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Oboist Amy Collins is on the artist faculty of the University of South Florida and has been the principal oboist with Opera Tampa for twenty years with the now music director Maestro Daniel Lipton and the former music director, Maestro Anton Copolla. Ms. Collins spends her summers on the faculty of the InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy and Germany, where this past summer she was the featured soloist in Germany and performed the Bach Double Concerto in c minor for Violin, Oboe and orchestra as well as Copeland’s Quiet City for Trumpet, English Horn and orchestra. She has also performed with the Hayden Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria in the years past. In 2007 she was invited to perform for Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican, and was the first instrumentalist to do so since Pope John Paul I. Ms. Collins has played for many nationally recognized groups including, New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Moisiev Ballet. She has also performed with such well- known artists as the Mannheim Steamroller, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett and Diana Ross, to name a few. A dedicated educator, Ms. Collins has given numerous clinics in Florida and she has received two grants from the Pinellas Arts Council.

Ms. Collins is president of her own corporation; The Stellar Corporation, Inc. This corporation houses two dba’s: Stellar Oboe Products and Web Marketing Xperts. Stellar Oboe Products began as K&A Musical Supplies back in 1987 and was a full line of musical accessories including woodwinds, brass and strings. About two years later K&A Musical Supplies became K&A Double Reeds in order to refine the product line. In 1992, after receiving a very large oboe reed order from a music store, Ms. Collins decided to focus on oboe products only and changed the name to Stellar Oboe Products. In 1997 Stellar Oboe Products incorporated and became an s-corporation called The Stellar Corporation, Inc. dba Stellar Oboe Products. As the world wide web became popular, Stellar Oboe Products secured Approximately two years ago, Web Marketing Xperts (WMX) changed its name from Stellar Consulting and became another dba of The Stellar Corporation, Inc.

Bassoonist, Kevin Fuller was born in Okinawa in 1958. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1980 and received his Masters Degree from there in 1993. An active freelance musician, he has performed throughout the central Florida area for Broadway shows, ballets and operas, as well as individual acts such as Luciano Pavarotti and a Led Zeppelin tour. Mr. Fuller was principal bassoonist with Opera Tampa, The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, the Brevard Symphony in Melbourne and has played with the Florida Orchestra and the Florida Symphony. Currently Mr. Fuller is the director of bands at Mann Middle School in Brandon, where he is in his 33rd year teaching.