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Fabiana Claure

Fabiana Claure is a multifaceted concert pianist, educator, and entrepreneur. Her diverse musical career and successful business experience, as well as her international background—having lived in the US, Bolivia, and Cuba—have allowed her to gain an empowering and global perspective towards music and entrepreneurship education.

Poovalur Sriji

Poovalur Sriji a prolific composer, performer, educator, an 'A' top grade artist recognized by All India Radio (Indian Government through their Radio network grade the Artiste and "A" Top is the highest ranking), studied South Indian Classical music from his father P.A. Venkataraman. For over four decades Poovalur has performed with the leading artist from both South and North Indian Classical traditions. Since his move to the United States Poovalur has performed and recorded with artists such as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Bela Fleck, Mark O’ Connor, John Bergamo, Glen Velez to name a few.

Gudrun Raschen

Gudrun Raschen has extensive solo, orchestral and chamber music experience on both double bass and cello. She has given concerts in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Poland, Finland, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, South Africa and Namibia.

Christine Hill

Ms. Hill is a graduate of the University of Toronto, having double majored in Fine Art History and English. She went on to study with Renilde Montessori and obtained her Association Montessori Internationale Diploma teaching both in Canada and the U.S. for many years. She earned her TESOL certification and taught English to immigrants for 5 years before joining the College of Music in 2015.

Jason Bergman

Jason Bergman has performed throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and South America.  He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Opera.  He has also been a member of the Gulf Coast Symphony, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  In 2008, he was named Associate Principal trumpet of the Santiago Philharmonic in Santiago, Chile, where he performed during their 2008 season.

Terri Sundberg

Terri Sundberg is Professor of Flute at the University of North Texas College of Music and a member of the Crested Butte Opera Orchestra and Crested Butte Festival Symphony Orchestra.  She has been a featured concerto soloist at the Jeju International Music Festival in Korea, recipient of a State Department grant for recent performing and teaching in China and has performed extensively in New York City as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, including performances at Lincoln Center/Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall.  She is a former member of the North Coast Cham

Ed Smith

Ed Smith's music career as a jazz vibraphonist and percussionist spans more than three decades. He has performed with distinguished artists such as John Cage, Phil Wilson, Louie Bellson, Johnny Mathis, Ed Soph, Glen Velez, Trichy Sankaran, Nyoman Wenten, Hands On’Semble and many others.

John Scott

John Scott is Professor of Music in Clarinet at the University of North Texas. Mr. Scott was a member of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra (1987-2011), and has performed with such orchestras as the Dallas Symphony and the Ft. Worth Symphony, and as a recitalist and clinician throughout the United States.

Allen Whear

Allen Whear is Associate Principal Cellist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director of Pro Musica Rara, Baltimore, Maryland's premier early music ensemble. He is Principal Cellist and Recital Director of the Carmel Bach Festival in California. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, he was the recipient of an ITT International Fellowship and studied with Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam and holds a doctorate from Rutgers University.

Deborah Fabian

Deborah Fabian joined the Clarinet faculty at the University of North Texas in the fall of 1990. She is Concertmaster of the Dallas Wind Symphony, Principal Clarinetist of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and second clarinetist with the “Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra” in Durango Colorado.

Ms. Fabian has been featured as a soloist with many ensembles including the Dallas Wind Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra and Plano Symphony Orchestra.

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