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Woodwinds Faculty

Dr. Liesel Deppe is SoCA's Flute InstructorDr. Liesel Deppe, Special Instructor, Flute

Studio: The Armouries
Liesel Deppe was born in South Africa, where she also completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. A scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service enabled her to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany where she obtained a Meisterklassendiplom. Upon the completion of her diploma in Germany, Ms. Deppe moved to the United States to obtain a masters degree. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada where she obtained her M.Mus. amd DMA degrees from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Deppe is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto where she has studied with Leslie Newman. Ms. Deppe has played with various ensembles and orchestras in South Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. A highlight of her career was playing and touring with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in Europe and Israel. In the USA she was a member of the Central City Opera Company and the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, while also playing as a substitute with the Colorado Springs Orchestra. In 2002 and 2003 Ms Deppe was a Member of the National Academy Orchestra with whom she also performed as a soloist. She has been a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra since December 2003, where she particularly enjoys playing the piccolo. She is also a substitute musician for Orchestra London, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. During the 2006-2007 season Ms. Deppe was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which enabled her to study with various flutists in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Clarinet instructor Mr. Trevor PittmanTrevor Pittman, Special Instructor, Clarinet;
Concert Producer/Operations Manager

Office: Armouries, AM 213
Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2799
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Trevor studied clarinet at the University of Lethbridge with Margaret Mezei.  He graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music and the School of Fine Arts Gold Medal.  Trevor then received the U.S./Canada Fulbright scholarship to pursue study at the Master’s level at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied with Dr. Kimberly Cole.  He completed his Master’s in clarinet performance in 1999, and taught theory and literature as a Lecturer at the university until 2004.
Trevor now lives in Windsor, Ontario, where he teaches clarinet for the University of Windsor.  He is a regular substitute with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and has played with many orchestras throughout Windsor and Michigan.  In addition to his orchestral playing, Trevor has performed in solo and concerto concerts in both the United States and Canada.  Trevor takes an active interest in new music, performing in the Windsor Canadian Music Festival for several years.  He currently is a member of the Noiseborder ensemble and examples of their work can be found at He is also a member of the woodwind quintet, The Essex Winds, and is working on a new recording project with the group.  Trevor currently works as the Concert Producer/Operations Manager for the School of Music at the University of Windsor.


Saxophone Instructor, Mr. Jeffrey PriceJeffrey Price, Special Instructor, Saxophone; Jazz/Pop Woodwinds

Studio: The Armouries

Jeffrey Price received a Bachelor of Music degree at Youngstown State University, a Master of Music degree at Bowling Green State University and is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Michigan State University.

Mr. Price has received musical honours including placing first in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition of Pasadena, California in 2001 and 2002. He also placed first in the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition.
Mr. Price instructs saxophone at the University of Windsor, the Flint School of Performing Arts, and the the Michigan State University Community Music School. He is also a lecturer in Music at the University of Michigan -- Flint.
In addition to saxophone instruction, Mr. Price also leads the Jeff Price Trio/Quartet.

WSO principal bassoon and UWindsor bassoon instructor, Sam FraserSamuel Fraser, Special Instructor, Bassoon

Studio: The Armouries
Sam Fraser is the principal bassoon of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. He is an active performer in Toronto and southern Ontario. Regionally, he has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and additionally has performed with a number of groups in the United States. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland, where he was the recipient of a chamber music fellowship.
During his time in this program he co-founded the Daraja Ensemble that placed as finalists in the Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, and as semi-finalists in the M-Prize international Chamber Music Competition and Astral Artist Management competition. He received a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music. Sam has a passion for chamber music, woodwind quintets and bassoon pedagogy.


Updated: Sept. 4, 2019