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Board of Directors (2023-2024)

Dr. Mitzi Kolar

CAPMT President 

Dr. Michael Krikorian

Magdolna Bornemisza

CAPMT President elect

CAPMT District 1 director

executive board

District 1

North Chapter

Elena Yarritu


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Flutist ELENA YARRITU enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher.  She has earned a MM degree from Yale University School of Music, a DMA from Stony Brook University, and has studied with many distinguished flutists in the U.S. and abroad. She performs principal flute with the La Jolla Symphony and records on the MSR Classics Label. An advocate of the flute in tango, her latest CD Emigrantes includes an original commissioned work by Buenos Aires-based pianist/composer Exequiel Mantega and the complete duo version of Piazzolla Tango Etudes with flutist Paulina Fain. She has 30 years of experience mentoring young talent and maintains an active flute studio in North County San Diego. Her pupils are top prize-winners in local, regional, and national competitions including the National Youth Orchestra, Goodlin Scholarship, San Diego Musical Merit, The National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition, Young Arts, and Spotlight, among others. In the Fall of 2021, she joined the music department as faculty at MiraCosta College. She enjoys gardening, cooking and playing with her two wheaten terriers.

Anna Matuszczak


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Anna Matuszczak has been playing the violin since age six. She began her studies at the Music School for Talented Children in Poland, where she studied violin and classical voice. She continued her education at The University of Music in Lodz, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Instrumental Performance.  As a young musician, she was involved in the Jeunesse Musicales World Orchestra and traveled to many countries, especially Italy, where she performed a concert in the Vatican for Pope-Saint John Paul II. 


As a professional, Anna has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music all over Europe. She has served as concertmaster of Amman Symphony Orchestra and held a position as violin professor at the National Music Conservatory in Jordan. In 2016, Anna was invited by an Italian trumpeter Luca Aquino to record an album called Petra in the ancient city of Petra (Indiana Jones was filmed there), which resulted in touring and participating in many music festivals around Italy.


Since moving to California in 2017, Anna has performed with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus and in various groups organized by CMG Music Recording in Hollywood including the Alan Parsons Project's new album The Secret, The Bad Seed Movie, The High Note, among others. In 2019, Anna Matuszczak was invited to be an instrumental judge for the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition. Currently based in San Diego and Encinitas, Anna is excited to be able to teach the violin and musicianship to a whole new generation of young musicians.

Tavner Delcamp


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Tavner Delcamp grew up in a musical family in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He studied 15 years with Frederic Gahr learning aspects of the technique and interpretation needed for the performance of many well-known classical works.  He received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and continued his studies in graduate school eventually receiving a PhD in biochemistry.   He moved to San Diego in 1996 and worked at the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development Institute.  Since 2011 he has taught chemistry at Navy College and at several San Diego community colleges.  He has taught piano to young students for over 20 years as well as serving on the board of the San Diego North Chapter of CAPMT.  After stepping down from a three-year stint as President he now serves in the capacity of Treasurer.

Katie Kim

Technology & Social Media Chair



Katie Kim is a flutist and private instructor based in San Diego, California. Ms. Kim has been a prize winner of many competitions, including the 2020 RCS Governor's Recital Prize, the 2018 Lansum International Competition and the 2018 Grossmont Scholarship Competition. As an orchestral and ensemble musician she has performed alongside the Red Note Ensemble and has made appearances as guest principal flute of the Heisenberg Ensemble in St. Andrews, Scotland. She has performed in many notable venues in Scotland, including Usher Hall and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. She currently serves as principal flute of the Poway Symphony Orchestra and can be heard performing in recital and with various chamber ensembles throughout San Diego. Ms. Kim started her musical studies at the age of 8 on piano, taught by her grandmother. She started learning the flute at age 11 and has since earned a Master of Arts in Chamber Music and a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied under Richard Blake (Scottish Opera) and Ruth Morley (The Red Note Ensemble). Ms. Kim attended Oberlin Conservatory where she earned her B.M. in performance under the tutelage of Alexa Still. 


James Gary


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James Gary began his piano studies and music arranging when he was nine.  After serving as staff pianist for the San Diego Youth Symphony,  he toured the United Kingdom with the orchestra as a piano soloist.  Later, Mr. Gary graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied pedagogy and piano performance. James has since concertized widely and performed with several orchestras.  He has been heard on the BBC as well as on Mexican radio. He maintains an active piano studio in San Diego north county and has garnered many awards for excellence and dedication in teaching - including Steinway corporation's "Top Teacher" award.

Gina Mael


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Gina Mael received her Master’s in Viola Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She has studied and worked with Robert Diaz, Mick Wetzel, Peter Marsh, and Michelle LaCourse. Gina can be heard on numerous TV, recording, and Film projects, including United Airlines, Apple TV, the TV series Fargo, and The Alan Parsons Project. Gina has toured Spain as a professional Symphonic violist and has also taken students on music tours to Spain and Italy. Gina directs the string program at St Ann Parsh School and is a sought-after coach and private studio teacher. Her students play in youth orchestras, including the Pacific Youth Symphony, Santiago and Prelude Strings, the Irvine Classical Players Orchestra, and summer youth festivals.Since January 2023, Gina has been a teaching artist for the San Diego Youth Symphony, where she coordinates and runs the orchestra programs with other teaching artists. She also designs curriculums to fit specific schools by assisting classroom teachers with district music programs. She teaches at various music camps run by Opus and develops summer music classes.

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Rebekah Dennis

board assistant

is a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist based in San Diego. She primarily plays clarinet and piano, and graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. At Chapman, Rebekah played principal clarinet in orchestra and wind ensemble, and also participated in jazz and new music ensembles. Rebekah currently works as a music instructor at Bach to Rock Music School, where she teaches piano and woodwind/brass lessons, as well as early childhood music classes. She also teaches music lessons with Project Performer, a performing arts studio based in Poway, and previously worked with Harmony Project Long Beach, an after-school orchestral program for low-income elementary school students. Rebekah will be pursuing her Master of Arts in Music Education degree at McGill University beginning in Fall 2021. She is excited by the opportunity to assist with CAPMT SDNC and looks forward to learning from and contributing to this talented community of teachers and students!



MEMBERSHIP secretary


recording secretary


board assistant

Please email if you are interested in joining the board.


Anna Grigorian, concert artist, pianist & teacher

Angela Wu, pianist, teacher & adjudicator

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