Ariele Macadangdang is a violinist and private teacher from Southwest Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at…

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Robyn Clair Savitzky

Violin & Viola
Robyn Clair Savitzky, violist and violinist, is an active chamber and orchestral musician. She is passionate about teaching…

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Steffen Zeichner is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Miami’s (UM) Frost School of Music…

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Sarah Huesman, cellist, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. There, she is a…

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Dan Montgomery

Double Bass
Dan Montgomery is an upright/electric bassist, vocalist, composer, and educator from Rochester, New York. He recently graduated….

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Jamila Tekalli, an American pianist of Japanese and Libyan descent, has dazzled audiences all across Florida and….

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Pianist Zachary Bartholomew was born in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2009, he graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music-Jazz Studies. During school and after graduating…

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Derek Fairholm is an accomplished performer and composer.  He has formed several bands….

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Rachel Ohnsman

Piano & Voice
Rachel Ohnsman, a native of Berks County, PA (home of Taylor Swift and the Amish), lives in Miami, where she is pursuing a music degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music…

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Jon Hamm

Guitar & Mandolin
Jon Hamm is a CAP guitar and mandolin instructor.  Mr. Hamm also directs the Symphonic Band, Guitar Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Pit Orchestra at Ransom Everglades School (RE) in Miami. Under Mr. Hamm’s baton…

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Nick Tannura, guitarist, is originally from Chicago. Nick has been playing music his entire life, but began playing guitar when he was…

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David Leon

Saxophone & Flute
David Leon is a Cuban-American saxophonist and composer from Miami. He has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine, the ASCAP Foundation, and the National YoungArts Foundation…

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Jessica Hawthorne is a versatile musician performing classical, jazz, and chamber music on tenor and alto trombone…

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Derek Ganong is a member of the CAP brass faculty, teaching trumpet. Originally from Lake Tahoe, California, Dr. Ganong is a founding member…

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Canadian-born trumpeter, Philippe Brunet, has performed across North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber, and orchestra musician…

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Mike Piolet

Percussion
Michael Piolet, percussionist, is originally from Chicago, Illinois, where he attended Curie Metro High School and joined the Jazz Band under the direction of Tyrone Hines. In his last two years…

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Vocalist, pianist and composer Ben Beal, from Westwood MA, has had the honor of performing with Tyshawn Sorey, Sheila Jordan, Matt Wilson, Alex Sipiagin, Lauren Sevian, among others…

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Samantha Capell is a jazz vocalist, composer, and educator from Pelorus, New Zealand. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, WA), and then…

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Sherrine Mostin was born and raised on a small pear and walnut farm n Kelseyville, California. Her mother began giving her piano lesson at the age of five, and she began singing…

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Mark Small

CAP Harmony
Mark Small, saxophonist/woodwind player/composer, has not only worn many hats as a performer, he has also taught in a variety of educational environments.  From his 20+ years of private teaching, instructing band in the Connecticut public school system…

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Matthew Taylor

Music Theory
Matthew Taylor is a composer, performer and educator currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition within the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Formerly a…

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Desiree Bannister

Music Theory TA
Desiree Bannister, CAP Saturday Music Classes Music Theory Teaching Assistant, “cannot be more excited to be joining the CAP family!” From Montclair, New Jersey, Desiree is…

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Larysa Pavelek

Music Theory TA
Larysa Pavelek is currently an undergraduate at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in…

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