The Pacific Artists Collective is a student-run interdisciplinary chamber orchestra that offers both students and community members not only a chance to perform, but also an opportunity to learn and experience all of the
"behind-the-scenes" work that goes into productions.
Our mission is to offer professional performance and administrative opportunities to artists, both established and enrolled, looking to go above and beyond the prescribed curriculum of repertoire.
bronson york - founder/artistic director
Bronson York, and Oregon born Californian, has been studying bassoon for six years, five of those year under the instruction of Dr. Steve Vacchi. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors in music, Bronson started his Master's of music in 2017.
Bronson founded the Pacific Artists Collective in March of 2017 to offer the students of the University of Oregon an opportunity to create music in an entirely student run ensemble.
andrea kennard - personnel manager
Hailing from the east coast of Florida, Andrea Kennard is a Master’s student in horn performance at the University of Oregon. From a young age, she had an inclination towards music and after brief stints on both the violin and piano, she ultimately fell in love with the horn. As a Duckwitz Talent scholarship recipient at Stetson University, she had the opportunity to play principal horn in both the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater Orchestra, and was featured as a soloist on the Schumann Konzertstuck as part of the university’s Schumann Festival in 2010.
darlene mueller - production manager
Darlene Mueller is the production manager and principal clarinetist of the Pacific Artists Collective. She moved to Eugene, OR from Las Cruces, NM with her two cats, Sasha and Jasper, in September of 2017. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Wonkak Kim. Since arriving, she has held principal chairs in both the Oregon Wind Ensemble and the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, performed in the Oregon Jazz Lab as Tenor II, and given multiple outreach concerts as a member of the resident graduate woodwind quintet.
Joseph Vranas - conductor
Joseph Vranas is an award-winning composer of concert and film music, having works performed across the United States, Venezuela, and France. Vranas' multimedia compositions have premiered on screen at the Cannes Film Festival and his music has been recognized through local competitions for film scoring, concert, and theatre music in cities such as Houston and Los Angeles.