Violin Faculty, Academy Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, has served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1998. Throughout her successful career as soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and concertmaster, she has established herself as a versatile and respected artist worldwide.
Bassoon Faculty, Conservatory Dean Emeritus, and Chair of Winds and Percussion
Richard Beene, Dean Emeritus of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, enjoys an active career as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
In 2010, Ms. Belen founded Center Stage Strings, a summer camp and performance festival for gifted young musicians. Ms. Belen plays on a 1709 Alessandro Gagliano violin from the Mandell Collection of Southern California.
English as a Second Language Instructor
Louise Borden is an experienced educator with over 25 years working as an instructor of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) and ESOL program coordinator at the primary, secondary and college levels.