Orchestra Director & ALTO Advisor
Award-winning orchestra director currently directing six orchestras in the Davis Joint Unified School District and the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Under his direction, the DHS Symphony Orchestra and Holmes Junior High Advanced Orchestra have been named “Best Classical Ensemble” in the nation. In addition, the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble is the first high school baroque orchestra in the United States.
Angelo Moreno serves as an Advisor for ALTO and directs our Tutor Training Sessions.
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World class British soloist, Royal College of Music professor, Grammy and BBC Music Awards nominee, and Artistic Director of the Red Violin Festival. She has soloed in over 50 countries, has premiered dozens of British contemporary pieces, and studied at the Royal College of Music, Juilliard, and Eastman School of Music.
Madeleine Mitchell was a Lecture and Q&A presenter on March 27th, 2021.
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Hollywood actress and singer-songwriter who played the role of Jessica Smith in the Pitch Perfect series. Featured in the movie 42, competed on The Sing-Off, and acted in several TV series including Workaholics, Uncle Grandpa, Adam DeVine’s House Party, and Scorpion. Graduate of USC.
Kelley Jakle will be hosting a Q&A session this fall (exact date TBD).
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Taiwanese American Jazz talent who has played alongside our generation’s top musicians including Bob Mintzer, Larrn Schneider, and Bob Sheppard. Instructor at National Taiwan University, CSU East Bay, and Stanford Jazz Workshop. Graduate of USC Thornton.
Tim Lin held his jazz masterclass on May 7th, 2021.
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Luthier specialized in both modern and baroque instruments including the violin family, viola da gamba family, viola d’amore, and viola da spalla. Also a specialist in baroque conversions, instrument restorations, and instrument repairs. Member of the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble.
Our Musician's Corner interview with Devin Hough is published in our Summer 2021 newsletter.
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Pioneer in the early music revival movement and founding member of The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) and The English Concert (EC), the first two baroque ensembles in the UK since the 18th century. Has performed with the AAM and EC in dozens of countries around the world.
Richard Webb is the author of the Early Music Monday blog series, our weekly blog dedicated to exploring baroque music, and our new ALTO World blog. Check out his blogs here.