Mr. Fell did his undergraduate studies at the BIOLA University Conservatory of Music where he received a BM in Music Education as well as Trombone Performance. During his time at BIOLA he studied conducting under Dr. Robert Feller and trombone with Dave Stetson of the Pacific Symphony. After student teaching at Kennedy High School in La Palma, CA he served as the Associate Director of Music at Downey High School where he taught band and choir for five years. In 2013 Mr. Fell received his Master’s of Music degree in Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. From 2014-2016 Mr. Fell served as the Assistant Band Director at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, CA where he taught 9th and 10th grade bands, as well as jazz band, marching band, winter percussion and AP Music theory. In addition, Mr. Fell taught the 6th and 7th grade bands at Harvest Park Middle School.
Entering her 33rd year of teaching, Mrs. Durbin is excited to join the Amador music family. Her wide-ranging experience includes choir, orchestra, musical theater, band, jazz band and color guard at middle and high school levels.