Mentor teaching staff of the Hot Springs Music Festival

James Decker, low brass

James T. Decker, Associate Professor of Trombone, holds the Master of Music Education degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, the Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. He has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, where he served […]

Piano Associate

Kristen La Madrid lives here in Hot Springs and maintains a very busy performing schedule.  She received a BA in Piano from La Sierra University and an MM in Collaborative Piano from the University of Miami. krisxmarie@yahoo.com  

Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, flute

Dr. Virginia Broffitt Kunzer is Assistant Professor of Flute at Oklahoma State University, principal flute of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and a founding member of the Pangaea Chamber Players. A versatile musician, she has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Before her appointment at OSU she served as […]

David Schepps, violoncello

Cello professor at the University of New Mexico since 1999, David Schepps’ career includes concerti in the US and abroad (including the Calgary Philharmonic, Christchurch Chamber Orchestra–New Zealand, Orquestra Sinfonica de Veracruz–Mexico, New Mexico Symphony and Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque and unversity and community orchestras throughout the US). He did […]

Osiris J. Molina, clarinet

“Berio’s 13 ‘Sequenzas,’ written over a period of four decades, are big solo works for different instruments. They famously make extraordinary demands on the performer, so much so that anyone mastering a ‘Sequenza’ stands out as an undeniable master of his instrument. Molina is such a master, and his triumphant performance brought the entire house […]

Amadi Azikiwe, viola

Amadi Azikiwe, violist, violinist and conductor, has been heard in recital in major cities throughout the United States, such as New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., including an appearance at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Azikiwe has also been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln […]