Meet Pastiche


Jan Fillmore Scott has performed as a recitalist, clinician, and soloist throughout the United States. She has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, the Indiana Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra Jan holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Louisville. Her teachers include Lee Gibson, James Gillespie, John Scott and Steve Cohen. She has been on the teaching faculties of McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, University of Louisville, and the Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Jan teaches clarinet/double reeds at McNeese State University and has been a performing artist/teacher at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and a past adjudicator for the ICA’s Young Artist Competition. She is a Voting Member of NARAS (Grammy Awards), a Yamaha Performing Artist, Louisiana Touring Artist, and Louisiana Roster Artist.


Dave Scott has performed as a recitalist/clinician throughout the United States with orchestras such as the Louisville Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, Spokane Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, and as an artist at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Scott teaches trumpet at McNeese State University and has held the Alexander Endowed Professorship in Music. His teachers include Leon Rapier, Raymond Crisara, Robert Grocock and Roger Voisin and he is a graduate of the University of Louisville and DePauw University. Scott has served on the faculties of the University of Idaho, Kentucky State University and is a Voting Member of NARAS (Grammy Awards), a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Louisiana Touring and Roster Artist.



Lonny Benoit teaches at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana and is director of the Percussion Ensemble, the Ragtime Pokes, and the Pride of McNeese Drumline. Benoit has performed with the Lake Charles Symphony, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Rapides Symphony, the Acadiana Wind Ensemble, and TAD Wind Symphony from Tokyo, Japan. Benoit regularly presents clinics and master classes throughout the United States and abroad and has also been a featured clinician at several PAS State Days of Percussion. An active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Benoit is currently a member of the Scholarly Research Committee and Vice President of the Louisiana Chapter. Lonny Benoit received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas under the tutelage of Dr. Dean Gronemeier. Benoit is an artist/clinician for Pearl Drums, Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian, and Evans Drumheads.



Fred Sahlmann is faculty emeritus at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was Professor of Piano, Organ and Theory. He has performed regularly recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician, and has served as pianist with PASTICHE since its inception. He holds degrees from Elon University, Columbia University, and the Eastman School of Music where he was a student of Jose Echaniz. Active in church music, Sahlmann is organist/choir director at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles. On a Fulbright Grant, he studied for a year at the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria, before beginning his teaching career at his alma mater, Elon College. Sahlmann is a Louisiana touring artist and roster artist.



Lina Morita, a Brazilian/Japanese pianist has performed in various solo and chamber music venues across the US and abroad. Select performances include the Church of Epiphany Concert Series (Washington DC), Atlas Performing Arts Center (Washington DC), Washington Square Concert Series (NY), Hochstein School Performance Hall (NY), Sala Xochipilli, UNAM (Mexico), Bertramka Hall (Czech Republic), Académie Internationale Musicale d’Été de Nice (France), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa (Brazil). Morita holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rice University and Indiana University. She has studied with Nelita True, Robert Roux, Edmund Battersby, and Michel Block. Aside from performing, Morita has served on the faculty of the Levine School of Music (Washington DC), Hochstein School of Music (NY), and the Eastman Community Music School (NY). She was also awarded with the Excellence in Teaching Prize from the Eastman School. Lina Morita is currently on the faculty at McNeese State University.

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