Rose V. 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 Pacific Sound Wind 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.
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, Pacific Sound Woodwind 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.
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
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.
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.
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
-do you possess a talent for financial management, project development or grant writing? We can benefit from your talent!