Born and raised in Spencerport, Tierney McLean has lived to serve through music since she
began playing trumpet as a child. Awarded the Spencerport Music Association Scholarship upon
her high school graduation in 2011, she moved to Ohio to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in
Trumpet Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the
instruction of Alan Siebert and Philip Collins. There she was awarded numerous merit
scholarships, as well as being named a winner of the International Trumpet Guild Conference
Scholarship Competition in 2013. That summer she won an internship at the Wagon Wheel
Theater in Warsaw, Indiana. She returned for a total of three consecutive summer seasons, and
over one hundred performances of a dozen shows.
She was truly blessed throughout her college career with numerous opportunities, including
winning the position of Third Trumpet of the Symphony of the Lakes in Warsaw, Indiana for the
2014-2015 season. She has taught private students in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and New York,
and worked with several band programs through the years teaching concert band trumpet
sectionals, jazz band brass sectionals, as well as leading a brass quintet. In 2015 she graduated
Magna Cum Laude, and traveled as far as Colorado, before returning home to Spencerport.
Locally, she has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Symphony
Orchestra, Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic, South Seneca Music Festival Orchestra,
Brockport Symphony Orchestra, Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, and the Center Stage Pops
Orchestra. She also does a great deal of teaching: she mentors adult students through Eastman’s
New Horizons program, and directs the Antique Brass ensemble. Outside of teaching and
playing, she maintains an active role in the larger musical community as a board member of the
Greece Performing Arts Society, and is very grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the
musical community of both Roberts and Rochester.