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Hello, my name is Sue Antolini, and I’m thrilled to be a horn player in the NWCSO!
I am originally from New Jersey, where I graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Music Education. After college, I became a member of the United States Air Force Band and spent the next twenty years touring Europe and America as a musical ambassador. I had the privilege to perform ceremonies, community relations concerts, and for the thousands of American and European military personnel stationed in Europe.
After living in Germany for eight years, I moved to San Antonio, Texas, and toured the Southwestern United States with the Air Force Band of the West. It is also where I met my husband Brent, and where our son, Nick was born. After retiring from the Air Force Band, I taught private piano and brass lessons and directed summer musical theater performances for high school students. In 2014, I became an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at Lowell High School for the next five years. I currently teach music at the Dr. Gertrude Bailey International School, and absolutely love the energy of the K-4 age group! I’m also a member of the Firebird Pops Orchestra and perform in pit orchestras for area high school shows.
Nathan is a trumpeter and music educator based in central Massachusetts. He teaches K-4 general music in Townsend and Ashby, MA. In addition, Nathan also plays with a number of ensembles in the area. He can be seen playing with the Winchendon Winds, and town bands in Townsend, Ashby, Fitchburg, and Lunenburg. He has performed with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the New England Film Orchestra, the Firebird Pops Orchestra, and the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic. Nathan is a founding member of the Central Massachusetts Brass Ensemble.
Noah Lauziere is a freelance euphoniumist, trombonist, and bass trombonist based in Central Massachusetts. Born in Lowell and raised in Pepperell, Noah went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA: graduating in May 2022 with a BFA titled “Freelance Music: Performance, Production & Pedagogy”. This Student-defined major aimed to tackle not just music performance but audio engineering, entrepreneurship, and private teaching.
Ryan’s principal horn teachers have included Bill Lane, John Mason, David Krehbiel, James Winter, and David Hoover. He has also had private lessons with Andrew Bain, Philip Myers, Denise Tryon, and Bruce Hudson.
Geoffrey Sheldon has played trumpet with the NWCSO since its inception in 2021. He grew up in Upstate New York and has played trumpet since the age of 10, and frequently performs as a local soloist as well as within multiple honors ensembles.
Post-grade school, Geoffrey graduated from Syracuse University with both a Bachelor's and Master of Music Education with trumpet performance honors, studying under trumpet professor Gabriel DiMartino. After graduating, Geoffrey has continued to perform frequently when not teaching band and choir at Lunenburg Public Schools. Currently, apart from the NWCSO Geoff is involved in freelancing around New England performing with pit orchestras for musicals, appearing as a guest soloist for various events, as well as being a member of the Central Massachusetts Brass Ensemble. When not playing trumpet, Geoff enjoys relaxing with his wife and family, riding bicycles, snowshoeing, fishing, and woodworking.