Michael received his B.Mus. from Berklee in Music Education and his M.Mus. from the University of Miami in Composition before spending ten years as studio musician in New York City. Michael spent seven years in the D’Addario marketing department and ten years at Yamaha in educational marketing before co-founding DANSR in 2004. Michael continues to enjoy writing music and bicycle riding… although not at the same time.
Executive Vice President and CFO
Greg received a Bachelor's degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Missouri. He spent 16 years in the banking industry working his way from collector to commercial loan officer before joining BGE in 1997 and DANSR in 2004. He is an avid golfer and lifelong Missouri Tiger fan!
Executive Vice President
Executive VP of Sales and Marketing
Gary joined DANSR in 2011 after a long career with Yamaha Corporation of America. He is an active clarinet player (Black Diamond Ebonite/M|O Ligature/V21 Reeds) and is in charge of sales and marketing. His duties include overseeing the sales department, introduction of new products, setting sales goals, forecasting inventory, and visiting our accounts.
Stephanie has been with DANSR since January of 2012. Prior to her arrival here she worked with Human Kinetics, Inc., a sports publishing company located in Champaign, IL for eight years. Stephanie is very passionate about Customer Service and making sure that everyone has the best overall experience when working with DANSR, Inc. Outside of work, Stephanie is busy with two very active boys and enjoying their many sporting events.
Director of Marketing
Michael Fenoglio has been with DANSR for seven years in a variety of roles including Product Specialist, Vandoren Brand Manager, and currently Director of Marketing where he manages all marketing endeavors for DANSR.
Prior to DANSR, Michael worked as a freelance musician and educator, performing throughout the Midwest and abroad. Michael holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from University of Illinois where he studied and taught under professors Chip McNeill and Debra Richtmeyer. He continues to perform and teach throughout the region.
Outside of music Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, cooking, and hassling all of the Cardinal fans at the office. Go Cubs!
Digital Marketing Specialist
Jamal Brown joined DANSR in 2022 after finishing his MM in saxophone performance at the University of Illinois. As Digital Marketing Specialist, Jamal creates content for @VandorenUSA on our social media platforms as well as our WAVE email newsletter. Outside of work, Jamal loves teaching saxophone lessons and being a content creator for his personal social media pages.
Rebecca received her B.M. in Clarinet Performance and Music Business from the Crane School of Music. She creates content for our social media platforms @VandorenUSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, in addition to print publications. She has a passion for playing bass clarinet, searching for new ways to brew coffee, cooking food from different cultures, and living out her dream to globe-trek.
Salvador Perez Lopez
Marketing and Artist Relations Specialist
Salvador Perez Lopez joined the DANSR team in late 2023 as their Marketing and Artist Relations Specialist. His main role is retaining the Vandoren Artist-Clinician Program to its full potential. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Perez Lopez is a zillennial who grew up in rural northern Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University South Bend and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University Bloomington. From 2015-2018 he held the chair of Acting Principal Clarinet for the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with world-renowned clarinetists at summer festivals such as the Buffet Clarinet Academy and the Rocky Ridge Music Center.
In 2018, he was a featured soloist and band member on the album, “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom.” This album won three 2019 GRAMMY® awards in the categories of Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, and Best Improvised Solo. From 2020 through mid-late 2023, he was the Producer and Streaming Host for Classical Music Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Outside of music, you can find Salvador spending time with his wife and their miniature labradoodle. He loves film scores, video games, trying new foods, traveling, meeting new people, and learning about new subjects through the lens of TikTok.
Vandoren Product Specialist and Artist Relations Manager, New York Musician's Advisory Studio
David Gould has been guest clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de France, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, and the New Jersey Symphony. He is bass clarinetist with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra in NYC and has played under the batons of James Conlon, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gerard Schwartz and Leonard Slatkin.
He completed undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School and was a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France. Gould won 1st prizes in clarinet performance at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles.
