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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

Urie Kline

Fiona Jackson

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