Garth Anderson (apprentice 3) received his performer's certificate from NIU in spring 2012, and his master’s in trumpet performance in 2011. He earned a bachelor’s of music education degree from DePauw University in 2009. While at NIU, he studied with Professor Mark Ponzo and played principal trumpet for the NIU Philharmonic, was section leader for the NIU Wind Ensemble, and played with the Graduate Brass Quintet. At DePauw, he played jazz as well with the DePauw Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos. He is currently teaching beginning band and general music in the Sycamore public schools. Garth currently performs as a regular member of the Fox Valley Orchestra, the Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble, and has played principal trumpet for the Chicago Bach Ensemble. Garth has also subbed principal trumpet with the DuPage Symphony and is the personnel manager for the Wheaton Municipal Band. He has taught private lessons since 2004.