Tatiana Pearson- Flute
Tatiana Pearson (from Hartland, Wisconsin) holds a Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in Flute Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her graduate studies, she was the graduate Teaching Assistant of Flute and Principal Flute of the UWM Symphony Orchestra. She has won many
awards in music, including first place in the 2013 UWM Bands Area Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2016 and 2017 Concord Chamber Orchestra Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestrich Concerto Competition and was an alternate in the 2017 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition.
She has performed in many locations including (but not limited to) Vancouver (British Columbia), San Jose (California) and the famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tatiana is an active freelancer and also performs with a number of groups including Five's Company Quintet and Tabula Nova Ensemble. She also performs often as a substitute with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra (IL), Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Festival City Symphony Orchestra.
She has studied under several teachers including Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians Jeani Foster and Judy Ormond, and has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned flutists and piccoloists such as Nicola Mazzanti, Nicole Esposito, Mimi Stillman and Sarah Jackson.
In addition to her active performance career, she also is busy teaching flute at Hartland Music and Family Music Center, and is Adjunct Flute Professor at Maranatha Baptist University.
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Ali Frana- Clarinet
Ali Frana, (from West Allis, WI) started playing clarinet fifth grade, and it wasn't long before she started studying with local clarinetist, Tammy Enevold. In her early years, she has been a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble (UWAY).
Ali attended the New England Conservatory for her Bachelor of Music degree where her primary teacher was Boston Symphony bass clarinetist, Craig Nordstrom. While at NEC, Ali was coached in chamber music by composer John Heiss, violist Roger Tapping and Mai Motobuchi, as well as violinist Nicholas Kitchen. She has performed with NEC's Wind Ensemble under the direction of Charles Peltz, and the Conservatory's Philharmonia under the direction of Hugh Wolff. During her time at NEC, Ali performed in many world premiere performances as well as under the direction of several world renowned guest conductors, including Tito Munoz, Mei-Ann Chen, and composer/conductor Gunther Schuller.
Ali received her Master of Music degree from DePaul University's School of Music where her primary teacher was the retired principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony, Larry Combs. While at DePaul, Ali performed in the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Cliff Colnot and Michael Lewanski.
Aside from performing with Tabula Nova, Ali also teaches private music lessons. She has taught several master classes for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. Currently, Ali is teaching and performing in the Milwaukee area, and is very excited to continue sharing her passion for music with others.
Jack Beyler- Guitar
Jack Beyler is a classical guitarist born in Madison, WI. He began studying guitar in high school, and turned to classical in college, when he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for his undergraduate degree. There he studied with Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo. While at Milwaukee, Jack had the privilege of taking masterclasses with internationally renowned guitarists such as Marcin Dylla, Michael Partington, Roland Dyens, Edel Munoz, Eliot Fisk, and Isaac Bustos. Jack also spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, where he studied under Professor Laura Young at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya. He currently teaches and performs in the Milwaukee and surrounding area.