Crystal Brulato

piano, woodwinds

Crystal Brulato is a graduate of West Chester University with a degree in saxophone music performance, and minors in music history and oboe. Crystal has studied saxophone performance and pedagogy with Dr. Greg Riley and oboe with Dr. Henry Grabb. In addition to her college experience, she has expanded her musical performance to include the clarinet with Dr. Stephanie Esposito and piano with Amy Murnane.

Crystal has performed in numerous pit orchestras and orchestras in Philadelphia and surrounding areas including Swarthmore’s Player’s Club and the Upper Darby Summer Stage. She currently performs in a local West Chester jazz band called Big Band Theory.

Crystal’s teaching style encompasses a combination of traditional technical studies such as scales and etudes for a strong foundation, as well as incorporating early music to modern music repertoire. Crystal tailors each lesson to meet the student's individual needs. She keeps music interesting and relevant in the students lives regardless of where their musical adventures may lead them.

 

Katelyn Gallagher

Piano, Voice, Woodwind

Katelyn Gallagher is a Music Education major at West Chester University who has a passion for teaching students and creating music. Her primary instrument is saxophone, which she has been studying since age 9. She enjoys playing in various ensembles at WCU and explores the classical and jazz styles of saxophone performance. Katelyn also enjoys singing in university choir and playing the mellophone in the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band. 

Katelyn is an active member in the college community. She is a performer in several university ensembles and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women. She is also a member of Nafme Collegiate, a college music educators association. Katelyn also enjoys athletics, competing in intermural athletics and participating in charity athletic events. 

Her passion for teaching has blossomed through her various experiences creating music with students of all ages. Katelyn has been working with the Berwick Middle School band for 5 years and the Berwick High School Marching Ensemble for 2 years as a marching and music instructor. She volunteers at WCU with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Choir. She also works as a camp counselor at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. 

Katelyn wants to create a learning experience that sparks creativity and exploration in the art of music. She hopes to create brave spaces where students can express themselves freely through music and improvisation. Her goal is to express her own love of music with all her students through a unique learning experience that allows them to reach goals and create their own love of music.

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Ashley Oros

flute, piano

Ashley Oros is a recent graduate of Temple University- Boyer College of Music where she earned her Bachelor in Music in Flute Performance under Mr. David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute of the Philadephia Orchestra, and Mrs. Prema Kesselman, ex-Principal Flute of the Santiago Philharmonic.

At Temple, Ashley performed with the Symphony Orchestra at the Lincoln Center of New York, as well as with the Opera Orchestra, Composers Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Orchestra and Wind Symphony. She has also performed in master classes with Marina Puccinini, Leone Buyse, Brad Garner, Göran Marcusson, Bonita Boyd, Alexa Still (ZAWA): Jill Felber & Claudia Andersen, Stephen Preston, and Lea Pearson among others. She has performed solos and participated in festivals in the United States, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Ashley teaches privately in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Previously she ran a flute studio at the International School Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. She is an advocate of the Alexander Technique and incorporates it into her lessons; she is working on becoming certified in the near future. She loves learning from her students and watching them grow in a healthy environment.