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Stephen Harrison

Studied with George Neikrug, Andor Toth, Jr., Margaret Rowell, Eugene Lehner.

Member, Ives String Quartet. Cellist, Stanford String Quartet (1983-1997).

Solo cellist, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

Former principal, the Chamber Symphony of San Francisco, New England Chamber Orchestra, The Opera Company of Boston.

Faculty member the Rocky Ridge Music Center and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop Centrum/Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop.

Dawn Harms

Dawn Harms leads an active musical life as a violinist, violist, chamber musician and conductor. For ten years, Dawn was first violinist with the Harrington String Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Fischoff and Evian International chamber music competitions. She played first violin for five years with the Santa Fe Opera. A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Dawn holds the position of co-concertmaster with the Oakland Symphony, and concertmaster of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.

Debra Fong

Violinist Debra Fong is Concertmaster of the Peninsula Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the San José Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Second Violinist of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She spends her summers as a first violinist with the Grammy Award-winning Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.

Charles Ferguson

Studied with Oscar Ghiglia, Rodrigo Riera, Andres Segovia, Jose Tomas; workshops with Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro. Guest soloist, Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamenco. Solo recitals in U.S., Canada, Venezuela.
 

Greer Ellison

Studied with George Lister at the Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique. Studied with modern and Baroque flute teachers Robert Willoughby, Frans Vester, and Barthold Kuijken. Winner of an International Telephone and Telegraph grant through the IIE. Studied flute in Den Haag for two years on this grant. Member of the California Symphony for 20 years. Principal and solo flutist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra for ten years. Member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in the 1990s. Toured Peru with NYC’s Poetica Musica.

Paul DeMarinis

Paul DeMarinis has been working as an electronic media artist since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions. He has performed internationally at The Kitchen, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Het Apollohuis in Holland and at Ars Electronica in Linz and created music for Merce Cunningham Dance Co. His interactive audio artworks have been shown at the I.C.C. in Tokyo, Bravin Post Lee Gallery in New York and The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

Laura Dahl

Specialist in chamber music and vocal coaching.

Performances throughout U.S. (including Carnegie Hall), Germany,and England.

Founding member of the Harmida Piano Trio.

Artistic Director: Jess Shenson Recital Series at Stanford and the Music by the Mountain summer festival in northern California.

Christopher Costanza

For over three decades, cellist Christopher Costanza has enjoyed a varied and exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of a prestigious Solo Recitalists Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Costanza has performed to wide critical acclaim in nearly every state in the U.S., and in Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, and Hungary.

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.
 

Chris Chafe

Special fields: composition, contemporary music performance, musical signal analysis and modeling, computer networks for audio, new instrument design.

Articles published in various technical journals including Journal of New Music Research, Computer Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, Proceedings of ICMC, IEEE conferences.

Recordings available on compact disc.

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