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Ji Young An

Associate Concertmaster
MEMBER SINCE 2013
EDUCATION Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, University of California-Los Angeles

FUN FACT I have lived in three different countries so far (S. Korea, France and USA) and have spent 1/3 of my life in each.
HOBBIES Traveling, Wine tasting, Cooking, Going to Museums

BIOGRAPHY
 

Violinist Ji Young An is a graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in France, and earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Her main teachers include Olivier Charlier, Guillaume Sutre, Suzanne Gessner and Maryvonne le Dizes.

She is an alumnus of the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel and the Taos School of Music. Ji Young currently serves as Associate Concertmaster of the San Bernardino Symphony, Principal Second of Opera Santa Barbara, and section violin of the Santa Barbara Symphony.

She also enjoys working in recording studios for various movies and video games. Aside from performing, Ji Young devotes her time into teaching - maintaining her own private studio and serving as violin faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, since 2016.

Ji Young An
Pierre Flores

Pierre Flores

Second Violin 
MEMBER SINCE 2013
EDUCATION University of California - Irvine, California State University - Fullerton

FUN FACT I joined choir in college to impress a girl. I guess it worked because now we're married and have a 15- month-old together!

HOBBIES Watching history documentaries, Cooking, Playing PC games, Researching the latest tech and gadgets

BIOGRAPHY
 

Pierre graduated from UC Irvine in 2009 with a BM in Violin Performance under the tutelage of acclaimed violinist, Harotune Bedelian. He was awarded a fellowship to continue graduate work at UC Irvine and received his MFA in Violin Performance in 2011. Following graduate school, Pierre continued to study violin with Paul Manaster, assistant concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, and earned his teaching credential in instrumental music from Cal State Fullerton.
 

An active freelance musician, Pierre is a member of the San Bernardino Symphony and concertmaster of the Dana Point Symphony. He also maintains a busy teaching schedule as the instrumental music director at Ladera Ranch Middle School and runs a private studio of talented violin and viola students in Orange County.
 

Pierre lives in OC with his wife Fatima, son Ezra, and their cats Casper and Rocky.

Pierre Flores
April Losey

April Losey

Viola
MEMBER SINCE 2008
HOMETOWN
EDUCATION Arizona State University, Washington Adventist University
FUN FACT
 

BIOGRAPHY
 

April Losey graduated with a M.M. in Viola Performance from Arizona State University, a B.A. in Music from Washington Adventist University, and has studied privately with Donald McInnes. In addition to freelancing throughout the Los Angeles area, April is a member of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.

April is a Registered Viola Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and directs the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute (www.lasuzukiinstitute.com). April grew up as a Suzuki student and has taken extensive teacher training in both violin and viola, continuing to be passionate about finding ways to inspire kids to learn. Ms. Losey maintains an active private studio in Redlands, CA and is a registered Viola Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In her spare time April makes handmade artisan jewelry and works on her house that was built in 1898.

April Losey
jennifer fagre goyla

Jennifer Faygre-Goyla

Viola
MEMBER SINCE 2011
EDUCATION St. Olaf College, University of California - Los Angeles

FUN FACT I just had my first baby in October of 2020.

HOBBIES Gardening, kitten fostering, ancestry/genealogy research, running

BIOGRAPHY
 

Jennifer Fagre-Golya is a highly active freelance musician in the Los Angeles area and worldwide. She performed and mixed string tracks for Draco Rosa's grammy winning album Vida and performs regularly throughout the Los Angeles recording scene for classical music, modern music, and visual media sessions. She graduated with her PhD from UCLA in Music Composition and teaches music courses at various colleges around Southern California. She also works heavily with many classical and film composers as an orchestrator and in music preparation.

Jennifer Faygre-Goyla
Ana Maria Maldonao

Ana Maria Maldonado

Principal Violoncello
MEMBER SINCE 1980
EDUCATION University of Southern California, Texas Tech University 
FUN FACT I have 6 dogs!
HOBBIES Jogging, gardening, cooking, and raising 6 dogs

BIOGRAPHY
 

Ana Maria Maldonado received her Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Gabor Rejto. She received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Texas Tech University.

Ana Maria was awarded a J. D Rockefeller Fellowship to promote Western Classical Music in Bangkok, Thailand where she played in the Kennedy String Quartet. The Kennedy String Quartet traveled throughout Asia concertizing under the auspices of the United States Information Service. These concerts included playing in Vietnam, Laos and Nepal. Part of the fellowship included teaching Thai children at the Royal Music Academy in Bangkok and playing with the Pro Musica Orchestra, which was sponsored by the Goethe Institut.

