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Updated news about our wonderful alumni.  A great way to keep in touch with old friends!

What are they up to now?

The brothers Mauskapf, fresh off their county-wide tour, maintain high demand among the fraternity of Klezmer Brass music.  The former heavyweights of the New Paltz Youth Symphony have recently turned down offers to solo with several notable Elementary School ensembles in order to concentrate on their upcoming Klezmer album entitled, “Yeti on a Hot Tin Roof”, due in stores sometime this decade.  Michael, the eldest brother, has been likened to a “young Wynton Marsalis…only white.”  Adam, an Uno playing horn player, emulates the playing of the New York Philharmonic’s Phil Meyer.  He also likes bears.  Michael plans to pursue a graduate degree in musicology, while Adam probably won’t amount to much at all (i.e. a doctor)  The photo provided was taken at the San Diego Zoo, where the brother’s often summer.
   
Andrea Weber is a 22 year old cellist who grew up in Wappingers Falls and has been playing music since age 6. While studying with Susan Seligman throughout high school, Miss Weber won such awards as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic's Virtuoso-in-Progress Competition, the West Point Military Academy Band's Young Artist's Solo Competition, assistant principle of the 2001 All-Eastern Music Festival Sympony Orchestra, and principle of the 2001 Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sympony Orchestra. Miss Weber went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with cellist David Ying of the Ying Quartet. Miss Weber is attending the Ester Boyer College of Music at Temple University, earning her Master's Degree in Music under cellist Jeffrey Solow.