It is my pleasure to introduce you to
the outstanding faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music.

Kathy Judd, Director

JuddKATHY JUDD, Executive and Artistic Director (violin): M.M.A., Yale University; B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Wichita State University. Former member, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Idyllwild Trio, Mariposa Piano Trio; concertmaster, Boulder (CO) Bach Festival, Las Vegas Symphony. Lead commercial musician, Las Vegas. Orchestral, chamber music, festival performances throughout the U.S., Europe, and Taiwan. Faculty, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Idyllwild (CA) School of Music and the Arts. Instructor, Elizabethtown College. National and State grants panelist. Executive and Artistic Director, Music at Gretna (PA) chamber music and jazz concert series.


AdcockMICHAEL ADCOCK (piano): D.M.A., M.M., Artist Diploma, Peabody Conservatory; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; studies with Leon Fleisher, Ellen Mack, Julian Martin, Joseph Schwartz; adjunct faculty, Peabody Conservatory; faculty, Musicorda Summer Festival; associate faculty, Sarasota Music Festival. Winner, Lili Boulanger Memorial Prize, first prize, Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, Washington International Piano Competition prize winner, finalist, Concert Artists Guild Competition; soloist with Baltimore and Richmond Symphonies, recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall, La Gesse Festival, France, Phillips Collection, Embassy Series; chamber music at Kennedy Center, Corcoran Gallery. Performances with Denyce Graves, St. Petersburg String Quartet, Ani Kavafian, Jamie Buswell.

Woman's portraitAUDREY ANDRIST (piano): D.M.A., M.M., Juilliard School; B.M. University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada); studies with Herbert Stessin, William Moore. First prize winner, Mozart International Competition, San Antonio International Competition, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions; performances throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Europe, China, and Japan, including Alice Tully Hall in New York, Place des Arts in Montreal, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and in DC, including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Museums; member Stern/Andrist Duo, Strata trio, Verge Ensemble; over a dozen recordings. Faculty, University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Chen HUI-CHUAN CHEN (piano): D.M.A.,M.M., Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University; B.M. National Taiwan Normal University. Adjunct faculty, Peabody Institute. Festival participant: Chigiana Accademia, Siena, Italy, Universität Mozateum, Salzburg. Staff accompanist, Aspen Music Festival. First prize, Wonderlic Piano Competition, Second prize, Music Academy International Competition, Sienna, Italy, Prizewinner, Kaohsiung City Competition, Kawai Competition. Chamber music performances including Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Terrace Theater, the Supreme Court, the Phillip’s Collection, Cosmos Club, Heifetz Festival Faculty Concert Series, Barge Music Festival, NY. Faculty, University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Gowen, Bradford LYDIA FRUMKIN (piano, seminars): Honors Diploma, Leningrad University. Former Professor of Piano, Oberlin Conservatory. Master classes and festivals in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland, Mexico, Russia, and in the US at University of Michigan, University of Toledo, Tulane University, among others. Concert, TV, and radio performances throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and in US cities including New York (Merkin Hall, WMP Concert Hall), Cleveland (Severance Hall), Washington DC (Phillips Gallery, Strathmore Hall, Corcoran Gallery, McCathran Hall), Chicago, Pittsburgh, New Orleans. Has collaborated with internationally-known performers, including members of the St. Petersburg String Quartet and Cleveland Orchestra Quartet.

Chen HELEN XIE GEARY (piano): M.M., B.M, piano performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Artist Diploma, Shanghai Conservatory of Music. First Prize, University of Central Florida Concerto Competition, First Prize, Wednesday Music Club Competition, Orlando, FL. Piano Faculty, Community Music School of Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program; Piano Faculty, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, Connecticut, Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. Instructor, Classroom Piano and Music Theory, Sichuan, China. Accompanist for various soloists and ensembles including recital with Yunan Philharmonic concertmaster, Pinchang Li, Chongqing, China.

