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The Faculty of the Conservatory is comprised of classically trained, performing musicians who possess a wide range of talents and teaching styles, and who are dedicated to providing their students with a varied, unique, and ultimately rewarding learning environment. Our distinguished faculty members hold advanced degrees from the world’s top conservatories and universities. Many also maintain active and prestigious performing careers. All are dedicated to bringing music into the lives of those in their community—from the beginning student just starting out to the advanced student contemplating a career in music. Our student body and staff is drawn from throughout the DC metropolitan area, the United States, and from numerous foreign countries, and is a reflection of the vibrant cultural diversity that is the fabric and essence of this country.

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Isabel Benemelis (Director) - Piano

Jimena Veizaga (Assistant Director) - Piano, Vocal

Juan Carlos Perez - Piano

Steven Natrella - Violin, Viola

Nazir Becerra - Guitar

Jose Luis Martinez - Guitar

Rafeal Ross - Voice

Radina Dosseva - Piano


Rafeal Ross

Rafeal Ross - Voice
Rafeal is a lyric tenor, is a native of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is a graduate of George Mason University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, and currently pursuing his M.M. in Vocal Performance at the Catholic University. Mr. Ross has performed numerous roles from composers such as Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, Menotti, and Lehar. As a concert soloist, he made his debut with the Old Chamber Orchestra of Woodbridge. Mr. Ross has also been engaged to sing in Switzerland and Austria. For the past 18 years Mr. Ross has served as the Director of Music and Fine Arts at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Herndon, VA. He has a passion for helping vocalists enhance the true beauty of their God-given gift through proper technical practices.

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