Clarinet - Charles Ancheta

Charles Ancheta teaches clarinet in the Valley Christian Conservatory private studios.

Mr. Ancheta holds a Master of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance as well as opera conducting studies from Arizona State University, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Clarinet Performance and a California Teaching Credential in Music from San Jose State. He also studied wind band conducting. He grew up in the bay area.

Mr. Ancheta began his teaching career in 2006 at Brimhall Junior High School in Mesa, Arizona. Since 2007, he has been working at Columbia Middle School in Sunnyvale. He also teaches clarinet privately in the South Bay area. He is on the instructional staff with the Fremont High School Marching Band and Color Guard in Sunnyvale. He is a member of the Music Educator's National Conferencer (MENC) and the California Music Educator's Association (CMEA).

Mr. Ancheta has worked with the San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) in a number of capacities. Between 2004-05, he was on the administrative and teaching staff for Music Matters, teaching clarinet, overseeing all schools, and coordinating the teachers and concerts. Since 2007, he was a frequent substitute conductor for SJYS ensembles, including Concert Winds, Flute Choir and Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as a music coach for sectionals and camps. He is now in his second season with the Concert Winds Ensemble, and is the winds and brass coach for the Chamber Orchestra.

As a performer, Mr. Ancheta has held positions with the San Jose Wind Symphony, Monterey Bay Wind Symphony, and Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra. His clarinet teachers include Dr. Janet Averett, Mark Brandenburg and Jorge Montilla. His conducting teachers include Dr. Edward C. Harris and Dr. William Reber.

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