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Faculty | Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Bob Feller

  • Professor
  • Area Coordinator, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
  • Director, Symphonic Winds and Brass Ensemble

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

Robert G. Feller has performed with the California Philharmonic, California Wind Orchestra, the Long Beach Municipal Band, the Rochester Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, the Ontario Brass, the Nazareth Brass Quintet and played lead trumpet in dozens of Civic Light Opera productions. Since 1972 he has been a trumpet performer in many of Disneyland’s atmosphere...

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Cliff Hulling

  • Professor, Percussion and Composition
  • Director, Jazz Ensemble

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

As a percussionist, Mr. Hulling has been an extremely active performer within the greater Los Angeles music scene. He has performed with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years. He has also been the primary percussionist at the Ahmanson Theater for their musical theater productions. Just a few of the Broadway shows on his resume include:

  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Chicago
  • Fosse
  • Cinderella
  • ...

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Bruce Babad

  • Adjunct Professor, Saxophone

  • B.A. Music, Central Washington University
  • M.M. Jazz Studies, Cal State University Long Beach

Bruce Babad can be heard with the 2006 Grammy nominated Bill Holman Band, Luther Hughes' Cannonball/Coltrane Project and the Bruce Babad Quartet, and has performed on over seventy-five commercial recordings, numerous jingles, television and movie soundtracks.


Babad began playing the alto saxophone at age ten. At the age of fourteen, Bruce took first place in Michigan's State solo &...

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Jenny Kim

  • Studio Artist, French Horn

    A champion for both her students and the French horn, Jenny Kim has set a distinct musical path for her career, which encompasses orchestral work, major studio recordings, and horn instruction. Jenny is associate Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Opera, as well as Principal Horn in the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and Third Horn with New West Symphony. She also performs frequently with the...

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    Brent Kuszyk

    • Studio Artist, Percussion

      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 Band, in Washington, D.C. Currently he is principal trombone with the California Philharmonic Orchestra, first Euphonium in the Tubadours and solo baritone with the Americus Brass Band. He holds a master's degree in...

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        Beth Mitchell

        • Studio Artist, Tuba

          Before settling in Los Angeles, Beth Mitchell was the principal tubist with The Women's Philharmonic's orchestra in San Francisco. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Opera Pacific, the Orchesta Sinfonica de Monterrey, Germany’s Eurobrass, as a guest with the United States Navy Band and soloed with the United States Army Band.

          Mitchell enjoys an...

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          Matthew Ordaz

          • Studio Artist, Percussion
          • Director, Percussion Ensemble

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

          Matt is the Percussion Ensemble Director at Biola University, teaches privately through his home studio, and keeps a busy schedule working as a freelance musician, performing at many venues throughout Southern California, including The Disneyland Resort and The Ahmanson Theatre

          Matt Ordaz began studying music at an early age and went on to earn many awards in piano performance and...

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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 maintains an active free-lance career in many recording studios and ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony, Opera Pacific, the Pageant of the Masters, and the Long Beach Municipal Band. He also performed with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. Stetson received his bachelor of music degree in trombone...

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                David Washburn

                • Studio Artist, Trumpet

                  David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

                  Active in the recording studios, David has numerous motion...

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                  Gary Woodward

                  • Studio Artist, Flute

                    Gary Woodward brings to the Biola Conservatory a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom gleaned from a multifaceted career at the highest level of performance in orchestral, chamber music, commercial recording and musical theater.

                    Highlights of his over forty-year career as one of Los Angeles’s most respected freelance flutists include 25 seasons as the principal flutist of the Los Angeles...

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