Meet some of our International Musedics Team


Connie Fortunato

Santa Cruz, California

Founder and President Canticum Novum International

Master Choral Conductor




Carmen Hord

Craiova, Romania

Program Coordinator and Site Administrator Canticum Novum International

BA - in music, Emmanuel University, Oradea, Romania


Carmen began her career with Music Camp International 20 years ago as a teacher of recorder and handchimes, and has continued her involvement with MCI to this day. For the past ten years she has been the music teacher at Scoala Gimnazială Particulară Ethos in Craiova, Romania. As of July 1, 2022, Carmen has been named as Program Coordinator for Canticum Novum International - including Musedics, on-location Music Camps and Virtual Camps.



Rebecca Jackson-Picht

San Jose, California

Master Violin Teacher

Performing Artist

BM Juilliard and MM UCSC, Founder of Music in May


Rebecca received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in New York and Masters of Music from UCSC. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Music in May, a non-profit whose goal is to promote the development and performance of chamber music and involve young people, especially those who are underserved, with the opportunity to discover and experience the joy of making music. Believing strongly in the power of music to heal and unite, she has performed in marginalized communities across the U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Lebanon.



Shirley Platte

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Recorder Teacher

Musedics Accompanist

MM Ball State University


Shirley is a retired school music teacher, accomplished organist and pianist. She has traveled to Eastern Europe 13 times to participate in many of MCI's Camps and special projects, including their performance at the Council of Europe. Shirley was one of the first two teachers for the Musedics recorder class. She also prepares the accompaniment tracks for both the choral and instrumental pieces that are included in the online curriculum. She and her husband, Jay, assist MCI and Musedics with many of their I.T. skills.


Ananya Shukla

New Delhi, India

Intern Coordinator

Virtual Music Camp Alumna


Ananya first heard about Music Camp International from her high school music teacher in Delhi, India. She immediately enrolled in our Virtual Music Camps and performances. Ananya's desire to help others inspired her to visit the Don Bosco Ashalayam Boy's Orphanage to explore the idea of having them participate in Musedics. Now she returns to Ashalayam as an intern to assist in supervising and encouraging the classes. Ananya has completed her freshman year at the university where she is studying to become a pharmacist. She will also recruit and train other colleagues as interns to help in the multiple locations where Musedics will be held.