About the Team at Online Band Class
TThe musicians and instructors at Online Band Class share a passion for playing and teaching general and instrumental music to children of all ages and skill levels. They have a fun approach to teaching and have inspired thousands of children and adults to share a love of music. The entire staff at Online Band Class is excited to share their passion for music with you with our all new home study program.
Meet The Instructors
Clarinetist Sandra Mosteller frequently performs as soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. She has been a featured soloist throughout the United States and in Belgium, Spain, and Russia. She has performed works for composers including Thea Musgrave, Donald Erb, Bruce Mahin, Mark Kilstofte, and Rodney Washka. She has commissioned and premiered several works, including works by composers Gary D. Belshaw, Douglas Brown, and Belgian composer Norbert Goddaer. She is principal clarinet of the Plainview Symphony, and is a member of the Lubbock Moonlight/Broadway Musical orchestra.
Mosteller often teams with lyric soprano, Amy Rosine (Kansas State University) in their Sorores Duo, an ensemble dedicated to the promotion of new music, as well their special interest in music of the Holocaust. Their CD Sorores Duo: Memories of Hope, was released April 2019.
Dr. Mosteller is Professor of Instrumental Music at Wayland Baptist University, where she teaches applied clarinet and saxophone, chamber music ensembles, woodwind methods, world music courses, and online general music courses, as well as serving as junior and senior recital coordinator. Mosteller is also busy as a woodwind clinician, working fundamentals with students especially in west Texas and in New Mexico. Her private students have achieved success at the state, regional, and national level; including scholarships to major universities, national and international summer music institutions, all-state, and honor band festivals.
Dr. Mosteller earned a doctorate in Clarinet Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, master’s degree in Clarinet Performance at Arizona State University, and both master and bachelor degrees in Music Education at Truman State University. Her major clarinet teachers include Kelly Burke, Robert Spring, Ted Gurch (Atlanta Symphony), Richard Weerts, David C. Nichols, Debbie Augsberger, and Paul Brizzi. She is a life member of Sigma Alpha Iota and Pi Kappa Lamba.
Dr. Mosteller is a Selmer Privilège Artist. She uses Pyne and Vandoren Mouthpieces with Vandoren V-12 reeds.
Ms. Ray’s former positions in music education include Instructor of Oboe and Bassoon at New Mexico State University, Elementary Music Teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools, Director of Bands at the Bosque School in Albuquerque, and interim Oboe Instructor at the University of New Mexico. Currently Ms. Ray’s teaching focus is through private instruction and as an active clinician and double reed advocate in local school band programs.
Ms. Ray has a studio in uptown Albuquerque, Desert Double Reeds, where she specializes in double reed family instrument repair (NAPBIRT member since 1997). She moved from her home state of Connecticut to New Mexico in 1995, and her outside interests include aikido, reading, gardening, and bike riding. Ms. Ray is married to Alan Ray, and their happy home includes four lively dogs (Bella, Luna, Tucker, and Coco) and two tolerant cats (Miles and Pepper).
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