Beethoven Student Series

Beethoven pictureA concert series featuring students in the School of Music and Dance at San José State University

Faculty coordinators: Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes and Patricia Stroh

Fall 2018 Concert:

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
King Library Room 550

FREE and open to the public






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Josh GarciaJosh Garcia is a third-year cellist and music composition major studying at San Jose State University. He currently studies under Peter Gelfand and Dr. Sarah Jones.




Ryan HeisingerRyan Heisinger is currently a music education major in his third year at San Jose State University. At SJSU, he plays in many ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Jazz Orchestra. He is the trombone section leader in the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. Ryan was recently announced as a winner of the 2018-2019 SJSU Concerto Competition and will be performing as a featured soloist with the SJSU Symphony Orchestra in March. Ryan is also an active member of the Lambda Psi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and serves as the chapter’s Corresponding Secretary.

Lynne KimLynn Kim is currently studying music education at San Jose State University. She started violin lessons in 7th grade and became a member of the Silicon Valley Youth Symphony throughout middle school and high school before becoming their concert master for three years. She studied with Im Jungsun and Christina Mok before coming to the university. She is now currently studying with Dr. Sarah Jones of SJSU. She enjoys teaching children and is currently teaching in String Project at San Jose State and coaching in the Silicon Valley Youth Symphony.

Samuel NgSamuel Ng was born and raised in San Jose, California. He began playing violin at the age of 9, and is currently a senior at San Jose State University majoring in violin performance. He has studied with Mr. John Kraus, Mr. Li Lin, Miss Kwok-Ping Koo, and is currently studying under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes.

Dennis NgaiDennis Ngai has been teaching violin, viola in the SF Bay Area for more than 15 years. He started learning how to play the violin at the age of five from his father. His music mentors were Wei He, Lin Lee, Antoine van Dongen, and Livia Sohn. Dennis focuses on performance techniques and expression when he teaches various levels of students from Beginner to Advanced Levels. Dennis also does preparation for the ABRSM Exams and School Orchestra Performances.

Rosalinda RezendesRosalinda Rezendes is a Junior at SJSU with an Associates Degree in Music from Cabrillo College.  She has previously worked for the Suzuki Strings/Cabrillo Youth Orchestra at Cabrillo College and for El Sistema in Santa Cruz. She currently works at SJSU’s String Project and is majoring in Music Ed. When she graduates, she wants to organize her own Suzuki studio.


Dr. Victoria LingtonDr. Victoria DiMaggio Lington holds a BM and MM in piano performance from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music. At the age of 14, she was a soloist with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra. She has performed both solo and collaborative recitals in Eastern Europe and throughout the United States. She is currently on faculty as staff accompanist and lecturer at San Jose State University, and works with Opera San Jose as a rehearsal pianist.