Dr. Mimi Mitchell

Dr. Kathryn Cok

Kathryn Cok pursues a varied career as a harpsichordist, forte-pianist and academic on both sides of the Atlantic. She is well sought after both as a soloist as well as a continuo player.

Born in the city of New York, USA, Kathryn now lives in The Hague, Holland where she completed a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatory as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot on the harpsichord, and Bart van Oort on the fortepiano. Kathryn was recently awarded a PhD from Leiden University on the subject Basso Continuo Sources from the Dutch Republic c.1620-c.1790.

Kathryn won first prize in the first solo competition for baroque instruments in Brunnenthal, Austria. She works regularly as a soloist and continuo player with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and other important early music ensembles in Europe and performs regularly as a soloist in many of the world's most renowned Early Music Festivals such as Oude Muziek, Utrecht, Brunnenthaler Concert Zomer, Bodensee Festival, and important keyboard collections in the UK such as the Cobbe Collection, Finchcock's, Fenton House and the Gemeente Museum, Holland.

She is co-founder of the Caecilia-Concert, a dynamic international group of instrumentalists specializing in performance and research of 17th century music for instruments and voices. She has an active duo for bassoon and fortepiano with Wouter Verschuren, performing known and unknown repertoire for historical bassoon and keyboard.

 

Kathryn teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland, where she is also Head of Master Research. She also organizes the summer course Fiori Musicali for 16th and 17th music in Utrecht together with the other members of the Caecilia-Concert, and is a frequent guest teacher at workshops and early music festivals in the U.S.A. and in Europe.er

For more information please visit:

www.kathryncok.com and www.caecilia-concert.com.

 

Dr. Christopher Bagan

Christopher Bagan is a versatile artist, equally at home on modern and historical keyboard instruments. He is in high demand as a collaborator, chamber musician and basso continuo specialist. He has performed with many of the leading baroque singers, instrumentalists and conductors in North America and abroad with recent engagements including appearances with I Furiosi, Apollo's Fire, Les Dèlices, Catacoustic Consort, Daniel Taylor and Ellen Hargis. He is a regular performer in the Early Music Vancouver main series and Summer Festival as well as Vancouver’s Music on Main concert series. In 2015-16 Christopher was the Early Keyboard instructor at Case Western Reserve University and the head of Harpsichord at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is harpsichordist for the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Atelier and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in the piano music of Arnold Schönberg.

Mr. Toni Codinas

I am a board member and Treasurer of the Washington Bach Consort, where I am in my third year of service participating actively in the elaboration of our Strategic Plan, including our renewed mission and vision statements, and shaping our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment. I live in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington DC with my husband Donald, where we engage actively in the community advocating for broadening access to fresh and healthy foods, and participating in the local arts and culture scene as collectors, supporters and enthusiastic audience members.

Suzy Hertzberg

Sam Motter

Ms. Tania Concetta Stefania Birardi

Mr. Matthew May

Ms. Gabriella Cariddo

Ms. Vicky Cosgrove

Mr. Alan Bostrom

JT Mitchell

Nan Conser

Hildur Colot

Noah Horn

Kassandra Ormsby

Dr. Kevin Cooper

Mr. Corey Shotwell

Ms. Angela Walker

Ms. carla Wilson-Neil

Mr. Daniel Maltz

Richard Conser

Mr. Colin Knapp

Ms. Guannan Liu

Melanie Emig

Ela Kodžas

Ms. Karen Hansen

Anne Kazlauskas

Ravenna E Lipchik

Lin Lao

Oscar Canizares

Chaeyoung Park

Caroline Armitage

Julia Taylor

Ms. Emily Klassen

Alexandra Evans

Yiying Niu

Raymond Happy

Pascale Boilard

Trent Noyer

Jean Cerin

Guillermo Salas-Suarez

Vikram Joshi

Nancy Wong

Devon Klass

Brian Moyer

Michel Ferland

Mr. Yunyi Ji

Daniel Keene

www.danielkeene.net

Charlie Schultz

Pauline Kempf

Ms. Priscilla Salisbury

Will Wilkin

Mr. Alexander Belser

Stephanie Rempel

Michael Thorne

Carole Rogentine

Dr. Michael Unger

Jorge Zapata

Elizabeth Vanos

Olivia Greene

Thomas Wazelle

Chrissy Spencer

Dr. Wanda Yang Temko

Described by critics as having "simply unbelievable vocal power and control" and "a winning stage personality," soprano Wanda Yang Temko holds a doctorate in performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Musicin Bloomington, Indiana. Other degrees include a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Liberal Studies from Emory University. She made her international operatic debut in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Rome. Other highlights include the Mother in Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors and Morgana in Handel’s Alcina.

Acclaimed for performances on the operatic and concert stages, she has collaborated with some of the most renowned Early Music artists of our time, including Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul Hillier, Nigel North, Paul Elliot, and Stanley Ritchie. An acknowledged interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach, she was a semi-finalist in the inaugural year of the Chimay Baroque Singing Competition. As a recitalist she performs throughout the country, featuring the works of Barber, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Handel, Bach, and the great German Romantic composers. Wanda’s interest in contemporary music is equally keen, as evinced by her skilled and nuanced performances of the works of Olivier Messiaen. As a professional chorister, she has performed with conductors such as Robert Shaw, Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, William Fred Scott, and Alfred Calabrese. Dr. Yang Temko is a founding member of Skylark Vocal Ensemble.

A multi-faceted performer, she was the host of Afternoon Classics and Concert 90 on Atlanta's own NPR affilliate, WABE, 90.1 FM, where for seven seasons she also wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly show highlighting singers and their connections to their art and the world, called "The Art of Song." 

 

Allison Nyquist

Sean Pankhurst

Dr. Dana Rokosny

Mrs. Patricia Garcia Gil

Caitlyn Koester

Mr. James Marshall

Hanbyeol Lee

Ms. Nancy Gorbman

Michael Mock

Dr. Peggy de Wolf

Mr. David Hawke

Mr. Jose Luis Munoz

Ms. Jennifer Lane

Sinead White

David Place

Mr. Robinson Pyle

Mr. Brian Gokey

Anthony Gregory

Angie Tyler

Blake Proehl

Dr. Rosalyn Troiano

EMILY O’BRIEN

Ms. Marilyn Boenau

Dr. Kirk Rich

Ms. Jineen Heiman

Mr. David McBrayer

Amateur harpsichord builder – two ZHI instruments and in 2021 designed and built five-octave brass-strung clavicytherium.

Katy Lessick

Chuanyuan Liu

Allison Van Etten

John Sells

Leah Kohn

Ms. Jane Leggiero

Junichi Sugimoto

Jesse Lepkoff

Jesse Lepkoff, flute, recorder, guitar, and vocal received his graduate education at the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands with baroque flutist Wilbert Hazelzet. His many performances include appearances with The Smithsonian Chambers Players, The Musicians of Swanne Alley, The Newberry Consort, Joel Fredriksen & Ensemble Phoenix, The Arcadia Players and as a soloist with The National Symphony under the direction of Christopher Hogwood. He has appeared at many major festivals around the world including Tanglewood, Aix en Provence, Wolf Trap, BEMF, Holland Festival Oude Muziek, Utrect, Festival d’Ile de France among others. The Springfield Union News reported: “His phrasing seemed to defy the human body’s oxygen requirements, while remaining infinitely graceful and acoustically penetrating.” He performs and records regularly with The Boston Camerata, and since 1984 has toured with them in 14 countries, and has recorded for American and European radios, as well as for the Erato, Fleur de Son, and Nonesuch labels. In the U.S. he has appeared many times live on WGBH radio, the BBC and given lecture concerts at the Smithsonian, New England Conservatory and Louisiana University, Lafayette. As a singer/songwriter, Lepkoff performs mostly his own compositions which can have the sophistication of art song, or the knee slapping earthiness and humor of 30’s jazz and blues song. His lyrics can be funny or romantic, poetic or ironic depending on the song. Lepkoff has recorded 2 CDs of his own Brazilian inspired original songs. “ View of the Past” and “I’ll Call it Ecstasy.”

Miranda Zirnbauer

Mr. Edwin Swatek

Mr. Peter Boysen

Dr. Anne MacNeil

Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos

Bo Lawergren

Sandy Snyder

David Urrutia

Mr. Charles Iner

Charles is a Boston-based lutenist, guitarist, educator, and basso continuo performer. He received an MM in Historical Performance at Boston University, where he was award a departmental award for outstanding excellence in 2020, and a BA in music from Benedictine College. He has performed with Capella Clausura in Boston MA, and Sweete Accordes in Kansas City MO, and maintains dual lives as performer and instructor in Boston and the surrounding area. Charles' principle performance areas include early-17th century Renaissance lute, folk-style steel string guitar, 17th century theorbo accompaniment, and Elizabethan and Jacobean solo lute music and airs 

Ms. Judith Malafronte

Mrs. Zoe Tokar

Jim Wallace

Ms. Clara Rottsolk

Mr. John Tokar

Mr. Andrew Hartig

I have been playing lute and other early music instruments since 1993. I started the Renaissance Cittern Site in 1999 and began devoting my time to instrument building and string construction in 2006. I have focused most of my research and interest on early wire-strung instruments and established Andrew Hartig Custom Strings for Period Wire-Strung Instruments in 2011.

I have written about citterns and wire-strung instruments for the column "The Wire Connection," in the Lute Society of America Quarterly. I have contributed instrument and music source information for citterns, bandoras, and orpharions to the synoptic pull-out poster of The Lute in Europe 2: Lutes, Guitars, Mandolins, and Citterns (2011) by Andreas Schlegel and Joachim Lüdtke. My most recent research contribution has been writing articles on the many styles of cittern tablatures for the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Tablature being published by the Centre d'Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance in Tours.

Marie Collins

Dr. Richard Rodda

Mr. Michael Walker

Mr. Barry Lockard

I have been a devotee of early music since college where I began studies on harpsichord and organ. I have a special interest in the harpsichord and its music and worked for many years as a professional harpsichord maker. I’ve studied harpsichord with Homer Wickline (harpsichordist to the Pittsburgh Symphony) and Louis Bagger (at Brandeis, Boston). I completed a two year course of musical study at the Longy School of Music in 1996 during which I began harpsichord studies with Peter Sykes which continued for about 10 years.

I’ve sung tenor voice with the Consortium for Early Music under Annette Murphy (Wolfeboro, NH), the Longy Community Chorus under Lorna Cooke deVaron (Cambridge, MA), the Clearlakes Chorale under Andy Campbell (Wolfeboro), Key Chorale (Sarasota) under Joseph Caulkins, and Musica Sacra of Sarasota under Robert Parrish. I traveled with Sheila Beardsley’s Ars & Amici on its April 2012 tour of the Dolomites and Venice, the highlight of which for me was singing in St. Mark’s Cathedral. For 7 years I collaborated with Ms. Beardsley to bring early music concerts to the Wakefield Opera House in Wakefield, NH where I resided at the time.

I am currently an organist at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Middletown, PA where I now reside.

Shanna Gundry

Leah Weitzner

Mr. Paul Tunzi

Mr. Stuart Papavassiliou

Anastasia Chin

Ibis Gonzalez Betancourt

Wei En Chan

Ms. Teresa Deskur

Barbara Scales

Building bridges between creators and audiences, Latitude 45 Arts Promotion is a Montreal-based booking agency and management company that celebrates musical gifts around the globe, representing about fifty artists who perform at the highest level and display creativity, engagement, and courage. The artists of Latitude 45 represent the finest talent from across the globe in the areas of classical, jazz, global, early, and contemporary music. In addition to our booking and management activities, Latitude 45 is a proactive member in arts industry organizations worldwide, putting forth a vision for the arts that embraces robust community engagement and strong advocacy for artists.

 

KEVIN MCTEAGUE

Mrs. Emily Adams

Mr. Graham Coursey

Mr. Zachary Wilder

American tenor Zachary Wilder is recognized for his work in repertoires covering the 17th and 18th centuries and is sought after for concerts and opera productions on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2011, he was invited by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, to play Corydon in Händel's Acis and Galatea, a production which subsequently toured to La Fenice in Venice. During this period, William Christie selected him to join the ranks of the Jardin des Voix, the prestigious academy for young singers with the Arts Florissants. Zachary subsequently relocated to France which he now calls home.

He continues to work with many eminent ensembles such as Ensemble Pygmalion, Les Arts Florissants, L’Arpeggiata, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Concert d’Astrée, Le Poème Harmonique, Le Concert Spirituel, Bach Collegium Japan, the Boston Early Music Festival, Cappella Mediterranea, Collegium Vocale Gent, Early Music Vancouver, English Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Matheus, I Gemelli, the Handel & Haydn Society, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestre, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Recent highlights from past seasons include a seven month tour celebrating the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, where he performed the roles of Eurimaco in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Lucano in L’Incoronazione di Poppea; Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels as Mark with the Philharmonie de Strasbourg, The Tale of Genji as the Spirit of Light at Kabukiza led by Ebizo Ichikawa, the Rolex Concert led by Rolando Villazon at the Opera de Paris, and numerous tours with Bach Collegium Japan in Europe, the United States, and Japan. 

His 2021/22 season includes Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse with I Gemelli (disc and concerts), A European tour of Händel’s Radamisto with Il Pomo d’Oro and Philippe Jaroussky, Campra’s Requiem with Les Arts Florissants, a staged production of a 17th century pasticcio Le Lacrime di Eros with Ensemble Pygmalion, directed by Romeo Castellucci at the Dutch National Opera, a program of Purcell Odes with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, without forgetting the modern premiere of La Nitteti de Conforto with l’Orquestra Nereydas at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.

Zachary’s discography includes several solo albums: Eternità d’amore (La Musica), with Josep M. Martí Duran, Amours Contrariées (Centaur) with Les Bostonades, and Balli e Sonate of Monteverdi and Rossi (Ricercar) with Ensemble Clematis. He has recorded extensively with the Boston Early Music Festival, including Händel’s Almira as Osman and their Grammy Award winning La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers as Tantalus (CPO). He can also be heard on Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria as Eurimaco with the English Baroque Soloists (Soli Deo Gloria), Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion and Saint John Passion with Bach Collegium Japan (BIS), Le Jardin de Monsieur Rameau and a DVD of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Les Arts Florissants, DVDs of Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and Stravaganza d’amore with Ensemble Pygmalion (Chateau Versailles Spectacles), Zamponi’s Ulisse nell’isola di Circe (Ricercar) and Draghi’s El Prometeo, both as Mercurio with Cappella Mediterranea (Alpha), Montéclair’s Jepthé as Ammon with Orfeo Orchestra & Purcell Choir (Glossa), Félicien David’s Le Désert (Naïve) with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Bach’s Magnificat (ATMA) with Arion Baroque, and Rameau’s Zaïs (Aparté) with Les Talens Lyriques. Zachary will be featured later this year in a recording of works by John Dowland with La Chimera (La Musica) and a duo recital recording with Emiliano Gonzalez Toro.

Kristen Linfante

Julianne Fish

Mr. Larry Allen

Jake Archibeque

Breana McCullough

Mr. Vijay Chalasani

Mr. Donald Meineke

Enrico Coden

Martins Aldins

Elam Rotem

Mr. Bob Wiemken

Mr. Barry Lockard

Judith Shapiro

Ms. Mallie Riecken

Mr. Lester Fernandez

Lester Fernandez began his vocal career as a young for a children's choir in the Philippines. He continued singing after his family emigrated to the United States, and established themselves in Southern California for various church choirs. Fernandez, a lyric tenor, specializes in the interpretation of early music, opera, oratorio, and art songs. He had performed for both concert and theatre stages all over North America including Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, Connecticut; the Boston Early Music Festival in Massachusetts; and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California. 

​Mr. Fernandez has performed in concert as a tenor soloist in Vivaldi's Magnificat RV. 610 with the Artes Vocales of Los Angeles. While in the theatre stage, He played a wide variety of character roles from sailor in"Dido and Aeneas" at the Longy Opera Theatre, a British Soldier in"King Arthur," and the nurse for Hermione in "Cadmus et Hermione" at the Amherst Early Music Festivals. He has also performed for various medieval plays such as "The Roman de Fauvel" and"The Play of Daniel" with the Boston Camerata under the direction of Anne Azéma.

​As an ensemble singer, Lester is currently performing with Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble. Additional ensembles includes San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, La Jolla Renaissance Singers, and Artes Vocales of Los Angeles.

​Mr. Fernandez had participated in several master classes with renowned early music singers like Aaron Sheehan, Julianne Baird, Ellen Hargis, Anne Azéma, and Joel Frederiksen. He received his Master of Music in Historical Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Conductor Ryan Lee Turner. He also received his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in California State University, Long Beach. Lester has vocally trained with Kathleen O' Brien, and Laurie Johnson.

Mary Deissler

Mr. David Maller

Suzanne Bona

Ms. Susan Mason

Mary A Deissler

Mr. Walter Deinzer

Amateur player. Have played modern oboe and English horn most of my life. I'm now persuing the Baroque oboe at 415.

Dr. John Hildebrand

Ms. Edith Kimbell

Dr. Cheryl Ann Fulton

Stanley Ritchie

Ms. Cassandra Hoffman

Mr. Douglas Bailey

Joshua Kosman

Megan Helm

John Cassidy

Mr. Johann Bach

Organist. Choir master.

More about me.

Leslie Kenney

Dr. Tristan Frampton

Marilyn Bernhardt

Mr. Nathaniel Costa

Mrs. Nadejda Lesinska

Ralph Gillmann

Dr. Elisa Koehler

Mr. Dan Stanley

RILM International Center

Pro Quest

Ms. Gail Cashen

Mr. William Rees

Mr. Ron Fournier

Ms. Ruth DeFord

Mr. John Roberts

Mr. Michael Shelley

Mr. Joseph Smith

Mr. Thomas Griswold

Ms. Beth Gurzler

Ms. Shirley Smith

Ms. Stephanie Rosenbaum

Ms. Kathleen Stipek

Ms. Patricia Cross

Liga Aldins

Ms. Elizabeth Bollmann

Ms. Diane Britton

Mr. Thomas McCallum

Dr. George Simmons

Ms. Barbara Getty

Mr. Arthur Kinney

Mr. John Duffe

Ms. Betsy Wolf

Mr. Ralph Barr

Dr. Robert Harris

Dr. Megyn Busse

Ms. Judith Bevans

Mr. Raymond Hale

Prof. John Birks

Mr. Donald Hester

Ms. Evelyn Schuette

Ms. Linda Adams

Dr. James Massengale

Mr. Ken Grant

Mr. Erik Nelson

Ms. Helen Barrios

Garen Hughes

Ms. Judith Lesnaw

Mr. Yoram Zamir

Mr. David Betts

Ms. Elaine Weeks

Ms. Marcia Couch

Mr. R Dillon

Mr. John Mitchell

Mr. Larry LeBlanc

Deborah Hanson

Robert Brenman

Kenneth Eiler

Mr. Brad Pinchot

Charles Fischer

Ms. Miriam Seltzer

Andrew Bolotowsky

John McKelvey

William Senecal

Neil Seely

Mr. Mark Friedman

Randolph Schein

Mr. Paul Sopko

James Demarco

Mr. Richard Bethell

Secretary of National Early Music Association. Author of 'Vocal Traditions in Conflict', subtitled 'Descent from Sweet, Clear, Pure and Affecting Italian Singing to Grand Uproar', published by Peacock Press in August 2019.

Mr. Lloyd Nyce

Jesse Thrall

Mr. Stephen Heaver

Ms. Daryl Caplan

Mr. Paul Diamond

Gretchen Buehner

L. Frederick Jodry

Judtih Flynn

Mr. Gregg Powell

Mr. Andrew Parsons

Ms. Martha Robinson

Mr. Ned Mast

Ms. Constance Huff

Ms. Rita Freed

Dr. Lee Weimer

Mr. Tom Menchion

Mr. Stephen Kitchen

Mrs. Rachel Gries

Mr. Rob Cross

Mr. Richard Mikovsky

Madeleine Crouch

Ms. Joyce Elliott

Karen Oakley

Mr. Joseph Trent

Ms. Birgitt van Wijk

Mr. Erik Paul

Ms. Jan Fergus

Prof. Sarah Pomeroy

Robin Johnson

Ms. Sandra Schwab

Ms. Marjorie Forbes

Edith Coleman

Mr. Edward Rackus

Mr. Bruce Hall

Don Evans

Ms. Ann Koenig

Ms. Leslie Ogan

Mr. Michael Shahan

Dr. Richard Forde

Ms. Karen Kruskal

Mr. Ian Rotondi

Mr. James Mack

Mr. Gary Silverthorne

Mr. George Shotts

Mr. Dana Erickson

Mr. Hamilton Moses, III

Robert Miller

James Young

Richard Taruskin

Ms. MJ Anderson

Robert Callison

Ms. Willow Swidler Notte

Heather Schreiner

Mary Ann Shields

Larry Bowers

Ms. Morgan McDonald

Jim Hessler

Dr. Marilyn Farwell

Dr. James Wood

Dr. Thomas Richards

Keith Powers

Norman Purdy

Mr. Justin Ruen

Mr. Kenneth Plumb

David Rankin

Greg Sauve

Mr. Stephen Carl

Mr. Jonathan Luik

Mr. Eric Tinkerhess

Glenn Braun

Sheila Davenport

Luca Caredda

Kelly Ronk

Barbara Wolf

Jacob McMillen

Walter Mack

Nicholas Pershey

Ms. Susan Winders

Matthew Zahn

Gabriela Guadalajara

Christel Plowden

Chris Moore

Immanuel Davis

Andrew Schultz II

Dr. Marylin Winkle

Marylin Winkle is performer, teacher, and advocate for the arts, Marylin serves as Artistic Director of L.A. Camerata, a performing arts initiative devoted to works for and by women and “others.” In addition to ongoing L.A. Camerata events, Marylin has performed historical works with the Desert Baroque Festival, Boston Camerata, and Musica Angelica. Last September, she was featured as a continuo player in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, a fully-staged performance by Tick-Tock Productions in Cambridge, UK. Other period theatrical performances include: Fairy Queen (Purcell), Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), L’Ormindo (Cavalli), Il Primo Omicidio (Scarlatti), Haydn’s Creation, and L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). As director, Marylin most recently staged a world-premiere reading of Isabella Andreini’s La Mirtilla; she previously directed USC’s Collegium Workshop production of a service for St. Ursula by Hildegard von Bingen and Chamber Opera USC’s production of Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero. She holds a DMA in Early Music from USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Bill Skeen; her academic fields included a major emphasis in Musicology with minor emphases in Opera Directing and Teaching & Learning. In 2018, Dr. Winkle received the Early Music America Summer Workshop Scholarship to study vielle with Shira Kammen, Mary Springfels, and Benjamin Bagby at the Amherst Early Music Festival Roman de Fauvel Project. She has also spent several summers coaching and performing for the SFEMS Summer Baroque Workshop, and she attended the 2012 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Her modern cello studies include a Master’s of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, where she studied with David Golblatt, and a Bachelor’s of Music Performance from Stetson University, where she studied with David Bjella.

Prof. Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh is Artistic Director of the Washington Bach Consort, and Director of the Historical Performance Institute and Chair of the Early Music Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. At IU, he coaches vocalists in historical performance and teaches early notation and performance practice. As an academic, Marsh was invited to be a panelist at the Smithsonian Institution’s conference “Historically Informed Performance in Higher Education” in 2015. In May 2016, he founded the annual international conference “Historical Performance: Theory, Practice and Interdisciplinarity,” which has attracted scholars and performers from a dozen countries. He recently founded the annual, peer-reviewed journal, “Historical Performance” (IU Press), which contributes significant research to the field. 

Marsh was recently appointed artistic director of the Washington Bach Consort, recognized as one of the nation’s leading period instrument and vocal ensembles specializing in the performance of the complete instrumental and vocal works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Marsh looks immensely forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the organization.

Dana Marsh’s musical training began as a boy chorister at St. Thomas Choir School in New York and at Salisbury Cathedral in England. He earned his undergraduate degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music, with later masters and doctoral degrees in historical musicology from the University of Oxford. An experienced vocalist, his teachers have included Virginia Fox and Kari Windingstad, with Bach aria study under Max Van Egmond in Amsterdam.

Acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times as “an energetic and persuasive conductor,” and by The Washington Post as “a superb choral conductor, energetic and precise,” Marsh has entered into fruitful collaborations with the London Mozart Players, Washington Bach Consort, Studio de Musique Ancienne Montreal, Cappella Romana, the Choir of St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, Magnificat (U.K.), Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Charivari Agréable, the Band of Instruments, City of Oxford Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. While living and studying in the U.K., he founded the ensemble Musica Humana Oxford (2001-2008), which toured the U.S. to critical praise (“… pleasing to the ear and satisfying to the soul.”— LA Times). 

