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SDSMI Teachers and Staff

The instructors of the SDSMI have extensive experience in private instruction, professional performance, and teaching. The faculty include: Members of the San Diego Winds, faculty from Point Loma Nazarene University, members of the San Diego Symphony, and more. The faculty have experience playing with some of the top-tier orchestras around the world and are renowned for their teaching credentials. Be sure to check out each instructor’s biographies for further information!

Teachers

Ryan Simmons

Bassoon Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Bassoonist

Sarah Schwartz

Violin Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Violinist

Terri Tunnicliff

Clarinet teacher

San Diego Symphony

Retired 2nd Clarinet

Sayuri Yamamoto

String Bass Instructor

Hawaii Symphony

Bassist

Bill GIlmer

Wind Symphony Conductor

Willowbrook High School

Retired Director of Bands

Lauren Rausch

Violin Instructor

San Diego Youth Symphony

Program Manager

Brad Nash

Saxophone Instructor

Electric Voodoo

Saxophonist

Andrew Watkins

Percussion Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Assistant Principal Timpani

Ray Nowak

Trumpet Instructor

San Diego Symphony

3rd Trumpet

Frank Renk

Clarinet Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet

Devin Burnworth

Trombone Instructor

Classics 4 Kids

Trombonist

Larry Gookin

Wind Ensemble Conductor

Central Washington University

Former Director of Bands

Pamela Martchev

Flute Teacher and Artist Relations

San Diego State University

Professor of Flute

Ray Nowak

Trumpet instructor/coach

San Diego Symphony

3rd Trumpet

Russ Sperling

Symphonic Band Conductor

San Diego Unified School District

VAPA Director

Victoria Bietz

Violin Instructor

Freelance Violinist

Anthony Kim

Symphony Orchestra Conductor

San Diego Youth Symphony

Philharmonica Conductor

Kyle Mediguchia

Trombone Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Bass Trombone

Valentin Marthchev

Bassoon Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Principal Bassoon

Scott Sutherland

Euphonium/Tuba Instructor

University of Redlands

Adjunct Professor of Music

Travis Maril

Viola Instructor

San Diego State University

Coordinator of String Instruments

Dr. David Whitman

Percussion Instructor

San Diego State University

Lecturer of Percussion

Tamara Paige

String Orchestra Conductor

SCPA

Director of Orchestras

Carina Voly

Cello Instructor

San Diego State University

String Academy Faculty

Matthew Tropman

Tuba/Euphonium Instructor

University of Arizona

Associate Professor

Gary Green

Wind Ensemble Conductor

University of Miami

Professor Emeritus

Mike McCoy

French Horn Instructor

Point Loma Nazarene University

Adjunct Professor of Music

Sarah Skuster

Oboe Instructor

San Diego Symphony

Principal Oboe

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Staff

Killian Voutour

Counselor

Lemon Grove School District

Music Educator

Bruce Mansfield

Camp Host

Point Loma Nazarene University

Associate Professor of Music

Sam Urbina

Counselor

Music Teacher

Sierra Johnson

Head Counselor

Board and Brew

Regional Manager

Ivy Vigil

Counselor

Meadowbrook Middle School

Middle School Orchestra Director

Daisy Rohner

SDSMI Student Camp Director

Santana High School

Music Director

Clarissa Fallorina

Counselor

Rancho Buena Vista High School

Mariachi Director

Eric Weirather

SDSMI Director

Rancho Buena Vista High School

Director of Bands

Derek Lee

Counselor

Fallbrook High School

Band Director

Caleb Marroquin

Counselor

Student Teacher

Zach Squibb

Counselor

Madison Middle School

Band Director

James Sepulvado

SDSMI Director

Cuyamaca College

Performing Arts Department Chair

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