Sara Vettraino, violin received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Michigan State University. After graduation she worked as a Music Therapist in psychiatry and then in special education with young children. She continues to teach music to preschoolers and maintains an active private teaching studio. She is a very busy free-lance musician in the Chicago area and performs with several symphonies. In addition to the violin, Ms. Vettriano enjoys singing and playing the guitar and piano. She lives in Itasca, Illinois.
Bob Becker has been preforming on jazz and classical guitar for over five decades. He toured as jazz guitar soloist with the Manhattan Pops Orchestra under the direction of Richard Hayman and was the guitarist in backup bands for Roy Clark and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bob has also performed shows with the Four Lads, the Ink Spots, the Harmonicats, and Chicago’s own Jimmy Damon. He has played classical guitar for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Royal Danish Ballet. Bob was on the faculty of the Chicago Musical College for eleven years where he developed the curriculum for jazz guitar and electric bass. He has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1985. Bob has performed as a freelance musician, working in the Chicago area “doing it all” – wedding parties and ceremonies, industrial shows, and jazz gigs. He performs as a soloist, and in ensembles ranging from duos to big bands.