January 22nd

I will be showing two Scent Bells at California State University Long Beach as part of GLAMFA

March 1st

Tender Forest, my Calarts Thesis show.

March 7th and 8th

I will be visiting Georgia Tech as a semifinalist of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.
I will be presenting my Microtonal Ocarinas.


November 12th

Valley Chamber Ensembles performs Birds | Insects in Bakersfield, CA.      
Dear Dukes Concert Series Friends, Notes

Expect innovation, energy and creativity when you attend the Nov. 12 Bakersfield debut of Valley Chamber Ensembles, a non-profit San Fernando Valley group of musicians dedicated to exploring connections among the arts. This free concert starts at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 5 Real Rd. and is co-sponsored by the Fred & Beverly Dukes endowment as well as Valley Public Radio (KVPR/KPRX FM, 89.1).

The ensemble founded in 2016 includes Mary Cervantes (flute), VCE co-founders Candis Badgby (clarinet) and Cameron O’Hanlon (percussion), Wesley Hicks (composer and instrument builder) and Xale Slusser (bassoon).  From Bakersfield, Cervantes has been a featured soloist with CSUN Symphony, Beverly Hills International Chamber Music Festival, and Bakersfield’s Youth Symphony as well as the Dukes Concert Series. She is currently pursing a MFA in Music at CSUN.  Others in the group on Nov. 12 are also teachers and very active performers and innovators.

Please help our church celebrate our 125th year in Bakersfield by attending our concerts.  Remaining concerts in the series are Chamber Music Kern County with Liz Cervantes and Friends (Jan. 21)  and the Bakersfield High School Chorale & Chamber Singers directed by Christopher Borges )April 15). Although our concerts are free, we always are grateful for door donations to help with publicity and to supplement our stipends  to musicians.

The Dukes Concert Series Board

November 14th

ESP Night Concert at calarts. 7PM in the ROD.

Pending a work called Boots | Ground.

November 16th

Calarts MFA2 Group Show.
Opening at 8PM at the Calarts galleries.


Emergency Index Vol.6

I am happy to announce that I will be featured in Emergency Index Vol. 6



Perfromances I'm In

December 7th, Readers Chorus at Noontime in the Calarts ROD
December 10th, Santa Clarita Philharmonic Concert at COC