Joshua Pantoja

french horn Horn player for the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra since 2004, Horn Professor at the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, College and Pre-College levels. He is an active chamber music performer with Cafe Corta'o Horn Quartet and Camerata Caribe. Joshua is also a composer of romantic and popular songs, lately he is working on Jazz…

Scott Tixier

violin Scott Tixier is a Professor of Jazz Violin at the University Of North Texas. One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “the future of jazz violin” in the words of DownBeat Magazine and “A remarkable improviser and a…

Delana Thomsen

piano Delana Thomsen is a highly accomplished solo and collaborative pianist who has given recitals throughout Europe and the US, as well as Master Classes in Iceland, Bulgaria, and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso and Acqui Terme, Italy. She is most delighted to join the piano faculty of Clazz for Summer 2019. In…

Robert Rodriguez Rospide

piano Robert Rospide a.k.a Robert Rodriguez is an American Composer, Musician and Actor.  The son of Cuban-Jazz drummer Roberto Rodriguez, Robert was born January 11, 1978 in New York City and grew up in the Magic city of Miami.  He began studying music at an early age and by age 12 he was performing classical recitals on…

Louise Bessette

piano Louise Bessette has been renowned over her 35 year career for the excellence of her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. Numerous organizations and international competitions have seen fit to reward her talent, and her reviews are constantly laudatory. She has recorded a wide variety of repertoire both as a soloist…

Heidi Harris
(Yoga)

violin & yoga Violinist Heidi Harris won her first orchestra job in the St. Louis Symphony during her senior year of college at the New England Conservatory. A few years later she left the STL Symphony to join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where she remained for three seasons. In 1998 she returned to St. Louis…

Erik Harris

double bass Born in New York City and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Erik Harris began his musical studies on guitar at age five and switched to double bass at age 13. Harris attended the Juilliard School on a full scholarship, where he studied with noted double bass pedagogue Homer Mensch. While at Juilliard he…

Peter Thomas

cello Peter J Thomas has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator, and chamber musician with the award winning classical cross-over indie- rock band, I’m Not A Pilot. Originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he was born into a family…

Madeleine Kabat

cello Madeleine is the newest member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s cello section. She served as Acting Assistant Principal Cellist last season, and sat as principal for her first 7 months. Prior to this appointment, she was principal cellist of the Amarillo Symphony in Texas and assistant principal in the Madison Symphony. Ms. Kabat has…

Stephanie Szanto

voice Stephanie Szanto, born in Burgdorf, Switzerland, studied at Bern University of Arts HKB with
Prof. Elisabeth Glauser, followed by studies at the Swiss Opera Studio and the Lucerne School of Music with Prof. Barbara Locher. She also accomplished studies in Jazz Vocal and composition at the Bern University of Arts/ Jazz HKB. In 2014, Szanto…