After leaving Thailand, she auditioned and won a cello position in the Heidleberg Stadtisches Opera Orchester in Heidelberg, Germany. While in Germany, she taught cello to private students at the Wiesloch Musik Schule. Currently, Ana Maria teaches at Cal Poly Pomona, UC Riverside, Chaffey College, Cal Baptist University, and Riverside Community College. She also has a private studio. She has served as principal cellist of the San Bernardino Symphony since 1983 and is a free lance musician.

Ana Maria Maldonado
Garik Terzian

Garik Terzian

Associate Principal Violoncello
MEMBER SINCE 2017
EDUCATION University of Southern California, Armenian State Conservatory 
FUN FACT I enjoy hosting guests
HOBBIES Travel, wine tasting, visiting museums, hiking

BIOGRAPHY
 

Mr. Terzian has performed extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, United States, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and Czech Republic. He has frequently appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Armenia, Mexico and United States. He has worked at Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, Armenian Vertuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of Los Angeles based Accento Piano Trio and Los Angeles Cello Quartet.

Mr. Terzian began to study cello at the age of six with his father in former Chekoslovakia. Mr. Terzian continued his music education in Armenia at Babadjanian College of Music, followed by the Yerevan State Conservatory. Awarded a merit scholarship from the University of Southern California, he continued his education at USC's Thornton School of Music under the direction of distinguished professor Ronald Leonard, where he received Master of Music Degree in Cello Performance.

Mr. Terzian has performed in Aram Khachaturian Music Festival in Spain, the Chamber Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland and Beverly Hills International Music Festival. He is the First Place winner of the Young Musicians Competition and Armenian Philharmonic Concerto Competition both in Yerevan, Armenia. Mr. Terzian has made number of recordings for Television and Radio Stations in the former Soviet Union and United States. He has been featured in live radio broadcasts on KUSC "Sundays at Four", Los Angeles.

Garik Terzian
Yang Steinke

Yang Steinke

Violoncello
MEMBER SINCE 1989
EDUCATION The Central Conservatory of Music Beijing - China, University of Southern California

FUN FACT I have a good personality, I am crazy about shellfish, I always go out of my way to help people
HOBBIES Travel, Movies, Baseball and Cooking

BIOGRAPHY
 

Yang Steinke started cello, violin and piano lessons at a very young age. She has toured 8 European countries to perform with the China Youth Symphony. Yang received her bachelor’s Degree in Music performance from The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing China, Masters Degree in Music Performance from U of R, and Advanced performance Degree from the University of Southern California. She has been with San Bernardino Symphony for 31 seasons.

Yang Steinke
Circe Diaz Gamero
Circe Gamero

Circe Diaz Gamero

Violoncello
MEMBER SINCE 2008
EDUCATION Simon Bolivar Conservatory, New World School, University of Florida
FUN FACT I love to dance, specially salsa and merengue
HOBBIES Read, going to the movies, listening to music, exercising, singing

BIOGRAPHY
 

Venezuelan cellist graduate from El Sistema, multiple award winner. She has participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival in the United States, and has performed on international tours with the Aragua Symphony, The Nuevo Mundo string quartet, The Montovani and the World Orchestra as principal cellist to Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Lebanon, China and Japan.

She has also performed with Maracaibo, Santa Cecilia , Miami and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestras among others and has been a soloist with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Diaz has studied with David Cole at the NWSA and graduated with Honors from the New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Also, in 2007 she got her Master degree in Music Performance at the University of Florida.

Currently she is a Teaching Artist for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Whittier Youth Orchestra, Santa Monica Conservatory, Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory and Harmony Project at Longfellow Elementary School (El Sistema inspire program), member of the Jac trio as well as a recording artist for Warner and Sony Studios. She also has the following expertise: Orchestra conducting,teaching and sectional work, chamber music coaching and master classes, Music theory, Music history, Latin American music.

Stephen Pfeifer
Stephen Pfeifer

Stephen Pfeifer

Contrabass
MEMBER SINCE 2019
EDUCATION New England Conservatory, California State University - Northridge

FUN FACT I once played a concert that lasted 12 hours that consisted of continuously looping 3 minutes of a Mozart Aria

HOBBIES I enjoy amateur woodworking, urban farming, refinishing furniture, and I enjoy nerding out over beautiful cars.

