Brass and Woodwind Masterclass with NJS

Friday May 19th

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All ages are welcome to attend.

Instructor: Robert Ingliss and Derek Fenstermacher

The Monmouth Conservatory of Music welcomes NJS Principal Oboist, Bob Ingliss, and Tuba player, Derek Fenstermacher for a Brass and Woodwind masterclass. Join us to hear exciting student performances and a special Q&A session with the artist. All ages welcome to attend. Student participants please send us a 1-2 minute sample video of your piece for the masterclass to audition, spaces are limited.

Students interested in performing for the masterclass should email Dr. Laura Petillo, Music Programs Manager, [email protected] to register.

Suggested donation for attendees: $10.00

Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music | Grunin Hall
65 Chestnut St., Red Bank, NJ

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 and oboe soloist with the Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia of the Universidad Austral de Chile. He has toured worldwide with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he also has appeared as soloist, and has performed with An die Musik, the Cygnus Ensemble and the Manhattan Sinfonietta. An avid proponent of contemporary music, he has premiered works by Babbitt, Carter, Dalbavie and many others. 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 and SUNY/Purchase.

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. Prior to joining the New Jersey Symphony, Fenstermacher was the Principal Tubist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra (TN) from 2006–14. He has also performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Ballet Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony and Meridian Symphony Orchestras. He was an associate member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2008–09.

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. In 2008, Fenstermacher won the Leonard Falcone Artist Solo Tuba Competition, one of the premier tuba solo competitions in the world. That same year, he won three competitions and was a finalist in a fourth at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati. Fenstermacher has won and placed in concerto competitions in Georgia, Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. He was a featured artist at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, as well as the 2014 and 2016
International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.

An avid chamber musician, Fenstermacher co-founded the Boreas Quartet, an exciting new ensemble featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming musicians. Their acclaimed first CD, The Serpent’s Kiss, won the 2016 Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence and is available through Potenza Music. Fenstermacher is also a member of the New York Tuba Quartet, which unites some of the finest brass musicians that New York City has to offer. These endeavors have allowed him to pursue a new passion—arranging—and his arrangements from The Serpent’s Kiss are available for purchase from Potenza Music. Currently, he is a member of the Sotto Voce Quartet, the world’s premiere tuba/euphonium quartet, and he will be touring nationally with the ensemble.

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.

Fenstermacher is a Buffet Group Performing Artist, and performs on B&S tubas. Learn more about Fenstermacher and watch his popular YouTube channel by visiting his website,