Gowen, Maribeth MARIBETH GOWEN (piano):M.M., University of Alabama; B.M. and B.M.E., Emporia State University; post graduate study in chamber music and accompanying with Menahem Pressler and Guarneri Quartet members, solo piano with Nelita True. First prize winner MTNA Collegiate Artist Piano Competition; First Prize Baltimore Chamber Music Award. Solo appearances with Alabama Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Lake Placid Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony and the University of Maryland Orchestra. Summer chamber music festivals include Picolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, Lake Placid Summer Chamber Festival, International Bellapais Music Festival in North Cyprus and the Kredi Arts Festival at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul; other performances include the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Terrace Theater, the Barns at Wolf Trap, Constitution Hall, Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Museums, the Cosmos Club, the German, Austrian, Australian, French, Finnish, and Turkish embassies, Baltimore Museum of Art, the Chautauqua Institute,Chicago Symphony Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Recital Hall, appearances in Ismir, Istanbul and Yucatan, live radio recital in Rotterdam, Holland, soloist on public television's "Debut" series. In addition to numerous chamber music collaborations - Duo piano performances with Bradford Gowen.

Ivanova ANASTASSIA IVANOVA (piano): D.M.A., University of Maryland, M.M., B.M. (with Distinction), Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory; post-graduate studies, Trinity College of Music, London, UK. First prize, International Piano Competition Petar Konjovic, Belgrade and Homer Ulrich Award, U of MD. Performances at Caramoor NY, also in Yugoslavia, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Pushkin State Museum of Art, Teatro Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, Alti Hall, Kyoto, Japan; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Koo JA-HYE KOO (piano): D.M.A University of Maryland (performance, summa cum laude); M.M. Indiana University (performance); B.M. Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (performance with music education minor). Studies with Larissa Dedova, Edward Auer, Lydia Frumkin, Maryen Herrett, and Harriet Bushman. Winner of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship and Rudolph Serkin Award. Faculty at Northern Virginia Community College. Former teaching assistant at University of Maryland and Indiana University. Performances as soloist and collaborator in various venues, including Terrace Theater of The Kennedy Center, in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York. Experienced in teaching students of all ages.

Laufman DIONNE LAUFMAN (piano): B.A., Sarah Lawrence; further studies at Peabody Conservatory; pupil of Leon Fleisher (1966-73), Konrad Wolff and Frank Glazer. Chamber music studies with members of the Fine Arts Quartet, the New York Woodwind Quintet and pianist Frank Glazer. Winner, l975 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Performed throughout U.S., Europe, Canada. East Coast concert venues have included Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, Wolf Trap, Dumbarton Oaks Concert Series, Corcoran Gallery, 13 embassies (pianist in first American chamber group ever to perform in the Russian Embassy and Russian Ambassador's Residence, l992). Former pianist and co-director of Summer Serenades Chamber Music Festival, Strathmore Hall. Repertory member of the Washington Music Ensemble since 1987; participating member of Embassy Series since l995; member of the National Chamber Ensemble since its inaugural season in 2007. Radio and TV broadcasts in U.S. and over Voice of America. Co-founder, Washington Conservatory, with Liova Kaplan, Miron Yampolsky and Diana Young.

SANA LEBEDEV (piano): ~ In Memoriam - WCM Piano Faculty 1989 - 2019 ~ Graduated with honors from Baku State Conservatory in the former Soviet Union. Diploma for outstanding accompaniment in All-Russia vocal and instrumental competitions. Performances with Fidan and Khuraman Kasimov, Cecylia Barczyk. Accompanied young artists at the beginning of their careers, including violinist Hilary Hahn, violinist Ilya Dobrovitsky, violinist Patricia Wnek. Played in numerous masterclasses, including for Mayer Brenner and Georgi Sharoyev. Teaches at Peabody Preparatory School (Baltimore) and accompanies at Goucher College. Performed extensively in Washington-Baltimore area with members of the Baltimore and Alexandria Orchestras and the former Mt. Vernon Orchestra.


Lee JAEWON LEE, Chair, Piano Dept. (piano): Artist Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music; Professional Studies, New England Conservatory; Advanced Studies with Sergei Babayan; M.A. and B.A. in piano performance, Seoul National University. Top Teacher Award for outstanding instruction and leadership from Steinway & Sons; Students won local and international competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall. Chair of Washington Music Teachers Association ConcertoFest; Former Faculty member, Cleveland Music School Settlement; Director/founder of CMSS Piano Camp; Prize winner, William Kurzban Award from Cleveland Institute. Winner of Seoul National University Concerto competition. Concerto performances with Cleveland Philharmonic, Lakeside Symphony, Suburban Symphony Orchestras; Chamber recitals with Cleveland Orchestra members. Solo recitals at Fortnightly Musical Club of Cleveland Concert series, Korean American Association of Greater Cleveland.

