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HECTOR VASQUEZ has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland, Orlando, and Houston Grand Opera, and appeared as baritone soloist with the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Houston. His broadcast appearances include Live from the MET, Live from Lincoln Center, and NPR radio performances. Currently Mr. Vasquez serves on the faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Steinway Artist DOUGLAS WEEKS is Babcock Professor of Piano at Converse College. A prizewinner in the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, he has performed solo and chamber recitals in the U.S., Europe, and Central America, as well as in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East for the U.S. State Department. He holds degrees from Indiana University, Illinois State, Florida State, and the École Normale de Musique in Paris.

JULIET WHITE-SMITH is Professor of Viola at The Ohio State University. She has performed as soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, throughout the U.S. and Europe, and on the African continent. In demand as a masterclass clinician, she has presented at conservatories and music schools in the U.S. and around the world. White-Smith earned a DMA at the Eastman School of Music, and holds degrees from University of Houston and Louisiana State University. A native of Davenport, Iowa, BETHANY WIESE is currently Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University. Prior to this appointment, she spent two years as a fellow of the New World Symphony. Leading a diverse performance career, Ms. Wiese has been named the winner of several competitions and performed with a variety of orchestras and chamber. She and holds degrees from Northwestern University, Yale University, and Lawrence University (Wisconsin).

JANICE WILLIAMS has served as Director of Choral Activities at Bolton High School in Arlington, Tennessee, on the faculty of the University of Memphis Community Music School, and as director of the Memphis Area Children’s Choir. Ms. Williams has made presentations for the Texas Music Educators Association and has been published in “Texas Music Education Research.”

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BYRON TAUCHI is the Principal Second Violin of the Louisiana Philharmonic. He has served as Concertmaster of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of the San Jose Symphony, and has been on the faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Mr. Tauchi studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Raphael Bronstein and Ariana Bronne, and also holds a degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...