Gabrielle Newmanis an alumnus of the School of Music at California State University Fullerton, where she studied Voice and Music Education. While attending, she performed with the Women’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Istad, and in Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Christopher Peterson. Currently, she performs with the Orange County Women’s Chorus under the direction of Eliza Rubenstein. Music has always been an integral part of Gabrielle’s life, and she wishes to become a Cantor to continue educating and leading through music.
At 10 years old, Alexis Kaufman began playing the flute and soon began performing. One of her early achievements was playing with the San Diego Symphony during a performance of “The Pied Piper Fantasy,” by John Corigliano. An avid learner of music theory, she progressed through all ten levels of the Certificate of Merit program and was invited to perform solo at the Music Teachers Association Convention in Oakland. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music from California State University Fullerton under Jean Ferrandis. During her tenure, she has performed in Master Classes with Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, Carol Wincenc, Nicolas Duchamp, and Christina Jennings. Ms. Kaufman sat principal flute during her five years of school. Alexis has performed around the country and internationally, most recently in China on a tour of Beijing and Shanghai.