"Age of Bloom" 2017 Meimei Old Shanghai and Original Concert
Joy Luck Music Chamber Orchestra
Freelance trumpet | Music instructor
Matthew DePasquale is a professional trumpet player who has been playing and teaching in the Bay Area since 2008. Originally from New Jersey, Matthew moved to San Francisco to obtain his Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Since then, he has had the opportunity to play with numerous Bay Area ensembles, including the Magik*Magik Orchestra, Silicon Valley Symphony, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Silicon Valley Philharmonic, John Vanderslice, The Dodos, Cannons and Clouds, and Thao Nguyen. He has also had the chance to share the stage with many musicians of international acclaim including: Sir Simon Rattle, Chicago, Sting, Third Eye Blind, The Fifth Dimension, and Narada Michael Walden.
Matthew is Director of Bands at Brandeis Hillel Day School SF and also maintains a private studio of trumpet and piano students.
I am Kendra Vernon, a musician and teacher looking to nurture
musical creativity in people of all ages. My goal is to help students
develop their musical abilities by helping them learn how to ask
questions and think objectively about their practice and performing
habits. I believe that great teachers teach students to teach
Since 2002, working with students to gain confidence and prowess in music has been a passion of mine. In addition to teaching, I perform regularly with the Redwood Tango Ensemble. I also work as a studio musician, recording on soundtracks for various independent films.
After graduating cum laude from Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music and the Duquesne Honors’ College with a degree in Violin Performance, my life took me out to California where I continue to teach and perform in various settings.
An award-winning violinist, Ishtar Hernandez has studied with
professors from top music schools around the world including (but not
limited to) the Royal Academy of Music, Juilliard, and Moscow
Conservatory. He underwent his Master’s studies in Violin Performance at
Western Michigan University where he was able to perform in concert
with such venerated artists as Paquito D’Rivera and Yo-Yo Ma, among
others. His credentials include tours in Austria, Germany, Italy, and
In addition to his classical studies and endeavors, Hernandez has toured Michigan as part of a five-piece string band specializing in bluegrass, jazz, and Americana. Their latest record was released in April of 2013 to positive reviews.
Sam N. is a native born South Dakotan who began his viola studies at the age of ten. He began taking private lessons at the age of fourteen with his teacher Carol Knowles. Eventually, he continued his studies in South Dakota with San Francisco Conservatory alumni Kate Weeks. Sam is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Jodi Levitz. He has participated in master classes with Helen Callus, Jay Liu, Jonathan Vinocour, Jerzy Kosmala, Hank Dutt, William Goodwin, Jackie Schwandt, and Kelly Hall-Tompkins. Mr. N. was the principle violist of the South Dakota All State Orchestra from 2007-2009, principle violist of the J. Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra from 2008-2010, and a member of the Black Hills Symphony from 2006-2010. In 2008, he was the 1st prize winner of the Lucy Palermo Weed String Competition, and won South Dakota’s ASTA viola division. Two years later, he received the Henry Charles Smith Award in the SDSO’s Young Musician’s Competition, and also claimed 2nd prize in the BHSO’s Young Artist Competition. In 2011-2012, he was also invited in to the Orlando Chamber Soloists Apprentice Program. Sam is also the former principle violist of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra which toured Germany in the summer of 2012. Featured performances took place in the concert halls at the Gastieg in Munich and Berlin Philharmonic and at the Rheingau Musik Festival. In 2013-2014 Sam was the principle violist of the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra. He currently performs all around the Bay Area as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. His main mission is to revive interest in Western Art Music so that is once again accessible to the every day human.
Being so fortunate to have studied with some of the greatest and
most influential musicians of our time, it is my philosophy and need as
a teacher to pass on the rich traditions, powerful stories and in depth
knowledge of ‘music making’ to as many inquisitive minds as I can. My
name is Gabriel Beistline and I have just graduated from Rice University
obtaining my Masters degree in cello performance. I was a student of
Lynn Harrell’s at Rice. I received my Bachelors degree in cello
performance from the New England Conservatory of music in Boston, MA
under Yeesun Kim, cellist in the acclaimed Borromeo string quartet. I
had a large studio of cello students while in Boston and Houston and am
beginning to fill my studio in San Francisco. My schedule is flexible
and rates, negotiable of course. I specialize in teaching highly
advanced, pre-college teenagers, but love teaching anyone! I have taught
many complete beginners to advanced (or novice) adults. There is no
person who should be deprived of their ability to learn music. I focus,
of course, on technique however I like to incorporate music appreciation
into the lessons as well. I show the student how to listen to the music
and subsequently how to play it. If you are interested in lessons for
your child, I have had many parents tell me that learning music has
improved their child’s ability to focus in school and resulted in higher
grades and achievements. Learning music simply makes you smarter! If
you are an adult, many of my former students say it is a great way to
relieve stress and unwind after work. Lessons provide a creative outlet
for expression on a weekly basis and will pull you into the powerfully
inspiring world that is music.
