Dr. Ana Laura González serves as adjunct faculty in the Music Theory Department and artist in residence of Flute at Hartwick College since 2011. She is a native of Argentina and her repertoire spans from classical to contemporary music, with an emphasis on academic music from her home land. Her dissertation “European Cosmopolitanism to Folkloricism” analyzed elements of nationalistic language in earlier Argentinean academic music to the pure expression of traditional elements in flute music by Amancio Alcorta, Alberto Williams, and Angel Lasala. She has also been published in the Flutist Quarterly.
Dr. González holds a DMA from the University of Arizona, a MM from Ohio University, and a BM from the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires. She has been a member of many chamber music ensembles, among them the Elision Quintet, the Shimmering Silver Flute Quartet, the Artemise Quartet, and the Seven Degrees Flute Quartet. Recent performances include the Mid-Atlantic flute festival in Washington DC, the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Delta State University in Mississippi, and the Conservatory of Junin in Argentina. As an orchestral player, she has appeared with the Irving Symphony in Dallas, Texas, the Nueva Leon, Symphony Orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico, the Arizona Chamber Artists in Tucson, the Exaudi Camerata of Buenos Aires, and the Arizona Repertory Theatre Orchestra in Tucson. She has also performed at many music festivals including the National Flute Association conventions of Nashville, San Diego, Albuquerque and Kansas City, The Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, Chamber Music in Sedona, Music on the Edge in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Music from Japan Today in Baltimore, MD.
Rene Prins received his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Julliard School where he was a student of Lois Wann. He has served as principal oboe and English horn for the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy and was principal oboist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra for four years prior to his move to Oneonta in 1975. He performs with many ensembles in upstate New York, including the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, and the Utica Symphony Orchestra. He is well known in the Oneonta community as the conductor of the SUCO Band, the Oneonta Community Band, and as leader and composer of Professor Hilman's Full Band, a historic ensemble at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY. He has been part of several commercially released recordings including Music for Oboe and Piano by Bruno Labate on Musical Heritage Society Records, New Music for Woodwind Quintet on Redwood Records, and The Vocal Oboe on Centaur Records.
Robin Seletsky attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where she performed Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie with the Boston Pops as the first prize winner in the NEC graduating competition. She later attended the Juilliard School. Her teachers include her father, Harold Seletsky, as well as Peter Hadcock of the BSO and Leon Russianoff. Formerly the assistant principal and Eb clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony, she is currently principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Opera orchestra as well as the Binghamton Philharmonic. Robin is also an accomplished klezmer musician and is the music director of Temple Beth El in Oneonta.
Daniel Hane received a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Georgia Southern College, graduating in the inaugural class of the Bells Honors Program. While at Georgia Southern College, he studied bassoon with Constance Wells (Savannah Symphony). Prior to college he studied bassoon with Carl Nitchie (Atlanta Symphony). Mr. Hane also earned a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Leonard Hindell (New York Philharmonic). While at MSM, he also studied chamber music and bassoon breath technique with Stephen Maxym (Metropolitan Opera), and completed the coursework towards a minor in music theory.
Upon graduation from MSM, Mr. Hane began performing actively in the NYC area as the principal bassoonist with the Bronx Opera, Bronx Symphony, Bronx Chamber Orchestra, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Along with two of his former classmates from the MSM, Lorraine Duso (oboe) and Franck Chiron (clarinet), he formed The Pyramus Trio and went onto to win the First Prize at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition. The Pyramus Trio was invited to study and perform at the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau France during the summer of 1989. While there, Mr. Hane was awarded the Priz de Ravel by the faculty of the Conservatoire. In addition to chamber music, he studied composition with Isabelle Duha of the Conservatoire de Paris.
He has appeared as a concerto soloist performing Mozart's Sinfonia concertante (K.297b) with the New York Harmonic Orchestra in Merkin Hall and with the Bronx Symphony, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto (K.191) with the Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony. He has performed internationally with the New York Kammermusiker in such venues as the Algarve Music Festival (Portugal), the Bregenz Music Festival's Chamber Series (Bavaria) and the Attergau Cultural Summer (Austria).
Mr. Hane currently plays principal bassoon with the Bronx Opera and the Orchestra of the Bronx, and second bassoon with the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton. He also freelances with many other ensembles such as Regina Opera, the Catskill Symphony, the Schenectady Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Opera at Florham, The Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and the Delaware Valley Opera. Mr. Hane also keeps up an active chamber music performance schedule, appearing most recently with The Double Entendre Music Ensemble (www.doubleentendre.org) and with the New York Kammermusiker.
Christine Cumming received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. While there, she studied saxophone performance with Dr. James Stoltie. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Music Education at Ithaca College and continued to study saxophone performance and pedagogical practice there with Dr. Steven Mauk.
Mrs. Cumming has taught music in New York State at Springfield Central School, Harpursville Central School, and most recently for 29 years at Bainbridge-Guilford Central School, teaching both instrumental and vocal music, but primarily specializing in woodwind instruction and instrumental performance. During her tenure at B-G, she also served as the Music Department Chairperson.
Mrs. Cumming continues to perform frequently on the saxophone, flute, clarinet and oboe in local community theatre productions and orchestral presentations. She is also a member of the “Triple Threat” Saxophone Quartet.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Charlie was a regular on the local club circuit by his mid teens. His first big break came as a member of the Greater Boston Youth Jazz Ensemble led by John LaPorta. A stint in the 18th U.S. Army Band followed where he was a featured soloist on clarinet and saxophone, as well as staff arranger. After the Army, Charlie received a B.A. degree in jazz history from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.A degree in jazz techniques from Goddard College. Over the years he has been a sideman or opening act for such musical heavyweights as Cannonball Adderley, Roland Kirk, Aretha Franklin, Patty La Belle, B.B. King, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Sonny and Cher, Debbie Reynolds, Peggy Lee, The Lettermen, The Vogues and Steve Lawrence, and Edie Gorme, to name a few. A respected woodwind artist, clinician, arranger, record producer and educator, Charlie is the former Director of Recording and Broadcast Services at University of Albany, Albany, NY. He is also musical director and featured soloist with blues legend, Ernie Williams.