Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne

Opera News declared, “Marilyn Horne – whose face and song have been in the light – in so many places, in so many styles, through so many media – may be the most influential singer in American history.”

John Churchwell

John Churchwell

One of the leading collaborative pianists of his generation, John Churchwell enjoys a career on the concert stage as well as in the nation’s leading opera houses.

James Darrah

James Darrah

Los Angeles based director and designer James Darrah's collaborative focus has quickly led him to be recognized as "the newest discovery... a gifted young American director" (Chicago Tribune).

Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Elim Chan

Elim Chan

Elim Chan holds the position as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and in the 2018-19 season has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

David Alberman

David Alberman

David Alberman has held the position of Principal Second Violin of the London Symphony Orchestra since 1998.

Rebecca Gilliver

Rebecca Gilliver

The principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra has also played as guest principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam and the World Orchestra for Peace.

Andrew Marriner

Andrew Marriner

Andrew became principal of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1986 and has maintained his place on the worldwide solo concert platform alongside an active role in the field of chamber music.

David Elton

David Elton

David Elton joined the LSO as Principal Trumpet in 2017, and has performed as a guest principal with the New York Philharmonic, Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Neil Percy

Neil Percy

All I can say to Neil Percy is BRAVO! It is a superb recording which I found technically and emotionally satisfying...a first-rate musical achievement’ – Steve Reich on 'Reich for Percussion’.

Daniela Candillari

Daniela Candillari

Daniela Candillari is quickly emerging as a dynamic and compelling conductor in opera houses and on concert stages including appearances with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Philadelphia, and PROTOTYPE Festival.

Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson joined the San Francisco Symphony as Principal Tuba in 2002.

Guillaume Connesson

Guillaume Connesson

Guillaume Connesson is currently one of the most widely performed French composers worldwide.  He is currently in residence with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Nico Abondolo

Nico Abondolo

An internationally recognized double bass soloist and chamber musician, Nico Abondolo was appointed principal double bass of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra during the 2011-12 season.

Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon

“His bursting effervescence infusing songs blithely blur the lines between art song and the high–end Broadway music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. ” The New York Times

Mary Blackwood Collier

Mary Blackwood Collier

Mary Blackwood Collier is professor of French language and literature at Westmont College, where she has taught for more than 35 years.

Margo Garrett

Margo Garrett

Margo Garrett served as chair of the accompanying program at The Juilliard School, and has performed with eminent artists including David Shifrin, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Elizabeth Futral, Dawn Upshaw, and Benita Valente.

Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers. A major figure in contemporary Classical music, the two time Grammy Award winner also received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Soprano Julie Adams has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a voice that is “rich, full and slightly earthy in an expressive way.”

Jessica Maxfield

Jessica Maxfield

Jessica Maxfield is a sought-after performer, educator, clinician, and adjudicator, with engagements throughout the world