Matthew Vaughn has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, and has been Co-Principal Trombone since 2014. Previous positions have included Principal Trombone of the San Antonio Symphony and service in the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. Mr. Vaughn has been offered principal trombone positions with the Dallas Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Atlanta Symphony, and has also performed with the National Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Israeli Philharmonic, Gerard Schwarz’s “All-Star Orchestra” and the “Super-World” Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. He is active as a soloist, having performed much of the standard trombone concerto repertoire with orchestras and bands around the country. He has given frequent solo recitals and masterclasses in the Philadelphia area and worldwide.
Carmean Music Series
Welcome to the second edition of the Carmean Music Series at Lebanon Valley College!
With the generous gift from Dr. D. Clark Carmean, the former Dean of Admission and Professor of Music, and his wife Edna, we were able to bring internationally renowned artists to the campus of LVC to share their music with the community, and to enrich the learning experience of our students.
In our last season, we were fortunate to have performances featuring award-winning pianists Kuok-wai Lio, Tanya Gabrielian, and tenor Oliver Lo. Students also enjoyed the masterclasses given by flautist David DGiacobbe of the Harrisburg Symphony, Maestro Lawrence Golan of the York Symphony, and preeminent organist/pedagogue Alan Morrison of the Curtis Institute.
In the 2023–24 season, we are excited to present musicians from several major orchestras in the country. Amy Jo Rhine, Acting Associate Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will open the season in September with a masterclass and a performance. She will also be the featured artist at the Horn Day at LVC. In October, we will have a masterclass conducted by Matthew Vaughn, the co-principal trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In November, clarinetist Jay Niepoetter of Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform a recital in collaboration with LVC clarinet faculty Beverly Butts.
In February, we have the honor to present pianist, Henry Wong Doe. His masterclass and recital will be the featured events of the Keyboard Explorations @LVC (more information about Keyboard Explorations will be announced later this year).
With the co-sponsorship from the Harrisburg American Guild of Organists Chapter, GRAMMY-nominated organist Jan Kraybill will close the season with a masterclass and a solo recital.
All of these events are open to the public. Please come join us for an exciting season!
Eric Fung, D.M.A.
Carmean Endowed Chair of Music
Amy Jo Rhine
Horn Masterclass | Sept. 26, 2023 | Time TBD
Horn Recital | Sept. 26, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. | Lutz Hall
A native of Lebanon Pennsylvania, Amy Jo Rhine was appointed by Gustavo Dudamel as Third Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 2014-15 season and has been playing Acting Associate Principal Horn since July, 2021. She was a member of the Memphis-based IRIS orchestra from 2001-2014 and held associate and principal horn positions with the Colorado Music Festival from 1997-2014. Prior to her family’s move to Southern California in 2012, she spent 9 years in St Louis, MO where she enjoyed a diverse professional life including adjunct positions at Webster and Maryville Universities as well as performing regularly with the St Louis Symphony.
Trombone Masterclass | Oct. 21, 2023 | 1 p.m. | Lutz Hall
Clarinet Recital | Nov. 19, 2023 | 3 p.m. | Lutz Hall
Clarinet Masterclass | Nov. 20, 2023 | 11 a.m. | Lutz Hall
Clarinetist Jay Niepoetter is the former principal bass clarinet with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, DC. A native of Centralia, Illinois, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northern Illinois. While at NIU he studied with Melvin Warner and J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony. He was a member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Wheaton and DeKalb Municipal Bands. Dr. Niepoetter was named NIU’s Outstanding Young Alumni for the College of Visual and Performing Arts in 1997. He completed both a master’s degree in music performance and a doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Maryland in College Park (UMD) and won the UMD School of Music’s Homer L. Ulrich Award for excellence in performance. The clarinet recital is co-sponsored by LVC’s Burgner Music Series.
Henry Wong Doe
Piano Masterclass | Feb. 17, 2024 | 1 p.m. | Lutz Hall
Piano Recital | Feb. 18, 2024 | 3 p.m. | Lutz Hall
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Henry Wong Doe has earned top prizes, including two “Audience Favorite” awards in the Arthur Rubinstein, Busoni and Sydney International Piano Competitions. Performance highlights include venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, St. Martin-in-the-Fields London, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay Singapore, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has performed as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras. He has collaborated with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Mendi Rodan, Edvard Tchivzel, Michael Christie, Marko Letonja and Tobias Ringborg.
Organ Masterclass | March 16, 2024 | 1 p.m. | Miller Chapel
Organ Recital | March 17, 2024 | 3 p.m. | Miller Chapel
Dr. Jan Kraybill is a musical leader, dynamic speaker, performer, educator, organ consultant, and enthusiastic advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. In addition to maintaining a very active concert schedule, in the Kansas City metro area she is Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Organist-in-Residence at Community of Christ headquarters, and organist at Village on Antioch Presbyterian Church. The organ recital is co-sponsored by the Harrisburg American Guild of Organists Chapter.