Emma Terrell is majoring in Music Performance and minoring in Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Coming from a musical family, she was introduced to classical music at a very young age. After being introduce to music through piano and voice, she started to specialize in percussion when she was in middle school. In 2011, she performed in Europe, touring with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Southern Wind Ensemble. Emma Terrell performed with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, the Shepherd School Opera orchestra, and with multiple well-known musicians in various chamber ensembles.
Alberto Rodríguez Herrero
Born in Madrid, Alberto Rodríguez studied the viola in Spain with Ignacio González and David Quiggle. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Hochschule für Musik “Félix Mendelssohn” in Leipzig, where he studied under Tatjana Masurenko. As an orchestral musician he performed with the Youth National Spanish Orchestra (JONDE), the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra or the Basel Sinfonietta. Very active in chamber musician, he is a member of the “Soriak String Quartet” and received several awards at the “Félix Mendelssohn” Chamber Music Competition. Passionate about teaching, Alberto is currently finishing his Master’s in pedagogy in violin and viola with the violist Silvia Simionescu in the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland. He worked in different projects in SINEM (National System for Music Education) in Costa Rica and is a viola teacher at the International School of Basel and the “Superar” Suisse Orchestral Program.
Known for her compelling performance and interpretation, violinist Janice Lee has performed as soloist with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lee recently performed at the inauguration of the new president of Cuyahoga Community College, Classical Revolution Cleveland and also at the Cleveland Composers’ Guild Recital at Cleveland State University. She also plays with CityMusic Cleveland, Erie Philharmonic, Firelands Symphony Orchestra and other regional orchestras. While completing her masters in Violin Performance at Cleveland Institute of Music, she taught private students at Cleveland School of the Arts Upper Campus and gave sectionals at The Orchestra Program at Tri-C. Ms. Lee currently teaches at CSA Lower Campus as an Artist in Residence and at CityMusicKidz Youth Orchestra Program. Studies with her principal teachers, Ivan Zenaty, Ara Gregorian and Wanchi Huang were supplemented with masterclasses which included working with Elina Valhalla, Axel Strauss, and Yehonatan Berick.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Andrea is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Yale University under the tutelage of Don Palma, and in 2013 she graduated from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Thomas Sperl. Andrea has toured in Central and South America as a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and is an alumnus of the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra and the Hot Springs Festival. In addition to performing, Andrea enjoys teaching and taking part in musical outreach programs. In 2012 she participated in the Youth Orchestra of the America’s Global Leaders Program, with which she travelled twice to Puebla, Mexico to teach in an afterschool music program. She currently teaches numerous students in New Haven public schools, as well as undergraduate bass students at Yale. Outside of her musical endeavors Andrea enjoys cooking, running, and waterskiing.
Erica Jacobs-Perkins, violin, is passionate about demystifying classical music-making. A graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, she is currently teaching and performing in Montreal after having recently completed a B.A. in English Literature. Her recent projects include playing in the Orchestre Lyrique de Montréal, writing about the application to classical music performance of T.S. Eliot’s essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, and instilling perfect posture into sometimes-rowdyyoung violinists at the McGill Conservatory. She has participated in numerous festivals and workshops, including Bowdoin International Music Festival (‘14), Orford String Quartet Seminar (‘13), Texas Music Festival (‘11), and Interlochen Arts Camp (’04-’06, ’09, ’10). Erica is a native of Rochester, NY and is an alumna of the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Hochstein School of Music, and the Kanack School of Music (where she has also coached a violin ensemble). Her principal teachers have been Felicia Moye, Denise Lupien, and Virginia Wensel.
Swiss-American violinist Aniela Eddy graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has performed regularly with the West Side Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble LPR, the Magik*Magik Orchestra, City Music Cleveland, ArtsConnect, and the CWRU Baroque Orchestra. In addition to founding a volunteer teaching program between the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Bay Academy, Aniela has toured throughout India, giving concerts to promote and sponsor different organizations. She is a recipient of the Avanti Award of the Joseph and Frances Brucia Foundation, which she received in 2009, and is currently a faculty member at the Aurora School of Music.
