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Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Born in South Korea, my journey led me to the United States following the completion of my undergraduate studies. Subsequently, I embarked on a path that saw me achieving a master’s degree at Indiana University, Bloomington, followed by a doctorate at the University of Minnesota all made possible through the support of a full scholarship. […]

As a composer in many forms, Rebekah Novinger’s music has filled the theater, concert hall, and studio. Coming from Rochester, MN, she went to Boston to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music focusing in composition, film scoring, and conducting. She has been involved in numerous music collaborations from creating award-winning Shakespeare-derived musicals […]

Diana has been a private piano teacher for over 35 years, working with students of all ages & abilities, including adults. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education. Her major instrument was Piano, with a minor in Organ; she also studied percussion from 5th grade through college. Diana’s goal in teaching students is […]

Cameron Beaver

Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Baritone Horn

I started playing trumpet since I was 11 in Middle School, it took me awhile to fall in love, but due to my amazing high school band director, I quickly realized that music was my passion and I used it to better myself in every way. Since graduation, I’ve been pursuing my passion for a […]

Kate Rogers

Voice, Piano

Kate first became interested in music as a young child in church and started developing her interest through musicals, school choir, and gained confidence as a young performer through theatre, small and large singing ensembles, and singing, lessons. Kate studied vocal and classroom music at University of Minnesota, Morris and graduated in 2007 with a […]

Sally Olmstead

Piano, Voice

Sally was born and raised in Wichita, KS, and her love of music began when she started group piano lessons at age 5. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During her time at St. Olaf, she sang in many choirs, worked as a collaborative […]

Stefanie Tranchida is originally from metro-Detroit, and she recently moved to Minnesota after living in Italy for the last seven years. While abroad she finished her Masters Degree in Music Education at Conservatorio di Musica G. Tartini, with a focus on choral conducting and voice. While there she studied voice under Paoletta Marrocu, and Grammy […]

Rachel Willoner

Voice, Piano, Flute

I’ve been involved in music for 20+ years. I learned music by playing the flute for 16 years however, my love for music was always coupled with the theater and I tend to lean towards the musical theater realm strongly. I was a double major in college B.A. Musical Theater and B.A. Music Primary Instrument […]

Pianist Jonathan Mattson has been an active soloist, collaborator, and chamber musician. Jonathan received a B.M. in piano performance from the University of Kansas, and an M.M. in piano performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has played with orchestras including the Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, and […]

Emily Whitcomb

Violin, Viola, Guitar, Ukulele

The daughter of a luthier and a seasoned music lesson check-writer, Emily started her musical journey at the age of four when she got her first violin. She added French horn and guitar to the mix as she progressed in a variety of music ensembles as well as solo singer/songwriter endeavors. She studied music and […]