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Meet Our Educators
- Sean Breast - Euphonium & Tuba
- Lucas Dahmm - Trombone
- Judith Dicker - Oboe, English Horn
- Michael Dicker - Bassoon
- Christine Hansen - French Horn
- Sally Hoffmann - Flute & Piano
- Luciano (Lou) Rosado - Trumpet
- Christian Rucinski - Clarinet
- Emily Stengel - Flute & Beginning Piano
- Hailey Woock - Saxophone
Lucas welcomes all students regardless of age, ability, or experience.
- ENGLISH HORN
Judith has performed with the Colorado Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Städtische Orchester Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Toledo Symphony, Opera Illinois, and Heartland Festival Orchestra.
As a chamber musician Judith has been the solo oboist with Lieurance Quintet of Wichita State University and Sonneries Quintet of Illinois State University.
Judith has taught oboe on the faculties of Indiana University – South Bend, Wichita State University, Städtische Musikschule Gelsenkirchen, and Illinois State University.
Michael Dicker has earned degrees in music from UCLA, University of Michigan, and the Juilliard School. His teachers were Norman Herzberg, Harold Goltzer, L. Hugh Cooper, Mitchell Lurie, and Mehli Mehta.
He has performed as first bassoonist with the United States Military Academy Band of West Point, the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Gelsenkirchen (Germany) Philharmonic, Deutsche Bach Solisten, the Belgian Radio Symphony, the Essen Philharmonic, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He currently performs as principal bassoonist of Peoria Symphony and Heartland Festival Orchestra. He performs as contrabassoonist with the Illinois Symphony.
As a chamber musician Mr. Dicker has been a prize winner of the Coleman Chamber Competition. He has performed as a member of the Lincoln Center Foundation Woodwind Quintet, the Lieurance Quintet. Currently he is a member of Sonneries Quintet (Illinois State University Faculty Woodwind Quintet) with which he has toured Austria, Japan, and the United States.
As a representative of bassoon maker Fox Products, Mr. Dicker presented clinics in Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, and throughout the United States. Mr. Dicker has served as bassoon instructor at Wichita State University, Musikschule Bochum, Orvieto Musica, and has recently retired from the faculty of Illinois State University where he was Professor of Bassoon since 1986.
- FRENCH HORN
Christine earned her BM and MM in Horn Performance from Illinois State University and has studied under Joe Neisler and Douglas Hill. She currently serves as the Lead Academic Advisor and Assistant to the Director for the Illinois State University School of Music. Christine welcomes students of all ages and abilities.
Her students regularly place in the top tier in school bands and at ILMEA. She can gear lessons towards all experience levels and her specialties include assistance with audition preparation, chair placement, band & orchestra music, Solo & Ensemble preparation with piano accompaniment.
A graduate of ISU’s English and Communication Departments, he has been teaching privately for more than 30 years, specializing in embouchure problems, improvisation, and high-note production.
Christian Rucinski is a clarinetist studying under Dr. David Gresham at Illinois State University. He is one of the principal clarinetists in both the Illinois State University Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he regularly performs in chamber ensembles, community bands, operas, and was recently a finalist in both the Illinois State Band Concerto Competition and the Illinois State Concerto-Aria Competition. Along with his musical achievements, he has received numerous academic accolades, scholarships, and recognitions. Most recently he was awarded the Presser Scholarship, which is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship presented in the School of Music at ISU. Outside of Illinois State, he regularly teaches private lessons, sectionals, and volunteers at several schools in the Bloomington-Normal area, as well as all throughout the state of Illinois.
- BEGINNING PIANO
While in college, she taught group lab piano at Metcalf school and taught privately from her home in Bloomington. She has also taught 4th-6th grade general music. She stays active in the community by playing with groups such as the Bloomington Community Band and participates in pit orchestras for the Community Theater. She believes that teaching people the proper way to spend their time practicing is crucial in development. Emily looks forward to teaching everyone, no matter the experience or the age.
Hailey Woock is a recent graduate from Illinois State University’s School of Music. While at ISU, she was drum major for the Big Red Marching Machine, served as ISU Band Librarian, was
a Golden Apple Scholar and in the Honors Program.
She graduated with a degree in Music Education and currently teaches elementary music in Unit 5. She also works with the Bloomington High School Marching Band and volunteers with Music For All. Hailey is a passionate musician and teacher and believes all students have the ability to make music!