Mr Strasshofer will be MiPAC’s main tuba teacher this summer.
Eric Strasshofer, from Highland Heights, Ohio, earned his Bachelors in Music Education at Adrian College. His primary instrument is the tuba.
Mr. Strasshofer spent his time at Adrian working in all kinds of ensembles, ranging from concert band, jazz band, marching band, orchestra, choir, and more. He student-taught at Lane Technical Prepatory High School in Chicago, Illinois.
Eric’s most memorable musical experiences include backing up Andrea Bocelli; playing solo tuba in Italy; and playing principal tubist in the Michigan Intercollegiate Honors Band.
Mr. Arnold will serve as MiPAC’s Tuba instructor for weeks 3 and 4. He will also conduct the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band; direct the Brass Ensembles; and quite possibly play electric bass in a Rock Band, Bass Trombone in a Jazz Combo, or the Miter Saw in a Home Improvement Seminar. Seriously! He’s THAT good at all those things!
Jason Arnold hails from Midland, Texas. He earned his Masters in Music Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Mr. Arnold has taught in schools in Texas, New York and Connecticut. He is currently Band Director at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT and Director of the Pep Band at Fairfield University. He is also on faculty at Sacred Heart University.
Jason has a broad range of musical experience ranging from performing in Carnegie Hall to an appearance on ABC’s All My Children.