Zach Robarge is a Performance Certificate candidate from Pittsfield, PA. He specializes in saxophone, clarinet, flute, and oboe. He has played extensively in pit orchestras for theatre companies such, as Barrington Stage Co and the Berkshire Theatre Group. As an educator, Zach teaches privately in the Belchertown School District, teaching a wide variety of students ranging from fifth through twelfth grade on saxophone, clarinet, and flute.
Andrew Burden is a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Psychology double major and a music minor.  Outside of his STEM courses and laboratories, he enjoys rehearsing, performing, arranging and composing.
Connor Hay is a sophomore Music Education major from Stoughton, MA. Aside from flute, he also plays alto saxophone and sings Tenor I in the Sigma Alpha chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Connor’s hobbies include astronomy, board games, and food.
Alex Martin is freshman Music Education major from Taunton, MA. After completing her Master’s degree in music she plans on becoming a band director. Alex’s hobbies include eating, sleeping, and watching Netflix.
Shelby Mitchell is from sunny Morgan Hill, California and is a Biology major and music minor. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading, hanging out with friends and watching a lot of movies.
Isabelle Garland is a freshman Music Education major from Cape Cod, MA. Isabelle is a member of the flute section in the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. In her free time she loves going to public ice skating events!
Emily Kaplan is the Flute Studio’s Teaching Assistant at UMass Amherst. During her time at UMass, she participates in Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and performs with the graduate woodwind quintet.  Competition successes include the first prize in the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Concerto Competition. Emily is obsessed with Beyoncé!
Katie Fejes is a sophomore music education major from Palos Verdes, California. She is majoring in flute but also plays a wide variety of instruments. She is involved in the UMass Marimba Ensembles and marches drum corps during the summers. She played trumpet in the 2015 Gold Drum and Bugle corps and will be spending the summer of 2017 with the Vanguard Cadets on Mellophone. Aside from music, Katie loves spending time with friends and baking.