MENTORS

2018-2021

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A headshot of  mentor George Abud.

GEORGE ABUD
Oud
May 15, 2021

A headshot of mentor Kevork Andonian at the piano.

KEVORK ANDONIAN
Piano/Composer
August 17, 2019
March 21, 2020
November 7th Event

A headshot of Inception Vice President Jack Aron.

JACK ARON

Vice President

Trumpet/Composer

A headshot of Kate Bacich.

KATE BACICH
Past Vice President
Music Education
College Prep
Trombone/Composer

A headshot of low brass mentor Ric Becker playing his trombone.

RIC BECKER
Brass
Nov 7th Event
Nov 14, 2020
January 30, 2021

A headshot of vocal mentor Aeralie Brighton.

AERALIE BRIGHTON
Vocals
October 10, 2020

A headshot of Lucas Brooker.

LUCAS BROOKER
Vice President
Jazz Studies &
Student Engagement
Guitar/Composer

A headshot of mentor Ross deRoche with his tuba.

ROSS DEROCHE
Music Prep &
Post Production
June 12, 2021

A headshot of mentor Joel Douek.

JOEL DOUEK
IMAX Composer
June 1, 2019

A headshot of percussion mentor Brad Dutz.

BRAD DUTZ
Percussion/Composer
December 12, 2020
February 6, 2020

A headshot of Inception Executive Vice President Karen Elaine.
A headshot of mentor Tommy Faragher.

KAREN ELAINE
Executive Vice President
Viola
July 25, 2020
November 7th Event

TOMMY FARAGHER
Piano/Composer
Producer
December 1, 2018
2019 Concert

 

A headshot of mentor Charles Fernandez.

CHARLES FERNANDEZ
Composer
November 14, 2020
February 20, 2021
ASMAC

A headshot of M.B. Gordy

M.B. GORDY
Percussion
February 20, 2021
April 17, 2021
July 2021

A headshot of film scoring mentor Tom Hiel.

TOM HIEL
Piano/Composer
Film Scoring
May 18, 2019
June 20, 2020
November 7th Event

A headshot of storytelling mentor D.W. Jacobs.

D.W. JACOBS
Theatre Producer
May 1, 2021

A headshot of woodwind mentor Ashley Jarmack.

ASHLEY JARMACK
Flute/Oboe
August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020

A headshot of mentor Clinton Johnson.

CLINTON JOHNSON
Piano/Composer
November 17, 2018
April 6, 2019

A headshot of mentor Jeness Johnson.

JENESS JOHNSON
Cello/Composer
May 4, 2019
2019 Concert

A headshot of violin mentor Emer Kinsella.

EMER KINSELLA
Violin/Composer
July 20, 2019
2019 Concert
July 11, 2020

A headshot of George Ko at the piano.

GEORGE KO
Piano/Composer
December 19, 2020

A headshot of June Kuramoto wih her koto.

JUNE KURAMOTO
Koto/Composer
November 18, 2018
August 3, 2019

A headshot of vocal mentor Lettrice Lawrence.

LETTRICE LAWRENCE
Vocals
March 6, 2021

A headshot of Amy Aizhou Liu with her guitar.

AMY (AIZHOU) LIU
Mentor
Leadership Team
Singer/Composer

Mentor Dana Lyn at the piano.

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

A headshot of bass mentor Ethan Moffitt.

ETHAN MOFFITT
Double Bass/Composer
August 15, 2020

Flamenco guitar mentor Molina with a guitar.

MOLINA
Flamenco Guitar
November 17, 2018
December 1, 2018
March 16, 2019
2019 Concert

Engineering mentor Claire Morison at a mixing board.

CLAIRE MORISON
Co-Artistic Director
Producer/Engineer
2018-2019
May 16, 2020
November 7th Event

A photo of Akira Nakano at the piano.

AKIRA NAKANO
Piano/Composer
President &
Artistic Director

A headshot of mash-up mentor Van-Anh Nguyen.

VAN-ANH NGUYEN
Piano/Composer
November 7, 2020

A headshot of mentor Rebecca Olason with her French horn.

REBECCA OLASON

French Horn

October 24, 2020

Board chair Javier Oviedo with a saxophone.

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

Percussion Ben Phelps playing the marimba.
A headshot of Alexandra Rhodes of Rhodes Educational Consulting.
A headshot of mentor Kim Richmond with his saxophone.
A headshot of VP of Contemporary Classical  & Youth Development

BEN PHELPS

Percussion/Composer

June 30, 2019

2019 Concert

ALEXANDRA RHODES
Rhodes EducationalConsultingMarch 27, 2021

KIM RICHMOND
Composer
January 16, 2021
ASMAC

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

A headshot of vocal mentor Preston Scales.

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

A headshot of mentor Jonathan Sacadalan with his clarinet.

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

 

A headshot of Inception Director Jean-Pierre Schmitt.

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

A headshot of Blythe Schulte.

BLYTHE SCHULTE
Mentor
Leadership Team
Strategic Innovation

A headshot of mentor Jonathan Stehney with his bassoon.

JONATHAN STEHNEY
Bassoon/Composer
October 3, 2020

A headshot of mentor Raymond Torres-Santos at the piano.

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

A headshot of mentor Maksim Velichkin playing the cello.

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

A headshot of mentor Genevieve Vincent.

GENEVIEVE VINCENT
Vocalist/Composer
May 2, 2020

A headshot of mentor Joseph Vranas a conductor's baton.

JOSEPH VRANAS
Trumpet/Composer
Oct 17, 2020

A headshot of mentor Nathan Wang.

NATHAN WANG
Composer
ASMAC
January 9, 2021

A headshot of mentor Mark Watters.

MARK WATTERS
Composer
May 8, 2021
ASMAC

A headshot of mentor John Wineglass.

JOHN WINEGLASS
Viola/Composer
2021-2022

A headshot of baritone sax mentor Courtney Wright.

COURTNEY WRIGHT
Baritone Sax/Composer
April 10, 2021

The Inception Logo in lieu of a headshot of mentor Christine Wu.

CHRISTINE WU
Violin/Composer
2021-2022

A headshot of Hee Jin Yoon with her harp.

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

A headshot of mentor Terence Young playing the electric cello,.

TERENCE YOUNG

Electric Cello

May 18, 2019

2019 Concert