Cited by The New York Times as “a powerful and expressive countertenor,” Marsh also worked as a vocal soloist and consort singer in the U.S. and the U.K. (1992-2008), performing with the American Bach Soloists, Concert Royal, New York Collegium (under Gustav Leonhardt), Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, A Cappella Portuguesa and the Brabant Ensemble, as well as lute song recitals with the late James Tyler. While undertaking his doctoral research at Oxford, Marsh sang regularly with the Choir of New College in over a thousand performances, including collaborations with the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra, recording 15 discs with New College Choir, one of which won the Gramophone Award for Early Music in 2008.

Dana has taught early music history at both Oxford and Cambridge universities and has published original research and review articles through the scholarly presses of both institutions. He served as Assistant Director of Music and Director of Chapel Music at Girton College Cambridge, and more recently was Canon Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis.

Marsh has prepared ensembles of young singers for concert and recording engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen and Antonio Pappano. He has recorded variously for Sony, Universal, Avie, Decca, Erato, Koch International Classics, Signum and Public Radio International.

Dr. Martha Stiehl

Dr. Jason Thompson

Mr. Aaron Grad

Ms. Karen Read

Dr. Sarah Eyerly

Ms. Laura Heimes

Andrew Hatfield

Andrew Hatfield has been performing throughout the United States and abroad for over 10 years as a violinist and violist, appearing on stages as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player with both modern and period instruments.  He holds a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts (ABD) in modern performance from Michigan State University, and is a current DMA student in Early Music and Historical Performance Practices at Case Western Reserve University, where he is a student of Julie Andrijeski.  Other teachers and masterclass appearances include Allison Monroe, Cynthia Roberts, Andrew Fouts, Marilyn McDonald, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Susanne Scholz, Lindsey Strand-Polyak, Jane Starkman, and Alana Youssefian. 

Recent engagements include performance with CWRU Baroque Ensembles at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Early Music Singers and Renaissance Ensembles with Bruce Dickey at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, and an unaccompanied recital at Marywood University featuring medieval, renaissance, baroque, and 21st-century music on a variety of historical string instruments. Andrew performs on a 2001 Francesco Toto violin with modern bows by Anthony DiMambro and Rodney Mohr, and period bows by Anthony DiMambro, Kate Buehler-McWilliams, and David Hawthorne. Currently, he plays a rebec by Kate Buehler-McWilliams and a vielle by Karl Dennis, on loan from Case Western Reserve University.

Matthew Weinman

Elizabeth Paterson

Mr. Donald Sedgwick

Dr. Christopher Morrongiello

Christopher Morrongiello, a former British Marshall Scholar and Overseas Research Scholar, is a musicologist, performer, teacher, luthier, impresario, and director who specializes in early music. He is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Royal College of Music, and University of Oxford, where he earned a doctorate in historical musicology. 

Dr. Morrongiello has published articles and reviews in academic journals, such as Early MusicChelysJournal of the Lute Society, and has taught, lectured, and performed at many international music festivals, such as the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, and Lute Society of America Summer Seminars.

As a recitalist on historical plucked instruments, he has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States. In 1993 he was a prizewinner in the BBC Radio Two Young Musician of the Year Competition, and in 1996 was awarded a Marco Fodella Foundation Scholarship for studies at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, Italy. In recognition of his excellence as a teacher, scholar, and performer, the Lute Society of America, in 2006, conferred upon him its first Patrick O’Brien LSA Seminar Lectureship. Morrongiello was a longtime student of the late Patrick O'Brien, widely considered one of the greatest pedagogues in the history of the guitar and lute.

Dr. Morrongiello is the Artistic Director of the Long Island Early Music Festival at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York. This annual Festival has engaged and inspired the community with concerts given by leading as well as emerging artists in the field of historically informed performance (HIP). The Festival is now in its third season.

He is also Director of the Hofstra Collegium Musicum, which performs musically and dramatically compelling concerts of early music each year at the Hofstra Shakespeare Festival. These concerts, which include acting, staging, costumes, props, oratory, historical dance and period gestures, are becoming more and more like music dramas. Morrongiello calls them "early musicals." 

Heralded as an innovative director of large-scale dramatic works, Dr. Morrongiello has a gift for bringing the music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods to life in its literary and social context. His musical portrait of the Elizabethan muse and songstress Lady Penelope Rich, created for Grammy-award winning singer Emily Van Evera (My Lady Rich, Avie 0045), has been described by Renaissance Magazine as “a presentation of unusual quality and beauty” and by the NY Times as “an inspired idea . . . a vivid and touching portrait.” 

He has recorded for EMI, Avie, Gamut Music, the Lute Society of America, Visionaire, and the BBC. He has also been interviewed and recorded live on various radio and television broadcasts throughout the States, Canada, and Europe. 

Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art produced and released several beautiful video recordings of Dr. Morrongiello's playing on a gut-strung, sixteenth-century lute, as well as on copies of old lutes, in its musical instrument collection; see, for instance, the MET's Listening to a Four-Hundred-Year-Old instrument.

Patrick Dailey

Ms. Tatiana Friesen

Tatiana Friesen (she/her) is a freelance violist, Baroque specialist, and music educator based in Winnipeg, Treaty 1. In 2016, she instigated Musica Poetica, a historically-informed Baroque instrumental ensemble which excitedly shares early music with audiences in a relaxed and intimate setting. She teaches privately, coaches chamber ensembles, and is a Teaching Artist with Sistema Winnipeg; as of 2021 she is also the director of the Collegium Musicum at the University of Manitoba. Her approach to performance and teaching is one of curiosity about the notes on the page, historical context, physical and emotional health, and relational dynamics between performers and other listeners.

Tatiana earned a Bachelor of Music from Canadian Mennonite University and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Music from the University of Manitoba, both under the instruction of Daniel Scholz. Noticing that there is such a thing as historically-informed performance, she participated in Tafelmusik’s Baroque Summer Institute multiple times, then acquired a Master’s in Early Music from McGill University, where she benefited from the guidance of Hélène Plouffe, Hank Knox, Olivier Brault, Adrian Butterfield, Stefano Montanari, and Rodolfo Richter, as well as historical dance specialist Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière.

Ms. Sandra Miller

Mr. Stephen Grenholm

Jonathon Hampton

Laura Paykin

Dr. Hendrik Vanden Abeele

Steve Mills

Ms. Inga Funck

Jane Hatter

Mr. Daniel Foley

James Thomson

Melissa Thomson

Erika Singer

Ms. Caroline Nicolas

Hector Torres

Ms. Jill Geary

Graduate of The Ohio State University, Captain for USAirways/American Airlines, retired. Married with 4 stepsons, one grandson and one granddaughter. Amateur folk musician with a passion for Early Music. Viola da gamba and recorder amateur, lever harp. 

Mr. Malcolm Warford

Mr. Daryl Carlson

Dr. Richard Maloney

Ms. Lisette Palley

Ms. Lindsie Katz

Anna O’Connell

Ms. Dian Kahn

Oliver Weston

Jessica Korotkin

William Mahrt

Kay Jaffee

George Hunter

George Houle

Philip Brett

Kathleen Fay

James Nicolson

Jeanne Lamon

Thomas Kelley

Guy Iaccarino

Alexander Baker

Leia Barrett

Amy Leonard

Ms. Teddie Hwang

Ms. Martha Fleischman

Dr. Andrew Schultz

Luke Burrell

Mr. Joseph Monticello

Mrs. Kathryn McWilliams

Jeana Melilli

Andrew Ivarson

Stephanie Li

Mr. Douglas Vogt

Lisa Grodin

Brendan Bash

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson is a young Canadian soprano with an affinity for early music. She is sought after for her solid and inspired performances as a soloist and amongst small vocal ensembles, regularly performing and recording with the leading early and contemporary music ensembles of Montreal, along with Daniel Taylor’s Theatre of Early Music and JUNO-nominated Trinity Choir. Her “clean and clear voice” and “natural and assured musicianship,” informed by her musical upbringing as a cathedral chorister and instrumentalist in Ottawa, Canada, have been appreciated during collaborations with the Tallis Scholars, Emma Kirkby, and the London Handel Orchestra. Bronwyn has been fortunate to work with Canadian composer Andrew Ager, premiering song cycles, concert works, and appearing in his operas. She is also involved in musical projects exploring the traditional music of Ireland, England, Appalachia, and Quebec.

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson est une jeune soprano canadienne cultivant ses affinités avec les musiques anciennes. Son assurance et son inspiration font d’elle une soliste recherchée. Elle vit actuellement à Montréal, où elle collabore régulièrement avec le Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, l'Ensemble Caprice, l’Ensemble Scholastica, l’Harmonie des Saisons et Voces Boréales ainsi qu'avec Daniel Taylor et ses Theatre of Early Music et Trinity Choir (notamment sur les albums nommés aux JUNO, Four Thousand Winter et The Tree of Life). Sa « voix propre et claire » et « sa musicalité confiante et naturelle », acquises durant son apprentissage en tant que choriste à la cathédrale anglicane d’Ottawa, Canada, ont été appréciées lors de collaborations avec les Tallis Scholars et Emma Kirkby. Bronwyn a eu la chance de collaborer avec le compositeur canadien Andrew Ager, participant aux créations de mélodies, d’œuvres de concert et d’opéras. Elle s’intéresse également aux musiques traditionnelles de l’Irlande, de l’Angleterre, des Appalaches et du Québec.

Victoria Klaunig

Mary Halverson Waldo

Shelby Mass

Brendan Bash

Brendan Bash

Saturn Skallman

Kevin Cristiano

My Bio 20211103

Ms. Julia Connor

Chelsey Belt

John Brinkema

Glenda Law

Mr. Scott August

Mr. Andrew Schultze

Ms. Hannah McGinty

 

 

Jeff Rehbach

Mr. Gabriel Cordero

Nathaniel Brown

Nathaniel Brown is organist at First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, KY. He holds a DM and MM in Organ Performance, an MA in Music, and a Certificate of Specialized Studies in Early Music from Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Western Kentucky University in his hometown of Bowling Green, KY. During his time at WKU, he was the keyboardist for the Symphony, which toured in China in the summer of 2013, and was the student carillonneur for WKU's Guthrie Bell Tower. He has previously held organist positions at major churches in Bowling Green, KY and Quincy, FL. He is also a baritone, having sung with the Southern Kentucky Choral Society, the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, and FSU’s Cantores Musicae Antiquae, and he has performed on a variety of early keyboard and wind instruments in FSU’s Collegium Musicum and Baroque Ensemble, including positive and portative organs, regal, harpsichord, recorder, crumhorn, shawm, rackett, and sackbut. He is also a Sacred Harp singer. In 2018 he was awarded the E. Power Biggs Fellowship from the Organ Historical Society, and in 2020 he published A Paraclete Treasury of Transcriptions for Organ (Paraclete Press), a collection of organ transcriptions of sacred choral pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic periods. In addition to Early Music America, he holds memberships in the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the American Heinrich Schütz Society, and the American Guild of Organists (Nashville chapter).

Mr. Michael Asmus

Mr. Jun-Hee Han

Ms. Kendra Comstock

Henry Beimers

A native of Northfield, MN, Henry Beimers is a young viol player based in Chicago, IL. Henry studied viol with Julie Elhard at Macalester College where he double majored in music and geography. He also spent a semester abroad during his undergrad to study viol with Mieneke van de Velden at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and has also studied under Jaap ter Linden. Henry has performed with Minnesota-based groups such as La Grande Bande and Bold North Baroque Opera, as well as at the Twin Cities Early Music Festival and the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is fascinated by all aspects of music from jazz to folk to '80s alternative, but his passion lies in early music study and performance. He currently pursues an MS in Geography from Minnesota State University, Mankato, while continuing to pursue music at a semi-professional level.

Christina Hutten

Lydia Becker

Min Seo Kim

Ms. Shanti Nachtergaele

Ms. Katherine Sucha

Ms. Ariadne Lih

Mr. Richard Kingston

Harpsichord Maker

Steven Sorli

Vance Acker

Ms. Gloria Gottschalk

Dr. Jurn Buisman

My name is Jurn Buisman, director at Musuem Geelvinck. At Museum Geelvinck, our mission is to allow others to experience the 18th and 19th centuries by creating a relationship between the historical context of this period and 21st century themes. While this can cover topics from slavery to food heritage, we particularly focus on protecting our collective sound heritage, in orchestrating concerts, festivals and exhibitions around our early piano collection. Recently we have taken many of our events online, and hope to reach a worldwide audience in this way!

At Museum Geelvinck, we look after the largest collection of early Dutch pianos in the Netherlands. The collection includes over 200 musical instruments, mainly pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries. A large part of this is made up by The Sweelinck Collection with 80 historical pianos, of which a quarter is of Dutch origin. 
 

Dr. Alyssa Anderson

Brandon Acker

Jon Bensick

Mr. Bruce Behnke

Dr. Helen McConnell

Ms. Priscilla Hunt

I play recorders, including renaissance recorders at a high-intermediate/advanced level.

Cameron Welke

Cameron Welke spends most of his time explaining to well-meaning strangers that the lute is, in fact, quite a different instrument from the flute. He brings a passionate curiosity and a deep creative drive to all manner of historical plucked instruments, which he plays with “expert technical dexterity, consummate phrasing and endearing expressivity” (Chestnut Hill Local). Past and current engagements include performances with the Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, the Aston Magna Festival, Baltimore Choral Arts, Early Music City, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Consortium Carissimi, and the Madison Bach Musicians. He explores repertoire for two baroque lutes in Duo Silvio with duo partner Richard Stone; the two gave the modern premiere of Stone’s reconstructions of lute duets by Sylvius Leopold Weiss in the fall of 2019.

Cameron began his musical life as a classical violinist and a rock and jazz guitarist. He holds a B.M. in classical guitar performance from Belmont University, where he studied with Francis Perry and John Pell, and a M.M. in historical performance on lute and theorbo from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Stone. He currently teaches lute at Grinnell College and lives in Richmond, VA.

 

Michelle Humphreys

Ms. Ashlea Sheridan

Prof. Henry Gibbons

Dr. Tracy Cowart

Tracy Cowart (mezzo-soprano) enjoys a wide range of vocal interests, from twelfth-century polyphony to contemporary art music. Praised by the New York Times as “the real attraction” with a voice that is “light and lithe,” Tracy has performed with a number of period ensembles, including the American Classical Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, La Donna Musicale, Exsultemus, Musica Pacifica, Opera Lafayette, the Newberry Consort, Newton Baroque, Seven Times Salt, Three Notch’d Road, and the Washington Bach Consort. She has three times been featured as part of Early Music America’s Young Performer’s Festival with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), twice at the Boston Early Music Festival, where she was also awarded a spot with the Early Music America’s Select Festival Ensemble, and also at the Berkeley Early Music Festival. As a scholar of historical performance practice, Tracy has been a guest-artist/lecturer at Pennsylvania State University and Bucknell University, and performed the music of Antonio Tenaglia at the Society for Seventeenth Century Music. Most recently, Tracy co-founded Alkemie, a new ensemble that explores popular music from the Middle Ages.

Tracy began exploring early dance and choreography with Ken Pierce during her MM at the Longy School of Music, and continued under Julie Andrijeski during her DMA studies at CWRU. There, she regularly performed with the CWRU Renaissance and Baroque Dance Ensemble, for which she also served as a teaching assistant. She made her debut with Pegasus Early Music, and her final doctoral recital investigated the role of dance in 17th-century French theatre, with a focus on the operas produced by Madame de Pompadour at Versailles.

Also known for her interpretations of new music, Ms. Cowart is the resident mezzo-soprano for the Great Noise Ensemble, with whom she recently performed the world premiere of Armando Bayolo’s Kaddish: Passio: Rothko and the role of “Hadewijch” in Louis Andriessen's Die Materie.

Mrs. Willie Smith

Mr. Thomas Aiken

Ms. Judith Conrad

Mrs. Rae Jacobs-Cohen

Donald Robertson

Dr. Martha Folts

DMA in Harpsichord from University of Michigan

MM from the New England Conservatory

BM from Syracuse University

Teaching positions at Iowa State University, Ames, Adrian College, Adrian, MI, 

Private coaching of students on organ and harpsichord

Concerts of early music on the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ, touring across the US and in Denmark, Germany, and France.

Workshops, lectures, and presentations for MHKS, now known as HKSNA

Naxos: Recorded performance of keyboard music attributed to Frescobaldi from less known miscellaneous manuscripts

Harpsicat Records: Recording of The Essercizi (1738) of Domenico Scarlatti; 

       

 

Dr. John McKean

Dr. Audrey Axinn

Audrey Axinn is a faculty member of The Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music where she teachers performance practice courses on historical keyboards as well as collaborative piano and other ensemble courses. An active performer and guest instructor, Dr. Axinn has performed is a frequent instructor of master classes in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Dr. Axinn is a co-director of the Academy of Fortepiano Performance, an intenstive workshop in fortepiano performance scheduled each summer at the Catskill Mountain Foundation. From 2018-21, Ms. Axinn served as Associate Dean and faculty at the Tianjin Juilliard School in China. Previously, she held the position of Assistant Dean at Mannes School of Music. Ms. Axinn holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, as well as degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music, and The Manhattan School of Music. She also attended Sweelinck Conservatorium on a U.S. Fulbright and Netherland-America Foundation grant.

 

Dr. Merrell Wiseman

Ms. Gail Gillispie

Dr. Daniel Lindblom

Ms. Ellen George

Loren Carle

Mr. Jeff Dilks

Eric Bobinsky

Scott Dettra

Brigitte Doss-Johnson

Karlina Ivane

Mrs. Gilda Pilon

Lee Carlin

Emily Monroe

Madison Marshall

Ms. Nami Hamada

Dr. Alaina Diehl

Nadia Soree

Mr. Andrew Koutroubas

Andrew Koutroubas, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in baroque cello. He is an active performer and teacher interested in art and folk music spanning antiquity to the present. As a cellist, Andrew has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Boston Camerata, Horszowski Trio, Ars Lyrica Houston, Dramatic Voices Berlin in Germany, New Hampshire Philharmonic, New England Symphony, Brockton Symphony, Du Bois Orchestra, the Harvard Baroque Orchestra, Yale Voxtet, Fenway Quartet and Boston String Quartet.

An international performer, Andrew has been heard throughout the United States, and in Germany, Greece, Turkey and Russia. Andrew has performed in venues such as Zilke Hall, Sanders Theater, Faneuil Hall, Massachusetts State House, Kresge Auditorium, Pickman Hall, M. Steinert & Sons Recital Hall, Mechanic's Hall. He also enjoys more intimate concert settings and can often be heard playing in old  town halls and taverns throughout Southern New Hampshire. ​

With a passionate curiosity for the cross-cultural influences of folk and art music, Andrew travelled to the village of Xoudetsi, on the island of Crete, in 2019 to study music of different modal traditions.

An educator, Andrew has extensive experience teaching students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. With over ten years of experience, Andrew is proud to have taught students who have been accepted into the New Hampshire All-State Festival Orchestra and gone on to music programs at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Ithaca College in New York and the University of New Hampshire.

From 2017-2019, Andrew served as the music program director, at the Pine Hill Waldorf school in Wilton, New Hampshire. Andrew continues to be involved in music education and music making at the Pine Hill School as well as in the Monadnock region at large, where he maintains a flourishing studio of private students. 

A motivating factor for Andrew’s musical activities comes from his desire to share the healing qualities of music and help facilitate an inward sensitivity. Andrew’s ultimate goal as a musician is to bring service to the soul in ways only music is capable. 

Mr. Anson Brown

Theo Fantozzi

Ms. Andrea LeBlanc

Dr. Jean Newton

Jean Newton is Executive Director at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, a non-profit community music school located in White Plains.  A professional harpsichordist, Ms. Newton made her New York recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall in 1983 and was active as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the New York area.  An experienced music educator and administrator, Ms. Newton previously served as the Music Conservatory's Dean of Students and Faculty, and prior to that served as Director of Development, supervising completion of the school’s $7.8 million fundraising campaign to acquire and renovate it’s 36,000 square foot facility.  As a member of the Conservatory faculty,  Ms. Newton established the school's Baroque Ensemble and has coached both students and faculty in the interpretation of 17th and 18th century repertoire.  Ms. Newton has served on peer review panels for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the United States Department of Education.  She holds a masters degree in harpsichord/early music performance practice from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. 

Dr. Allison Monroe

Ms. Elene Gusch

Mr. Joshua Romatowski

Ms. Maxine Gaddis

Dr. Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies, musicologist and organist, earned her doctorate at New York University (16th century lute and organ tablatures in Switzerland and Germany) and her masters at Rutgers University (Byrd’s Nevell Booke, 1591).  She has given papers at a variety of musicology and interdisciplinary conferences, nationally and internationally, and her work has been published by the IMS in Budapest, the University of Leuven, and New Grove.  She is a regular lecturer for the early music series at St. Luke’s in the Fields and for Polyhymnia.  As an organist, she has been heard on historical and historically-based instruments in the U.S., France, Germany and Switzerland, and recently performed on the early 15th century organ in Sion.

Mr. Mark Kausch

Dr. Christopher Jackson

Dr. Christopher Jackson, Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, Muhlenberg College.

ACDA PA – Collegiate R&R Chair

Director of Educational Outreach – GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble

B.A. Oklahoma State University; M.M. Westminster Choir College; D.M.A., University of North Texas 

 

Dr. Christopher Jackson is the Director of Choral Activities and Head of Voice at Muhlenberg College. Professor Jackson works frequently as a guest conductor for High School Honor Choir Festivals on the east coast, including multiple PMEA Regional and District Choir Festivals, and as a Conductor-in-residence for the Wyoming Seminary Creative Arts Program in Kingston, PA.  He is a long standing member of both ACDA and NAfME, and has served both organizations in various leadership roles at the local level.  He has taught courses in Music History, Vocal Methods and Pedagogy, and Conducting, including masterclasses at the San Juan Conservatory, the Coro de Niños de San Juan, and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory (2019). He is also the co-founder of the professional ensemble, Bricolage Project, which debuted with performances of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning composition, The Little Match Girl Passion, in conjunction with various Collegiate and High School Art Departments and to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s shelters. In his previous position at Lycoming College he led national and international tours (China, Canada, Florida) and co-founded the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra. That ensemble was honored to have been selected as a guest performer for the PaACDA 2016 Fall Conference. 

 

In addition to teaching, conducting, and academic research, Christopher is also active as a professional choral singer, and soloist. Most recently, he was honored to sing as a member of the GRAMMY Award-Winning ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. He is the Educational Outreach Manager and core member of the professional chamber choir, Skylark Vocal Ensemble. He is featured on Skylark’s last three album releases, including the most recent GRAMMY-nominated album, Seven Words from the Cross, released in the Spring of 2018.  Christopher has sung with other professional ensembles such as the Tucson Chamber Artists, Brevitas, Kinnara Ensemble, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The South Dakota Chorale, and more. He regularly makes regional appearances as a soloist with groups such as the Bethlehem Bach Choir, Berks Sinfonietta, Holy Trinity Lutheran of NYC, and others. His areas of research include the choral music of Benjamin Britten, links between modern educational practices, learning theory, and music education, and programming Renaissance and Baroque Music for choirs of all ages and abilities.

Mr. Scott Pauley

Dr. Wendy Powers

Cathy Barbash

For over 25 years, Cathy Barbash has been a specialist in cultural diplomacy, creative industry development, and an independent producer, working with the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Cuba. She received a 2015 Silver Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government in recognition of her longtime contributions to the economic and social development of the city, and the 2018 Patrick Hayes Award from the International Society for the Performing Arts, in recognition of her transformative leadership in the performing arts.

China-related projects include New York’s 2015-2020 Chinese New Year fireworks; touring vertical dance company Bandaloop to Shanghai and Macao; creating The Philadelphia Orchestra’s China residency program; and touring Native American performers to Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, and Beijing.   She was the lead architect of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s current China tour/residency project. In December 2018, she participated in a National Committee on U.S.-China Relations panel discussing the trajectory of 40 years of U.S.-China formal diplomatic relations.

In 2016 and 2017, Barbash participated in the Primera Linea Havana International Music Forum, and lectured at La Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba. She also toured traditional Native American performer Kevin Locke to Cuba and brought the Ted Nash Trio to the Festival Jazz Plaza Havana in January 2018. In March 2018, she brought the El Ciervo Encantado theater company for performances and classes in New York City. Since 2019 she has advised Cuban companies El Ciervo Encantado, Ludi Teatro, Trébol Teatro, and Paso a Paso Dance Theater on cultural industry infrastructure development and international marketing.

Barbash has spent over 30 years managing and consulting to organizations including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the United States Department of State, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, The Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Arts Midwest, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, and the China National Centre for the Performing Arts. A graduate of Harvard University, Barbash has served on the boards of the International Society for the Performing Arts, Ping Chong & Company, and City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong), and Teatro Yerbabruja. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

 

Ms. Laura Thompson

Cynthia Fischer

Ms. Ingrid Matthews

Ingrid Matthews is well established as one of the premier baroque violinists of her generation. She won first prize in the Erwin Bodky International Competition for Early Music in 1989, and was a member of Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra before founding the Seattle Baroque Orchestra with Byron Schenkman; she served as its Music Director from 1994 to 2013. Matthews has performed extensively around the world with many of today's leading early music ensembles, appearing as a soloist and/or guest director with groups including the New York Collegium, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Bach Sinfonia (Washington DC), Ars Lyrica (Houston), Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), and numerous others. Matthews has won high critical acclaim for a discography ranging from the earliest Italian violin music through the Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach (“the finest complete set of these works,” according to Third Ear's Classical Music Listening Companion). She has taught at Indiana University, the University of Toronto, Oberlin College, the University of Washington, the University of Southern California/Los Angeles, and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She also plays jazz and swing styles and is active as a visual artist.

