Private Study Instructional Staff
2019 - 2020
Dr. Chuck Bindis - Trumpet Excerpt
Flute: Dr. Kelly Kazik
Dr. Kazik holds degrees from The Lawrence Conservatory, The University of North Texas, and The University of Maryland where she studied with Dr. Earnestine Whitman, Terri Sundberg and Dr. William Montomgery respectively. Dr. Kazik's dissertation, Selected accompanied and unaccompanied flute works of Rivier, Bozza, and Francaix, makes her the world's foremost expert on the flute music of Jean Rivier, Eugene Bozza, and Jean Francaix and her research is sought by performers and scholars regularly. In addition to early 20th century French Music, Dr. Kazik
specializes in pedagogy, (the art of teaching) combined with the Alexander Technique, (functional anatomy). She also specializes in historical performance practice on 18th century flutes. Dr. Kazik regularly recitals and lectures in the region on topics and music ranging from Eugene Bozza to the 18th century Art of the Prelude.
She has performed with diverse groups such as Fort Worth Early Music, the Texas Wind Symphony, and The East Texas Symphony, and has been a featured soloist with the St. George Chamber Orchestra and the Olde Bridge Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Kazik is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the period instrument ensemble, Washington's Camerata. Washington's Camerata has played at historic sites in Virginia and Maryland and appeared on the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage in 2012. Dr. Kazik currently serves as principal flute of the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra.
Dr. Kazik's discography includes "Sojourns," Klavier (Kalmus) KCD-11099UNT with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliano Corporon, and "The Trios of James Hook, op. 83" with Washington's Camerata. "The Trios of James Hook, op. 83" is a world premier reference recording performed on period flutes.
Dr. Kazik lives in Fredericksburg with her husband James who is chief arranger for the United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own."
About Dr. Kazik's Students…
From 2000-2002, Dr. Kazik served as Professor of Flute and Music Theory at Ouachita Baptist University. Since moving to Virginia, Dr. Kazik's studio accommodates students ranging in age and ability from middle school through undergraduate college students. The studio stresses good music and flute fundamentals, and assists students in achieving their individual musical goals. For competitive students, Dr. Kazik's students have placed highly in
All-District and All-State Bands and Orchestras. Her students have placed in international competitions, (Asian- American Young Artist), national competitions, (National Flute Association Competitions), regional competitions, (Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention competitions, The Army Band Young Artist, Piedmont Symphony Young Artist, the Bland Competition, the Woodbridge Flute Choir Young Artist), and local competitions, (Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts Young Artist Competition).
For students pursuing careers in music, Dr. Kazik currently boasts a 100% placement rate. Dr. Kazik's students have been accepted to, or have attended: IU Jacobs School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Boston University and many others.
Many of Dr. Kazik's non-competitive students enjoy playing the flute for family, friends, and their respective places
Clarinet: Mike Goldberg
Mike Goldberg (Clarinet) is the weekday afternoon classical music host on VPM Music (live streaming at vpm.org) and serves as Coordinator of Classical Music Initiatives. He also hosts “Breakfast Classics” each Saturday and Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM. An accomplished orchestral and Broadway performer, Mike holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Highlights of his career include performing with the original Broadway production of “Into The Woods,” as well as touring and recording for CBS Masterworks with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Also a conductor, he is the co-founder and Music Director of the Central Virginia Wind Symphony, a group comprised of the most talented high school musicians across the region. Mike has a passion for music education, serving as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Randolph-Macon College while maintaining the clarinet studio at Colonial Forge. It’s possible you may be familiar with his “other” career as a television meteorologist. He has appeared on the air in Washington, DC and currently anchors the weather on weekends at WTVR-CBS 6 in Richmond.
Trumpet: Dr. Chuck Bindis
Musician 1st Class Chuck Bindis, from Cleveland, Ohio, joined the Navy Band in 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from Bowling Green State University in 2010, a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2012 and a Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance with a cognate in jazz studies from CCM in 2016. His primary teachers include Philip Collins, Charles Saenz and Alan Siebert. Additional teachers include Chris Kiradjieff and Scott Belck.
Bindis has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras in the greater-Cincinnati area.
In his free time, he enjoys running and spending time with his family and dogs.
Horn: Damien Bollino
Damien earned a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from West Virginia University, where he received a full tuition scholarship and studied with Dr. Virginia Thompson, past International Horn Society President and internationally known lecturer/soloist. He then entered graduate school at Duquesne University, studying with William Caballero, principal horn of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Damien earned a Master of Music in Horn Performance/Pedagogy and was awarded The John Hunter endowment. He taught two years of musicianship/theory at Duquesne as part of his assistantship. While there, Damien founded and presided over the first graduate council.
Damien has played with numerous ensembles, including the Potomac Concert Band, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Seneca Chamber Winds, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, and Arion Band. As a member of the International Horn Society Collegiate Horn Choir, he played under the direction of Dave Kriebel. Damien has also played and soloed with the Spotswood Community Orchestra, The Washington Sinfonietta, The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic, the Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra, and the Fairfax Symphony and Wind Symphony He auditioned for and was selected as principal horn of the American Musical Ambassadors European Concert Tour where he spent six weeks traveling and performing in various European cities, including London, Paris, Milan, Venice, Lucerne, and Brussels. He has performed on stage at Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on several occasions. In addition, he has played in master classes by Jacek Muzyk, principal horn of the Buffalo Philharmonic; and the Liege Horn quartet. Damien has had the experience of playing under Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops; Cliff Colnot, conductor of the Chicago Civic Orchestra; Sidney Harth, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; as well as many other reputable conductors, including Jack Stamp, Don Wilcox, Lawrence Christianson, Joel Lazaar, Anthony Maiello, Pablo Saelzar, and Dr. Robert Cameron. He has had the privelege to perform in concerts featuring Sir James Galway, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, Jose Carreras, the Irish Tenors, Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Kristin Chenoweth, and Michael Feinstein among others.
Locally, Damien is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony, St. George's Chamber Ensemble, and the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra. He is principal horn with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra where he is the adjunct horn professor and plays in the faculty brass quintet. Damien also performs as Principal horn with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. He currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife, Annamarie, also a horn player, and their two tuxedo cats, Coke and Pepsi!
Low Brass: Bill Gray
Senior Chief Petty Officer William Gray, a native of Toledo, Ohio, joined the Navy Band in 1992. He learned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Toledo in 1981 and a Master of Music from Indiana University in 1984 in tuba performance. He attended the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival from 1978-1983 where he performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams “Tuba Concerto” as a competition winner. He was principal tubist with the Orquesta Filharmonica de Santiago, Chile from 1984-1992 and
was also a guest soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepcion, Chile. His teachers include Jaime Hafner and Harvey Philips. Gray serves as the Navy Band assistant operations chief, command transportation supervisor and supervisor and serves on the command training team. Gray also performs with the Quintessential Brass Quintet and is an active private instructor in Northern Virginia.
Percussion: Kevin Taylor
Accomplished military professional of 24 years as a musician in the United States Navy Band including extensive experience as a percussion instrumentalist with four separate performing units. Versatile procurement agent within Navy Band supply department, serving as Supply Section Manager, Convenience Check Cashier, Government Purchase Card Holder, and Alternate FIAR Manager. Managed and led 22 personnel as Crew Chief of Sea Chanters Chorus. Administered instruction of General Military Training topics to 172 personnel as facilitator of Command Training Team.
Successful instructor of marching percussion, percussion ensemble, and private percussion lessons for 25+ years at several Northern Virginia area schools, including: King George, North Stafford, Colonial Forge, West Potomac, and Edison high schools in addition to Lake Braddock Secondary School.