Students
(more to come)

Students of Dr. Zurcher are encouraged to e-mail their memories, bios, résumés, web links, updates or edits to KayZurcher@gmail.com. A career in music is not required for inclusion.

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Jean (Agricola) Denk, Bass Clarinet/Saxophone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now:  Program Assistant at Florida Atlantic University (Christine Lynn College of Nursing) and Performer

Clayton Arnott, Clarinet
Then: Middletown High School
Now: Former principal clarinetist/tenor sax with Pawleys Island, SC Concert Band

Hugh Ash, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: New York City performer and founding member of the New York Metropolitan Brass Quintet

Lois Ash, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired as Co-principal/Third Horn with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Monterrey in Mexico and now in arts administration

Steven Beer, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Music and Film Attorney, artist development and former manager for pop artists such as Britney Spears and Lady Gaga

Marty Beller, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer and drummer

Body by Jake (Jeff Steinfeld), Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Personal Trainer to the Stars

Wendy Broder, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired as Second Horn, Israel Symphony Orchestra and now a special education teacher

Beverly (Broderson) Byroad, Alto Sax
Then: Homer, Nebraska High School
Now: Music enabler

Rosie Broderson, Baritone Horn
Then: Homer, Nebraska High School
Now: Music enabler

Lyndel D. “Lindy” Brumley, Trumpet
Then: Winnebago Public Schools
Now: Business Leader and practicing to restore jazz "chops"

Howard Colton, Alto Sax
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Freeport, NY Village Attorney

Laura Costa, Flute
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Director of Music and performer

Rich Danko, Trombone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired from 101st Airborne Division in 2004, USO Performer and is now a Police Officer in Allen, Texas

Taylor Dayne (Leslie Wunderman), Flute
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Professional singer with numerous recordings and videos

Fred Deppert, Trumpet/Baritone Horn/Trombone/Tuba/Stage Crew Manager
Then: Harbor Elementary School and Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Senior Service Technician—Trane Company

Ted Deret, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Owner of Deret Financial Services, Inc.

Lou DiLeo, Trumpet, Guitar and Vocals
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Freelance Musician (Trumpet, Guitar and Vocals), Military Musician and Private Instructor

Jocelyn Eager Sirkis, Flute
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Director of Professional Development at Community College of Philadelphia

Catherine (Fairweather) Beck, Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer and music teacher

David Finke, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Music lover and enabler

Michael Fleischmann, String Bass
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Bassist with Visions of Disorder

Peter Fogel, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Professional comedian (even then, we knew!), author, speaker and seminar leader

John Fullam, Clarinet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Principal Clarinet, Buffalo Philharmonic

Sondra Gelb, Vocals
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice at Old Dominion University and retired contralto soloist with New York City Opera

Michael Gellman, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Owner of Chiropractic Practice in Atlanta and Performer

Martha Goldman, Flute
Then:  Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now:   Library Services Manager in the New York City office of Jones Day

Christine Gregory, Trumpet
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Music Teacher and Graduate Student

Jyl Hershman, Flute
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer, former freelance reporter for NPR and Assistant Program Director/Promotions Director at KGSR Austin, Texas. Now a trainer and lecturer at the Lee Mannix Center for Canine Behavior.

Scott Hershman, Double Bass/Stage Crew
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Internationally-known lighting designer (Radio City Music Hall restoration and New York City’s New Year’s Eve Ball) plus being known as "Slammin' Scotty" with the Cadillac Daddys

Peter Hirsch, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer and New York City Public Library Archivist

Mike Kimmel, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Mathematics Teacher and Performer

Adam Krauthamer, French Horn
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Principal Horn Philadelphia Pops and Radio City Music Hall Orchestras and freelance NYC musician.

John Lawrence, French Horn
Then: Middletown High School
Now: Performer and retired Director of Music

Naomi (Shilling) Lawrence, Clarinet/Drum Major/Voice
Then: Middletown High School
Now: Retired music teacher

Dave Lebolt, Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired performer with artists such as David Bowie, Billy Joel and Laurie Anderson, credited on more than 80 record albums and recipient of Oscar, Clio and Emmy recognition for his work.

