Faculty | Brass, Winds and Percussion

Robert Feller

  • Professor, Brass, Winds & Percussion
  • Area Coordinator, Brass, Winds & Percussion
  • Professor, Music Education
  • Symphonic Winds Coordinator
  • Brass Ensemble Conductor
  • Honors Brass Quintet Coach

  • M.M., Performance and Literature in Trumpet, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music.
  • B.M., Trumpet Performance, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Teaching at Biola for a little over 27 years, Mr. Feller has contributed to the development of thousands of aspiring instrumentalists at Biola as well as in a variety of high profile educational venues over the course of his career. He is the conductor of the Biola Symphonic Winds and the Biola Brass Ensemble; Mr. Feller also coaches the Honors Brass Quintet and acts as instructor for classroom courses focused on conducting, pedagogy, and literature.

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Cliff Hulling

  • Percussion and Composition Associate Professor

  • M.A., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton
  • Doctoral Equivalency in Percussion Performance, Biola University

As a teacher, Mr. Hulling's focus is to increase awareness among his students about the current trends in music, and to encourage their development in the practical aspects of being a musician in the professional world. In addition to teaching private percussion lessons, Mr. Hulling serves as the conductor for the Biola Jazz Ensemble. He also currently teaches the Introduction to Composition...

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Bruce Babad

  • Adjunct Professor (Saxophone)

    Bruce Babad began playing the alto saxophone at age ten. At the age of fourteen, Bruce took first place in Michigan's State solo & ensemble contest. By tenth grade, at Hanford High School in Richland, Washington, Bruce knew that he was going to be a musician. In his senior year Babad received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Bruce attended Central Washington University where he had the...

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    John Campbell

    • Studio Artist (Bassoon)

      John Campbell has performed professionally for over 30 years. From 1969 - 1974, he was principal bassoon with the Calgary Philharmonic. Currently, he is a free-lance player in Southern California, and principal bassoon with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the Bakersfield Symphony, the West Los Angeles Symphony and the Burbank Chamber Orchestra. Formerly, he was principal bassoon with...

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      Jenny Kim

      • Studio Artist (French Horn)

        Jenny Kim presently holds the positions of Principal Horn in the Santa Barbara chamber Orchestra, Fourth Horn in the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and Assistant Principal Horn with the New West Symphony. She performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pasadena Symphony and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She is an instructor of French horn at Chapman University as well as Biola...

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        Brent Kuszyk

        • Studio Artist (Percussion)
        • Conductor for Percussion Ensemble

          Brent Kuszyk is conductor of Biola Percussion Ensemble. Currently a free-lance percussionist in the Los Angeles area, he has performed, toured and recorded extensively with the Los Angeles Philharmonic including the simulcast/PBS broadcast gala performance with Gustovas Dudamel. Mr. Kuszyk also performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony and the San Diego Symphony. He was a member of the Grand...

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          Loren Marsteller

          • Studio Artist (Euphonium)

            Loren Marsteller was formerly Principal Trombone with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in Alberta, Canada, and a euphonium soloist with "The President's Own" United States Marine Corps Band, in Washington, D.C. Currently he is Principal Trombone with the California Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico, first Euphonium in the Tubadours and solo baritone...

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            Beth Mitchell

            • Studio Artist (Tuba)

              Before settling in Los Angeles, Beth Mitchell was principal tubist with the Women's Philharmonic Orchestra in San Francisco, and the Orchesta Sinfonica de Monterry in Nueva Leon, Mexico. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Germany's Eurobrass, has appeared as a guest with Washington's United States Navy Band, and has toured frequently throughout...

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              Matthew Ordaz

              • Studio Artist (Percussion)

              • B.M. Performance (Percussion), Biola University


              • Studio Artist, Biola University (January 2015-present)
              • Private Music Instruction for Drums, Percussion, Theory, Voice (June 2011-present)
              • Music Director, Family Resource Ministries (September 2013-present)
              • Choir Director, Family Resource Ministries (September 2011-present)
              • Drums / Percussion Freelance Performing and Recording Artist (July 2009-present)
              Musical Theatre Performing
              • The Ahmanson...

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              Joshua Ranz

              • Studio Artist (Clarinet)

                Joshua Ranz has been a member the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1999, and the Pacific Symphony since 1997. He also performs with the Pasadena and San Diego Symphonies and the Los Angeles Opera. Previously, he was a member of the Honolulu and San Jose Symphonies. Josh spends his summers in Western New York, performing as a member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with...

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                Lelie Resnick

                • Studio Artist (Oboe)

                  Lelie Resnick holds the position of Principal Oboe of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She is also English Hornist of the Pacific Symphony and Long Beach Symphony.

                  Lelie has served the position of English Horn in the Colorado Symphony, Honolulu Symphony and the San Diego Symphonies. In 2004 she held a one-year position as second oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has been performing with...

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                  David Stetson

                  • Studio Artist (Trombone)

                    David Stetson received his bachelor of music degree in trombone performance from USC in June, 1979. In July of that year, he won a position with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, a post he held for 10 years. Since returning to southern California, David has maintained an active free-lance career in many recording studios and ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also performs...

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                    Dave Washburn

                    • Studio Artist (Trumpet)

                      David Washburn presently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra , Pasadena Pops Orchestra and is Associate Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. He is active in the recording studios, having numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He has also served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.


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                      Gary Woodward

                      • Studio Artist (Flute)

                        Gary Woodward, holds degrees in music from the University of Southern California and Chapman University, and enjoys an active and diverse musical life in Southern California. He has performed as principal flutist with virtually all of the major orchestras in the area including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Pacific Symphony. He regularly performs as...

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