Linden Wu – Flute

10982130_10155325019725354_2569459519628465917_nTaiwanese-American flutist Linden Wu is an established musician and teacher based in the city of Boston. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, he started piano at age four and began flute when he was ten years old. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, studying under Dr. Jonathan Keeble. He went on to receive his master’s degree in music performance from the New England Conservatory, where he received tutelage from Paula Robison and Elizabeth Rowe.

Various awards and honors that he received were 2ndplace in solo competition and 1stplace in the chamber music competition hosted by the Illinois Flute Society, runner-up in the Armstrong Competition, and finalist for the Chicago Flute Club Solo Competition. In addition, he has had previous engagements with the Yellow River Ensemble, Boston Philharmonic, and the Video Game Orchestra of Boston.

In addition to 77 Arts Academy, he also serves as a faculty member of the Natick School District and the Middlesex School.


 Jackie Ostergren- Sr. Flute/Piccolo, Saxophone

ostergren_jackie headshotPrincipal Flute with Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Mexico). Performed for the Opera Company of Boston, Portland Symphony, the Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa (Lisbon, Portugal), and the Spoleto Festival in Italy, U.S. Student of Lois Schaeffer, Robert Stallman and Claude Monteux.

Board of Director member of the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition.

Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, New England Conservatory.

Faculty: Milton Academy, Watertown, and Newton Public Schools.  New School of Music and 77 Arts Academy.





 Robert Pettipaw – Sr.Trumpet

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      B.M. (Boston University); M.M. (NEC);  trumpet studies with Roger Voisin and Armando Ghitalla; conducting with Attilio Poto; former principal trumpet with Portland Maine Symphony; founder and leader of Cantabrigia Brass Quintet; performances with Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera; former adjunct faculty MIT, University of Lowell and Brown University; Former Brass Dept. Co-ordinator, trumpet teacher and chamber music coach at Boston Conservatory.  Brass Chair of NEC Preparatory School.

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Andrew Knight – Sr.Trombone/Low Brass

Andrew Knight has been teaching low brass for nearly 20 years while playing solo, chamber, and orchestral engagements around the country. Andrew continues to perform while maintaining an active studio. His orchestral experience includes performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic de Acapulco, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and various pit orchestras in theaters around the Greater Boston area.

Andrewʼs studies include a Bachelor of Music Performance at Miami University, Ohio under John Seidel, a Master of Music Performance at Southern Methodist University under John Kitzman (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), and Doctoral studies in Brass Pedagogy at Indiana University under Edwin Anderson (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), Scott Hartman (Empire Brass, Proteus 7), and Pete Ellefson (Seattle Symphony Orchestra). While at Indiana University he spent extensive study and performance time in the Jazz department with the legendary jazz educator David Baker.

Andrew began teaching his first student while an undergraduate at Miami University and has continued teaching since then in Texas, Indiana, and Massachusetts. He currently maintains a studio of students from beginner through high school studying trombone, euphonium, and tuba.


Matthew Dykeman – Clarinet

Matt Dykeman headshotMatt Dykeman is a nationally recognized clarinetist on the performing and teaching scene. A native of Annapolis Maryland, he began playing music at the age of 4 as a pianist before adopting the clarinet years later.

Mr. Dykeman has performed frequently as a symphony, band and solo musician, most notably as a soloist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist on National Public Radio’s From The Top. In 2008, he was selected as a Merit Award winner by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, one of five clarinetists in the United States to be honored with distinction. Recent professional opportunities include guest bass clarinetist with the Mid-Atlantic and Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestras. An enthusiast of chamber music literature, Mr. Dykeman was a performer in the 2014 season of the Riversdale Chamber Series as a member of the F11NE Quintet, and was a semi-finalist in the Junior Division of the 2008 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Skittle Alley Trio.

As an instructor, Mr. Dykeman has taught clarinet and piano, both privately and as part of festivals and schools. He was brought on in 2009 as an instructor at the Potomac Wind Academy, and continued as clarinet teacher at Colerain (OH) High School. His musical education began at the Baltimore School for the Arts under the tutelage of David Drosinos, and later at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Jonathan Gunn. Mr. Dykeman is currently an Admissions & Alumni Relations Assistant with National Public Radio’s From The Top.