Notable Conservatory Alumni


Professional Teaching Posts

Samuel Almaguer – Principal Clarinet, North Carolina Symphony
Joseph Brown – 2nd Trumpet, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Michelle Feng – Associate Principal/2nd Oboe, Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hodge – Assistant Principal Horn, Cincinnati Symphony
Natalie Hoe – Principal Clarinet, Florida Orchestra
Kevin Lin – violin, Co-Leader, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Steven Metcalf – Principal Bass, Colorado Symphony
Peter Myers – Assistant Principal Cello, San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Stephen Tavani – Concertmaster, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Joachim Thomsen – Principal Flute, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (current student)
Nicholas Tisherman – 2nd/Assistant Principal Oboe, Colorado Symphony
Titus Underwood – Acting Principal Oboe, Nashville Symphony (2017-18)
Karissa Zadinsky – Member, Pittsburgh Symphony
Julian Zheng – Principal Horn, Shanghai Philharmonic


Competitions, Awards, and Honors

Calidore String Quartet – Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center (2016-19)
Viano String Quartet – 3rd Prize, 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (string quartet division) (current students)
Cristina Dougherty – Winner, 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Competition (Solo Tuba – Young Artist Division) (current student)
Michael Harper – 2nd Prize, 2017 Edith Knox Competition (current student)
Usha Kapoor – Fulbright grant to study violin at the with Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Germany
Rodolfo Leone – 1st Prize, 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (current student)
Cristina Mateo Saez – 2nd Prize, 2016 Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition (current student)
Joseph Morris – clarinet, 1st Prize, 2017 Ima Hogg Competition
Stephanie Ng – 2nd Prize, 2017 Waring International Piano Competition (Concerto division)
Simone Porter – violin, represented by Opus 3 Artists (current student)
Blake Pouliot – violin, Grand Prize Winner, 2016 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition (current student)


Teaching Posts

Benjamin Crofut – Instructor of Double Bass, University of Alabama
David Fung – Artist-Teacher of Piano, University of Georgia (Hugh Hodgson School of Music)
Juan Miguel Hernandez – viola – Professor, Royal Academy of Music (London)
Andrew Pattison – bassoon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin Conservatory (2017-18)

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