Meet Our Leaders

Cameron Bolin is an accomplished music educator, pianist, vocalist, and conductor. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Music K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cameron has fifteen years of choral teaching experience from K-12, earning numerous superior ratings and awards for her choral programs at regional competitions. She most recently served as the Upper School Choral Director, Musical Director, and Private Lessons Administrator at Ravenscroft, where she was honored with the Qubain Award for Teaching excellence. As a music educator, Cameron is passionate about teaching music literacy and infusing theory in her choral rehearsals.
Outside of the classroom, Cameron has had the opportunity to conduct, perform, direct, and advocate for music education in a wide range of settings presenting strategies for fundraising and advocacy for choral programs at educational conferences. A member of MTNA, NCMEA, ACDA, and RPTA, Cameron consults with local school choral programs, continues to teach piano, and adjudicates both piano and choral festivals.

Currently, Cameron is pursuing a Doctorate of Music Education from Boston University, is the Performing Arts Director for the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and serves on adjunct faculty at Meredith College as Artistic Director of Capital City Girls Choir. Cameron and her husband reside in Raleigh with their two boys Taylor and Drew.

Mark Cashin is the Director of Bands, Percussion, and AP Music Theory at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. At Cardinal Gibbons, he directs the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Advanced Percussion, and Percussion Ensembles, in addition to clubs that include Drum Line and Jazz Band. 

From 2014-2019, he was also the Band Director of Cathedral Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes Schools in the Diocese of Raleigh. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Mr. Cashin has studied with Eric Okamoto (Cary, NC), Jeffrey Fuchs (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Lynn Glassock (Retired, UNC-Chapel Hill).  
As a director, Mr. Cashin has been fortunate to work with students in private and public school settings. He currently hosts two Summer Music Camps at Cardinal Gibbons and focuses his teaching practices around fostering a life-long love for music appreciation, performance, and advocacy. He has directed award-winning bands at NCBA State Competitions, had Winter Guards earn consistent Top 10 Regional Finalist placements, and formed the Dark Horse Winter Percussion Ensemble during his tenure as Director of Bands at Clinton High School (Clinton, NC). He also has worked as a Percussion Technician for several award-winning band programs and was the Percussion Instructor for the Bunn High School Marching Band in Franklin County, NC.
Mr. Cashin has presented at four conferences: “Percussion: the 21st Century Music Class” at the National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference (Nashville, Tennessee), "Jazz Club" at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference (Winston-Salem, NC), “Percussion Class and Band: A Match Made in Heaven” at the NC Independent School Association Conference (High Point, NC) and the Percussive Arts Society State Day of Percussion (Raleigh, NC). His professional affiliations include PAS, NAfME, NCMEA, and the East Central District Band Association. 
Mr. Cashin lives in Garner, North Carolina with his wife, Allison, daughter Hailey, and their cats, Misty and Zoey.

Meet Our Conductors

Daniel M. Huff, recently retired after 32 years in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, did his undergraduate work at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois majoring in voice and piano. In addition, he holds Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied choral conducting with Robert Fountain and music education with Eunice Boardman Meske and Anthony Barresi.

While at Carolina, Dr. Huff was Area Head for Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted the Men's Glee Club, a group that toured regularly in the Mid-West, East and Southeast, and taught choral conducting and undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Besides his performances with the UNC Men’s Glee Club, over the past 32 years, he has conducted or adjudicated over 165 state, regional, or national festivals and workshops involving public school students in communities from the Mid-West to Southeast, presented over 115 choral clinics and 30 in-service sessions for public school teachers and teacher candidates in local and regional settings. In addition, he served as Director of UNC’s Music Workshop and founded the All-Carolina Invitational Male Choral Festival. He recently received the Order of the Longleaf Pines in recognition of his contributions to music and music education in North Carolina and remains active as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor for festivals, contests, and in-services.

He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc., North Carolina Music Educator's Association, the College Music Society and the American Choral Director’s Association.

Susan Klebanow is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she conducts the Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers and teaches courses in conducting. Her B.A. is from Brandeis University and M.M. in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music. She taught at Brandeis University and the New England Conservatory Extension Division before joining the UNC Music Department faculty.