Prof. Daniel Baird

Jonathan Brandt

Dr. Shane Levesque

Carol Patterson

Dr. Gail Armondino

Jörg-Michael Schwarz

Salome McNutt

Ms. Pat O’Scannell

Dr. Jeffrey Noonan

LM Hanson

Laury Gutiérrez

Ms. Agnes Cox

Dr. Ron Broude

Dr. Barbara Bowers

Sue Jones

Prof. Andrew Dellantonio

Dr. Edward Phillips

Luke Conklin

Kiele Sacco

Hi, I'm Ki and I am a early music (harpsichord) and computer science dual degree student at Indiana University. I was originally studying piano at DePauw University and took a risky decision to transfer with only one more semester left. I have always loved early music and I thank my summer in 2018 at Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute for immersing me in harpsichord.

Aaron Goler

Ms. Marcia Kravis

Mr. Craig Kridel

Craig Kridel is coordinator of Berlioz Historical Brass and Harmoniemusik North America and is the serpentist and bass hornist in the Lititz (PA) Collegium (late 18th/early 19th century Moravian chamber orchestra-harmoniemusik ensemble).

Mr. Douglas Sears

Dr. Bruce Zuver

Ms. Mary Riccardi

Mr. Edson Scheid de Andrade

Mr. Michael Moore

Mr. Ryan Berndt

Ms. Tavya McCoy

Ms. Ellen Sauer

Michael Skarke

Mr. Donald Rosenberg

Ms. Leah Plave

Mr. Stephen Jones

Elizabeth Bellisario

Ms. Ledonna Wallace

Ms. Ruiqi Ren

Thomas Rowe

Carley DeFranco

Dr. Daniel Stepner

Dr. Karen Loomis

Karen is Assistant Director of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland (HHSI), and of the HHSI Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp. She is an organologist specializing in study of the construction and craftsmanship of early Irish harps. Karen conducts scientific analysis of historical instruments, uncovering the wealth of information they hold in order to help musical instrument makers, musicians, and museums. She has led groundbreaking work studying the harps of Ireland and Scotland, and in 2020 led a HHSI project funded by the Arts Council of Ireland to undertake analysis of the 18th-century Hollybrook harp at the National Museum of Ireland. Karen’s expertise is in non-invasive techniques, utilizing extensive experience in scientific imaging, and an interdisciplinary background in STEM and music. She studied at the University of Edinburgh, earning a MMus in musical instrument research followed by a PhD in music (organology). Karen also has a BS in physics from the University of Connecticut, and an MA in astronomy from Wesleyan University.

Mr. Bryan McMillan

Hwa Lang Cho

Dr. Karen Cook

Vincent Canciello

Mr. Britt East

Dr. Margaret Owens

Mr. Ian Plansker

Mrs. Patricia Michlits

Mr. Josiah Baarbe

Mr. Jaap ter Linden

Vidita Kanniks

Ms. Mary Burns

Dr. James Savage

Dr. Catherine Wolter

Carmen Johnson-Pájaro

Mr. David Dickey

Sarah Sutherland

Mr. Ian Danic

Dr. Joseph Sopko

Sharon Bolles

Elana Cooper

Mr. ROBSON COSTA

Mr. Joe Chappel

Ms. Zoe Vandermeer

Zoe Vandermeer is a soprano and triple harpist specializing in Baroque, Classical and Bel Canto repertoire.  She performs as a soprano soloist in oratorio, chamber music and opera, and has given solo soprano/harp performances at the International Festival de Deia, Rio International Harp Festival in Sao Paulo, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, American Harp Society, Gotham Early Music NYC, and elsewhere.  She teaches singing, historical harp and lever harp.  A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she was named to the roster of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2011, and is a recipient of the Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant, MNTA Foundation Grant for research, and others.  Her Carnegie Hall debut took place in 2014.   Ms. Vandermeer won the Bronze Medal for singing in 2022 by Global Music Awards.  Ms. Vandermeer has been a featured guest on WFIU, KVON, KPFK, Moray Firth Radio Scotland, and articles about her can be found in the Swiss journal Harpa and Classical Singer Magazine.  www.zoevandermeer.net, and www.sopranoandharp.com

Nancy Wilson

Mr. Curtis Pavey

Mr. Richard Page

Mr. Rene Zajner

Allegra Hall

Dr. Pamela Jones

Job Salazar-Fonseca

Dr. James Fittz

Ms. Gloria Eive

Joseph Lorang

Ms. Leslie Kwan

David Benefiel

Marina Souza

Mrs. Emily Adams

Ms. Rubina Sanders

Mr. Reginald Mobley

Ms. Cécile Desrosiers

Ms. Margaret Little

Born and raised in Montreal in a musical family, Margaret Little played violin, piano, recorder and guitar as a child. She was also part of a children’s choir and occasionally played electric guitar in a band. When she was eleven years old she discovered the viola da gamba and fell in love with it instantly! Her father was an organist and choir conductor and an addict of J. S. Bach. He was a wonderful pedagogue and a great source of inspiration to his colleagues as well as a pioneer of Early Music in Canada. Margaret started playing Bach cantatas on the violin with her father from the age of nine and still does it as often as possible on the viola.

 

After studying science and then visual arts, living in a commune and working on construction, she came back to music and the viol in her early twenties. Since then, Margaret has been performing as a soloist and a chamber musician on the viola da gamba and baroque viola with various Montreal-based and international ensembles.

 

Margaret co-founded Les Voix humaines with Susie Napper in the 1980s and was artistic co-director until 2020.  Les Voix humaines have toured the world, received critical acclaim and prestigious awards. Margaret plays regularly with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and L’Harmonie des Saisons and is invited as guest soloist on the viol for Bach’s Passions by different orchestras.

 

Margaret loves travelling and meeting other musicians in different parts of the planet. She has recorded over 100 CDs including two solo CDs, most of them for the ATMA label. She teaches the viola da gamba at Université de Montréal and has a private teaching studio. Margaret spends her time practicing, touring, and playing with and enjoying her six grandchildren. She loves hiking, yoga, Origami, knitting, and learning Spanish.

Ms. Jane Yuster

Michael Scott

Linssey Ma

Elissa Edwards

Martie Perry

Deborah McRae

Ms. Wendy Greene

Ms. Alissa Smith

Hsuan Kitano

Mr. Paul Ross

Matthew Bennett

Ms. Jessica Schreiner

William Skeen

Dr. Anna Marsh

Forrest Ransburg

Mr. Ian Pomerantz

Mr. Ryan Townsend Strand

Prof. Bradford Gleim

Ms. Janna Critz

Ginna Watson

Mr. Danny Lootens

Alicia Chapman

Mr. Daniel Elyar

Alyssa Breid

Dr. Malasree Acharya

Mrs. Barbara Ruvolo

Julia Bengtsson

Mr. Biraj Barkakaty

Jennifer Brown

Musicology professor and Collegium director at Grinnell College. Specialist in 17th-century Italian opera, manuscript studies. Edition of Cavalli's La Calisto (A-R, 2007) won Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society. Edition of Cavalli's Scipione Affricano forthcoming with Baerenreiter.

Steven Soph

Miriam Scholz-Carlson

Ms. Véronique Filloux

French-American soprano Véronique Filloux has been noted for her “radiant vocal ease” and won praise from Opera News for her “expressive, lovingly shaded soprano.” She looks forward to her 2020/21 season as a first-year Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, singing Despina (Così fan tutte), Chan Parker (Charlie Parker's Yardbird), and the title role in Handel's Semele. She spends the summer singing L'Amour and covering La Folie in Rameau's Platée.

In the 2019/20 season, she performed the roles of Shepherdess/Soprano Soloist (Venus and Adonis) with Opera Lafayette, with whom she sang Tigrane (Radamisto) last year. Prior to COVID-19, she was scheduled to make her debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and return to Opera Lafayette as Jeannie in the modern premiere of Philidor's The Blacksmith. Also an active concert singer, she returned to soprano solos in Carmina Burana, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, and Handel’s Messiah, with organizations including the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Bach Collegium San Diego. A regular performer of early music, she is also pleased to rejoin Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, singing Pales in Bach’s “Hunt Cantata” and Aricie/La chasseresse (Hippolyte et Aricie, excerpts). She spent the summer with Des Moines Metro Opera as a part of their Virtual Festival.

Véronique recently completed two summers with Central City Opera, with whom she sang both Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and the title role in Debussy’s La damoiselle élue. She was awarded the company’s Apprentice Artist Award and the prestigious Central City Opera Young Artist Award. Other recent highlights include her debut with Chicago Opera Theatre, covering Brigitta (Iolanta) and Doodle (The Scarlet Ibis), and solo work in Handel’s Dixit Dominus and The Fairy Queen (excerpts) with Music of the Baroque. Additional performances include Mae Jones (Street Scene), Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Isifile (Il Giasone), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Così fan tutte), Lily (The Young King– world premiere), Silberklang (The Impresario), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), and solos in lost objects, several Bach cantatas, and Poulenc’s Gloria.

Véronique is a 2020 Pittsburgh District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Handel Award Winner of the 2021 Orpheus Competition, Encouragement Award Winner and Audience Favorite of the 2021 Annapolis Competition, and the 2020 winner of the Lynne Harvey Foundation/Virginia Cooper Maier Award from the Musicians Club of Women. She is a 2021 finalist in the Jensen Competition (upcoming).

www.veroniquefilloux.com

Mrs. Krista Feeney

Dr. Robert Mendro

Ms. Virginia Kaycoff

Ms. Gesine Lohr

Ms. Tracy MacMath

Ms. Seungah Hong

SELECTED ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRESS
“…Schumann featuring cello soloist SeungAh Hong, was unpredictable and constantly changing, 
keeping the audience on the edge of their seats and at times startled by the rapidly changing dynamics and musical styles… Hong was like a warm ray of sunshine on a crisp fall day. Hong’s sweet smile, her self-assured personality, and virtuoso playing brought a ray of light and a feeling of warmth to the dark auditorium. Displaying a strong technique coupled with a rich musical understanding of the piece and its composer, Hong played brilliantly with a rich full tone throughout the full range of her instrument 
and never appeared tense or strained through the concerto’s most difficult and demanding passages…”
The Republic

“Another exquisite moment in the concert. Her sensitivity to the beauty of the musical line and her total involvement in her musicianship brought a moment of “you could hear a pin drop” to an otherwise lighthearted concert.” –The Republic

"…Seungah Hong added her sumptuous, golden tone to beautiful cello solos and played the continuo part in the Baroque pieces with intelligence and strong underpinning."

The Republic

"…Schumann Cello Concerto brought to life by South Korean Cellist Hong who negotiated her way through this warm and embracing concerto with a blend of verve and elegance…the result being a richly lyrical reading of a Romantic master work." –The Hoosier Times

"…Hong contributed a satisfying tonal resonance and passionate intensity, never overwrought but 
continuously infectious…with professional maturity. The recital made for awfully good listening." 
The Herald-Times

“…How fortunate to have a real expert, SeungAh Hong, cellist… Both players had the right touch and imaginative ideas in their realizations and improvisations of recitatives throughout the evening." –The Republic 

 

A first prize winner of the 2018 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, 2017 Kuttner quartet competition, the 2016 IU Cello Concerto competition, the 2014 Kumho Asiana Young Artist Concert Audition, the 2012 Ujung Arts Center Rising Star Concert, and the 2009 Ewon Arts Center Young Artist Auditions, SeungAh Hong has been praised for her distinctive sound, poetic interpretation, intensely expressive music makin
g, and commanding stage presence.
Born in Korea, Ms. Hong began cello lessons at the age of 6. She continued her stud
ies with Hyeong-Won Chang and Kangho Lee. Based on her distinguished artistic an
d academic accomplishments, she was awarded the Kookmin Bank’s Artistic Excellence Scholarship at the Korea National University of Arts. Since 2014, she has been studying with cellist Peter Stumpf. Since 2017, she has been studying with baroque cellist Joanna Blendulf at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she is a graduate assistant and a recipient of the prestigious full-tuition Eva Heinitz Schol
arship and Artistic Excellence Award. 
She graduated from Indiana University’s highly selective Artist Diploma program in 2017, and she was the cellist of the Kuttner quartet-in-residence from 2017-2018. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in both cello and Early Music baroque cello while serving as the Principal Cellist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Terre
Haute Symphony Orchestra. 

Ms. Isabelle Innocenti

Karin Cuellar Rendon

Dr. Kevin Devine

Mr. Conor O’Brien

Ms. Laura Hagen

Leandra Ramm

Cara Gabrielson

Soprano, Cara Gabrielson, was a 2020 National Semi Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and made her San Francisco Symphony debut as the Soprano Soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Last summer she participated in the prestigious Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Castiglione, Italy and held a Fellowship at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival in Toronto, Canada. In 2019-20 she joined the Opera Idaho Young Artists Program to perform the title role in Acis & Galatea, Poussette in Manon, and Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking. Her cover assignments while there included Mimì in La bohème and the title role in Manon

Cara was the Winner of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition where she performed Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and holds awards from the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, East Bay Opera League, Berkeley Piano Club Voice Competition, and Henry & Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Competition. California Bay Area performances have included Norina (Don Pasquale) with Pocket Opera, Elisena (Ifigenia in Aulide) and Jocasta (Le Amazzoni) with Ars Minerva, and the Foreign Woman (The Consul) with Berkeley Chamber Opera.

Cara has been presented in recital by the Portland Opera Guild, Berkeley Piano Club, and the Arid Club. Her concert repertoire includes Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (Tafelmusik), Orff’s Carmina Burana (Berkeley Resonance Concert Series), Haydn’s Kleine Orgelmesse  (Boise Baroque), Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oregon Ballet Theatre), Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Clark College Orchestra) as well as being a featured soloist with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Southwest Washington Wind Symphony and Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Cara graduated with her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she sang the roles of Musetta (La bohème), Atalanta (Serse), Nerone (Agrippina), The Rose (The Little Prince) and Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea). She is an alumna of Houston Grand Opera's Young Artists Vocal Academy and the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program. 

Curtis Foster

Adam Lamotte

Amanda Crider

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider has been recognized for her “gleaming vocalism” (Boston Globe), “star acting” (Urban Milwaukee), and “superbly clear diction and warmly burnished timbre” (South Florida Classical Review). In demand for performances of classical and contemporary opera alike, Ms. Crider created the role of Alma in Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib’s Persona in its world premiere with the Beth Morrison Projects and later at LA Opera, about which the New York Times raved, "The Mezzo-Soprano, Amanda Crider, made a winsome, vulnerable, and when the story turns dark, wildly volatile Alma, who for long stretches carries the entire opera,” and San Francisco Classical Voice declared, "Crider’s performance was a tour-de-force for its sustained vocal luster, dramatic variation, and sheer amount of singing."

​Most recently, Ms. Crider was seen as the title character in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Florentine Opera, a role that she “wielded with beauty and charisma” (Voix des arts). Boston University News Service declared her “the true star” for her leading role in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek, and Opera News lauded her “beautiful work” and “agility” playing the English Teacher in Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat’s 2019 recording of Paul’s Case, a role which Crider premiered with the Prototype Festival and Urban Arias in 2013.

Ms. Crider’s 2019-20 season includes a debut with the Calgary Symphony, performances with the GRAMMY®-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire, soloist in Sarah Kirkland Snider's Penelope with Nu Deco Ensemble, a duo recital with countertenor Reggie Mobley, and two separate appearances with Jacksonville Symphony in Beethoven's Mass in C and Manuel de Falla's Three Cornered Hat. 

​A sought-after soloist and recitalist on the concert stage, Ms. Crider has appeared regularly with Seraphic Fire and Apollo’s Fire, as well as performed with the Bach Festival Society of Florida, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, the Symphony Orchestras of Eugene, Savannah, Charlotte, Syracuse, Charleston, Amarillo, Southwest Michigan and Jacksonville, and Philharmonic Orchestras of Louisiana, Carnegie Mellon and Greeley. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the fall of 2007 singing as mezzo soloist in Messiah with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and returned the following season as soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. She has performed as a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Bach’s B minor Mass, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, Britten’s Phaedra, Bach's St. John Passion, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses, and has been a featured recitalist on the Trinity Church Concerts at One Series and with Five Boroughs Music Festival. Of her New World Symphony performance of de Falla’s El Amor Brujo in 2014, South Florida Classical Review boasted, “Amanda Crider’s smoky mezzo-soprano assayed the flamenco vocal solos with gutsy abandon,” as well as celebrating “Her rhythmic acuity and incisive declamation.”

​Ms. Crider’s first foray into the operatic world as L'Enfant in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2001 was hailed by Opera News as "delightful," the Boston Globe stating she sang with "ineffable tenderness." Since then, she has delighted audiences in the roles of Angelina (La Cenerentola),  Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sesto (Handel Giulio Cesare), the title role in Carmen, Nellie Forbush (South Pacific), Diana (Orpheus in the Underworld), Speranza/Pastore #3 (Monteverdi L’Orfeo), Siébel (Faust), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Laurey (Oklahoma) and Mallika (Lakmé) at companies including the Dallas Opera, Orlando Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Omaha, Nevada Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Eugene Opera, Anchorage Opera and Opera Boston, New York City Opera, Castleton Festival and Glimmerglass Opera.

​Ms. Crider was a 2012 grant recipient from the Pittsburgh Concert Society, and a 2011 finalist in both the Joy in Singing Debut Artist Competition and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. In addition she was a 2009 finalist in the José Iturbi International Voice Competition, the 2nd Place Winner in the 2008 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, 2007 Recipient of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition David and Ingrid Kosowsky Award, Finalist in the 2006 Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition and 2005 Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, and a 2003 Recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Ms. Crider is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Miami's Art Song concert series, IlluminArts (www.illuminarts.org).

Ms. Mara Yaffee

Ms. Marilyn Marquis

Mr. Jonathan Dimmock

www.jonathandimmock.com

Dr. Daniel Lee

Laurel Wells

Lindsey Bordner

Ms. Anna Lester

Mr. Nicholas Burns

Dr. Koji Otsuki

KOJI OTSUKI is a versatile performer, teacher, and conductor specializing in the historically informed performance of the music of J.S. Bach. His mentors include Helmuth Rilling with whom he studied at Oregon Bach Festival over three festival seasons (Eugene, Oregon) and at Bachwoche 2004 (Stuttgart, Germany) with a scholarship from the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. He is also Bach coach and head music librarian at the Marlboro Music Festival, where he collaborates with Mitsuko Uchida and other world-class musicians.

After receiving a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Temple University, he studied Bach in Tokyo as a Japanese government fellow under Masaaki Suzuki, director of the Bach Collegium Japan. While in Tokyo, he also studied baroque violin, flauto traverso, baroque voice, and early music ensemble with foremost experts of our time. After his return, he continued his study with Stanley Ritchie et al. in a doctoral program at Indiana University Bloomington.

His recent international engagements include Otaru, Japan (Januaries 2015-9), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (January 2016) and Shanghai, China (November 2016), National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei (September 2017), and the Aichi University of the Arts in Japan (Fall 2018). Koji is the founding director of the Gamut Bach Ensemble based in Tokyo and Philadelphia, whose concerts are highly attended in the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s concert series.

In June 2021, he was appointed to be the next artistic director of the Bach Collegium–Fort Wayne.

Ms. Rachel Gain

Baroque flutist studying PhD Music Theory with a related field in Early Music at the University of North Texas.

Ms. Luthien Brackett

Mr. Brian Alvarado

Nicky Manlove

Dr. John Taylor Ward

John Taylor Ward is a tastemaker among his peers. His vocal performances have been praised for their “stylish abandon” (The New Yorker), “intense clarity and color” (New York Times), and “finely calibrated precision and heart-rending expressivity” (Washington Post), while his entrepreneurial projects have brought classical music to underserved communities and significantly broadened the cultural offerings of urban centers.

 

A native of Boone, North Carolina, Taylor grew up in a musical family (bluegrass and Broadway, primarily). He spent his early years living a dual life as both a sought-after triple threat in regional musical theater and an Anglican boy treble, traveling across the US and England in performances and residencies.  During his high school years at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, hours spent in the music library brought the outlines of his future professional life into steadily sharpening focus for him. This led to a Howard Hanson scholarship at the Eastman School of Music, where he was also a recipient of the Ornest Award and winner of Eastman’s concerto competition.  Under the guidance there of Paul O’Dette, Taylor was drawn to the study of performance practice and baroque music. Upon graduation, he went on to attain three advanced degrees and numerous awards from the Yale School of Music, where his scholarship focused on the performance practice of shape-note music (a uniquely American genre of folk hymnody).  Completing his studies at Yale, he moved to Paris as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Wooley Fellowship.

 

Taylor’s “intensity and sincerity” (New Haven Independent) have yielded him collaborations with many of the world’s great conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Philippe Herrewege, Masaaki Suzuki, Nicholas McGegan, and Courtney Lewis.  His recent and future engagements include world tours with Les Arts Florissants (as a laureate of the Jardin des voix) and the English Baroque Soloists (in several roles in Monteverdi’s three operas); the US premier of Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Roomful of Teeth under the direction of Peter Sellars; the premier staging of Orfeo Chaman with L’Arpeggiata at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotà; the trilogy of Monteverdi’s operas at the Boston Early Music Festival; and Berio’s Sinfonia with the New York Philharmonic. Taylor has appeared as a principal artist at the Luzern Festspiele, Berliner Festspiele, Festival Oude Musiek Utrecht, and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers and in such venues as London’s Barbican, the Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, and the Philharmonie de Paris. Recent roles include Jesus in Bach’s Passions, Rafael in Haydn’s Creation, Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Arkêl in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, the Emcee in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Giove (and Giove in Diana) in Cavalli’s La Callisto, and the King in Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King. He can be heard on the Naxos, Warner Classics, and 4AD labels.

 

Taylor is a founding core member of Cantata Profana, a New York-based collective focused on the narrative programming of chamber music and recent winner of Chamber Music America’s award for Most Adventurous Programming. As the New York Times put it, “While its theatrical bent is a constant, Cantata Profana's approach to the repertory is admirably varied and indefinable.  It's devoted not to new or modern or early music — such specialists proliferate ­– but to most anything, so long as the mixture is put together thoughtfully and put across persuasively."  Recent Cantata collaborations include a solo show produced for Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, the first-ever opera on New York’s High Line, a reimagining of the “American Songbook” (incorporating everything from Appalachian folk ballads to Miley Cirus) and numerous performances with the group’s sister company, Heartbeat Opera, which “transforms great works of the operatic canon through visionary adaptations, radical arrangements for chamber ensembles, and intimate, visceral productions that put the singers and the instrumentalists at the center of the work. Heartbeat distills opera to its essence, and cultivates new audiences for the artform.”

 

The proudest achievement of Taylor’s promotional endeavors is the Lakes Area Music Festival. Founded in 2009, LAMF brings over one hundred musicians from around the world to showcase everything from chamber music to full symphonic repertoire, live ballet performances, and even a fully produced opera each season. Based in Brainerd, Minnesota, far removed from metropolitan centers whose affluence fosters frequent contact and mutual support between patrons and the arts, the Lakes Area Music Festival now serves over 10,000 people annually through its performances, educational programs, and outreach activities. Dispelling myths of the death of classical music, the Festival raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from small-dollar donors and provides its programs free of charge to the public it serves, sixty percent of whom have never seen an opera outside of the ones produced at the Festival.  Most importantly, a community of spirit has grown up around the Festival, which, with the cooperation of business and government leaders, provides a footing for cultural and economic revitalization in central Minnesota.

 

In all he undertakes, it is not so much their content as his approach to them that stamps Taylor Ward’s enterprises with their individuality.  Whether bringing a virtuosic piece of music off the page through dramatic instincts and historically informed acumen or transcending the existing models of arts funding and programming, he at once flourishes at the highest levels of the musical establishment and challenges the boundaries of what that establishment can encompass. His voice – and hands – are helping to shape the future of the fine arts.

 

David Vanderwal

Mr. Jeannot Maha’a

Mr. Daniel Ryan

Dr. Aria Thome

Dr. Emily Rideout

Violist Emily Rideout is increasingly in demand as a specialist in period-instrument performance, and the music of the Baroque and Classical periods.  As a soloist, she was twice winner of the Boston University Bach Competition, and she plays regularly with period-instrument ensembles including Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Lyra Baroque Orchestra (MN) and Mercury Orchestra (TX).  She served as principal viola at the 2019 Academy of the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, and is in demand as a soloist in concertos of Bach, Telemann and Mozart with period instrument ensembles.

