Arthur Golden

Arthur Golden currently teaches Music Appreciation, Classical Guitar, and a variety of guitar styles at Palomar College and Miramar College. He also teaches privately at his residence in Escondido, California.

At age 18, Arthur developed a passion for classical guitar, studying with two of the famed Romero family, Celin and Pepe. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in music/guitar performance from San Diego State University. Inspired by the blues, folk, country and ragtime of his Alabama upbringing and his classical training, Arthur has taken his fingerstyle music to concert stages throughout the United States and Mexico.

Through his love of performing and teaching, he hopes his music will enrich people’s lives.

 

Arthur Golden

agoldenhands@gmail.com. 

Dr. Scott Walton

Scott Walton is a bassist and pianist whose music negotiates the terrain between jazz, free improvisation, and classical avant-garde. Praised for his “dramatic” soloing (Downbeat), “graceful fluidity” (All About Jazz), and “propulsive energy” (OneFinalNote), the Downtown Music Gallery proclaims that Walton “consistently shines.” He has performed throughout North America and Europe in a host of collaborative contexts, and has recorded with Vinny Golia, Nels Cline, Myra Melford, and Bobby Bradford, among many others. Current projects include duos with Steve Adams, Tim Perkis, and Gilbert Isbin, the Michael Vllatkovich quartet, the Bill Horvitz Sextet, and Alex Cline’s Flower Garland Orchestra. Walton holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and has designed courses and implemented online music instruction for universities and colleges in California and Colorado. He has served as an adjunct instructor for Palomar College since 2008.

 

Dr. Scott Walton

scttwltn@gmail.com

Frank Glasson

Frank Glasson, a Solana Beach native, has performed in the trumpet sections of San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Opera, Middel Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra of Germany, Opera Nomori of Japan, Cape Town Symphony, State Theater and National Chamber Orchestras of South Africa and has appeared as soloist with the latter two.  An accomplished jazz performer, Frank received a Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for improvised solos on “Jazztet”.  A Yamaha performing artist, Frank currently performs with San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Symphony of Orange County.  He maintains a teaching studio and has served as conductor Jazz Band Director at Palomar College, adjunct Trumpet Professor at SDSU and as the CYO Wind Ensemble conductor.  Frank currently directs the bands for the Solana Beach School District and Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Winds and Brass. For 8 years Frank served as President of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 325.

Brian O’Donnell

Brian O’Donnell, a native of San Diego California, completed his Master of Music Degree at SUNY Purchase and earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University.

Mr. O’Donnell is a multi-faceted musician, at home in both jazz and classical genres. He made his Carnegie Hall début in 2004 as soloist with the Carlsbad High School Wind Symphony. Recent seasons have seen Brian performing with Joe Garrison and Night People, The Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, the San Diego Summer Pops, the San Diego Opera, and the San Diego Symphony.

Mr. O’Donnell is currently on faculty at Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene University, and spends his summers teaching at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He also coordinates and hosts the annual San Diego Trombone Day. When not making music he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, and being outdoors.

 

Brian O’Donnell

Trombone.brian@gmail.com

Ruth Weber

Ruth Weber, received her Master of Music degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).  She has been an adjunct music faculty member at Palomar College for over 15 years, where she has taught a variety of music courses in addition to accompanying recitals, ensembles, and serving as the Applied Music Coordinator.

Ruth has performed internationally, and has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Opera Aguascalientes, CSUN, and as a recording artist with the Marantz Pianocorder Division.  She is presently the director of the award-winning and BILLBOARD charting, San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir.

Ruth is also an accomplished composer with music works in film, print, and on numerous albums. Recently her songs and arrangements were featured on Action Moves People United, a UNESCO World Peace album, and Shanti Samsara, a world music album for environmental consciousness commissioned by the U. N.

 

Ruth Weber

reely3@cox.net

www.RuthMakesMusic.com

Janet Hammer

Janet’s music career is multifaceted. She actively performs at numerous venues throughout Southern California performing in small ensembles and with bands including The Mar Dels, the Ira Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, Storey Lines, The Xceptional Tribute to ABBA, and her own bands and groups; Rhythm Express, Double Take, Sweethearts of Swing, Corner Pocket, Harmony Express, Vortex, and Classic Sass, and several more.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree and Secondary Education Music Teaching credential from San Diego State University.  She teaches classes in vocal technique and has lead the vocal jazz ensemble, Spectrum Singers, at Palomar College since 2003.  She gives vocal production workshops and has many private students.

