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Heather Coltman: A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, Heather Coltman performs as a solo and collaborative pianist extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, and South Africa. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York and Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her recordings can be heard on Wisdom Recordings, Klavier Records, Innova Recordings, Heng Hao Records and Lyra Productions.
Laura Joella: Dr. Joella received both her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with a dual concentration in Double Bass and Saxophone, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Music Education, from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. She was a participating conductor at the Naples Philharmonic Conductor’s Institute. She studied and conducted at the Conductor's Institute at Spoleto USA, and the Conductor's Institute of South Carolina. Joella has studied conducting with Jorge Mester; Professor Leon Gregorian and Dr. Raphael Jimenez at Michigan State University; and with Donald Portnoy, Paul Vermel, Kate Tamarkin, Peter Jaffe, and Samuel Jones at the Conductor’s Institute of South Carolina.