Steven Gray has been described by one reviewer as “knowing how to coax the most varied sounds out of the instrument making everything look easy and sound smooth.” His performances as pianist, organist, or harpsichordist have been hailed by audiences from California to Europe.
As soloist or ensemble partner, Dr. Gray’s ability to mold the instrument to the needs of the music at hand keeps him in constant demand. His unique programs include a broad range of music from Bach to Brubeck. He has been a member of the music faculty of Palomar College since 1987. He serves as Director of Music and Organist at Clairemont Lutheran Church.
Steven Gray was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University. He holds a Masters degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and Bachelor of Music degrees in both Piano and Organ from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Heather Barclay is a professional percussionist and has been performing and teaching since 1984. Ms. Barclay earned her Bachelor of Arts in Performance and Certification of Music Education from The University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and her Master of Fine Arts in Performance from United States International University in San Diego, CA. Her instructors included Linda Raymond Siegel, Tele Lesbines, Tatsuo Sasaki, Stanley Finck, and Raynor Carroll.
Ms. Barclay is a freelance percussionist and timpanist in Southern California. She was the principal percussionist with the International Chamber Players, and a substitute percussionist in the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova. She has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Civic Orchestra, the San Francisco Ballet, the International Symphony Orchestra of Tijuana, and the Tijuana Opera Orchestra, among numerous others. In addition, she has performed solo recitals in California, Arizona, and Wisconsin.
Ms. Barclay is also a private instructor of percussion and tympani. Ms. Barclay is proudly conducting the Palomar/YPO Percussion Ensemble for its 4th season! She has coached and conducted several award winning percussion ensembles along with drum lines for many high school marching bands. She also teaches at Palomar College, and coaches at Westview High School, and Mesa Verde Middle School. She maintains a very active studio in Poway, California.
Ann Chase has performed in the San Diego community for the past forty years. A soloist in opera, oratorio, solo recitals, chamber music, cabaret, musical theatre and more. She has continued to create innovative programming which celebrates repertoire for the solo voice.
A founding member of the chamber music ensemble, CAMARADA, Ann performed chamber music from Bach to Berio; as a member of the American music ensemble, LEAVES OF GRASS, she researched and performed American music. Currently, she is founder and artistic director of CABARETCACCIA, a musical series dedicated to the solo voice of any ethnicity, historical era, or musical style. She has taught voice at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, California State University San Marcos and continually at Palomar Community College. She is the proud mother of two professional musicians, Claire, a flutist, and Darren, a baritone and is married to choral conductor, David Chase.
Randy Pile received his Bachelors degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. He completed a doctoral dissertation on the guitar works of Rodrigo in conjunction with the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Director of two highly successful Guitar Foundation of America International Conferences, he has also recorded for the Philips label with Pepe and Celin Romero. As a touring artist for the California Arts Council, Randy is one of the most sought after performers of his generation, both at home and abroad.
As recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician he has won acclaim for his “rich tone”, “powerful technique”, “graceful interpretations” and “sensitive musicianship”.
His international following has been gained through performances in the USA, Europe, Canada, and the South Pacific with appearances in major music festivals, including the Edinburg, Aspen, Salzburg, Malaga, Northwest Guitar and New Zealand’s Summer Festivals.
Dr. Randy Pile
Palomar Performing Arts
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-214-9109 (call or text)