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THE FOUNDERS

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ARMOV

Armen Movsesyan (Armov) was born to a musical family. He grew up listening to traditional Armenian music and eventually picked up classical piano at a young age. Later in his teens, Armov started playing the guitar and hasn't looked back. He graduated with a BM from the University of Southern California and with a MM from University of North Texas. Armov creates entertaining and educational music content that has garnered millions of views and mentors professional musicians all over the world. Find him on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube via Armov to follow his work and check where he's playing next. Go to www.armov.com for products, music, lessons, and other information.

CORY WILSON

Cory Wilson is from Houston, TX and began playing saxophone at age 13. He graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and North Texas University. He was a founding member of the Suffers, a Houston soul band that performed on the late shows of David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah, as well as touring worldwide. For the last 4 years he has worked as a free-lance musician in Houston with a focus on jazz and improvisation. He co-founded the new group Houston Ensemble and is currently involved with its many music, media, and performance projects.

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CHAD WESSELKAMPER

Chad Wesselkamper, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a recent graduate of Rice University where he studied double bass performance at the Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Timothy Pitts and Paul Ellison. After starting piano at the age of three, he began to study the double bass at fourteen. He has played with orchestras such as the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.A., The Aspen Festival Orchestra, The New World Symphony, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Philharmonic, The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Chad performed at Carnegie hall three times before the age of 19, and he has toured the world playing classical music, jazz, pop, and other genres. Just recently, he finished a musical engagement taking place in South Korea where he performed throughout the country with a notable finalist from American Idol. He is currently obtaining his master’s degree in jazz performance at the Manhattan School of Music with the legendary Buster Williams. 

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