Warner Iversen is currently pursuing a doctoral degree with a double major in classical guitar and early music from the Eastman School of Music. After receiving his master’s degree from Eastman with a performer’s certificate in classical guitar in 2010, Warner was accepted into Eastman’s DMA program to study theorbo and baroque guitar with Paul O’Dette, and 19th-century guitar and classical guitar with Nicolas Goluses. Walter has performed as a guest artist at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He recently made his debut as a musical director in a production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. In addition to his duties as a performer, Warner has given lectures on classical guitar and early music-related topics at Eastman, the University of Rochester, and DePauw University.
Ellen Sonnenberg is a violinist from Wisconsin currently in the violin section of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has graduated with her Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2018, studying with Professor Juliana Athayde. She also completed her Bachelors Degree at Eastman in 2016, studying with Professor Federico Agostini.
Piano Teacher/Music Theory
Brooke D’Aprile recently graduated from the Crane School with her B.M. in Composition. She has been teaching piano since high school and taking piano lessons herself since age 5. She continued with piano as her primary instrument throughout college. She has been teaching piano and music theory lessons since at FVA since 2019.