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CMS Welcomes Additional Faculty


Kelly Austermann, clarinet
Teaching location:  McKinley - St. Louis School Partnership Program
D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, Arizona State University; M.M. Clarinet Performance, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; B.M. Clarinet Performance and Music Theory, University of Missouri-Columbia; studied with Robert Spring, Joshua Gardner, Anthony Taylor, Paul Garriston, Diana Haskell, and Eric Mandat; Principal Clarinetist of the Gateway Festival Orchestra and the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra; clarinet instructor at East Central College and Jefferson College; performed at International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest conference, the American Single Reed Summit Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ National Conference, and the Midwest Clarifest Conference.  

Wesley Campbell, trumpet
Teaching location:   McKinley - St. Louis School Partnership Program
M.M. Trumpet Performance, University of New Mexico; B.M. Trumpet Performance, Truman State University; current 2nd trumpet St. Louis Philharmonic; current principal trumpet Manchester Community Band and Manchester Brass; former substitute player St. Louis Civic Orchestra, University City Symphony, St. Louis Wind Symphony, Nitro Latin Jazz, Quincy Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony; former 2nd trumpet New Mexico Brass Quintet; former principal trumpet New Music New Mexico; former trumpet instructor La Cueva High School (Albuquerque, NM), Mozingo Music, Lindenwood University.

Pavel Ilyashov, violin and viola
Teaching location: Chesterfield and Webster Groves
B.M. violin performance, Curtis Institute of Music; 14-year tenure with Virginia Symphony; appeared with Tacoma Symphony, the National Philharmonic of Honduras, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Caramoor Festival, Bargemusic, and on Performance Today radio program; chamber collaborations with Yo Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Paquito D’rivera, and members of the Emerson String Quartet; recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Music Educator Award with the Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia; served on the faculty of the Governor’s School for the Arts and the Hampton Roads Chamber Players; has taught master classes throughout the Americas and participated in teaching festivals in New York, Colorado and Lima, Peru; global ambassador for the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

Nathan Ruggles, voice
Teaching location: Webster Groves

M. M. Vocal Performance, Washington University, B. M. (cum laude), Washington University; Principal Singer, St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Roles include Senator Pompe in a world premiere production of Shell of a Troll (Sussman), and Prince Charming in Cendrillon (Viardot) with Gateway Opera, Blanche in The Stranger the Better (Wade) with St. Louis Opera Collective, Mandarin in Turandot, Imperial Commissioner in Madame Butterfly, Prison Guard and Anthony DeRocher in Dead Man Walking with Union Avenue Opera, Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos with Winter Opera, Bunthorne in Patience with Franklin Opera, and The Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance) and Priest/Armored Man in The Magic Flute with OperaFest! Of New Hampshire. Chorus credits include Carmen with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Cover artist for Carmina Burana, Missa Solemnis, LindberghFleug (Weill) and Sinfonia Espansiva (Nielsen) with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Previous teaching experience includes Washington University, Saint Louis University and Southeast Missouri State University.