Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:40
Charlie McCarthy is a saxophonist who has played and recorded with many of the greats in jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Sarah Vaughan, Bobbie Hutcherson, George Shearing, Madeline Eastman, Radcliffe (the Cal Tjader Alumni Band), Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Bruce Forman, Lena Horne, and Joe Williams. Charlie graduated from San Francisco State College, where he was a member of a quintet named as the best in the Intercollegiate Music Festival.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:36
Doctoral studies at Boston University. Violin studies with Joseph Silverstein and Berl Senofsky; chamber music with Eugene Lehner. Founding member of, and numerous recordings with, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco; Orchestra of the 18th Century, Amsterdam; Smithsonian Chamber Players, Washington, DC; Aston Magna, New York; The Bach Ensemble, New York; American Bach Soloists; Artaria Quartet; Novello Quartet; and String Circle.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:33
Special fields: theory and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music, Medieval studies. Articles on Gregorian chant, Troubadours, Medieval Performance, Machaut, Dufay, Lasso, Dante, and English cathedrals.
Workshops in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.
Joint editor, Leonard Ratner Festschrift.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1973; NEH-Newberry grant, 1976; Mellon Junior Faculty Grant, 1978; NEH Lecturer, 1986-87, 1989-90; Chairman, Western Culture Program, 1984-85.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:30
Held previous teaching positions at University of California Berkeley and the Jazzschool in Berkeley. Guest lecturer at Stanford, San José State, Cal State Monterey Bay, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Cal State Sonoma, Jazzcamp West, and the Monterey Jazz Youth Program. Twenty-six years of perfomance, teaching, composing and arranging experience. Grammy nomination in Latin Jazz category with Macheté Ensemble 2003. Multiple appearances at major jazz festivals such Monterey, Concord, Stanford, San Francisco, San José, Big Sur, Mt.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:23
Coached with John Wustman and David Lloyd. She has sung throughout the Bay area in oratorio, recital and opera. She currently teaches voice classes at Stanford during the summer quarter, as well as teaching voice classes and a chorus at Mission College in Santa Clara. She has taught at University of California Santa Cruz, San José State University, and Santa Clara University. She maintains a private studio in Campbell, where she has been teaching for the past 13 years.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:16
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.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:34
Founding member of soprano ensemble Bella Sorella (www.bellasorella.net), tours actively in both the U.S. and abroad. Performed with ArtsPower National Touring Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, West Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Jarvis Zarzuela Conservatory, and the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program. Awards include National Association of Teachers of Singing and Sacramento Symphony and Stockton Symphony Young Artist Award. Member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and ASCAP.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:24
Studied with Isabelle Chapuis-Starr, Bettine Clemen. Master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ransom Wilson, Julius Baker, and James Pellerite, among others. Melody Holmes-Vedder has been on the flute faculty at Stanford University for the past eleven years. She is a winner of numerous solo and chamber music competitions and performs regularly as a soloist, in chamber ensembles, and in orchestras. As an educator, she has taught and directed within public and private school environments, as well as at the university level.
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:19
Submitted by Debbie Barney on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:12
Wendy Hillhouse, mezzo soprano and voice teacher, holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of California at Berkeley. During her operatic career, she sang with the Metropolitan Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and major opera companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Early in her career, Wendy won numerous competitions and awards including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Pavarotti International Competition, the Loren L. Zachary Competition, and the Eleanor Steber Competition.