Andrea has performed in masterclasses with Robert Stallman, Tadeo Coehlo, Marianne Gedigian, Michel Debost, and Jill Felber. Performing regularly in solo and chamber music recitals, she is a founding member of Sonos Montecito, the Woodwind-Quintet in residence at Westmont College, where she is the flute professor. Andrea served as flute instructor at the Westmont Academy of Young Artists during the summer of 2015 and in engaged to be on faculty there in 2016. Andrea also maintains a small and competitive private flute studio, with students winning awards froms the Santa Barbara Music Club, the Music Teachers Association of California, and the National Flute Association. Andrea performs on a Miyazawa flute with gold and platinum headjoint.
Andrea Di Maggio has been praised for her “silken tone and evident mastery” by the Santa Barbara Independent and is in demand as both a performer and teacher in the Central Coast. Andrea graduated from San Jose State University in 2001, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance where she studied with Paris Conservatory French flutist, Isabelle Chapuis. Andrea was granted a teaching position at Arizona State University during 2001-2002, where she completed her first year of graduate school. She transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara in Fall 2002 to study with Jill Felber on a full scholarship. She graduated with honors with a Masters Degree in flute performance in 2004. While a graduate student at UCSB, she was the recipient of performance awards from the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara Music Club, and the Leni Fe Bland Foundation.
Neil Di Maggio enjoys a full and diverse dual career as an active performer and teacher and as a researcher for Westmont College. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in piano performance, summa cum laude, from San Jose State University, where he studied with Beethoven scholar, Dr. Alfred Kanwischer. His Master of Music degree in piano performance is from the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied under master teacher Mack McCray. He received a full tuition scholarship and teaching assistantship for the graduate program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. There he earned his Master of Music degree in collaborative piano with renowned collaborative artist and professor, Anne Epperson. He also integrated a class piano program for undergraduates. Other influential teachers are Yael Weiss and Betty Oberacker, and Laurette Goldberg (harpsichord).
Neil's professional work has taken him from California to Phoenix to New York City and he enjoys a busy musical career of chamber and solo performances, collaborating with Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College, and UCSB faculty. Recently he partnered as harpsichordist with the faculty of Santa Barbara strings, and served on the piano faculty of the Westmont Academy of Young Artists. The Santa Barbara Independent praised his "brilliant display" as soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Santa Barbara Master Chorale in 2004. Neil's students are frequent award winners with the Santa Barbara Music Club, the Music Teacher's Association of California, and the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation.