Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. Currently he is directing the UCLA Wind Ensemble and Professor of the UCLA Low Brass Studio.
ALICIA MASTROMONACO-FRENCH HORN
VIRGINIA FIGUEIREDO-CLARINETDr. Figueiredo received her Bachelor of Arts from the Lisbon Superior School of Music, her Master of Music from CSU, Fullerton, and her Doctorate of
Musical Arts from UCLA. She studied under Gary Gray, Håkan Rosengren, Nuno Silva, Carlos Alves, and many others. Dr. Figueiredo is adjunct faculty at the Cypress College, California, and a clarinet freelancer throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
saxophonist DOUGLAS MASEK is recognized as one of today’s foremost
exponents of contemporary saxophone music. His performances, which have
emphasized versatility in a wide range of musical styles, from classical and
contemporary to jazz, have consistently garnered critical acclaim. The Los
Angeles Times stated that Masek’s playing is “smooth, sinuous, stunning,
stylish, dazzling, and glowing with the requisite rich color.”
Having received his Bachelor of
Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music,
and his MM degree from The Ohio State University, Dr. Masek completed his
academic education with a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of
Southern California. In much demand as a master teacher, Douglas is also a
Vandoren Elite Artist, performing and lecturing internationally at schools,
colleges, and universities. A recent visiting Professor at the University of
Cape Town, he is currently Professor of Saxophone at UCLA.
Performances include featured solo
appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Symphony in the Glen,
New West Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber
Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Los Angeles Opera Company, Long Beach Opera,
Ostgota Symphony(Sweden), orchestras in South Africa include: The Cape Town
Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Free State Symphony, KwaZulu-Natal
Symphony, Transvaal Philharmonic Orchestra,Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra
in Romania., and played to rave reviews as soloist with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic’s New Music Group, performing Franco Donatoni’s “Hot”, with
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.
Having premiered dozens of compositions written exclusively for him,
Masek's discography includes seven CD solo collections; Distant Memories,
Windwood, Recrudescence, Saxvoir Faire, Saxtronic Soundscape, Saxophone
Alternative, and EclectSax. The latter three cds, which are produced by
Centaur Records, feature compositions of Los Angeles composers.
has also recorded for Centaur, Albany, Cambria, Atlantic, Koch International,
Stereophile, Summit, and Philips Classics recording companies. Additionally, he
has performed on motion picture sound tracks for Sony, Warner, Paramount,
Universal, Disney and 20th Century, along with television and radio broadcasts.
Shelly Suminski received her Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance in May, 2007 from the University of Southern California, and her Masters of Fine Arts Degree, Multi-Focus Performance, from California Institute of the Arts in May, 2009. Her performance experience includes the following: Acaidana Symphony in LaFayette, Louisiana; Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Brevard, North Carolina;
American Youth Symphony, USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, Musical Theatre Los Angeles, Knox Brass Ensemble, New Millennium Brass Ensemble. Shelly has been a finalist at the Brevard Music Festival Concerto Competition (2003); and the winner of the Roert Marstellar Outstanding Brass Musician Award in 2007.
VICTOR REYES-COLOR GUARD CAMP DIRECTOR
Victor graduated from Cornish College of the Arts (Seatle)with a BFA in dance. He has also studied dance at the Ailey School in New York City and performed in Tokyo Japan, at Tokyo Disney Sea.
Victor joined color guard for the first time in his senior year of high school. After graduating, he joined the Concord Blue Devils winter guard in 1998 and stayed to march for four summers through 2001. After finishing with the Blue Devils, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to march in the Northern Lights winter guard and soon found himself dancing with the Kinetic Images modern dance company.
He has worked with many successful groups and is currently working color guards at El Segundo High School, Arcadia High School, and the Diamante winter guard.
Philip is a professional trumpet player based in Los Angeles. As a music educator he is on the staff of Cal State Northridge teaching Jazz Combo Class for Jazz Majors. He is also the assistant band director at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark. Philip attained his Bachelors of Music from Cal State Northridge and his Masters of Music from the Eastman School of Music in New York. At Eastman, Philip was the Assistant Director of the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble both years including 2009 when the band won the Downbeat Award for Best Collegiate Large Ensemble.
ADAM O'NEILL-PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST
Adam O’Neil received his masters degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2011. He has studied with some of the leaders in the field, and has considerable experience working with athletes of all ages who compete at an elite level. His professional interests include injury rehabilitation, psychophysiological bases of human performance, positive psychology, and the psychological characteristics of leadership and team cohesion. Adam enjoys spending free time with his family, competing in recreational sports, and being outdoors as much as he can.
For three consecutive years, Courtney Jones has been a classical semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition held in Fairfax, Va. Now living in Los Angeles, Jones will complete his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy at UCLA, where he is a Gluck Fellow. Jones also conducts the UCLA Symphonic Band and the UCLA Large Ensemble Jazz Band.
KEN MORAN -JAZZ WORKSHOP DIRECTOR
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken Moran grew up in a very musical environment and studied with many renown saxophonists in the area. Ken began playing saxophone in elementary school and soon discovered his love for Jazz and music around age 12. Ken was recognized for his musical talent at a young age, winning numerous awards in high school like the Woody Herman Jazz Award and Outstanding Musicianship at the Reno Jazz Festival every year from 1998-2002. Ken has performed numerous times internationally in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, and Japan. Performances have included acclaimed festivals like the Reno Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, and venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, Catalina’s Jazz Club, Yoshi’s Jazz Club. His saxophone teachers have included Dann Zinn, Dave Ellis, Rob Lockhart, Bob Sheppard, Walter Smith III, and Seamus Blake. Currently, Ken is heavily involved with the diverse music scene in Los Angeles, playing Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute in all genres of music and teaching woodwinds privately. In 2007, he founded the At Home Music Academy, making quality in-home music education more accessible for students and families in the Los Angeles area. Recently, Ken has performed with world renown jazz pianist Chick Corea and the international Blues artist Roy Gaines, among many others. He can can be seen performing with his own group the Ken Moran Group, the Elliot Deutsch Big Band, and many other music groups throughout the Los Angeles area.
John Campbell has performed professionally for over 30 years. From 1969-1974, he was principal bassoon with the Calgary Philharmonic. Currently, he is a free-lance player in Southern California, and principal bassoon with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the Bakersfield Symphony, the West Los Angeles Symphony, and the Burbank Chamber Orchestra.
Formerly, he was principal bassoon with Glendale Symphony under Carmen Dragon. Currently, Mr. Campbell is on the faculties of Pepperdine University, Caifornial State Universities, Los Angeles, and Dominguez Hills, Biola University, and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB.
John’s teaching has been successful and
rewarding. Many of his students have
done well, playing with the Hong Kong Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia
Chamber Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Halifax
Sym. and the Victoria Sym.