Collaborative Musicians' Project leadership and Coaches

Rose Johnson - Director / Coach

Rose Johnson ensemble coach with Collaborative Music Project

  Rose Johnson, flutist, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Instrumental Music Performance from Northern Arizona University and her Master of Music degree from the University of Washington. Rose is a member of the Compass Winds quintet, the Ladies' Quintessential Quintet, acts as Principal Flute of the Ensign Symphony and, formerly, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, collaborates on a variety of ensemble work throughout the U.S., and has been a member of the National Flute Association's Professional Flute Choir in 2008, and 2010-2019. As a flute instructor, coach and adjudicator, Rose maintains a private studio, has worked with student flute choirs and has coached with the Seattle Youth Symphony's Summer Music program, the Evergreen Philharmonic and the Eastside Youth Concert Band.  Rose received the Seattle Flute Society's Weeping Willow Teacher's Grant in 2014. Rose has served on the boards of the Federal Way Arts Commission, the Seattle Flute Society and Silver Flight Ensembles and Foundation. Rose currently resides with her engineer husband in Issaquah, WA and is the proud mother of a violinist daughter and a multi-talented son.

Lori Shepherd - Secretary / Coach

image3

  Residing in Seattle since 2012, Lori Shepherd is a freelance musician and private music instructor specializing in woodwinds. She holds a Master’s degree in Clarinet performance from the University of Utah and has performed around the world in various ensembles on a dizzying assortment of instruments, from saxophone in Shanghai as a performer at the World Expo 2010 to bass clarinet in a Harlem as part of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival. She performs regularly in the Seattle area as a member of Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Compass Winds Quintet, Salsa Rosa, Mood Swings Jazz Ensemble, the Seattle Ensign Symphony and Chorus, Smith-Staelens Big Band, and the Northwest Clarinet Choir. Putting her versatility as a woodwind doubler to good use, Lori has performed in over 50 musicals (which often calls for playing up to five different instruments per show), including productions at Seattle Musical Theater, the Village Kidstage, and Showtunes Theatre Company at Benaroya Hall. In addition to teaching private lessons since 2000, she also taught junior high band and orchestra as a public-school teacher before moving to Seattle.

Melanie voytovich - Treasurer

image4

 Melanie Voytovich is a contemporary percussionist, educator, and event producer in the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated to encouraging innovation and collaboration, she pioneered the New Works Project

 Melanie has performed with So Percussion, Talujon, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, and the Universal Language Project. She has also performed at festivals such as the Seattle Symphony's Day of Music and the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. 

Melanie is currently exploring the relationship of contemporary percussion and dance, integrating the ideas of composers such as Henry Cowell, John Cage, and Lou Harrison, with her own. She was selected for a 21-day residency at the Cornish College of the Arts with Seattle dancer Brittani

Karhoff where they explored the relationship between performers and

audience members.

Melanie is a current Doctoral Candidate at the University of Washington. She previously earned a MM degree in Performance at SUNY Buffalo, and a BM degree in Music Education at The Hartt School.

Logan Esterling - Marketing / coach

image5

 Logan Esterling, oboist, earned a BM at the University of Washington. He studied with Mary Lynch, Principal Oboist of the Seattle Symphony, and has performed in masterclasses for Linda Strommen, Alex Klein, Ariana Ghez Farrell, Russ deLuna, and Earle Dumler. He holds the English Horn position in the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and he performs regularly with Symphony Tacoma, North Corner Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra, and others. Mr. Esterling was recently the winner of the UW Symphony Concerto Competition and the Sewanee Music Festival Concerto Competition. He has also performed as a soloist with the Eastside Symphony Orchestra, Whidbey Island Consort Players, and Carillon Chamber Orchestra, performing works by Marcello and Mozart. As an active freelancer, Mr. Esterling has performed on multiple occasions with Evanescence and Lindsay Stirling, played on the soundtrack for the video game Destiny 2, and recorded music for a Dreamworks short.  

