conducting, music theory and music education.
He served previously as the Assistant Director
of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, touring
internationally in Ireland, Scotland, England, France,
New Zealand and Australia. In addition to teaching
and conducting, Dr. Ciabattari is an active freelance
musician, and has performed with many professional
orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Canton
Symphony, Charleston Symphony and the North
Arkansas Symphony. He currently performs with the
Blossom Festival Band and NEOTUBA, a Cleveland-
based tuba quartet.
Mrs. Rebecca Ciabattari is instructor of trombone
and euphonium at both Lycoming College and
Mansfield University, in addition to serving as
principal trombonist with the Williamsport Symphony
Orchestra. Since 1998, Mrs. Ciabattari has performed
with the 12-member ensemble Burning River Brass,
performing annual concerts in Ohio, and at other
venues across the continental U.S. and in Puerto Rico.
Marc S. Williams, M.D., is a pediatric geneticist and
the director of Geisinger Health System’s Genomic
Medicine Institute. He has played trombone for
almost 50 years, and in numerous brass ensembles,
orchestras and wind ensembles. Since moving to
central Pennsylvania in 2012, he has performed with
the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the Trombone
Consortium of Central Pennsylvania, the Williamsport
City Jazz Orchestra, Spencer and the T-bones and
Seasoned Sounds Big Band. He also substitutes
with two orchestras sponsored by the U.S. National
Institutes of Health. Dr. Williams has been arranging
music for trombone and brass ensembles for nearly 40
years. The Lycoming Brass Ensemble also features two
talented young music students from the college, Ms.
Andrea Burleigh and Mr. Christopher Morgan.
Lycoming College is also delighted to feature
Professor Urie Kline, world music instructor and
percussionist, and Mrs. Fiona Jackson, Professor of
Voice. We are proud of the family of musicians that
comprise the Music Department at Lycoming College
and are excited that our concert will feature them.
Conductor • Dr. Christopher Jackson
Dr. Christopher Jackson is in his third year as the
Director of Choral Activities at Lycoming College
where he conducts the Lycoming College Choir,
Lycoming Chamber Choir and Tour Choir, and teaches
music history, conducting, vocal methods and applied
voice lessons. He is regularly sought for high school
vocal/choral clinics and workshops across the state
of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he was selected to
conduct the Pennsylvania Region Honor Chorus.
At Lycoming College, he co-founded the Lycoming
Baroque Choir and Orchestra, a group focused on
performing masterpieces of the Baroque period, and
consisting of an auditioned chorus of music educators
and singers across all professions and from the ages of
16 to 65.
In addition to teaching, conducting and academic
research, Dr. Jackson is also active as a professional
choral singer and soloist. He will be featured on