Utah Wind Symphony Board of Directors
Robert Bedont is a native of Taylorsville, Utah. He began playing the bassoon at age 12. As a young musician, he played with the Granite Youth Symphony and the Utah Youth Symphony. He earned a BMus in music education from the University of Utah, and both MM and DMA degrees in bassoon performance from the University of Arizona. Dr. Bedont serves on the faculty at Salt Lake Community College, and performs professionally with the Utah Wind Symphony as principal bassoon, He also regularly performs with the Ballet West Orchestra, the Utah Festival Opera Company, the Choral Arts Society of Utah, the Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Symphony, America West Symphony, and the Southern Arizona Symphony.
Find out more about Scott Hagen here.
Kathy Larson is a local flute teacher, and freelance musician. Kathy services as the Flute section leader for Utah Wind Symphony. When not performing, Kathy is the Secretary for Utah Wind Symphony and has been active on the board since 2010. Kathy Larson also volunteers her time as Librarian for the ensemble.
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
Nicole Marriott Fullmer
Nicole Marriott Fullmer has performed in a wide variety of ensembles, including the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Chrome Street quartet, recording sessions, and has been involved with the Utah Wind Symphony since its inception. Nicole attended the University of Utah to study performance and has participated in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York City. Nicole maintains an active private studio, is a clinician for local schools, and sells her reeds to local budding oboists. She has also served on the boards of the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra and Elacor, and is always looking for more music projects to be involved in.
COMMUNITY BOARD CHAIR
Alex Maier has been actively involved in music for the past 67 years playing classical, jazz, and rock. He has instructed and mentored at educational levels from elementary thru post graduate in math and English, flying large aircraft (USAF and Delta Air Lines), and college jazz (ensemble and combo). He has also served on boards of Showcase Concert Series (Farmington, NM) and Airline Pilots Association (National). During his thirty-six-year flying career and BOD tenures, he developed and exhibited leadership, team building, and problem-solving abilities.
CHAIR OF BAND MUSICIANS
Amber Tuckness is the Instrumental Music Director of Cottonwood High School for the past nineteen years where she directs and teaches Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Strings, String Choir, and AP Theory and Harmony. She is currently the Director of Granite Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past four years and was an Assistant Director for the previous eight years. She recently was the 2014 recipient of the Granite Education Teacher of the Year Excel Award for all of Granite School District. Cottonwood’s Symphony Orchestra has been invited to play at the UMEA Conference in St. George this February. She has taught private French Horn lessons for over twenty years. She received a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Utah with a full four -year scholarship where she worked under the baton of Dr. Barry Kopetz, Robert Debbaut and Scott Hagen. She also studied horn with William Barnewitz, Sue Hudson , and Steve Proser. She was an original, and current, core member of the French Horn section of Utah Wind Symphony.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
(Bio coming soon)
Myroslava Hagen, a native of Minnesota, began studying music from her earliest years, including the violin at age five and the clarinet at age twelve. Myroslava received her musical training at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota), The University of Utah, and The University of Arizona. Myroslava is very active as an educator and clinician. She was a Jump Start teacher for Legacy Music Alliance, and maintains a large clarinet studio teaching students ages 10 and up. Myroslava has been active in the Utah Wind Symphony since 2010. She has served as the organization's librarian, VP of Concert Productions and Personnel. Myroslava was fortunate enough to be able to work with the Utah Symphony for 2 years, and in that time frame was able to experience running a non-profit performing arts organization. When not performing or teaching, Myroslava enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending time with her husband, Scott Hagen, and their three dogs. Myroslava is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
(duties being fulfilled by Nicole Marriott Fullmer)
VICE PRESIDENT OF CONCERT PRODUCTIONS
(duties being fulfilled by Robert Bedont)
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
VICE PRESIDENT OF RECORDING
UTAH WIND SYMPHONY OPERATIONS