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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vona Murrell

Piano (Zoom)

Vona describes herself as friendly, patient, encouraging, and supportive. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Music, English, and Religious Studies, as well as some post-graduate work in Sacred Music. Vona has always loved music and grew up in a very musical family. She began piano lessons around age 6 and still loves playing and […]

Cameron Smith

Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Cameron describes himself as laid back and fun. He attended Mayo High School here in Rochester and then Winona State University. Cameron has been an active member in the Rochester music scene for almost two decades playing in several bands and musical groups. He currently plays Drums as well as co-writes in the band Push […]