Teaching Artists 

The gifted teaching artists who lead our programs become valued members of our partner school communities. Graduates of some of the nation’s top music schools and universities—including Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, The Peabody Institute, and Oberlin Conservatory—these artists are selected for both their outstanding musicianship and their expertise in engaging students with varied backgrounds and learning styles.

  • Brass
  • Sam Nester
  • Brass and percussion
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • General Music
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Christopher Bill
  • David Degge
  • Viola
  • violin and Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
  • Winds

Ensembles

Midori & Friends performing ensembles are artists at the top of their craft who represent a wide range of musical genres and styles, including classical, jazz, blues, gospel, bossa nova, and global music traditions. Our roster features Grammy Award nominees and musicians who are actively touring internationally. Each ensemble is additionally gifted at engaging student audiences and making music accessible to different age groups.