Amy Christmas received a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Temple University and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Amy is an active freelance clarinetist. She is a member of Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Pennsylvania Philharmonic. She was also a member of Dark Horse Orchestra, a cross-genre studio recording orchestra. Amy appears regularly with various ensembles and chamber music groups in the Lancaster and Philadelphia regions. She has participated in the FAME Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Endless Mountain Music Festival. Her primary instructors were Anthony Gigliotti and Janine Thomas. Amy has extensive experience teaching traditional as well as adapted music lessons, and she is certified to teach an internationally recognized early childhood music program for children and their caregivers. Amy has been a Board Certified Music Therapist for the past 15 years. She has worked in healthcare and educational settings with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Currently, she provides school-based therapy for students.
Audrey Rutt is a native of Elizabethtown and returns to the area after completing degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Cedarville University, where she studied piano with Dr. Jeongwon Ham and Dr. Charles Clevenger and was mentored in pedagogy by Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Jane Magrath, and Connie Anderson. She has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses with distinguished artists Dr. Logan Skelton and Dr. Alan Chow.
Audrey is an active performer, most recently performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the OU symphony orchestra and achieving 1st prize at the Oklahoma MTNA Young Artist solo competition. She has also received several awards and scholarships for her teaching, and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the US Music Teacher’s National Association.
Zachary Veilleux is a local musician, composer and educator. His exploration into the world of sound began in the womb and continued, formally, ten years later with piano lessons, followed by guitar studies and experiments with sound collage (still an obsession). Zachary’s formal musical education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University as well as graduate credits in composition from West Chester University. Zachary has had eighteen years’ teaching experience through private piano and guitar lessons. He also taught music for five years at St. Leo the Great Elementary School. As an educator Zachary seeks to facilitate the intuitive experience of music as a language.
Ashley Oros graduated with her Master of Music in Flute Performance at Temple University- Boyer College of Music in 2022. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance also from Temple. At Temple, Ashley performed as Principal Flute with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Opera Orchestra, Composers Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Orchestra and Wind Symphony. She has also substituted with several orchestras in the area, including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Before moving to the United States to attend college, Ashley performed with several Santiago, Chile area youth orchestras. She has performed solos and participated in festivals in the United States, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Ashley teaches privately in the Philadelphia, West Chester, Lancaster and surrounding areas. She is also on faculty as flute instructor and the Temple University Music Preparatory division. Ashley has been teaching flute since 2010 and has taught piano since 2018. She is an advocate of the Alexander Technique and incorporates it into her lessons; she is working on becoming certified in the near future. She loves learning from her students and watching them grow as they make music an important part of life.