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San Elijo Band Coaching Staff

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ANAHITA PESTONJAMASP

FLUTE COACH/FLUTE ENSEMBLE

Anahita has played the flute since middle school when she attended SEMS.  We are glad to have her back in the capacity of an educator! Anahita holds a Master of Music degree from the Mannes School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University.  Eager to learn more about music education, Anahita is going to keep the tradition of the Flute Choir here at SEMS! 

NEHEMIAH "NEMO" BOSCIA

BRASS COACH

A Graduate of Mission Hills High School, Nemo is a product of the San Marcos District.  He is currently pursuing his degree in Music at Palomar College with plans to transfer to SDSU. Nemo also works at the San Diego Music Studio. He conducts Brass Ensemble after school. 

CLIFFORD MORIN

SAXOPHONE/CLARINET COACH

HOUSE JAZZ DIRECTOR

Clifford Morin is an eclectic Saxophonist, multi-woodwind instrumentalist, producer and composer. 

Clifford has a BM in Jazz Performance from West Chester University and also has a MM in Jazz Performance from Philadelphia's Temple University as well as attended Amsterdam Conservatory of Music (Netherlands) during his graduate studies. Clifford lived in Philadelphia for the last 7 years where he had an avid freelance performing and recording career.

Since moving to Southern California Clifford has been performing, teaching and focusing on his own music and artist image as well as working on his debut album. We are so excited to have him at SEMS! 

 

 

BERK SCHNEIDER

LOW BRASS COACH

Berk maintains a small studio and enjoys teaching brass instruments (trombone, trumpet, euphonium, tuba) to beginner and intermediate players in Southern California. With over 15 years of experience teaching privately in public schools and preparatory colleges, many of his students have gone on to pursue music professionally. Berk has enjoyed a diverse playing career, having played with musicians of the Firelands, Houston, La Jolla, and Poway Symphonies as well as Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Germany. He's currently ABD at UC San Diego and earning his California state teaching credential. Find out more here: https://www.berkschneider.com/education

ISABELLA CUDA

PERCUSSION COACH

Bella is a product of the San Marcos Unified School District and a recent graduate of San Marcos High School where she was in the marching band, percussion ensemble and various other groups for 4 years.  Bella is so excited to be back where she learned to play percussion and loves working with the students, especially the beginners.  Currently Bella is attending Palomar College but will be transferring to USC in 2024 to pursue her degree in Film.  We are excited to have her talents back at SEMS! 

ABIGAIL MELLADO

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE COACH/

WORLD MUSIC SPECIALIST

Abbey is a product of the San Marcos Unified School District and a recent graduate of University of Redlands with her Bachelor's Degree in percussion performance.  As a former student of SEMS, Abbey is very excited to be back and working with the percussion students and students in the Percussion Club where she focuses on world percussion music.  Abbey also currently works at the San Diego Music Studio where she is the educational outreach liason.

 

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