Wind Instruments Instructors

Nina Barwell

Private Lessons Instructor, Flute

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Nancy Dimock

Private Lessons Instructor, Oboe

Nancy Dimock is the principal oboist of the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Lyric Opera, the Springfield and Vermont Symphonies, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and is oboist and English horn player with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. She has been featured as a soloist with the Albany Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the Indian Hill Symphony, and has performed the Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe on tour with renowned violinist Jaime Laredo. She is a member of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, has collaborated with such artists as the Jacques Thibaud Trio and the Lydian String Quartet, and performs frequently as a guest with ensembles in Boston and throughout New England, including the Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, BMOP, and Odyssey Opera. During her tenure as principal oboist of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, she performed on the Grammy nominated recording Rosemary Clooney: The Final Concert. Ms. Dimock has also appeared on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, NPR’s Performance Today, and PBS’s Great Performances, and she frequently performs live on WGBH. She has recorded for Concord, Albany and Chandos records, and BMOP/Sound.

Ronald Haroutunian

Private Lessons Instructor, Bassoon

Ronald Haroutunian, B.M., New England Conservatory. Studied with Sherman Walt and Matthew Ruggiero. Performs regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, and numerous other organizations throughout New England. He has appeared with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras. He has recorded with Philips, Opus One, Golden Crest, CRI and Albany records. Mr. Haroutunian has served on the faculty of Hartt School of Music and also has served as principal bassoon with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Diane Heffner

Private Lessons Instructor, Clarinet

Diane Heffner is an active freelance clarinetist and teacher on both modern and historical instruments. She plays period clarinets with Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Arcadia Players, and Philharmonia Baroque (San Francisco).

As a modern clarinetist, Ms. Heffner performs regularly with Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Alea III, Solar Winds, Alcyon Chamber Ensemble. In addition to Tufts University, Ms. Heffner is on the applied faculty at the Cambridge School of Weston and the All-Newton Music School and has been a chamber music coach at both the Chamber Music Center of the East and the Wellesley Composers Conference. She received both B.M. and M.M. degrees with honors from the New England Conservatory where she studied clarinet with Joseph Allard and chamber music with Rudolph Kolisch and Leonard Shure.

Philipp A. Stäudlin

Private Lessons Instructor, Classical Saxophone

Philipp A. Stäudlin a native of Friedrichshafen, Germany, has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout Germany and Switzerland, including the Basel Symphony, the Niederrheinische Synphoniker, and the Bielefeld Orchestra. He has performed hundreds of concerts as a chamber musician in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and in the U.S., as well as performing at major music festivals in Schlesswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, and at Gidon Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival. He was invited to be the representative of German musical culture on a visit to South Korea and Mongolia with Bundespresident Roman Herzog.

Mr. Stäudlin has won many awards as both a saxophone soloist and chamber musician. As the youngest competitor, Stäudlin won First Prize in the Gustav Bumcke International Saxophone Competition. As a member of the New Art Saxophone Quartet he has received First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition of the German Music Foundation and the Artist in Residence newcomer's award with German Radio, in which Jessye Norman received the main award.

Graduated from Basel Musikhochschule in 1999, Stäudlin received a Soloist Diploma with Honors, having studied with Marcus Weiss and Iwan Roth. He was funded by a full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study with Kenneth Radnofsky at Longy School of Music, where he received an Artist Diploma and the Victor Rosenbaum Medal as the most outstanding student in 2002.

Mr. Stäudlin teaches as applied faculty at Tufts University and at MIT. He is the soprano saxophonist of the Radnofsky Quartet.

During the past few years, Stäudlin premiered more than fifty works. Current CD releases are available on the Ars Musici, Enja, Newport Classics, Albany, Innova, and Navona labels.