2017 Faculty Artists

Joshua Zona - Music Director Throughout the country conductor Joshua Zona is gaining increasing recognition for his inspired performances, commitment to education and dedication to community involvement that are the hallmarks of a successful 21st-Century conductor. As Music Director of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria, Louisiana, Mr. Zona has led the orchestra to new heights of artistic excellence, audience involvement and organizational growth. Joshua Zona is currently in his eighth year as Music Director of the Rapides Symphony in Alexandria, Louisiana. Mr. Zona has also held conducting positions with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Southeast Texas Youth Symphony and the Muncie (Indiana) Symphony. He is also the founding music director of the Renova Music Festival in western Pennsylvania. Mr. Zona's conducting engagements abroad including performances with the St. Petersburg (Russia) Academic Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Orchestra, the Constanta (Romania) Symphony , the Puebla (Mexico) State Symphony, San Remo (Italy) Symphony, and return engagements with the City of Grossetto Symphony in Tuscany, Italy and EurOrchestra in Bari, Italy. A native of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Mr. Zona started piano study at the age of 7 and made the Horn his principal instrument while in high school. He earned Bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, continued graduate studies in Horn at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and conducting at Ball State University. Maestro Zona also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. He is a part-time faculty member at Louisiana State University - Alexandria.

Joshua Zona - Music Director

Throughout the country conductor Joshua Zona is gaining increasing recognition for his inspired performances, commitment to education and dedication to community involvement that are the hallmarks of a successful 21st-Century conductor. As Music Director of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria, Louisiana, Mr. Zona has led the orchestra to new heights of artistic excellence, audience involvement and organizational growth. Joshua Zona is currently in his eighth year as Music Director of the Rapides Symphony in Alexandria, Louisiana. Mr. Zona has also held conducting positions with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Southeast Texas Youth Symphony and the Muncie (Indiana) Symphony. He is also the founding music director of the Renova Music Festival in western Pennsylvania.

Mr. Zona's conducting engagements abroad including performances with the St. Petersburg (Russia) Academic Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Orchestra, the Constanta (Romania) Symphony , the Puebla (Mexico) State Symphony, San Remo (Italy) Symphony, and return engagements with the City of Grossetto Symphony in Tuscany, Italy and EurOrchestra in Bari, Italy.

A native of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Mr. Zona started piano study at the age of 7 and made the Horn his principal instrument while in high school. He earned Bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, continued graduate studies in Horn at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and conducting at Ball State University. Maestro Zona also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. He is a part-time faculty member at Louisiana State University - Alexandria.

Kenneth Long - Clarinet (Week 1) Clarinetist Kenneth Long is currently associate professor of clarinet and woodwind coordinator at Georgia State University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master of Music degree from Yale University where he was awarded the prestigious Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize for most outstanding woodwind performer, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ohio State University. He enjoys a multifaceted performing career including orchestral, chamber music and solo engagements. He currently serves as clarinetist/bass clarinetist with the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra and has performed with many of the Southeast's preeminent ensembles including the Atlanta, Sarasota and Charleston Symphony Orchestras. He is a founding member/principal clarinetist of the Atlanta Chamber Winds (heard on Albany Records), principal clarinetist of the contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency, and has been a guest artist on numerous occasions with the Atlanta Chamber Players. Dr. Long's appearances abroad have included solo and chamber music performances in Germany, Greece, China, Canada and Mexico. Recent conference and symposium highlights include solo performances at the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music, National Association of Composers/USA East-Coast Chapter Conference in New York City, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, College Music Society National Conference in Portland, OR, and a solo recital at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference in Atlanta. A recognized scholar on the music of Elliott Carter, he presented lecture-recitals on Carter's solo clarinet work Gra at the 2009 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest® in Porto, Portugal and at the 2009 College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Long has performed several of Carter's works in the presence of the composer-most notably his Clarinet Concerto in New York City under the baton of Charles Neidich. Prior to his arrival at Georgia State, Dr. Long was an active freelance clarinetist performing with several orchestras in the New York City area including the American, New Haven and Princeton Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has performed professionally at every major concert venue in NYC including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space. Live chamber performances have been heard on WNYC-New York and WABE-Atlanta. He has served as principal clarinetist with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra and the Ashlawn Highland Opera Orchestra, and was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen, Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra and Norfolk Music Festivals. Primary teachers include James Pyne, David Shifrin and Charles Neidich. Upcoming recording releases include Rites of Passage featuring the solo clarinet music of the late Donald Erb and his protégés Paul Osterfield and Nickitas Demos on the MSR Classics label, and Odysseia featuring premiere recordings of chamber works by George Tsontakis, Christos Samaras, Theodore Antoniou and Demos on the Albany label.

