Adrian Dunker graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2008 with a BA in French horn Performance and has studied with James Atkinson, James Decker, Vincent DeRosa, and Andrew Bain. He is an active member in many chamber ensembles, such as the Quintessential Winds, Pacific Brass Ensemble, and multiple brass quintets and horn quartets.
Adrian can be heard on many recordings for commercials, trailers, independent films, and the Avengers Infinity War soundtrack. As an active freelancer, Adrian has performance contracts with the Riverside County Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Musical Theater West, Dana Point Symphony, Golden State Pops, Los Angeles Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, Jalisco Philharmonic, The Orchestra of Baja California, the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, among others. Adrian began his orchestral career in high school as a member of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra for six years, three as principal, and toured Europe performing throughout Italy, Austria, and Hungary. He was awarded the Richard Steinkoenig award for his contribution to that ensemble. He then joined the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra during his college years.
Adrian began arranging and composing music in high school for various ensembles and has had many of his works performed in concert and at California State University, Long Beach. In 2009, Adrian received an award from the United States Army, 25th Infantry Division Band for his arrangements, which were performed regularly by the brass quintet. He also composed and arranged music for the California Police Chief’s Association’s 2011 Fallen Officer Tribute, making the front page of the OC Register. Currently he is working on commissions, compositions, and arrangements for his chamber music ensembles.
Adrian was the foreman and designer at a horn manufacturer in Burbank, California where he designed, built (from scratch), and repaired French horns. He built the horns he plays on, and recently designed a new triple horn that is quickly gaining popularity. Now he runs his own repair shop and has plans to manufacture horns again.
Emily Harrington is a flutist based in Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing her Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California where she studies with Catherine Karoly. She also earned her Master of Music in flute performance at USC under the tutelage of Jim Walker. She received her Bachelor of Music from California State University, Long Beach, where she studied with Dr. John Barcellona. Emily has also studied with Diana Morgan, Cynthia Ellis, and Jane Masur.
Emily has appeared as a soloist with the Palomar Symphony Orchestra in W.A. Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major. Her musicianship has been recognized with awards such as the Thornton Scholarship, Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter Scholarship, Bob Cole Scholarship, Ivie Wickam Scholarship, Neva May Pipes Endowment, and Palomar Performing Arts Scholarship. In addition to performance, Emily has a passion for teaching; she maintains a private studio and is currently a flute instructor with East Whittier Middle, Manhattan Beach Middle, and Pasadena Christian School.
Ellen Shinogle is an international award-winning trumpet player and educator who has become distinguished in her field as a dynamic performer of exceptional artistry. This led her to winning the Performer’s Certificate of Distinction from the Eastman School of Music. In 2019, Ellen was awarded first place in the graduate division of the National Trumpet Competition after three rounds of judged solo performances. She is the recipient of the Stanley Wilson Memorial and the Mimi Alpert Feldman Awards. Ellen is also a three-time winner of the Gluck Fellowship Award.
Ms. Shinogle’s passion for music of all genres can be heard in a multitude of venues. As principal trumpet, she has performed in operas, orchestras, and musical theater productions internationally and domestically. Ellen can frequently be heard performing in multiple productions at the Disneyland Resort.
Ellen is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles Herb Alpert School of Music, studying with Jens Lindemann. She earned her Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under the tutelage of Boyde Hood. Ellen is also a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she received Bachelor of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance and Music Education, having studied with James Thompson, Douglas Prosser, and Clay Jenkins.