BIOGRAPHY
 

For his Bachelor of Music Degree, Stephen attended California State University Northridge where he studied with Oscar Meza, Assistant Principal Double Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. After graduating Stephen was accepted to one of the top music schools in the country, The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he achieved a Masters in Music. Here Mr. Pfeifer Studied with Donald Palma founding member and Bassist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Stephen was accepted in the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival where he toured Europe with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and worked with other well-known conductors such as Heinrich Schiff, Mikhail Pletnev, Herbert Blomstedt and Kolja Blacher. Mr. Pfeifer now lives in Altadena with his wife and daughter.

Stephen is Double Bassist for Wild UP and often works in the numerous recording studios throughout LA. Stephen has recorded music for the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Clint Eastwood, Nathan Barr, Kris Bowers, Gordy Haab, David Norland, Jeff Russo, Jeff Beal, Chad Cannon and many more. In addition to recording music Mr. Pfeifer regularly performs with many Southern California Orchestras.

Sara Andon
Sara Andon

Sara Andon

Flute
MEMBER SINCE TBA
EDUCATION Yale University, University of Southern California, CSU San Bernardino  
FUN FACT I can make my uvula flutter to create unusual flute and vocal sounds!
HOBBIES 
Astronomy, Psychology, Philosophy, Pencil Sketching and Oil Painting, Descriptive Writing, Cooking, Wines, Working Out, Going to Art Museums, Fast Cars

BIOGRAPHY
 

Flutist Sara Andon is an international soloist and recording artist known for her ravishing tone and deeply engaging musical interpretations. A versatile performer in many music genres including solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, ballet, new music, jazz and Broadway, she has performed all over the world in major concert venues, TV and radio broadcasts, as well as on countless motion picture soundtracks, TV, video games and documentaries. Ms. Andon has performed with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and in orchestras for Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Wicked (LA Company).
 

She is also a solo flutist with the acclaimed contemporary music ensemble 'Brightwork New Music'. As a Varèse Sarabande concert soloist, Andon has been featured in a series of live events that began in 2013 celebrating the largest film score record label in the world, with concerts in Los Angeles and at various festivals around the globe, performing premiere arrangements for solo flute and orchestra of iconic film composers, including being a featured soloist for the 40th Anniversary of Varèse Sarabande with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
 

Andon is a virtuoso of Hollywood scoring sessions with several credits including Disney’s Lady and The Tramp, The Jungle Book (Live-action), Crazy Rich Asians, IT and IT: Chapter 2, The Greatest Showman, Ice Age: Collision Course, Fast & Furious 7 & 8, The Wolverine, Tron, Straight Outta Compton, Fences, Rush Hour 3, X- Men: Apocalypse working with composers such as John Powell, Lalo Schifrin, Christopher Young, Mark Isham, Joseph Trapanese, John Ottman, Benjamin Wallfisch, Austin Wintory, Conrad Pope, William Ross and Jeff Beal. Andon’s recent recording work for 2021 includes being principal flute on John Debney’s "Clifford, The Big Red Dog", Brian Tyler’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead”, Marco Beltrami’s “Venom 2”, and Jeff Russo’s Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Picard, Fargo, and The Umbrella Academy. Andon is also heard on Animaniacs (Reboot), Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville and David Newman’s Green Eggs and Ham.
 

She is featured regularly on scores for video games in live performances and for recordings, including the Grammy®-nominated Journey, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, Torn, Star Craft 2, and League of Legends. Andon is a featured soloist on recent Varèse Sarabande recordings including 1985 At The Movies with conductor and composer David Newman, and an all-star Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein: The Wild Side, with Big Band de Canarias and Jean-Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin.

Her new solo album "Cinema Morricone: An Intimate Celebration" has been released on Sony Classical to rave reviews and honors the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.


Andon is a graduate from USC and Yale and is currently the Principal Flute of Redlands Symphony and the Los Angeles Ballet Company, in addition to being a tenured member of the amazing SBSO flute section! She is also the Artist Teacher of Flute at the University of Redlands School of Music and the Idyllwild School of the Arts.
 

For full photo gallery, performance videos and more, please visit: www.sara-andon.com

Kathleen Dyer

Kathleen Dyer

Piccolo
MEMBER SINCE 1991
EDUCATION California State University - Long Beach, Azusa Pacific University
FUN FACT I wish every day was Oktoberfest
HOBBIES Chess, Dancing, History, and Antiques

BIOGRAPHY
 

Kathleen Dyer began formal music studies at CSULB while performing in the American Youth Symphony, Los Angeles Debut Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic Institute. Specializing in piccolo, she was selected to perform in first US National piccolo master class for the NFA in St Louis, and won 3rd prize in the 1994 Piccolo Artist Competition in Boston.

