Faculty & Schools

Our CHAMPS faculty are highly-trained concert artists who have a passion for working with students. They are selected both 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

  • Canyon Vista Middle School
  • Westwood High School
  • Lake Travis High School
  • Tippit Middle School

Leah Nelson

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

  • Westridge Middle School
  • Anderson High School

Elise Winters, violinist

  • Anderson High School

Joseph Smith, violinist, Austin Symphony Orchestra

  • Austin High School

Vladislav Shumakov

  • Paredes Middle School

Anna Park, cellist, Austin Symphony Orchestra

  • Murchison Middle School
  • Deerpark Middle School

Jen Mulhern

  • Bowie High School
  • Gorzycki Middle School

Dylan Rieck

  • Akins High School

Frank Jenkins

  • LASA (Liberal Arts & Science Academy)

Naomi Frausto

  • Hudson Bend Middle School

Karen Dahl

  • Martin Middle School