Kenneth Long - Clarinet (Week 1)

Clarinetist Kenneth Long is currently associate professor of clarinet and woodwind coordinator at Georgia State University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master of Music degree from Yale University where he was awarded the prestigious Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize for most outstanding woodwind performer, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ohio State University.

He enjoys a multifaceted performing career including orchestral, chamber music and solo engagements. He currently serves as clarinetist/bass clarinetist with the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra and has performed with many of the Southeast's preeminent ensembles including the Atlanta, Sarasota and Charleston Symphony Orchestras. He is a founding member/principal clarinetist of the Atlanta Chamber Winds (heard on Albany Records), principal clarinetist of the contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency, and has been a guest artist on numerous occasions with the Atlanta Chamber Players.

Dr. Long's appearances abroad have included solo and chamber music performances in Germany, Greece, China, Canada and Mexico. Recent conference and symposium highlights include solo performances at the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music, National Association of Composers/USA East-Coast Chapter Conference in New York City, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, College Music Society National Conference in Portland, OR, and a solo recital at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference in Atlanta. A recognized scholar on the music of Elliott Carter, he presented lecture-recitals on Carter's solo clarinet work Gra at the 2009 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest® in Porto, Portugal and at the 2009 College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Long has performed several of Carter's works in the presence of the composer-most notably his Clarinet Concerto in New York City under the baton of Charles Neidich.

Prior to his arrival at Georgia State, Dr. Long was an active freelance clarinetist performing with several orchestras in the New York City area including the American, New Haven and Princeton Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has performed professionally at every major concert venue in NYC including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space. Live chamber performances have been heard on WNYC-New York and WABE-Atlanta. He has served as principal clarinetist with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra and the Ashlawn Highland Opera Orchestra, and was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen, Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra and Norfolk Music Festivals. Primary teachers include James Pyne, David Shifrin and Charles Neidich.

Upcoming recording releases include Rites of Passage featuring the solo clarinet music of the late Donald Erb and his protégés Paul Osterfield and Nickitas Demos on the MSR Classics label, and Odysseia featuring premiere recordings of chamber works by George Tsontakis, Christos Samaras, Theodore Antoniou and Demos on the Albany label.

Susan Nelson - Bassoon (Week1) Susan Nelson is the Bassoon professor at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher, and clinician. Dr. Nelson is an advocate for new music as well as chamber music for the bassoon, and is the current director of the non-profit organization Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC). She has also taught bassoon and theory at Stephen F. Austin State University and played with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in Nacogdoches, Texas. In the summer Dr. Nelson teaches at the Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp and BGSU’s Double Reed Camp. She has performed with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Helena Symphony, among others. Dr. Nelson taught at both Adrian (MI) and Heidelberg (OH) Colleges and was a member of the Heidelberg faculty wind quintet. She also held the position of principal bassoon in the Great Falls Symphony and was a member of the Chinook Winds quintet in Great Falls, Montana. She can be heard on Elements , the newest release from the BCMCC through MSR Classics, which features the winning works from the 2012 and 2014 BCMCC competitions. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Kansas, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers include Jeffrey Lyman, Carl Rath, and Alan Hawkins. www.susannelsonmac.com; www.bassooncomp.org

Susan Nelson - Bassoon (Week1)

