Camp Staff

Our Cazadero Music Camp faculty and guest conductors are all highly accomplished practicing musicians and music educators. Counselors are all music students at the university level and Counselors-in-Training at the high school level. Even our kitchen and maintenance staff members are often musicians! Cazadero selects staff not only for their musical skill, but for their passion for teaching music and their ability to effectively mentor youth. We recruit guest conductors each year from top universities and high school music programs to lead the orchestras. The guest conductor program ensures ongoing variety and new musical challenges each week.

If you're interested in applying for a summer job at Cazadero Music Camp, please visit our jobs page.


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2017 Music Staff

Administrative Staff
Jim Mazzaferro, Camp Director
Jonathan Knight, Assistant Camp Director
John Conant, Boy's Dean
Carolyn Niehaus, Girl's Dean
Anita Mazzafero, Head Chef
Guest Conductors
Tristan Arnold - Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Bob Athayde - Stanley Middle School, Lafayette
John Burn - Homestead High School, Cupertino
Cory Cunningham - Camerado Springs Middle School
Norm Dea - Acalanes High School, Lafayette
Tom Douglass - Rocklin High School
Doris Fukawa - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Michael Galisatus - College of San Mateo
Cheryl Yee Glass - San Ramon Valley High School
Eric Hammer - University of the Pacific
David Lee - Beverly Hills High School
Mike Manganon - Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove
Joe Mazzaferro - California State University, Stanislaus
Dr. Tony Mazzaferro - Fullerton College
Sarah McQueen-Cunningham - Sierra College
Grant Parker - Cosumnes River College
Susanna Peeples - Ronald E. McNair High School, Stockton
Zack Pitt-Smith - Edna Brewer Middle School, Oakland
Bobby Rogers - Pioneer High School, Woodland
John Roscigno - California State University, Northridge
Aaron Smith - Monterey Trail High School, Elk Grove
Julie Stephens - Russell Lee Elementary, Austin, Texas
Mike Stone - Bakersfield City School District
Gerald Willis - California State University, Sacramento
Music Faculty
Mary Dougherty, violin
Danielle Duckett, piano
Natalia Kaminska-Palarczyk, flute
Terri Knight, oboe
Alia Kuhnert, trumpet
David Lee, piano
Robert Radliff, violin
Jonathan Raman, percussion
Jonathan Seiberlich, tuba
Julie Stephens, horn
Ross Thompson, guitar
Heather Walkover, cello
Elisha Wilson, horn
Music Instructors
Stuart Blackie, trumpet
Mollie Budiansky, clarinet/sax
Cayce Carnahan, trumpet
Kari Estrada, trombone
Becky Fitch, flute
Trevor Hall, percussion
Michelle Jamieson, trumpet
Casey Jones, clarinet
Ben Loomer, trumpet
John Mangonon, tuba
Trevor McNamara, viola/guitar
Tai Mikulecky, saxophone
Sydney Scott, violin
Joanie Shalit, violin
Steve Steinberg, saxophone
Ella Steinberg, trumpet
Alexis True, tuba

Caz Testimonials

"From the time I was 11 until I was 16 Cazadero was the highlight of my year. I played incredible music, made lifelong friends, matured and grew up a bit every summer. I remember sitting in the center for the 100 piece orchestra and thinking there is nothing like this in the world. The memories are deep and profound."

Mindy Scharlin,
Caz Camper and Staff

Cazadero Music Camp