SoCA Alumni in Concert with WSO

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 19:30

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm

Alumni Concerto Concert with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue, West

Phil Seguin is a professional musician who plays trumpet with both the Windsor Symphony and Stratford FestivalFeaturing SoCA Music Alumni:
Michael Seguin, trumpet
Philip Seguin, trumpet
Michael Stone, trombone
Ross Osmun, piano
And SoCA Student Concerti winners:
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Bethany Russell, piano
Tickets: $25;  Students with ID $10. Call the WSO box office (519)973-1238 ext. 2, or purchase online at
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Peter Wiebe, conductor
Featuring performance by Music Alumni:
Michael Stone, trombone   BMus, Music Education ‘85
Michael Seguin, trumpet    BMus, Music Education ’83, BED ’84, MED ‘97
Philip Seguin, trumpet    BMus, Music Education ‘86
Ross Osmun, piano  BMus, Performance/Piano ’94, BED ‘95
And SoCA Student Concerti winners:
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Bethany Russell, piano
Trumpeter Michael Seguin is a Superintendent of Education, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
Double trumpet concerto    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    I. Allegro
    II. Largo
    III. Allegro
Michael and Philip Seguin, trumpet
Keyboard concerto No. 11 in D major    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    I. Vivace
Bethany Russell, piano
Trombone concerto      Launy Grondahl (1886-1960)
    II. Quasi una Leggenda: Andante grave
    III. Finale: Maestoso – Rondo
Michael Stone, trombone
The Grandahl trombone concerto was written in 1924.  It is dramatic and romantic in character and displays the virtuosic and noble characteristics of the trombone.
Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor,       Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    I. Allegro con brio
Ross Osmun, piano
Clarinet concerto No. 2 in E flat         Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    III.Alla polacca
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Music Alumnus and professional trumpeter, Michael SeguinMichael Seguin - trumpet
Michael began his formal music studies at the University of Windsor School of Music in 1979 where he studied trumpet with James Tamburini and Kevin Good, both of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1983 and a Bachelor of Education degree in 1984, he studied with Canadian virtuoso Erik Schultz and pursued studies in brass performance at the Academy of Brass at the Banff School of Arts for four summers under renowned trumpeters Armando Ghitalla, David Hickman and Alan Dean.
Some of Michael’s performance credits include the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Light Music Theatre, Windsor Brass Ensemble, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, the Casino Windsor Show Band, the Peabody Bridge Demolition Crew Big Band and his latest endeavour, the horn band Nemesis. Mr. Seguin has taught at the Faculty of Education and School of Music at the University of Windsor and he is presently Superintendent of Education with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.
Music Alumnus and professional trumpeter, Philip SeguinPhilip Seguin, trumpet
Philip has been a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section since 1983. Philip is a member of the Stratford Festival Orchestra, and has also performed with the Windsor Light Opera and Huron Country Playhouse. He has held posts with the Winnipeg an
d Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestras and frequently performs with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and National Ballet Orchestras. He has toured, performed, and recorded with numerous ensembles, most notably Calgary’s Foothills Brass, Toronto’s Trillium Brass Quintet, and Ensemble Vivant.
Philip received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Windsor where he was a student of James Tamburini and Kevin Good. He also studied for several years with legendary Canadian trumpet soloist Erik Schultz, and attended the Keystone Brass Institute and the Banff Centre for the Arts ‘Academy of Brass’ program.
Mr. Seguin has served on Faculty for the Academie Ste. Cecile, the Inter-Provincial Music Camp, and the Western University. He currently teaches Classical Trumpet at Toronto’s York University. 
Music Alumnus and professional trombonist, Michael StoneMichael Stone, trombone
Michael Stone is a professional trombonist and graduate of the University of Windsor School of Music. He also attended the Banff School of Fine Arts where he studied with many of the world’s top brass players, including Ted Griffith, Gordon Cherry, Armando Ghitalla, Fred Rizner and Dan Perantoni. He has also studied with trombonists Randall Hawes and Alain Trudel.
Michael is an active freelance musician in the Windsor-Detroit area, and is a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed at the Caesars Windsor Casino with Gino Vanelli, Bob Newhart and Frankie Valli.  At the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival, he performed with the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, sharing the stage with Christian McBride, Gary Smulyan, Wes Anderson, Kareem Riggins and others.
Michael also spends much of his time as a composer, arranger and copyist. His playing and writing can be heard on recent recordings by Windsor funk band Huladog, and the Detroit brass quintet The Gabrieli Brass.
My Memories:  Regarding the School of Music, I feel very grateful that I was able to attend the school, making lifelong friends and benefiting from the knowledge and experience of my teachers. It opened the door for me to the vast world of music, a world that has become my life.
Music Alumnus and professional pianist Dr. Ross OsmunRoss Osmun, piano
Originally from Windsor Ontario, Ross Osmun holds degrees from the University of Windsor, Royal Conservatory of Music and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. His principle teachers were Dr. E. G. Butler (Windsor) and Professor Barry Snyder. (Eastman) He has performed nationally as recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician with important debuts in Calgary, Banff, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Charlottetown. International engagements include those in the United States (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C., Eugene Oregon and New York City) as well as those in France, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Russia.
Dr. Osmun is currently Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec where he resides with his wife and two children. He has guest lectured across Canada and internationally in Spain, Germany, Austria and Serbia and has also been featured in recital on CBC Radio-Canada with Winnipeg-born soprano Melinda Enns. Before arriving at Bishop's, Dr. Osmun held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Prince Edward Island.

Pianist Bethany Russell is a 4th year Music major in the studio of Dr. E. Gregory ButlerBethany Russell, piano

Bethany Russell is a fourth year Bachelor of Music Honors student studying intensive piano at the University of Windsor under the instruction of Dr. E. Gregory Butler. Starting piano lessons at the age of seven, music has always been an important part of Bethany’s life. Bethany has frequently competed in both Chatham-Kent and Windsor Kiwanis Music Festivals over the years, and has received many scholarships and awards from these competitions. Most recently, Bethany was awarded the Butler Concerto Scholarship and Award for competing in Windsor’s Kiwanis Music Festival in May 2016, and has since performed in a Concerto Gala with her associates in the Butler Studio in March 2017 to raise money for the School of Creative Arts’ Music Scholarships. Before beginning her studies at the University of Windsor, Bethany studied privately with both Lynne Stenlund and Kara Kootstra, where she was introduced to wide arrays of musical genres. At the University’s School of Creative Arts, Bethany has been fortunate to have the chance to perform in the master classes of world-renowned pianists and musicians while a SoCA student. Bethany also teaches piano privately at her home studio in Windsor, and is excited to see where music will take her next. 
Piano studio of Dr. E. Gregory Butler.


Clarinetist Emilian CaileanEmilian Cailean, clarinet
Emilian Cailean is a fifth year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Windsor. He is a Walkerville WCCA alumni and student of Mr. Trevor Pittman. Emilian has been a part of a variety of ensembles such as Wind Ensemble (University of Windsor), WCCA (Walkerville Clarinet Quartet), Parkwood Productions (Parkwood Musical). Emilian is heavily involved in music technologies and has been very fortunate to receive numerous publishing deals for TV/Film. Hi goal is to become an instrumental character in music technology pedagogy.
Clarinet studio of Mr. Trevor Pittman.
Susan McKee