Faculty

Marlene Baldwin

voice

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Marlene Baldwin earned her BM at the University of Maryland, She founded and has continued to direct the Baldwin Music Theater Camp.  She has performed in several choral groups, including Winchester Musica Viva, Voce, and Washington Choral Arts Society.  She has adjudicated numerous vocal competitions including NATS District and Regional Auditions, the Bland scholarship competitions, Virginia District Choir Auditions, Maryland All-State Choir Auditions and Maryland Show Choir Competitions.

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Currently, Clair serves as principal bassoonist as she pursues her DMA at Shenandoah Conservatory. She earned her MM in Bassoon Performance from University of Massachusetts Amherst. With nine years of teaching and performance experience, Clair believes "all students should be afforded the opportunity to explore their artistic voice, and to make music in ways that are meaningful to them." She offers private teaching to all age levels. 

Clair Cangialosi

bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe

Kailbeth Chacin

violin

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Kailbeth Chacin recently received her Doctor of Music Performance in Spring 2021.  In addition to acting as a teaching assistant, she also served as Concertmaster and section leader of the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, Ms. Chacin joined the Teaching Artist faculty of the DC Youth Orchestra Program in Washington D.C. She currently performs with chamber and symphony orchestras in the Northern Virginia area.

Hsin-Yi Chen

piano

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Hsin-Yi Chen has completed a DMA in Collaborative Piano at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds two masters in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano and a bachelors degree in Piano Performance, all from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA. She is certified to teach Suzuki piano and has training in using the Music Mind Games curriculum. She has extensive experience accompanying choirs and theatrical productions

Laura Cullinane

fiddle, violin, viola

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Mrs. Cullinane earned a BM in Music Education from George Mason University, and taught for several years with Fairfax County Public Schools.  She has performed with traditional Irish groups and celtic rock bands in a variety of festivals and stages, from sidewalks to the Kennedy Center, on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also a trained Music Together instructor.  Laura teaches strings at MCCS and has been with CMSP since 2007. In her non-musical life she enjoys gardening and being a mom to Katie and Daniel.

American born Polish pianist, Szymon Czerniak, has been hailed for his “brilliant technique, extraordinary energy, and strength in interpretation." Szymon was awarded a Cultural Arts Scholarship by the Koszczisko Foundation  to study in Poland under Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. Currently, Szymon serves as adjunct faculty at Shenandoah University while completing his doctorate in Musical Arts . Szymon holds a BA in Musical Arts from University of Houston, and Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

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Szymon Czerniak

piano

Eberle Damron received a BA in Music from Queen’s College, Charlotte, NC.  She specializes in Eurhythmics, Improvisation, Solfege, and Piano. She did graduate work at the Dalcroze Music Institute (NY), Catholic University of America (DC), Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA), and Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ). Ms. Damron has been a private piano instructor for over twenty.  She teaches  Rhythm and Movement classes and piano at CMSP.

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Eberle Damron

piano, voice

Receiver of the Lorraine A. Pedersen award for Orchestral Performance, violinist Emily Ilyes brings her skill from stages to classrooms. Emily served as principal second violinist for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Emily studies at Shenandoah Conservatory to receive her DMA in Violin Performance. She received her BM in Violin Performance and Music Education from West Virginia University and received her MM from Texas Christian University.

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Emily Ilyes

violin

Daniel Kelly II is a locally revered percussionist and recognized as a grand prize winner of the 2019 Shure Drum Mastery Competition. He has performed with the Shenandoah Conservatory jazz band, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, The Virginia Symphony, and the 29th Infantry Division Band. Currently, Daniel continues to perform across the DMV area and internationally. He teaches percussion in jazz, gospel, rock, R&B, Latin, and classical styles.

