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Our Faculty

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Invested Musician founders, Andrew and Rupal Bain, lead an international team of faculty and staff with over 200 years of collective experience as performers, educators, freelancers, arts administrators and executives. 

Winds Faculty

Boris is currently the Principal Clarinet of the LA Phil.  He also serves as clarinet faculty at UCLA  and Cal State Fullerton. He teaches performance class, woodwinds technique and judges mock auditions.

President & Program Director

Andrew is currently the Principal Horn of the LA Phil.  He also serves as horn faculty at The Colburn School and Aspen Music Festival and School. He teaches in all classes, oversees the Program and provides vision for the organization.

CEO & Business Faculty

Rupal has an MBA and experience working in public, private and non-profit sectors.  She is also a licensed tax professional. Rupal teaches Business and Career Classes, oversees program implementation and manages business operations.

Winds Faculty

Denis is currently the Principal Flutist of the LA Phil and international soloist.  He also serves as Flute Faculty at UCLA. Denis teaches winds performance and technique class and judges mock auditions.

Winds Faculty

Whitney is currently the Principal Bassoon of the LA Phil.  He has served as Faculty at Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music and is currently teaching at Lynn University.  He teaches performance and technique class and judges mock auditions.

Cello Faculty

Robert is currently the Principal Cello of the LA Phil.  He has been guest faculty at Colburn, Michigan and Music Academy of the West is current faculty at Accademia Musicale Chigiana. He teaches performance and career class and judges mock auditions.

Jonathan Kuuskoski

Arts Administration Faculty

Jonathan is Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Leadership and Director of the EXCEL Lab at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  He teaches arts admin & leadership classes. 

Mental Game Faculty

Dinka is therapist and mental coach for performing artists as well as a business owner and licensed Burnout and Stress Management Consultant. She teaches performance psychology and mental training classes.

Rachel Niketopoulus

Alexander Technique Faculty

Rachel is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and yoga instructor. She plays fourth horn in the NC Symphony. She teaches Alexander Technique classes and incorporates mindfulness practice.

Brass Faculty

David is currently Principal Trombone of the LA Phil.  He also serves as Faculty at The Colburn School. In addition, he is a business owner.  He teaches performance, technique and career classes and judges mock auditions.

Matthew VanBesien

Arts Leadership Faculty

Matthew is the President of the University Musical Society at Michigan. He has also served as Executive Director and then President of the NY Phil. He teaches arts admin & leadership classes. 

Physical Therapy Faculty

Janice is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  She is also faculty at The Colburn School. She is also a self-employed business owner. She teaches  anatomy and injury prevention classes. 

More Amazing Guest Faculty

Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Gail Williams, Horn Professor, Northwestern University - Julie Landsman, Horn Professor, USC and the Juilliard School - Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, San Francisco Symphony - Philippe Tondre, Principal Oboe, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Nicole Riccardo, Website and Marketing Expert - Donald Aibel, Tax Attorney - Karlton Dennis, Tax Strategist

Because we want you to have the best

Our Team

Program Manager

Lila manages and coordinates Invested Musician programs with faculty and participants. Prior to this role, she was the Orchestra Operations Coordinator for the LA Phil.

LILA ATCHISON

Marketing Manager

Sammi manages and coordinates Invested Musician events and program announcements. Prior to this role, she was with the Colburn Conservatory and Community School for Performing Arts.

SAMMI LEE

Website & IT Manager

Elizabeth  is currently pursuing her Master of Music-Horn Performance at Colburn. She supports Invested Musician with videos, recordings,  websites and other business IT activities. 

ELIZABETH LINARES MONTERO

Community Chair

Dana is currently a horn student at the Jacobs School of Music. She is enrolled in the full year program and active with our alumni group. She supports Invested Musician with community engagement and events. 

DANA RECKARD