Ellen Rose was Principal Violist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra 1980-2017. She presents recitals and masterclasses. Since 1980, she has been on the faculty of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Specialized in French repertoire, soprano Mariane Wottrich has presented recitals, masterclasses, and workshops across the nation and abroad. She recently joined North Dakota State University as assistant professor in voice and opera.
Dr. Steven Gross is Professor of Horn and Head of the Wind, Brass and Percussion Area at the University of California - Santa Barbara. He is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony, and for 24 years, Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
Pascal Salomon is a concert pianist, founder of Salomon Music Academy, and Church Music Director in Santa Barbara, California. His background includes faculty at Geneva Conservatory of Music in Switzerland, faculty at Westmont College Santa Barbara, and collaborator for Crescendo International.
Cellist MaryGrace Bender pursues a multi-faceted career in performance, recording, and music education. Bender is a Suzuki teacher leading a full studio of students in the Nashville area. She also records for various local Nashville recording studios and is the founder of the Nashville Chamber Music Society and THE JOY PROJECT.
Anne Martindale Williams has enjoyed a successful career as principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Throughout her tenure with the orchestra, she has often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
Conductor Anthony Spain has been Music Director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) since 1987. Under his direction, the NWSO has been committed to the community and local composers and have garnered eight National ASCAP awards for “Programming of Contemporary Music,” and been
featured several times on National Public Radio.
Heather Martin Bixler is a classical violinist and Irish fiddler whose playing has taken her all over North America, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of Indiana University, The Juilliard School, and University of Memphis. She has performed in many major concert halls including Musikverein in Vienna and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Actively involved in musical worship ministry for over twenty years, Ben Ewert, baritone, is currently the Minister of Worship at First Baptist Church Vancouver. He has been privileged to lead music and worship arts programs in non-denominational, Baptist, and Anglican churches both in Canada and the UK, and as precentor of the chapel at Churchill College, Cambridge.