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Don Lucas

Don Lucas

Adjunct in Music (Trombone)

Don Lucas, international trombone soloist, orchestral/chamber musician and teacher, originally from Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A. was educated as a Fulbright Scholar to London’s Guildhall School of Music (“Premiere Prix” and Advanced Solo Studies Diplomas), Texas Tech University (M.M. & B.M.), North Texas State University, The University of Houston (DMA work) and The Berklee College of Music, MA. His principal teachers i ... more ➔

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Ellen Martins

Ellen Martins

Applied Instructor of Horn

Ellen Michaud Martins received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Lowell, College of Music. She earned her Masters of Music in Horn Performance with Distinction as a Full Merit Scholarship recipient from the New England Conservatory of Music. She performs frequently with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, ProArte Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers Orchestra, and is a member of Symphony New Hampshire and Lexington Sympho ... more ➔

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David Rox

David Rox

Professor of Music
Director of Bands

David W. Rox has taught classes in the area of lower brass and instrumental music education at Gordon College since 1981. He has also conducted many instrumental ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Dr. Rox has conducted ensembles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including important venues in London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Cannes, Monaco, Genoa, Quebec, and at the ... more ➔

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Bobby Thorp

Bobby Thorp

Applied Instructor of Trumpet

Bobby Thorp, hailing from Norman, Oklahoma, began his professional career at the age of 17, performing in the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, an ensemble founded by Dizzy Gillespie. He has performed at many of the Nation’s most prominent music festivals, including: Tanglewood Music Festival, Ravinia Music Festival, Chautauqua Chamber Music Festival, Bethlehem Music Festival, and The Boston Early Music Festival. In addition, he has performed ... more ➔

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Aaron Trant

Aaron Trant

Applied Instructor of Percussion

Aaron Trant teaches percussion at Gordon College. He is an active musician in the Boston area and beyond. His eclectic knowledge of classical, jazz, rock, contemporary and improvised music has made him an asset to many ensembles throughout the United States. Mr. Trant has received great acclaim for his original score and solo percussion performance on the Chris Marker film, La Jetée and is the cofounder, performer and composer ... more ➔

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Todd Young

Todd Young

Instructor of Music Education Methods

Todd Young has just joined the faculty of Gordon College as a part-time instructor in undergraduate music education and a member of the faculty of the Graduate Education program. He is chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, where he also teaches chorus, music Technology, film scoring, and music history. Previously, Mr. Young taught middle school music in the Needham, Massachusetts ... more ➔

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