INSTRUCTORS


John Edward Nuñez
John Edward Nuñez

WOODWINDS

John holds a Master degree in Bassoon Performance from UCLA, Professional Certificate in Bassoon Performance from USC, and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Cal State LA.

Chris Elchico
Chris Elchico

WOODWINDS

Chris received a Masters of Music in both clarinet and saxophone from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles.

Katherine Standefer
Katherine Standefer

WOODWINDS

Katherine received her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance with honors from the University of Michigan. She then earned her Masters Degree in Flute Performance with Jim Walker at the University of Southern California.

Zach Pulse
Zach Pulse

WOODWINDS

Zach holds Master in Music degrees in both Oboe Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan where he studied under Nancy Ambrose King. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL.

Todd Eames
Todd Eames

BRASS

Todd received his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge in trombone performance. He then went on to study with Dr. Terry Cravens at the USC Thornton School of Music, earning both a master’s degree and a graduate certificate in trombone performance.

Anne-Marie Cherry
Anne-Marie Cherry

BRASS

Anne-Marie is currently completing a DMA Horn Performance, from the University of Southern California. She has earned both her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Texas.

Michael Scanza
Michael Scanza

BRASS

Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music. He then earned a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded the Cecil Collins Award for Excellence in Brass Performance.

Sean Lyons
Sean Lyons

STRINGS

Sean received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied viola with Stanley Konopka, Assistant Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Matthew Angel
Matthew Angel

STRINGS

Matthew is an avid performer and instructor of violin throughout the Los Angeles area. He earned his Commercial Musicianship Certificate from Los Angeles City College.

Gabriel DiMarco
Gabriel DiMarco

STRINGS

Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance and Music Composition from The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Wash, D.C. Gabriel also is a graduate of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at USC.

Emily Lenck
Emily Lenck

STRINGS

Emily is a native of Florida, Ms. Lenck earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of South Florida with Carolyn Stuart. Lenck earned a Master of Music, Violin Performance while a graduate teaching assistant to Lina Bahn at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

David Perryman
David Perryman

STRINGS

David earned a Master of Music and a Graduate Certificate in Double Bass Performance from the University of Southern California. Prior to that he earned his Bachelor of Music, Double Bass Performance

Tyler Stell
Tyler Stell

PERCUSSION

Tyler earned both his Master of Music and Graduate Certificate in Instrumental Performance from the University of Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Music Instrumental Performance, Percussion from the Arizona State University.

Yejee Choi
Yejee Choi

CHORAL

Yejee is a doctoral student at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she was instructor of Choral Conducting & USC Oriana Women’s Choir. From South Korea, she studied English Literature at Yonsei University and composition at the Korean National University of Art. Choi received her Master of Music in choral conducting from University of Minnesota.

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