Minkstimas EDVINAS MINKSTIMAS (piano): Steinway Artist; D.M.A., M.M., The Juilliard School; Artist Diploma, Paris Conservatory; M.M., B.M., Lithuanian Academy of Music; piano studies with Jerome Lowenthal, Michel Beroff, Joseph Kalichstein, Idil Biret, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sviatoslav Richter. US representative and guest faculty, Lithuanian Academy of Music; guest faculty at UAA, USC, GU, CA music programs, guest faculty at the Washington International Piano Festival, resident artist of Phillips Collection Music Series, Embassy Series festivals in USA, Malaga Clasica festival in Spain. Solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Teatro Echegaray, Teatro Cervantes, Salle Pleyel, Salle Faure, Cite de la Musique, CNSMDP, Kennedy Center, Strathmore, National Gallery of Art, Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow) and others. Winner of eight international piano competitions and recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. Regular broadcasts can be heard on WETA radio (USA), Mezzo classical music TV channel (Europe). Soloist with Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Ecuador, Bolivia Symphony Orchestras, Mozarteum, Mahler Philharmonic, Ile-de-France, New Juilliard Ensemble, Arlington Philharmonic, Fairfax Symphony, Amadeus, St. Christopher Chamber and other orchestras.

Small HASKELL SMALL (piano, music theory, composition): San Francisco Conservatory and B.F.A. Carnegie-Mellon University. Piano studies with Leon Fleisher, William Masselos, Harry Franklin and Jeanne Behrend, composition studies with Roland Leich and Vincent Persichetti. Award winner, Johann Sebastian Bach International Competition. Featured in PBS special, "A Celebration of the Piano." Recorded numerous CDs. Concerts in London, Paris, Berlin, Italy, Vienna, South America, Japan, China, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival. Commissions by Phillips Collection, including Renoir's Feast celebrating 2006 return of Renoir's painting, “Luncheon of the Boating Party. Other commissions from Washington Ballet, Three Rivers Piano Competition, Georgetown Symphony, Paul Hill Chorale. Winner, Marin Ballet Dance Score Competition. Composer-in-Residence, Mt. Vernon Orchestra, 2002-03.

Watson JEFFERY WATSON (piano, music theory, composition, vocal coaching): D.M.A., University of Maryland; M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., DePauw University. Pianist Jeffery Watson has appeared as soloist with the Honduran National Symphony, the Pan American Symphony, the Rosario (Argentina) Chamber Orchestra, The Alexandria Symphony and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra with the Kirov Ballet. Dr. Watson is pianist with the internationally acclaimed tango quintet, QuinTango, including performances with the Wichita Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes (Mexico), as well as at Lincoln Center, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires, the Amalfi Coast Festival, and at the International Tango Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2009 he performed along with soprano Susan Bender in Croatia for the International Conference of the College Music Society and was guest artist at the Fairbanks (Alaska) summer music festival. In March of 2011, he was soloist and clinician at the 3rd International Piano Festival in Lima, Peru. This past season he toured Uruguay and Argentina with QuinTango, conducted Ravel’s opera L’Enfant et les Sortilèges at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and performed with the WCM piano faculty at a TEDMED conference that was simulcast to 80 countries around the world. In June he taught and performed in Dutch Harbor, Alaska under the auspices of the Aleutian Arts Council. Former faculty, George Washington University.

Wilentz WAYNE WILENTZ (jazz piano, pop, R&B, jazz vocal coaching): B.S., Northwestern University. Winner WAMMIE award for Contemporary Jazz CD, received Gold Record for chart-topping album with SKYY. Performed American and Brazilian jazz throughout the DC area since 1989. Numerous recordings as a performer and producer. Former member of and composer for 80's funk band, SKYY. Performed with The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, Carl Garner's Coasters, and Jimmy Horman. Recent recordings of Wayne Wilentz Quartet include original compositions.


MICHAEL ADCOCK (theory): See piano biographies.