 

Ms. Rideout’s additional period instrument activities have included a tour of Japan with Cambridge Concentus and Joshua Rifkin; recording a soundtrack for the PBS documentary "Seeing in the Dark”; and touring Poland with Boston Baroque, giving the group’s first performance in the newly opened Polish National Radio Symphony Hall.  She is a founding member of Folk Baroque, a string trio that combines their love of period instrument performance with both Baroque and traditional music; and has been featured as a soloist performing unaccompanied Bach on NPR station WBUR.  Emily has also appeared as guest violist with the Muir, Emerson, and Avalon String Quartets and plays routinely with Grammy-nominated ensembles Boston Modern Orchestra Project and A Far Cry.

 

Dr. Rideout has an extensive background in pedagogy and is a frequent lecturer on topics including the intersection of period performance and string teaching.  She was invited to speak at the 2012 National Suzuki Conference, and has presented on Baroque and period-instrument topics at Suzuki Institutes across the U.S. and Canada.  Emily is also an enthusiastic folk musician, appearing as fiddle player in the bands Three Tall Pines and Fort Point Ramblers.

 

Ms. Morgan Balfour

Australian soprano Morgan Balfour has been praised for her “thrilling clarity” (Sydney Morning Herald), and “impressive vocal control and dynamic sensitivity” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

With a strong affinity for early music, Morgan was the 2019 Handel Aria Competition 1st Prize winner, will be a Virginia Best Adams Fellow at the 2020 Carmel Bach Festival, and is scheduled to perform a recital with Ensemble Moliére at the London Handel Festival. She has previously performed the role of Cephise in Pinchgut Opera's production of Pigmalion, and Honour in Brisbane Baroque Festival's King Arthur.

Morgan joined the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as their Soprano Resident Artist for the 2019/2020 season. During this time, she covered Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Musetta in La Boheme and will perform Mrs Grady in rescheduled performances of The Shining

As a concert singer and performer of oratorio, Morgan has appeared with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (2019 Noël Noël tour), California Bach Society (2019 Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Missa Divi Xaverii), American Bach Soloists (2018 Summer Festival), Canberra Symphony Orchestra (2018 Prom's Concert), Sydney Philharmonia (2017 Tudor Portraits), Brisbane Baroque Festival (2016 Vivaldi Women of the Pieta) and appeared at the 2016 Coriole Music Festival and 2015 Port Fairy Spring Music Festival.

Engaged as an AGMA chorister with the San Francisco Symphony for their 2018/2019 season, Morgan also performed as a member of Ragnar Bohlin’s vocal ensemble, Capella SF, and appeared as Voice of the Dawn in La Rondine with San Francisco'a Pocket Opera. 

Mindy Rosenfeld

Suzanne Stumpf

Ms. Kyle Carney

Charlene Kluegel

Mr. Paul Marchesano

Mr. Charlie Rutan

Bagpipes:

Cornemuse du Centre (G/C & D/G) 

Musette du cour (@392)

Zampogna (G, D, Bb, Low G)

Uilleann Pipes (D)

Highland Pipes (Bb 472, Bb466, A440)
Ciaramella ( G/D) 

Friscalettu (A/C)

Clarinets, (Bb & G)  Oboe & Cor(@440)

Mr. Arnie Tanimoto

Lauren Nelson

Ms. Sarah Davol

Paul Max Tipton

Mr. Paul Morton

David Ross

Dr. Judy Hung

Ms. Priscilla Herreid

Michele Kennedy

Alexis Silver

Mr. Hector Serna

Ms. Mara Winter

Mr. Chris Troiano

Mrs. Gail Hernandez Rosa

GAIL HERNANDEZ ROSA performs recitals and concerts throughout the world as a baroque, classical and modern violinist. Her chamber music engagements include concerts at Wigmore Hall, The Place, Bishopsgate Hall, Royal Opera House, Wilton's Music Hall, SF Conservatory, California Jazz Conservatory, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reformation Lutheran Church, University Lutheran, Teatro Municipal de Santiago and Museo Pablo Casals. She has performed with the Kreutzer Quartet & Zalas Trio. 

Gail’s versatility allows her to perform internationally with a variety of groups including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and Players (including BBC Proms), Florilegium, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, International Baroque Players, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra (Chile).  

She currently performs with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Princeton Baroque, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly Pops, Academy of the Vocal Arts, Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, Colorado Music Festival, Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, Richmond Symphony, among many others. She has performed in leadership positions with the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Delaware, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony & Endless Mountain Music Festival.  

Gail is the co-founder of Beneath A Tree – Baroque To Folk (BaT), a group that explores the interrelationships found between composed and traditional music from the baroque period, brings these idioms together and combines them with historically informed performance (HIP) practices, instruments and performers. 

Gail's recordings include Chopin Piano Concertos and Mozart Opera Arias & Overtures with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Hyperion Records and the music of Telemann and Janitsch with Tempesta di Mare under the Chandos early music label.  Beneath a Tree – Baroque to Folk’s debut album My Cup of Tea is currently in mixing and editing stages. Their single Manha de Carnaval is available on Spotify. 

Gail Hernández Rosa was born in Puerto Rico and began her violin studies at age three with the Suzuki Method before joining the preparatory division of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. She won the Youth Symphony Orchestra of America's competition, as part of the Casals Festival, and the Toronto School of Music International Competition. She was awarded scholarships from the Music and Art Corporation of Puerto Rico, Stapley Trust and Margot MacGibbon Award, and was the 2015 recipient of the Leibig Grant.  

Gail graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia on full scholarship with a Bachelor of Music where she studied with Yumi Ninomiya Scott. She earned a Master of Arts with Honors (Violin & Historical Performance) from the Royal Academy of Music (London) where she studied with Clio Gould and Matthew Truscott. 

Gail plays a c. 1850 Andrea Postacchini violin with a Jutta Walcher bow, a c.1700 Baroque Violin attributed to Jacob Stainer with baroque and classical bows by Jutta Walcher and Trevor Ewert and a 1800 French viola from Mirecourt.

Maya Webne-Behrman

Mr. Peter Koniers

Ms. Gail Schroeder

Teresa Wakim

Mr. Fredéric Rosselet

Ms. Eve Miller

Mo ah Lee

Ms. Fiona Last

Stephen Goist

Mr. Craig Juricka

Boston-based baritone, Craig Juricka, is an energetic vocal pedagogue and performer. 

Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,” Mr. Juricka’s performance career has brought him to concert, opera and musical theatre stages around the nation.

His favorite opera credits include Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking), Pandolfe (Cendrillion), and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus). During the summer of 2018, he was featured as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. In 2017, he was a finalist in the Classical Singer Competition (Emerging Professional Division) in Chicago, IL. He received first place for the New England Region of this same competition's preliminary rounds in both Musical Theatre and Classical. He currently sings regularly with Odyssey Opera’s Chorus.

In the concert singing world, Craig is a sought-after soloist and chorister. Most recently has been featured as a chorister and/or soloist with The Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn, and Boston Baroque. As a Choral Scholar at Marsh Chapel, he has performed in various Bach cantatas, as well as Handel's Judas Maccabaeus (Messenger) and Bach's St. John Passion (Pilatus).

As an advocate for the pedagogy behind cross-training the voice, Craig's approach to singing is routed in his cross-trained background. Comfortable in teaching all genres, Craig’s students range in age, beginners to pre-professionals. Using a pedagogy based on the philosophy and methods of the bel canto tradition and modern musical theatre pedagogies, Mr. Juricka’s teaching is a mix of various methods.

Mr. Juricka holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy, from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as professional affiliations with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and College Music Board. He is a current board member with the Boston NATS Chapter. In 2016, he received his BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance, with an emphasis on Opera and Musical Theatre. 

He maintains a private studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches voice at The Walnut Hill School of the Arts and Amy Dancz Voice Studio.

Mr. Brian Giebler

Praised for his “lovely tone and deep expressivity” by the New York Times, American tenor Brian Giebler has established an impressive career singing virtuosic and eclectic repertoire “with shine and clarity” (Opera News). Whether performing Handel’s Semele with Harry Bicket and The English Concert or Stravinsky’s Threni with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, "Brian Giebler use[s] his high-placed tenor with great skill” (Opera Magazine). This past 2019/20 season, he made debuts with Santa Fe Pro Musica, the National Cathedral Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah with both the Naples Philharmonic and the Oratorio Society of New York (Carnegie Hall), and as Adam in the New York premiere of Julian Wachner and Cerise Jacobs’ opera, REV. 23 (Prototype Festival). His debut solo album titled A Lad’s Love, featuring music by Ivor Gurney and Benjamin Britten, has just been released this past spring. “The sweetness of Giebler's impressive high tenor” and his "expressive and elegant phrasing" (Cleveland Classical) have been heard recently with The Cleveland Orchestra, The English Concert, Boston Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival, Grand Rapids Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, Charlottesville Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Mark Morris Dance Group, Handel & Haydn Society, and regularly with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, among others. Mr. Giebler took second-place in the 2018 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall, won a People’s Choice Award at the 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition, and was a prize winner at the 2016 Biennial Bach Vocal Competition sponsored by the American Bach Society. Dedicated to the changing landscape of new music, Mr. Giebler frequently collaborates with prominent living composers such as Paola Prestini, Julian Wachner, Charles Wuorinen, and Ian Venables. An active crossover artist, “the dashing Giebler, whose voice would make anyone melt” (BroadwayWorld), received critical acclaim and a Gregory Award nomination for his “faultless high tenor” (Seattle Times) in the role of Marius in Les Misérables (Seattle, WA). In 2018, Mr. Giebler revisited the role of Jack in Into the Woods with Charlottesville Opera, where he was lauded for "his spotless tenor vocals (that were) a highlight of the production" (BroadwayWorld). For the most current information, please visit www.briangiebler.com.

Aniela Eddy

Mr. Vijay Chalasani

University of Northern Colorado Assistant Professor of Viola Vijay Chalasani is a performer, scholar, and teaching-artist whose work focuses on the performance practice of music of the last five centuries. Equally at home on both modern and historical violas, Chalasani was featured as a soloist in performances ranging from the Walton Viola Concerto and Bruch Romanze with modern orchestras, to Bach’s 6th Brandenburg concerto and the Telemann Concerto for Two Violettas with period orchestras. An avid advocate for contemporary music, Chalasani was the soloist in the US premiere of Vinko Globokar’s chamber-theater piece “Blinde Zeit” with members of the Callithumpian Consort, supervised by the composer. He has also performed with violist-composer Garth Knox, pianist-conductor Stephen Drury, and the Inverted Space Ensemble, coached with composer Brian Ferneyhough (on his “Adagissimo” for string quartet), and has collaborated with the Guerrilla Composers Guild and others to actively commission new works for the viola. Chalasani is a founding member of the Northern California based baroque chamber orchestra Sinfonia Spirituosa, and performs frequently on period instruments with ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, Pacific MusicWorks, Early Music Vancouver, and the Albany Consort, as well as in chamber music performances of works from the classical and romantic eras on historical instruments. His dissertation research on original viola pedagogy and performance practices of the long 19th century has led to performance collaborations and conference presentations at the Universities of Oxford and Huddersfield (UK).



Chalasani is a Doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Washington, where he studied viola with Melia Watras and performance practices with Tekla Cunningham; as a Teaching Assistant at the UW, he worked with the Modern Music Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble, and taught Chamber Music Lab and String Techniques. Chalasani’s graduate studies were at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Don Ehrlich (modern viola), Elizabeth Blumenstock (baroque viola), and the late Mark Sokol (chamber music). His undergraduate studies were at CSU Sacramento, where he studied viola with Anna Kruger, chamber music with Ian Swensen and Andrew Luchansky, and pedagogy with Judy Bossuat. 

In addition to the concert stage, Chalasani often performs in less traditional venues such as bars, cafes, and house concerts, and has appeared in cross-genre performances with a wide range of artists including rock band Third Eye Blind, hip-hop orchestra Jazz Mafia, and indie-folk group Americana Orchestra.

Dr. Daniel Bubeck

Mr. Thomas Carroll

With a sound described as “beautifully warm” (Herald Times) and “sweet and agile” (New York Times), period clarinetist and instrument builder Thomas Carroll performs extensively throughout North America and Europe on historical instruments.  He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, where his major teacher on early clarinets and chalumeaux was Eric Hoeprich.

Internationally, Thomas has performed under such directors as Christophe Coin, Richard Egarr, Philippe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, Allessandro Moccia, and David Stern; and has performed at numerous festivals as an orchestral and chamber musician including Oude Muziek Utrecht, Muziekzomer Gelderland, Young Euro Classic, Festival de Saintes, and Musica Antiqua Brugge in venues ranging from the Kozerthaus in Berlin to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  He has been featured as a soloist with Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, Lyra Baroque, Ensemble ad Libitum, Boston Baroque, and Grand Harmonie to critical acclaim.  In North America, Thomas is the principal clarinetist with Boston-based Grand Harmonie, Houston-based Mercury, and the romantic opera orchestra of Teatro Nuovo, frequently performing with other early music specialists throughout North America including the Clarion Music and Handel and Haydn Societies, Sonoma Bach, Musica Angelica, and Boston Baroque.  He has given faculty chamber recitals and guest lectures and masterclasses on both coasts and at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  Thomas is currently on the faculty of the Brookline Music School and maintains a private studio.

An interest in instrument mechanics and acoustics has led Thomas to a secondary career as an instrument builder and extensive research into 18th and 19th century wood treatment and seasoning.  He studied woodworking and instrument construction with Linda Shortridge, Rob Turner, and Paul Beekhuizen, and builds chalumeaux, baroque, and classical clarinets, and basset instruments for use in historically-informed performance ensembles.  His instruments and mouthpieces are played throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

Bryan Bingham

Andrew Arceci

Mr. Zachary Haines

Karen Fischer

Emily Wood

Ms. Holly Cordes-Haegele

Dr. Francis Yun

Ms. Phaik Tzhi Chua

Ms. Kristin Gornstein

Bruno Lunkes

Dr. Gordon Robson

Mrs. Anna Maberry

Mr. Jonathan Wasserman

Mr. Achilleas Stamatiadis

Monika Ruusmaa

Steph Zimmerman

Ms. Julie Bosworth

Dušan Balarin

Peruvian-born lutenist Dušan Balarin is an active soloist and accompanist on various lutes and early guitars. He has collaborated with such performing artists and ensembles as Ingrid Matthews, Nell Snaidas, Alchymy Viols, The Haymarket Opera Musicians, Voyage Sonique, The Bach and Beethoven Experience, Las Aves, Tonos del Sur, Deux Classical Vocal Duo and the Denton Bach Society. Balarin is currently based in Bloomington, where he is pursuing a M.M. in Historical Performance under the guidance of Nigel North at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He earned degrees from the University of North Texas and the Souza-Lima Conservatory in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ms. Abigail Chapman

Camila Parias

Darcy Douglas

Played piano since age 6, organ since age 11, first salaried gig age 11, majored in Music Therapy at Indiana University, switched major and have BS and MAEd degrees in Special Education.  Retired from career in Special Education, not retired from music!   Play and conduct handbells.  Bought first Virginal 2 years ago.  2 adult children, 5 grandchildren.  Both grandmothers and both parents were (one still is) musicians, one grandmother composed, too.  Play some other instruments, too, but not well enough to perform….guitar, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, etc.  Love percussion. 

Victoria Suchodolski

Scooter Johnson

Ms. Maryse Legault

Keats Dieffenbach

Ms. Adele Marsland

Emily Eubanks

Dr. Stephanie Henry

Dr. Kristin Hayes

Ms. Daphna Mor

Ms. Cassandra Culin

I am Alice Culin-Ellison's mom and lover of early music since my youth, long before Alice was born.  I am Homestay Coordinator for Bourbon Baroque here in Louisville, avid supporter on Incantare, and devoted follower of Alice's career!

Ms. Chloe Kim

Mr. Felix Deak

Sydney ZumMallen

Dr. John Mortensen

Harpsichordist and pianist John Mortensen is a leader in the international revival of historic improvisation.  Appearing frequently as concert artist and masterclass teacher at colleges and universities in America and Europe, he is noted for his ability to improvise entire concerts in historic styles, including complex compositions such as Baroque fugues. His most recent book, Improvising Fugue, is forthcoming in 2022 with Oxford University Press. His previous volume, The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation (Oxford University Press, 2020), the world’s best-selling book in the field of historic keyboard improvisation, is now in use as a course text at many leading conservatories. 

He is a Steinway Artist and an Ohio Artist on Tour.  In 2017 he was selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the US Department of State to serve as an international artistic ambassador on behalf of the American people.

In 2018 he toured Europe for three months, performing and teaching improvised music at conservatories across the continent.

A recent Fulbright award funded four international tours through Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Baltic states.

He is the creator of Improv Planet, an online school of historic improvisation, where his students include concert artists and conservatory faculty from across the world.

He serves as professor of piano at Cedarville University in Ohio. In 2016 he was named Faculty Scholar of the Year, that institution’s highest award.

Visit his website at www.johnmortensen.com and Improv Planet at http://improvplanet.thinkific.com.

Mr. Ricard Bordas

Dr. Tom Moore

Mrs. Aimee Rieger

Mrs. Claudia Sheehan

Mr. Dana Whiteside

Dana Whiteside (baritone) performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble member. Performance affiliations include Handel+Haydn Society, Cantata Singers and Skylark Vocal Ensemble.  Mr. Whiteside's non-musical occupation is as Deputy Director for Community Economic Development in Boston and in addition to his work for the City he brings his enthusiasm for organizational development to his role as Board President of Emmanuel Music.

Jonathan Goya

Dr. Ilana Schroeder

Ms. Gili Loftus

Mr. John Anderson

Mr. Justin Wallace

Prof. Steven Plank

Dr. Andrea Botticelli

Mrs. Ruth Denton

Canadian oboist Ruth Denton approaches music through a historical lens, considering the original intent of the composer and the musical practices at that point in time. Founder and Artistic Director of Cor Unum Ensemble, she treasures her time spent working in Toronto with her mentor John Abberger, Toronto Bach Festival, and Tafelmusik. Now based in the US, she is working on a doctoral degree at the University of Northern Colorado studying with Tim Gocklin (Akropolis Reed Quintet). In July she performed at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and she can't wait to perform Bach's double concerto for oboe and violin with Rezonance Baroque Ensemble in October 2019 in Toronto.

Jason Cornwell

Roma Blanchet

Ms. Suzanne Fatta

Musicologist, Contralto and Arts Administrator Suzanne Fatta is the Founder and Director of The Women of Vivaldi, the only dedicated early music vocal ensemble in Western New York, and one of the few true all female choirs – including female Tenors, Baritones and Basses – in the country; and early music trio Pavana with voice, and all early plucked & strummed instruments.

Suzanne quickly became one of the most in-demand arts professionals in Buffalo since she returned to the States after 5 years in England, where she studied historical performance practice with Grammy-winning John PotterPeter Seymour, and world famous soprano Lynne Dawson. As a very low Contralto, Suzanne sings Bass with the world-famous Vivaldi's Women choir (dir. Richard Vendome) in Oxford UK, and pioneers the use of low female voices in opera often taking lead Baritone roles in Baroque operas. Harvard-educated, her Lecture-Recitals (selected by OPERA America as one of the top 15 National Opera Week 2014 events in the nation) are sell-out WNY audience favorites.

Possessing a unique and powerful voice, Suzanne is a Baritone (Tiefer Alt/ Contralto Profondo/ Oktavista) based in Buffalo, NY, performing in top venues in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Malta, Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Stateside, Ms. Fatta sings with some of the top organizations in WNY such as Buffalo Philharmonic OrchestraVocális Chamber Choir, Sotto Voce Vocal CollectiveThe Buffalo Chamber PlayersQED, Camerata di Sant'AntonioNickel City OperaOpera Sacra, Harmonia Chamber SingersBuffalo Master ChoraleOperaBuffs of WNY, and The Opera Foundation of Buffalo. Suzanne sang the Tenor and Alto solos in Bach Weihnachtsoratorium completing the cycle in early 2019. In early 2017 Suzanne headlined the Vivaldi WinterFest with Music Niagara performing motets, cantatas and arias by Vivaldi; she debuted at Rochester Early Music Festival and the Fredonia Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival some time earlier. Suzanne co-conducted the North Eastern Early Music Forum's Venetian Christmas Music workshop, and was also a mentor, rehearsal director and vocal coach for Vivaldi's Women Summer School

Having studied Vocal Performance, Musicology and Historical Performance Practice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Joint BA With Honors), Suzanne has done doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music with Paul O'Dette, and the University of York; her focus is vocal music of the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition, she has a Masters in Medieval Studies and Religion from Harvard University, where she won a university-wide Teaching Award of Distinction for a course on Jazz and Music of the Swing Era

Voice teachers include Tony Arnold, Jacqueline QuirkYvonne SeymourRobert VeharGerald Crawford and La Scala mezzo Genia Las. Conductors/ directors she's performed with are Doreen RaoAtis BankasPhilip ThorbyGrant CooperRoland E. Martin, Daniel BassinNadja ZwienerWill Todd TrioRobert ShoupLorna Cooke de VaronLisa Goode CrawfordSteven Plank and Frank Scinta. And Suzanne has had coachings with the Grammy-winning Tallis ScholarsRobert HollingworthFrancis SteeleBlack Hair Ensemble and more.

Ms. Fatta’s operatic roles, consort work and solos have taken her around North America and Europe. Suzanne has performed with and been Choral Director for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; she also served as both Alto and Tenor Section Leaders with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Singers under the BPO. She is a featured singer in the documentary Peter Ackroyd’s Venice for SkyArts TV across Europe. A highly experienced performer, Suzanne's skills as a Contralto Soloist and Baritone Ensemblist are now in demand in New York; she is currently working with some of the top composers in the country to commission new Contralto repertoire, and to develop world-premiere operas. 

An avid actress, Ms. Fatta is the Co-Founder of HIDden Theatre, a historical drama troupe started at The York Mystery Plays and debuted at The British Museum. While particularly gifted in Medieval drama and Victorian burlesque, Suzanne's passion for acting ranges through plays, opera and operetta, masked Greek drama, one-woman performance art, voice-overs, commercials and other forms.

Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek

Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, soprano/mezzo-soprano, is a singer, conductor, educator, and composer. She was a member of the world-renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4 from 2000-2016 and recorded twelve award-winning CD’s with the group. Anonymous 4s performance of the Irish lament “Caoineadh” on Christopher Tin’s album Calling All Dawns, with Jacqueline as featured soloist, led to a Grammy for Best Classical Music Crossover Album. She is currently Artistic Director of ModernMedieval Voices, a women’s ensemble dedicated to creating programs that combine early music with new commissions. The ensemble has performed and given residencies all over the U.S. As a composer, Dr. Horner-Kwiatek has written pieces for MMV and the Folger Consort, amongst others, and her music has been described by The Washington Post as “beguiling and succinct.”

As a soloist she has been a guest with many renowned ensembles and opera companies, including English National Opera, Washington Bach Consort, Royal Opera Covent Garden, The Folger Consort, DCINY, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and Ensemble InterContemporain Paris, performing at many of the world’s leading venues, including The Pompidou Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Disney Concert Hall, and Lincoln Center.  Dr. Horner-Kwiatek has a D.M.A. from The Juilliard School and is on the performance faculty at Princeton, where she teaches voice and is conductor of the Early Music Princeton vocal ensemble. She is also on the faculty of NYU and Juilliard. She is in demand as a clinician and gives masterclasses, ensemble technique workshops, and vocal pedagogy for composers seminars all over the US. For more information please visit ModernMedieval.org.

 

 

Ms. Willemien Insinger

Dr. Sarah Brailey

Hailed by The New York Times for her "radiant, liquid tone,” and “exquisitely phrased” singing and by Opera UK for “a sound of remarkable purity,” soprano Sarah Brailey enjoys a career that resists specialization. She has sung Handel’s Messiah with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; recorded cello and vocal soundscapes for the 2018 Fog x FLO public art installation in Boston’s Emerald Necklace; and performed with Kanye West and Grammy Award-winning alternative-classical vocal band Roomful of Teeth at the Hollywood Bowl.

 

Recent highlights include Bach’s St. John Passion with St. Thomas Fifth Avenue; the role of Verveine on the premiere recording of Le Dernier Sorcier by Pauline Viardot, also featuring mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and bass-baritone Eric Owens; Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Lorelei Ensemble and Boston Symphony Orchestra; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Colorado Symphony; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the Johnstown Symphony; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with The Handel and Haydn Society; Schoenberg’s Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten with the Brooklyn Art Song Society; a Nico Muhly world premiere for the MATA Festival; various Webern works with Trinity Wall Street; John Zorn’s Madrigals at the Louvre Museum; and the premiere recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison with The Experiential Orchestra.

 

Among Sarah’s recording collaborators are tUne-yArDs, John Zorn, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Paola Prestini, and Bang on a Can All-Stars Stars (Julia Wolfe’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning work Anthracite Fields). Sarah is a featured soloist on numerous GRAMMY®-nominated albums including New York Polyphony’s Sing Thee Nowell and The Clarion Choir’s recording of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week. She also appears as a soloist on the premiere recording of Du Yun's Angel’s Bone, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music and sings the role of The Soul on the premiere recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison with The Experiential Orchestra. Co-founder of Just Bach, a new monthly concert series in Madison, Wisconsin, Sarah is also the Artistic Director of the Handel Aria Competition and co-host of Musica Antiqua on WORT 89.9 FM. Learn more at www.sarahbrailey.com.

Stacey Brady

Mr. Enrico Lagasca

Filipino-American bass-baritone Enrico Lagasca performs oratorio, opera, chamber music, and recitals with repertoire from early to contemporary music both as soloist and chorister across the United States and internationally.

In New York, Enrico regularly performs as soloist and chorister with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Bach Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Musica Sacra, Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine, Bard Festival Chorus, New York Choral Artists, TENET Vocal Artists, Clarion Music Society, and The Metropolitan Opera Chorus. Across America, Enrico regularly performs with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in New Mexico, Conspirare and Ensemble VIII in Austin, Texas, Skylark Vocal Ensemble and Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble in Massachusetts, Bach Collegium San Diego in California, Spire Vocal Ensemble in Kansas City, Missouri, The Thirteen in Washington D.C., and Seraphic Fire in Miami, Florida.

Solo concert work has included Beethoven Symphony no. 9, Haydn The Creation, Mendelssohn Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Bach Mass in B Minor, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle & Stabat Mater, Handel Dixit Dominus, and many others. Enrico has performed a handful of Operatic roles, including  the US premiere of Jonathan Dove's Monster in the Maze as Daedalus and Gerald Cohen's World Premiere of Steal a Pencil For Me as one of the Prison Guards, as L’arbre/Fauteuil in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Collatinus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, and Lorenzo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi. In song recital, Enrico’s repertoire include Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brahms Muhly, Heggie, and many others. 

Several orchestra performances include with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Classical Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, to name a few. He has also worked with distinguished conductors and stage directors, including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Pablo Heras-Casado, Joann Falletta, Alan Gilbert, Christoph von Donyanhi, Carl St. Clair, Joseph Colaneri, Craig Hella-Johnson, Joshua Habermann, Matthew Halls, Jane Glover, John Butt, John Nelson, Kevin Newbury, Thaddeus Strassberger, Laura Alley Dietrich, Anthony Laciura, RB Schlather, among others. Enrico has premiered works by Jonathan Dove, David Lang, Gerald Cohen, Denise Hofmann, Stanislav Fridman, Jonathan Newman, Joseph Rubinstein, Nilo Alcala II, Joshua Cerdenia, Luna Pearl Woolfe, and Richard Danielpour. Festival appearances include the Salzburg Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Twelfth Night Festival, Webern Festival, Time’s Arrow Festival, and the Bard Summerscape Festival.

Enrico has been a guest vocalist for the Mark Morris Dance Company, Idan Cohen Dance Company, The Canales Project, Pacific Chorale, Baltimore Choral Arts, Bourbon Baroque, Choral Society of the Hamptons, Ars Musica New Jersey, Fairfield County Chorale, Westchester Choral Society, Danbury Orchestra, Bedford Chamber Orchestra, Crescendo Early Music Ensemble. He has recorded albums with the Philippine Madrigal Singers, ACRONYM, Bach Choir of Holy Trinity, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, American Symphony Orchestra, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Conspirare, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. 

He was a finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition in Berlin, Germany, in 2013 and in the 24th International Vocal Arts Competition Le Centre Lyrique in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2015. In 2019, he was a participant in Renee Fleming's inaugural Song Studio at Carnegie Hall. 

Enrico studied at the University of the Philippines with Cecilia Valeña and at Mannes College of Music with Arthur Levy. He currently resides in Hudson Heights, New York.

Ms. Terumi Kurokawa

Barbara Herzog

Retired 30 year member of The Early Interval

Mr. William Duffy

William Duffy is a California-born, Montréal-based countertenor soloist and ensemble singer, praised for his “command of the seemingly impossible high tessitura” (South Florida Classical Review). While his first contact with music was through the strings of his 1/16 Suzuki violin, today William prefers the medium of vibrating air with his body as the instrument. He continues to explore the extremes of his musical voice as a soloist and ensemble singer through the music of the renaissance, baroque, and today. 

His recent performance highlights include a new album DISTANCE (ATMA Classique) with The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul; “Negro Spirituals”, a lecture-recital given by conductor Floydd Ricketts of newly-founded Ensemble Noir, whose mandate is to illuminate choral works written by or about people of colour; Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday with Seraphic Fire; and J.S. Bach’s oratorios for Easter and Ascension on tour across Canada with Ensemble Caprice. 

William’s other notable endeavours include performing Songs of Unrequited Love written for countertenor, horn, and harp by esteemed Canadian composer Donald Patriquin, and an “urban pilgrimage” concert-installation of Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles with Voces Boreales. William also sings weekly at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montréal, where he has performed various works by contemporary composers, including: David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion, Gregory Spears’s completion of the Mozart Requiem, Robert Koolstra's Bach Markus-Passion reconstruction, and Arvo Pärt's Passio. William is a member of the chorus of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra. 

William has enjoyed recent performances of Pergolesi’s Stabat mater with Vermont Chamber Artists; the world premiere of Nanumissuat – Île-Tonnerre, by Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Montréal composer Alexandre David; and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri with Montréal Lutherans Downtown. Notably, the 2022-23 season will see William interpreting the extraordinary cantatas of Christoph Graupner with Geneviève Soly and Les Idées Heureuses; touring and recording with Seraphic Fire in Aspen, CO and South Florida; and performing J.S Bach’s B-minor mass with Ensemble Caprice. 

William holds degrees in vocal performance (California State University, Chico) and choral conducting (McGill University).

William has been privileged to be invited to a number of workshop programs, including the first tuition-free year of the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco, the Illinois Bach Academy (2019), Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (2016), and the Yale University at Norfolk Chamber Choir & Choral Conducting Workshop, where he was a choral conducting fellow under Simon Carrington (2018). He is proud to have participated in the Chanticleer Skills/LAB education program, both as a young singer and as assistant conductor (2011-15). He has been grateful to receive solo, ensemble, and masterclass coaching from Judith Malafronte, William Sharp, Jeffrey Thomas, Peter Harvey, Anne Monoyios, and Reginald Mobley. He has studied voice with John Mac Master, Clifton Massey, Tracy Smith and Winston Purdy. 

As a conductor and educator, he has attended conducting workshops at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the Eastman School of Music, Kodály educator training at Holy Names University, and the Lawrence University Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Seminar led by Dr. Kenneth Bozeman and Dr. Ian Howell. William is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Early Music America, and Choral Canada. He has presented his research, “Arm gestures, our gestures: The role of conducting in coordinating breathing patterns among singers,” at a number of national conferences, and his peer-reviewed journal article can be found online at: https://www.academia.edu/40272477

For more information, visit his website: www.guillaumedufay.com

Devon Russo

Ms. Sarah Coffman

Benjamin Wenzelberg

Eleanor Legault

Bruce Teter

Bruce has been playing recorder for over 40 years, mostly self-taught and studied in many masterclasses with Marion Verbruggen. He plays all recorders, including Baroque, Renaissance, and Medieval including Medieval double recorder. Bruce plays many bagpipes including these Early music instruments that are historical copies: musette (French Baroque), Northumbrian smallpipes (Northumbrian Baroque), musa (Spanish Medieval), Leicestershire smallpipes (English Medieval). Bruce plays capped double reeds – rausachpfiefe and crumhorn. Bruce dabbles in some percussion(ish): nakers drum set, frame drum, castanets, campanille bells, tromba marina.  Bruce directs ensembles in each music era – Medieval (Los Goytx), Renaissance (Wessex Consort), Baroque (Les Plaisirs Champetre), Regency(ish) (The Picadillys) – see their respective Facebook pages; all the consorts can perform in historic costumes.

Mr. Leonardo Marques Ferreira Lima

Walter Bitner

Veteran music educator Walter Bitner is the Director of Education & Community Engagement for the Richmond Symphony. He has led a multi-faceted career as a teacher and performer: a multi-instrumentalist and singer, he is also a teacher, composer, and conductor conversant with a wide variety of musical styles and traditions. Walter has been a performing musician since childhood; he began his career as a boy soprano singing in school and church choirs and began to study piano at the age of seven. His work as a choral singer continued for many years into his twenties, and he has sung in symphony choruses under many directors including Michael Deane Lamkin, Robert Summer, Julius Rudel, and Robert Shaw.

He continued his piano study into college (where he also studied conducting and music education), and had performed many solo and chamber music recitals by his mid-twenties. During his teens and twenties he was also active as a jazz pianist, performing both solo and in small clubs in Tampa and Gainesville, Florida, and in metropolitan New York City. In 1992 he began to focus on Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, engaging in private study on recorder with Steve Silverstein (New York Pro Musica, Music For A While) and on lute with Pat O’Brien (Mannes, Juilliard) in New York City. From 1996 – 2000 he recorded and performed throughout Florida on lute and recorders as a soloist and as a member of The Tampa Bay Early Music Consort, with Carl Klein, harpsichord and organ, and Theresa Villani, cello and viola da gamba.

He conducted members of The Florida Orchestra in his first orchestral concert at the age of 21, and directed hundreds of student performances – instrumental and vocal music, as well as plays, musicals, and traditional dance – in his many years of teaching.

Walter served as Music Director or Performing Arts Director at private schools in New York, Florida, and Nashville 1991 – 2007. From 2008 – 2014 he taught at Nashville School of the Arts, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ arts magnet high school, where he successively directed the school’s piano, choral, and orchestral programs. Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Charter Oak State College, Connecticut, and he completed his teacher certifications training at Belmont University in Nashville. He is licensed to teach both Vocal and Instrumental Music, grades K – 12, by the State of Tennessee.

From 2014 – 2019 he served as Director of Education & Community Engagement for the Nashville Symphony, where he established the award-winning Accelerando program designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse ethnic backgrounds for pursuing music at the collegiate level and beyond.

A summary of Walter's many music and music education activities in Nashville 2004 – 2019 may be be found here. He began to serve as Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Richmond Symphony in August 2019, and in the summer of 2020 he founded the Richmond Symphony School of Music.

Walter is Conductor Emeritus of Music City Youth Orchestra, which he founded and directed from 2007 – 2012, and he serves on the National Advisory Board of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. As performing musician or ensemble director, he has collaborated or performed with a wide variety of artists over the last four decades including Pete Seeger, Tracy Silverman, Jeff Coffin, Ryan Middagh, The Chieftains, Music City Baroque, The Tampa Bay Master Chorale, The Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Symphony Chorus, the Nashville Concerto Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony. He writes about music and education on his blog Off The Podium at walterbitner.com.

Heloise Degrugillier

Heeyeon Cha

David Loy

Prof. Lisa Chaufty

Rebecca Price

Misti Bernard

Misti Bernard is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, based out of Gulfport, Florida. She has been performing world, jazz, blues, Celtic and early music across the US and Europe since 1993. Misti studied vocal technique at Trinity College of Music in London, Indian classical voice at the Ali Akbar College of music in San Rafael, California, and Jazz at the Berkeley Jazz College in California. She sings in eight languages ranging from Spanish to Urdu, with regular forays into scat and improvisational melody and lyric lines. Misti also plays 14th century mandora, guitar, hammered dulcimer, silver and bamboo flutes, pennywhistle, Irish flute, and bodhran.

 

Misti is the musical director and lead vocalist of The Blue Muse Project, which combines 13th Century Spanish and Portuguese songs with jazz, Middle Eastern, and world music. She also performs with singer/songwriter Billy Miller in the genre-bending duo Miller and Bernard, Billy Miller and bassist Bret Blackshear as swing and blues ensemble Speakeasy, as well as performing solo on the hammered dulcimer.

Gabriel Benton

Tristan Best

Ronnie Banks

Luthier specializing in Lutes, Citterns, and Early Wire Strings, with related research interests in early wire-strung instruments (citterns and lute/cittern hybrids); early wire string manufacturing; pre-industrial instrument making technology; cornetti; and natural trumpet. Current memberships include AMIS, FoMRHI, Galpin Society, The Guild of American Luthiers, The Lute Society of America, and The Lute Society (UK). Past Music, Theatre, Film and Dance Librarian and student Collegium Musicum instructor at Southern Methodist University; and performed in Texas/Louisiana area on early plucked strings, winds, brass, and voice. Currently, I also have a parallel career, serving as a Global Information Security Director at Brinks, Incorporated.

Mrs. Barbara King

Barbara King has performed since 1980 as an organist and soloist/continuo player with ensembles in Dayton, Ohio,  southern California, and northwest Washington.  She served as a long-time leader in early music (Past President of the Western Early Keyboard Association), music teacher organizations, and the American Guild of Organists. Prior to moving to Anacortes, she was harpsichordist for fifteen years with the southern California Harmonia Baroque Players.  Semi-retired in Anacortes, she formed and directs the successful Anacortes Early Music Concert Series, which has brought to the city stellar early music performance for over a dozen years.

David Thomas

Dr. Jeffrey Bauer

Peter Hallifax

Dr. Madelyn Jablon

Ms. Tomoko Lawergren

Born in Tokyo, Tomoko Sugawara began playing the Irish Harp at age twelve.  She added the Concert Harp at sixteen, and graduated with a BS in harp at Tokyo University of the Arts.  She studied cultural history at Seijo University in Tokyo and took up the angular harp (or kugo) in 1991.  The kugois the “mother of all harps,” played 3,000 years before any European harp.  

After moving to NYC, she learned to play baroque music on the Italian Triple harp: from Figured Bass to the Art of Ornamentation. 

Ms. Sugawara has received many major awards: Japan Foundation twice (1999 and 2008), Asian Cultural Council trice (2007-2008, 2014 and 2018-2019), and the Dunhuang Foundation (2019).

She has given solo recitals on the kugoat major international venues, such as The World Music Institute (NYC), and World Harp Congresses (trice: Prague, Amsterdam, and Vancouver).  Other places include The Early Music Guild of Seattle, The British Museum, Central China Conservatory of Music (Beijing), The Symposium on Historical Harps (Berlin), and Shanghai Conservatory of Music.  She has given recitals at many US Universities: Columbia, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Illinois, Indiana, Pittsburgh, and UCBerkeley.  She has led her ensemble, Eurasia Consort, at The World Music Institute.

In September 2018 and Spring 2019 she will take up a position as Visiting Researcher at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. 

Dr. Maria Romero

Venezuelan-born violinist María Romero Ramos is Assistant Professor of the Practice in Violin and Baroque Violin and Director of Historical Performance at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music.

Romero specializes in both modern and historical performance practice and pedagogy, switching comfortably between bows from different time periods as well as modern and gut strings. Prior to her appointment at Vanderbilt, Romero taught at the Indiana University String Academy. She has given master classes and been a guest clinician throughout the Americas, including the Universidad Austral de Chile and El Sistema-inspired programs such as the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra, California Central Coast Orchestra and Jazz Academy, Bolivia Clásica, El Sistema San Salvador, and National Youth Orchestra of Belize.

Romero is a graduate of Venezuela’s El Sistema music program, and has since been passionate about music education as a tool for social empowerment and transformation. She has volunteered and worked as artist teacher and program and development director for MusAid, a nonprofit organization that provides teacher training and instrument repair workshops to socially driven music programs around the world. Romero is an equally ardent advocate for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in classical music, and she is actively involved in initiatives that promote these efforts with the Sphinx Organization, Early Music America, and Global Leaders Program. 

Romero has performed in venues across Europe, Asia, and North, Central and South America, including the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall with the Sphinx Virtuosi chamber orchestra. She has collaborated with ensembles including the Orchester Wiener Akademie, Les Délices SalonEra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, Michigan Bach Collective, and New Vintage Baroque. She has also performed in festivals such as the Boston Early Music Festival, Valley of the Moon Music Festival, Arts on Alexander, and Vietnam Connection Music Festival. Romero has appeared as soloist with the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra, Mountainside Baroque, Sonoma State University Orchestra, Metropolitan Orchestra at Montgomery College, University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra, Indiana University Baroque Orchestra, Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, as winner of their concerto competition. A versatile musician, Romero has collaborated with Wayne Wallace and Michael Spiro on Latin jazz album recordings. The album Canto América received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2016. 

Romero holds master and doctor of music degrees in violin from Indiana University, where she was awarded the Artistic Excellence and Jacobs Fellowships, the most prestigious awards in the school of music. At IU, she studied violin with Kevork Mardirossian, baroque and classical violin and viola with Stanley Ritchie, and violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig. Romero also holds a bachelor of music degree and Graduate Artist Certificate from the University of North Texas, where she studied violin with Julia Bushkova and baroque violin with Cynthia Roberts. At UNT, she was selected Presser Scholar and received the Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student in the Strings Awards. Romero holds an Executive Graduate Certificate in social enterprise, cultural agency, teaching artistry, and civic leadership from the Global Leaders Program, and she was recently selected as a fellow for Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship Program.

At Vanderbilt, Romero teaches music majors on baroque instruments, as well as non-majors and Blair Academy students, and she coaches chamber music ensembles. She is concertmaster of Music City Baroque and currently plays with the Nashville Opera, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Mountainside Baroque. She lives in Nashville with her husband, pianist Nicholas Reynolds.

Avi Stein

Aaron Baker

Dr. John Prescott

Dr. Alan Berquist

Alan Berquist is a flutist and educator based in Northern California. He is also a student of Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University with support from the Dalcroze Society of America. He performs frequently with Ensemble 126Etesian DuoBay Area Rainbow Symphony, and Awesöme Orchestra Collective; past performances include Duo Metalo, American Opera Projects, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and the Albany (GA), Astoria (NY), Madison (WI), and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras.​

An advocate of new music, he has commissioned, performed premieres, and collaborated with composers Matthew Briggs, Viet Cuong, David DelTredici, Mark Fromm, Scott Gendel, Libby Larsen, David Maslanka, and David Stock. He serves as a judge for the Flute New Music Consortium’s annual composition competition and frequently performs works of new composers. He also serves as the Composer Diversity Database Co-Coordinator for the Institute for Composer Diversity based out of the State University of New York at Fredonia. On the other end of the spectrum, Alan’s deep affinity for early music has led to the study of baroque traverso, recorder, and renaissance recorders, performing for early flute specialists Barthold Kuijken and Na’ama Lion.

Alan served as a judge for the National Flute Association Newly Published Music and Fanfares of Lviv International Competitions and is a competition coordinator for the Florida Flute Association, also performing solo and chamber works at yearly conventions. Winner of the 2019 National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition, Alan has served the NFA as the 2004 Associate Program Chair and part of the Archives and Oral History Committee.

His research on music for flute of the early 20th century Russian-Swiss composer Paul Juon will be featured in upcoming publications. He has performed in dozens of masterclasses across the country, for international flute luminaries like Sir James Galway, Paul Edmund-Davies, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Leone Buyse, and Julius Baker. Alan's degrees are from Florida State University (DM, BM), University of Wisconsin-Madison (MM), and performance certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. His principal teachers include Eva Amsler, Alberto Almarza, Stephanie Jutt, Amy Likar, Caryl Mae Scott, and Susan Clark.

Kiele Sacco

Hi, I'm Ki and I am a early music (harpsichord) and computer science dual degree student at Indiana University. I was originally studying piano at DePauw University and took a risky decision to transfer with only one more semester left. I have always loved early music and I thank my summer in 2018 at Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute for immersing me in harpsichord.

Martha Hsu

Liza Malamut

Liza Malamut is Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble Incantare (www.incantaremusic.com) and regularly appears as a historical trombonist, teaching artist, and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed with Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, the Handel & Haydn Society, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Camerata, Apollo’s Fire, Dark Horse Consort, Boston Baroque, and many other ensembles. Her playing can be heard on the Musica Omnia, Naxos, Hyperion, and George Blood Audio labels. A passionate teacher and researcher, Liza has presented masterclasses, lecture recitals, and papers at conferences and institutions throughout the country. Her work was supported by an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (2017-2018). Liza served as Visiting Lecturer in Sackbut at Indiana University in spring 2015 and 2018, and taught as applied instructor in sackbut at Tufts University. She is currently coediting the forthcoming book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy with Rebecca Cypess and Lynette Bowring. Liza’s interest in historical performance accessibility has inspired various large-scale outreach projects, including family-friendly productions of Heinrich Schütz's Weihnachtshistorie, staged in New York and Boston in collaboration with Musica Nuova; and Singen und Sagen: Music for Hope in a Time of War, presented by the American Musicological Society in 2017. Liza holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance from Boston University, where she studied with Greg Ingles. Her dissertation, a method book for modern trombonists, integrates historical techniques with mainstream playing and introduces eighty-eight solo etudes for trombone transcribed from historical sources.

Mrs. Peggy Sniezek

Melinda Friedman

Dance Director, Boston Early Music Festival;  Resident choreographer, Central City Opera;  Master teacher of Movement and Dance.

Ms. Barbara Larson

Barbara Hamilton

Mrs. Amanda Pond

Ms. Margaret Irwin-Brandon

Dr. Mark Bergman

Christine Jay

Kasia Bielak-hoops

Graeme Napier

Rachell Wong

 

Recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant (the first baroque recipient in the respected program’s history) and Grand Prize winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong is a rising star on both the historical performance and modern violin stages, and has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, China, and New Zealand. A sought-after collaborator, her growing reputation as one of the top historical performers of her generation has resulted in appearances with such respected ensembles as the American Bach Soloists and The Academy of Ancient Music, and tours with Bach Collegium Japan, Les Arts Florissants, and others. Equally accomplished on the modern violin, Ms. Wong made her first public appearance with the Philharmonia Northwest at age 11 and has since performed as a soloist with such orchestras as Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá and Seattle Symphony.

 

Following summer performances with Yale Schola Cantorum in Oslo, Norway, at Massachusetts’ Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series, with the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, The Academy of Ancient Music in the UK, Bach Collegium Japan in Warsaw, Poland, and with Les Arts Florissants at France’s Festival Thire, Ms. Wong’s 2019-2020 season is split between orchestral, recital and chamber music concerts. Engagements include performances with the American Classical Orchestra, New Amsterdam Consort, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Voices of Music, Byron Schenkman & Friends, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, and New York Baroque Incorporated. She appears in recital at New York’s Island Symphony Bach Festival, with Dioscuri, and the Heifetz International Music Institute, Nationally, she can be heard in chamber music performances with the Jupiter Ensemble in Paris, for the Lakewold Gardens Series (WA), and with the Shanghai Camerata in Shanghai, China. This season, Ms. Wong also serves as a 2019-2020 Mercury Chamber Orchestra Juilliard Fellow, and as an American Fellow of The English Concert.

 

Passionate about chamber music as well as orchestral and recital music, Ms. Wong is a founding member of New Amsterdam Concert, a New York-based period- instrument string ensemble comprising Juilliard graduates specializing in one-on-a-part performances of music from the Renaissance through the High Baroque. Fellow members include violinist Isabelle Seula Lee, violist Andrew Gonzalez, cellist Keiran Campbell and harpsichordist Robert Warner. With acclaimed keyboardist David Belkovski, she co-founded Dioscuri, a dynamic, versatile ensemble that focuses on music from all periods on historical instruments. Dioscuri will be hosted by Valley of the Moon Music Festival in summer 2020. Notable past concerts include performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica in Costa Rica, Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá, recitals with world-renowned pianists Anton Nel and Byron Schenkman, and a 16 concert, four-city tour of New Zealand with the New Zealand String Quartet which included the New Zealand premiere of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti for on stage string quartet and ballet with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and a recital in Wellington, New Zealand featuring works by Bartok, Schubert and Beethoven, also with the New Zealand String Quartet. Ms. Wong served as Artist-in-Residence with the Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, Virginia from 2017-2019.

 

A native of Seattle, Washington, Rachell Ellen Wong counts among her numerous awards and honors grand prizes in the 52nd Sorantin International String Competition, the International Crescendo Music Awards, the Heida Hermann’s International Competition, and Seattle’s Gallery Concert’s Next Generation Competition. Recently, she placed in the XXI J.S. Bach International Competition in Germany. She is the recipient of a 2019 Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant from The Juilliard School; a 2017 Kovner Fellowship, also from The Juilliard School; a 2013 Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship Award and a 2013 Artist Excellence Award, both from Indiana University; a Distinguished Performance, King Award at the 2012 Young Artists Nat'l Competition; the Starling Distinguished Violinist Scholarship from UT-Austin, from 2009 – 2013, and the 2009 Cascade Symphony's Mori Simon Scholarship, of which she was the first recipient.

A recent graduate, Ms. Wong holds a Masters in Music in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she moved after receiving her Masters in Music from Indiana University and a Bachelors of Music from The University of Texas at Austin. Teachers include Brian Lewis, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Kent Coleman, Mark Kaplan, Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger, Simon James, and Stanley Ritchie. When not performing, Ms. Wong enjoys exploring her multi-racial heritage by studying diverse musical styles, including the Scottish fiddle. She performs on a baroque violin from the school of Joachim Tielke and a violin made by Carlo de March. An animal lover, she has two rabbits.

