Aaron Hodgson
Trumpet
Aaron Hodgson is one of Canada's most remarkable young trumpeters, praised for his “exquisite musicianship and assured composure” (International Trumpet Guild) and his “outstanding lyrical trumpet playing” (Hartford Courant). A prize-winner in the Ellsworth Smith and OSM Standard Life Competitions, Aaron has been broadcast nationally by CBC Radio 2 and featured as a concerto soloist at Canada's National Arts Centre. His extensive orchestral experience includes performances led by Neeme Jarvi, Sir Neville Marriner and Helmuth Rilling. He can be heard on Naxos and Analekta records as principal trumpet for recordings of Bach's Magnificat, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms.

Committed to expanding the trumpet's capabilities, Aaron is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective. Reveille has presented engaging multimedia performances worldwide and commissioned many new works for trumpet. Aaron holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University, and in 2012 he joined the faculty at Western University.
Luise Heyerhoff
Trumpet
Trumpeter Luise Heyerhoff is an active presence in the music scene throughout Toronto and Ontario. She has had the pleasure of performing with groups such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and Ontario Philharmonic.

Luise attended The Boston Conservatory receiving a Graduate Performance Diploma and a Performance Certificate in Orchestral Studies. She completed a Performance Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers have included Steve Emery, James Gardiner, Andrew McCandless, and Ben Wright.
Micajah Sturgess
French Horn
Micajah Sturgess recently moved to Toronto after holding the position of fourth horn with the Saskatoon Symphony for five seasons. He has also performed with the orchestras of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Thunder Bay, and L’Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal, including performances lead by Robert Spano, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Micajah’s extensive chamber music experience includes performances with the Ritornello Festival in Saskatoon, the Brandon Chamber Players, and while at university was a prizewinner at the 2006 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition in California.

Raised in Calgary, Micajah graduated with a Bachelor of Music from The University of British Columbia. After studying in Vancouver, he moved to Toronto to pursue an Artist Diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School.
Charles Benaroya
Trombone
Charles Benaroya currently holds the position of principal trombone with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Previously, he has held the position of second trombone with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, and has also performed with many of the best professional ensembles in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.

Charles received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and also studied at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include James Box, David Martin, and Gordon Wolfe.

Until 2012, Charles was a member of the music branch of the Canadian Forces Reserves.
Jonathan Rowsell
Tuba
Jonathan Rowsell was born in St. John’s Newfoundland and received his first music lessons from his father David. Jonathan went on to receive a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in tuba performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland where he studied with Dave Reid and Dr. Karen Bulmer. During his time at Memorial, Jonathan served as principal tuba for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, taught as a sessional instructor at the university, and studied composition with Dr. Andrew Staniland. His subsequent compositions have been broadcast on CBC’s Musicraft, recorded by the Canadian Staff Band and German Staff Band, and published in various brass band journals.

In 2011, Jonathan began work on his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto. Since moving to Ontario Jonathan can be heard performing with various ensembles including the Canadian Staff Band, BrassRoots Brass Ensemble, Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Hannaford Street Silver Band, and the Trillium Brass Quintet. Most recently, Jonathan returned to Newfoundland to present the duo show Two-bas along side Dr. Karen Bulmer as part of the Music at Memorial concert series. In addition to performing and composing, Jonathan keeps busy at his home in London Ontario by teaching in his growing private studio.