MARCEL MAICAN (theory): See brass biographies.

HASKELL SMALL (theory and composition): See piano biographies.

JEFFERY WATSON (theory, composition): See piano biographies.



Brudvig DEBORAH BRUDVIG (cello): M.M., University of Maryland; B.M., Boston University; studies at University of Michigan. Performances with the Washington Concert Opera and Washington Ballet, at the National Cathedral, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Corcoran Gallery, and the Phillips Collection. Recordings with cabaret singers Sally Martin and Beverly Cosham. Frequent member of the pit orchestra at Arena Stage. Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College.

Cho DANIELLE CHO (cello): M.M., New England Conservatory; B.M., University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Fulbright Scholar in Barcelona, Spain. Performs regularly with Washington National Opera, the Palau de Les Arts Orchestra in Valencia, Spain, Sarasota Opera. Performances at Cabrillo Festival, the Spoleto USA “Music in Time” Series, Santa Fe New Music, Atlas Theater, Lucerne Festival Academy, International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Fontfroide (France), Music in May (CA), the Holland Music Sessions, Taos, Sarasota, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), and the New York String Seminar at Carnegie Hall. Collaboration with multimedia artist DJ Spooky; performances at the Freer and Corcoran Galleries, the Metropolitan Museum in NYC with a CD release of the score for the Korean film “Madame Freedom.” Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College.

Cho SONYA CHUNG (violin): M.M., Peabody Conservatory, violin performance; B.A., Harvard College, philosophy, with honors; studies with Violaine Melançon, full scholarship, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, two-year fellowship student. Member, Richmond Symphony. Chamber music performances with members of the Peabody Trio, Brentano, Mendelssohn, and Takács Quartets. Opera and orchestral performances under the direction of James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Roger Norrington, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Recent notable tours include Carnegie Hall in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, and Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Cluggish JENNIFER CLUGGISH (Suzuki violin, coordinator, WCM Suzuki Academy): M.M., violin performance, Miami University, Oxford; B.M., Music Education, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Co-director, Cincinnati Suzuki School, Wyoming Fine Arts Center and CCM Prep, Adjunct Violin Faculty, Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, Substitute Orchestra Teacher, The New School Montessori Cincinnati Ohio, Judge, American String Teachers Association Certificate Achievement Program, Violin Faculty, Touchstone String Outreach Project.

Jang KEVIN JANG (violin): D.M.A., Catholic University; M.M., B.M., Peabody Institute. Concertmaster, Peabody Symphony, Catholic University Symphony. J.C. Hulstyen Award for excellence in violin, Peabody Institute. Guest concertmaster, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Artist-in-Residence concert, Strathmore Mansion, Soloist, Cascade Festival Orchestra, Catholic University Symphony and Aspen Mozart Orchestra. Member, Aspen Festival Orchestra and Chamber Symphony. Joseph Gingold Award for excellence in chamber music, Kent/Blossom Festival.

Judd KATHY JUDD (violin): M.M.A., Yale University; B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Wichita State University. Former member, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Idyllwild Trio, Mariposa Piano Trio; concertmaster, Boulder (CO) Bach Festival, Las Vegas Symphony. Lead commercial musician, Las Vegas. Orchestral, chamber music, festival performances throughout the U.S., Europe, and Taiwan. Faculty, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Idyllwild (CA) School of Music and the Arts. Instructor, Elizabethtown College. National and State grants panelist. Executive and Artistic Director, Music at Gretna (PA) chamber music and jazz concert series.

Ohlson GEORGE OHLSON (viola, violin): B.A., Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). Member, National Gallery Orchestra, Washington Chamber Symphony and American Chamber Orchestra. Member, Belmont String Quartet. Lecture/demonstrations at Washington-area schools. Violist at Grand Teton Music Festival.

Owen DREW OWEN (cello): M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; B.M., College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati; Aspen Music Festival, Fellowship student. Instructor, Howard, Tulane Universities. Former member, New Orleans Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Performs with the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and Washington National Opera; has toured Japan with the Washington National Opera, and China and Korea with the National Symphony.