Marika Hoyt

Marika Fischer Hoyt maintains a demanding concert schedule on modern and baroque viola and viola d’amore, performing with period-instrument ensembles including the Madison Bach Musicians, Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, IN, Florentine Opera, Great Lakes Baroque, Sonata à Quattro, Just Bach, and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and with modern-instrument ensembles including the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Ancora String Quartet, and Sinfonia Sacra of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir.  She serves on the advisory board of the Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) and the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association (ROPA), and directs Bach Around The Clock, an annual community-wide Bach festival. 

Marika hosted the Saturday Afternoon Classics radio show on Wisconsin Public Radio from 2012 – 2016, also delivering pre-concert lectures for ensembles such as the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. 

Marika holds degrees from Smith College and the Indiana University School of Music. Her training includes one year at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg, Germany, two years at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and one year at IU's Early Music Institute, studying with Stanley Ritchie.  Her major teachers include Kim Kashkashian, Csaba Erdélyi, and Abraham Skernick. 

Mr. Philip Freemer

Mr. David Montanye

Ryan Brandau

Dr. Randall Scotting

Dr. Gary Ljungquist

Patricia Jennerjohn

In addition to my day job (my own business, which I love) I am a well trained musician.  I have a BA in Music (double major, piano and organ) and did a considerable amount towards an MA (including a graduate recital) in Music (organ).  I also developed my love of singing in college.  I am now also a well-trained singer, performing with both choral groups and as a soloist (paid occasionally!).  I'm also now in my second year of studing treble viola da gamba and have just picked up the pardessus de viole.  I've participated in the San Francisco Early Music Society's Medieval and Renaissance music workshops for three years.  I sing with the California Bach Society and in 2018 we were invited to be the opening Main Stage concert for the SFEMS-sponsored Berkeley Early Music Festival, performing an all-Charpentier concert.  CBS specializes in Renaissance and Baroque music, with occasional forays into other centuries. 

Ron Barnett

Prof. Douglas Leonard

Ms. Caroline Sykes-Lorenz

Dr. Patrick Allen

Peter Middleton

Prof. Lois Rosow

Lois Rosow, Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, was on the musicology faculty at Ohio State from 1985 until her retirement in 2014. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music and President of the Friends of Early Music, Columbus, Ohio, and she is past president of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. Her research is focused mainly on French opera of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her critical edition of the opera Armide by Jean-Baptiste Lully (Olms, 2003) has served for productions released internationally on audio CD and DVD. 

Dr. Albert Bellefeuille

Mr. Nathan Silverman

Mr. Timothy Szczesuil

Dr. Stephen Moran

Dr. Madelaine Matej MacQueen

Soprano Madelaine Matej has won praise for her clear, agile lyricism and versatile stage characterizations.  Her recent roles have included Phaedra in Conradi’s Ariadne (as part of the Anch’io project at Amherst Early Music, 2019), Cupid in Handel’s Semele (2018), Sparrow in Krása’s Brundibár (2015), Aglante in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione (2017), Titania and Fairy 2 in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016), Celidora in Mozart’s The Goose of Cairo (2015), First Spirit in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2012), Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underword (2014), Gabrielle in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne (2016), Venus in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2016), and First Priestess in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie (2019).

Ms. Matej made her professional debut in 2007, singing Flora in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with Oakland Opera Theatre. She reprised the role in 2008 with San Francisco Lyric Opera and drew praise from Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle for “[rising] magnificently to the challenge…her singing bright and true, and her stage presence a compelling mixture of playfulness and turmoil.”  That same year, she created the role of Dory Kamen in San Francisco Opera’s celebrated world premiere of The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Stewart Wallace. 

Following study in Italy at the 2014 Pistoia Musica Antica summer festival, Ms. Matej presented a lecture-recital titled Don't Look Back! A Eurydice Retrospective.  The performance used the character Eurydice as a model to explore the silencing of female characters throughout operatic history. Ms. Matej's concert credits include soloist in Vaughn Williams’s Serenade to Music, soloist in Mozart’s Vespera solennis de confessore (2015) and both Mary and the Daughter of Zion in Handel's Brockes Passion (2014), all with Pacific Choral Ensembles. She has also performed solos with Case Western Reserve University’s Baroque Orchestra (2018) and Collegium Musicum (2017), and she covered the soprano solo in Haydn’s The Creation with Summit Choral Society and Akron Symphony Orchestra (2016).

First-place competition awards include the Avanti Award (2016); Kathe Underwood Scholarship of Stockton Opera Guild (2015); the Ray Eberle Vocal Scholarship of the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society (2013); the Classical division winner of the California Capital Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing (2013); and the Manlio Silva Young Artist Award from Stockton Symphony (2012).

Ms. Matej graduated from University of the Pacific in May 2016 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, having been designated a Powell Scholar in Pacific’s most distinctive academic program.  She has been privileged to train in master classes with Wagnerian soprano Linda Watson, William Schumann from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Broadway music director Paul Staroba, and opera director Peter Sellars.  In May 2015, she was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society for musical achievement and academic scholarship.

Ms. Matej is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where she researches relationships between the physical and metaphoric voice and nineteenth-century interactions between music and medicine. She studies voice with Dina Kuznetsova at the Cleveland Institute of Music and with Ellen Hargis at Case. 

David Morales

Mr. Michael Delfin

Praised for “beautiful performances of great warmth” (Classical Voice of North Carolina), Michael Delfín is a versatile performer of historical keyboard instruments and the modern piano. He was recently nominated to the Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2021, after receiving the 2018 Historical Keyboard Society of North America Bechtel/Clinkscale Scholarship and 2017 Catacoustic Consort Early Music Grant. He has performed for several HKSNA conferences and the Central California Baroque Festival and has given lectures on historical performance topics for Early Music America, HKSNA, and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department. He is artistic director of Seven Hills Baroque in Cincinnati and has taught figured bass and improvisation at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Michael has attended the American Bach Soloists Academy and the University of Michigan Early Keyboard Institute and performed in masterclasses for Richard Egarr, Joseph Gascho, Corey Jamason, Edward Parmentier, and Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. Michael is now pursuing doctoral studies in both piano and harpsichord at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He previously studied piano at CCM, San Francisco Conservatory, and Peabody Conservatory, as well as history at Johns Hopkins University. His mentors include Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky, Michael Unger, and Carol Oaks.

Mr. Kyran Assing

Prof. Patrice Nicolas

Mr. Steven Dember

Mr. Patrick O’Malley

Rebecca Jones

Amateur cellist and violist interested in playing and listening to the treasures created in the Baroque era

Dr. Teresa Coffman

Meg Bragle

Widely praised for her musical intelligence and “expressive virtuosity” (San Francisco Chronicle), Meg Bragle has earned an international reputation as one of today’s most gifted mezzo-sopranos. Ms. Bragle has sung with the Houston, Seattle, Detroit, National, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Pacific and Colorado Symphonies.  She has also appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Netherlands Bach Society, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Tempesta di Mare, Apollo’s Fire, Arion Baroque and the Dunedin Consort.  Her discography includes four recordings with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists as well as several collaborations with Apollo’s Fire, the complete works of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Bach’s St. John Passion, Copland’s In the Beginning, Toby Twining’s Chrysalid Requiem, Anthony Newman’s Requiem, and the Five Borough Songbook.

Ms. Bragle lives in Philadelphia where she is Artist in Residence and Director of the Collegium Musicum at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

 

Gwyn Roberts

Gwyn Roberts is one of America’s foremost performers on recorder and baroque flute, praised by Gramophone for her “sparkling technique, compelling musicianship, and all-around excellence.”  She is also co-founder and -director of Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare, hailed by the Miami Herald as “the model of a top-notch period orchestra.”  Now in the 18th season of its Philadelphia Concert Series, Tempesta di Mare tours from Oregon to Prague, recently released its 12th CD on the British label Chandos, and reaches audiences in 56 countries around the world with broadcasts of live performances.

 

Roberts’ soloist engagements include Portland Baroque Orchestra, Recitar Cantando of Tokyo, Washington Bach Consort and the Kennedy Center. In addition to Chandos, she has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Dorian, Sony Classics, Vox, PolyGram, PGM, and Radio France. Her latest solo recordings include the Fasch Recorder Concerto in F, Bach’s Concerto in G after BWV 530, and Sonatas by Francesco Mancini.  She enjoys collaborating with living composers, recently recording James Primosch’s Sacred Songs and Meditations with the 21st Century Consort for Albany Records.

 

Roberts studied recorder and baroque flute at Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands with Marion Verbruggen, Leo Meilink and Marten Root. She loves teaching, with recent masterclasses at the Curtis Institute of Music, Hartt School of Music, and Oregon Bach Festival.  She is Professor of Recorder and Baroque Flute at the Peabody Conservatory, Director of Early Music Ensembles at the University of Pennsylvania, and directs the Virtuoso Recorder Program at the Amherst Early Music Festival.

Ms. Kathryn Suner

Mr. Bruce Carrie

Mr. John Aniano

I am a maker of stringed instrument bows.  I make and repair all types of bows from early music period bows to modern bows.

In my distant past, I played the violin and have more recently taken lessons on the harmonium. 

Carlos Gamez

Mr. Jack Smith

Stephen Butts

Mr. Michael Lynn

Michael Lynn is Professor of Baroque Flute & Recorder at Oberlin Conservatory and Curator of Musical Instruments Emeritus, he also served as Associate Dean for 15 years. Mr. Lynn performed at the Inaugural Luncheon for President Obama’s first term and recently at the same event for Mr. Trump.  He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Portugal, Romania, Italy, Taiwan and Japan with Apollo’s Fire, Mercury Baroque, ARTEK, the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Tafelmusik, the American Baroque Ensemble, Handel & Haydn, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Cleveland Opera, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Il Gardilino, and many other ensembles. He teaches each year at the Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute. He can also be heard at www.soundcloud.com/mloberlin

 

Mr. Lynn has taught at the University of Michigan, Oakland University, Case Western Reserve University, and at the Recorder Institute of Indiana University as well as teaching classes on historical flutes throughout the country.

 

A performer/scholar, Mr. Lynn produced a monthly column for Flute Talk Magazine and has recently written feature articles for Traverso, Flute Talk, Flute View, Flutist Quarterly, and the Oberlin Conservatory Magazines. He was the founder of Early Music Facsimiles, and a founding member of the Board of Apollo’s Fire. Michael can be heard on Wildboar, Gasparo, Eclectra, Koch International, Avie, and other labels. Known for his knowledge of historical flutes he maintains a website www.originalflutes.com based on his flute collection and is available to give lecture/demonstrations about the history of the flute.  Recently he presented at the International Congress of the National Association for Music Instruments – Portugal, in Tomar, as well as lecturing and performing in Romania and Italy. Mr. Lynn is on the Board of the American Musical Instrument Society and ANIMUSIC-Portugal.

Joyce Johnson Hamilton

Mr. Jonathan Salamon

Nancy Ellis

Mr. Paul Rabin

Mr. Jamie Allen

Former Education Director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dr. David Seebaugh

Isabella Pagel

Ms. Sarah Hawbecker

Sarah Hawbecker is an active recitalist, full-time church musician, and winner of numerous competitions. She is a prize winner of both the 1998 and 1996 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. She won first place in the 1988 Undergraduate Organ Competition, Ottumwa, Iowa, and was a finalist in the 1992 Spivey International Organ Competition. Ms. Hawbecker’s performances have been recorded and broadcast on American Public Media’s radio program Pipedreams®.

Ms. Hawbecker has a varied organ repertoire and enjoys designing programs tailored to the specific instrument and the audience. Whether playing a “traditional” organ program, all-Bach, American composers, Halloween concerts, or interactive concerts for children, her goal is to engage the audience and share her love of the instrument and its music. Also recognized as a specialist with children’s choirs, she is frequently asked to lead workshops in the area of church music and children’s choir techniques.

She has presented workshops and performed for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and for conferences of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Her articles have been published in several professional journals: The American Organist (AGO), CrossAccent (ALCM), and The Chorister (Choristers Guild). She has adjudicated several organ competitions, most notably the semi-final round of the 2008 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.

A native of Illinois, Ms. Hawbecker studied organ and church music with John Ferguson at St. Olaf College, where she earned the Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude with Departmental Distinction, and was elected into Pi Kappa Lambda. She went on to earn the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Russell Saunders. An active lifetime member of the American Guild of Organists, she served three terms on its National Council and completed two terms on the Board of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians as a regional president.

Ms. Hawbecker is Organist and Director of Children’s Music at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has served since 1996. She is also on the staff of Orgues Létourneau Limitée of St-Hyacinthe, Québec as a project consultant and regional representative on the east coast of the United States. She is on the roster of Concert Artist Cooperative (www.concertartistcooperative.com). She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Billy Fuller, and their son, Jonathan.

Ms. Claire Hammett

30 years tuning and supplying harpsichords for concerts & recordings in London, UK.  Now retired to sunny Florida.  Happy to take on refurbishing work of harpsichords to include re-stringing, requilling and regulatation.  Top quality concert instruments available for hire in the Gulf Coast area.

Jennifer Kampani

David Kellett

Critics and audiences assessing David Kellett's performances have consistently remarked on the clarity and purity of his tenor voice, praised the taste, refinement and subtlety of his interpretations and lauded his excellent diction in standard operatic, oratorio and recital repertoire. Reviewing David in David Amram's Twelfth Night, Bernard Holland of the New York Times wrote "Set apart from the rest of the cast was the pleasing, seamless tenor of David Kellett in the role of Feste."

Recently devoting more time and energy to Baroque and Early Music, David has sung the role of Eumaeus in Monteverdi's Return of Ulysses at Princeton University and concerts of Monteverdi & Cavalli opera excerpts, French Airs de Cours and vocal music of Claudio Sarcini, Barbara Strozzi and other programs with the New York Continuo Collective in New York City and at the Boston Early Music Festival in June of 2013. His forays into the music of Bach include performances of the B-minor Mass and Cantata 208 with Bach in Baltimore and he sang his first Evangelist in Johannespassion with the Concordia Chorale and Camerata. His Handel oratorio roles have included the tenor soloist in Samson, Judas Maccabaeus, Esther, Solomon and of course, Messiah. He has appeared multiple times with the Practioners of Musick and Les Agréments de Musique in the Princeton area, with the newly formed Early Music Princeton ensemble at Princeton University and on several programs sponsored by the Guild for Early Music at the Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. David appeared with Lewis Baratz's early music ensemble, La Fiocco, in a program entitled The Lion & The Lamb: The Jewish Baroque in June of 2014. He has appeared in masterclasses with the famous Italian baritone and Baroque specialist, Furio Zanasi and with sopranos Dame Emma Kirkby, Julianne Baird and Ellen Hargis.

David made his operatic debut as Count Belfiore in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera with the Opera Shop at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. He has appeared at the Lake George Opera Festival, the Princeton Festival, the June Opera Festival, the Opera Festival of New Jersey and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Having performed over 50 principal and secondary roles in opera and operetta, he has portrayed several roles in some of the obscure Donizetti operas, including Daniele in Betly, Ernesto in Il Giovedi Grasso, and Eutropio in Belisario. David has also the distinction of having performed Count Almaviva in both the Rossini and Paisiello versions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. His Mozart roles have included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Seraglio, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro.

An active concert soloist, David has appeared at the Charles Ives Center for the Arts, with the Long Island Jewish Arts Festival, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the National Dance Institute under the baton of composer/conductor David Amram. As Mr. Amram's tenor of choice, David has sung in the composer's opera, Twelfth Night, and performed his songs in concert on numerous occasions. He appeared at Lincoln Center in 2007 on a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare Festival singing selections that were composed for productions directed by Papp during the first 11 years of its existence. He has also appeared with the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, the Garden State Philharmonic, the Highlands Symphony Orchestra, the Fairfield Chamber Orchestra, the Bridgeport Chamber Orchestra and the Princeton University Orchestra.

As an oratorio soloist, he has appeared with the Bach Concert Series in Baltimore, the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, the Long Island Choral Society, the Monmouth Civic Chorus, the Oratorio Society of New Jersey, the Choral Arts Society of New Jersey, the Summit Chorale, the Richmond Choral Society in Staten Island, Commonwealth Opera, Concordia Chorale, the Arcadian Chorale, Ars Musica, the Putnam Chorale, the Glee Club and Chapel Choir at Princeton University, Concordia College in Bronxville, New York and numerous other organizations in the New York area. In recital, David has presented programs on the Illiade Concert Series in Strasbourg, France with pianist Masako Hayashi-Ebbesen, Smith College, Princeton University, Westminster Choir College, the Glen Ridge Concert Series and other venues in the New York area.

David's contemporary and new music endeavors include the world premieres of several works by composer Peter Westergaard. In 2008 he sang the roles of the Mad Hatter and Gryphon in Westergaard’s Alice in Wonderland under the auspices of the Center for Contemporary Opera at Symphony Space in New York City. He originated the role of Sebastian in his The Tempest with the Opera Festival of New Jersey and the roles of Stubbs and the Parsee in a concert version of his opera, Moby Dick which has been recorded by Albany Records. He also premiered Westergaard’s cantata, To the Dark Lady, based on five Shakespearean sonnets for vocal quartet and percussion. He has presented new compositions by composer Webster Young in concert in New York City on several occasions and performed in the premiere of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Hollis Thoms for soprano, tenor, bass-baritone soloists and chamber orchestra in Annapolis, Maryland.

Radio audiences have heard him on WQXR's Listening Room, and WNCN's WNCN's Live including a recreation of Vittorio Giannini's radio opera, Blennerhassett. Recordings of his operatic performances have been broadcast on WKCR and WBAI in New York City.

David appeared in Zoe Caldwell's production of A Christmas Carol at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. This production featured Christopher Plummer, Richard Kiley, Jason Robards, Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris, E.G. Marshall and Ms. Caldwell, and was the first dramatic presentation in the newly renovated structure.

Since 1995, David has taught private voice at Princeton University. He made his directing debut with the university production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in 2002. Since that time he has directed Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring, a double bill of Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel/Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and three student thesis productions. He has appeared regularly with the Richardson Chamber Players, the resident chamber music ensemble of the university.

In 2005, David began his association with the Princeton Festival appearing as Pirelli in their debut performance of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Since that time, he has directed their young artist productions of Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief,and the musicals, Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks and The Threepenny Opera, presented audition master classes and served as vocal/auditions consultant. From 2007 to 2009, he served on the board of trustees for South Mountain TheaterWorks, a non-profit organization that produces concerts and theatrical events.

Stephanie Hunt

An active and versatile musician, Stephanie Hunt performs on both modern and baroque cello. Her current activities include performances with the Persied String Quartet, Chamber Project St. Louis, and the Coromell Ensæmble, a Mexican Early Music ensemble. Stephanie has participated in numerous international music festivals, including the Nederlandse Orkest- en Ensemble-Academie, Royaumont Formations Professionnelles (France), the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and two summers as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. Her studies on modern cello led to a B.Mus. summa cum laude from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and a M.Mus. from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Following her American studies, Stephanie moved to Europe and earned both a B.Mus. Honours and M.Mus. in baroque cello from the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. Her teachers include Viola de Hoog, Norman Fischer, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Ross Harbaugh, and Monique Bartels. 

After five years studying and performing in the Netherlands, Stephanie returned to the United States, to settle in the St. Louis area.  Stephanie teaches cello in the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Suzuki program, is the cello instructor at Lindenwood University, and maintains a private studio in St. Louis.

Prof. David Loeb

Mr. Gerrod Pagenkopf

Ms. Laura Conrad

Dr. Melissa Rodgers Woodrow

Matt Bickett

Matt Bickett, from Portsmouth, Ohio, is a
fourth-year student at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, where he pursues a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance. While still a candidate for both Bachelor’s degrees, he was accepted into Oberlin Conservatory’s accelerated Master of Music in Historical Performance program. Hiswork focuses on musicologically-informed approaches to historical styles of organ and harpsichord playing. He studies organ with Jonathan Moyer, harpsichord with Mark Edwards, composition with Elizabeth Ogonek, and choral conducting with Gregory Ristow.

Alongside his work at Oberlin College and Conservatory, Matt serves as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, Ohio, where he plays for all liturgies and assists in directing the semi-professional choir. As organist, he has performed at notable venues such as Behrend College of Penn State University in Erie, Pennsylvania; Broad Street UMC in Columbus, Ohio; Pilgrim Congregational Church in Chardon, Ohio; St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, Ohio; and in Cleveland, Ohio at Church of the Covenant and Trinity Lutheran Church. Matt received the honor of the 2017 Presser Fellowship from the Presser Foundation and took first prize in the 2017 Great Lakes AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists. 

Ms. Julienne Pape

I founded Montclair Early Music. The core of the organization is a recorder group who meets weely and performs locally.  We produce several creative performances each year such as "Robin Hood at the May Faire", Sir George and the Dragon, Christmas in Italy, Shakespeare's Music, Rembrandt and his music.  We also do Outreach to Alzeiheimer patients and sponsor a Recorder Contest for kids.  The winners play at our Fall Concert.  .

Our events often combine recorders with viols, cornetto, sackbutt, crumhorn, shawms, pipe and tabors, singers, and actors.. The events are inter-generational with audience participation.  We are always looking for musicians to join us.  Contact me for more information.

Camilla Tassi

http://camillatassi.com

Performer and producer of early music – visual projections combined with early!

Mr. Peter Manson

Member of the Board of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston.

Daniel Fridley

Mr. Matt Zucker

Dr. Theodore Jordan

Has played renaissance lute since 1978, Baroque lute since 1988.

Mr. Steven Zohn

Mr. Andrew Egbuchiem

Paulina Francisco

Paulina Francisco is a versatile singer and interpreter of early music and a practitioner of historically informed performance. Paulina has been a featured soloist with IndyBaroque, Bourbon Baroque, Alchymy Viols, the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Los Angeles Camerata and the American Bach Soloist Academy. Most recently she performed the role of Calliope in Handel’s serenata Parnasso in Festa under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas, Bach’s St. John Passion directed by John Butt, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater led by Stanley Ritchie, and served as music director for BWV 49 with the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. Paulina is a founding member of Las Aves, an emerging ensemble that specializes in historical performance of 17th century chamber music. Las Aves has performed at the International Sacred Music Festival in Quito, Ecuador and the Bloomington Early Music Festival. In 2018, Paulina was the recipient of Bourbon Baroque’s Nicholas Fortin Summer Workshop Scholarship.

Paulina is passionate about building stronger connections between research and performance; she has performed new research presentations for Robert Ketterer (University of Iowa), Donald Burrows (The Open University), Ayana Smith (Indiana University) and Michael Bane (Indiana University).Paulina’s 0research is centered on 17th century virtuosic repertoire for soprano, early voice training, the education of early modern women, and sacred monody. Her Master’s thesis “The Virtuosi of Ferrara: The Concerto delle Donna 1580-1601”, including a modern edition of Luzzasco Luzzaschi’s Madrigali (1601), is available on ProQuest.

In addition to performing, Paulina is an active arts administrator; she serves as General Manager for Bloomington Early Music and has worked summer festival administration for the Madison Early Music Festival and the SFEMS Baroque Workshop.

Paulina Francisco is currently the Associate Instructor of Early Voice at Indiana University, where she is working toward a Doctor of Music in Historical Performance and Graduate Certificate in Vocology, with minor specialization in Musicology. Before attending IU, she received a Master of Arts in Early Music from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Public Relations, with minor specialization in Arts Administration from Carroll University. Paulina has studied voice with Rachelle Fox, Brian Gill, Lynn Helding, Judith Malafronte, Steven Rickards, and Thomas Weis.

Adriana Ruiz

Dr. Nancy Washer

Adaiha MacAdam-Somer

Mr. Jason Fisher

Mrs. Carla Bond

Lindsay Pope

Mr. Gary O’Connor

Ms. Veronika Anissimova

Rachelle Romero

Ms. Mili George

Ms. Janey Bennett

Dr. Phillip Thomas

Elizabeth Phelps

Ms. Maxine Nemerovski

Mr. Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey has performed with many baroque groups including the Orchestra of New Spain, Boulder Bach Festival, Parish House Baroque, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, and Several Friends Early Music In The High Desert, Grand Cru Baroque, among others. In 2016 he was viola soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante at La Petite Bande Summer Academy (Italy). Since relocating to New Mexico in 2017, Jeffrey has played violin with area groups including Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, New Mexico Philharmonic, Opera Southwest, Amarillo Symphony and served on Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council from 2017-2020.

Mr. Smith received his Performers Diploma in Early Violin from the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Stanley Ritchie and obtained his Masters of Music in Violin from New York University, studying with Stephanie Chase and Gregory Fulkerson. His Bachelors of Music Performance is from Brigham Young University, studying with Alexander Woods and Monte Belknap. He has also furthered his period performance training studying with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Julie Andrijeski, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Shunske Sato.

Aside from his performance endeavors, Jeffrey has worked for David Brewer Fine Violins assisting clients with investment purchases of antique instruments to managing the sales for Riverton Music at their Clearfield UT location. He succesfully set new sales and revenue records for the area, particularly in the piano department which saw a near ten fold increase.

