Instrumental Faculty

Bott, Stephen

Stephen Bott is a versatile drummer, percussionist, and educator with a special interest in collaborating with composers and promoting new percussion music. After a B.M.E. from Central Michigan University where he received the Grant Skomski Percussion Scholarship, Stephen moved to Boulder and earned a M.M. at the University of Colorado where he received the Nancy […]

Brown, Conor

Conor Brown is a clarinetist and composer from Boulder, Colorado.  He has performed as the guest principal clarinetist of the American Symphony Orchestra, as a concerto soloist with the Boston-based Cadenza Players, and with New York City chamber orchestra Contemporaneous.  As part of the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop Exploring Klezmer, Conor performed as both […]

Buer, Adam

Adam Buer received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Music Education and a Master of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Idaho. While at the University of Idaho, Adam taught Guitar Class and private guitar lessons, served as teaching assistant for Rock and Roll History and performed regularly in a variety […]

Codrescu, Carol

Carol Codrescu (flute, recorder) holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Baylor University where she studied with Helen Ann Shanley, a Master of Music degree in Early Music Performance on baroque flute from New England Conservatory where she studied with Peter Bloom, and a Certificate of Advanced Study on baroque and keyed flutes […]

Durham, Russell

Russell Durham is a violinist, fiddler, arranger and producer. He has performed, recorded and arranged with Feist, Andrew Bird, Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Tift Merritt, Jon Batiste, Josh Garrels, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Paul Kowert and Krystle Warren, among others. He has worked extensively with the Brooklyn-based creative collective and audio/visual production company Mason Jar Music […]

Ferree, Brad

Brad Ferree (viola, violin, piano)  has enjoyed an extensive career performing with his two main instruments, violin and piano. From 1996, when he won his first concerto competition on the piano, he has performed extensively enjoying such honors as the “Louisiana State University Music Award” which gave him a full tuition scholarship to attend college. […]

Howe, Joseph

Joseph Howe earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Oregon and his Masters degree from CU Boulder, where he was a TA in the Cello and Music Theory departments. His main teachers were Judith Glyde, Steven Pologe and Bruce McIntosh. In addition to being principal cellist of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Joseph is a […]

Jack, Brian

Brian Jack (bassoon) currently teaches and performs in the Boulder-Denver area, having played with ensembles such as the Colorado Ballet, Colorado Music Festival, MahlerFest Symphony Orchestra, and the Boulder Symphony. He is an avid chamber musician and founding member of the Boulder Bassoon Quartet. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Education at […]

Matthews, Mary

Mary Matthews (woodwinds) enjoys a varied musical life as a chamber and orchestral musician, lecturer, and clinician. She has appeared in concert across the United States, South America, and Europe as both a soloist and a member of Cuatro Puntos Chamber Music Collective and the SoundScape Trio. In 2013, she was appointed principal flutist of […]

McGree, Emily Book

Emily Book McGree – Education Director (piano) DMA, received her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied piano with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and piano pedagogy with Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi. She received her M.M. from Louisiana State University under Jennifer Hayghe and Gregory Sioles, and her B.M. from Ohio Wesleyan University […]

Norton, Brandon

Brandon Norton (trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn) is an orchestral musician, soloist, chamber musician, and brass pedagogue based in Boulder, Colorado. He currently serves as Principal Trumpet of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra and performs nationally and internationally as part of the Cuatro Puntos Chamber Music Collective. In the past, he has performed with the […]

Patten, Renee

Renée Hemsing Patten, a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico, earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of New Mexico under​ ​renowned Brazilian violinist Dr. Cármelo de los Santos. She earned her Masters at the University of North Texas in​ ​modern violin under Emanuel Borok (former concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony […]

Peoria, Ingrid

Ingrid Peoria (violin) began her violin studies at the age of four with Suzuki pedagogue John Kendall. She has also studied with Curtis Peacock, Abraham Chavez Jr., Harold Wippler, and Dylana Jensen. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and was a member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra for […]

Spera, Jennifer Diaz

Jennifer Diaz (violin) Equally passionate about performing and teaching, Jenny Diaz leads a varied career as violin teacher, chamber, and orchestral musician. A Northern California native, Diaz earned a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2013, Diaz completed a Master’s degree in violin performance at the University of […]

Van Rooy, Malia Alford

Malia Alford Van Rooy (flute, piano) B.M., Baylor University – Malia Van Rooy has been musically involved throughout her life, performing in various ensembles in Colorado, Texas, Washington, D.C., Washington State, France, and China. Her performances include solos, duos, quartets, quintets, octets, and orchestras as well as weddings, church services, and with various singer/songwriters. Malia […]

Wendel, Tim

Tim is a versatile guitarist, composer and educator who enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities toward a fun and rewarding musical experience!  During his early years, he received classical training on the piano and was inspired to pick up the guitar at the age of 12 by the music of The Beatles, Led […]

White, Colleen

Colleen White (flute), a passionate performer and educator, made her solo debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age 16. She has appeared as a featured soloist with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and performed in a wide variety of solo, orchestral and chamber music settings, including performances with the National Flute Association Convention, the […]

Williams, Tenly

Tenly Williams (oboe) is an active contributor to the Colorado music community, performing with several orchestras and chamber music groups across the Front Range. Her career has included positions with the Binghamton Philharmonic and Fort Collins Symphony, as well as performances with the Austin Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Greeley […]

Witt, Kyla

Kyla Witt (viola) Born in Michigan, Kyla was studying violin and viola by the age of 6, and is now an avid freelance chamber and orchestral musician as well as an enthusiastic music teacher. She earned a Master of Music Degree in viola performance from Bowling Green State University as a student of Matthew Daline […]

Zaborac, Paul

Paul Zaborac is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator. Originally from the Des Moines, Iowa area, he earned a bachelor of music degree in music education from Simpson College in 2010 and a masters in saxophone performance from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia) in 2012 where he was the recipient of the Albert Scholarship […]