She has performed on several worldwide tours performing in 36 countries.   She has opened for such name acts as Sheryl Crow, The Pointer Sisters, Johnny Cash, The Righteous Brothers, and the Platters.  Some of the many notable artists that she has worked with are Grammy Award winners Paul Overstreet (27 top ten songs), Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Eric Marienthall (Chick Corea), Wayne Bergeron (Maynard Ferguson), Kristen Korb (Ray Brown), Holly Haufmann (flautist), Bob Mintzer (Saxophone), and many more.

www.janethammer.com.

Robert Zelickman

Robert Zelickman, clarinetist, has been teaching and performing in San Diego since 1982.  He is a member of the bass clarinet quartet JAMB and co-director of Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble.  Robert was a member of Orchestra Nova for 23 seasons and has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera.

Recently, Robert retired from UC San Diego where he lectured on Jewish Music, conducted the Wind Ensemble and performed regularly, premiering many new compositions.  He currently performs in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout San Diego.

Zelickman earned his BA at UCLA and a MFA at Cal Arts. He studied with Hugo Raimondi, Michele Zukovsky and Ronald Rueben.

Kenneth Bell

Kenneth Bell, Conductor of the Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band, has been directing the band of over 70 instrumentalists at Palomar since 2009, having presented about 35 dramatic wind and percussion concerts in the Brubeck Theater since then.  He was rehearsal conductor, French Horn Instructor, Test Development Specialist and occasional Drum Major at the Armed Forces School of Music 1966-1969.  He performed over 80 leading opera roles through the Americas and Italy, performing with the New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, San Francisco Spring Opera, and the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

The Basso-Cantante, Conductor, Actor, and Narrator, has also performed with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, Musica Sacra, New England Bach Festival Abbey Singers, Waverly Consort, and San Diego Symphony.  He currently directs the Concert Band at Palomar College, leads the gospel chorus “Through the Storm”, and serves as Assistant Conductor to the La Jolla Symphony Chorus.

 

Kenneth Bell

hemi3ola@gmail.com

 

Jane Masur

Jane Masur completed a Master’s Degree in Flute performance at SDSU in 1978 and continued her pursuit of musical excellence studying with Sebastian Carratelli and Claude Monteux with whom she worked collaboratively until his death in 2012.

Ms. Masur has served on the faculty of Palomar College since 1976.  She is currently Principal flute for the Poway Symphony Orchestra. In July of 2016 she had the honor of touring China, performing with the Poway Symphonette.

Ms. Masur has a well developed flute pedagogy and chooses appropriate paths for students of all ages. She has a very active and successful music studio through which she provides guidance, rigorous preparation and coaching for auditions and performance for advanced students entering universities, institutes and conservatories. Former students are currently holding principal positions in major orchestras. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for MTAC.

 

Jane Masur

janemasur50@gmail.com

 

Ulli Reiner

Ulli Reiner, a Grammy Education Award semi finalist for 2015 and a quarter semi finalist for 2017, has been the Orchestra Director for the Poway Unified School District since 1983. Ms. Reiner is an adjunct faculty member of Palomar College, Concertmaster of the Palomar College Symphony Orchestra, founder, Orchestra Manager, and Concertmaster of the PUSD Adult School Poway Community Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the PUSD Adult School Poway Symphonette. Ms. Reiner is also Artistic Director and co-founder of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of San Diego-Intermediate Symphony, Suzuki School, and formerly conductor and co-founder of the Civic Youth Orchestra-Intermediate String Orchestra and Chamber String ensembles.  She was the founder and Orchestra Director of the Poway High School Symphony and has taught orchestra at Mt. Carmel High School, Black Mountain Middle School, Mesa Verde Middle School, and Meadowbrook Middle School.  She is currently the Orchestra Director at Bernardo Heights Middle School, Twin Peaks Middle School, and also is the instructor for Music Appreciation classes in PUSD.

Ms. Reiner has conducted and performed with orchestras around the globe and most recently performed the Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto that was composed for her by Dr. Madelyn Byrne of Palomar College in July of 2016 in Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, and was also premiered with the Palomar Symphony in May of 2015.

 

Ulli Reiner

ureiner@earthlink.net