Our Teachers

Our Teachers

What separates Ethos from other musical experiences is the breadth of musical instruction from a multitude of sources.  In addition to working with qualified ensemble conductors on a weekly basis, students will also work with Master Teachers, Artists-in-Residence, and will perform with other student and professional ensembles.

These teachers have worked with the Ethos Youth Ensembles in the past or have agreed to work with the Ethos Youth Ensembles in the future.


Artists-in-Residence

These accomplished musicians represent the areas finest performing ensembles and Universities and will work with the Ethos Youth Ensembles once per concert rotation.

String Artists-in-Residence

Our Teachers Dr. Andrea Dawson

Dr. Andrea Dawson

Violin Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Jun Iwasaki

Jun Iwasaki

Concertmaster
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Our Teachers Stefan Petrescu

Stefan Petrescu

Concertmaster
Murfreesboro Symphony

Our Teachers Elizabeth Small

Elizabeth Small

Violin Professor
Belmont Univ. School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Christine Kim

Dr. Christine Kim

Cello Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Mimi Nelson

Mimi Nelson

Principal Cellist
Murfreesboro Symphony

Woodwind Artists-in-Residence

Our Teachers James Button

James Button

Principal Oboe
Nashville Symphony

Our Teachers Laura Ann Ross

Laura Ann Ross

Oboe Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Kathryn Ladner

Kathryn Ladner

Principal Piccolo
Nashville Symphony

Our Teachers Dr. Deanna Little

Dr. Deanna Little

Flute Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Todd Waldecker

Dr. Todd Waldecker

Clarinet Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Wonkak Kim

Dr. Wonkak Kim

Clarinet Professor
TN Tech School of Music

Our Teachers Gil Perel

Gil Perel

Bassoon
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Our Teachers Dr. Alex Graham

Dr. Alex Graham

Saxophone Professor
Belmont Univ. School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Phil Barham

Dr. Phil Barham

Saxophone Professor
TN Tech School of Music

Brass & Percussion Artists-in-Residence

Our Teachers Angela DeBoer

Angela DeBoer

Horn Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Jeremy Hansen

Dr. Jeremy Hansen

Horn Professor
TN Tech Dept. of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Michael Arndt

Dr. Michael Arndt

Trumpet Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey

Co-Principal Trumpet
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Our Teachers Dr. David Loucky

Dr. David Loucky

Trombone Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Gilbert Long

Gilbert Long

Principal Tuba
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Our Teachers Lalo Davila

Lalo Davila

Percussion Instructor
MTSU School of Music

Jazz Studies Artists-in-Residence

Our Teachers Don Aliquo

Don Aliquo

Saxophone Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Ryan Middaugh

Ryan Middaugh

Saxophone Professor
Blair school of Music

Our Teachers Rod McGaha

Rod McGaha

Professional Jazz Musician

Our Teachers Jamey Simmons

Jamey Simmons

Jazz Trumpet Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Dr. Michael Parkinson

Dr. Michael Parkinson

Director – MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Roland Barber

Roland Barber

Professional Jazz Musician

Our Teachers Roy Agee

Roy Agee

Professional Jazz Musician

Our Teachers Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips

Jazz Drumset Professor
MTSU School of Music

Our Teachers Jonathan Wires

Jonathan Wires

Professional Jazz Musician

Our Teachers John Birdsong

John Birdsong

Professional Jazz Musician

Our Teachers Hamilton Hardin

Hamilton Hardin

Professional Jazz Musician

Ensemble Conductors/Administration

Our Teachers Corderyl Martin

Corderyl Martin

Jazz Ensemble

Our Teachers Stefan Petrescu

Stefan Petrescu

String Specialist
Philharmonic/String Orchestra

Our Teachers Dr. Brian T. Russell

Dr. Brian T. Russell

Executive Director Director
Philharmonic/String Orchestra
Wind Symphony

Our Teachers Amy Swanson

Amy Swanson

Conductor
Children’s Choirs

Our Teachers Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall

Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall

Conductor
Ethos Children’s Choirs