THE MYCINCINNATI FAMILY
Winds Teaching Artist, Volunteer Coordinator & Firehouse Manager
As an educator, Annie is passionate about the cross-section between music education and social justice and all that music has to offer to the young mind. Annie earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Flute Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively. As a flutist, Annie loves performing all types of music related to the classical genre. She can be found performing in the orchestra for Queen City Opera and in the Cincinnati-based woodwind quintet Wayside Winds.
Percussion Teaching Artist
Ben Sloan is a musician, producer, teacher, and (occasional) builder of things. As a teaching artist at MYCincinnati, Ben leads the pre-orchestra percussionistas, and the MYC Percussion Ensemble. Most recently, Ben was awarded a People's Liberty Project Grant, resulting in the construction and installation of the Percussion Park, a collection of colorful outdoor musical instruments, in East Price Hill. Always in collaboration, Ben has worked with a wide variety of local and national artists including WHY?, A Delicate Motor, Lazy Heart, Elese Daniel, Napoleon Maddox, Nate Brenner, and Fresh Funk.
Communications/Administrative Coordinator & Teaching Assistant
Bernardo López is a multi-instrumentalist performing artist , composer, educator and an advocate for equality. Bernardo is a graduate of The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Music Education and a specialization in Jazz Studies. Following college, Bernardo spent his time sharing the stage with multiple local, national and international musical artists where he developed a passion for being a performing artist. Following a national tour Bernardo found an opportunity to teach in the public school system where he fell in love with teaching. Bernardo continues to perform as a singer, bassist, guitarist, saxophonist, percussionist, and piano player in the tri-state area and continues sharing all of his experiences with his students.