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Frederick Weldy

Studied with Charles Fisher, Marion Owen, Martin Katz, and Eugene Bossart.

Performances throughout U.S., Canada, and Europe; debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, New York; soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, symphonies in Warsaw, Costa Rica.

Prizewinner in Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition; winner, East and West Artists International Auditions and Music at La Gesse Foundation Fellowship

Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship.

Ge Wang

Special fields:  interactive software systems for computer music, programming languages, mobile music, physical interaction design, new performance ensembles (e.g., laptop orchestras and mobile phone orchestras), human-computer interaction, visualization, education at the intersection of computer science and music.

Creator of the ChucK programming language; founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO); Co-founder of mobile music startup Smule; Designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and Magic Piano.

Gregory Wait

Taught at Chapman College.

Tenor soloist with Los Angeles Master Chorale, Carmel Bach Festival.

Winner, Western Regional Metropolitan Opera Prize, 1976.

Music Director, Schola Cantorum, 1989 to present. Conductor, Congregational Oratorio Society, 1985 to present.

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1997-1998.

Recorded for Orion and Crystal.

Rick Vandivier

A Graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Instrumental Performance Arts, Boston, Mr. Vandivier also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Jazz Performance from San José State University. Mr. Vandivier has over thirty years of public appearances with such artists as David Grisman, Richie Cole, Smith Dobson, Albert "Tootie Heath," John Stowell, Bruce Forman, John Handy, Mose Allison, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Mr. Vandivier has also worked with the San José Symphony Orchestra as well as the orchestras of the American Musical Theater of San José, Opera San José, and Theatreworks. Mr.

Linda Uyechi

Lecturer in the Perspectives in North American Taiko seminar, Faculty Advisor to Stanford Taiko, Performing Member: Jun Daiko (charter member), San José Taiko (1996-1999), Stanford Taiko (charter member 1992-1996). Founder and Director Summer Taiko at Stanford (1999- 2015). North American Taiko Conference Advisory Board member (2005 - 2013) and invited presenter (1997, 2005, 2011). TCA (Taiko Community Alliance) Board member (2013 to present).

Elaine Thornburgh

Studied with Malcolm Bilson, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis. Recordings on Koch International Classics, Lyrichord Early Music Series (Scarlatti CD set). California Arts Council Touring Artist; NEA Solo Recitalist Grant; semi-finalist, Sixth International Harpsichord Competition, Bruges, Belgium. Founder of Humanities West. Soloist, lecturer/recitalist, and ensemblist throughout the U.S.

Owen Dalby

Praised as "dazzling" (The New York Times), "expert and versatile" (The New Yorker), and "a fearless and inquisitive violinist" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Owen Dalby leads a rich musical life as a chamber musician, soloist, new and early music expert, orchestral concertmaster, and educator. Owen is regularly invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals from Hamburg to Honolulu, and from Iceland to Mumbai. As the newest member of the St Lawrence String Quartet, Owen made his debut at the 2015 Spoleto USA Festival.

Livia Sohn

Livia Sohn started playing the violin at the age of five, and by age seven was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division to study with the legendary Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. At the age of thirteen, she won First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. She gave her first public performance when she was 8, and her career now has included solo appearances with over 70 orchestras on five continents.

Robin Sharp

Violinist Robin Sharp is a solo performer, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Ms. Sharp performs as Concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra with conductor Benjamin Simon, and is on the music faculty at Stanford University as Full-time Lecturer in Violin.

Thomas Schultz

Studied with John Perry (at Oberlin and the University of Texas), Leonard Stein, and PHilip Lillestol.

Solo recitals in Berlin, Vienna, Kyoto, Seoul, New York (a series of six recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, recitals at Bargemusic and the Goethe Institute), San Francisco, Berkeley, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, and the Taegu International Contemporary Music Festival and the April in Santa Cruz Festival.

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