Instrumental Studio

Overview

Instrumental Studio

Students study music theory, history, and piano. They have the opportunity to engage in solo repertory, chamber music, and AP Music Theory. Students take large ensemble classes and perform on the main stage all four years.

Students may complete internships with cultural organizations and perform in special events.

Our Studio partners with Orchestra One, Julliard, 92Y, Jazz at Lincoln Center, All City Music Programs, and the New York Philharmonic to provide authentic experiences for our students.

We are a NYSSMA Festival Host. All students perform as soloists at the highest levels – regularly earning gold and gold with distinction honors.

Instrumental Spotlight

Fall Concert

Talent Unlimited High School is proud to welcome back life performances and our instrumental studio did a wonderful job with their Fall concert. Our music students presented professional performances, playing repertoire such as Afro Blue, Blues in Hoss Flat, Bist due bei mir, Ave Maria, Lullaby Hoedown, and Invicta.

How did they do it?

Students engage in two to three periods of arts instruction a day and are expected to practice daily for a minimum of 30 minutes after school. The Music Room is open for practicing before and after school and during lunch. Some students even practice in the hall, sweetly serenading their peers.

Our Instructors

Megan Delatour,
Strings

Megan Delatour began playing the viola at the age of eight. As a violist, she has had the opportunity to study with musicians such as Barry Lehr, Jennifer Arnold, Shelly Tramposh, Gregory Williams, Daniel Philips, Kerry Ryan and Brett Deubner. Ms. Delatour has extensive teaching experience including a teaching artist position for the InterSchool Orchestras of America; working with the three highest ensembles she has taken ensembles to perform at Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church as well as collaborate with performing ensembles such as Orchestra of St. Luke and New York Philharmonic.

Peter Holsberg,
Brass, Jazz

Dr. Holsberg has played for Broadway shows in New York and on tour including Cats, Carousel, Crazy for You, and A Chorus Line. He has also performed with the Motown Legends, The Temptations and a host of Salsa Bands. A highlight of his career was playing for two years on cruise ships sailing the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, and South America. He is a lead clinician for Performing Arts Consultants, is principal conductor for the All City Jazz Ensemble, and leads the Jazz Philharmonic for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Dr. Holsberg holds degrees from Duquesne University, Stony Brook University, and Columbia University.

Philip Murphy,
Percussion, Woodwinds

Philip Murphy is a New York City based educator and woodwind artist. He is an award winning drumline instructor for the Fort Lee High School (NJ) Marching Bridgemen, and Associate Conductor of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble. Philip is also an accomplished woodwind performer, playing regularly on bassoon, saxophones, clarinets, and flute in a variety of settings, including on Broadway in Wicked and Bandstand, in the orchestra of the Radio City Spectacular, as Principal Bassoonist in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.

“Without music, life itself would be impossible!”
-Freiderich Nitschze