Rachel Alexander is a fourth year Music in Combination with Natural Resource Conservation major from Boca Raton, Florida. She’s been playing the clarinet for ten years. When not practicing scales or Rose etudes, Rachel enjoys taking candid pictures of her friends and attempting to find cool places in Gainesville to watch the sunrise.
Carly Crist is a second-year Music Education major at the University of Florida. Carly performs as a clarinetist in the UF Wind Symphony, the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble, and Fighting Gator Marching Band. She also serves on the Gator Band leadership team as a section leader and is an active member of the music service sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. Carly is also a part of UF’s National Association for Music Education chapter. When she has free time, you can probably find her at UF sporting events or spending time with friends outside of the MUB.
Joey Flores is a first-year transfer student from Santa Fe College majoring in Music Education. He currently plays in Wind Symphony and Clarinet Ensemble and has participated in the Gator Marching Band for 4 years. Outside of music, Joey enjoys playing tennis and roller skating!
Adrian Gongora is currently a first year Music in Combination with Aerospace Engineering major at the University of Florida. He performs with the UF Wind Symphony and the UF Clarinet Ensemble. Outside of music, Adrian enjoys playing sports, watching movies and shows, as well as spending time with friends.
Jose Guerra is a second-year music in combination with mathematics major from Boca Raton, Florida. He currently performs with the Wind Symphony, Gator Band, and UF Orchestra. Outside of music, you can find him working out, searching for the best restaurants, or finding the closest karaoke bar.
Julia Lanni is a third-year Clarinet Performance major at the University of Florida. She performs with the UF Wind Symphony, UF Symphony Orchestra, UF New Music Ensemble, and UF Clarinet Ensemble, where she serves as President. Julia is a winner of the Clarinet Ensemble Concerto Competition and a runner-up for the UF Concerto Competition. She is an active sister in Tau Beta Sigma, a national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving collegiate bands. Additionally, Julia is a UF Band Librarian. Outside of music, Julia enjoys baking, plants, and spending time with friends.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ana V. Mattos-Lebron began taking piano lessons with her father at age three and began playing the clarinet at the age of eight. Ana holds a Bachelor of Music in music performance from Florida Atlantic University where she studied with Prof. Stojo Miserlioski. Ana is a past winner of the Concerto and Aria Competition at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded second place in the 2018 Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Scholarship in the instrumental music category. Most recently, Ana participated in the recording of Moldovan composer, Natalia Rojcovscaia-Tumaha’s debut album: Philosophy of Miracle, produced by Donemus Records. She is also a part of the MusiCaribe Project Chamber Orchestra, a professional groupestablished in South Florida.
In addition to being a Graduate Assistant with the University of Florida Bands, Ana is currently pursuing a Master of Music in clarinet performance at the University of Florida, and actively performs with the UF Wind Symphony, the UF Symphony Orchestra, the UF Clarinet Ensemble, and the New Music Ensemble. In her leisure time, Ana enjoys hanging out with friends, going on nature walks, and watching television series.
Mr. Joseph McFarland is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree in Instrumental Conducting with a cognate in Clarinet Performance. He serves as a teaching assistant with the concert bands, the Gator athletic bands, and as a mentor in the beginning conducting classes. Additionally, Mr. McFarland supervises the UF Band Library.
Mr. McFarland received his undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music Education in April of 2022 from the University of Florida. During his time there, he studied clarinet with Professor Mitchell Estrin and performed with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Clarinet Ensemble. He was also a member of the Fightin’ Gators Marching Band for four years, serving as section leader for his last three. Mr. McFarland was actively involved in the UF chapter of the National Collegiate Association for Music Education, as well as the Alpha Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. He has worked with many band programs in the North-Central Florida area, most recently completing his student teaching with Howard Bishop Middle School and Forest High School. He actively continues to teach clarinet students in the Alachua and Marion areas.
Mr. McFarland’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Florida Music Education Association, the Florida Bandmaster’s Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Dalton Ringey is a fourth-year PhD student in music composition with a cognate in clarinet performance at the University of Florida. When he isn’t busy engraving and formatting parts or practicing bass clarinet excerpts, you could find Dalton listening to one of nearly 300 vinyl records in his collection.
Rebecca Robin is a first-year master's student pursuing Clarinet Performance at the University of Florida. She actively performs with the UF Wind Symphony, UF Symphony Orchestra, UF Clarinet Ensemble, and UF Baroque Ensemble (Lux Solaris), and is looking forward to her many future performance opportunities while she is at UF. She also serves as the graduate assistant for the clarinet studio by providing help within the studio including studio classes and clarinet ensemble. Rebecca also teaches Woodwind Skills I and teaches private lessons to non-majors and minors. Outside of music, you can catch her at the gym, shopping, cooking, and hanging out with friends!
Anna Marie Terlizzese is a junior Music Education major. Her goal is to go on to become a college professor and further her clarinet performance career. She is a part of the UF Wind Symphony, Clarinet Ensemble, and a Wind Quintet at UF. Also, she and a few of her friends have started organizing unique, student-run School of Music showcases. She is an Undergraduate Representative on the SoM Student Council, the Clarinet Studio Treasurer, and a member of CNAFME.
Rachel Weiss is a first year Music in Combination with Nutritional Sciences student at UF. She is currently in symphonic band, and a sister of the service organization Tau Beta Sigma. When Rachel is not practicing or studying, she enjoys cooking, reading, spending time outdoors, and reading a good book.