Angela Maleh is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She studied under the Tutelage of Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music. Angela played with the Yale Cellos at Carnegie Hall in 1998. She was also a member of Chamber Music Hilton Head for 11 years. Angela has performed with Savannah Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, Miami Orchestra and Boca Symphonia. Angela is a currently playing with the Opus One Orchestra for the Miami City Ballet. She has performed solos, as well as string quartet performances with the Opus One Orchestra and Miami City Ballet.
After growing up in Wausau, Wisconsin, cellist and SBCE director Michael Andrews attended the University of Wisconsin and University of Illinois, where he studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet. Following graduation he moved to Boston to study with George Neikrug. For five years Mr. Andrews played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas, Venezuela, taught at the orchestra's conservatory and toured Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Returning to the US he taught and performed at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.
Nancy Hambleton-Torrente grew up in Englishtown, New Jersey. She has been the director of 6th through 12th grade orchestras in Yorktown Central Schools, Yorktown Heights, NY since 1999. During her tenure there the Yorktown High School orchestra has performed in festivals in Florida, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Quebec City, Montreal, Salzburg and Vienna. She has been a faculty member of Villanova University’s Eastern String Educator’s Workshop where she taught cello pedagogy as well as classroom string teaching.