Robert (Bobb) Lockwood was born in Central Wisconsin and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. From a very young age, music was always an important part of Bobb’s life. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Anoka Ramsey Community College before attending the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Mr. Lockwood moved to Alaska in 2008 to take a job with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. He is currently teaching band, orchestra, jazz, choir, guitar, and world music at Randy Smith Middle School, where he has been working for the last 9 years. Mr. Lockwood is an active performer in the Fairbanks Community. He has played euphonium in the Fairbanks community band, guitars and mandolin for the Fairbanks Light Opera Theater, and is currently playing tuba with the UAF Symphonic band . Bobb received the BP Teacher of Excellence award in 2013.
Tristan Hovest is a trumpet player and drummer who loves making music. When he is not playing music, he is teaching it at Lathrop High School. This will be his first year at Summer Music Academy, and he is very excited to work with such an amazing staff and fantastic students.
Rebecca Dunne studied horn performance at Northwestern University under Gail Williams and Dale Clevenger. She was awarded a Fulbright grant in Germany, where she pursued her studies at Folkwang Hochshule fuer Musik in Essen with Frank Lloyd. In the following years, she played second horn with Stadttheater Giessen and performed horn and Wagner tube in the Oper Bonn production of Wagner’s Ring cycle. Rebecca currently performs with Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and Opera Fairbanks.