Sam Marchan—Violin, Suzuki; B.M., The Juilliard School; M.M., New York University. Violist and founder member of the Carpentier String Quartet, AXIS Guitar Quintet and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in NY. Soloist with the Merida Philarmonic,Venezuela. 2005 King Park Chavez Visiting Professorship Award from the University of Michigan. Artistic residencies at La Guardia Community College, Harlem School of the Arts and El Museo del Barrio. Current faculty, CUNY Harmony Program, Third Street, Brooklyn Friends; guest teacher at the Latin American Violin Academy Summer Camp in Venezuela. Former faculty, the School for Strings at PS 116, CPSM at Queens College, and Montclair State University Music Prep Program.