Brass and Woodwind Masterclass with NJS



Ages: ALL

Instructor: Oboist Robert Ingliss and Derek Fenstermacher


The Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music welcomes New Jersey Symphony’s Principal Oboist Robert Ingliss, and Principal Tubist Derek Fenstermacher, for a Youth Ensemble Woodwind and Brass Masterclass. Join us to hear exciting student performances from our RBMS Outreach Ensembles! A Q&A session with the artists will follow, time permitting.

Attendees: FREE


($10 Suggested Donation.)

New Jersey Symphony Principal Oboe Robert Ingliss (The Arthur E. Walters and Marjory S. Walters Chair) is also principal oboe of the Santa Fe Opera. He has toured worldwide with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has appeared several times as soloist, and has been a member of the chamber groups An die Musik, Aspen Wind Quintet, Cygnus Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Manhattan Sinfonietta and Ensemble Sospeso. In addition, he has served as principal oboist of orchestras in Mexico, New Zealand and Chile, and has performed in over 30 countries on five continents.

An avid proponent of contemporary music, Robert has premiered numerous solo and chamber works by Babbitt, Carter, Davidovsky, and so on through the alphabet of important 20th- and 21st-century composers. His recording credits and performances on soundtracks for film and television are as varied as they are numerous. He has taught at Brooklyn College Conservatory, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY/Purchase and the University of New Mexico.

Derek Fenstermacher is leading a new era of tuba soloists into the 21st century with his dynamic musicianship and keen eye for detail. After winning the position of Principal Tuba with the New Jersey Symphony in 2011, Fenstermacher has entered into the New Jersey music scene with a thirst for creativity and a passion for education. In 2015, he joined the Albany Symphony Orchestra as Principal Tuba and now enjoys sharing principal duties between the two orchestras.

An enthusiastic teacher, Fenstermacher teaches orchestral tuba at Bard College’s Conservatory of Music and coaches the school’s brass quintet and trombone quartet. He is also Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Montclair State University, where he teaches applied lessons in Music Education and Music Performance. From 2014–16, he was Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Kean University. Fenstermacher has taught masterclasses at numerous universities and has been on faculty with Eastern Music Festival and Kinhaven Music School.

Fenstermacher began playing the tuba at the age of 14, and by age 19 he was a featured soloist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He received a B.M. from the University of Alabama, studying with Demondrae Thurman and James Michael Dunn. Fenstermacher went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Timothy Northcut, and prior to moving to New Jersey was obtaining a performer’s certificate from the University of Houston with Mark Barton. Fenstermacher lives with his lovely wife, flutist Allison Kelsey, and their two cats. In his free time, he enjoys cooking southern BBQ.

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