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Monday, February 12, 2018


Auburn - On Thursday, March 29, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at The Village Inn, 165 High Street, Auburn, Jonathan Carsley, will be the featured guest speaker of the L-A Rotary Lunch Club.  Carsley is the music director at Lisbon High School and the director of the grade 4-5 Beginning Band at the Lisbon Community School. Previously he taught general music and chorus at both the Lisbon Community School and the Philip W. Sugg Middle School. He completed his bachelors degree in Music Education with a concentration in Instrumental Music from the University of Southern Maine School of Music. He studied clarinet with Dr. Thomas Parchman, Principal Clarinetist in the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Oboe with Neil Boyer, Principal Oboist in the PSO (retired). While at USM he had the privilege of playing clarinet under the baton of Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Martin and singing in the University Chorale and Chamber Singers with Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Russell. During his undergraduate studies he auditioned for and was excepted into the Intercollegiate Band, and participated in two European Tours with the University Chamber Singers. He also worked guest conductors Anthony Maiello, Eugene Corporon, Jack Stamp, Doreen Rao, and Daniel Pinkham.  He attended the prestigious Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut and earned a masters degree in Music Education with a concentration in Pedagogy and Kodály. In conjunction with his degree program Carsley attended the Hartt Summer Kodály Institution where he received his Kodály Level III Certification. He is greatly indebted to his mentors Dr. John Feierabend, Victoria Lebel, Jeffrey Rhone, Dr. Edward Bolkovac, Dr. T. Clark Saunders, Dr. Dee Hanson, Dr. Kenneth Nott, and Michael Schiano.  Carsley lives in Lewiston with his wife, Dorothy, and daughter Ava. In addition to making music with his students Carsley enjoys working in his garden, cooking for friends and family, and photography. Reservations are not required at the luncheon.  FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 713.7045 or email  Events and other club information are posted at and

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