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About Cyril Bodnar, DMA

Cyril Bodnar
Cyril Bodnar, DMA
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 2021; Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 2013; Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Performance, Ithaca College, 2010
Performance Experience: Imperial Brass Band, Principal Soprano Cornet and Eb Soprano Cornet, 2015-2016, 2019; Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, 2016; American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264, 2019 - Present; Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, 2019 - Present
Teaching Experience: Substitute Teacher, Lake Shore, Orchard Park, Hamburg, 2011 - Present; Brass Instructor, OP Music School, Music and Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division - Rutgers University, 2019 - Present; Private Studio, 2011 - Present
Teaching Philosophy: I believe in working smarter, not harder. In finding ways to practice and perform music more efficiently, a person experiences more freedom to enjoy the music making aspect of playing an instrument. A musician with the right mental and physical preparation and training will be able to enjoy music more deeply and with far less stress than traditional, repetitive, and tedious practice and performance methods.

Get to know Cyril Bodnar, DMA

Cyril Bodnar, DMA has been a fervent trumpet player for over 20 years.  He currently holds a Doctorate in Music Performance from Rutgers University - New Brunswick, a Master's Degree in Performance from Rutgers, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Performance from Ithaca College.  Dr. Bodnar has performed as a guest artist and soloist for the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the Cornell University Wind Symphony, Rutgers University Symphony Orchestra, Imperial Brass Band, as well as local organizations such as the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas and the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band.  He has also been a first runner up in the 2021 Charleston International Music Competition and a finalist for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.  Over the years, Dr. Bodnar has studied and performed with multiple influential trumpeters, including Kim Dunnick, Frank Campos, Chris Martin, David Krauss, Matthew Muckey, Kenneth DeCarlo, and Philip and Derek Smith.

Cyril Bodnar, DMA teaches at:
4190 N Buffalo St
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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