Pawel MAYUMI PAWEL (violin): M.M.; B.M., Ueno-Gakuen College, Tokyo; studied with Toshiya Eto; M.M., University of Wyoming; studies at Eastman School of Music with Sylvia Rosenberg. Former faculty member, Ueno-Gakuen College. Solo and chamber concerts in Japan and U.S. Performance for Royal Family at Emperor's Palace and Japanese Embassy, Washington. Former member, Cezanne Trio. Principal second violin, National Philharmonic, and member, Washington Ballet Orchestra.

Werner TOBIAS WERNER (chamber music, cello): M.M., Musikhochschule Freiburg in Germany, and B.M., Boston University. Music Director, The Chamber Music Conference of the East, Artistic Director, Pressenda Chamber Players, Arts for the Aging (AFTA) teaching artist. Formerly cellist in residence and co-artistic director, Garth Newel Music Center. Performances at the Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival, Villa Musica Mainz, San Diego Chamber Music Workshop, Vail Valley Bravo! Colorado Music Festival, Maui Classical Music Festival, in venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Strathmore Hall, the Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Bargemusic. Soloist with orchestras in the US, France, Germany and Romania. Recorded on ECM, Darbringhaus & Grimm, Bayer Records, and Orfeo labels. Former faculty, Georgetown University.


Butler JOHN BUTLER (classical, jazz, rock, pop and Suzuki guitar): B.M. (magna cum laude), guitar performance, Howard University. Faculty member of Charles County Community College and Prince Georges Community College. Performed at the Kennedy Center, Austrian Embassy and Smithsonian Institute. Orchestra guitarist for musicals such as "Annie" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Man's portrait MIKE KLIGERMAN (folk guitar, folk guitar classes): B.A., Fine Arts and Music, (Renaissance Music/Javanese/Gamelan/Sculpture/Painting) Goddard College, Instituto de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF. Taught folk guitar at Glen Echo Park for over 30 years. Performer/ teacher in Washington, DC Area. Musical perspective informed by work as active visual artist. Instructor of sculpture, Trinity College. Performs on violin, viola, bass, and accordion. Former member of Nairobi (Kenya) Opera Orchestra, faculty, Kenya Conservatoire of Music. Principal viola, Montgomery Philharmonic. Member, Hancock Waltz Kings and Peasant Ridge Gospel Quartet & Mike.

Manley DAVE MANLEY (jazz, pop, rock, classical, country, fingerstyle): Toured and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Music Soul Child, Jeff Bradshaw, Carrol Riddick, Raheem Devahgn, Chiwoniso Maraire, Kindred The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle. Performed in Dave Chappelle's "Block Party" movie, featured in Jill Scott's "Live in Paris" DVD. Performed on "Ellen" "The View", "The Tonight Schow" "Jimmy Kimmel" "The Tavis Smiley Show", "The Today Show". Faculty (guitar, music theory, jazz improvisation, and jazz ensemble) at Eastern University, PA.

Novosel STEVE NOVOSEL (acoustic bass, electric bass): Performed and recorded with Andrew White, Roland Kirk, Stanley Cowell, David “Fathead” Newman and Eddie Harris. Performed with other jazz greats including Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Harry “Sweets” Edison, James Moody, Archie Shepp and Blue Mitchell. Accompanied many singers including Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, Donny Hathaway, Anita O’Day, Roberta Flack, Betty Carter. Performed on Verve recording releases of singer Shirley Horn. Tours with Red Norvo, Tal Farlow, Al Grey and David “Fathead” Newman. Over 60 recordings. Faculty, University of the District of Columbia.


Suess, Jennifer JENNIFER SUESS (voice): M.M. (voice/opera performance) University of Maryland; B.M. (opera performance), Boston Conservatory of Music, summa cum laud; A.A. (music, vocal performance) Montgomery College, MD, Rockville Campus. Certification, Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method (SVM), Levels I, II & III, Shenandoah University. Post-Certification Coursework, SVM (The Body Sings: Deepening the SVW Experience, Classical Voice Studio, Evaluation & Treatment of the Injured Singing Voice: Tools for Every Singing Teacher), Shenandoah University. American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria. Former voice faculty member at LevineMusic and vocal coach for ACT II's musical theater productions. Soloist at First Church of Christ Scientist in Chevy Chase, MD.