Susan Nelson is the Bassoon professor at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher, and clinician. Dr. Nelson is an advocate for new music as well as chamber music for the bassoon, and is the current director of the non-profit organization Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC). She has also taught bassoon and theory at Stephen F. Austin State University and played with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in Nacogdoches, Texas. In the summer Dr. Nelson teaches at the Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp and BGSU’s Double Reed Camp. She has performed with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Helena Symphony, among others. Dr. Nelson taught at both Adrian (MI) and Heidelberg (OH) Colleges and was a member of the Heidelberg faculty wind quintet. She also held the position of principal bassoon in the Great Falls Symphony and was a member of the Chinook Winds quintet in Great Falls, Montana. She can be heard on Elements , the newest release from the BCMCC through MSR Classics, which features the winning works from the 2012 and 2014 BCMCC competitions. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Kansas, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers include Jeffrey Lyman, Carl Rath, and Alan Hawkins. www.susannelsonmac.com; www.bassooncomp.org

 
Naha Greenholtz - Violin (Week 1) Canadian violinist Naha Greenholtz was born in Kyoto, Japan, where she began her violin studies at age three. Since her solo debut at 14, concerto performances have included engagements with the Vancouver, Quad City, Burnaby, and Kelowna Symphonies, as well as the San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and National Repertory Orchestras. In the Madison area she appears regularly as soloist with the Madison Symphony and Middleton Community Orchestras. Naha also maintains an active career as an orchestra musician. In addition to her duties as Concertmaster of both the Madison and Quad City Symphony Orchestras, performance highlights include guest concertmaster appearances with the Oregon Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Memphis Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet, among many others. From 2011-2014 she maintained a partnership with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, performing and touring frequently with the company as guest concertmaster and soloist. Additionally she plays often with the Cleveland Orchestra. She began her career in 2007-2008 with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Milwaukee Symphony. Naha has participated in music festivals throughout the US and Europe including Kneisel Hall (Maine), Taos (New Mexico), Spoleto (Italy), Lucerne (Switzerland), Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (Wisconsin), and the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. Since 2012 she has been Artistic Director of Davenport Iowa’s Signature Series. Naha studied with Donald Weilerstein and Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School and with William Preucil at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She performs on a 1778 Antonio Gragnani violin.

Naha Greenholtz - Violin (Week 1)

Canadian violinist Naha Greenholtz was born in Kyoto, Japan, where she began her violin studies at age three. Since her solo debut at 14, concerto performances have included engagements with the Vancouver, Quad City, Burnaby, and Kelowna Symphonies, as well as the San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and National Repertory Orchestras.
In the Madison area she appears regularly as soloist with the Madison Symphony and Middleton Community Orchestras.

Naha also maintains an active career as an orchestra musician. In addition to her duties as Concertmaster of both the Madison and Quad City Symphony Orchestras, performance highlights include guest concertmaster appearances with the Oregon Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Memphis Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet, among many others. From 2011-2014 she maintained a partnership with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, performing and touring frequently with the company as guest concertmaster and soloist. Additionally she plays often with the Cleveland Orchestra. She began her career in 2007-2008 with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Milwaukee Symphony.

Naha has participated in music festivals throughout the US and Europe including Kneisel Hall (Maine), Taos (New Mexico), Spoleto (Italy), Lucerne (Switzerland), Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (Wisconsin), and the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. Since 2012 she has been Artistic Director of Davenport Iowa’s Signature Series.

Naha studied with Donald Weilerstein and Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School and with William Preucil at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She performs on a 1778 Antonio Gragnani violin.