She has performed extensively with Opera Pacific, the Asia America Symphony and the Long Beach Ballet Orchestra. In 2012 after two-years fully funded instruction with LA Phil piccoloist Sarah Jackson, she was awarded the West Coast’s first Master of Music in any auxiliary orchestral instrument for Piccolo from Azusa Pacific University. She is is a contributing author for Flute Talk’s “Let’s Talk Picc” and author of the piccolo tutorial “One Octave Higher.”

Kathleen Dyer
Marilyn Schram

Marilyn Schram

Principal Oboe
MEMBER SINCE 2004
EDUCATION Northwestern University,  California State University - Northridge, University of California Irvine, California State - Los Angeles
FUN FACT Has flown overseas multiple times with no itinerary and no return ticket, roaming for as many as three months at a time.

HOBBIES Mountain biking, swimming, traveling, knitting.

BIOGRAPHY
 

Marilyn Schram has been principal oboist of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra since 2004, and has previously held the position of English hornist with the Redlands Symphony and the Tucson Symphony. As performer and lecturer, Ms. Schram has been presented at the International Double Reed Society Conferences in Redlands, CA (2013), New York, NY (2014), Tokyo, Japan (2015), Columbus, Georgia (2016), Granada, Spain (2018) and Tampa, Florida (2019).
 

As a freelance musician, Ms. Schram has appeared with the LA Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Opera Pacific, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and many others. As a soloist, she has been presented overseas in China, Korea and Europe as well as numerous venues across the USA. Ms. Schram has served on the advisory board for Music 360 Arts Council, based in Orange County California and on the San Bernardino Symphony’s Players Committee.
 

Ms. Schram’s most influential oboe teachers have been Allan Vogel (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra), Ray Still (Chicago Symphony) and David Weiss (Los Angeles Philharmonic), and English horn teachers Carolyn Hove (Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Grover Schiltz (Chicago Symphony). Ms. Schram completed her musical studies at Northwestern University, Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine. At UCI she was honored with the Chancellor’s Fellowship, the most prestigious scholarship in the UC system and was further honored to be the first recipient in the Arts.
 

In addition to her musical activities, Ms. Schram has been a California State licensed Speech-Language pathologist since 2010. In 2013, she established Crystal Speech and Voice, a private practice providing voice rehabilitation and care to singers and others using their voice occupationally; accent reduction to professionals who speak English as a second language; and neurologic rehabilitation using an innovative life-participation approach.

Marilyn Schram
Lynette Kobernik

Lynette Kobernik

Oboe
MEMBER SINCE 2000
EDUCATION University of California - Los Angeles, University of Redlands 
FUN FACT I love running in the rain
HOBBIES Running, Hiking, Bicycling, Camping, Reading in English and German

BIOGRAPHY
 

Lynnette Kobernik received her Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in oboe performance from the University of Redlands. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from UCLA. She free-lances as a performer on the oboe and English horn throughout southern California, playing most frequently with the San Bernardino Symphony.

Dr. Kobernik maintains a studio of private oboe students, and has written her own beginning oboe method and subsequent books of duets for them. She enjoyed teaching music appreciation classes at Riverside Community College for five years, and has also been on the faculty of numerous other universities, including La Sierra University, UC Riverside, Cal Baptist College, and Cal State San Bernardino. When she is not practicing, performing, teaching, or making reeds, Lynnette loves to spend time with her family or up in the mountains hiking, cycling, or running.

Lynette Kobernik
Margaret Worsley

Margaret Worsley

Principal Clarinet
MEMBER SINCE 2013
EDUCATION University of Michigan, Glen Gould School, Cal State Fullerton

FUN FACT I'm an equestrian and have a horse named Pearl.
HOBBIES Reading, singing badly in community choir, faking it in the wine-tasting scene, hanging out with Pearl, playing approximately five chords on my electric guitar, learning Irish, and walking to new places with my husband.

BIOGRAPHY
 

Clarinetist Margaret Worsley has collaborated with Chamber and Orchestral groups around the world. She has concertized in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa, Mexico, Iceland, China, Canada, and much of Europe. Margaret is Principal Clarinetist of the San Bernardino Symphony, full-time Professor of Instrumental Music at San Bernardino Valley College, and teaches applied clarinet at California State University, San Bernardino. She has been an active substitute for the Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony in Miami; and a soloist with the Dana Point Symphony, Corona Symphony, the Cal State Fullerton Wind Symphony, Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble, and the Cal State San Bernardino Symphonic Band.
 

