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
Gregory Lee
Violin Area Coordinator
Philippe Chao
Viola
Jason Calloway
Cello
Sam Suggs
Bass
Jessica Dan Fan
Violin
Brittany MacWilliams
Violin
Hillary Herndon
Viola
Natasha Farny
Cello
Meghan Berindean
String Chamber Music
Coordinator
Lin He
Violin
Jonathan Magness
Violin
Sheldon Person smiles and holds his viola in front of him.
Sheldon Person
Viola
Tim Pearson
Bass
Mari-Liis Päkk
String Academy, Chamber Music & Sectionals

Woodwinds

Donna Shin
Flute
Chad Burrow
Clarinet
Robert Stephenson
Oboe
Gabriel Beavers
Bassoon
Nancy Ambroke-King holds her oboe and smiles at the camera in a green field.
Nancy Ambrose-King
Oboe
1 Week Residency 2022
Carl Rath
Bassoon

Brass

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

Percussion

Timothy K. Adams, Jr.
John Kilkenny
Phillip O’Banion

Harp

Gaye LeBlanc-Germain

Piano

Steve Beck
Amy I-lin Cheng

Conducting Institute

Dr. Gene Moon is conducting with a baton in a tuxedo with a white bowtie.
Gene Moon
Program Director

Composition

Jorge Variego
Program Director
Vincent Oppido
Film Score Composer

Opera

Laura Brooks Rice smiles looking up at the camera
Laura Brooks Rice
Program Director
Master Teacher
Elena Kholodova smiles at the camera
Elena Kholodova
Conductor/Director
Dugg McDonough smiles at the camera.
Dugg McDonough
Stage Director / Drama Coach
Joshua Conyers
Coach/Conductor
Kathleen Kelly smiles at the camera over her left shoulder.
Kathleen Kelly
Conductor/Director
Elizabeth Koch
Language Coach
Patrick Hansen smiles at the camera.
Patrick Hansen
Conductor/Director
Gina Lapinski leans to her left as she smiles at the camera.
Gina Lapinski
Stage Director / Drama Coach

String Academy

Veronica Jackson
String Academy Director
Mari-Liis Päkk
String Academy Faculty

Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Eva Cappelletti Chao
Life Coach
Robie Jackson
Yoga Instructor