Born and raised in Spencerport, Tierney McLean has loved music all her life. Eastman Community Music School is near and dear to her heart, as she is a proud alumna. 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.
Tierney is currently on faculty at the Roberts Community Music School, where she teaches private trumpet lessons, as well as being a staff member in the Eastman Community Music School office. Locally, she has performed with the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic, the South Seneca Music Festival Orchestra, and the Center Stage Pops Orchestra. Earlier this year, she was named a board member of the Greece Performing Arts Society, which keeps her active in the larger musical community, when she is not playing and teaching.