Originally from Huntington Beach, California, Ms. Worsley received her undergraduate degree in Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton, where she studied with renowned Soloist Håkan Rosengren. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Music Degree, Margaret studied at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, with acclaimed Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas. She obtained an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and continued her studies at the University of Michigan, where she acquired a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance, while studying with famed pedagogue Deborah Chodacki. Margaret is presently pursuing a PhD in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.
 

Ms. Worsley lives in Fullerton, where she teaches and freelances throughout the area. She teaches Applied Clarinet at Cal State University San Bernardino, is full-time tenured Faculty at San Bernardino Valley College, and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Mount San Antonio College, Riverside City College, Fullerton College, and Cal State University Fullerton. Margaret is the Artistic Director of the Orange County Clarinet Consort (OCCC), a founding member of the West Coast Wind Quintet (WCWQ), a Board Member of the San Bernardino Valley Concert Association (the 501c3 non-profit which oversees the Garcia Center for the Arts), Treasurer for the Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC), and a member of the American Federation of Musicians—in both Locals 7 and 47.

Margaret Worsley
Richard Dobeck

Richard Dobeck

Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet
MEMBER SINCE 2019
EDUCATION University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, The Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School

FUN FACT I was a competitive gymnast in my youth.
HOBBIES Gaming (video, board, card); Working out (I've been subscribed to Beachbody for 3 years); Cooking (I've been a vegetarian for 10 years); And recently, coding

BIOGRAPHY
 

Richard H Dobeck is an active orchestral clarinetist in Los Angeles and the Central Coast. Prior to joining the San Bernardino Symphony, he has been regularly performing with the American Youth Symphony, the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the Lompoc Pops Orchestra, and Opera San Luis Obispo.
 

After completing his Bachelors of Music at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, he received his Artist Diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto, Canada. During his studies, he was a member of the Conservatory Chamber Players of the Glenn Gould School, and a member of the Tiburon Quintet, the winners of the Glenn Gould School’s annual chamber music competition in 2016. Recently, he has joined the Neptune Reeds Quintet, who have rehearsed and recorded regularly during the pandemic. Richard was a student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy summer programs throughout his teenage years, and returned for three summers to work as a Teaching Assistant.
 

Richard is also an avid lover of yoga, meditation, and the Alexander Technique. He is hopeful that he can continue to deepen his understanding and mastery of these fields, and be able to incorporate them into his teaching. He believes he can help musicians and non-musicians improve their quality of life through regular practice of these interests.

Richard Dobeck
Carolyn Beck
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Carolyn Beck

Principal Bassoon
MEMBER SINCE 1996
EDUCATION Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music, California State University Northridge

FUN FACT In first grade I wrote an essay saying that I wanted to be a composer or a veterinarian. Nothing changed, I just decided that bassoon was a big enough challenge and source of joy.

HOBBIES Swimming, reading, yoga, sewing, baking

BIOGRAPHY
 

Described as “a fearless player... as well as a musician with a keen sense of phrasing and color.” (Gramophone), Carolyn Beck is the Principal Bassoonist with the San Bernardino and Redlands Symphony Orchestras, and performs with other ensembles in the Los Angeles area including period instrument groups. She recorded Christopher James' Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra with North/South Consonance heard on the CD “Brightness Aloft.” Her solo CD “Beck and Call” is available on Crystal Records.

A champion of new music, Beck has commissioned and performed new solo and chamber works for bassoon in the United States, Canada, and Spain.

Recent solo performances include the Mozart concerto with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra in 2017, the Joan Tower bassoon concerto with the Pomona College Orchestra in 2014, the premiere of the Christopher James’ Bassoon Concerto in New York City in 2012 with North South Consonance, and appearances at several International Double Reed Society conferences.

She was formerly the Principal Bassoonist of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Orchesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain.

Dr. Beck is a devoted teacher, and some of her former bassoon students have gone on to major music schools including Curtis, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman, Royal College of Music in London, Mannes, and San Francisco Conservatory. Some have won full or part time orchestra positions and others have become music educators or excelled in other fields.

She teaches bassoon at the University of Redlands, Pomona College, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Beck was co-host of the 2013 International Double Reed Society conference in Redlands, California. Her major bassoon teachers included Don Christlieb, Arthur Weisberg, and Stephen Maxym.

Martin Rhees

Martin Rhees

Principal Horn
MEMBER SINCE 2010
EDUCATION California State University - Fullerton, University of Southern California

FUN FACT I have been around the SBSO my entire life. My mother was Principal Flute, my step father played horn and even conducted.
HOBBIES 
I enjoy playing horn with my horn playing triplets who are in 8th grade.

