Adjunct Professor of Tuba
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Claude Kashnig grew up in an artistic family. His mother is an artist in all mediums and his father was a music instructor and tubist. Claude graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1976 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his BM in 1981. After traveling the next two years with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, technical school was the next stop. He attended Minnesota State where he completed course work, apprenticed, and became a Certified Band Instrument Repair Technician in 1984. Upon arriving in Orlando, Mr. Kashnig has pursued every avenue in performance, education, and instrument repair. Currently, he is principal tubist in the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra, and performs in various local ensembles. He is the low brass instructor at Rollins College and carries a long list of private students. By maintaining the instrument repair facilities at three area music stores, it is clear that there is a huge demand in Central Florida for Mr. Kashnig's services.