June 18-24, 2017


FACULTY

NOTE: This information is from the 2015 program. It is subject to change for 2016.

Armand AmbrosiniArmand Ambrosini, clarinet, appears as recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, and lecturer throughout the United States. He is on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma and holds a BFA and an MFA from the California Institute of Arts, an M.M. from Yale University, and a DMA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is co-principal clarinetist with Enid Symphony Orchestra, and bass clarinetist with the Lawton Philharmonic. In 2001, he published a book and CD entitled Ned Romen's song Cycle Ariel: A Musician Dramatization of Five Poems by Sylvia Plath. Dr. Ambrosini has been the recipient of many honors and awards including Who's Who in American Education, the IBC, Cambridge, England Leading Educators of the World, and the University of Oklahoma foundation Excellence in Teaching Award.


Terrie BauneTerrie Baune, violin, is the concertmaster of the Eureka Symphony and the North State Symphony and co-concertmaster of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. She is also a member of Earplay, a new-music chamber ensemble in San Francisco. She is the associate director of the Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop. Her professional credits include membership in the National Symphony of Washington D.C., Auckland Philharmonia of New Zealand, Empyrean Ensemble and Gabrielli Trio, as well as concertmaster positions with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Santa Cruz County Symphony. For over 20 years she was concertmaster of the Women's Philharmonic, with whom she premiered hundreds of works and recorded the Maddalena Lombardini Violin Concerto #5. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music.


Laura SnodgrassLisa Byrnes flute, has been associate principal flute with the Utah Symphony since 2000 and played principal flute in 2011-12 season. Ms. Byrnes studied flute at the Eastman School of Music and graduated with degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Prior to playing with the Utah Symphony, Ms. Byrnes played with the New World Symphony. She also played principal flute with the San Francisco Opera's Western Opera Theatre, as well as the Sarasota Opera Company. Ms. Byrnes completed tours to Japan, South America, and Europe with several orchestras, and she travelled extensively with tours of West Side Story and My Fair Lady. Ms. Byrnes currently serves on the faculty of the University of Utah and also served at Brigham Young University. She has enjoyed an active chamber music life performing with several groups at the University of Utah.


Carol JacobsonCarol Jacobson, cello, earned her bachelor's degree at Humboldt State University, with further studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Royal Danish Conservatory, and the Netherlands Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Ms. Jacobson was a member of the Netherlands National Ballet Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Radio Symphony, the Oslo Opera Orchestra, the Netherlands Strijker Ensembler, and the North Coast Chamber Players. Ms. Jacobson currently conducts the Eureka Symphony, and is principal cellist in the North State Symphony.


Sharon KusterSharon Kuster, bassoon, has been the principal bassoonist of the San Antonio Symphony for over 30 years. She obtained her bachelor's degree in music from the University of California where she studied with the late Norman Herzberg. Prior to joining the SA Symphony, Sharon was with La Orquesta Sinfonica de Veracruz in Mexico. Summer festivals have included the Breckenridge Music Institute in Colorado, Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon, Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, Masterworks Festival in Indiana, and she has spent over 25 summers with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. Sharon also plays with the Olmos Ensemble, a chamber music group in San Antonio, and teaches privately.


Daniela MinevaDaniela Mineva, piano, was born in Bulgaria and began piano lessons at the age of five. Orchestral engagements and solo recitals included the most prestige venues in Bulgaria, USA, Italy, France and Russia. She has won prizes from international and national competitions including the 2007 Jean Francaix piano competition in Paris, France, and the 1998 Steinway International Piano Competition. She has premiered and commissioned works by many North American and European masters. Dr. Mineva has presented master classes and lectures throughout U.S. and Europe, and has taught at Eastman School of Music, Hochstein School of Music-Rochester, N.Y. and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She is an associate piano professor at the HSU Dept. of Music.


Cindy MoyerCindy Moyer, violin, attended the Eastman School of Music where she earned a B.A., M.A. and DMA in performance and an M.A. in music theory. She is employed as a professor of violin, viola, and music theory at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., where she is currently serving a department chair while also teaching violin and viola. Her performance experience is extensive including concerto performances, solo recitals, chamber music with the Vipisa Trio and other ensembles, and orchestral performance with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the New Haven Symphony, and the Sinfonia da Camera (Urbana, Illinois). She serves on the board of the California Orchestra Directors Association; is a frequent presenter at the California Music Educators Conference, and was one of the authors of the American String Teachers Association String Syllabus. Currently she is writing scale books for violin and viola students.


Tom NugentThomas Nugent, oboe, holds a bachelor's degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he was a student of Marc Lifschey. Mr. Nugent is a founding member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and currently holds the principal oboe position in the Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Opera, Sacramento Choral Society, Stockton Symphony, Mendocino Music Festival and the Bear Valley Music Festival. He has performed with the Oakland Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Freemont Symphony, and the Marin Symphony. He is on the faculty of the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and performs as artist-in-residence with the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet. He also is the oboe instructor at Mills College.


Paul RhodesPaul Rhodes, cello, received a bachelor's degree in music from Dominican College, where he studied with Margaret Rowell, and a master of music from the University of Texas at Austin after studies with Paul Olefsky. Paul is a member of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony and, in the summer, the Carmel Bach Festival. Locally, he has worked with the symphonies of Berkeley, Marin, California, Sacramento and San Jose as well as with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, and Earplay. Outside the area he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, Brandywine Baroque, Orchestra of Santa Fe, Reinische Philharmonie, and the Jugend im Musik festival in Vienna.


Melissa RobinsonMelissa Robinson, horn, won her first concerto competition at the age of 15 and has since won others including the national Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, Rome Festival Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Web Concert Hall Competition. She has performed as a soloist with bands and orchestras across the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Robinson graduated with a doctorate in horn performance from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in music from Yale University, and a bachelor's degree in music performance and education from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently teaches horn at Portland State University, conducts the Viking Bass ensemble, and performs with the Newport Symphony.


Ellen Ruth RoseEllen Ruth Rose, viola, holds an M.Mus. in viola performance from the Juilliard School, an artist diploma from the Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold, Germany and a B.A. with honors in English and American history and literature from Harvard University. Her viola teachers have included Heidi Castleman, Nobuko Imai, Marcus Thompson, and Karen Tuttle. She is on the instrumental faculty at UC Berkeley and UC Davis and has taught at the University of the Pacific, the Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop and the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop. She is a member of Ecoensemble, the professional new music ensemble at UC Berkeley, Empyrean Ensemble, the flagship new music ensemble in residence at UC Davis, and Earplay, the San Francisco-based contemporary ensemble. She has collaborated with, premiered and recorded works by numerous Northern California composers.