Dokken, Jeffrey JEFFREY DOKKEN (conductor, Encore Rocks): BM, University of Redlands; Secondary Teaching Credential in Music, California Lutheran University. Associate Artistic Director & Conductor, Encore Rocks, Encore Creativity for Older Adults Conductor; Conductor, Washington Conservatory of Music Encore Rocks. Conductor, Alexandria Encore Chorale. Music Director, Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia. Conductor, composer, musician. Performances Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Teatro Sanchez Aguilar, The Pedro Calmon Theater, Giovanni Battista Martini Hall, Teatro Centro Civico Eloy Alfaro, Pumapungo Theater, and Teatro Bolivar. International adjudicator, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, Ecuador. Conducted at the White House, Washington D.C. in "Holidays at the White House."

Kelly, Jeanne JEANNE KELLY (Encore Chorale): M.M., Peabody, voice performance; B.M. Univ. Of Findlay, voice performance, piano; Founder and Executive and Artistic Director, Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Conductor, Washington Conservatory of Music, Encore Chorale. Vocal performer, teacher, conductor and music administrator.



Hill CHERYL HILL (clarinet): M.M., State University of New York (Stony Brook); B.M., New England Conservatory of Music. Taught in Concord (Mass.) public schools, Rye Country Day School in New York and Moravian College in Pennsylvania. Past member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra New England and the Quartet of Montage. Participated in Marlboro Music Festival. Member of National Chamber Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra.

Lonkevich DAVID LONKEVICH (flute): B.M., Manhattan School of Music. Studied with Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Michael Parloff, and Ransom Wilson. Teaches at George Washington University. Performed with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; principal flute, National Theater Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera. Performs regularly with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Recitals at Austrian Embassy, French Embassy as part of the "Embassy Series," and Anderson House Museum.

Nanzetta VIRGINIA NANZETTA (flute): M.M., University of Illinois; B.M., Converse College School of Music. Studied with Charles DeLaney, Samuel Baron, Maurice Sharpe, workshops With Robert Dick, Carol Wincenc, Trevor Wye. Taught at University of Illinois, Stockton State College, St. Mary's College, Tidewater Music Festival, Illini Summer Youth Music. Member, Kapelle Woodwind Trio, Nanzetta Trio, Granby Trio. Nominated, first round Grammy Awards for two recordings with American Camerata for New Music. Collaborated with composers Haskell Small, Alec Wilder, John Stephens, Russell Woollen.

Nau MARTY NAU (saxophone): Former lead alto sax, Navy Commodores. Member, Capitol Quartet. Performed with Tommy Dorsey and Dorsey Brothers orchestras, "Blues Alley Big Band," Bill Potts Big Band, Guy Lombardo, National Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Baltimore Symphony with musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Daniels, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, Maureen McGovern. Lead alto, Great American Music Ensemble. Selmer jazz clinician.

Tsai EMILY TSAI (oboe): M.M. oboe performance , University of Maryland; B.M.,oboe performance; Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester, B.S. , Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester, Principal oboe, Moritzburg Festival (Mortizburg, Germany, Soloist with the Washington Asian Philharmonic Orchestra and with oboist Mark Hill and the Alba Festival Orchestra in Alba, Italy. Performed in orchestras including Amadeus, National Philharmonic, Arlington Orchestra, Alexandria. Member of WindSync wind quintet - Gold Medalist in the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition.


Barrick CHRIS BARRICK (drums, percussion): M.M. (Percussion Performance) Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, B.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Taught jazz percussion and world music at Northern Kentucky University and percussion, jazz improvisation and music theory at Cincinnati Christian University. As jazz vibraphonist and drummer performed and recorded with Mike Darrah, Michael Sharfe, Rusty Burge, Marc Wolfley, Brad Myers, Dan Dorff, John Von Ohlen, Brent Gallaher, Brian Hogg, Dan Karlsberg and Tom Buckley. Performed as a timbalero with salsa and Latin jazz ensembles such as Tropciso, Clave Son and Mambo Diablo and as a drummer with the Cincinnati Frequency Band. As a classical percussionist performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Lexington Philharmonic, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, Cincinnati Ballet New Works Series, Richmond (IN) Symhpony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.

