Dr. Stephanie Frye-Clark
Stephanie Frye-Clark is an active educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer across the country. She is currently on faculty at East Tennessee State University, and previously held positions at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Concordia University Wisconsin.
During the summer, Stephanie is the low brass instructor at Lutheran Summer Music. She is a member of multiple chamber groups, including trombone-tuba duo Bell(e) Collective and the internationally touring Mirari Brass Quintet, and has performed with orchestras throughout the country. Stephanie received the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Tuba Performance from UW-Madison in 2013. Stephanie is a Miraphone Performing Artist.
Dr. Mark Carlson
Mark Carlson is an Associate Professor of Music at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he teaches courses in music history and directs the university’s instrumental ensembles. He has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Advanced Degree in Music Performance from the Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu in Finland, and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Music Performance and Music Technology.
Since 2008 Dr. Carlson has been a member of the acclaimed Sotto Voce Quartet, a group that performs and travels extensively. He has performed as a soloist, clinician, and chamber musician domestically and abroad. His primary instruments include euphonium, trombone, and baritone horn. He has studied with Joseph Goble, Bruce Briney, Rex Martin, Jukka Myllys, and John Stevens.
Dr. Carlson was a winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison concerto competition in 2006, and placed first in the Tubonium Solo Euphonium competition in 2007. He was runner up at the prestigious Lieksa Brass Week International Euphonium competition in 2003. He is a Miraphone performing artist and performs on the Miraphone 5050 “Ambassador” model euphonium with a Warburton “DT” mouthpiece.