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
 Daniel
Ruiz

Piano

Daniel Ruiz grew up in the Bay Area and has studied with Andreas Werz since his arrival at Fresno State in Fall 2013. In 2018 he completed a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance with distinction. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Fresno State Concerto Competition performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor. In addition to his regular studies, Daniel has participated in master classes by Angela Yoffe, Mauricio Náder, and Nikolaas Kende, all guests for the Phillip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert series. Also, Daniel is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education. MTAC sponsors the music study program Certificate of Merit; the program provides a standard of curriculum that requires students to strive for focused musical excellence in performance, technique, ear training, sight-reading and music theory. Aside from music, Daniel is an avid nature lover and voracious reader in philosophy, art history and music history and theory.
   
Phone: 510-650-2230
 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
 Ali
Ruiz

Cello

Phone: 858-869-7218
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
 Conner
Habib

Low Brass
Double Bass

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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