North Richland Private Lesson Faculty 2020- 2021
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Melissa Bosma is the oboe instructor for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Northwest ISD, and Birdville ISD. Prior to her appointments in Fort Worth, Ms. Bosma served as Lecturer of Oboe at Oklahoma State University, where she also served as Director of the OSU Summer Music Camp. She also served as Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Heidelberg University, where she performed with the faculty woodwind quintet, regularly performed at the New Music Festival, and commissioned new solo works for oboe and piano.
Ms. Bosma taught extensively in Michigan through her studio and master classes at many local middle and high schools. Ms. Bosma also founded Ducks in a Row: Reedmaking Camps, a series of weeklong summer reedmaking intensives for students throughout Michigan. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Ms. Bosma is an active orchestral musician who held the positions of Second Oboe with the Michigan Philharmonic, English Horn with the Dearborn Symphony, and Principal Oboe of Arbor Opera Theatre. She performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, and many other ensembles in the tri-state area. In Oklahoma, Ms. Bosma frequently performs with the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, and other ensembles throughout the state. Also an accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Bosma attended the Sarasota Music Festival and was a Fellow at Music Academy of the West where she was a featured soloist under the baton of Grammy-nominated conductor Nicholas McGegan.
Melissa Bosma graduated with Master of Music degrees in both Oboe Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Southern Methodist University. Her primary teachers include Erin Hannigan and Nancy Ambrose King.
Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University
Charles Hall is an active teacher and clinician in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. He is currently the Bassoon Instructor at Texas Christian University and has also held that position with the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Woman’s and Texas Wesleyan Universities. He is also a member of the Wichita Falls, Lewisville Lake, Fort Smith and East Texas Symphony Orchestras. The 2017-2018 season was his 26th year with the ETSO. While performing with the Mantovani Orchestra, Charles did tours throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Taiwan. Other tours have included travel to England and Scotland with the American Chamber Winds and Norway with a group that represented the United States at the first World Association of Symphonic Bands Festival. Mr Hall can be heard on recordings with the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Zephyr Winds and the Fort Smith (AR) Symphony.
B.M. Indiana University
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(515) 867- 4230
Paul Zaborac is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator. Originally from the Des Moines, Iowa area, he seeks to explore and push the musical boundaries of the saxophone through performance and composition, and to share this knowledge through teaching.
Well versed in both classical and jazz saxophone, Paul brings a unique and diverse set of skills to his performances on the instrument. This unique combination of skills is displayed in the original compositions on his debut album Actualize (2012) where he explores how the saxophone can be used as an accompaniment instrument in improvised music. This original approach to the saxophone draws upon the many extended techniques available to the instrument and explores its performance potential in improvised music. In 2013 the Paul Zaborac Trio went on a tour of the American Midwest that included stops in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Des Moines, and featured Paul’s original compositions. He then formed the Paul Zaborac Quartet in 2014, which has released a live video recording of a performance in 2016 and the album Paul Zaborac Quartet: Live (2018). Paul has also had the opportunity to share the stage with notable jazz musicians such as Rufus Reid, John Von Ohlen, Everett Greene, Greg Gisbert, Stan Sulzmann, Chad Eby, Stockton Helbing, Paul McKee, and Michael Dease, and tour Costa Rica with the University of Colorado-Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble.
As a classical saxophonist, Paul has presented guest recitals at The University of Denver, Drake University, Simpson College, and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Furthermore, he has performed in Australia, China, and Hong Kong with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Quartet and has played with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra. He has also performed extensively at the biennial and regional conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, which has included premiering Liquid Lullaby for Saxophone Quartet (2018) by Tyler Stampe and performing on a masterclass for Jean-Michel Goury (2008). He has also made soloist appearances with the Simpson College Symphonic Wind Ensemble as a winner of the concerto competition in 2007 and 2009 and has toured the American Midwest with the Simpson College Saxophone Quartet (2008).
Paul holds degrees in music education from Simpson College (BMus), saxophone performance from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (MM), and saxophone performance and pedagogy from The University of Colorado-Boulder (DMA), where he was a teaching assistant and the saxophone instructor for the continuing education department. Additionally, he has served on the faculty of the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, appeared as a clinician at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference, and teaches privately throughout the Denver metro area.
Rebecca Karner Corson is an active free-lance musician in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, where she
performs with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and maintains a private teaching studio.
As a member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Ms. Corson has been a featured performer at the
Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (under the guest direction of Maestro Lenard Slatkin), the World
Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference, as well as the conferences for the
National Association for Music Education, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Arkansas
Bandmasters Association. She can also be heard on the CDs Converging Culture (Naxos), Teaching
Music through Performance in Middle School Band GIA) and several recordings for Southern Music
Company with the same ensemble. She has also recorded with the University of Northern Colorado
Wind Ensemble and the Luther College Concert Band.
Ms. Corson is equally at home performing solo and orchestral literature. She was named a semi-finalist
in the Armando Ghitalla International Trumpet Classic; was twice named as a semi-finalist in the
Masters Solo Division of the National Trumpet Competition; and was a soloist for the Lamb of God
Bach Festival (TX). As an orchestral musician, Ms. Corson has performed with the Greeley
Philharmonic Orchestra (CO), The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Orchestra (IA), the Dorian Opera Theatre
Orchestra (IA), the Young Artists Philharmonic Orchestral (CO) and performed as principal trumpet of
the Rome Festival Orchestra (Rome, Italy).
As an educator, Ms. Corson is passionate about the positive impact music education has on the lives of
students. Her students have been selected for honor bands at the Texas Region, Area and All-State
levels; and have earned Division I ratings and Outstanding Soloist awards at UIL Solo and Ensemble
competitions. Her students have also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Texas
Music Educators Association conference and Music for All.
Ms. Corson holds a BA in Trumpet Performance from Luther College and a MM in Trumpet
Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where she was a graduate teaching assistant.
She has studied with Dr. Ronald Fox, Mr. William Pfund, and Dr. Robert Murray.
When not teaching, performing, or practicing, Ms. Corson enjoys cooking, reading Jane Austen novels,
gardening and spending time with her husband and dog.
Angela Fiorini is a Dallas native who, after receiving her B.M. in horn performance from the University of Texas at Austin and M.M. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, has recently returned to the North Texas area. In addition to pursuing her formal education, Angela has performed in a number of summer academies and festivals, including both the Aspen Music Festival and the Busan Maru International Music Festival in South Korea. Angela continues to pursue her informal studies with members of the Dallas Symphony horn section as well as professional opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
Patrick Geren is an independent music educator, performer, & composer currently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Most recently he taught in the greater Austin (TX) area for three years. In addition, he also works as a brass instructor with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps (Canton, OH) serving as the lead baritone & euphonium instructor. He earned his Master’s in Performance from the University of Georgia with David Zerkel & his Bachelor’s in Music Education & Performance from Illinois State University with Dr. Andy Rummel & Dr. Mark Babbitt.
As a member of the University of Georgia Tuba Quartet, he earned honors as first runner-up in the chamber ensemble competitions at the 2014 Music Teachers National Association in Chicago and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held at Indiana University. His original work, “Tipping Point,” was a finalist in the 2016 U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Composition Contest & was recorded by the North Texas Euphonium Quartet on their debut album, “Machines.” In 2019 he performed with the Backburner Tuba & Euphonium Collective at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held at the University of Iowa.
His works have been published through Potenza Music, reviewed in the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) Journal, & performed at regional & national conferences. In 2016 he founded his own publishing company, Wiley Island Press. In addition, scholarly articles of his research have been published in multiple ITEA Journals.