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Teagan Faran

Violin

 GCPA 0118 | (765) 658 - 4390

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A native of Buffalo, NY, Teagan Faran is a multidisciplinary musician focused on enacting social change through the arts. Faran also co-runs the Electronic Experimentation Lab at DePauw and is a certified personal trainer, with a focus on career longevity for performers.

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Amy Kniffen

Viola

 GCPA 0117 | (765) 658 - 6351

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Amy Kniffen, Acting Associate Principal Viola of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, loves to communicate through music. As a performer and educator, she understands that thoughts that are difficult to articulate with words can be easily expressed through music. Through her teaching and playing she seeks to create community and guide young musicians to be able to express themselves persuasively with their music.

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Andre Gaskins

Cello

 GCPA 0119 | (765) 658 - 4385

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Principal Cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Andre J. Gaskins enjoys a diverse musical career as cellist, conductor, composer and music educator. Maintaining an active schedule as a performing cellist, his recording of Martinu’s Concertino for the Summit Records label was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards, in the category of "Best Performance by a small ensemble (with or without conductor)".

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Eric Edberg

Cello

 GCPA 1025

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Eric Edberg, Cassel Grubb University Professor of Music Emeritus, is a classical and improvising cellist, organizer, and teacher committed to connecting and enlivening people through music. The founding artistic director of the Greencastle Summer Music Festival, which “brings the community together with friends making music for friends,” he has played in nursing homes, schools, and hospitals.

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Alexandro Cazares

Bass

GCPA 0164 | (765) 658 - 6736 

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Alexandro Cazares is a multidisciplinary bassist, composer, and educator. He is currently the associate Professor of bass at DePauw University. Cazares is the co-founder of a contemporary ensemble called Bitter Proof and the bassist for Beatty & the Bayonets. He plays as a substitute bassist for the Sinfonia de Camera, Lafayette Symphony, Danville Symphony Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and Kokomo Symphony.

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Harriet Moore

Harp & Guitar

 GCPA 0116 | (765) 658 - 6643

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Harriet Thompson Moore has performed solo and symphonic works with many orchestras throughout the United States, including the North Carolina, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Indiana University symphony orchestras. She has recorded numerous CDs with DePauw and Indiana State University faculty.

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Sandy Williams

Jazz Guitar

 GCPA 0114 | (765) 658 - 4387

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Sandy Williams, Instructor of Jazz Guitar, teaches private jazz guitar lessons. He has been a member of the DePauw School of Music faculty since 1996. He has also taught the Jazz Improvisation class and coached small combos.

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Orcenith Smith

Director, Orchestra

 GCPA 1117 | (765) 658 - 4388

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Named “Outstanding Professor of Music” three times at DePauw, Orcenith Smith also was the inaugural recipient of the Cassel Grubb University Professorship in Music from 1999 to 2003. He has conducted over 800 performances of orchestral, operatic, and choral/orchestral repertoire for which critical acclaim has come both here and abroad.

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May Phang

Piano

 GCPA 0108 | (765) 658 - 4403

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Piano professor and pianist May Phang is deeply committed to being a well-rounded musician and revels in sharing the wonder of musical exploration and discovery. She embraces the diversity of her students and audiences through unique programming and unorthodox teaching methods.

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Steven Snyder

Jazz Piano

 GCPA 0109 | (765) 658 - 4382

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Steven Snyder is a pianist and organist who maintains an active playing schedule locally, nationally and internationally. Snyder was selected as one of 66 pianists from all over the world to compete in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, which was held in Paris, France, in October 2002.

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Maria Lyapkova

Director, Collaborative Piano

 GCPA 0104 | (765) 658 - 6546

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A native of Moscow, Russia, Dr. Maria Lyapkova has appeared at international music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival & School (United States), Spotlight on Young Musicians (France), and the Music of Norway (Norway/Russia). An accomplished collaborative pianist, she has performed with principals of leading orchestras such as the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and The Bolshoi Theatre.

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Natalia Rachford

Collaborative Piano

 GCPA 0103 | (765) 658 - 5363

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Russian born pianist Natalia Rachford started her music education at the age of seven in the music school of her native city Rostov-on-Don. She studied under Vera Klyachko, student of the famous Russian pianist Vladimir Sofronitsky, who was a student and friend of Alexander Scriabin.

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Claudia Nunez

Collaborative Piano

 GCPA 0107 | (765) 658 - 6735

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Claudia Santana Nunez hails from Havana, Cuba. She holds a B.M. degree from The University of Arts in Cuba, as well as a P.D. and M.M. from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Claudia is currently a candidate for becoming a Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, under the guidance of Prof. Kevin Murphy, Prof. Anne Epperson, Dr. Aram Arakelyan, and Dr. Charles Prestinari. She has experience working as a Collaborative Pianist, with special emphasis in vocal literature and coaching. Claudia has performed with many renown operatic artists in Cuba, and has worked closely with highly recognized professors and performers while at Indiana University.

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Betty Lin Gallardo

Collaborative Piano

 GCPA 0106 | (765) 658 - 4400

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A native of Dominican Republic and Taiwan, Betty Lin Gallardo has a diverse background with her musical career as a pianist, educator, and collaborative musician. Her extensive experience in piano teaching and performing is recognized internationally including Taiwan, Spain, and the
United States. Dr Lin Gallardo served as the chamber pianist of the Youth Orchestra of Sevilla in 2014, Spain, she later joined the Memphis Music Initiative as a teaching fellow in 2016, where she taught class piano at Memphis public middle school and high school.

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