SCOTT HEDGECOCK (Musical Director) began teaching at Fullerton Union High School in 1990, having also taught at La Canada High School, Pasadena High School, San Clemente High School, Shorecliffs Junior High, and John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica. At FUHS Mr. Hedgecock is the head of the Choral Music Program and Vocal Studies, serves as the Performing Arts Department Chair, and was the founding director of the Academy of the Arts. Mr. Hedgecock oversees a program which employs a full time accompanist, two adjunct voice teachers, and offers five choirs, Opera Conservatory, Musical Theatre Workshop, Team Cabaret, Master Classes, and a Performing Arts Pathway “Triple Threat Performer” program. Mr. Hedgecock holds bachelors and masters degrees from CSULA, and has studied conducting with William Hatcher, Roger Wagner, Donald Neuen, Don Brinegar, and Dr. Bruce Mayhall. Mr. Hedgecock is an active member of the California Music Educators Association where he currently serves at the state level on the Executive Board as Vice President. Mr. Hedgecock also holds membership in the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Teachers of Singing, and is a past President of the Southern California Vocal Association. Mr. Hedgecock has appeared at regional, state and national music conferences and conventions as a planning committee member, lecturer, presenter, and performer.
ANTHONY LOPEZ (Collaborative Artist/Accompianist) is a Southern California-based pianist adept at both jazz and classical styles. Mr. Lopez earned a Bachelor's of Music with an option in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach. He has performed with artists that include Bob McChesney, Tierney Sutton, Dena DeRose, Jim Snidero, Gary Foster, and Kate Reid among others. Mr. Lopez has also performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, ACDA National Conference, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Allen Room, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Along with his duties as the Staff Accompanist of the Academy of the Arts at Fullerton Union High School, Mr. Lopez teaches jazz and classical piano lessons, performs at weddings, corporate events, and concert venues, and writes for small and large ensembles
TROY TRIMBLE (Conductor) began teaching at Fullerton Union High School in 2013. As head of the Instrumental Music Program, Mr. Trimble directs the Jazz, Concert and Marching bands, coordinates various auxiliary ensembles such as Drumline and Winter Guard, guides the Instrumental Music and Jazz Studies students in the Academy of the Arts, and acts as advisor the Tri-M Music Honor Society. In addition to his performance ensembles, he currently teaches Guitar and Piano classes at La Vista High School and also teaches AP Music Theory at FUHS. Mr. Trimble holds two Bachelors degrees from Vanguard University, one in General Music and another in History/Political Science. He also holds an M.A. in Education from Vanguard University as part of his decision to make teaching his career path. Mr. Trimble spent several years as Brass Caption Head at Garden Grove High School and was also a long-term substitute band director at Brea-Olinda and Santiago High Schools before coming to FUHS in his first full time teaching position. Mr. Trimble is an active member of the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) as CA Tri-M State Representative. He holds membership in the CMEA as well as the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), as well as the California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA). His ensembles at FUHS regularly participate in festivals and competitions as part of multiple performing arts associations: SCSBOA, SCJA, ADLA, and WGASC. Under his baton, the pit orchestra for Annie Get Your Gun was nominated as “Orchestra of the Year” for 2015 by both the JRays and Orange County Cappies Organizations.