Dan Arsenault, founder of the Chalumeau Chamber Ensemble, studied at Berklee College of Music in the '70s, where he won the Faculty Association Award for outstanding participation in the association?s concert series. Herb Pomeroy was one of his teachers there. As a woodwind player, Mr. Arsenault has toured with several big bands and shows, including Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra. As a composer/arranger for hire, Mr. Arsenault has written a number of commissioned pieces and jingles. Mr. Arsenault also taught at Berklee, and now performs with community groups on Cape Ann.