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William Mahrt

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.

Murray Low

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.

Mary Linduska

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.

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.

Nova Jiménez

Founding member of soprano ensemble Bella Sorella (, 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.

Melody Holmes

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.

Wendy Hillhouse

Wendy Hillhouse has taught voice at Stanford University since 2010 and has served as stage director for the Department of Music opera and musical theater productions since 2013. A mezzo soprano, she holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford, and degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Voice, BM) and the University of California at Berkeley (BA, Geology and Paleontology double major).

David Henderson

David Henderson grew up in Hartford City, Indiana, and has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School. In 1980, he gave his Carnegie Recital Hall solo debut as a winner of the East and West Artists competition, with the New York Times stating “an exceptionally accomplished instrumentalist with something to say, his work is poised, cultivated, and expressive.” In 1981, he received a first prize in saxophone from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux as a recipient of a Fulbright-ITT grant to study in France.

Alexandra Hawley

Studied with Murray Panitz, Jean-Pierre Rampal. Founding member of the Stanford Woodwind Quintet. Founder and musical director of Avedis, a San Francisco chamber music series now in its 32nd season. Performed and recorded with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Has recorded for the Naxos and Cambria labels. Toured USSR as delegate for the National Flute Association and has been invited to perform at their Conventions in Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. Performs throughout the U.S. as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles.


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