Faculty
Our faculty come from leading orchestras, chamber ensembles, conservatories and university programs. They come to Sewanee each summer to perform, teach and inspire the next generation.

Strings

Eva Cappelletti Chao
Violin
Lin He
Violin
Philippe Chao
Viola
Jason Calloway
Cello
Sam Suggs
Bass
Mari-Liis Calloway
Violin
Gregory Lee
Violin
Hillary Herndon
Viola
Natasha Farny
Cello
Meghan Berindean
String Chamber Music
Coordinator
Jessica Dan Fan
Violin
Brittany MacWilliams
Violin
Sheldon Person
Viola
Tim Pearson
Bass
Jonathan Magness
Violin
Sabbatical Summer 2020

Woodwinds

Gabriel Beavers
Bassoon
Chad Burrow
Clarinet
Carl Rath
Bassoon
Donna Shin
Flute
Robert Stephenson
Oboe
Rebecca Van de Ven
Wind Chamber Music
Coordinator

Brass

Peter Bond
Trumpet
Jason Allison
Horn
Eric Bubacz
Tuba
Joshua Bynum
Trombone

Percussion

Phillip O’Banion
Weeks 1 & 2
She-e Wu
Week 3
Timothy K. Adams, Jr.
Week 4

Piano

Steve Beck
Amy I-lin Cheng

Harp

Paula Bressman
Rachel Miller

Composition

Jorge Variego


In Loving Memory

Hunter Thomas (1956-2018)

Hunter Thomas was a tremendous contributor to the life and breath of the festival. He spent over a decade on our faculty and added to the life of virtually every corner of activity within the festival.

He leaves a lasting impact on students from across the world. His loss is also deeply felt by his featival colleagues and entire Sewanee community. A scholarship has been established in his name to support the bassoon studio students during SSMF 2019.

Hunter Thomas, Principal Bassoon, Personnel Manager, and Librarian, performed with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for more than forty years after winning an audition in 1971, while still a student in high school.