I enjoy college baseball and football, I remodeled my kitchen during the covid break, I enjoy reading about U.S. history.

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Rhees holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education from the California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Rhees completed post- graduate work at the University of Southern California where he earned a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance. He has studied with Vincent DeRosa, Dale Clevenger, and Kaoru Chiba.
 

Martin Rhees has performed with many symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Honolulu Symphony, and Grant Park Orchestra. Mr. Rhees has also performed with Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, the Percy Faith Orchestra, the Mantovani Orchestra, and Manheim Steamroller. As a recording musician, he has worked in all of the major motion picture studios and can be heard on a range of media. He has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl (LAPO), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA Opera), the Amanson Theater and the Mark Taper Forum.

Martin Rhees
Audrey Lamprey
Audrey Lamprey

Audrey Lamprey

Horn
MEMBER SINCE 1986
EDUCATION Eastman School of Music, Bowling Green State University

FUN FACT I grew up on a chicken farm!
HOBBIES Bird watching, walking, reading, jigsaw puzzles

BIOGRAPHY
 

I have had a varied career in music over a fifty year period. Although I went to a music conservatory where the emphasis is on performance, I chose to major in music education. My first job was teaching junior high school in Elmira Heights New York. This included directing a 60 piece concert band, teaching group lessons and teaching general music to seventh and eighth graders. A real learning experience for a newly minted teacher!

A move to Ohio created the opportunity to attend Bowling Green State University where I had many performance opportunities while obtaining a Master of Music in Performance. A move to Indiana gave me the opportunity to perform with the Kokomo Symphony and Brass Quintet. California became my next (and last) state of residence. Here I have enjoyed being a member of the Carson Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony, and San Bernardino Symphony.

As a part-time lecturer, I taught introduction to music and other classes at both Cal Poly Pomona and UC Riverside for over thirty years. I am now retired and enjoying a less hectic life teaching private students, playing in the orchestras and participating in my hobbies.

David Scott
David Scott

David Scott

Principal Trumpet
MEMBER SINCE 1999
EDUCATION University of Iowa, University of Southern California

FUN FACT Started my musical journey playing guitar, but gave it up and put a trumpet to my mouth when I was asked to sing while playing guitar

HOBBIES Yardwork, golfing, boating, grilling and smoking meat and watching college sports

BIOGRAPHY
 

David Scott has been a freelance trumpeter and teacher in the Los Angeles area since 1983. He is Principal Trumpet of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, the Riverside County Philharmonic and the San Bernardino Symphony. He recently retired after 20 years as Principal and Associate Principal in the New West Symphony.

Scott has recorded four historically authentic albums with the Americus Brass Band; Americus Brass Band recreates the Dodge City Cow-Boy Band, Wild West Music of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band and Music of the Civil War (Summit Records) and in 2019 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pathe recordings a tribute to James Reese Europe’s Harlem Hell Fighters’ Band. Scott’s solo CD, A Mighty Fortress-Dialogues for Trumpet and Organ released in 2019 features the mighty Casavante Organ in the Redlands Memorial Chapel. Scott may also be heard (and seen) on various recordings and films including: "Hidalgo," "Geronimo," "Son of the Morning Star," the Tri-Star motion picture "Glory," the IMAX presentation "The Alamo," and CBS's "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman." Originally a reenactment band, Americus Brass Band, performs exclusively on period instruments. He has performed authentic solos with the band on both Eb and Bb cornets. Americus Brass Band has recently developed a new Concert/Show entitled Top Brass, which features music of the top Military Bands from Patrick Gilmore to Glenn Miller.

He received degrees from University of Iowa, (BM 1982) and the University of Southern California (MM 1986, DMA 1998). As a soloist he has performed with Redlands Symphony, New West Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, UABC Orchestra in Ensenada, Mexico, Redlands Bowl Festival Orchestra and the Ventura Symphony. He has performed recitals throughout the United Stated and in China and Mexico and cornet solos with John Philip Sousa Honor Band, University of Redlands Ensembles and the Americus Brass Band.

His orchestral career began in 1986 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, and since has performed with the LA Phil, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Pops, California Philharmonic and many others in addition to his regular positions. He has performed under such noted conductors as Andre Previn, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gilbert Levine, Sir Charles Groves, Marcelo Lehninger, Tomasz Golka, Boris Brott, Jon Robertson, Carl St. Claire, Henry Holt, Stuart Robertson, Frank Fetta, Ransom Wilson, Daniel Lewis and David Miller.