A San Francisco native, bassist Eugéne Theríault, graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory in 2010. He went on to earn a Mastersin Music. from the San Francisco Conservatory, where he studied with Scott Haigh and Steve Tramontozzi. New music performance has been a part of his life since adolescence and he continues to support and perform contemporary composition in the Bay Area, most recently with the San Francisco Conservatory’s New Music Ensemble, Opera Parallele, the Berkeley Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, and with Wild Rumpus, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning works by emerging composers and performing the music of today. He currently works as a freelance performer and teacher in the Bay Area.
Freelance upright and electric bassist available for any services, specializing in Classical Orchestral music but adept at other forms and willing to venture into other genres or styles.
Marco Diaz was born and raised in San Francisco. His formal
music training in both piano and trumpet began at the age of 14 when he
earned a scholarship into the Community Music Center’s Young Musician
Program and began playing professionally at the age of 17 throughout the
Bay Area with various Latin Jazz, Salsa, Reggae and R&B bands.
Today Marco is an accomplished recording musician who has shared the
stage with Grammy Award winning artist, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Jimmy
Bosch, Pete “el Conde” Rodriguez, Anthony Blea, co-leads his own group
Vission Latina, an Afro-Caribbean dance band, and is co-owner of a
record producing company. He is an integral member of the John Santos
sextet and Bobi Cespedes group that perform and conduct master classes
at University and community settings throughout the country. Marco has
participated in the SF Symphony AIM program for twelve years and has
also been part of the faculty at Jazz Camp West. Recently, Marco
completed seven full length recordings, ranging from electronica to
Mexican folk, and released his first solo album, Life Notes and soon to
release his second self produce album in 2017-2018. He graduated from
San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a
Minor in Economics.
Trombonist and music educator Brendan Lai-Tong, was born in
Johannesburg, South Africa and is a lifelong appreciator of all things
that create sound. He enjoys making music with a myriad of Bay Area
ensembles spanning multiple genres including – classical, contemporary
avant-garde, rock, jazz & reggae.
Recently, Brendan has had the opportunity to perform with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Opera San Jose, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, sfSound, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, ECO Ensemble and the Paul Dresher Ensemble.
He also enjoys imparting music education to future
generations through the Oakland Symphony’s MUSE Program: a
multi-component music education and enrichment initiative that serves
young people at public schools and community sites throughout Oakland.
Brendan studied trombone with Mark Lawrence, former principal trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony; and Tim Conner and Hugh Harbison, the principal and bass trombonists of the Florida Philharmonic. Brendan is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and the University of Miami (BM).
Courtney Wise is a Peninsula-based San Francisco Bay Area
freelance flute player and teacher. She holds a Bachelors of Music from
the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music where she
studied with Gary Woodward of the LA Opera, and a Masters of Music from
the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Tim Day
of the San Francisco Symphony. She is a co-founding member of the flute
and guitar duo, Duo Bohème with Guitarist Lyle Sheffler which boasts a
wide repertoire of varying genres of flute and guitar music from around
the globe. The duo released their debut album, Senza Misura, in
November 2014 to glowing acclaim. A proponent of contemporary works,
she has participated in the premieres of many new works, including that
of After the Flood, a piece written for her by composer Noah Luna in 2009 and Rasputin written for Duo Bohème by composer Grant Ferris in 2015. As a freelance musician Courtney enjoys an active and varied performance schedule as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.
In addition to performing, Courtney enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for music with her students. Courtney is currently a member of the woodwind faculty at St. Cecilia School in San Francisco, and a private instructor at Inspire Music School in San Francisco and Scherzo Music Studio in San Mateo.
