Ruth Roland holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and has been teaching for more than 30 years. A performer, recording artist, and award-winning composer, she has given recitals and workshops at universities, public schools, and youth orchestras.
Among her performance credits are shows with such artists as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, and the Moody Blues, as well as with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Opéra Louisiane.
She works in a variety of styles, including classical, fiddle, and jazz. Her students sound good and have fun, some going on to conservatories and professional careers.
Sinella Aghasi Moshabad is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration. She was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in several countries and cities as a violinist and vocalist.
Miss Sinella plays with several local orchestras including the Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, and Golf Coast Symphony. She previously
performed with the Townsend Opera Orchestra and the Mesopotamia Orchestra as a soloist.
A native of Chile, Unusdian Errandonea began his cello career at the Conservatory of the University of Chile, then continued his music education at the College of Charleston where he was awarded a full scholarship. He holds a Master of Music from Louisiana State University and is currently a doctoral candidate, studying with Dennis Parker.
Mr. Errandonea was a prize winner in the 2010 South Carolina MTNA Young Artists Competition and he was also a recipient of the Julian Hayes and Clifford Milton Award for Excellence in Strings at the College of Charleston. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony and regularly performs with other orchestras around Louisiana. Mr. Errandonea has performed in Chile, Canada, Austria, and the United States in recitals and featured as a soloist. He enjoys playing soccer and arranging pop tunes for string quartets.