Beginning and Continuing Guitar Workshops
A dedicated educator, Mr. Cabalo is on faculty at Sonoma State University where he is the director of classical guitar studies. In addition he teaches privately and is the founder/director of 12th Fret Guitar Studios, a guitar program providing classical guitar instruction for children and adults. Mr. Cabalo has also published two method books Class Guitar Method (used by several colleges) and GuitarPlay, a classical guitar method for children.
Violin Workshops, Intermezzo String Orchestra
Ms. Isenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and divides her time between teaching and performance. She has diverse musical talents: she plays violin with the Santa Rosa Symphony, classical chamber ensembles, jazz combos and country swing bands.
Percussion Ensemble and Rhythm Workshops
Violin Workshops and Choir
Brass Workshop, Music FUNdamentals
Mr. Gianola-Norris has a Master's degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He regularly performs with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Santa Cruz County Symphony and the Midsummer Mozart Festival. Daniel is an instructor at
"Music to My Ears," a music education center located in Cotati.
Composition and Conducting
Mr. Dizon is a composer, conductor and clarinetist from Santa Rosa, CA. He holds a Bachelors in Music Theory and Composition from the College of Wooster, and both a Masters of Music in Composition and a Masters of Music in Conducting from the University of Louisville. Mr. Dizon has worked professionally as a conductor and music educator and has completed several composition commissions for a wide range of ensembles and occasions. He currently lives outside Washington, D.C., where he is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Maryland College Park.
Ms. Zenobi received her Bachelor in Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder in violin performance and a Masters in viola performance from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has performed in the Aspen Music Festival and School & the Banff Center for the Arts. Ivy performs regularly with Santa Rosa Symphony as well as other Bay Area Orchestras and rock bands on both violin and viola. Ms. Zenobi became Suzuki Certified under the tutelage of Dr. William Starr and most recently was chosen to attend the Starling-Delay Violin Symposium held at The Juilliard School. Ivy has a private studio of over 35 students and teaches a strings ensemble (String Beans) at Sonoma Academy. For more info please visit www.bellarosasq.com
Cello/Bass Workshops, Bass Intensive & Prelude String Orchestra
Ms. Zimmernam holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the Juilliard School. While in New York, Karen played with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera along with appearing with various chamber ensembles throughout the city. She now plays with the Santa Rosa Symphony along with other local orchestras, has an active teaching schedule and is the Librarian for the Santa Rosa Symphony.
Dr. Mark Anderman
Composition and Conducting
Dr. Mark Anderman is Chair of the Music Department at Santa Rosa Junior College. He holds a Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University as well as degrees from San Francisco State University and CSU Long Beach. An accomplished guitarist, Mark’s extensive performing career in and around Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area includes classical chamber music, jazz, gospel, rock, and musical theater. As a composer/arranger, his works have been widely performed, including several premiered by the jazz ensembles at SRJC. His approach to teaching theory and composition emphasizes mastery of the fundamentals and a holistic view of analysis that embraces all musical styles.
Fundamentals Workshops and Choir
Ms. Norris has a Master's degree in Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University. She is dedicated to teaching music to children and has worked as an elementary music school teacher since 1997 in Solano county. She is excited to return to Sonoma county to join the Santa Rosa Summer Music Academy staff and to teach music in the Petaluma City Schools
Chamber String Orchestra
Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where she received bachelors and master’s degrees in music performance under the tutelage of the renowned Lillian Fuchs. She recently studied with Mr. Robert Slaughter, formerly of Ball State University, “a mentor who has made the greatest impact on my musical career.” She has performed with Jeffrey Kahane, Yo-Yo Ma, Pamela Frank, and Lorraine Hunt and is, in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle’s music critic, Joshua Kosman, “one of the hidden treasures of the Bay Area’s musical scene.”
