I am here to share my love and knowledge of djembe with you. Because it sets my soul free like a bird soaring through clouds and connects me with people in a joyous way, I love drumming. Like most people who play and listen to djembe music, I smile and laugh when I play; it’s…

Ryan Hale

Ryan Hale is a classical pianist and organist currently pursuing a master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying with Dr. Jennifer Hayghe. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Ryan began his study of the piano at age 8 with Mr. Glen Harper. Since then, his passion for music has driven him…

Rebecca Ortiz is currently studying at the University of Colorado Boulder pursuing her doctoral degree in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy under the tutelage of Dr. Ryan Gardner. Originally from Laredo, Texas, Rebecca received her B.M. from the University of Texas at Austin – Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, and her M.M. from Southern…

Clarinet

Dr. Randel Leung is an active educator, performer, and arts administrator in the Colorado area. Leung started piano lessons at the age of five and joined the children’s choir when he was nine years old. Later, he was interested in learning the clarinet during seventh grade and has been playing since then. Leung earned a…

Molly Kittle
Josh McNulty

Josh McNulty is a pianist, drummer, composer, and writer. He began playing drums at 9 and then started to play piano and guitar at 14. Learning to play piano and guitar inspired him to explore composition/improvisation. His work emphasizes texture, continuity, and flow.To achieve this he combines layers of piano/guitar driven melodies. After studying Ethnomusicology…

Joeli is a Dallas native and graduate of Texas Tech University. During her time at Texas Tech, she served as principal of the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble and performed with the Contemporary Music Ensemble. Joeli was also a founding member of the “Tumblewinds” undergraduate woodwind quintet, which performed at Texas Music Educators…

Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, and Classical Guitar

Guitarist Henry Spencer began studying music at the University of North Carolina School of the Art’s high school college preparatory program. He completed his graduate studies under a full assistantship with the University of Akron (MM ’18) and graduated cum laude from East Carolina University (BM ’15). While in school, Henry enjoyed performances with a…

Born in Santo André, Brazil, Henrique Borges started his musical studies in 2005 in the city of Guarujá with Jamir Carlos dos Santos. In 2009, Henrique began his undergraduate studies in Piano Performance at the University of Campinas under the guidance of Dr. Maurícy Martin. In 2013, he went to Temple University to pursue his…

Hailey Jang began her musical studies at age five at SUZUKI Academy. She studied with Nam-Yun Kim, a student of Felix Galimir and Ivan Galamian in her teenage ages. After she graduated from university in Seoul, Korea, she continued her career as a section violinist in Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra with Gum Nanse in Seoul. Now,…