McDonald DAVID MCDONALD (drums, percussion): B.M. (cum laude) DePaul University; studies at New England Conservatory, Catholic University of America. Drummer, Airmen of Note the US Air Force premier jazz ensemble. Taught drums and percussion in greater Chicago area. Performed with ensembles including the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Rob Parton’s Jazz Tech Orchestra and a national Off-Broadway tour of “Crazy for You”. Former member, New World Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, Concertante de Chicago and Fulcrum Point New Music Project.


Amy Horn AMY HORN (French horn): DMA, University of Maryland; MM, The Catholic University of America; BA, Bowling Green State University. Studies with Herbert Spencer, Ted Thayer, Greg Miller, and Martin Hackleman. Finalist American Horn Competition (1994, 1989). Frequent soloist in Washington, DC area; performer of Gilbert Vinter’s Hunter’s Moon in southern United States. Soloist and clinician in Ohio, New Mexico, Georgia, and New York. Member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band (29 years), Washington Symphonic Brass. Principal horn, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra & American Pops Orchestra. Performances with most Washington area symphony orchestras and choirs, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (PA), Richmond Symphony (VA). Adjunct applied faculty, George Mason University. Adjudicator at school music competitions and auditions.

Maican MARCEL MAICAN (trombone, jazz ensemble, music theory): Ph.D., M.M., (trombone), M.M., (conducting), Ciprian Porumbescu College of Music, Bucharest. First prize, National Competition for Brass and Wind Instruments. Principal trombonist, National Symphony of Romania. Performed in Europe, Kuwait and Asia as a conductor and soloist with "The Romantics." String Orchestra. Conductor and Director of Jazz, St. Anselm's Abbey School. Chairman of Composition for Washington Music Teachers Association.

Pirotte PETER PIROTTE (trumpet): M.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City; B.M. University of Michigan; Performer Certificate, Lynn University Conservatory. Member, United States Navy Band. Former member of award-winning Fountain City Brass Band, including performances and recording in the U.K. Performed as extra with the Detroit Symphony. As free-lance performer and active private teacher in Houston, TX performed with Texas Brass, Musiqa, and many other ensembles. Performed under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Valery Gergiev, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, JoAnn Falletta, and many others. Studies with Bill Campbell, Keith Benjamin, Marc Reese, Tom Booth, Marie Speziale, Chuck Berginc, and Tim Stewart.


Wood A. SCOTT WOOD (conducting): M.M., B.S., University of Illinois. Music Director: Arlington Philharmonic, Amadeus Orchestra, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, National Cathedral School Orchestra. Guest Conductor: Washington Symphonic Brass, McLean Orchestra, American Guild of Organists, Philadelphia Orchestra Society (PA), Rutgers Sinfonia (NJ), Brevard Philharmonic (NC), Signature Theatre, Trujillo Symphony (Peru), Vienna Choral Society, Kennedy Center Messiah Singalong, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. Educational Conducting: American University Orchestra, American Youth Philharmonic, DC Youth Orchestra, Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony's Serage Award for Music Education.


Zivkovic JOVAN ZIVKOVIC (orchestra): D.M.A., M.M., Louisiana State University; B.M, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia; Assistant Conductor, Belgrade Philharmonic, Louisiana Sinfonietta, LSU Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra; Music Director, Pascan Youth Philharmonic ; Artistic Director, Kids Orchestra, LSU; guest conductor, Symphony Orchestra of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, , Opera of Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and Madlenianum Opera and Theatre, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Kappu Bandi, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm Symphony Orchestra.



Man's portrait KEITH CARR (Celtic Bouzouki): M.A. University of Oregon; B.A. State University of New York at Albany. Plays the bouzouki, ten-string Irish cittern, tenor banjo, and mandolin. Veteran performing guitarist, classical training in trumpet and piano. Teaches bouzouki, banjo, mandolin. Performs with ensembles including the duo Tir na nÓg and with Tina Eck in the duo Lilt.

Woman's portrait TINA ECK (Irish flute): TTCT Teaching Diploma, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Dublin). Performances on Irish concert flute and Irish tinwhistle. Over 15 years experience playing at sessions, festivals, dances, and concerts. Frequent traveler to Ireland, where she studied technique and repertoire. Regularly performs at the Irish embassy, the Folk Festivals in Glen Echo and Takoma Park, and the Potomac Celtic festival. Assisted with classes at the Augusta Irish Week in Elkins, WV. Performs with ensembles including the bands Rambling House and Cuil Mor, and with Keith Carr in the duo Lilt.

