KIDS’ ORCHESTRA FACULTY

Kids’ Orchestra employs approximately 70 teaching artists each year. Faculty members include professional musicians who perform in local and regional symphonies and chamber ensembles, professors from area universities, doctoral and master’s candidates from area universities, and certified teachers in local school systems. All teaching artists have proven pedagogical skills in the teaching of their applied instrument and participate in ongoing professional development as active Kids’ Orchestra instructors.

FALL 2017 FACULTY

Kids’ Choir

Jason Bowers, children’s choir conductor

Emily DeFoe, children’s choir conductor

Henrique Gomes, accompanist

Camilla Pugh, accompanist

Buchanan Elementary

Kyle Cherwinski, percussion

Vonda Cooper, foundations

Sophie Fortunato, violin

Clark Lambert, trumpet

Randy Manning, violin

Hannah Pitrie, clarinet

Carmen Rodriguez, bass

Capitol Elementary

Maria Alexander, viola

Jacob Ciulla, trumpet

Mark Collins, percussion

Kimberly Hilliard, foundations

Mariana Krewer, violin

Erika Larsen, flute

Haley Moore, ensemble leader

Raudol Palacios, cello

Austin Richardson, trombone

Cari Sands, clarinet

Beth Wallace, foundations

Claiborne Elementary

Sinella Aghassi, violin

Maria Alexander, ensemble leader

Harrison Dollar, clarinet

Wagner Duarte, cello

Gabriela Gomez, flute

Larry Heard, trombone

Brandy Johnson, foundations

Gustavo Miranda, percussion

Rob Nelson, ensemble leader

Guillermo Quiros, viola

Dufrocq Elementary

Sinella Aghassi, foundations

Sheila Brock, foundations

Vonda Cooper, percussion

Brian Dunbar-Kastella, flute

Cameron Normand, bass

Hannah Urdea-Marcus, violin

LaSalle Elementary

Joshua Burgos, viola

Shane Courville, trumpet

Brian Elizondo, percussion

Matthew Huff, flute

Maricel Mendez, violin

Jolisa Singletary, foundations

Anton Zholondz, violin

Magnolia Woods Elementary

Carlos Diaz, clarinet

Gabi Eaves, foundations

Brenden Goff, flute

Raudol Palacios, cello

Thomas Vercher, percussion

Anton Zholondz, violin

Mayfair Elementary

Iuliia Aleksyeyeva, viola

Suzanne Buerkle, flute

John Dupre, trumpet

Mitchell Mobley, percussion

Dominique Petite, foundations

Natasha Sieczkowska, violin

Ryan Elementary

Mark Collins, percussion

Harrison Dollar, clarinet

Gabriela Gomez, flute

Larry Heard, trombone

Michael Hull, ensemble leader

Mariana Krewer, violin

Julius Kyakuwa, foundations

Maricel Mendez, viola

Guillermo Quiros, cello

Brandon Schittone, trumpet

St. James

Iuliia Aleksyeyeva, violin

Lisa Dameron, foundations

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet

Joshua Burgos, viola

Sophie Fortunato, violin

Wilbert Gilley, clarinet

Anna Herrera, cello

Ivy Holladay, flute

Nicole Knower, foundations

Deborah Ribeiro, violin

SITE COORDINATORS and ACADEMIC FACULTY

BUCHANAN
Marsha Grant
Betty Wilkerson

CAPITOL
Kerra Augustine
Gail Arline
Kotina Hardnett
Raegan White

CLAIBORNE
Cathy Griffin
Sharon Nixon
Chantell Terell
Roslyn Terrell
Rahsha Williams

DUFROCQ
Marsha Grant
Betty Wilkerson

LASALLE
Betty Cade
Juliane Denis

MAGNOLIA WOODS
Erica LeJeune
Tramaine Moten

MAYFAIR
Erica LaJeune
Angel Morgan

RYAN
Lenilla Daniel
Cherlyn Jackson
Jeanine Leonard
Erica Mars
Kristi Ruffin
LaCole Wolfe

WESTDALE
Crystal Cherry Davis
Julianna Compton