Jena Vangjel holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. She has performed with the New World Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Vangjel has been a music educator for many years, teaching in a variety of settings across the country. She is incredibly passionate about community engagement and education and, in addition to her work at Kids’ Orchestra, works extensively with Street Symphony, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that brings high-level classical performances to the city’s most underserved citizens. Vangjel is a founding member of the Los Angeles Brass Quintet and is a member of the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band.
Dr. Brian Dunbar, a native of St. Augustine, FL, performs as a soloist, orchestral performer, and chamber musician, in addition to his activities as a music educator. He earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University. From 2014-2017, he was Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Southern University and A&M College.
Prioritizing engagement in the broader community, Dr. Dunbar is a Teaching Artist for and is a member of several dynamic organizations, including The National Flute Association, Baton Rouge Music Club Auxiliary, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Music Teacher’s National Association, and of the globally recognized Sphinx Organization, which aims to promote inclusion and diversity in the arts.
Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 922-4656, ext. 101.