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Daniel Kelly II

percussion

Randy Martono-Chai

 jazz piano, voice

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Randy Martono-Chai holds Bachelor of Music degrees from Shenandoah University in Piano Performance and Jazz Studies.He is a pianist-singer active all over the DMV, specialized in Western Art, jazz, and musical theatre styles.  He also music directs, plays flute and organ, arranges, orchestrates, conducts, tunes pianos, and teaches. He dedicates his life to community, competition, and creating music. Since a young age, he's performed at churches as well as competed in piano and voice competitions and talent shows with great success.

Sylvia McClain

harp

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Sylvia McClain received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Harp and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Birmingham-Southern College. Ms. McClain has won awards and honors in the national competitions of the American Harp Society, and the Musicians’ Club of New York. She was harpist of the Blossom Festival School of the Cleveland Orchestra where she performed under the direction of Pierre Boulez. In 2005 Sylvia was the featured soloist with the Loudoun Symphony.

Sarah McMichen

clarinet, flute, saxophone

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Sarah McMichen is pursuing her DMA in Woodwind Doubling at Shenandoah University.  Before moving to Virginia, McMichen played for musicals throughout mid-Michigan and appeared as a soloist with the Vintage Parlor Orchestra and Saginaw Eddy Concert Band. She received her Master’s as a Woodwind Specialist at Michigan State University. She divides her free time between hiking with her little dog and wishing she had more free time.   

Jamie Potter

guitar

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Jamie Potter has 30 years performing experience both in classical and popular genres. A graduate of Brown University in 2006 with a degree in History, he set about pursuing a multi-discipline career in the arts--teaching and performing the blues up and down the East Coast, publishing YA fiction and graphic novels, and becoming a 2016 finalist for the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Prize recognizing outstanding songwriting in the DC/MD/VA region. He and his wife Amy, also a songwriter, tour the country with their Americana band The Crooked Angels. 

Jamie Potter
Miho Sato de Saucedo

 piano, voice, music therapy

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Miho Sato de Saucedo graduated  with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Musashino Music University in Tokyo, Japan. She earned her Master of Music degree in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University.  Miho is a board-certified music therapist by the American Music Therapist Association. Miho’s areas of specialization include early childhood and applications for sensory processing theory. She is trained in Orff and Music Together®. Miho developed the music curriculum for the Piedmont Childcare Center in Upperville, Virginia.

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Christina Raczka

Christina Raczka has performed in operas, theater productions, orchestras, chamber groups, and festivals across the United States and in Italy. She is a recent graduate of the Doctoral program in Flute Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory, where she studied with Jonathan Snowden. She is a receiver of the Leslie Watada Flute Scholarship and is affiliated with the National Flute Association and The Flute Society of Washington.

clarinet, flute, saxophone

Alan Saucedo

cello

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Alan Saucedo holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Escuela Superior de Musica, Monterrey, Mexico.  He also earned a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from Shenandoah University. Alan is a founding member of the Vitali String Quartet.  Currently, he performs with the Roanoke Symphony. Virginia, where he also directs the annual chamber music workshop each June.  His doctoral dissertation was published by University Press of America in April 2014. 

Cynthia Saucedo

violin, viola

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Cynthia Saucedo graduated  with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Escuela Superior de Musica in Monterrey, Mexico.  She earned a Master of Music (MM) degree in Violin Performance from  and an MM in Violin Pedagogy from Shenandoah in 2005. Cynthia received an Artist’s Diploma in Chamber Music from Shenandoah in 2007. In January 2006 Cynthia won the Shenandoah Conservatory Concerto Competition and had her solo debut with the orchestra in March of that year.  She works with the “After School Music” program at several local public and private schools.

Patricia Wulf

voice

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Patricia Wulf received her BM in Vocal Performance from Catholic University School of Music. She was a soloist Mezzo Soprano with various opera companies throughout the US, including the Washington Opera. Patricia is a private voice teacher and has served as faculty at Catholic University and Shenandoah University. She previously taught at CMSP and we are thrilled to welcome her back.