Rice Clarinet Works Performing Artists
Mr. Buck presently holds the position of Principal Clarinet in The Apollo Orchestra, based in Washington DC. Before this he served as the Solo E-flat Clarinetist of the United States Air Force Concert Band, and also as a member of The United States Air Force Woodwind Quintet. Also an active freelance musician in the DC Metro area, Shawn performs with many of the area’s regional orchestras, including The Fairfax Symphony, The Maryland Symphony, The Manassas Ballet Theater Orchestra, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Fairfax Choral Society, Washington Choral Arts Society, Cathedral Choral Society, and the Maryland Lyric Opera.
A clarinetist in the United States Naval Academy Band since 2006, she leads the Wind Trio and Clarinet Quartet, and has performed and recorded with the Chamber Winds, Concert Band, and various other ensembles. Ms. Cullen is also a founding member of the Chesapeake Reed Trio.
A strong advocate for music education in the community, she has coordinated clinics and masterclasses in wind band music, chamber music, and clarinet, as well as worked closely with the Maryland Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program. She has performed with the Londontowne Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, The United States Air Force Band, United States Fleet Forces Band, and is an active recording artist and adjudicator in the D.C. area. Her teaching experience includes: Adjunct Instructor, Clemson University, Faculty, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, Instructor, Atlanta Music Academy, as well as private instruction at Lassiter High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Pope High School.
A member of the United States Navy Band since 2007, he serves in virtually every capacity in the Concert Band: on Bb, Eb, bass, alto and contra-alto clarinet. He is an occasional soloist with the Concert Band and is the bass clarinetist of the Navy Band Clarinet Quartet.
Mr. Frazelle’s chamber music collaborations include performances with the Navy Band Chamber Players recital series, the Sage Chamber Players and a recital on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. He also serves as the director of the Navy Band Clarinet Day Military Chamber Recital, the premier annual collaborative recital featuring members of premier bands in Washington, DC.
As an educator, Mr. Frazelle’s masterclasses and clinics include appearances at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Towson University, James Madison University, and high schools throughout the U.S. He has been requested as an adjudicator for national high school competitions and for James Madison University’s annual concerto competition. He maintains a small private studio in Virginia where his students have successfully auditioned for some of the premier youth ensembles in the area.
Mr. Frazelle earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary instructors include Richie Hawley, Steven Cohen, Janice L. Minor, Marguerite Levin, and D. Ray McClellan.
Mr. Frazelle performs on Rice Clarinet Works Barrels and clarinets serviced by RCW.
Before enlisting, Dr. Hanudel held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic. He also attended the Tanglewood Music Center and the Banff Arts Center on fellowship; earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University (Ohio) under Michele Gingras; and obtained his Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) under Richie Hawley. In April 2016, he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at CCM under the guidance of Ron Aufmann.
Dr. Hanudel has appeared twice as a featured artist at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest. In July 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin he performed the rarely heard Leo Sowerby Sonata with George Mason University piano professor Ina Mirtcheva, and in August 2012 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he garnered acclaim in Ohio composer-pianist Stephen Estep's Technical Difficulties with Mr. Estep at the keyboard.
Ms. Spiridon has performed with numerous orchestras, notably the Jacksonville Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Midwest Clinic, the WASBE clinic, and she has given recitals in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, and California.
A respected teacher and lecturer, Ms. Spiridon has been invited to give masterclasses at Boston University, Georgia Southern University, Miami University of Ohio, and George Mason University.
Ms. Spiridon holds a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Woodwinds from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a Bachelor of Music degree in both Performance and Education from the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her primary teachers include Richie Hawley, Steven Barta, Carmine Campione, and Chris Pedersen.
Kristen is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and plays exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets. She is also a Rice Clarinet Works Performing Artist and plays on RCW barrels.