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Travis Long

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, and Piano

Travis Long hails from Northwest Ohio where he attended Terra State College for Jazz Studies and Music Performance. Travis has been playing guitar since the tender age of ten and quickly developed a fascination with extended range instruments. He has a deep appreciation for a wide variety of music with a particular affinity for metal and jazz. Travis enjoys performing live and has done so as part of a wide variety of musical projects over the past eight years. He regularly performs on bass with Columbus soul rock group Carole Walker and the Bittertones. Travis is inspired by the work of Allan Holdsworth, Fredrik Thordendal, Larry Coryell, Julian Lage, Tosin Abasi, and Charlie Hunter.

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Nadine foty

Flute, Voice, and Piano

Growing up in Washington, DC, Nadine was exposed to various musical genres throughout her upbringing including hip-hop, jazz, opera, reggaetón, go-go, salsa, gospel, and classical music, among others. Nadine and her family became known in the DC community for their musical band Foty Fusion, which uniquely blended the colorful musical palette that DC has to offer with traditional Arabic music. Nadine obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History and African/Afro-American Studies from the University of Michigan in 2012 and later went on to get a Masters in History from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2014. As a music teacher, Nadine integrates her passion for history with music, where she highlights the importance of exposing youth to international genres of music where the evolution of music throughout history is a testament to the interconnected nature of our world, and the vast diversity within it that we all embody. Formally trained starting at age four in classical and Arabic flute and voice, Nadine believes that early exposure to music is essential to being a lifelong learner and to develop a holistic outlook and appreciation for the world.