Luke Fleming - Viola (Week 1) Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming's performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive...playing with uncanny precision," and lauded by Gramophone for their "superlative technical and artistic execution.”  Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013.  With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award.  Mr. Fleming currently serves as Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, Director of Outreach Activities at Louisiana State University’s School of Music and Dramatic Arts, and Lecturer-in-Residence for Project: Music Heals Us.   In 2015, Mr. Fleming became Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a mission/outreach-centric festival held every summer in his hometown, New Orleans.  Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim.  He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet, and has given masterclasses at UCLA, Louisiana State University, Syracuse University, Melbourne University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, among others.  Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University.  He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.   lukefleming.com Photo credit: Sophie Zhai

Luke Fleming - Viola (Week 1)

Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming's performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive...playing with uncanny precision," and lauded by Gramophone for their "superlative technical and artistic execution.”  Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013.  With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award.  Mr. Fleming currently serves as Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, Director of Outreach Activities at Louisiana State University’s School of Music and Dramatic Arts, and Lecturer-in-Residence for Project: Music Heals Us.

 

In 2015, Mr. Fleming became Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a mission/outreach-centric festival held every summer in his hometown, New Orleans.  Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim.  He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet, and has given masterclasses at UCLA, Louisiana State University, Syracuse University, Melbourne University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, among others.  Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University.  He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.

 

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Madeliene Kabat - Cello (Week 1) Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (in Medellin,Colombia), Cleveland State University Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta,Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). She made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC last spring. Upcoming solo appearances include the Gulf Coast Symphony (MS) and the Minot Symphony (ND). Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in competitions including the Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University competitions. This past summer, Madeleine appeared as a guest artist at the Bravo! Vail festival in Colorado, the International Chamber Music Festival in Lima, Peru, the International Beethoven Project in Chicago, and for a fourth season at Festival Mozaic in California. Ms. Kabat has also been traveling frequently to Medellin, Colombia (South America) as faculty artist of Festicamara, as well as to teach and perform in the area. She has given masterclasses at Festicamara as well as at the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and at La Jolla's SummerFest. Past festival appearances include Spoleto, La Jolla SummerFest, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, Verbier, Round Top, Domaine Forget, and Zephyr (Italy). Madeleine appears frequently as a guest artist at La Sierra University in California, and has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists including Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Novacek, Atar Arad, Toby Appel, Orion Weiss, Scott Yoo, and the Jasper String Quartet. An active orchestral musician, Ms. Kabat currently performs as substitute cellist for the Cleveland Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony, and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She made appearances as guest principal cellist this year with the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in Chicago and the Philharmonia Mexico in Mexico City, and holds positions in both the Canton Symphony and the Madison Symphony. Ms. Kabat began cello lessons in Cleveland at age 11, and holds diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, the Juilliard School, and most recently Oberlin Conservatory, where shewas a teaching assistant for Darrett Adkins.

Madeliene Kabat - Cello (Week 1)

Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (in Medellin,Colombia), Cleveland State University Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta,Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). She made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC last spring. Upcoming solo appearances include the Gulf Coast Symphony (MS) and the Minot Symphony (ND). Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in competitions including the Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University competitions.

This past summer, Madeleine appeared as a guest artist at the Bravo! Vail festival in Colorado, the International Chamber Music Festival in Lima, Peru, the International Beethoven Project in Chicago, and for a fourth season at Festival Mozaic in California. Ms. Kabat has also been traveling frequently to Medellin, Colombia (South America) as faculty artist of Festicamara, as well as to teach and perform in the area. She has given masterclasses at Festicamara as well as at the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and at La Jolla's SummerFest. Past festival appearances include Spoleto, La Jolla SummerFest, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, Verbier, Round Top, Domaine Forget, and Zephyr (Italy). Madeleine appears frequently as a guest artist at La Sierra University in California, and has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists including Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Novacek, Atar Arad, Toby Appel, Orion Weiss, Scott Yoo, and the Jasper String Quartet.

An active orchestral musician, Ms. Kabat currently performs as substitute cellist for the Cleveland Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony, and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She made appearances as guest principal cellist this year with the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in Chicago and the Philharmonia Mexico in Mexico City, and holds positions in both the Canton Symphony and the Madison Symphony.

Ms. Kabat began cello lessons in Cleveland at age 11, and holds diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, the Juilliard School, and most recently Oberlin Conservatory, where shewas a teaching assistant for Darrett Adkins.

