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YOUNG COMPOSERS MENTORING PROGRAM

This video features the following music by our composers:

"Pilot" - Jayleen Montoya, "Tower of Babel", Christopher Lee, "Secret Identity" - Jayleen Montoya, "'Lion King' Rescore" - Bradley Carpiuc, "Raindrop Dance" - Luca Millard-Kish and "12.11.10" - Christopher Lee.

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Click here or on the above image to join our celebration of our inaugural collaboration with the Young Choreographer's Project.

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Click on the above image to join our season finale from June 11, 2022

Photo of students and mentors on a zoom celebration. Links to Annual Report.

Click on the above image to link to our 2021 Annual Report.

Read about all the things we have done.

(Please email for a pdf)

MENTORS
2021-2022

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

A headshot of Adrienne Albert. Click to link to bio.
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ADRIENNE ALBERT
Composer
March 12, 2022
April 2, 2022

AUSTIN ALI
Composer-in-Residence

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

RIC BECKER
Trombones/Tuba
November 7th Event
November 14, 2020
January 30, 2021
June 4, 2022

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WAYNE BERGERON
Trumpet
May 21, 2022

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

ROSS DEROCHE
Music Prep &
Post Production
June 12, 2021
April 9, 2022

A headshot of Executive Vice President and strings coach Karen Elaine. Click for Karen's bio.

KAREN ELAINE
Viola
Master Teacher

A headshot of mentor Charles Fernandez. Click for Chuck's bio.

CHARLES FERNANDEZ
Composer
ASMAC
Inception Director
February 20, 2021
June 19, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021
April 30, 2022

Headshot of mentor Lucas Fehring

LUCAS FEHRING
Engineer
July 2021
November 13, 2021
April 30, 2022
Summer 2022
Master Teacher

 

A headshot of percussion mentor MB Gordy. Click for MB's bio.

MB GORDY
Percussion/Composer
February 13, 2021
April 17, 2021
Summer 2022

Master Teacher

A headshot of woodwinds mentor Ashley Jarmack. Click for Ashley's bio.

ASHLEY JARMACK
Flute/Oboe
August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020
June 5, 2021
July 2, 2021
January 22, 2022
February 12, 2022
April 30, 2022

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EIKO JIN
Composer-in-Residence

 

Headshot of Igor Kogan. Click for Igor's bio.

IGOR KOGAN
Jazz Bass
January 8, 2022

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GAYLE LEVANT
ASMAC
November 14, 2020
November 16, 2020
March 12, 2022
March 19, 2022
April 30, 2022

A headshot of mentor Dana Lyn at the piano. Click for Dana's bio.

DANA LYN
Violin/Piano/Composer
September 7, 2019
January 23, 2021
May 22, 2021
Summer 2022

A headshot of Akira Nakano at the piano. Click for Akira's bio.

AKIRA NAKANO
Piano/Composer
President, CEO &
Artistic Director

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MARIA NEWMAN
Composer
April 23, 2022

A headshot of Javier Oviedo holding a saxophone. Click for Javier's bio.
A headshot of  Big Band Arranging mentor Kim Richmond. Click for Kim's bio.
A headshot of Samara Rice. Click for Samara's bio.

JAVIER OVIEDO
Classical Saxophone Project
Inception Board Chair
June 6, 2020
November 7th Event
January 29, 2022
April 30, 2022

KIM RICHMOND
Composer/Arranger
January 16, 2021
February 26, 2022
ASMAC

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

A headshot of clarinet mentor Jonathan Sacdalan. Click for Jonathan's bio.

JONATHAN SACDALAN
Clarinet
August 17, 2019
2019 Concert
September 19, 2020
July 2021
February 5, 2022

A headshot of Jean-Pierre Schmitt. Click for JP's bio.
A headshot of mentor Jonathan Stehney holding his bassoon. Click for Jonathan's bio.
A headshot of mentor Maksim Velichkin playing the cello.

JEAN-PIERRE SCHMITT
Classical Saxophone Project
Inception Director
June 6, 2020
November 7th Event
October 23, 2021
January 29, 2022
Master Teacher

JONATHAN STEHNEY
Bassoon/Composer
October 3, 2020
February 26, 2022

 

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

Headshot of mentor Alan Wang. Click for Alan's bio.

ALAN WANG
Double Bass
November 20, 2021

A headshot of mentor John Wineglass. Click for John's bio.

JOHN WINEGLASS
Viola/Composer
October 16, 2021