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THE ORCHESTRA

 
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Principal Flute

Clivia Ngan earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from California State University of Fullerton, and is a freelance flutist and instructor of the Los Angeles and Orange County area. She has studied with Jean Ferrandis-international flute soloist, and Jamie Pedrini-principal flutist of several acclaimed orchestras based in Southern California. Clivia has won scholarship awards for her performances throughout her collegiate studies and has consistently performed as a soloist and chamber musician in different settings for many years. She has performed in masterclasses for renowned flutists such as Leone Buyse, Nikolai Duchamp and Demarre McGill. In 2017 and 2018, her woodwind quintet was selected to perform for the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska, where they also received masterclass instruction from the Chiara String Quartet. She has also done studio recordings with artists of different musical backgrounds and genres. In addition to her performance career, Clivia has also been working for non-profit music organizations for several years and is an avid flute coach and private instructor for school and youth ensembles. Her goal as a musician is to continue exposing people to varieties of great, quality music and performances.

EYANA FOMBY

Flute | Piccolo

Eyana Fomby received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from University of California, Santa Barbara studying Ethnomusicology. Thereafter, she decided to change course to pursue a degree in music education. Thus, began her graduate studies at Azusa Pacific University. Eyana has participated in the APU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Lancer Marching Band and Concert Band at Pasadena City College, Tournament of Roses Honor Band, Chamber Ensembles, and Orchestra as a flutist and piccoloist. She has studied flute with Jamie Pedrini - principle flutist of the California Philharmonic and Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Gary Woodward - principal flutist of The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and other major orchestras. Outside of APU and PCC, Eyana is also the administrative assistant for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Eyana is currently a full-time student at APU pursing her Masters in Music Education. She is a graduate teaching assistant supporting professors with undergraduate music education course work and California Music Educators Association (CMEA) conferences. Eyana is also a teaching assistant for the Azusa Conservatory of Music.

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JENNA TATIYATRAIRONG

Principal Clarinet

Jenna Tatiyatrairong is studying with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s associate principal clarinetist, Burt Hara, at the California State University, Fullerton and will graduate this spring with her MM in Clarinet Performance. She received a BM in Clarinet Performance at the University of Puget Sound with Jennifer Nelson, principal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Auburn Symphony Orchestra. Jenna performs regularly with the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir and the Orange County Clarinet Consort, participating in the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Orlando, Florida in 2016, and in Knoxville, Tennessee, this coming summer. In addition to freelance work at local churches and recording studios, she teaches clarinet and saxophone at the New California Conservatory. She also teaches Math and English classes at the Eye Level Learning Center and maintains a private studio of clarinet and math students.

DAVID SANCHEZ

Clarinet | Bass Clarinet

David Sanchez studied clarinet performance at CSUF School of Music.

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TIMOTHY MOY

Horn

Timothy Moy is currently a music horn performance major at CSUF. He is also a freelance musician who has experience in solo, chamber and orchestral playing in the Orange county, Los Angeles, and Torrance areas. He is also an avid educator who works with middle school students in the Torrance area. In his free time he enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and sleeping.

Principal Trumpet

Brian Greuel is an undergraduate student at Cal State Fullerton. Brian is a musician at Disneyland as well as a private instructor in Orange County. He has played as a soloist for Riverside City College (2016-2017) and principal trumpet of Cal State Fullerton's Wind Symphony (2018-2019)

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ADAM FULMIZI

Trumpet

Adam is a music major at Cal State University Fullerton and has been playing trumpet since elementary school. His favorite music experiences include graduating from Walnut High School of the Arts and being apart of the 2016 PCC Rose Parade Honor Band. He currently performs in multiple groups at CSUF: The most noteworthy being Symphonic Winds.

TERRY DAWSON

Trombone

A native of Los Angeles, California, Terry began his musical journey on tuba in middle school. He has been a freelance musician since the age of 15 and has studied under the tutelage of Bill Masonheimer, Roy Main, Dr. Tony Mazzaferro, Gene Pokorny and Doug Tornquist. He has performed with the West Valley Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Cypress Pops Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Los Angeles Camerata Orchestra, Americus Brass, as well as Disneyland's Bayou Brass and Magic Kingdom Korps just to name a few. Terry is also one of the founding members of the Infinity Brass Quintet.


Terry is a graduate of CSU Northridge with a BA in Music Education. While at Northridge he played in various performance ensembles such as the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, University Brass Quintet, Jazz A Band, Tuba Ensemble and Tuba Quartet. Mr. Dawson is also a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. Terry has taught and has been a clinician at many middle schools and high schools in Southern California and has been teaching privately for more than 20 years. Mr. Dawson has been Director of Bands at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, California since fall of 2004. He instructs the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, three Jazz Bands, Chamber Ensembles as well as overseeing the Percussion Ensemble and Color Guard. He is married with two boys, continues to arrange and compose music for high school bands and local ensembles, and clinics and coaches at local high schools.

