Atena Szuflita-Kasprzak has a multifaceted knowledge in music and over twenty years of experience.  As a performer, Atena has played in a wide variety of genres such as jazz, classical, brass ensembles, wind ensembles, brass quintets, musical pits, as well as solo performances. Some of the most memorable groups she has performed with include principal chair of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Saint Louis Philharmonic, Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble, SIUE Jazz Band, Lindenwood Brass Quintet, and the musical Chicago. Atena has a great passion for playing as well as teaching, and enjoys bringing joy to people of all ages.