Dr. Scott has toured the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Americus Brass Band. Active as a chamber musician, he is the leader of Desert Winds Brass and Brazzmatazz, a brass quintet which entertained audiences at Disneyland (as the Fantasyland Brass) from 1986-1992.In addition to his performance career, Professor Scott has been on the music faculty at the University of Redlands since 1998. He directs the Redlands Trumpet Ensemble, the Studio Big Band and the University Symphonic Band. As a clinician and soloist Dr. Scott has traveled throughout Southern California and internationally in Mexico and China to work with trumpeters, chamber ensembles and bands. The Redlands Trumpet Ensemble has performed at the 2017 and 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conferences.

Brad Close

Brad Close

Principal Trombone
MEMBER SINCE 1995
EDUCATION Indiana University, University of Southern California

FUN FACT I can recite the alphabet backwards
HOBBIES Golf, restoring vintage pinball machines, vintage brass instruments, coffee roasting, polka band!

BIOGRAPHY
 

Brad Close is an active freelance musician in the Los Angeles area. In addition to holding the principal trombone position in the San Bernardino Symphony for 20 years, he is a member of the New West Symphony, the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Desert Symphony. He has performed with many area orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Long Beach Symphony. He also does recordings for film, television, and video games.
 

Brad received a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master's degree from the University of Southern California, both in trombone performance. He performs on tenor, alto, and bass trombone, euphonium, and sackbut. In addition to his busy performance schedule, he runs a brass instrument shop where he performs repairs, does custom modifications, and builds instruments of original design, as well as maintaining a collection of vintage and/or unique instruments.

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Lori Stuntz
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Lori Stuntz

Trombone
MEMBER SINCE 1999
EDUCATION San Jose State University, University of Southern California

FUN FACT I have a black belt in Krav Maga
HOBBIES Succulent garden, playing with and walking my dog, woodworking, minecraft

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Lori Stuntz is a freelance trombonist in the greater Los Angeles area. She has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the USC Thornton School of Music, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from San Jose State University. Lori plays principal trombone with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, trombone with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, and frequently performs with many orchestras including the Santa Barbara Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, and Symphony Silicon Valley.

Dr. Stuntz is on the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona, Riverside City College, and Glendale Community College.As a commercial player, Lori plays lead trombone for the all female big band Maiden Voyage, 2nd for The Mike Barone Big Band and has performed with artists such as DIVA, Nancy Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Diane Schuur, Ray Anthony, Lionel Hampton, Bill Watrous, and The New York Pops. Her international performances include concerts in Germany, Japan, Austria, France, Mexico, and the Caribbean. As a recording artist she has appeared on many major motion picture soundtracks, commercials, video games, and records including Mile 22, Alice in Wonderland, Superman Returns, and X-men 3. She is the first female trombonist to record on a major motion picture soundtrack. Lori is proud to be a performing artist for Greenhoe Trombones.

Gabriel Sears
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Gabriel Sears

Principal Tuba
MEMBER SINCE 2019
EDUCATION The Colburn School Conservatory of Music, Hochschule für Musik -Theater und Medien Hannover - Germany, Arizona State University

FUN FACT I originally wanted to play the clarinet but luckily my mother didn't want to deal with all the squeaking so it didn't happen!
HOBBIES Spending time with my wife, 2 dogs, and 3 cats Cooking, Enjoying and experiencing new craft breweries Exercising (thanks to the pandemic!)

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Gabriel Sears has established himself as a leader among the new generation of brass musicians, captivating his audiences by effortlessly combining virtuosity and musicianship with distinctive entertainment. Heralded by the United States Air Force Band as an "amazing talent" (MSG Burts, 2006) after being the first brass musician to win the Colonel George S. Howard Young Artist Competition, it was evident at an early age that Gabriel would set the new standard in tuba performance. Continuing with his competitive career, Gabriel won 2nd prize in the '08 and '09 Leonard Falcone International Tuba Artist Competition, and received a 2011-2012 Fulbright Grant to study at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien in Hannover, Germany.
 

Gabriel was recently appointed Principal Tuba in the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and is currently tubist with Denali Brass and West Coast Prost! in Los Angeles. Performing more than just ensemble work, Gabriel is an active soloist and has given several solo performances in Arizona, Germany, Los Angeles, and gave a masterclass and recital tour in Arizona in November of 2017.
 

