Nathan
Nau

Piano

 Nathan Nau graduated with a BA in music composition at Fresno State in 2017. He received composition instruction under Dr. Kenneth Froelich, Dr. Benjamin Boone, Brad Hufft, and piano instruction under Dr. Andreas Werz. He currently teaches, composes, performs, and collaborates with other colleagues and musicians.
Phone: 559-270-6847
 Will
Bollman

Guitar
Bass

Phone: 559-355-2628
 Robert
Myers

Guitar

Robert Myers has a passion for music that can be seen by his dedication to the study of music on the guitar. He received his Masters degree from California State University Fresno and has been playing guitar for over 15 years. He began taking private lessons studying electric guitar. But after being influenced by the melodies of Andalucía, he began studying classical and flamenco styles. He studied with legendary flamenco Maestro Juan Serrano during his undergraduate work at CSU Fresno. During his time there, Robert was awarded scholarship money to go abroad to study flamenco. He went to Spain and took classes taught by Manolo Sanlucar, Jose Antonio, and Paco Serrano, some of the top modern flamenco artists. Robert is also an accomplished classical guitarist as well. He studied with Dr. Corey Whitehead at CSU Fresno where earned his Masters and Bachelors degree in Music Performance. During his time at CSU Fresno, he studied arts abroad in Florence, Italy and has taken masters classes from the leading guitarist in the classical realm. Master classes with Flavio Cucci, Hubert Kappel, Eliot Fisk, Scott Tennant, Mateo Mela, Ben Verdery, Nicholas Golouses, Lito Romero, and Celine Romero. Robert has also performed for Angel Romero and Manuel Barrueco with the CSU Fresno Guitar Ensemble. He has performed with the Fresno Philharmonic, done work with Comcast Cablevision and recording for Clear Channel Radio. Robert is currently teaching guitar and music theory at Fresno City College as well as teaching privately and performing throughout the central valley.
Phone: 209-484-2677
 Jim
Cook

Guitar

Phone: 559-577-5156
 Robert
Bennett

Clarinet

Phone: 530-383-2638
 Ali
Ruiz

Cello

Phone: 858-869-7218
 Summer
Collison

Flute

 Summer Collison completed her Master’s Degree at Conservatorio di Milano di "Giuseppe Verdi in Piccolo Performance, where she studied with Nicola Mazzanti, Solo Piccolo of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Italy. In Italy, she performed in various chamber ensembles and collaboration projects with Conservatorio di Busetto and Conservatorio di Piacenza, notably a masterclass with Johan de Meij and the Progetto Discografico with Collettivo_21, a contemporary music chamber ensemble.

Summer graduated from Fresno Pacific University (FPU) with a Bachelor’s in Flute Performance, as well as a minor in mathematics, where her primary teacher was Janette Erickson, Principal Flutist of the Fresno Philharmonic. During her undergraduate studies, she performed in the FPU Symphonic Band, FPU Baroque Orchestra, FPU Chamber Trio, and Fresno Pacific Summer Music Camp as the Flute Clinician. Summer participated as principal flute in the Percy Grainger Wind Festival in Chicago, Dr. David Maslanka Residency at FPU, “No Strings Attached” Woodwind Quintet, and Fresno City Community Symphony Orchestra. Summer also appeared in local ensembles and orchestras such as the Fresno State Wind Symphony, Kings County Symphony Orchestra, and La Forza Flute Choir.

Prior to undergraduate study, Summer performed in numerous honor groups such as the Youth Orchestra of Fresno, Central California Youth Symphony, and FMCMEA Honor Band and Orchestra. She received honors such as Command Performance recipient for Solo Piccolo in the 2012 CMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and Piccolo Player in the 2013 California Band Director’s Association All-State Wind Symphony with Dr. Kraig Kirchhoff.

Summer partook in masterclasses and festivals in Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States with successful musicians and instructors such as Ali Ryerson, Keith Underwood, Jennifer Gunn, Sarah Jackson, Laurie Sokoloff, Rena Urso, Peter Verhoyen, Gudrun Hinze, Christine Erlander Beard, Pamela Stahel, Marina Piccinini, Brooke Ferguson, Davide Formisano, and Nicola Mazzanti. Summer is very passionate about music and learning.

Phone: 559-394-8834
Jay
Gunasekara

Violin
Viola

Jay was born and raised in the music community of Fresno, California - starting private lessons on violin since age 5 and private lessons on piano at age 7 all the way through college. He has studied under former principal violist of the Fresno Philharmonic, Claudia Shiuh, former violin professor of Fresno State Faculty, Dr. David Margetts, piano professor of Fresno State Andreas Werz, and various other professional instructors throughout his life.

Jay has been teaching and performing various music events (workshops, camps, quartets, competitions, solo work) for nearly 16 years, including performances abroad with a custom orchestra touring various cities in Italy and the UK. Just before his senior year in highschool, Jay auditioned for the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001 and successfully made it in as an official contracted union member and violinist. During his time at the Conservatory at University of the Pacific, he served as concertmaster for 4 years in a row under Dr. Nicolas Waldvogel. He has also played with the Stockton Symphony, Tulare / Sequoia Symphony, St. John's Chamber Orchestra during his college years. He currently plays for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Sunday mass with his quartet, and provides music to weddings, funerals, events in addition to teaching students.

Jay's teaching style is to tailor the lesson to the individual needs and personality of the student, creating a motivational and enjoyable atmosphere while pulling as much potential in the student as efficiently and quickly as possible. He teaches traditional classical music, as well as improvisation, jazz, contemporary, fiddle, irish or celtic, as well as video game and movie music scores on the violin, viola, and piano. Besides teaching and performing music, Jay enjoys learning about new things in science and technology, health and fitness, martial arts, and is an accomplished graphics artist. 
Phone: 559-241-4882
Pete
Van Der Paardt

Trumpet

Phone: 559-824-6577
Niko
East

Trombone
Euphonium

Phone: 559-862-5215
 Tracy
Crownover

Voice
Piano

Phone: 559-550-9485
 Braden
O'Shaughnessy

Beginning Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet
Saxophone

Phone: 559-392-3231
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