Artist-Faculty

CONDUCTORS | VIOLIN | VIOLA | CELLO | BASS | FLUTE | OBOE | CLARINET | BASSOON | HORN | TRUMPET | TROMBONE | PERCUSSION | PIANO | HARP


CONDUCTORS

Ryan Dudenbostel

Ryan Dudenbostel

Studies: UCLA, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Western Washington University
Professor: Western Washington University

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VIOLIN

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Ron Patterson

Concertmaster: Monte Carlo, Miami, Houston, Denver, St. Louis Symphonies
Studies: Jascha Heifetz, Eudice Shapiro, Manuel Compinsky
Professor: University of Washington

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Grant Donnellan

Grant Donnellan

Studies: Yale University, Oberlin Conservatory – Roland and Almita Vamos
Professor: Western Washington University

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Fritz Gearhart

Fritz Gearhart

Studies: Eastman School of Music – Donald Wallerstein
Clinician: Interlochen Academy, Eastman School, Ithaca College
Professor: University of Oregon

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Hal Grossman

Hal Grossman

Prize Winner: Stulberg International String Competition, Fischoff Competition, Cleveland Quartet Competition
Studies: Eastman School, University of Michigan – Paul Makanowitzky
Professor: University of Louisville, University of Oklahoma

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Leslie Katz

Leslie Katz

Studies: University of Southern California – Eudice Shapiro, Zvi Zeitlin
Member: Los Angeles Opera Orchestra
Suzuki Teacher Training: John Kendall, Michele George, Susan Kempter

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Lauren Roth

Lauren Roth

Studies: University of Washington, Cleveland Institute of Music -Ron Patterson, William Preucil
Concert Master: Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Professor: Assistant Professor of Violin, University of Arizona

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VIOLA

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Roxanna Patterson

Roxanna Patterson

Performances: Houston Symphony, Houston Opera, Houston Ballet
Studies: Shepherd School of Music – Eudice Shapiro, Karen Tuttle
Recordings: Ante Aeternum Records, CRI, Centaur, VOX

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Laura Poper

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Studies: Eastman School of Music – Martha Katz, Jeffrey Irvine,
Lynne Ramsey, Karen Tuttle
Performances: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera,
Rochester Philharmonic, Cleveland Opera orchestras
Associate Dean: Academic Affairs, Oberlin Conservatory

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Eric Kean

Eric Kean

Studies: Cleveland Institute of Music – Mark Jacobs
Performances: Newport, Grand Teton, Britt Music Festivals
Professor: Western Washington University

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CELLO

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Walter Gray

Walter Gray

Studies: Curtis Institute of Music, Tanglewood
Member: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Founding Member: Kronos Quartet

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Studies: UCSB, Mannes College of Music, Hartt College of Music
Principal: Las Vegas Philharmonic
Professor: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Diana Gannett

Studies: Yale University -Eldon Obrecht, Stuart Sankey, Gary Karr
Performances: Guarneri, Emerson, Laurentian String Quartets
Professor: University of Michigan School of Music

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FLUTE

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Jill Felber

Studies: University of Michigan – Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, James Galway
Recordings: Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, Zawa!music.
Professor: University of California Santa Barbara

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Roger Cole

Roger Cole

Principal: Vancouver Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival
Studies: Yale University, Julliard School – Robert Bloom
Professor: University of British Columbia, Vancouver Academy of Music

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CLARINET

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Kenneth Grant

Kenneth Grant

Principal: Rochester Philharmonic
Studies: Eastman School of Music – Stanley Hasty
Professor: Eastman School of Music

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BASSOON

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Francine Peterson

Francine Peterson

Performances: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Studies: San Francisco State, University of Washington
Professor: Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound

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Margaret Tung

Margaret Tung

Performances: Chicago Symphony, Zurich Opera, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Studies: Ohio State University, Shepard School of Music, DePaul University – Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Oto Carrillo
Professor: Assistant Professor of Horn, University of Akron

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TRUMPET

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Roy Poper

Roy Poper

Principal: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera
Professor: Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Recordings: Crystal, Orion, Nonesuch Dorian labels

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TROMBONE / LOW BRASS

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Joseph Rodriguez

Joseph Rodriguez

Studies: The Juilliard School, DePaul University, University of Texas at Arlington
Assistant Principal: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Performances: Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera Orchestra, Zurich Opera

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PERCUSSION

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Gunnar Folsom

Gunnar Folsom

Performances: Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera Orchestra
Studies: Manhattan School of Music – Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton
Founding Member: Pacific Rims Percussion Ensemble

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Matthew Kocmieroski

Principal: Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Performances: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera Orchestra
Founding Member: Pacific Rims Percussion Ensemble

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PIANO

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Jeffrey Gilliam

Jeffrey Gilliam

Studies: Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan
Performances: Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall (Yehudi Menuhin)
Professor: Western Washington University

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Catherine Case

Catherine Case

Studies: Interlochen Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University
Professor: University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University
Principal: 5th Avenue Theatre and Northwest Sinfonietta

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