In addition to his performance activities, Gabriel is dedicated to arts education is currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at California State University Long Beach, Fullerton College, and Irvine Valley College. Gabriel can be heard in major motion picture and television soundtracks; some of which include Men In Black: International, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, Netflix’s Disenchanted, and League of Legends among many others. Gabriel can also be heard throughout the LA area in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. Gabriel has been a student of Norman Pearson, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Sam Pilafian, Patrick Sheridan, and owes his musical foundation to Donna Schmidt, an Albuquerque, New Mexico area instructor.
 

Gabriel is an International Artist and Clinician for the Eastman Music Company.

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Bruce Anderson

Principal Timpani
MEMBER SINCE 1971
EDUCATION University of Redlands, Azusa Pacific University

FUN FACT Oldest daughter & granddaughter live in AU

HOBBIES Trout fishing, Camping (Eastern Sierras), Cooking, Gardening

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Bruce Anderson received his Bachelors and Masters in Music form the University of Redlands and his Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University. He has performed with L.A. Philharmonic, Ray Charles, Moody Blues, Roger Daultry & The Who, Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tommy Tune, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Mathis, Louie Belson, Cleo Lane, Vic Damone, Steve Lawrence & Edie Gormé & many more.

Bruce has taught at the University of Redlands, California State University - San Bernardino, University of California - Riverside, La Sierra University, California Baptist University, College of the Desert, and the Redlands School District.

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Gary Long
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Gary Long

Principal Percussion 
MEMBER SINCE 1994
EDUCATION The Juilliard School, University of Oregon

FUN FACT I built two Timpani Drums

HOBBIES Wood Working, Gardening, Hiking, Percussion Instrument Repair

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Gary Long is Principal Percussionist of the San Bernardino Symphony and Principal Timpanist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He has freelanced in Southern California orchestras such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Pacific Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, and Symphony in the Glen.

Gary can also be heard in the orchestra for Dance at the music center where he has been Timpanist for American Ballet Theatre, The Bolshoi Ballet, and The San Francisco Ballet. Other credits include timpanist for the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego and touring for Andre Boccelli.
 

Gary has appeared as soloist with the Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Ballet performing the Phillip Glass “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanist.” He is frequently heard in chamber music concerts throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. In 1987 and 1988 Mr. Long was Principal Timpanist of the Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa, a chamber orchestra based in Lisbon, Portugal.
 

Gary has been on the teaching staffs of several universities including Cal State San Bernardino, La Sierra University, California Baptist University, and College of the Desert, and has presented master classes and guest lectures at several universities in southern California. Gary is presently an assistant teacher of elementary orchestra and Band for the Redlands Unified School District.

He received his musical training at the Juilliard School in New York City where he studied with Roland Kohloff and Buster Bailey, of the New York Philharmonic, receiving his Master of Music degree. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon and was a student of Charles Dowd.

John Gann
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John Gann

Percussion
MEMBER SINCE 1989
EDUCATION St. Louis Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California, Cal State San Bernardino

FUN FACT I used to work as a carny!
HOBBIES Hiking in our local mountains. Cooking-I'm a BBQ pitmaster. Working out, sport-fishing and telling stories. I also "dabble" at learning to play the guitar.

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John Gann earned a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, where his principal percussion teachers were John Kasica and Tom Stubbs. His principal timpani teacher was Richard Holmes. He earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Southern California where his principal teachers were Dale Anderson and Ken Watson. Additionally, John holds a single subject teaching credential in the content area of music from California State University, San Bernardino.
 

John is currently a percussionist with the San Bernardino Symphony, a position that he has held for over 30 years. He is also the timpanist for the Loma Linda Lyric Symphony, The Southland Symphony, and the Temecula Valley Symphony. He has performed with the Redlands Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, Indian Wells Desert Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony. In 1991 he toured with the Western Opera Theatre, which is the touring arm of the San Francisco Opera Company in the production of Carmen on their Southern California Tour. He has worked under the baton of many prolific conductors including Stewart Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Jorge Mester, Enrique Diemecke, and John Williams.
 

John has performed in the backup orchestras of several touring artists including Melisa Manchester, Rita Coolidge, Vickie Carr, Jose Hernandez’ Mariachi Sol, Cathy Rigby, Jack Jones, Eddie Daniels, The Irish Tenors, Rich Little, and his personal favorites, The Andy Williams Christmas show and the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show. Additionally he has performed with, as he likes to say, many more “not so famous” artists. As a music educator John teaches private lessons through the University Of Redlands Community School Of Music, and is the director of Instrumental and Vocal music at Clement Middle School, and was on the faculty staff of Arrowbear Music Camp for over twenty years. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, and the American Federation of Musicians. John lives in Claremont with his 2 cats Max and Kassie.

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