“Inventive”, and “an uncanny combination of power, drive, and delicate touch”, is how David Berkowitz of CBS Records describes the talent of drummer/percussionist Russ Gold. He recently performed with Emma Rice’s acclaimed company Kneehigh in Tristan and Yseult and An Audience with Meow Meow. Russ has toured extensively with productions of Jersey Boys, and Julie Taymore’s The King Stag. Russ’ local productions include Wicked (Orpheum), Rent (Golden Gate), and Chicago (Harris Center). Russ pursued acting at A.C.T and has been featured in local and national television broadcasts. A CBS recording artist with jazz group Full Circle, Russ is thrilled to have been on the Grammy list twice for his work with Nando Lauria and Indian jazz group Natraj. Russ is a graduate of Berklee College where he received the Buddy Rich Jazz Master’s award.
Originating from San Francisco, clarinetist Kevin Tang recently earned a M.M. at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Mark Nuccio, Principal Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony. Kevin earned a B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Luis Baez, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Symphony, and was a recipient of the Phyllis C. Wattis Scholarship. Kevin attended the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, where he studied with Jerry Simas and Art Austin. While at SOTA, Kevin won the concerto competition and was also named Principal Clarinetist of the California Youth Symphony.
Kevin is currently a freelance musician in the Bay Area. Kevin is the Principal Clarinetist of the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas and has performed extensively with orchestras in the Bay Area and New York City. Recently, Kevin has performed with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, One World Symphony, Astoria Symphony, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, LoftOpera, and The Phoenix Quartet. For two summers, Kevin was the Clarinet Instructor at Cazadero Music Camp. Kevin has attended the Hot Springs Music Festival and Miami Summer Music Festival, and has been a member of the Ohio Light Opera.
Kevin is also an avid clarinet teacher. Kevin teaches through DiscoveryMelody and maintains a private studio of students. Previously, Kevin taught through the Harmony Program, a nonprofit organization that brings intensive after-school music programs to communities with limited access to instrumental music education in New York City.
Originally from the Midwest, Doug Morton began playing trumpet at the age of 7. In his teens he attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, played with the World Youth Symphony, Michigan Youth Orchestra and was soloist with the Dun Scotus Bach Festivals. He received his bachelor’s degree in trumpet (Phi Beta Kappa honorary) from the New England Conservatory, studying with Armando Ghitala, Gunther Schuller, and Daniel Pinkham. He founded and directed the Scholarship Brass Quintet, and was principal in many of Schuller’s ensembles and Boston area groups.
Since moving to the Bay Area, Morton has performed with the
Sacramento, Berkeley, Monterey, and California symphonies, among others,
including being featured with the Santa Rosa, Monterey, Bay Area
Concerto and Concord Pavilion orchestras as soloist, and has been
invited to perform at many summer music festivals. He has been principal
trumpet in Santa Rosa Symphony since 1992. Morton continues to pursue
his interests in music of all kinds, performing with such diverse groups
as the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, CARMA, Mental Floss, The Grateful
Dudes, the Clubfoot Orchestra, SF Mime Troupe, Beach Blanket Babylon,
and the Bohemian Club Jinks Band. Morton also composes and arranges. His
works have been commissioned and performed by the California
Shakespeare Festival, ACT, SF Chamber Singers, Napa Valley Chorale,
Santa Rosa Chamber Players and KQED. He performs with Orient Express
(world-music), CJQ, (cross-over jazz), Del Sol (Latin), Mood Swing (big
band), the Epiphoné Brass, Chuck Sher, Barry Finnerty, Randy Vincent,
James Moseley, etc. He also writes for and plays with the Trumpet
Supergroup, the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Marcus Shelby and many
Matthew Couzens, Saxophone
I play and teach all saxophones, clarinet, and piano (jazz and classical). I also teach composition, arranging, song writing, theory musicianship, ear training, improvisation, audition preparation, and performance.
I have many years of playing and teaching experience and degrees in music. I love teaching and do my best to use the music that the students love to keep them interested an engaged.
Tyler Graves is an active trumpet performer and educator in the
San Francisco Bay Area. Tyler enjoys playing all styles of music and
performs with ECHO, the Starduster Orchestra and various other
ensembles. He currently works with the music program at the Dixie School
District, and holds a private trumpet studio as well.
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San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Auditorium
2850 19th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132 (日落區)
09/16/2017 星期六 7:00pm
$68.00 48.00 38.00 30.00
Dress Code: Semi Formal
The Scottish Rite Center is located at 19th Avenue at Sloat in San Francisco, across from beautiful Stern Grove, for easy access from both the Peninsula and the Golden Gate.In addition to its own on-site 80-space parking garage, there is ample parking nearby.
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