When Jeffrey has free time, his interests include violin making, visiting national parks, hiking, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and raising his daughter with his wife, Rebecca.

Ms. Katherine Heater

Mr. John Gibbs

MARIA CASWELL

Founding member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, member of Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Voices of Music and  Alphabet Baroque Club. Plays with Voices of Music, Jubilate, and others.

Mr. Joe Koetas

Mr. Ethan DePuy

Praised for his “masterful acting” and “fine singing,” American tenor Ethan DePuy brings his unique dramatic style to works ranging from the Baroque era to now.

DePuy trained as a young artist at the Chautauqua Opera Company, where he was a recipient of the Young Artist Encouragement Award. His list of credits includes Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, the title role in Albert Herring, Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, Jaquino in Fidelio, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof.

Mr. DePuy has also established himself as a presence on the concert stage, where highlights of recent seasons include performances of Bach’s St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Easter Oratorio, and Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Solemn Vespers, and Coronation Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G, Haydn’s Seven Last Words, Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, Stravinsky’s Mass, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit, the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the title role in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus.

A native of Rochester, NY, Ethan earned degrees in voice and opera performance from SUNY Fredonia and Arizona State University.

Mr. Steven Bichel

Ms. Georgina Lodge

Georgina McKay Lodge has performed with leading Danish early music ensembles Camerata Øresund and Copenhagen Soloists on viola and violin, as well as with the Porto Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, and in the USA with period orchestra Grand Harmonie, The Berry Collective at Boston Early Music Festival, at Oregon Bach Festival, and alongside musicians of Tafelmusik, Voyage Sonique, Concerto Copenhagen, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Juilliard School. She will perform in the 2019-20 season with Holland Baroque as a Samama fellow. Ms. McKay Lodge serves on the Emerging Professional Leadership Council for Early Music America. She won the Best Bach award at the Ohio Viola Society Competition. She currently lives in Copenhagen.

A native of Oberlin, Ohio, she studied at the Oberlin Conservatory pre-college program before receiving her Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters of Music from Boston University.

Mr. Arthur Halbardier

Mr. David Copp

Ms. Kathleen Alatalo-Arten

Mr. Christopher Brodersen

Christopher Brodersen (b. 1948), baroque oboe and baroque bassoon, pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees in music history, vocal performance and musicology at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. In 1973 he began an apprenticeship with organ builder Klaus Becker; later he worked for harpsichord builder Martin Sassmann. Returning to the States in 1975, Brodersen took up the baroque oboe. Initially self-taught, he subsequently studied privately with Bruce Haynes, Stephen Hammer and Marc Schachman.

In addition to his musical activities, Brodersen is a builder of historical keyboard instruments (harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano) and is active in music journalism. In the latter role he was the Review Editor of Continuo Magazine from 1995 to 1999, and recently (2013) contributed 13 articles to the Second Edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Brodersen is on the staff of Fanfare Magazine, and is also an occasional contributor to The Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society.

Ms. Jan Elliott

Jan Elliott (recorder, crumhorn, cornamuse, English concertina, Irish whistle) has performed and taught music and dance for over four decades. Studying recorder as a child with Ruth Guillard and Patricia Brown in Falmouth, MA she developed a deep interest in medieval, renaissance, baroque and world music. She earned a BA in music from Wesleyan University and an MA in dance ethnology from UCLA, taught music education at Boston University and studied ethnomusicology at the University of London. She currently teaches recorder in her home studio, coaches and performs with several early music ensembles, and maintains an active interest in traditional music and dance, especilly from the British Isles.

Ms. Linda Clifford

I make a living as a lawyer but enjoy a secret life as an amateur harpsichordist.  I was a founding member in 1984 of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, which recently morphed into the Historical Keyboard Society of North America.  I serve on the board of Madison Bach Musicians, in Madison, Wisconsin.  I enjoy promoting early music in my neighborhood by hosting house concerts featuring harpsichord solos and ensembles of singers and string, flute, and bassoon players. 

 

Christina Kay

New York-based soprano Christina Kay has a keen interest in music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 20th and 21st Centuries. She has sung at the Carmel Bach Festival (Virginia Best Adams Masterclass), American Bach Soloists Academy, Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College, and Madison Early Music Festival, and performs with ARTEK, The American Classical Orchestra, the Chamber Choir at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra. 

 

Dr. Peter Watchorn

Dr. Shane Levesque

Mr. David Schonfeld

B.A. Music, CCNY (1966); M.Phil. Theory of Music, Yale (1970).
Oboe: Modern oboe, 1964-1968 under Lois Wann and 2011-2013 with Marilyn Krentzman; Baroque oboe, 2013-2015 with Marc Schachman.
Recorder since 1960; currently a member of a recorder ensemble.
Clarinet since 1961; performed with ethnic folkdance bands, 1988-2013.
South Indian Vina, 1970-83, primarily under M. Nageswara Rao.
Choral experience since 1961; currently a member of an a-cappella group.
Attended Amherst Early Music Festival 2013-2019 and Winter Workshop 2015. Master classes in oboe with Marc S., Geoffrey Burgess, and Debra Nagy.
Performed in Bach Cantata days at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, in Oct 2014 & 2015.
Attended Pinewoods Early Music Week, 2016. Master classes with Héloïse Degrugillier and Francie Fitch.
Performed several times on Baroque oboe for the Musical Club of Hartford.

 

 

Dr. Keith Courtney

Dr. Andrew Fyson

I am a biologist and photographer as well as a singer. I am active in Arts Denman our local, non-profit arts organisation. As chair of Denman Early Music, I am busy organising our fourth Denman Island Baroque Music Workshop and Festival which takes place here May 2-10, 2017. The website is denmanbaroque.com and applications for the workshop are due by the end of 2019.

Karen Shaffer

Biographer of the American violinist Maud Powell, founder of The Maud Powell Society for Music and Education.  Maud Powell played some of the first Early Music concerts with violinist Sam Franko in New York City.

Mr. Adam Dillon

Adam Dillon is a specialist in historical trombones, recorders, performance practice, and chamber music. Recent performances include concerts with the Ottawa Baroque Consort, ¡Sacabuche!, Washington Cornett and Sackbutt ensemble, Forgotten Clefs, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, and Las Aves at events such as the American Musicological Society Conference, University of Oregon Musicking Conference, Festival Internacional de Música Sacra de Quito, North Carolina HIP Festival, and the Sackville and Bloomington Early Music Festivals. This summer Adam will present research on Vincente Lusitano's use of improvisatory techniques within his own compositions at the MedRen Conference in Uppsala, Sweden. In January 2018 Adam was featured as an emerging professional in Early Music America’s EMagazine's Early to Rise series. In addition to his performance experience, Adam is an active arts administrator working at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University as its Production and Events Assistant. Passionate about children's outreach and education programs, Adam has taught Renaissance dance, music, and history through Shakespeare's Ear and Shawms and Stories to elementary school students in south/central Indiana and North Carolina. Adam lives in Montreal, QC while pursuing a PhD in Musicology at McGill University. He has also studied at Indiana University and the University of North Texas. Science fiction books, political podcasts, and Juneau the dog take up Adam’s free time.

Ms. Claudia Holmes

Amateur recorder player;  folk harp player since 2014; lifetime lover of early music.

 

PHIL HOLLAR

Phil Hollar teaches recorder, hurdy-gurdy, and early music in Greensboro, North Carolina. He serves as teacher and coach for Voce Ventus, a recorder ensemble formed to teach recorder technique and ensemble playing skills. Phil has served as faculty at the Atlanta Early Music Alliance’s Mid-Winter Workshop and at Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop. He has many years’ experience leading American Recorder Society chapter playing sessions and has been invited to lead various local chapters’ sessions throughout the Southeast. Phil served as the president of the Atlanta Recorder Society from 2005 – 2009. Currently, he is music director for the Triad Early Music Society and serves as a board member for the American Recorder Society. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ruby Brallier

Dr. Alexa Haynes-Pilon

Recently described by Early Music America as “a special artist with a brilliant future,” Alexa Haynes-Pilon has quickly established herself in the early music scene, performing on baroque cello, viola da gamba, baroque bassoon and dulcian. She is the principal cellist of Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, co-director and cellist/gambist of Musica Pacifica, and co-founder of Ensemble Bizarria, a Los Angeles-based early music chamber ensemble. She has performed with numerous American ensembles, including the American Bach Soloists, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Opera NEO, Burning River Baroque, Long Beach Opera, the Albany Consort, the American Contemporary Ballet, Los Angeles Baroque Players, and Con Gioia. In Toronto, she was a founding member of the early music ensemble, Rezonance, and performed with Accenti Vocali and played in Handel's Hercules with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Recent concerts and tours have taken her all over the United States and Canada, as well as Bogotà, Columbia, and Mexico City, Mexico. Recent recordings include Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Sings Gluck, Handel and Vivaldi with American Bach Soloists, as well as Agostino Steffani duets under the Musica Omnia label titled Agostino Steffani: A son trés-humble service, Duets for Sophie Charlotte of Hanover. She has recorded for the TV show, Hannibal, and was the featured solo cellist on the soundtrack to the highly acclaimed 2017 documentary That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations. 
 
After completing her BMus and MMus in cello performance at Brandon University, Alexa Haynes-Pilon earned a performance certificate from the University of Toronto in connection with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, studying cello with Christina Mahler and viola da gamba with Joëlle Morton. Alexa recently earned a DMA at the University of Southern California, where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with William Skeen, and baroque bassoon and dulcian with Charlie Koster. She has participated in most of the major Early Music festivals and workshops in North America including the Tafelmusik Winter and Summer Institutes, the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco, the Vancouver Early Music Festival, the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, and the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals.
 
Alexa’s passion is to create music and connect with members of the community, and because of this, she co-founded and is co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles Baroque (LAB), a community baroque orchestra based in South Pasadena, CA. In addition, she has introduced thousands of elementary and secondary school students to Renaissance and baroque winds and viols through her work with the Crumhorn Collective, in collaboration with Ars Lyrica Houston’s outreach program in Houston. Alexa has been a guest conductor for the Orange County Recorder Society, the Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society, and the Southern California Recorder Society. She has been a faculty member at the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) Recorder workshop, as well as a faculty member (viola da gamba and dulcian) at the Road Scholar Hidden Valley Workshop in Carmel Valley, CA. This past summer, she was on faculty (viola da gamba) at the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop near Seattle. This coming summer, Alexa will be on faculty at the SFEMS Baroque Summer Workshop. 

Mr. John Watson

Elizabeth Horn

Mr. Andrew Lueder

Prof. Richard Stern

J. Suzanne Siebert

Dr. Thomas Rosenthal

Mr. Gilles Maitre

Ms. Susan Patrick

Ms. Ashley Mulcahy

Mezzo-soprano Ashley Mulcahy is a recent graduate of the Voxtet Program (MM ‘19) at the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, which provides four students each year a full scholarship to study early music, oratorio, and chamber music. At Yale, Ashley studied with James Taylor and had the opportunity to work with many internationally renowned conductors, including Nicholas McGegan, Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill, and Simon Carrington, and performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Favorite performances include alto solos in Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Juilliard 415, and the title role in A. Scarlatti’s Caino, ovvero il primo omicidio.

Ashley has performed with numerous ensembles including Bach Collegium Japan, Theatre of Voices, New York State Baroque, The Newberry Consort, and Music of the Baroque. Additionally, Ashley co-directs her own ensemble, Lyracle, dedicated to repertoire for voice and viol family instruments. Lyracle is one of just four ensembles invited to perform at the 2020 Early Music America Emerging Artist Showcase. http://www.lyraclemusic.com/

Ashley currently resides in the Boston area, where she is a regular soloist and the Alto Two Section Leader at Marsh Chapel, under the direction of Scott Allen Jarrett. Ashley was a Young Artist at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival and earned a BA in Italian and a BM in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Carmen Pelton.

Dr. Jay Carter

Ms. Joan Pantsios

Colleen McGary-Smith

Angelique Zuluaga

Leah Baranov

Mr. Mark Longaker

Ms. Kerry Holahan

Dr. Lindsey Macchiarella

Lindsey Macchiarella joined the music faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso in Fall 2015, and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music Instruction.  She is current vice-president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside, and a Masters in Musicology and certificate in Early Music Studies from Florida State University. In 2016, she completed her PhD with a focus in musicology from Florida State University.  Her area of specialization is early modernism in fin-de-siècle France and Russia and her recent studies have focused on the sketches and libretto of Aleksandr Skryabin’s (Alexander Scriabin) unfinished work, Prefatory Action. She completed extensive archival research at the Scriabin Museum in Moscow, Russia.

Dr. Macchiarella is also an early music performer on the recorder and viola da gamba. She regularly puts on public outreach lecture-recitals with Sprezzatura, an early music performing group based in El Paso. She is the founder and director of the UTEP Early Music ensemble, a group which performs Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertoire on period instruments.

She has presented her research at local and national musicology and interdisciplinary conferences such as the American Musicological Southwest Chapter meetings, the Society for Ethnomusicology Southeastern Chapter, the annual Music and the Moving Image Conference in New York, and the 2014 and 2017 National Conferences of the American Musicological Society. She is recently published in Music in Art, in an article that connects music and photography through aesthetic considerations of Erik Satie’s music and the photography of Eugène Atget, and has an article forthcoming on performance practice of Satie’s music in Keyboard Perspectives (2019).

Ms. Simone Hawkins

Maria Gabriela Alvarado

Venezuelan Native, Maria Gabriela Alvarado, is a modern and baroque flutist with a passion for bringing classical music to nontraditional places. Her mission is to make classical music accessible and relatable to those who might not otherwise experience it. Ms. Alvarado enjoys collaborating in numerous chamber music projects. In 2016, she founded Amaranti Ensemble, a period instrument chamber ensemble that curates programs intersecting music and other humanities, making memorable performances for their audiences. In addition to Amaranti Ensemble, she is also a founding member of In Radiance, a Boston-based flute quintet dedicated to developing and promoting repertoire for this instrumentation. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Music Arts in Flute Performance with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy with an emphasis in Early Music at the University of North Texas. In 2017, Ms. Alvarado joined the faculty of Mountain View College. She maintains a private studio in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.

Mathilde Sundaram

Mr. Justin Berg

Mr. Pedro Funes-Whittington

Pedro Funes is currently the Assistant Orchestra Director at Woodcreek Middle School in Humble ISD.  He graduated from the University of Houston where he majored in Double Bass performance under Dennis Whittaker. In addition, he received his Master's Degree in Early Music at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where Mr. Funes studied viola gamba and vielle with Wendy Gillespie and performed baroque bass in the IU Baroque Orchestra under Stanley Ritchie. He was the Teaching Assistant for the Beginner Viols at Conclave 2016. Pedro has performed across the state of Texas with Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project, La Follia, Austin Troubadours, and Principal Bass with Austin Baroque Orchestra. Currently he is the President of Viols of Houston, Board Member of Houston Early Music and Director of the Young Players Weekend for the Viola Da Gamba Society of America.  

Karin Brookes

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Dr. Ross Duffin

Ross W. Duffin was known for many years as the lively, informative host and producer of Micrologus: Exploring the World of Early Music, on National Public Radio from 1981 to 1998. A native of London, Canada, he received the bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, then attended Stanford University for his master’s and doctorate. He is Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University, has chaired the Music Department, and directs the undergraduate and graduate programs in historical performance practice. He has also taught and lectured at summer early music workshops in Toronto, Vancouver, Amherst MA, Washington DC, Oberlin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

A winner of the prestigious Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society for work of benefit to both scholars and performers, Duffin served as founding chair of the Committee on Early Music in Higher Education for EMA. His scholarly work includes articles in many major journals concerning music from the 13th to the 18th centuries, online articles on historical tuning systems, a catalog of musical subjects at the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as editions of music from the 15th to the 17th centuries.

He served as editor of A Josquin Anthology for Oxford University Press (1999) and A Performer’s Guide to Medieval Music for Indiana University Press (2000). His Shakespeare’s Songbook, a study of the vocal music in Shakespeare’s plays, was published by W. W. Norton in 2004 and received the inaugural Claude V. Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society in 2005. Cantiones sacrae: Madrigalian Motets from Jacobean England, a reconstruction and edition of several Jacobean motets appeared from A-R Editions in 2005. His book, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care), was published by W. W. Norton in 2007 and has found a worldwide audience. His reconstructed edition of Richard Davy’s St Matthew Passion from the Eton Choirbook appeared from A-R Editions in 2011. More recently, his edition of the theoretical works of Thomas Ravenscroft appeared from Ashgate in 2014. He is currently at work on a follow-up to Shakespeare’s Songbook. Notable performance projects include the 1611 masque Oberon, the Faery Prince, for which video performances he served as Executive Producer/Director.

He co-founded the professional choral ensemble Quire Cleveland in 2008 and serves as the group's artistic director. In addition, he has sung with Apollo's Fire since its inception, and directs the CWRU Collegium Musicum.

Ms. Suzanne Ford

Dr. Derek Chester

Praised by the New York Times for his “beautifully shaped and carefully nuanced singing,” tenor Derek Chester has quickly established himself as a preeminent singer in the field of concert and early music repertoire  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a master’s degree in early music  performance from the Yale School of Music and a doctorate in performance and opera studies from the University of North Texas. As a Fulbright Scholar, he spent a year in Germany working as a freelance musician and furthering his training under Helmuth Rilling and tenor Christoph Prégardien. Recent concert appearances include Handel's Messiah with the Bach Collegium San Diego, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra; Haydn’s Creation with the Fort Worth Symphony, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Boston Baroque; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Berkshire Choral Festival; Britten’s War Requiem with the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra; Mendelssohn's Symphony No.2 the "Lobgesang" with the Buffalo Philharmonic; and all of the major works of Bach with American Bach Soloists. Recent operatic work includes Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail,  Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw, Oronte in Alcina, and Acis in Acis and Galatea.  He currently serves on the voice faculty at the University of Northern Colorado and continues his worldwide career as a sought after clinician, master class teacher, and interpreter of concert and operatic repertoire.  Chester is thrilled to perform in his ninth season with ABS. For more information visit www.facebook.com/dchestertenor.

 

Ms. Margaret Newcomb

Michael Orlansky

Mr. Bruce Neswick

BRUCE NESWICK is the recently appointed Interim Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral, having come from Indiana University, where he was Associate Professor of Organ.  Prior to joining the faculty at IU, Mr. Neswick was the Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, where he conducted the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults and had oversight of the musical life of that historic church.  Active in the field of church music, Mr. Neswick holds Fellowship degrees from the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music.  He has conducted dozens of summer camps and festivals for boy and girl choristers and has been commissioned to compose for performers and churches throughout North America.  Mr. Neswick’s skill at improvisation garnered him three first prizes from the 1989 San Anselmo Organ Festival; the 1990 American Guild of Organists' national convention in Boston; and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.  He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Yale University, and his organ teachers have included David Dahl, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Gerre Hancock, Robert Baker and Lionel Rogg.  As a recitalist, Mr. Neswick has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has been a frequent performer at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  In 1994, he played the opening convocation for the national AGO convention held in Dallas, Texas, and he was a featured artist at national AGO conventions in Seattle (2000), Washington, DC (2010) and Boston (2014).  He is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.

Ms. Susan Hellauer

Ms. Marcia Sly

Dr. David Ackerman

Nancy Frederick

Ms. Lura Koch

J. Winthrop Aldrich

Bodie Pfost

Prof. Matthew Christopher Shepard

Mr. Vincent Osborn

Vincent Osborn retired from the USAF Band Program in 1998 and now lives in Duluth, MN.  He is the assistant principal bassist and program annotator of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.  He also plays in the Big Time Jazz Orchestra, the Blue Canvas Orchestra at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI, and free-lances in jazz and classical music.  Also, Mr. Osborn is the president of Local 18 of the AFM. 

Mr. Anton TenWolde

Anton TenWolde (baroque cello) studied cello with Sylvain van Amerongen, cellist with the The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra. While earning his physics degree at the Delft University of Technology Anton toured with the Netherlands Student Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Student Baroque Orchestra. In 1973 he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked for 28 years as a researcher at the Forest Products Laboratory. For many years he played principal cello with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He is a founding member and current president of the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and regularly performs with the Madison Bach Musicians and the Fort Wayne Bach Collegium in Indiana.

Dr. Bruce MacIntyre

Mr. David Bennett

Played Baroque Cello in the Baroque Ensemble at Florida State University under Karyl Louwenaar Lueck. Currently play modern cello and living in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Caroline Krause

Violinist Carrie Krause’s “elegant, sparkling performance brought audience cheers” ‐Seattle Post Intelligencer. Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Carrie Krause performs as baroque violinist with ensembles across the country and on numerous international series. This past season, Carrie was guest artistic director and concerto soloist with Seattle Baroque in a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. She has performed as concertmaster of New Trinity Baroque in Atlanta, as guest concertmaster of Pacific Baroque in Vancouver and the San Francisco Bach Choir, as associate concertmaster of Apollo's Fire in Cleveland, and as principal with the Oregon Bach Festival, Spire, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorabdo. Carrie has also appeared with Chatham Baroque, New York State Baroque, Portland Baroque, Passamezzo Moderno, Clarion, American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royale in New York. Festival engagements include the Leipzig Bach Festival as soloist, the Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia, Sastamalla Gregoriana in Finland, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Festival Dan les Jardins de William Christie, and the BBC Proms. Carrie has worked under such conductors as Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Richard Egarr, Nic McGegan, and Masaaki Suzuki. Carrie founded the I‐90 Collective, a baroque ensemble, which performs a house concert series across Montana, has been presented on series from Seattle to Syracuse, and was recently featured on Spokane Public Radio. She also founded Baroque Music Montana, which presents a series of community concerts in southwest Montana and the Period Performance Workshop. Carrie has presented classes on baroque style for the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, Montana State University, and the Bozeman Symphony.  

As a modern violinist, Carrie serves as concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony. She was twice featured in the Grammy Award-winning TV series, 11th and Grant, as a founding member of the Meritage String Quartet and with cellist Julia Cory. Carrie is founder and director of the Second String Orchestra for amateurs. As a modern violinist, Carrie has performed as soloist with the Fairbanks Symphony, Casper Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra of the Rockies, and Bozeman Symphony. She has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra and Helena Symphony. Carrie maintains a studio of thirty students, including award winners at the MTNA and ASTA competitions. She organizes regional student tours and directs a student chamber music and orchestra program.  Carrie received degrees from Carnegie Mellon under Andres Cardenes and a masters degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy, and recently graduated with a second masters from The Juilliard School in Historical Performance. An avid adventurer, Carrie placed first in her age group in the Springfield Missouri Marathon, and second in her age group in the Old Gabe 50k Trail race. 

 

Ms. Augusta Jane Lodge

A native of Oberlin, Ohio, Augusta Jane is an emerging baroque and classical/modern violinist.  At the age of 22, she has performed internationally as both a soloist and orchestral musician.

She was winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium. In the upcoming season she will perform at Juilliard under directors Robert Mealy, Jordi Savall, William Christie, and many more.

 

Augusta holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  She will begin studies at The Juilliard School in the Fall of 2015 for baroque violin, as proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.


In the 2015-2016 season, Augusta will performed as concerto soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, with the Bach A minor Violin Concerto.

In the 2011-2012 season, Augusta performed in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with her Oberlin based baroque ensemble, and at the Boston Early Music Festival.  That same year she held Principal second violin in the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra (Amsterdam) under the baton of Teunis van der Zwart, and assistant concertmaster in the Nederlands Student Orkeston their 2012 European tour, playing in such venues as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.


Augusta performs as an apprentice with Apollo's Fire and has collaborated on stage with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra during their Winter Institute. She was invited to play in a Tafelmusik masterclass for renowned violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.  



On modern violin she has worked under such conductors as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, James Gaffigan, David Zinman, and Robert Spano. 



Augusta holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in violin performance, with a minor in historical performance, graduating at age 19 with honors (Pi Kappa Lambda Society).  Her principal teachers were Milan Vitek (modern violin) and Marilyn McDonald (baroque violin).  She then pursued her Masters of Music in violin performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the tutelage of Alexander Kerr and Stanley Ritchie.  She spent an exchange semester in 2011-12 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Johannes Leertouwer and Sophie Gent. Currently Augusta studies at The Juilliard School.



She began her violin studies at the age of three with the Suzuki Violin School Method, continuing her studies in Moscow, Russia at the age of 12 with Zoya Makhtina of the Moscow Central Special Music School.  Throughout her childhood, Augusta studied privately with Gregory Fulkerson and Almita and Roland Vamos.

 

Kim Leeds

With her "vivid, deeply satisfying sound" and “rich, smooth mezzo soprano”, Kim Leeds engages audiences in her exploration of life’s essence through music. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Bach Akademie Charlotte, Ad Astra Musical Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, L’Akadémie du Roi Soleil, Handel Society of Dartmouth, Bach Society of St. Louis, the Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and the Oregon Bach Festival Discovery Series. Over the years, Ms. Leeds has garnered multiple accolades including winning the Tafelmusik Vocal Competition in 2016, attending the Carmel Bach Festival as a Virginia Best Adams Fellow in 2017, was a finalist for the American Prize in Art Song in 2019, and this past summer worked with Philippe Herreweghe as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in their Bach Cantata programme.
 
