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Current Students of Prof. Bloom


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Undergraduate Biographies                   

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d'angeloTorrey D'Angelo is a Horn Performance major from Long Island, New York.  She graduated from Mount Sinai High School in 2010 where she was principal horn of the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. On Long Island she also participated in many All County festivals. Torrey has played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra from 2007 to 2010. Torrey loves performing and listening to chamber music. Since coming to Indiana University, she has performed with the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band.  In addition to horn, Torrey has participated in several Model United Nations conferences, was a competitive swimmer, loves reading and enjoys spending time with friends. Torrey is happy to continue her studies at IU as a student of Professor Bloom.


William Dickinson was principal horn with the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at the Neighborhood Music School in Connecticut.  He was also a member of the NMS Premier Wind Quintet.  In the summer of 2007, Will attended the Interlochen Horn Institute and performed with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra.  He has also been a guest artist with the Choate Rosemary Hall Chamber Orchestra, accompanying them on two trips to Europe.  Throughout high school, he attended the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT where he studied music theory and composition and performed in numerous ensembles both on the horn and as a singer.

Will began his musical career at age 8 as a member of the Trinity Boys Choir of Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, CT. His first instrument was the piano.  He has participated in master classes with Willie Ruff, Michelle Perry, Thomas Bacon, Julie Landsman, Daniel Katzen, Randall Faust, Julie Schleif, and Jason Snider, among others.  Will made All-State twice in Connecticut and was the principal horn in the 2008 CT Southern Region High School Music Festival Orchestra.  He won the 2007 Neighborhood Music School Concerto Competition and was one of three finalists for the 2007 Stamford Symphony Instrumental Scholarship Competition.  In addition to his music, Will is an enormous cinema lover and adores the comedy of The Simpsons and Seinfeld.  He looks forward to being a part of Professor Bloom’s studio.

Andrew DorrellMy name is Andrew Dorrell, and I've lived in central Indiana all my life. I have a deep interest in the indie and instrumental rock scene. I also love indie and foreign films. When I'm not playing or listening to music I like reading and studying political philosophy and economics. I loved my HS marching band and played in the Dayton (OH) Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. My family has an IU tradition. All my siblings graduated from IU and we're big Indiana basketball and Bobby Knight fans. If you know who Efrim Menuck or Ayn Rand is, we'll probably be fast friends. Someday I want to live in Montreal or Austin, Texas. But Indiana will always be my home.

suttonSara Sutton is excited to begin her sophomore year at IU as a Horn Performance major. Since both of her parents and most of her extended family are from Indiana, she is happy to become a real Hoosier. She is a native of the small town Tipp City, Ohio where she attended Tippecanoe High School. She was a four year member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, in which she was principal for two years. In the Spring of 2009, Sara was a winner of the Dayton Public Radio Young Talent Search. She was a member of the 2009 OMEA All-State Band and principal of the 2010 OMEA All-State Orchestra. She loves to play in musicals and has participated in several pit orchestras through both her high school and Muse Machine of Dayton. Aside from horn, Sara is a self taught acoustic guitarist and has an eclectic taste in music. Just a few of her favorite artists include Ben Folds, The Decemberists, and Regina Spektor. She loves to analyze books and movies in depth and is a huge fan of Redbox as well as the independent movie theatre, The Neon, in Dayton, Ohio.

Graduate Biographies

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dunfordJeff Dunford is a native of Ohio, having earned his undergraduate degree in music education from The Ohio State University. Jeff taught public schools in northwest Ohio before he earned his masters degree in music education at Bowling Green State University. Jeff is currently pursuing and thoroughly enjoying his second year of doctoral studies in horn performance with Myron Bloom. He is also taking coursework towards earning a minor in music education and a second minor in wind band conducting. Jeff has studied the horn since the fifth grade, and been taught by Charles Waddell, Larry Lowe, Andrew Pelletier, and Myron Bloom. His performance career has taken him from playing in community orchestras in Ohio and Indiana, to making his Carnegie Hall debut in the summer of 2008 with the National Wind Ensemble under H. Robert Reynolds. Jeff and his wife, Janey, are proud parents of four beautiful children with exciting news of a fifth on the way!!!!!


Paula Kinev graduated F.H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art andthe Performing Arts in 2005. Her wind quintet, Ten Red Shoes,performed in the Young Musician's Competition of the Chamber MusicSociety of Lincoln Center. She enjoyed performing in other genres,including jazz, and was principal horn of the Jazz Standard YouthOrchestra. At LaGuardia she received the Sam Jablonsky Memorial Award.
Paula graduated from Syracuse University with a BM in Performance andminor in Music History in 2009. While at SU she was a member of the SUWind Quintet and SU Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoyed her escapadesin chamber music, new music, musicals, and recordings. She completed a Renee Crown Honors Capstone Project- "Natural Horn Performance in the19th Century--a lecture recital." Paula studied with Jon Garland,assistant principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony. She is currentlypursuing an MM Horn/MA Musicology in the studio of the legendary MyronBloom. At IU she has performed with the Chamber Orchestra, UniversityOrchestra, Festival Orchestra, Symphony Band, Summer SymphonyOrchestra, Summer Band, and numerous ad hoc ensembles. She has enjoyedcontinuing her interest in new music through numerous compositionrecitals and performing for Hammer & Nail. She has worked withconductors such as Bramwell Tovey, Lawrence Renes, Jaime Laredo, CliffColnot, and Kevin Noe. In addition to Kopprasch, Paula enjoys curlingup with a good book, hanging out with friends, traveling, the NYTimes, and '90's comedies.

yoderErin Yoder is a native of Goshen, Indiana, where she attended Goshen College and earned degrees in both music performance and biology.  In addition, she graduated from Northwestern University with a master of music performance in horn.  Erin has studied with David Mosley, Bruce Heim, Barry Benjamin, and Arnold Jacobs.  She taught applied horn lessons at both Bethel College and Goshen College, and played principal horn in the Maple City Chamber Orchestra.  Erin is currently studying at Indiana University with Myron Bloom (modern horn), Richard Seraphinoff (natural horn), and working toward a doctorate in brass pedagogy.

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