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YOUNG COMPOSERS MENTORING PROGRAM

This video features music by our composers

Jayleen Montoya, Chris Lee, Matteo Orenlas and Koa Fujimoto.

Click on the above image to join the celebration of our

March 2020 - August 2021 cohort.

Hear our composers' original music and join in the fun!

August 7, 2021

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MENTORS
2021-2022

Click on Photos for Bios and for Videos of our work.

GEORGE ABUD
Oud
May 15, 2021

A headshot of Inception Vice President and brass coach Jack Aron.

JACK ARON

Trumpet/Composer

Vice President

RIC BECKER
Trombones/Tuba
November 7th Event
November 14, 2020
January 30, 2021

AERALIE BRIGHTON
Vocals
October 10, 2020

ROSS DEROCHE
Music Prep &
Post Production
June 12, 2021

BRAD DUTZ
Percussion/Composer
December 12, 2020
February 6, 2021
Master Teacher

A headshot of Executive Vice President and strings coach Karen Elaine.

KAREN ELAINE

Viola

Executive Vice President

Master Teacher

CHARLES FERNANDEZ
Composer
ASMAC
February 20, 2021
June 19, 2021

LUCAS FEHRING
Engineer
July 2021
2021-2022

MB GORDY
Percussion/Composer
February 13, 2021
April 17, 2021
Master Teacher

A headshot of woodwinds mentor Ashley Jarmack.

ASHLEY JARMACK
Flute/Oboe
August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020
June 5, 2021

JUNE KURAMOTO
Koto
November 18, 2018
August 3, 2019
July 10, 2021

A headshot of mentor Dana Lyn at the piano.

LETTRICE LAWRENCE
Vocals
March 6, 2021

DANA LYN
Violin/Piano/Composer
September 7, 2019
January 23, 2021
May 22, 2021

AKIRA NAKANO
Piano/Composer
President, CEO &
Artistic Director

REBECCA OLASON

French Horn

October 24, 2020

Javier Oviedo, Inception Board Chair and  Executive Director of the Classical Saxophone Project.
A headshot of Alexandra Rhodes of Rhodes Educational Consulting.

JAVIER OVIEDO
Classical Saxophone Project
Inception Director
June 6, 2020
November 7th Event

ALEXANDRA RHODES
Rhodes Educational
Consulting
March 27, 2021

KIM RICHMOND
Composer/Arranger
January 16, 2021
ASMAC

SAMARA RICE
Piano, Composer
Vice President
Contemporary Classical
& Youth Development

A headshot of clarinet mentor Jonathan Sacdalan.
A headshot of vocal mentor Preston Scales.

JONATHAN SACDALAN
Clarinet
August 17, 2019
2019 Concert
September 19, 2020
July 2021

PRESTON SCALES
Songwriter/Producer
April 18, 2020
November 7th Event
May 1, 2021

JEAN-PIERRE SCHMITT
Classical Saxophone Project
Inception Director
June 6, 2020
November 7th Event
Master Teacher

JONATHAN STEHNEY
Bassoon/Composer
October 3, 2020

RAYMOND TORRES-
SANTOS
Composer/Producer
ASMAC
April 24, 2021

MAKSIM VELICHKIN
Cello/Piano/Composer
August 1, 2020
November 7th Event

GENEVIEVE VINCENT
Vocalist/Composer
May 2, 2020

NATHAN WANG
Composer
January 9, 2021
ASMAC

MARK WATTERS
Composer
May 8, 2021
ASMAC

JOHN WINEGLASS
Viola/Composer
2021-2022

 

CHRISTINE WU
Violin/Composer
2021-2022

HEE JIN YOON
Harp
June 15, 2019
2019 Concert
December 5, 2020
Master Teacher