YOUNG COMPOSERS MENTORING PROGRAM

This video features music by our composers

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

TECTONIC MERGERS: FRICTIONS IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Formal music education remains regressive, focused on replication rather than innovation. Non-profits had stepped into the gap, embracing modern music-making and industry readiness. The pandemic’s tectonic shift to virtual creative technologies has disrupted both traditional and non-traditional teaching. Will virtual and non-traditional strategies connect these worlds post-pandemic? Will these disruptive additions help us merge into more pluralist instructional approaches?

Akira Nakano (Los Angeles Inception Orchestra)
David Sears (Grammy Foundation)
Frank Heuser (UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music)
Gigi Johnson (Maremel Institute, Center for Creative Futures)

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MENTORS

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KEVORK ANDONIAN

Piano/Composer

August 17, 2020

November 7th Event

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JACK ARON

Trumpet/Composer

Vice President

Music Education &

Music Technology

RIC BECKER

Trombones/Tuba

November 7th Event

November 14, 2020

January 30, 2021

AERALIE BRIGHTON

Vocals

October 10, 2020

LUCAS BROOKER

Guitar/Composer

Vice President

Jazz Studies &

Student Engagement

BRAD DUTZ

Percussion/Composer

December 12, 2020

February 6, 2021

Master Teacher

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KAREN ELAINE

Viola

Executive Vice President

Master Teacher

CHARLES FERNANDEZ

Composer

ASMAC

February 20, 2021

MB GORDY

Percussion/Composer

February 13, 2021

Master Teacher

TOM HIEL

Piano/Composer

Film Scoring

May 18, 2019

2019 Concert

June 20, 2020

November 7th Event

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ASHLEY JARMACK

Flute/Oboe

August 29, 2020

September 26, 2020

EMER KINSELLA

Violin/Composer

July 20, 2019

2019 Concert

July 11, 2020

GEORGE KO

Piano/Composer

December 19, 2020

LETTRICE LAWRENCE

Vocals

March 6, 2021

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AMY (AIZHOU) LIU

Singer/Composer

Vice President

DANA LYN

Violin/Piano/Composer

September 7, 2019

January 23, 2021

ETHAN MOFFITT

Double Bass/Composer

August 15, 2020

CLAIRE MORISON

Producer/Engineer

Co-Artistic Director

May 16, 2020

November 7th Event

AKIRA NAKANO

Piano/Composer

President, CEO &

Artistic Director

REBECCA OLASON

French Horn

October 24, 2020

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VAN-ANH NGUYEN &

MARK OLSEN

Piano/Percussion

Composer/Arrangers

November 7th Event

JAVIER OVIEDO

Classical Saxophone Project

Inception Director

June 6, 2020

November 7th Event

KIM RICHMOND

Composer/Arranger

January 16, 2021

ASMAC

JONATHAN SACDALAN

Clarinet

August 17, 2019

2019 Concert

September 19, 2020

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PRESTON SCALES

Songwriter/Producer

April 18, 2020

November 7th Event

JEAN-PIERRE SCHMITT

Classical Saxophone Project

Inception Director

June 6, 2020

November 7th Event

Master Teacher

JONATHAN STEHNEY

Bassoon/Composer

October 3, 2020

MAKSIM VELICHKIN

Cello/Piano/Composer

August 1, 2020

November 7th Event

GENEVIEVE VINCENT

Vocalist/Composer

May 2, 2020

JOSEPH VRANAS

Trumpet/Composer

October 17, 2020

NATHAN WANG

Composer

January 9, 2021

ASMAC

HEE JIN YOON

Harp

June 15, 2019

2019 Concert

December 5, 2020

Master Teacher

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