Flutist Carlyn Lloyd has been heard in performances on radio station WNIB on the “Adventures in Music with Karl Haas” program and on station WFMT as part of their “Dame Myra Hess” and “Live from Studio One” series. Along with pianist, Jo n Warfel, she has performed over 700 concerts and educational programs throughout the United States at concert halls, libraries, park districts, colleges and elementary schools providing easy community access to classical music. A founding member of the Chicago Flute Club, Ms. Lloyd has also served the National Flute Association as its Competitions Coordinator. She owns Tri-L-Co Music, a company which engages classical chamber music ensembles. Ms. Lloyd is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in American Music and is am honored member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. Teachers include: Gerald Carey, Mary Stolper, Geoffrey Gilbert and Julius Baker.
Christine Janzow Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from St. Olaf College and a master of music degree from Northwestern University where she studied with Ray Still, principal oboist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A former member of the Singapore Symphony, Ms. Phillips is currently principal oboist with the Northbrook Symphony and a member of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series and has performed with Music of the Baroque, the Elgin Symphony, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony. Ms. Phillips is on the music faculty at Vandercook College of Music, Concordia University, and the Merit School of Music. She teaches oboe at Glenbard South High School and has a private studio in Forest Park.
Teri Foster, clarinetist, has been performing in the Chicago area for the past fifteen years. She was a scholarship and concerto competition winner at both Bowling Green State University and DePaul University. Her teachers include Larry Combs and Russell Dagon. Teri was selected to participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and has performed with in the opera season with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Florida. Locally, she has performed with several orchestras including the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Dianne Ryan makes her living playing and teaching the bassoon. She is on the faculties of Concordia University, Elmhurst College and Vandercook College of Music. She freelances around the Chicago area playing principal bassoon with the New Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, and the Elmhurst Symphony. She also performs with the Chicago Symphonic Pops and Light Opera Works and many other orchestras and chamber ensembles. Ms. Ryan earned her BA in music performance from Virginia Tech and her MM in bassoon from Roosevelt University. She lives in Carpentersville with husband, clarinetist, Jeffrey Midkiff.
Peter Jirousek is currently performing his tenth season as Principal Horn of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. His other duties include positions with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Indiana Symphony and a Principal Horn chair with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. In 2001 he began a new position as Lecturer of Horn at St. Xavier University. A native of Elmhurst, Peter resides in Chicago Beverly neighborhood with his wife, harpist Renee Wilson, and two tiny children.