Brass and Percussion
Peter Holsberg, Trumpet
Peter Holsberg is an active freelance trumpeter in the New York area who has led an eclectic performing career. Dr. Holsberg has performed with Broadway Shows in New York City and on the road, salsa bands, orchestras and commercial bands. Currently Dr. Holsberg holds the position of Arts Director and Chair of Music at The Berkeley Carroll School, an independent school in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Holsberg holds degrees from Duquesne University, Stony Brook University, and a M.Ed. and Ed. D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Vin Scialla, Percussion
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Has traveled the world teaching and performing music in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Vin balances a career as drummer/percussionist, educator, and composer in New York City. He teaches drums/percussion at Teachers College at Columbia University and at LREI High School. US Department of Defense entertainment tours have taken him to the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia and Egypt. Vin received his B.M. at the distinguished Hartt School of Music, and Masters in Music Education at the Conservatory at Brooklyn College. Scialla is best known for his innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean, and American musical traditions. Inspired by his cultural heritage, combined with his performances with masters of Arabic and Indian Classical music in New York, he covers various aspects of world music and adapts these traditions for the drumset. In addition, he has performed and had sessions with Snehasish Mozumder at Lincoln Center out-of-doors, Spirit Improv Ensemble at Teachers College with Chris Brubeck, I Giullari di Piazza at Symphony Space, Glen Velez, Alessandra Belloni on WNYC's Soundcheck, Gordon Gottlieb, Arnie Lang, Michel Merhej, Steve Gorn, John T. La Barbera, Jason Lindner, Arabic Music Retreat Ensemble, Middle Eastern Ensemble at Columbia, Columbia Univ. Big Band, Greenwich Village Orchestra, Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Contempo Ensemble (Tania Leon), New Repertory Orchestra, Brooklyn Percussion Ensemble, Hartt Percussion Ensemble, Yale Precision Drum Line, Hartt Jazz Big Band, Neel Murgai, Deep Singh, Davi Vieira, Mission: on Mars, Ramesh Misra, Veveritse Brass Band, Vernon Reid, Jerry Jemmott, Valery Ponomarev, John Ellis, Wayne Escoffery, JD Allen, Anthony Davis, New Music: New Haven, DMC, Francois Moutin, Tom Kennedy, Jimmy Norman, Lukas Ligeti, Abraham Burton, Eric Revis, Kristin Hoffmann, and Gil Coggins. Vin recently recorded on and co-produced Snehasish Mozumder's album (Random Chance Records). His educational Drumteacher.com sponsors include Remo, Sabian, and Sennheiser.
A current Doctoral student in music education and the current Director of Student Teaching, Carla comes from Seattle, Washington while earning a Master's in Percussion Performance with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. Having 18 years of k-12th public school and private percussion teaching experience, Carla enjoys performing and exploring various percussion musical styles. By earning a Bachelor's in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Central Michigan University, her early performance career focused primarily on traditional percussion ensemble and classical repertoire. Exploration in jazz vibraphone and drum set arrived in her later years at Central Michigan University while gaining fluency in Steel Pan as well. Carla continued to expand her percussion instrumental repertoire focusing primarily on jazz drum set and -'World Music" ensembles. Ensemble participation and performances include performing with Juju musician Chief I.K Dairo from Nigeria, Ghanaian Palm wine music and Asante Drum Language with Koo Nimo, Trinidadian Steel Pan Ensemble with Ray Holman, Okinawan Taiko Ensemble with Shinjo Sensei and various Jazz Ensembles playing both Vibraphone and Drum Set. Recordings include 1991, 1992, 1994 Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble. Research has taken Carla to Ghana, West Africa, Jamaica, West Indies and various reggae festivals across the country to further her interests in Ethnomusicology endeavors. Her current focus remains primarily with her Ethnomusicology and Jazz focus while expanding educational endeavors concerning Urban Education.