Our Faculty are members of world-class ensembles and colleges, with decades of teaching and performance experience. Read more about the amazing musicians of Artemis Arts Online camps. (Stay tuned for additional teachers!)
Violin / Fiddle / Executive Director
JoAnna Farrer is a member of the NJ Symphony Orchestra, as well as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher in the United States and abroad. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic. JoAnna has a wide variety of chamber music experience, including performances with Pinchas Zukerman, Emanuel Ax and Itzhak Perlman, and has appeared at Merkin Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Glenn Dicterow, the former Concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic. Her debut album, Liminal Paths, featuring Natalie Haas, Yann Falquet, and other guest artists, will be released in December, 2020.
Violin / Composition / AV Engineering
Darryl Kubian is a composer, thereminist, violinist, and audio/video engineer. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by North American orchestras, such as the NJ Symphony Orchestra and Omaha Symphony, and he has written soundtrack scores for the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, NHK, CBS, and more. Darryl is a member of the NJ Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section, and former principal second violinist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. A jazz musician and improviser, he has recorded with Trevor Pinnock, Meredith Monk, Bruno Weil, and Phillip Glass.
Cello / Fiddle
Juilliard grad Natalie Haas is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. Natalie has also toured with Mark O'Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio. As a studio musician, Natalie has been a guest artist on over 50 albums, including those of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Irish greats Altan, Solas, and Liz Carroll, and Americana icon Dirk Powell. She is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Alexandra Neglia, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, has been a member of the NJ Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. Alexandra graduated from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Oleh Krysa, Glenn Dicterow, Michael Gilbert and Yoko Takebe. Alexandra enjoys a busy freelance career, performing with orchestras in NY, NJ, and Florida. She has performed with The WHO, with "The Greatest Showman" Hugh Jackman, The Game of Thrones, as well as "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Han Zimmer. She has been teaching privately for over 15 years, and enjoys working with students of all levels.
David Southorn enjoys a versatile career as a concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. He is an Assistant Concertmaster of the NJ Symphony and Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and New Haven Symphony. As a soloist, David has appeared with the NJSO, Delaware Symphony, Fremont Symphony, and the NY Classical Players. Highlights in his chamber music career include performances with the Amphion Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Summerfest, The Library of Congress, BargeMusic, Caramoor, Kneisel Hall, & Seoul Arts Center. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Yale, and the San Francisco Conservatory.
Ming Yang joined the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 1998, and was a long-standing member of Amici New York, the resident orchestra of the OK Mozart International Music Festival. She attended conservatory in China and moved to the USA at age 14 to study at the Peabody Conservatory’s pre-college division in Baltimore under Sylvia Rosenburg. She continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and studied with Raphael Druian, Jaime Laredo and Jascha Brodsky. Ming is a coach and teacher in the NJ Symphony's Youth Orchestra program, and teaches privately at her studio in NJ.
Dr. Saerom Yoo, originally from Seoul, South Korea, is a violinist based in NYC. She has earned a Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University, Master of Music from Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts at Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University. She was a winner of numerous competitions in Korea and has performed with Korean Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Tutti Ensemble, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra and KBS Symphony Orchestra. She is a 1st violinist in the New Haven Symphony and performs frequently with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Delaware Symphony Orchestra.