Chamber Music on the Hill presents The McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents "The McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet" performing favorites from classical to pop music on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.  The concert takes place in (Little) Baker Chapel.

The program will feature works from some of the world’s greatest composers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.  Comprising "The McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet" are Nick Reider and Todd Butler, trumpet; Lynne Griffith, French horn; David Motter, trombone; and Jeff Hiner, tuba.

Nick Reider has been performing and teaching trumpet in the Baltimore/D.C. area for the last 17 years.  He is a graduate of Towson University where he studied jazz and classical trumpet performance, and earned a degree in music education.  Nick provides instruction in classical and jazz styles to students at McDaniel College, Loyola College, and many area schools and leads his own jazz group and classical brass quintet.  Nick’s performing highlights include being a featured soloist in the Westminster Symphony Orchestra, and the Carroll County Jazz Ensemble.  He recently performed at Merriwheather Post Pavilion, the historic Howard Theatre, and has performed with Grammy Award Winners, The Isley Brothers, The B-52's, Toots Hibbert, and Cuba Gooding, Sr.  In 2009, he performed for the Presidential Inaugural Ball, and in 2010 traveled to the Middle East to perform for U.S troops stationed in Qatar.  Nick's work in the studio is also extensive - composing, recording, and performing music for jazz, classical, rock, pop, commercial, reggae/ska, zydeco, gospel, and funk music for several local bands in the Baltimore, D.C., and Annapolis areas.

Originally from Pottstown, PA, Todd Butler migrated to Baltimore to attend Towson University and study Jazz and composition under the legendary Hank Levy.  Todd was thrust into a career as a full-time musician and recording artist during his junior year of college while he earned Bachelor of Science in Trumpet Performance and Master of Music in Jazz Performance degrees from Towson University.  Having established himself as a very active and versatile musician, Todd has performed and recorded as a band leader and side-man with numerous artists and ensembles in many styles of music.

Lynne Griffith currently serves as an adjunct lecturer in Horn at McDaniel College.  A student of Gregory Hustis and William Scharnberg, she has performed extensively in the US and abroad in ensembles as varied as the Singapore Symphony and the One O'clock Lab Band.  She is a frequent performer with Chamber Music on the Hill and a member of the Mistral Winds.

David Motter has been playing the trombone for more than 40 years.  He has taught low brass in the public school system, as well as at McDaniel College and Frostburg State University.  “I love to play and just want to spread that joy to others and turning them into lifetime instrumentalists,” he says.

Jeff Hiner is a music education graduate of Towson University and currently teaches music both in private lessons and in the public school system.  He has experience performing many genres, including jazz, rock and blues.  He has jammed with a host of bands including the Howard Burns Jazz Quartet, Into the Sun, One-Eyed Johnny and the Revelators, Nick Reider Jazz Trio, Big Cam & the Lifters and Tim Jenkins.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and military.  Children and students with valid ID are admitted free.  Concert tickets may be purchased at the door, or online via PayPal; please follow the link at

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Baker Chapel

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