Instrumental Studies

Matthew Good

Matthew Good joined the Dallas Symphony as principal tubist in 1995. A native of Big Flats, New York, Good originally was a trumpet player at the age of 14 and switched to the tuba at the request of his band director. While in high school, he studied with Donald Stanley at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. He began his college career at The Juilliard School, but was invited to move to Philadelphia to study at the Curtis Institute after his freshman year.

Ania Bard-Schwarz

Ania Bard-Schwarz, DMA, has performed in recital and in ensembles  across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. As concertmaster, second violin principal and a member of chamber and symphony orchestras, she has worked with conductors John Axelrod, Niksa Bareza, Sergio Comissiona, Christoph Eschenbach, Hector Guzman, Graeme Jenkins, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, Stanisław Skrowaczewski and Antoni Wit.

Raquel Samayoa

Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa leads a dynamic and engaging career as a teacher, chamber musician, recitalist, adjudicator and solo performer. She currently serves as assistant professor of trumpet, and co-conductor of the Brass Band at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she has taught since 2018. She was previously on faculty at Tennessee Tech University and Northern Kentucky University.

Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson is assistant professor of trumpet at University of North Texas. He is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both a bachelor and master of music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as 'brilliantly stylish," Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

David Childs

The grandson and son of well-respected euphonium players from the Welsh Valleys, and himself described by The Observer as ‘a great ambassador for the euphonium, possessing an astonishing technique and an engaging stage presence’, David Childs is regarded as one of the finest brass musicians of his generation, touring extensively throughout Asia, continental Europe, and North America, and recording actively for radio, television, and CD.