Saxophonist, and educator, Frankie Wantuch serves as a member of the 100th Army Reserve Band in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. She has been awarded the Corbett Mayerson Award, was selected as a winner of the 2017 Ohio University Concerto Competition, the 2018 Ohio State University Concerto Competition, and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Wantuch regularly performs with New Orleans Inspired, funk brass band, Large Mouth Brass Band. Largemouth released their self-entitled album of 2018.
Wantcuh holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Ohio University where she studied with Dr. Matthew James, and a Master’s of Music in Saxophone Performance from The Ohio State University where she studied with Dr. Michael Rene Torres. Frankie’s teaching philosophy is rooted in cultivating an environment for personal and musical growth.
Brian has extensive experience teaching private lessons, jazz history, jazz combos, and music theory at his own home studio, as well as the Toledo School for the Arts and Terra State Community College. As an educator, he has a utilitarian approach, giving students the basic technique they need to establish their craft and gain the skills they need to find their voice as an artist. As a woodwind doubler and performer in multiple styles of music, he understands the importance of having an organized routine in developing the desired skills to achieve short and long term goals.