Dr. Wendy Lee, Piano and Violin
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now:  Director of Core Facility Operations and Business Planning, Research Management, Partners Healthcare Systems

Wayne Lipton, Cello
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Principal Cello with South Shore Symphony (Long Island) and Senior Vice President with MDV1P, Inc.

Elie Lusterman, Guitar
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of a Psychiatric Residential Program

Noam Z. Lusterman, Viola, Guitar and Bass
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Elementary School Teacher and Performer

Alan Marcellus, Trombone
Then: Middletown , NY High School
Now: Performer

Marie (Mayer) Shepherd, Clarinet and Saxophone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now:  Middle School Secretary and Performer

Scott Maxwell, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: New York City Fire Department Lieutenant (Rescue Co. 3) and basement drummer

Paul J. Milligan, Trombone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Computer programmer, software engineer and composer

Melissa Morlock Watts, Cello
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Performer and working toward an AAAS degree in Digital Audio Engineering

William Mosher, Trumpet
Then: Middletown , NY High School
Now: Former Section Leader of the 283rd Army Band and now retired after 20 years with the Middletown Fire Department and 23 years of performing local club dates.

Frank Naccarato, Alto Sax
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Internationally-Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor

Heidi Neumann, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: 5th Grade Teacher

Tammy Neumann, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer with South Shore Symphony (NY)

Dave Ogrin, Alto Sax
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Producer, composer, writer, performer and engineer

Dr. Jeffrey Orell, French Horn
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: M.D. specializing in Medical Oncology and Hematology

Arty Passes, Trombone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer with Kevin Fowler Band (played one of Obama’s inaugural balls) and founder of Sunset Video Productions

Michael Quadrino, Tenor Sax
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Vice President of CIBS Real Estate

Steve Redes, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer

Jason Riesenberger, String Bass
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Banking and Computer Systems

Ellie Sacks, Oboe
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Freelance Writer and Composer

Steve Saunders, Trombone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Miami Symphony Orchestra (Trombone) and Free-Lance Musician

Glenn Schaffer, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS/BHJHS Gene North Music Scholarship Winner
Now: After spending a number of years in the music business playing drums (Rock Genre), became President of Glenn Schaffer & Associates, a sales organization in the Luggage, Leathergoods and Travel Accessories industry.

Elysa Schwab, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired Personnel Specialist

Ian Seiderman, Tenor Sax and Cello
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: International Human Rights Lawyer and cellist with Orchestre Symphonique Genevois

Michael Shapiro, Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Composer, performer and conductor of the Chappaqua (NY) Orchestra

Nick Shmorhun, Trumpet
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Performer and music teacher

Barry Simon, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Award-winning graphics designer and Performer

Eric Sohn, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Financial Services/Product Management Professional

Matthew Stegle, Euphonium/Trombone
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: President, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Frederick, MD; Director, The Trinity Brass, Trinity United Methodist Church , Frederick, MD; Sales Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

George Steinberger, Tuba and Trombone/Stage Crew
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS/After graduation, George's love for stage lighting led him to help out the fledgling Island Lyric Opera Company based in Garden City.
Now: CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Project Designer and Manager

Kate Sullivan, Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Former composer, arranger, teacher and member of the New York City Opera Chorus. Deceased (much too early)

Rich Tancredi, Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer, arranger, engineer and  producer.  Among many others, Rich has worked with Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Mariah Carey, Laura Branigan, Taylor Dayne, TNT and 3rd Party.

Todd Turkisher, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Performer, credited on many albums. Now with David Byrne of the “Talking Heads.”

Bil Van Ness, Drums
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Computer Animation and Performer

Duane Verity, Trumpet
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Retired from Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps

Butch Warnke, Trumpet
Then: Middletown High School
Now: Retired public school music teacher, still performing and teaching privately

Michael Weisinger, Piano
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Sr. Analyst, Keyboard Performer and Songwriter

James Werner, Trombone
Then: Plaza Elementary School
Now: Financial Advisor for UBS Financial Services

Hugh Wunderman, Trombone and Stage Crew
Then: Baldwin Harbor JHS
Now: Founder of Wunderman Productions and also on the Board of Directors of ISES (The International Special Events Society, NY Chapter)

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