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Bill Washer

Professor

Moravian College

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Moravian College

1200 Main Street

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

United States

Company Description

Moravian College, in Bethlehem, Pa., is offering a certificate program in arts administration beginning this term. more

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Background Information

Employment History

Jazz Guitar Teacher
Moravian College

Artistic Director
Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania

Faculty Member
Joffrey Ballet School

Jazz Guitarist
Joffrey Ballet School

Assistant Artistic Director
Repertory Dance Theatre

Faculty
DeSales University

Artistic Director
Ballet Theatre Pennslvania

Faculty Member
Joffrey

Education

BFA Program

The New School University

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Faculty members include well-known jazz ...

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Faculty members include well-known jazz musicians James Buckley (jazz history and theory), Tom Hamilton (saxophone and woodwinds), Marko Marcinko (drums and jazz piano), Tony Marino (acoustic and electric bass), Eddie Severn (jazz trumpet and brass) and Bill Washer (jazz guitar).

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Washer has been part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania jazz scene for more than 20 years. He has toured and recorded with such legends as Gato Barbieri, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minelli, Asford and Simpson and Michael Brecker. Bill is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and is a professor at Moravian College and Muhlenberg University.


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Bill Washer

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Some of the other jazz artists Craig has performed with include: Larry Coryell, Vic Juris, Bill Dobbins, Tim Hagans, Brian Lynch, Keith Copland, Bill Watrous, George Young, Gerry and Adam Neiwood, Kim Parker, Bobby Routch, Howared Alden, John Swana, Bob Grauso Big Band, Bill Washer, Howard Roberts, Jeff Hamilton and many others.
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Bill Washer (alt. guitarist) Bill Washer (alt. guitarist), grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he began studying guitar at the age of 13 from Donald Ames.
In High School he led several bands performing at dances and local functions. He spent the summers teaching guitar at Duke Spinner's music store and playing in Father George Wiskerchen's jazz big band at the Eastman School of Music, where he also studied music theory.
After graduation from High School, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston majoring in performance and composition. He also worked in the Boston stage production of "Hair", and on the road with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
In 1973 he moved to New York to play guitar with the Joffrey Ballet Company and began free-lance work recording on record albums, movies, jingles, etc. as well as live performances, both in New York and on the road. In 1982 his first record album on which he composed and arranged all of the selections was released on the Japanese "Arista" label. He has recorded and/or performed with: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Gato Barbieri, Ray Barreto, Teruo Nakamura, Barry Miles, Curtis Fuller, Manu Dubango, Bob Mintzer, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Angie Bofil, Frank Sinatra, Michael Urbaniak, Marlena Shaw, Lenny White, Stanely Clarke, Ivan Lins, and others. He has done numerous Broadway shows including West Side Story, Grease, Bring Back Birdie, Leader of the Pack, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Bloodbrothers, 42nd Street, The Life, Footloose, The Lion King, Avenue Q, and is currently working with Liza Minnelli and singers/songwriters Ashford and Simpson. He is also teaching Jazz Guitar at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


 

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Upon moving to Pennsylvania with her husband, jazz guitarist Bill Washer, and their daughter Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania as Ballet Mistress/Choreographer in 1990. She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994. In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance (her school in Wilkes-Barre, PA). She is a faculty member at The Joffrey Ballet School and is on the faculty of the dance department at Desales University. She recently accepted the position of Assistant Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre, Allentown, PA.


Joffrey Ballet School - World Renowned Ballet Training Center - Summer Faculty

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Upon moving to Pennsylvania with her husband, jazz guitarist Bill Washer, and their daughter Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania as Ballet Mistress/Choreographer in 1990. She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994. In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance (her school in Wilkes-Barre, PA). She is a faculty member at The Joffrey Ballet School and is on the faculty of the dance department at Desales University.


Upon moving to the Poconos with ...

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Upon moving to the Poconos with her husband, jazz quitarist, Bill Washer, and their daughter, Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennslvania as Ballet Mistess/Choreographer in 1990.She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994.In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance with Nana Badrena, a faculty member of The Joffrey Ballet School.She also taught in the BFA Program at The New School University in NYC, in 1999.

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