Vandoren Product Specialist and West Coast Artist Relations, Vandoren Musician's Advisory Studio, Los Angeles
Originally from France, Sylvain Carton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Los Angeles. An accomplished saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, and guitarist, Sylvain has performed with Beats Antique, Aly and AJ, Lord Huron, John Vanderslice, Eddie Mitchell, The Japonize Elephants, The Mitch Marcus Quintet, Jessica Fichot, We Are the West, and Carolyna Picknick. As a composer he has placed music in feature films, national television and radio commercials, television shows, and independent releases. Sylvain manages the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in Los Angeles where he works with woodwind players of all kinds to help them find their perfect setup.
Vandoren Product Specialist and Artist Advisor, Vandoren Musician's Advisory Studio, New York City
Andrew Hadro is a professional musician, composer, and bandleader in Brooklyn, New York. Hadro’s primary instrument is baritone saxophone, though he also performs on bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, and flute, and is one of the only working musicians in New York City to play the bass saxophone.
Recently, Hadro has been presenting compositions by current living composers through his ongoing project "For Us, The Living," An effort to honor tradition through innovation. Hadro has performed and recorded two albums for this series, with the most recent released in April 2018.
After 15 years in NYC, Hadro can be heard through an expanding discography and frequent live performances. He has played with and led ensembles large and small, featuring historical and modern styles, as well as through-composed and fully improvised music.
Born abroad in Mexico to American parents, Hadro spent most of his childhood in the Chicago area before moving to New York City to study at the New School for Jazz. In addition to working as a performer, Andrew Hadro is a product specialist for Vandoren, advising fellow musicians on equipment including reeds and mouthpieces. As curator of JazzBariSax.com Hadro provides resources and news to baritone saxophonists all over the world. During summers Hadro serves as a director and faculty member for the Litchfield Jazz Camp in Connecticut.
Artist Advisor - Vandoren Musician's Advisory Studio, Los Angeles
Linda Szeto started playing the clarinet at age 8. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in 2015 and her master’s degree from CSU Long Beach in 2018. Linda is currently a student of Boris Allakhverdyan and has also studied with Helen Goode, Robert Zelickman, John Koljonen.
Szeto is a Hong Kong native and appeared as a soloist with the Hong Kong Festival Youth Wind Orchestra in 2009. More recently, she soloed with the UCSD Wind Ensemble in 2016, participated in the Miami Music Festival in 2018, and performed in masterclasses for artists such as Michele Zukovsky, Håkan Rosengren, and Margaret Thornhill.She currently works at the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in Los Angeles as a studio assistant, teaches at Crescenta Valley High School in Glendale, freelances in the Los Angeles area, and plays soprano and bass clarinet in the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir.
Studio Advisor - Vandoren Musician's Advisory Studio, Chicago
Michael Tran is a freelance clarinetist in the Chicago area. Before Chicago, he was a private lessons teacher and performer in central Florida. He is currently doing his M.M. at DePaul University, studying with Julie DeRoche and Stephen Williamson.
Studio Assistant - Vandoren Musician's Advisory Studio, Chicago
Richard Brasseale is a classical saxophonist and teacher in the Chicago area. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Music at DePaul University with Jeremy Ruthrauff. He has played with numerous Chicago based ensembles, such as Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Camerata Chicago, Lakeview Orchestra, and Chicago Symphonic Winds.
Shelly received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Accounting from the University of Illinois. She worked as an Accountant for a private tax accounting firm in Champaign for 16 years before joining DANSR in 2007. Shelly enjoys attending her son’s sporting events, spending time with family and serving the community through various faith-based organizations.
Accounts Receivable Manager & IT Manager
Katie is the Accounts Receivable Manager at DANSR. After earning a Bachelors in Accounting and Business, Katie worked as a Financial Analyst for a health insurance company and an oil company in Houston, Texas. Katie has two children and enjoys spending her time outside of work at her kids' numerous sporting events, reading, and pursuing photography.
Accounts Payable Manager
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New York City Studio
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