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Russ Gavin

Dr. Russell Gavin is the Dr. Arthur P. Barnes Director of Bands at Stanford University. Gavin holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University. His public school teaching experiences include Director of Bands/Fine Arts Chair at Eufaula High School (Eufaula, AL) and Director of Bands at South Girard Middle School (Phenix City, AL).

Michael Galisatus

Michael Galisatus is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo, directing both the college big bands and the wind ensemble. Prior to his appointment at the College of San Mateo, Mr. Galisatus produced award winning ensembles at various San Francisco Peninsula schools including Aragon, El Camino, and South San Francisco High Schools, and directed jazz ensembles at San Francisco State University and The College of Notre Dame.

Adam Luftman

Originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Adam Luftman is currently the Principal Trumpet of both the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras.  Prior to moving to SF in 2007, Mr. Luftman held positons with the Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony in Miami, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  Adam has also been a guest artist with many of the countries finest orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. He has also enjoyed touring and recording with many of these ensembles.

John Worley

John L. Worley, Jr. is an accomplished trumpet / flugelhorn artist and leader of the bands Mo-Chi Quartet, WorlView, and Bari Bari. John is also an engaging and accomplished educator who teaches with enthusiasm, humor, and insight to a wide range of ages, experience levels, and proficiencies.

McDowell Kenley

Studied Trombone with Alan Ostrander (N.Y. Philharmonic), Edward Kleinhammer (Chicago Symphony), and with Glenn Dodson and Robert S. Harper (Philadelphia Orchestra). Principal Trombonist, the San Francisco Opera (retired). A former member of the NBC Tonight Show Band and Doc Severinsen Orchestras, Dr. Kenley has also performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Louis Bellson’s Big Band, Broadway shows, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.

Tony Clements

Began his studies at the age of seven.

Studied with Gary Tirey, Floyd Cooley, Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, and Roger Bobo.

Played with the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, The San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the Sacramento Symphony.

Currently serving as Interim Director of Bands at California State University East Bay, the conductor of Ohlone College Wind Orchestra, and conducts the Tuba Union of the Bay Area.

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