Petrea Warneck - Oboe & Alexander Technique (Week2) Oboist Petrea Warneck performs extensively throughout the Carolinas as an orchestral and chamber musician. She is Co-Principle Oboist and solo English Hornist of the South Carolina Philharmonic and substitute oboist with the North Carolina, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg Symphony Orchestras. She has a distinguished reputation as an oboe instructor in the southeast. Covering the Carolinas from east to west, she has a private studio at home in Columbia and she is the oboe instructor at Furman University and the SC Governor's School for the Arts in Greenville, SC. In past years she has taught oboe at USC-Columbia, Clemson University, Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC), and the University of NC Wilmington. A native of New York State, Ms. Warneck has had an active career in the field of arts management, first in NYC with Colbert Artists Management, Inc., and subsequently in Berlin, Germany, where she resided for five years assisting her husband, Diether Warneck, artist agent for the renowned baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1994 she co-founded The Chamber Music Society of Wilmington (NC) and served as the executive director for the first decade of the series. Thereafter she continued her affiliation with the organization as its' Principal Oboist and Executive Director Emeritus. Ms. Warneck is passionately involved in the performance of new music for her instrument. In 2006 she commissioned a work for solo oboe by Mark Kilstofte, entitled "Inner Voices", which she premiered at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca, NY in July 2007. The piece is a tribute to the legendary oboist, John Mack - former principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Ms. Warneck's teacher of over 25 years. She credits his influence and teaching pedagogy for her continual development as a musician and educator throughout her career. Ms. Warneck obtained a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor's degree from the Ithaca College School of Music. In addition to post-graduate training with John Mack, mentors Elaine Douvas and Mark Ostoich have had a profound influence on the development of Ms. Warneck's unique teaching style and pedagogy. Ms. Warneck presents Master Classes and Reed-making Workshops from coast to coast - including the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, the University of Alabama, the University of Louisville, Music For All Festival in Indianapolis, and at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (CCM), where she is a frequent Guest Lecturer. She is a member of the artist faculty of the Furman Band Camp, Oxford Oboe Camp in Georgia, and the Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp in Ohio. Dedicated to the health and wellness of performing artists, Ms. Warneck is a devoted advocate of the importance of the Mind-Body connection. Her interests and skills in this work led her to the study of the Alexander Technique, which began over 20 years ago upon meeting Barbara Conable for the first time. She is now a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique through Alexander Technique International, and is working towards licensure as an Andover Educator Instructor of Body Mapping. Ms. Warneck plays on the Yamaha Custom Oboe 841 and is a Yamaha Performing Artist through Yamaha Corporation of America.

Petrea Warneck - Oboe & Alexander Technique (Week2)

Oboist Petrea Warneck performs extensively throughout the Carolinas as an orchestral and chamber musician. She is Co-Principle Oboist and solo English Hornist of the South Carolina Philharmonic and substitute oboist with the North Carolina, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg Symphony Orchestras. She has a distinguished reputation as an oboe instructor in the southeast. Covering the Carolinas from east to west, she has a private studio at home in Columbia and she is the oboe instructor at Furman University and the SC Governor's School for the Arts in Greenville, SC. In past years she has taught oboe at USC-Columbia, Clemson University, Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC), and the University of NC Wilmington.

A native of New York State, Ms. Warneck has had an active career in the field of arts management, first in NYC with Colbert Artists Management, Inc., and subsequently in Berlin, Germany, where she resided for five years assisting her husband, Diether Warneck, artist agent for the renowned baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1994 she co-founded The Chamber Music Society of Wilmington (NC) and served as the executive director for the first decade of the series. Thereafter she continued her affiliation with the organization as its' Principal Oboist and Executive Director Emeritus.

Ms. Warneck is passionately involved in the performance of new music for her instrument. In 2006 she commissioned a work for solo oboe by Mark Kilstofte, entitled "Inner Voices", which she premiered at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca, NY in July 2007. The piece is a tribute to the legendary oboist, John Mack - former principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Ms. Warneck's teacher of over 25 years. She credits his influence and teaching pedagogy for her continual development as a musician and educator throughout her career.

