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YOUNG COMPOSERS MENTORING PROGRAM

This video features music by our composers

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

The student and mentor participants of the August 7, 2021 culmination event. Click picture to go to Celebration page with videos.

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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The Inception Podcast has launched! Hear from faculty, composers, mentors, parents and other members of the Inception family.

Click here to listen.

MENTORS
2021-2022

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

A headshot of  mentor George Abud. Click for George's bio.

GEORGE ABUD
Oud
May 15, 2021

A headshot of Jack Aron. Click for Jack Aron's bio.

JACK ARON

Trumpet/Composer

Vice President

A headshot of Ric Becker. Click for Ric's bio.

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

A headshot of Aeralie Brighton. Click for Aeralie's headshot.

AERALIE BRIGHTON
Vocals
Vice President  Vocal Performance & Artist Engagement
October 10, 2020
November 6, 2021
Master Teacher

A headshot of Ross deRoche. Click for Ross's headshot.

ROSS DEROCHE
Music Prep &
Post Production
June 12, 2021

A headshot of Brad Dutz. Click here for Brad's bio.

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

A headshot of mentor Charles Fernandez.

CHARLES FERNANDEZ
Composer
ASMAC
February 20, 2021
June 19, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021

The Inception logo in lieu of a headshot of Lucas Fehring.

LUCAS FEHRING
Engineer
July 2021
November 13, 2021

A headshot of percussion mentor MB Gordy.

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

A headshot of woodwinds mentor Ashley Jarmack. Links to bio.

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

A headshot of koto mentor June Kuramoto.

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

A headshot of vocal mentor Lettrice Lawrence.
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

A headshot of President, Artistic Director and orchestration coach Akira Nakano at the piano.

AKIRA NAKANO
Piano/Composer
President, CEO &
Artistic Director

A headshot of French horn mentor Rebecca Olason.

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.
A headshot of  Big Band Arranging mentor Kim Richmond.

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

ALEXANDRA RHODES
Rhodes Educational
Consulting
March 27, 2021

KIM RICHMOND
Composer/Arranger
January 16, 2021
ASMAC

A headshot of VP of Contemporary Classical  & Youth Development

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

A headshot of clarinet mentor Jonathan Sacdalan.
A headshot of vocal mentor Preston Scales.
Jean-Pierre Schmitt, Inception Director and Artistic Director of the Classical Saxophone Project.
A headshot of mentor Jonathan Stehney holding his bassoon.

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

A headshot of mentor Raymond Torres-Santos, ASMAC Board Mentor.
A headshot of mentor Maksim Velichkin playing the cello.

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

MAKSIM VELICHKIN
Cello/Piano/Composer
August 1, 2020
November 7th Event
July 2021
October 30, 2021

A headshot of Genevieve Vincent.

GENEVIEVE VINCENT
Vocalist/Composer
May 2, 2020

A headshot of mentor Nathan Wang.

NATHAN WANG
Composer
January 9, 2021
ASMAC

A headshot of mentor Mark Watters.
A headshot of mentor John Wineglass.
The Inception logo in lieu of a headshot of Christine Wu.
A headshot of harp mentor Hee Jin Yoon.

MARK WATTERS
Composer
May 8, 2021
ASMAC

JOHN WINEGLASS
Viola/Composer
October 16, 2021

ALAN WANG
Double Bass
November 20, 2021

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