Anne Marlantes - Marketing

image6

  

 Anne Marlantes, MA LMHC, spent 30 years in corporate marketing before changing careers to become a mental health counselor. Her marketing career included a wide range of companies such as Apple Computer, Chateau Ste Michelle and Sierra On-Line.  She held senior marketing management positions at Sierra as well as at Speakeasy (a local DSL company) and B Square (another local high tech company). After receiving her MA in 2007, Anne left high tech and opened a private counseling practice where she focused on helping people with eating disorders.  Now retired, Anne spends her time as a passionate amateur flutist and “first reader” of her writer husband’s manuscripts.  She and her husband divide their time between Woodinville and Cannon Beach, Oregon. 

Olga Oseth - A/V - Technology

image7

  Olga Oseth is a Media Technician Lead at the University of Washington, in her free time she is a freelance musician specializing in piano and electronic music. She received her doctor's and master's degrees in Music Technology at the University of Oregon. She also received her bachelor's degrees in Piano Performance and New Media/Composition from St. Cloud State University. Olga is new to Seattle area, coming from Eugene, Oregon. Her native country is Ukraine, where she started taking piano lessons at the age of 5. She has been an active musician in Washington, Oregon and Minnesota communities and performed with several chamber groups. Olga’s electronic compositions have been presented through out the United States of America and Internationally at conferences such as: Kyma International Sound Symposium, International Computer Music Conference, Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States, and Women in Music Technology conferences. 

Antonio Dowling - Technology

image8

  Antonio Dowling is an Information Security professional at Salesforce.com enabling customer trust in the company’s SaaS platform. Holding PMP and CISSP certifications, he has worked for non-profit organizations such as the Gates Foundation and currently serves on the board of the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

Outside of work, Antonio enjoys traveling with his family, playing the baroque violin, and hiking throughout the PNW

EVENTS Manager

image9

  

We are seeking energetic and positive persons who have a passion for collaborative classical ensemble music who:


-enjoy working with professional musicians and serious music students... understanding how they work/think


-who are willing to be available for consistent activity as a board member

Fundraising/Grants

image10

   

We are seeking energetic and positive persons who have a passion for collaborative classical ensemble music who:


-enjoy working with professional musicians and serious music students... understanding how they work/think


-who are willing to be available for consistent activity as a board member

Erika Fiebig - Coach

image11

Erika Fiebig is a Seattle native. She coaches the Bellevue Youth Symphony Premiere and Sinfonia cellos and local schools. Erika plays with Pacifica Chamber Orchestra and musicals throughout the region. For the past nine years she studied with master teacher Rajan Krishnaswami and is an apprentice teacher, occasionally covering the studio. She observes his teaching for several hours week to improve her own. She trained at the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute for Books 1, 2, 3 and 6. Erika began Suzuki cello lessons at 5, at 12 she began studying with renowned teacher Richard Aaron, currently faculty of Juilliard. With pre-professional training in high school, she went to Indiana University String Academy for three summers where she discovered fine chamber music performance under Rostislav Dubinsky. She was in Seattle Youth and Junior Symphonies. After high school Erika took private lessons and chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory while attending the college. She currently gives regular solo recitals of the the major cello repertoire.

Philip Dungey - Coach

image12

   

With students winning national competitions and every year earning positions in All-State and regional honor bands, Philip Dungey bases his teaching on solid music foundations and then seeks out opportunities for his students.  His bands have won the award for Best Overall Middle School and Junior High Band at the Silverwood Music in the Parks Festival, performed in Disneyland six times, and won the Salmon Days Marching Band competition.  In 2014, ensembles he coached placed second in two categories at the WIAA WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Competition, and his private students won the state solo competition in their category in 2014 and 2015.

Mr. Dungey has a Master's Degree from The University of Akron (OH) in Trumpet Performance and Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Wheaton College (IL).  He has performed professionally in the trumpet section of the Auburn Symphony and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and serves as the Principal Trumpet of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra.  

Mr. Dungey enjoys living in Issaquah with his musical family.  Son Clayton is a tuba and computer science major at Biola in Los Angeles, daughter Natalie plays trumpet and studies at UCLA, and youngest, Faith, plays French Horn in Evergreen Philharmonic