Ms. Warneck obtained a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor's degree from the Ithaca College School of Music. In addition to post-graduate training with John Mack, mentors Elaine Douvas and Mark Ostoich have had a profound influence on the development of Ms. Warneck's unique teaching style and pedagogy. Ms. Warneck presents Master Classes and Reed-making Workshops from coast to coast - including the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, the University of Alabama, the University of Louisville, Music For All Festival in Indianapolis, and at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (CCM), where she is a frequent Guest Lecturer. She is a member of the artist faculty of the Furman Band Camp, Oxford Oboe Camp in Georgia, and the Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp in Ohio.

Dedicated to the health and wellness of performing artists, Ms. Warneck is a devoted advocate of the importance of the Mind-Body connection. Her interests and skills in this work led her to the study of the Alexander Technique, which began over 20 years ago upon meeting Barbara Conable for the first time. She is now a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique through Alexander Technique International, and is working towards licensure as an Andover Educator Instructor of Body Mapping.

Ms. Warneck plays on the Yamaha Custom Oboe 841 and is a Yamaha Performing Artist through Yamaha Corporation of America.

Evan Drachman - Cello (Week 2) Cellist Evan Drachman, Founder and Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, has combined musical talent with artistic vision to create a rich and varied career. Mr. Drachman spends much of his time performing recitals, concerti and chamber music in the United States and abroad. As Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, he has become one of this country’s most respected authorities on the presentation of live classical music to diverse audiences. The Foundation’s mission is to make live classical music a part of the fabric of everyday life for underserved communities throughout the United States. The organization is named for Mr. Drachman’s grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Drachman received his BMA from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1988. His teachers have included Luis Garcia-Renart, Orlando Cole, Laurence Lesser, William Pleeth and Stephen Kates. In 1994, Mr. Drachman performed with the Odessa Philharmonic in Odessa and Kiev. In 1997, at the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich, Drachman traveled to Russia to perform as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony under Maestro Rostropovich. In 1999, Drachman recorded his first CD, A Frog He Went a Courting, with pianist Richard Dowling. The Baltimore Sun’s Steven Wigler wrote of the recording: “Drachman possesses in abundance two qualities for which his grandfather was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice and, even more important, the ability to tell a story.” Following this success, Drachman and Dowling released two more recordings titled, Infinity in 2004 and Romance and Revelation in 2007. Evan Drachman’s newest CD, Full Circle was recorded with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion on June 30th and July 1st, 2012 in Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. This season, Drachman will be performing repertoire including works by Beethoven, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Faure and Ravel. On the travel schedule, both the United States and Mexico will be featured. Evan Drachman currently lives in Maryland with his wife Joan and their two sons, Eli and Oliver. 

Evan Drachman - Cello (Week 2)

Cellist Evan Drachman, Founder and Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, has combined musical talent with artistic vision to create a rich and varied career. Mr. Drachman spends much of his time performing recitals, concerti and chamber music in the United States and abroad. As Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, he has become one of this country’s most respected authorities on the presentation of live classical music to diverse audiences. The Foundation’s mission is to make live classical music a part of the fabric of everyday life for underserved communities throughout the United States. The organization is named for Mr. Drachman’s grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.

Mr. Drachman received his BMA from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1988. His teachers have included Luis Garcia-Renart, Orlando Cole, Laurence Lesser, William Pleeth and Stephen Kates. In 1994, Mr. Drachman performed with the Odessa Philharmonic in Odessa and Kiev. In 1997, at the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich, Drachman traveled to Russia to perform as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony under Maestro Rostropovich.

In 1999, Drachman recorded his first CD, A Frog He Went a Courting, with pianist Richard Dowling. The Baltimore Sun’s Steven Wigler wrote of the recording: “Drachman possesses in abundance two qualities for which his grandfather was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice and, even more important, the ability to tell a story.” Following this success, Drachman and Dowling released two more recordings titled, Infinity in 2004 and Romance and Revelation in 2007. Evan Drachman’s newest CD, Full Circle was recorded with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion on June 30th and July 1st, 2012 in Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.

