Nolan Petote, Clarinet

"Beautiful sound"

Musician Bios

Louise is an active oboe and English horn player throughout Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.  She currently serves as the principal oboist for the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds and Sinfonia at Seton Hill University as well as substitute oboe/English horn for the Westmoreland, Johnstown and Edgewood Symphony Orchestras.  She enjoys performing solo, chamber and small ensemble works and occasionally can be seen playing the alto or tenor saxophone with jazz ensembles in the area.

In addition to performing, Louise is a full-time K-6 general music and chorus teacher at Homer-Center School District in Indiana County.  In the summer time, she can be found at Chatham University's Art and Music DayCamp teaching woodwind lessons, camp band, music theory and jazz history to students from ages 8-14.  She has over 5 years of private lesson instruction and continues to teach woodwind lessons to students of all ages. 

Louise holds a Bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012) and Master of Music in oboe performance degree from The Ohio State University (2014).  Her teachers include Rise' Kostilnik, Dr. Stephanie Caulder and Robert Sorton.

Amanda is a professional Pittsburgh area flutist and private teacher. She has served as principal flute with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, principal flute and second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera, as well as substitute flute/piccolo for the Edgewood, Westmoreland, and Johnstown Symphonies. She also performs in various solo, chamber, and/or larger ensemble roles in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh area. As an educator, she has nearly 10 years of experience in private instruction.  In addition to her many years of experience teaching both instrumental and general music (K-12).   Amanda currently teaches at Seton Hill University in Greensburg Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania,  Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, West Virginia.   An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in master classes for internationally known baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, and Barthold Kuijken.   

In addition, Amanda is also a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.   She strives to incorporate her knowledge of health and fitness into her teaching, especially stressing the importance of proper body alignment, breath, and injury prevention with her students. 

Amanda received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Seton Hill University, and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Duquesne University, where she studied under Damian Bursill-Hall, formerly of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Nolan Petote is a freelance musician and teacher based in Pittsburgh.  He has performed numerous times with the orchestras of Charleston (SC), Albany (NY), South Florida, Wheeling, Westmoreland, and Johnstown and is an active chamber musician with the Bel Suono Ensemble.  Nolan maintains a large private clarinet and saxophone studio at two locations in the Pittsburgh area and through teaching online lessons.  He is also the woodwind coordinator of the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra.

Nolan holds a Masters in Music Performance and Advanced Music Studies Degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors of Music Performance Degree from Duquesne University. To sign up for lessons visit, email, or call 412-427-1294.

Steve is a freelance musician in the western Pennsylvania area. He is a member of the Butler County and Johnstown Symphony Orchestras and has played with many of the other regional symphony orchestras. In addition to his orchestral work, he is an active chamber musician as bassoonist with the Bel Suono Ensemble and WindFluence Woodwind Quintet. Complimenting his performance work, he is a dedicated professional musical instrument repair technician specializing in woodwind and brass instruments. Steve is a graduate of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University.

Louise Vranesevic, Oboe

Amanda Sage, Flute

Steve Ehrin, Bassoon

Bel Suono Ensemble