Man's portrait MITCH FANNING (Irish Fiddle): B.M., Violin Performance, Catholic University; traditional Irish fiddle studies with Brendan Mulvihill; violin/fiddle teacher for over 10 years; performs in local Irish festivals, ceilis, sessions; founding director Bog Band and CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week.

Man's portrait MIKE KLIGERMAN (folk guitar, folk guitar classes): B.A., Fine Arts and Music, (Renaissance Music/Javanese/Gamelan/Sculpture/Painting) Goddard College, Instituto de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF. Taught folk guitar at Glen Echo Park for over 30 years. Performer/ teacher in Washington, DC Area. Musical perspective informed by work as active visual artist. Instructor of sculpture, Trinity College. Performs on violin, viola, bass, and accordion. Former member of Nairobi (Kenya) Opera Orchestra, faculty, Kenya Conservatoire of Music. Principal viola, Montgomery Philharmonic. Member, Hancock Waltz Kings and Peasant Ridge Gospel Quartet & Mike.

Man's portrait JESSE WINCH (Irish bodhran): Founding member of the internationally acclaimed band Celtic Thunder; discography includes Celtic Thunder, The Light of Other Days, and Hard New York Days. Known for his mastery of the bodhran and his ceili band drumming. Introduced to Irish music by his parents, Irish immigrants who came to the US in the 1920s. Has taught bodhran in the Washington, DC area since the early 1980s.


Bright SARAH BRIGHT (early childhood music): B.A. (music performance, French horn) St. Mary's College of Maryland; B.A. (English) University of Maryland. Advanced studies, Texas A & M, Southern Methodist University, George Mason University. Certified to Level IV in Orff Schulwerk. Faculty, Key School. Teacher trainer, Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies (Silver Spring, MD). Teacher trainer, music in early childhood, George Mason University. Presenter at national conferences including National Association for the Education of Young Children and American Orff Schulwerk Association.

Cluggish JENNIFER CLUGGISH (Suzuki violin, co-coordinator, WCM Suzuki Academy): M.M., violin performance, Miami University, Oxford; B.M., Music Education, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Co-director, Cincinnati Suzuki School, Wyoming Fine Arts Center and CCM Prep, Adjunct Violin Faculty, Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, Substitute Orchestra Teacher, The New School Montessori Cincinnati Ohio, Judge, American String Teachers Association Certificate Achievement Program, Violin Faculty, Touchstone String Outreach Project.

Patricia Hurley-Carpenter PATRICIA HURLEY-CARPENTER (early childhood music): B.M. (Musical Theater) The Catholic University of America; Teacher, Kids Therapy Works, Inc., “Over the Rainbow Camp for children with sensory integration problems; Substitute Teacher, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, professional theater experience in New York and regionally, Olney Theater, Imagination Stage, Source Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre, DC.

Meghan O'Connell MEGHAN TOUEY O’CONNELL (early childhood music): B.M. (Musical Theater) The Catholic University of America; Early Childhood Music Instructor, Brooklyn, NY and New York City; Musical choreographer, City of Hope Orphanage and Day School, Lusaka, Zambia; instructor, Sitar Music Center; professional theater experience at Kennedy Center, Fords, Signature, Roundhouse and Studio Theaters. Member, Actors Equity Association.

Sunshine DAVID SUNSHINE (early childhood music): B.A. Trenton State College. Advanced studies, George Mason University. Certified to Level IV in Orff Schulwerk. Former co-head of music department, private lesson manager, faculty, Orff Schulwerk workshop instructor, Key School. Former faculty, Fairfax County Public Schools and Long Beach Unified School District. More than 30 years of experience teaching guitar, strings, wind, jazz, and general music.



JOHN BUTLER: See guitar biographies.

DAVID MCDONALD: See percussion biographies.

MARTY NAU: See woodwinds biographies.

STEVE NOVOSEL: See guitar and bass biographies.

WAYNE WILENTZ: See piano biographies.


KATHY JUDD (Executive and Artistic Director): See above.

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