JUSTIN CUMMINGS 23, born in Fresno, California, is a master’s degree student at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Richard Beene.  As a member of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas in 2016, Mr. Cummings embarked on a tour of the Nordic and Baltic countries that included many orchestral and chamber music concerts as well as outreach with local communities.  Mr. Cummings also toured Europe with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2012 and 2015, and attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2014.  Mr. Cummings completed his undergraduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Stephen Paulson.  Additionally, Mr. Cummings has studied with Roger Nye and Larry Gardner.  This is his first summer at the Music Academy of the West.