She was the Principal Violist of four San Francisco Bay Area orchestras: The New Century Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; the Santa Rosa Symphony, formerly conducted by Jeffrey Kahane; Berkeley Symphony conducted by Kent Nagano; and the Vallejo Symphony, conducted by David Ramadanoff. A former member of the Sonoma State University music faculty, she was also the founder/musical director of the Young Peoples Chamber Orchestra of the Santa Rosa Symphony, a conductorless ensemble modeled after the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Ghidossi-DeLuca has created her own CD, recording the first three solo Cello Suites by Bach on viola; the second three Cello Suites are planned for 2016. Her other recordings include a Grammy-nominated CD of works by Dimitri Shostakovich, featuring the New Century Chamber Orchestra, and works by Frank Martin, featuring the Berkeley Symphony.
Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca has performed as a soloist on numerous occasions. The most recent work was the Walton Viola Concerto with the Vallejo Symphony, conducted by David Ramadanoff. She has also premiered and recorded works by new composers such as Thomas Goss and Kurt Rhode. Other recordings include soundtracks for Linda Ronstadt, Tom Waits, Journey, and other artists, as well as for many feature films. In 2003 Linda joined the Dixie Chicks in their five-month “Top of the World Tour” across the United States and Canada.
Ms Ghidossi-DeLuca is currently the string orchestra director and band co-director of the Vista at Entrada School of Performing Arts and Technology in Ivins, the adjunct viola/violin instructor at Dixie State University in St. George, and she also performs as a member of the string section of the Tuacahn Amphitheatre Orchestra for the summer theatre productions as well as performing as principal violist with the Southwest Symphony under the direction of Maestro Gary Caldwell.
Fundamentals and Rhythm Workshops
Ms. Lynn has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance, music education and history of arts from the Music college in Tashkent (Russia). She is a member of Music Teachers Association of California and manages her own private piano studio in Santa Rosa. While residing in San Francisco Ms. Lynn organized classes of "Music for Young Children" program, designed to develop solid music skills among preschool and elementary school children, based on Karl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly methods. www.marinalynnspianostudio.com
Woodwind Workshops and Jazz Ensemble
Debbie Gold, a composer and flutist born and raised in Metuchen, NJ, has been teaching music for 4 years. She recently completed her graduate studies through the Longy School of Music of Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, which trains teachers for the growing El Sistema movement in the United States. While enrolled in the MAT, Debbie taught at Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), the Los Angeles Philharmonic's El Sistema program, and at various public schools around Los Angeles. She received her Bachelors degree in Composition from the University of Southern California. She currently teaches with Valley Vibes Orchestra, an El Sistema-inspired after school orchestra program located in Sonoma Valley.
Pam Otsuka graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in violin performance. Upon graduating, she performed in the Hidden Valley Opera Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, performing with Roy Malan. She has performed with Ukiah Symphony as Assistant Concertmaster, Symphony of the Redwoods as Principal Viola and Principal Second Violin, and the Sonoma County Philharmonic as Principal Viola and Acting Concertmaster. She has performed with many theater groups, including Transcendence Theater, Sixth Street Playhouse, Spreckles Theater and Raven Theater in Healdsburg.
She has been teaching Beginning, Advanced and Junior High Orchestra classes at Rincon Valley Unified School District since 2014. She founded and has conducted the Windsor String Orchestra since 2013. She has been giving private lessons in the Sonoma County area since 2008. She has also taught with the Overture Project in Healdsburg, strings coach for Analy High School in Sebastopol, and strings clinician at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Joyce Park was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Piedmont, CA at the age of 10. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Cello Performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Music Education at California State University, Sacramento where she was a student of Andrew Luchansky. At Sacramento State she was the winner of the 2014 concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra as well as being an apprentice teacher in the String Project. For the past five years, she has been teaching privately in the Sacramento area and is also the private cello instructor at Norcal Music & Arts studio and at New World Music Academy. She is currently the cellist in the Mersonacta Quartet where she performs throughout California. Aside from cello, she is an active pianist and is currently the piano accompanist at the S.A. Church in Sunnyvale.