Faculty & Schools

Our CHAMPS faculty are highly-trained concert artists who have a passion for working with students. They are selected for their outstanding reputation as both performers and educators.

Toby Blumenthal-Phillips

Pianist and CHAMPS Director; Co-founder of Luzerne Music Center, an international music camp in the Adirondacks; Artistic Director and Pianist for Classic Chamber Concerts in Round Rock and Georgetown

Leah Nelson

Violist and CHAMPS Associate Director; Faculty of Austin Chamber Music Center

Jen Mulhern, cellist, free-lance musician and teacher

Anna Park, cellist, Austin Symphony Orchestra; principle cello, Victoria, Texas Symphony Orchestra

Pasha Sabouri, violinist, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Smith, violinist, Austin Symphony Orchestra; Concertmaster, Austin Lyric Opera; faculty of Austin Chamber Music Center

Elise Winters, violinist

Coaches rotate monthly to give students the benefit of instruction in viola, cello, violin, and piano at these schools.

High Schools

  • Akins
  • Anderson
  • Austin
  • Bowie
  • Eastview
  • Georgetown
  • Lake Travis
  • Westlake
  • Westwood

Middle Schools

  • Bedicheck
  • Canyon Vista
  • Deer Park
  • Gorzycki
  • Hudson Bend
  • Murchison