach Festival and
Marlboro Music Festival, and on the Mohawk Trail Concerts
series, and is a member of the New England Piano Quintet.
Mr. Hayes is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College
and the Manhattan School of Music. He has taught piano and
harpsichord since 1991 at Dartmouth College, where he is
Senior Lecturer. He is longtime music director for the
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. A resident of
Goshen (Massachusetts), he has taught for many summers at
Greenwood Music Camp in nearby Cummington.
Russell O’Rourke, violist, is a recent graduate of Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied music composition with Paul Lansky and Dmitri Tymoczko, and viola with Nicholas Cords. Russell is currently studying viola with Kathryn Lockwood at the University of Massachusetts through the school’s new Professional Performance Certificate program. He hopes to attend graduate school for music composition in the near future. A Northampton native, Russell has spent the last ten summers attending and working at Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, where he developed his love of chamber music.
Ellen Redman received her training with renowned teachers and performers such as John Krell, Carol Wincenc, Harvey Sollberger and Thomas Nyfenger. She has been the piccoloist with the Springfield (MA) Symphony since 1985 and has twice appeared as soloist with them. Miss Redman has also concertized extensively in Italy, including appearances in Rome at the American and British Academies, the American Embassy and the Vatican.
A resident of Westfield, MA she has done free-lance work with various ensembles, including the Boston Symphony, Berkshire Bach, Boston Classical Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony and the Nashua Symphony. She teaches flute and Irish flute at Smith College (where she also directs the Smith College Wind Ensemble), Deerfield Academy and has a thriving private teaching studio. As a performer on the Irish Flute, she qualified to compete in the 2006 and 2007 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ireland. Miss Redman is the founder and director of The Wailing Banshees at Smith College, teaches Irish flute and tin whistle at the Community Music School of Springfield, and regularly performs with her own band, BlackSheep with guitarist Jerry Noble and Kevin Fontaine on banjo.
Clifton (Jerry) Noble
Composer/pianist Clifton “Jerry” Noble, Jr.
was born in 1961. His father taught him to play piano and guitar at age 5, and encouraged him to write music shortly thereafter. He earned degrees from Amherst (BA 1983) and Smith (MA 1988) Colleges, and has served as the Staff Accompanist at the latter institution for 25 years. His compositions and arrangements include vocal, choral, chamber, and orchestral music and he has been commissioned by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Holyoke Civic Symphony, the Longmeadow Chamber Music Society, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, the Canticle Singers of Baltimore, saxophonist Lynn Klock, the choral societies of Smith, Amherst, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, the Mak’hela Chorus and many more ensembles throughout the United States. His choral music is published by Treble Clef Music Press, Warner-Chappell Music Publishing, and Artisttec, Inc. A CD of his sonatas for violin and piano was released by Gasparo records in 2006. The CD “Connections,” containing music he has written for Lynn Klock was recently released by Albany Troy. An avid traditional jazz pianist, Jerry has also recorded 7 CDs with clarinetist Bob Sparkman, improvising their way through the American songbook, and he recently played on Kelson Smith’s “Comfort Zone” CD. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Kara and their daughter Samantha. Visit him on the world wide web at www.cliftonjnoblejr.com