Shaun Branam is entering his first year as a doctoral student at the University of Georgia. Before UGA, Shaun studied at Indiana University (MM) and Columbus State University (BM). He has performed with the New World Symphony, the Greenville Symphony, the LaGrange Symphony, and the Dekalb Symphony. He also has additional experience performing at the Pacific Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Brevard Music Center.
Deborah Caldwell is a DMA student. She is a graduate of Kansas State University and Ouachita Baptist University and has worked at InterlochenArts Camp and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She performs with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble and UGA Symphony Orchestra.
Yanbin Chen, who is originally from Shanghai, China, is currently pursuing his DMA. In addition to being a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra for four years, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra, and has attended various festivals; including Verbier Festival and The Music Academy of the West.
Tyler Jones is a second year masters student at UGA. In addition to performing with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the UGA Symphony Orchestra, Tyler has performed with the Richmond Symphony (IN), the Owensboro Symphony, the Paducah Chamber Symphony, and holds an active substitute position with the Greenville Symphony.