Jack Wellbaum was the solo piccolo player of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 40 years (1950-1990) and also served as personnel manager of that orchestra. He was the principal flutist with the Cincinnati Summer Opera Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and he was on the faculty of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Presently he is Adjunct Professor of Flute and Piccolo at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Wellbaum studied with Robert Cavally at the College-Conservatory of Music, and he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award there in 1985. His students occupy many positions in orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Mr. Wellbaum is the co-author of Facing the Maestro: A Guide to Orchestral Auditions, published in 1983 by the American Symphony Orchestra League, and he co-authored with Martha Rearick, Orchestra Excerpts for Piccolo with Piano Accompaniment published by Theodore Presser in 1999.