Jared Gilbert is a bass trombonist based in Greensboro, NC. Originally hailing from Shepherd, MI, Jared Gilbert received his Bachelor in Music Education degree from Central Michigan University. He also holds a Master of Music degree and the Doctorate in Musical Arts with a cognate in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
He has performed with various professional ensembles in North Carolina, including the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, Piedmont Wind Symphony, Durham Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Opera and Bel Canto Company. Jared has toured with the professional touring musical ensemble Hot Horns. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, where he teaches music theory and low brass lessons.
Jared has worked with students ranging from beginners to graduate students at the college level. This wide variety of experience demonstrates that he is excited and capable of working with students at every level. In his spare time, he loves to go hiking and play video games.
Caleb has been in the performance world in North Carolina for nearly a decade. He began his undergraduate studies in music at East Carolina University, where he excelled in music performance, often being asked to perform with Faculty recitals, competitions and Venues from across the state. Caleb has frequently performed with groups such as the North Carolina Ballet, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Tar River Orchestra, and the Wilson Symphony Orchestra in addition to many other notable groups. Caleb has been a finalist in the 2011 Southeastern Horn Workshop's Collegiate Solo Competition and was a preliminary winner in 2015. He was also a finalist of the 2018 ECU Concerto Competition.
Caleb is currently pursuing his master's degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the instruction of Dr. Abigail Pack, and is set to graduate in May of 2021. He currently holds two assistantship positions at the University working in the Dean's office and assisting Dr. Pack with instruction of the Undergraduate University students. At the University, Caleb has held principal roles in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Graduate Wind Quintet. Caleb plans to pursue Doctoral studies at UNC Greensboro in the Fall of 2021. In his free time, Caleb enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his lovely girlfriend Zoe, and cat, Spooky.
Dorian Parreott, II has a vast amount of experience as an instrumental performer, educator, conductor, clinician, and chamber music coach. Dorian holds a BA in Performance & Education from The College of New Jersey and a Masters in Educational Administration from Phoenix University. Dorian retired after 29 years as a New Jersey public school instrumental music teacher. His musical journey, however, did not stop in the classroom.
Dorian demonstrated his abilities through his continuing performances on many instruments in various genres such as Jazz, Dixieland, through active participation in Broadway pit orchestras, Classical, and solo performances. Although his major instrument is tuba, he actively performs with rock artist Glen Burnik (of STYX) on bass trombone, baritone saxophone, and trumpet as well as works as an arranger for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Along with famed rockers, Dorian has toured European and India Jazz Festivals, recorded, or shared the stage with jazz legends such as James Spaulding, Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus, Howard Johnson’s Gravity, Peter Erskine, David Murray, Taj Mahal, and many more. He even participated in a command performance for the King of Morocco.
Working with Moore Music and Guilford County Summer Arts Institute, in July Dorian initiated a successful Summer Jazz Workshop. Dorian has a wide-ranging ability to teach and play many band instruments and he can give your child a great head start or bring them to that advanced level of audition readiness.
Gavin Tranter, a native of the San Francisco Bay area in California, has a BM in Trumpet Performance as well as a BS in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound, located in Tacoma, WA. In May 2018 Gavin completed his MM in Trumpet Performance at UNC-Greensboro, under Mark Clodfelter. During his time at UNCG, Gavin served as principal trumpet in both the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, as well as with the contemporary music ensemble Present~Continuous and a wide variety of brass chamber ensembles.
Gavin has worked and received lessons from prominent trumpeters such as Julian Kaplan, Vince deMartino, James Thompson, Peter Bond, and Jens Lindemann. In addition to his service as a trumpet instructor at UNC-G, the Greensboro Academy, Southeastern Guilford Middle School, and Moore Music, Gavin has also performed with a range of groups in the Triad, including High Point University’s Department of Music, High Point Theater, the Greensboro Choral Society, and Wake Forest University’s Department of Music.