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Colin Ross

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performing Arts

Artist Colin Ross has 36 years of professional experience as a performer, band leader, writer, and composer. He began playing and performing on the piano at the age of five and has been playing professionally since 1977.

Eric Schauer

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Music - Jazz

Eric’s father was a part-time professional drummer when Eric was growing up. At UNLV, he studied with Joe Malone and Dave Loeb (2002-2003). At CSN, he studied with Dr. D. Gause, Dr. Tom Ferguson, and Bob Bonora (2003-2006).

Eugene Shapiro

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Jazz Guitarist, Bandleader of Shapiro Project Jazz Group, Composer, Arranger, Educator.

Eugene Shapiro is the bandleader and manager of the jazz group the Shapiro Project. The band has released two CDs and has played all over Las Vegas and beyond. Shapiro has won two NAC Artist Fellowships and an honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest.

Group: Shapiro Project

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist

Eugene Shapiro is the bandleader and manager of the jazz group the Shapiro Project. The band has released two CDs and has played all over Las Vegas and beyond. Shapiro has won two NAC Artist Fellowships and an honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest.

Chakrapani Singh

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Indian Classical Guitar (Kachappi Veena)

Reno-based Chakrapani Singh has been working to promote the music of India for the last 20 years.

jimiji smith

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Musician, Singer, Storyteller
Specialization: Performance ~ Poetry & TeachingArtist

Jim has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Hawaii & Europe. He has earned awards from Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, the Piioneer Center for Performing Arts and others over the past 20 years.

Kate St Pierre

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performing Arts

Kate St. Pierre is a teaching artist for the prestigious Smith Center for the Performing Arts. She teaches the Disney Musicals in Schools program, encouraging, assisting and training at-risk and ESL elementary students and their teachers in building sustainable theatre programs in their schools.

Steven Trinkle

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Trumpeter, conductor

Steven Trinkle has a very eclectic and cosmopolitan career.

Group: Verismo Trio

Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Category: Musician
Specialization: Music

Verismo Trio was founded in 2010 by nationally recognized active performers and recording artists Nicole Riner (flute), Scott Turpen (saxophones), and Theresa Bogard (piano).

Trinkle Brass Works

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Brass Musician

Performing since 1977, Trinkle Brass Works continues to delight audiences with virtuosity and adventurous programming with a sense of humor, hallmarks of every Trinkle Brass Works performance. From Tielman Susato to Astor Piazzolla and from J.S.

Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Classical, World, Jazz

The Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra (LVYAO) is a professional training orchestra based out of Las Vegas, NV.

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