Faculty

Adrienne Williams

MYami Strings at MDC Adrienne enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, recording artist, and teacher. She has frequently performed for the New York State Ballet and Utah Regional Ballet. She has served as concertmaster of Sinfonietta Memphis and performs regularly with the Utah Symphony and Palm Beach Symphony. Adrienne has appeared …

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Esther Roger Baker

Chamber Coach Esther Rogers Baker is a doctorate student studying cello performance at the Frost School of Music. Baker has specialized during her career in small ensemble chamber music, new music, and teaching. She is currently researching collaborative multi-disciplinary practice in the arts and exploratory performance. Baker teaches cello in the Suzuki and Strings program …

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Wells Cunningham

Cello Coach Wells Cunningham received a master’s degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in cello performance from the University of Miami. His playing has been featured on numerous recordings and movie soundtracks, including songs by Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Taylor Dayne and many …

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Adriana Garcia

Literacy at Somerset Oaks Academy My passion for teaching started since I was very little. I am currently finishing my BA in Early Child Education at the Florida International University. My goal is to finish this summer and be able to inspire the new generation. I am the SEL Teacher at Somerset Preparatory Academy Homestead. …

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Antonio Urrutia-Mendoza

Oboe Coach Antonio Urrutia-Mendoza, Oboe and English Horn, is a Colombian born, Miami and Montreal based classical musician. The South Florida Classical Review has described his playing as “expressive and suspended,… layering a thunderous effect”. Most recently, he was on contract as the acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. …

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Alexis Moreira

Program Assistant My name is Alexis Moreira and I am currently a junior at Center for International Education: A Cambridge Associate School. I graduate in 2024 and plan to study music education in college. I love helping people and being there for anyone!

Robert Chapman

Percussion Coach As one would expect from someone born into a family of eclectic musical backgrounds (from church organist to classical trumpeter to jazz saxophonist), Robert Chapman began his musical studies at a young age. Like all the males in his family, Robert was destined to be a trumpet player, but discovered his love for the …

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Scott O’Donnell

Viola Coach Scott O’Donnell is from Endwell New York. He began studying the violin at seven years old. At the age of twelve he began private lessons with Maryanne Wallenberg, Concert Master of the Binghamton Symphony, and Peter Marsh, first violinist of the Lennox Quartet. Five years later he continued his violin studies with Elmar …

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Anibal Hernandez

MYami Band at Somerset Oaks Academy He has also played in numerous Broadway Musical Productions around the United States and Puerto Rico. Mr. Hernández is the recipient and winner of several awards and competitions as a soloist and as a member of ensembles; among them Winner in The Sanromá Interdepartmental Competition, Soloist with the Puerto …

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Carolyn Andrade

Literacy Teacher at Somerset Preparatory As an avid lover of learning and personal connections, Ms. Carolyn Andrade is continuing her journey with Somerset Preparatory Academy Homestead as the Assistant Principal. Since birth, she has been a fireball of energy, laughter, and passion and is thrilled about the new and exciting possibilities that come with growing …

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