This season, Drachman will be performing repertoire including works by Beethoven, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Faure and Ravel. On the travel schedule, both the United States and Mexico will be featured.

Evan Drachman currently lives in Maryland with his wife Joan and their two sons, Eli and Oliver. 

Joseph Kromholz - Violin (Weeks 2) Joseph Kromholz teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. His students have attended the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and Harvard University. Mr. Kromholz’s mentors include Paul Kantor, Miriam Fried, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets. He has served as concertmaster of the Youngstown Symphony and was a founding member of the Linden String Quartet. Hailing from New York and Virginia, Mr. Kromholz studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and economics at Case Western Reserve University, followed by doctoral studies at New England Conservatory. During that time, he also taught college music theory for eight years. As a chamber music coach, he taught at the Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, Ohio, and at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine.

Joseph Kromholz - Violin (Weeks 2)

Joseph Kromholz teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. His students have attended the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and Harvard University. Mr. Kromholz’s mentors include Paul Kantor, Miriam Fried, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets. He has served as concertmaster of the Youngstown Symphony and was a founding member of the Linden String Quartet. Hailing from New York and Virginia, Mr. Kromholz studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and economics at Case Western Reserve University, followed by doctoral studies at New England Conservatory. During that time, he also taught college music theory for eight years. As a chamber music coach, he taught at the Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, Ohio, and at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine.

Kathryn Umble - Flute (Week 2) Kathryn Thomas Umble, is Associate Professor of Flute at Youngstown State University. In addition to performing principal flute with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Umble holds the piccolo position with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and has performed principal flute with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has presented recitals?in Europe and throughout the United States, including venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space, New York, and the Milhaud Society at the Cleveland Institute of Music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kathryn Umble was featured guest artist of the Pittsburgh Flute Club, concerto soloist with Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, guest artist in recital with the Aurista Ensemble in New York City, winner of the 2009 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions Competition, and?she performed in recital at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC. Umble is a founding member of Duo Allant, a flute and guitar ensemble -duoallant.com. Dr. Umble can be heard on the Naxos, Dana, GMMC, and Access Labels. Dr. Umble has also served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University and Grove City College. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and Michigan State University and was awarded the Prix d'excellence for Outstanding Musicianship from the Fontainebleau School of Music, France.  Kathryn Umble has also served as a National Flute Association competition judge and flute pedagogy panel member. She conducted the Dana Flute Ensemble in a full concert performance at the 2005 OMEA Conference and the 2006 and 2009 National Flute Association Conventions in Pittsburgh and New York City.

Kathryn Umble - Flute (Week 2)

Kathryn Thomas Umble, is Associate Professor of Flute at Youngstown State University. In addition to performing principal flute with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Umble holds the piccolo position with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and has performed principal flute with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has presented recitals?in Europe and throughout the United States, including venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space, New York, and the Milhaud Society at the Cleveland Institute of Music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kathryn Umble was featured guest artist of the Pittsburgh Flute Club, concerto soloist with Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, guest artist in recital with the Aurista Ensemble in New York City, winner of the 2009 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions Competition, and?she performed in recital at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC. Umble is a founding member of Duo Allant, a flute and guitar ensemble -duoallant.com. Dr. Umble can be heard on the Naxos, Dana, GMMC, and Access Labels.
Dr. Umble has also served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University and Grove City College. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and Michigan State University and was awarded the Prix d'excellence for Outstanding Musicianship from the Fontainebleau School of Music, France. 
Kathryn Umble has also served as a National Flute Association competition judge and flute pedagogy panel member. She conducted the Dana Flute Ensemble in a full concert performance at the 2005 OMEA Conference and the 2006 and 2009 National Flute Association Conventions in Pittsburgh and New York City.