Micheal Barnes (b. 1994) has performed with groups such as the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in their Inaugural Season, the Ft. Smith Symphony, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Barnes has performed in Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and across the United States. He has placed as a finalist or winner in young artist competitions such as the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artist Competition, the Great Plains International Marimba Competition, and the Hellam Young Artist Competition. Barnes has been a soloist with groups such as the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble, the OSU Wind Ensemble, and the Delta Symphony. He is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and plans on pursuing advanced degrees. Barnes is a member of Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and is a Vic Firth Young Artist.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, violinist Emily Botel studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Emily is a founding member of the unconducted chamber orchestra, One Found Sound and the baroque ensemble, MUSA. She has performed with festival orchestras such as the Banff Festival Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra and regularly performs with various Bay Area ensembles such as the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She loves playing with indie rock and pop bands in recording studios, venues like The Fillmore, and festivals such as Stern Grove. Emily is a certified Suzuki teacher and has a private teaching studio in San Francisco.
Erica Cherry is a clarinetist and teaching artist active in the Philadelphia area. Passionate about both performance and education, she maintains a vibrant and creative studio of over 40 clarinet and piano students. Erica also acts as a woodwind director and coach for the Young Musicians Community Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, where she leads rehearsals and sectionals and coaches chamber ensembles. She is an advocate for accessible music education and outreach, and has worked as a lead teacher for the Whiz Kids Music Program, bringing music to underserved schools, and COR Music Project, a growing El-Sistema inspired program in Cincinnati. Erica has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center; recent performances include concerts with the CCM Philharmonia, Pierre Monteux School Orchestra, and the Bucks County Symphony. She has also developed a series of interactive children’s concerts that are currently being presented in local non-traditional spaces. Erica completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and previously studied at Carnegie Mellon University.
Hilary Glen has been praised as a “standout performer” who has successfully “taken on the demanding and most expressive responsibilities assigned to the instrument.” As a passionate chamber musician, Ms. Glen has been invited to play with faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and the Lamont School of Music in Denver. She is the Music Director of a new collaborative music and dance ensemble: Chamber Ballet Brockport. Dedicated to life-long learning, Ms. Glen is a devoted teacher and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to access and create beauty through music. Working to ensure that music is a part of everyday education, Ms. Glen regularly visits schools, presenting hands-on, experience-based workshops for students of all ages. Also an experienced orchestral musician, Ms. Glen is a fellow with the New World Symphony and performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Her primary teachers include Janos Starker, Alan Harris, and Helga Winold.
Kevin Judge is a bassoonist committed to bringing a variety of experiences to artistically engaged audiences. Mr. Judge’s work as a performer and teacher has led him to establish an international presence; his orchestral experience has given him the opportunity to perform with various orchestras, under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, and Larry Rachleff. Currently, he is the principal bassoonist of the Des Moines Symphony. Mr. Judge’s passion for teaching has led him to serve on the faculty at Iowa State University. Prior to his appointment at Iowa State, he pursued a Master of Music degree at Rice University, under the tutelage of Benjamin Kamins. While attending Rice University, he was the Education Outreach Coordinator for their music program, helping elementary students in the Greater Houston Area to better understand classical music in an interactive environment.
Horn player Julie Rochus has performed across Canada, the United States and Latin America. Currently living in Moncton, Julie is a Teaching Artist with Sistema New Brunswick and a member of Tutta Musica, the professional ensemble of Sistema NB. Last season, Julie was Principal Horn of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony (Illinois), Second Horn of Sinfonia da Camera (Illinois) and a solo competition prizewinner at the 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference. As a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Julie spent six weeks touring Central America which included performing in the first orchestral concert in the history of Belize. Julie holds degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Glenn Gould School and Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a laureate of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Global Leadership program
As the daughter to the former concertmaster of the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Colleen Wang began playing violin with her mother and ever since, music has been equated with life. Her performance experience ranges from back-up strings on American National Public Radio for A Prairie Home Companion, world premieres at the Midwest Composers Symposium, traditional music at the Taipei National Concert Hall, collaborative publications of jazz-classical fusion and pasticcio opera, to orchestral concerts under world-renowned conductors Lorin Maazel and Robert Spano. She is currently the Violin Teaching Fellow for the Umoja Music School in Tanzania. Before moving to East Africa, Colleen taught violin all over Michigan and played a major role in securing funds for the Cooperative Outreach Music Program, which provides access to music lessons for the under-served community. She graduated with a B.M. and M.M. from Indiana University as an Artistic Excellence Fellow.