Flutist Shannon Canchola, an adjunct music lecturer, will perform with her award-winning chamber ensemble ACE Trio at the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) convention.
Each of the members of the ACE Trio will give their own master class, as well as a concert and presentation of their work, during the conference Sunday, June 30 to Monday, July 1 in Santa Clara.
MTAC will also be commissioning a triple concerto piece for full orchestra with ACE Trio and the honor orchestra, composed by trio member Ryan Glass. This distinction honors the group’s pursuit to champion music being written in the 21st century.
Each year, the MTAC convention is where world-renowned artists and teachers give recitals, lectures, presentations, and master classes. More than 2,000 members, guests, student performers and their families attend this culminating event of the year making this convention one of the largest-attended music education conventions on the west coast.
Coined a “Musical Tour de Force” by the Mountaineer Progress Newspaper, the Los Angeles-based trio of Canchola, Glass (clarinet) and Jason Stoll (piano) is a modern ensemble steeped in classical music.
With degrees earned from the Juilliard School, California State University Northridge, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, Cal Arts and the University of Redlands, ACE Trio has participated in a multitude of recital series including the Wrightwood Classical Concert Series, Music by the Sea Encinitas, The Interludes in Torrance, the Newport Beach Public Library Sunday Musicales, the Brand Associates Music Series, the St. Matthew’s United Methodist Concert Series and the Pasadena City College Guest Artist Series.
As recent winners of the 2018 Beverly Hills National Audition Chamber Ensemble Competition, ACE Trio is dedicated to promoting the newest voices in music; performing their own innovative arrangements and all accessible contemporary music by living composers from around the world.
The members of ACE have impressive solo careers in addition to their success with their ensemble. Canchola can be heard recording for many films, as well as working directly with World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes as a member of his video game band Critical Hit. Glass is also a well-known independent film composer with his work heard in the films “Amusia” (2017) and “Sellout” (2017). Stoll has had many recitals as a soloist throughout California, New York, Toronto and orchestral appearances with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.
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