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John O Forseen

Born and raised in Minnesota.Went to school at the U of Minnesota,my teachers were Steven Chenette and Charles Shlueter I graduated and went directly into the Army,where I studyed with Chuck Geyer ,Mel Broiles and Carman Caruso.Spent part of my tour in Chicago with the heralded Fifth Army Band.At that time, I was studying with Chuck Geyer. Because,of that I was offered a job with the Chicago Brass Quintet.Had to leave Chicago because of Army. I went to The West Point Band in New York to finish my tour.After the Army I did pick up work in Mpls,which included jobs with The Lake Harriet Symphony, the Minnesota Opera,the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,and Plymouth Congregational Church.Mean while on the other side of music I was working with The Sam Bivens and the New Experience,Stan Hagesacks Big Band,Irv Williams Big Band and Jim Tolcks litle Big Band

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Charlotte, NC

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Have taught and started many national level students.

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60 yrs of musical experience.


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