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NATHAN J. FULMIZI

Bass Trombone

Nathan Fulmizi is a freelance Bass Trombonist and Music Educator from Huntington Beach California. He is 23 years old and is currently getting a BA in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berkeley School Of Music. Nathan enjoys playing multiple genres of music and plays in the greater Orange County and Las Angela’s area. Along with freelancing Nathan is also a private music instructor through many music studios in the Orange County area, and is also an Assistant Band Director at Mission Viejo Christian School. Nathan loves music, and loves to spend time at church, with family, and his Fiancé’

Harp

Graduating on scholarship from Berklee College of Music in the class of Felice Pomeranz, Jessica has joined a new harp generation trained not only in classical but also jazz, Latin, and other contemporary styles. With her unique background as a cultured harpist, Jessica has performed in a variety of places such as Boston Symphony Hall and in France at the Camac Harp Festival. Jessica continued her education in harp performance at Azusa Pacific University on scholarship with her longtime harp instructor, Bonnie Mohr. Jessica is actively involved in the harp community with roles at Pacific Harps, the Los Angeles Harp Ensemble, and serves as a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. Most recently, Jessica spent 6 months abroad as a harpist based out of Mumbai, Maharastra touring India and surrounding Southeast Asian countries with Sound Spirit Events.

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LINDSAY PARSONS

Piano | Celeste | Keyboard

Lindsay Parsons wears several hats as a collaborative artist, private piano instructor, and choral music director at Tuffree Middle School in Placentia, California. Lindsay has also taught general and choral music to elementary students. She attributes her love of music to a combination of childhood experiences: campfire and chapel songs, Disney sing-a-longs, Victor Borge, and the Carpenters Christmas Album are just a few.

"I am thrilled to be part of an orchestral group that engages the community with beautiful selections that are creatively linked together to create an impressive program!"

AARON TAM

Concertmaster | Violin

Aaron Tam recently received his Artist Diploma in orchestral studies from San Francisco Academy Orchestra, under the guidance of San Francisco Symphony violinist, David Chernyavsky. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at California State University Fullerton with a full scholarship under Professor of Music Dr. Ernest Salem in 2017. During his three years in the music program, he was the concertmaster of the CSUF Symphony Orchestra. Aaron traveled with the CSUF Symphony on several performance tours through France, Germany, and Korea. Subsequently, he traveled with the orchestra on an invitation by the Distinguished Concerts International New York for a performance in Carnegie Hall. Aaron completed his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a recipient of the Marjorie-Rawlins Scholarship, studying under Professor Haroutune Bedelian. During his second year at UCI, Aaron won the annual University Concerto Competition and assumed the role of Concertmaster in the University Symphony Orchestra for the following two years. As a high schooler, Aaron was the concertmaster of Olympia Youth Orchestra in 2007-08 and performed as a soloist with the orchestra. He also performed with the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March 2008 as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s International Youth Orchestra Festival Days. In the summer of 2008, he received a scholarship from the International Educational Exchange Association to perform in the Olympic Youth Cultural Festival preceding the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Aaron has taken masterclasses under many distinguished musicians such as Nai-Yuan Hu, Ray Chen, Robert DeMaine, Menahem Pressler, members of the Pacific Symphony and San Francisco Symphony, and members of the Talich String Quartet. Aaron has been volunteering his musical services for his local church, St. Stephen Martyr, for almost twenty years.

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JOANNA ISTRATE

Viola

Joanna Istrate is a third year Viola Performance Major at Irvine Valley College and currently studies under Miguel Cunanan. She is an active educator and performer and frequently collaborates with local artists and composers to help bring the viola to fore. She has recorded with a number of artists and recently debuted award-winning piece “Moonlight Metro” by IVC alum Joseph Bucsit. Through community outreach and performance, she hopes to showcase the viola’s warmth and versatility.

NIKAELA GOODMAN

Cello

Nikaela Goodman is a composer and cellist at California State University Fullerton. They are currently studying under Dr. Walicki and Professor Ko, respectively, while pursuing a degree in Music Composition. Nikaela also works a part time job as a Stage Manager and Recording Assistant for the school. Currently, they are working on writing the music for another collaborative short film project and practicing for their next New Music performance. Other than writing music, Nikaela is also working on an elaborate book series and finding every opportunity to travel to broaden their life experiences.

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SHANE NAGATANI

Cello

Shane Nagatani is a Music Education major studying at Cal State Fullerton, with Professor Bongshin Ko. Previously, he finished his Associates in Music at College of the Sequoias, studying under Dr. Valerie Walden. Shane has worked as instructional staff for the La Joya Middle School and El Diamante High School marching bands. When not involved with music, Shane is most likely able to be found at a boba shop.

MAR NAGATINI

Cello

Mar Nagatani is a cellist from Visalia, California who recently moved to Fullerton this past January. He has played cello for 6 years and studied under Dr. Valerie Walden for 4 of those years. He currently attends Fullerton College and is studying ASL elsewhere to be an interpreter. Cello is just a fun hobby, not his major. Other than cello, Mar is also a drag queen. Music is one of his favorite creative outlets nonetheless.

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SERA WOHLDMANN

Bass

Sera received her Associates Degree in Music in 2015 from Long Beach City College, where she currently works as a tutor for Music Majors and German. She is currently finishing her B.A. Music Education at the Cal State Fullerton School of Music, where she intends to also finish her Single Subject Credential and continue her career into the world of Middle School Instrumental Music Director. She lives in Long Beach with her wife, Elizabeth.

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