Preparatory Faculty

The Preparatory Department faculty team members are accomplished and degreed pedagogues that have hundreds of years of cummulative experience working with music students. Their professional careers are dedicated to providing the highest level of music education to all students.  

Piano

  • Dr. Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe, Piano Department Head
  • Dr. Koji Atwood
  • Yelena Bates
  • Ksenia Ilynich 
  • Whitney Pizza

Violin

  • Eugene Watanabe, String Department Head
  • Brecklyn Ferrin 
  • Corine Hart 
  • Jakob Hofer
  • Rachel Karr
  • Rebecca Moench
  • Stacy Smith
  • Asheley Watabe

Viola

  • Elizabeth Beilman
  • Megan Mason
  • Dr. LeeAnn Morgan

Cello

  • Brittany Platt Gardner
  • Rainder Eudeikis
  • Kelly McConkie Stewart
  • Colin Mitchell

Double Bass

  • Hillary Fuller

Woodwinds

  • April Clayton, Flute, Woodwind Department Head
  • Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, Bassoon
  • Erin Svoboda, Clarinet
  • Nicole Elkins, Flute

Voice

  • Laurel Elizabeth Hofer
  • Emilie Lundberg

Suzuki

  • Brittany Platt Gardner, Director

Early Childhood

  • Emilie Lundberg
  • Ksenia Ilynich