Klebanow received UNC’s Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and a Chapman Family Teaching Award from UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. With her UNC ensembles, she has conducted new works by Marjorie Merryman, James Primosch, C. Bryan Rulon, Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Scott Warner, James Carlson, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Chia-y Hsu, Thomas Kessler, slam poet/hip-hop artist Saul Williams, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Also devoted to period instrument performance, Klebanow is the regular guest conductor of Ensemble Courant, the UNC faculty’s historical performance ensemble, with whom she has led J. S. Bach’s Mass in B-minor and numerous cantatas, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, and works of Telemann, Buxtehude, Purcell, Charpentier and Mozart. Klebanow has prepared her choirs to sing with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the European Youth Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies and the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, Rachael Worby and the Wheeling Symphony in Wheeling, WV, and Grant Llewellyn, Andrew Litton, Gerhardt Zimmerman, William Henry Curry, and James Gaffigan and the North Carolina Symphony.

Klebanow has led choral festivals, workshops, and clinics throughout the United States and in Mexico, Italy, and Hong Kong. She has guest conducted many choral and instrumental ensembles, including the North Carolina Symphony, the Emmanuel Church of Boston Bach Cantata Series, Mallarme Chamber Players, Boston University’s Opera Theatre, Ensemble 27514, and the University of Veracruz Baroque Festival Chorus in Xalapa, Mexico. A performing pianist, harpsichordist, and accomplished soprano, she has concertized extensively with contemporary music and early music groups based in Boston, North Carolina and Mexico City. With the Boston Camerata she recorded on the Harmonia Mundi, Erato and Arista labels and she has appeared as soprano soloist with the Greensboro Oratorio Society, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Chorus, and Mexico’s renowned Baroque ensemble, La Fontegara.

Meet Our Master Class Faculty

Jeanne Fischer received her BA in Music and English from UNC-Chapel Hill. She continued her studies in the United Kingdom on a British Marshall Scholarship, completing an MM and Artist’s Diploma at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She received her DMA from the University of Maryland on a graduate fellowship. She teaches studio voice and French and Italian diction.

Dr. Fischer has performed as a soloist throughout the US and the United Kingdom, with groups such as the Smithsonian Chamber Players, The Bach Sinfonia, Ensemble Courant, the Washington Bach Consort, Princeton’s Dryden Ensemble, and the University of Maryland Symphony. Her recordings include Bach’s Lutheran Masses with the Rochester-based early music ensemble, The Publick Musick, and the Magnolia Baroque Festival radio broadcasts of Moravian solo anthems. In the UK, she was selected to perform in the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Outstanding Young Artists’ Series, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and the Dartington International Festival. She is the recipient of several vocal prizes and awards, including First Place in the Voce Young Soloists Competition, the Royal Academy of Music’s Ethel Bilsland Award, and the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM).

Prior to coming to UNC in 2006, Dr. Fischer taught voice at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. She has also served on the faculties of Oberlin’s summer Baroque Performance Institute and the Magnolia Baroque Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Phi Beta Kappa, and Early Music America.

Sonny Willis has taught music and theatre for over 20 years. He is currently the Choral Conductor, Musical Director, and Fine Arts Department Chair at Greensboro Day School (GDS). After teaching at GDS for 13 years, Sonny and his family moved to New York City, where he worked as a full-time conductor of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC). In this role, he conducted singers ages 8-18 in concerts across the city and for international tours. He was also the coordinator for YPC's School Chorus Program, which brought choral music education to over 1400 students across New York City.

Lastly, Sonny serves as the Associate Musical Director for Destination Broadway, a New York-based musical theatre intensive where he works alongside Broadway performers, directors, and teachers to train students in voice and acting. He is excited to offer this musical theatre workshop through NCAIS!

Pablo Vega is an audio engineer and composer living in Durham, North Carolina. Originally from Lima, Peru, he and his family moved to Chapel Hill in 1992 where his love of Carolina was nurtured. He received a Bachelor of Music (2008) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professional certificates in audio engineering (2013) from Living Arts College and Berklee College of Music, and has been working as a composer and audio engineer professionally since 2009. He owns and runs the recording studio “The Workshop”, and has composed and scored music for over 20 video games, documentaries, films, and TV shows.

He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Alpha Rho Chapter), and was recently inducted into the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs as a voting member. He records many local artists, choirs, and orchestras, was an engineer on the 2019 CBS Christmas Special alongside the multi-Grammy winning team of Blanton Alspaugh, John Newton, and Mark Donahue of SoundMirror, and an engineer on the 2020 PBS New Year’s Eve Special “United In Song: Celebrating The Resilience of America” featuring Patti Labelle, Juanes, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the American Pops Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and many more incredible artists.