Lucas welcomes all students regardless of age, ability, or experience.
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.
Trent has played in many ensembles including the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois State University Pit Orchestra, the Peoria Municipal Band, MiOpera Pit, the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, and many small ensembles. He also participated in the Buffett Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy where he studied with artists Victoria Luperi, Pascual Martinez-Forteza, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Todd Cope, and Diana Haskell and has worked with Vandoren for their upcoming campaign "With You Every Step". In high school, he got the opportunity to travel throughout Europe as an Illinois Ambassador of Music. Trent welcomes students of all ages and abilities.