Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Super Power: Cody is a plant-based musician and proud of it! Check out his food adventures at @thevegantubist.
Cody teaches general music and brass lessons in the Dallastown Area School District in York, PA. Messersmith is a freelance tubist in and around the state of Pennsylvania, having played with groups such as Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA), Wyoming Area Civic Orchestra (Kingston, PA), Lancaster British Brass Band (Lancaster, PA), Hanover Symphony Orchestra (Hanover, PA), as well as others.
In addition to teaching and performing, Messersmith has interned with brass instrument repair technician, Sam Bolinger of Menchey Music Inc. (Hanover, PA). Cody is an intern and product specialist with Parker Mouthpieces, specializing in marketing and public relations. Messersmith is a performing artist and product specialist for LefreQue: Dutch Original Sound Solution.
Messersmith has worked with some of the world’s best performers and clinicians, including Dr. Aaron Tindall, Samuel Hazo, Brian Balmages, Dr. F. David Romines, Canadian Brass, as well as others. Cody holds a bachelor’s of music in music education and tuba from Marywood University (Scranton, PA). His primary teachers are Michael Parker, F. David Romines, Phillip J. Ioanna, and Joe Mummert.