Debbie Schmidt is the former principal horn of the Mexico City Philharmonic. In the New York area, Ms. Schmidt has made solo appearances with the Hofstra Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Center presents "Principally Poulenc" festival, Bard Festival, Orchestra of the Bronx, Vassar College Chorale, and Long Island Choral Society. With the Modern Brass Quintet Debbie has toured the Northeast, appearing in recital and school concerts reaching thousands of children. In this area, she has appeared in education and outreach programs for the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Midori, Princeton Symphony and New Philharmonic of New Jersey. She has appeared with the Albany Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Bridgeport Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Queens Symphony and Ridgefield Symphony, among others. Ms. Schmidt has students attending major university music programs and accepted to LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. Debbie studied with Dale Clevenger, Julie Landsman, Erik Ralske and Laurie Frink. She attended Peabody Conservatory and graduated from Northwestern University. Ms. Schmidt is on the faculty of the Mount Tabor Summer Band Program where she teaches horn and trumpet.
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