Ms. Leeds enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire from Zelenka and Barbara Strozzi, to Janacek, Irving Fine, and Poulenc as well as sung premieres of works by James MacMillan, Richard Danielpour, James Kallembach, and Julia Wolfe. As a choral artist, Ms. Leeds has toured with Helmuth Rilling in Eastern Germany as a member of the Weimar Bach Academy and toured Northern Italy and Southern Germany with the Junges Stuttgart Bach Ensemble under the direction of Hans Christoph Rademann. In the US, she has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, GRAMMY® nominated True Concord, GRAMMY® winning ensemble the Crossing, Gramaphone award-winning ensemble Blue Heron, and this season joins GRAMMY® nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire.
 
In her hometown of Boston, Ms. Leeds has appeared as a soloist with the Commonwealth Chorale, Cantata Singers, Music at Marsh Chapel, and can be heard on the 2017 Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recording of Jeremy Gill’s “Before the Wresting Tides”. Ms. Leeds holds degrees from Mannes College of Music and the Boston Conservatory.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John Schneiderman

“Obviously what we’re dealing with here is extreme virtuosity.”

(John Schneider, KPFK)

“Schneiderman’s performance was dazzling.  His fluent, unassuming virtuosity was entirely at the service of the music; and the dizzying gigue which closed the work left this listener breathless.”

(Times Colonist, Victoria, BC)

“Few indeed are those who show such versatility and accomplishment on such a range of instruments as does John Schneiderman.  He has uncovered an astonishing range of neglected repertoire and brought these seemingly dusty pages to life in creative and refreshing ways.  John Schneiderman is an important figure in American plucked string history…a “multiple threat” performer, researcher and pedagogue at the highest level…”

(Eliot Fisk)

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars.  Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America.

Beginning his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player, the young Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California.  Mr. Schneiderman studied with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois.  Mr. Dombois’ precise and detailed approach to the repertoire continues notably to influence Schneiderman’s interpretations today.

He is a member of Ensemble Galanterie, The Czar’s Guitars, Les Deux Amis, and the Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo. He has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica, El Mundo and the American Bach Soloists.  His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes CDs on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Centaur, VGo, Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler and Dorian Sono Luminus labels.  Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine, Irvine Valley College, and Claremont Graduate University, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

www.johnschneiderman.com

 

 

 

Dr. Janet Hunt

Professional organist, harpsichordist and music editor. Former director of music and professor at Catholic seminary.  Avid singer of sacred Renaissance music and plainchant.

Molly Netter

A versatile and joyous musician, Canadian-American soprano Molly Netter enlivens both old and new music with "clear, beautiful tone and vivacious personality" (NYTimes). Recent season highlights have included the US and Japanese premieres of a new solo work by David Lang conducted by Joe Hisaishi at Carnegie Hall, as well as solo engagements with the Chicago Symphony, GRAMMY Award-winning Boston Early Music Festival, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Contemporaneous Ensemble, New York Baroque Incorporated, ACRONYM ensemble, Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, BOP Opera in Montreal, Heartbeat Opera, the Staunton Music Festival, Trinity Baroque Orchestra and NOVUS NY contemporary orchestra.

 

Molly performs as a soloist and full-time member of the Choir at Trinity Wall Street and appears regularly with TENET Vocal Artists, Variant 6, Clarion Music Society, the Yale Choral Artists, Seraphic Fire, and The Thirteen. Notable chamber performance highlights include inaugural casts of Pulitzer-winning operas Angel’s Bone (Du Yun, 2015) and PRISM (Ellen Reid, 2017).

 

In addition to her work as a solo and chamber performer, Molly is also an active curator, educator and advocate of new music, regularly commissioning new work by living composers. In Spring 2018, she was a featured curator/performer on Trinity Wall Street’s acclaimed “Time’s Arrow Festival,” programming an eclectic evening of Barbara Strozzi paired with newly commissioned contemporary works. Frequent collaborators include David Lang, Doug Balliett, Amy Beth Kirsten, Alyssa Weinberg, Jessica Meyer, Molly Joyce, and Gemma Peacocke. She is also on faculty for the 2020 Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.

 

Molly holds a BM in composition and contemporary voice from Oberlin Conservatory and an MM in early music voice and oratorio from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied with James Taylor. Between degrees, she taught English in Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

Amy Shaw

Mr. Timothy Macdonald

Barbara Hill

Barbara is a GRAMMY-winning ensemble member and soprano soloist performing the music of the Middle Ages through the present era.

As a soloist she has appeared with Masterworks Chorale, Musica Sacra, The Boston Cecilia, Seven Times Salt, 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, and Long and Away: A Consort of Viols. As an ensemble member, she performs with the GRAMMY-winning ensemble The Crossing (Philadelphia, PA), Emmanuel Music (Boston, MA),  Meravelha Medieval Ensemble (Boston, MA), and Red Shift (Baton Rouge, LA), among others. 

She also appears regularly with many of the choirs of religious institutions around Boston; to include Trinity Copley, Church of the Redeemer,  and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

An enthusiastic supporter of new music, she especially enjoys the opportunity to premiere and record new works. Highlights include recording Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance), as well as performing the world premieres of  Joel Puckett’s I Enter the Earth (with The Crossing, 2015),  Karl Henning's From the Pit of a Cave in the Cloud (2015), and Kile Smith’s The Consolation of Apollo (with The Crossing, 2014).

In addition to performing, Barbara serves on the board of the Society for Historically Informed Performance (SoHIP) in Boston, and helps to produce their annual summer concert series. She is also the executive director for Meravelha.

Barbara received her BA in vocal performance from the University of New Hampshire. She currently resides in Boston.

Robert Kulp Jr.

Mr. Bryan Lane

Bryan Lane is a lyric tenor with diverse tastes and abilities, a particular passion for early music and professional experience performing choral, chamber, and operatic music.  Described as, “a promising tenor…whose high tessitura is delicate and sweetly turned” by the Santa Barbara News Press, he desires to connect with audiences on a deep level through unique repertoire. Bryan is becoming a sought after soloist and ensemble singer. He was recently hired to join the ranks of the Los Angeles Master Chorale as a soloist and ensemble member, and has performed with professional choral groups such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. He has a passion for early music and has sung as a featured guest with Seattle Early Dance and Seattle Early Music Guild. Bryan is particularly interested in presenting rare and forgotten works. In 2013 he joined seminal early music group Capella Cordina, under the direction of renown medieval scholar Alejandro Planchart, for the performance of a long-forgotten 11th century mass setting at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Bryan has performed leading operatic roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, and Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and solo oratorio roles in Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, and Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine. In 2014-2015, Bryan performed as a teaching artist with Seattle Opera, as choral scholar/soloist at Epiphany Parish in Seattle and with Seattle early music group Queen City Musicians. Bryan made his studio recording debut in 2014 with Soundiron Instruments improvising and exploring a range of Middle Eastern, Georgian, and American Spiritual vocal styles for the featured exotic vocal library Voice of Gaia: Bryn. He has also composed and recorded for sync-licensing library Moonshine.tv. When not singing, Bryan enjoys performing solo trumpet in a variety of pop and jazz styles. He frequently collaborates with composer/arranger Trevor Welsh for television and film and can be heard on the independent films Chicken Suit and The Sacrifice of Old San Juan by A.K. Hottmann. He recently completed his Artist Diploma in Early Music studying with Nancy Zylstra and also holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in Music from Westmont College. 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Peters

Ms. Emily Hale

Fr. Dennis Schafer, OFM

Mr. Richard Stumpf

Mr. Byron Rakitzis

Ms. Kathryn Logan

Ms. Esha Neogy

The first syllable of my first name is pronounced like saying the name of the letter A to rhyme with "may" and my listed email of communicESHAn@hotmail.com is a pronunciation hint if said as "communication" – but please note that I also have the address of Esha@prodigy.net, so if anything goes wrong with one of them you can use the other.

I am an American who grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and started playing the viola da gamba at the University of Hawaii after having seen Sarah Mead perform at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In more recent years I've been living both in Honolulu and London, UK. I had planned to keep traveling between them and eventually to teach a collegium class at the University of Hawaii, but I had to spend a lot of time in the UK to become eligible for residency, and then the UK Home Office had my passport for nearly two years as part of that process, and THEN the virus hit, so for now I'm only in London.

Pre-virus, I led the occasional viol consort sessions in Honolulu and had a busy schedule of social consort playing (both amateur and professional) at my house in London. I have always welcomed visits from people passing through London from other areas and countries, and invited local musicians so the visitors could have some social playing during the visit. I also held Try a Viol sessions for potential beginners at my London house and performed in the ensembles listed in this profile plus others. Ensemble Tramontana was formed in 2010/11 by five Trinity Laban students (see below) including me, but went on hiatus four or five years later; I revived it in early 2019 and am now the organizer and general director of it and its amateur arm, Greenwich Consort.

I have organized workshops/courses, conferences, and other events – of particular note is the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering, held in 2007 at the University of Hawaii's main campus (in Honolulu), which I organized and was the local host of with the help of the Viola da Society of America, other organizations, and an international committee of co-organizers.

Education:
– B.A. in music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (with plenty of extra courses in English and other fields)
– Postgraduate study in the viol with Alison Crum at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (in London), working toward an M.A. in Music Education and Performance

Ms. Diane Grover

Mrs. Greta Haug-Hryciw

Philip Le Quesne

Ms. Idalynn Besser

Early Music studies with The Vivaldi Project, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.  Private study with Elizabeth Field, Allison Nyquist, Jane Starkman.  Coaching with Caterina Meints.

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Elenko

Andrew Dittman

Andrew Dittman is in his second year as associate conductor of the Denton Bach Choir and has sung with the group since 2006.  Andrew holds a master’s degree in choral conducting and bachelor’s degrees in music and computer science, all from the University of North Texas.  He also serves as choirmaster for The Chapel of the Cross (Reformed Episcopal Church) in uptown Dallas, and teaches choir, orchestra, and computer science at Chapel's parish school, The St. Timothy School. Andrew, a baritone, has sung as a soloist and chorister in various local groups, including Orpheus Chamber Singers and Orchestra of New Spain.  Andrew frequently composes and arranges music, and many of his pieces have been performed by choral and instrumental groups of all levels.  Andrew resides in Richardson with his lovely, ever patient wife, Ashley, and their two eternally entertaining boys, John and James.

 

Rebecca Reed

Rebecca Landell Reed enjoys a varied career performing on multiple instruments playing music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Although her Bachelor and Master degrees focused on cello performance, she became interested in viola da gamba and baroque cello while studying at Oberlin Conservatory with Darrett Adkins. She developed her early music skills with Catharina Meints and with Michael and Maria Brüssing in the Czech Republic. Ms. Reed's love for baroque music continued to grow during her Master’s when she had the chance to play Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Dresden with the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. While at Rice University studying with Norman Fischer, she connected with the Crumhorn Collective, an eclectic outreach band of Renaissance multi-instrumentalists. Through outreach and acting coaching, she continued to push her boundaries to include staged productions, like her participation with Studio Theatre’s rendition of An Iliad. She won the Wagoner Fellowship in 2013 and studied with Steuart Pincombe in Den Haag, exploring alternate performance venues in house concerts with her husband, photographer Mathias Reed. Ms. Reed currently lives in the Cleveland, Ohio area, teaching cello in Oberlin and Medina, and performing with Apollo's Fire all over the country. As a member of the Music in Familiar Spaces collective, she enjoys challenging projects that explore new ways of using music to enrich her local community.

Mr. Frank Jarratt

Ms. Lucinda Rouse

Mr. Nicholas Altenbernd

Mr. Jory Vinikour

Two time Grammy® Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world’s most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, and partner to several of today’s finest artists.

Jory has performed as soloist with Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic of Radio France, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Marek Janowski, Armin Jordan, Benjamin Levy, Fabio Luisi, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Gordan Nikolic, Constantine Orbelian, Victor Yampolsky, et al.

His debut recording for Sono Luminus, the complete harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a Grammy® award, in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording in 2013.  His follow-up recording, Toccatas (Contemporary American works for harpsichord) received the same honor this year.

Mr. Vinikour has appeared as conductor/soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Korea Chamber Orchestra, musicAeterna, Juillard415, Alabama Symphony. Jory Vinikour is Artistic Director and co-founder of Great Lakes Baroque in Milwaukee, and is Artistic Director of the early music program at the Rocky Ridge Music Center.

 

 

Dr. Frederick Renz

Renz, Frederick (b Buffalo, NY, 27 July 1940). Conductor, harpsichordist and producer. He graduated from SUNY, Fredonia (1962), and from the University of Indiana (MM in conducting 1964, MM and Performer Certificate in harpsichord 1966, doctoral studies completed 1967; SUNY, Mus.D., honoris causa, 2004). He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam (1967–9). From 1969 to 1974 Renz was keyboardist for the New York Pro Musica Antiqua ensemble.

In 1974, he formed the Early Music Foundation (“a revered institution” – The New York Times) to foster historical performance in New York City by providing services for the early music community (via “New York Early Music Central”), and presenting the performance entity “Early Music New York.” Since its inception, New York Early Music Central produced the first City-wide early music festival in 2004 followed in 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. In association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Renz produced and hosted a lecture-demonstration series in 2010, featuring prominent NYC early music ensembles.

Since inception, Early Music New York (EM/NY) is Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC. It presents and records music of the 12th through the 18th centuries, including historical dramatic and dance works. Medieval and Renaissance repertoire is performed by a chamber ensemble of voices and instruments without conductor; Renz conducts baroque and classical works with the EM/NY Orchestra of Original Instruments including staged opera with soprano Renée Fleming, appearing in Lincoln and Kennedy Centers among other prestigious venues nationally.

The ensemble’s staged medieval music dramas, such as Daniel and the Lions, Herod and the Innocents, The Play of St. Nicholas, Le Roman de Fauvel, and the complete plays of the Fleury Playbook, have been presented with great success in the USA, Europe and Asia festivals under Renz’s energetic and imaginative direction. Renz has also directed his medieval drama realizations for the men’s vocal ensemble Chanticleer.

For the in-house recording label, Ex cathedra Records, Renz has produced numerous compact discs and DVDs in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Renz has produced twenty-one commercial titles including other labels.

DISCOGRAPHY:
Ex cathedra Records:
   A Medieval Christmas                                   
   Music of Medieval Love
   A Renaissance Christmas                             
   Music of Renaissance Love
   A Baroque Christmas                                    
   Music of Venice
   A Colonial Christmas                                      
   Colonial Capers
   A Bohemian Christmas                                  
   Troped Apostolic Mass for Saint Martial, 1029,
      Adémar  de Chabannes, 989-1034    
   A Dutch Christmas                                          
   A Choir of Angels – DVD                                  
OTHER LABELS: 
Lyrichord Discs                        
   Istanpitta  
   Istanpitta II
Foné                                       
   Daniel and the Lions
Musical Heritage (MHS)            
   The Play of St. Nicholas
   Salacious Chansons
   Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610                      
Musicmasters                           
   Purcell, Excerpts from the “Fairy Queen”                 
      with Odes & Elegies to Queen Mary
   So Quick, So Hot, So Mad
Nonesuch 
   Christesmas in Anglia

 

Mr. Stephen Walsh

Daniel Hall

Mr. Miguel Rodriguez

Mr. Frank Leone

I have been an early music enthusiast for over forty years.  My favorite period is the 14th – 15th century, and I have spent more time studying the music and poetry of Guillaume de Machaut than of any other early composer.  I have also enjoiyed reading the research by Andrew Parrott concerning the "Bach choir" and transposition in the works of the Renaissance, e.g. the Monteverdi Vespers 1610.

I have an abiding interest in writing about music on my blog, Musica Kaleidoskopea

Charles Rasmussen

Charlie Rasmussen is a cello faculty member and string department co-chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee. He performs historical cello and viola da gamba with the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, New Milwaukee Consort, and Sonata à Quattro. He is currently the Interim Instrumental Artistic Director at Just Bach. Mr. Rasmussen has recorded Tommaso Giordani's Cello Duos (Centaur Records, 2020) and 11 Capricci by Joseph Dall'Abaco (Centaur Records, 2018). Mr. Rasmussen has previously appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series with the New York Continuo Collective, the VdGSA Gamba Gamut and with Sonata à Quattro. He has also performed as principal cellist with Madison Bach Musicians and in multiple early music recitals at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. He has appeared with ViolMedium for an Early Music Now performance.

Mr. Rasmussen has served on faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival and presented historical performance lecture recitals and masterclasses around the country. 

Mr. Rasmussen holds a Master of Music degree in cello performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Bachelor degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has attended the American Bach Soloists Academy, Phoebe Carrai's Baroque Cello Bootcamp, and the Magnolia Baroque Institute.

Bruce Hayes

Erin Calata

Ms. Robina Young

Dr. Richard McGinnis

Mr. Benjamin Katz

Prof. Gregory Rock

Leigh Ann Hudacek

Timothy McGee

Katharin Rundus

Dr. Stuart Frankel

Dr. David Harris

Joel Cohen

Artistic Director of Camerata Mediterranea

Music Director Emeritus of The Boston Camerata

Angela Fasick

Laurence Sutter

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones, Professor of English at Oberlin College, is a teacher, lecturer and performer in the Bay Area of California. He is the author of a book about Italian madrigal texts, A Poetry Precise and Free. He is a member of the board of Early Music America as well as a member of the Music Critics Association of North America.

 

 

Helen Greer

Mrs. Sybil Kevy

Michael O’Connor

Karin Weston

Lucy Wortham

Ms. Lenore Ettinger

Lenore Karoline Ettinger earned her Master’s in Early Music Vocal Performance at USC under the loving and patient guidance of Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, and Shelly Fox. There she enjoyed performing with both the Baroque Sinfonia and the Collegium Workshop. She has performed with USC's Baroque Sinfonia at both the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals.

Prior to her studies at USC, Lenore earned a Bachelors degree in Music and Political Science from Loyola University in Chicago under the guidance of Father Charles Jurgensmeister and Kirsten Hedegaard. At Loyola she performed in the Chamber Choir and University Chorus, where she was featured as a soloist. The Political Science seemed to leak into all of her musical studies, where she has taken a particular interest in the relationship between music and women’s social and political standing, something she is continuing to study in her post-graduate life. Lenore has studied voice under Martha Swisher, and Early Music voice in particular under Kirsten Hedegaard, Shelley Fox, and Jennifer Campani. 

In addtion to authentic performance of Early Music, Lenore enjoys the fushion of Early Music to other genres such as electronica and rock- as is somewhat popular in Germany.

Lenore also plays the hurdy-gurdy. 

Mr. Addi Liu

Mr. Patrick Dittamo

Patrick Connor Dittamo is a Kansan composer, scholar, and musician.  Selected as a National Merit Scholar, he was accepted to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he studied composition with Brian Hulse and historically-informed performance with Ruth van Baak Griffioen.  As a James Monroe Scholar at the College, he completed independent research on the compositional technique of Sir Arthur Sullivan.  He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition in 2013.  His senior thesis,The Harrowing of Hell, an oratorio patterned after medieval passion plays and early Italian opera and orchestrated for historical instruments, received high departmental honors.

Upon graduation, Patrick commissioned as an active duty U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps officer through the William & Mary Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, and completed the Quartermaster Basic Officer Leadership Course (QM-BOLC) at Fort Lee, Virginia, graduating on the commandant’s list.  He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and served on rotational deployments to Kuwait and the Republic of Korea before leaving active duty at the rank of captain.

He subsequently graduated with a dual Master of Music degree in musicology and composition from Kansas State University, where he studied under Craig Parker in musicology and Craig Weston in composition.

As a composer, Patrick draws inspiration from the musics of earlier eras, and frequently employs historical musical forms, textures, and instrumentations.  As a scholar, Patrick’s areas of academic interest include organology (the study of musical instruments), music-drama through the centuries, and the life and works of Claudio Monteverdi, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Stephen Sondheim.

In the fall of 2019, Patrick commenced study for a doctorate in musicology at the University of Chicago.  When not in Chicago, Patrick lives in Manhattan, Kansas with his better half, tenor Dr. Bryan Pinkall, and their red-footed tortoise, Orpheus.

Phoebe Carrai

Ronald Buesser

Susan Bagley

Elise Bonhivert

Mr. José Verstappen

Benjamin Bagby

Bruce Garetz

Chelsey Belt

Prof. JoLynn Edwards

Dr. Daniel McCarthy

Dan McCarthy's playing has simply been described as “virtuosic” by Seen and Heard International. He was a part of the first class of baroque violists ever to be accepted into the historical performance program at The Juilliard School, where he was often featured in performances playing violin, viola, viola d'amore, and viola da gamba. Dan has served as section violist with the Wall Street Trinity Baroque Orchestra, concertmaster of the Austin Baroque Orchestra, tenor gambist with Parthenia, and violist with the New York Classical Quartet. He has also performed and toured extensively throughout North America, East Asia, and Europe with Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Tafelmusik. He is currently the principal violist of Austin Baroque Orchestra and a core member of ensembles “La Fiocca” and “1685.”

 

As a modern violist, Dan holds a doctorate in viola performance from the University of Maryland, where he was an active performer in Washington D.C area. There, he gave concerts and lectures at George Washington University, American University, the Library of Congress, and the National Portrait Gallery. Dan also holds other degrees from the University of Michigan, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.

 

 

Mr. Stephen Martorella

A native New Yorker, Stephen Martorella is currently Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church in America, Providence, Rhode Island; artistic director for South County Chamber Singers, Kingston and an adjunct instructor at Rhode Island College. He has also served as organist for Temple Torat Yisrael, Cranston, and as adjunct instructor at the University of Rhode Island and adjunct assistant professor at Salve Regina College. In 1989, Stephen Martorella was both soloist and conductor with the American Wind Symphony in a joint concert with the Wind Orchestra of the Soviet Army in St. Petersburg’s (formerly Leningrad) October Hall. He has also appeared as soloist in Belfast, London, Paris, and Miami and on live broadcast as part of the Kerkrade summer festival in Netherlands. For more see http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/staff/steve-martorella/ 

Stanley Ritchie

Ms. Beverly Biggs

Harpsichordist Beverly Biggs’ performances have been described as elegant, fiery, sensitive, spirited, and beautifully paced. Beverly holds degrees in performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Southern Methodist University. Her post-graduate work was done with Alan Curtis and Gustav Leonhardt. She has collaborated with violinist Stanley Ritchie, baritone Max van Egmond, conductor Richard Sparks, and many other well-known musicians in the field of early-music. As co-director of both Connoisseur Concerts and Allegro (Spokane, Washington) she founded the Northwest Bach Festival, Royal Fireworks Concert, Allegro’s Viennese Ball, Music in Historic Homes, and Period Music at The Met. A freelance harpsichordist now based in North Carolina, she is Artistic Director of Baroque & Beyond.

Beverly has performed in concert halls from San Diego to Calgary, Canada; universities throughout the United States; the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe; and a highly interesting fortnight as artist-in-residence in the remote northeast quadrant of Montana. Past research projects include concert life in early America (East and West coasts); baroque wind-band concerts (indoor and outdoor); and twenty concerts for a world exposition in the Pacific Northwest. She is featured on recordings released by Bravura Discs, Aliénor Records, and Arabesque.   www.beverlybiggsharpsichord.com

Howard Posner

Ms. Marie-Helene Bernard

Paul Berget

Dr. Richard White

Mr. Dean Farwood

Administrative assistant to Anthony Newman
anthonynewmanmusician.org

Ms. Gina McKay Lodge

Mr. Jacob Carpenter

Ms. Beverly Scheibert

Publications since 2000

Disinformation in Mass Media: Gluck, Piccinni and the Journal de Paris, RMA Monographs (Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2021).

"The 19th-century piano and finger-strengthening devices,” The Musical Times 162/1956 (Autumn 2021): 21-39.

“A 1760 dream for better performance standards,” The Musical Times 161/1952 (Autumn 2020): 85-99.

“Distinguishing between dotted notes and notes inégales, The Musical Times (Spring 2020): 61-76.

“Marmontel/[Piccinni] on Neapolitan Opera,” Journal of Music Criticism 3 (2019): 1-17.

“Tartini and the Two Forms of Appoggiature,” Eighteenth Century Music 16/1 (2019): 83-86.

"Pascal Boyer: A Pioneer in Journalistic Music Criticism," Fontes Artis Musicae (July-September 2018): 146-56.

“A Vindication of Ferdinand Hiller,” Journal of Musicological Research 37/2 (2018): 141-65.

“Reichardt’s Review of Handel Concerts in London,” Handel News, The Newsletter of the Friends of the London Handel Festival, 71 (Jan. 2018): 14-19. Reprinted in The Diapason (July 2018) and the SECM Newsletter 32 (Fall 2018).

“Performance conditions, standards and Bach’s chorus,” The Musical Times (Winter 2017): 55-70.

“Gluck and the Prosodic Appoggiatura,” Journal of Singing 74/2 (Nov/Dec 2017): 143-54.

Zukunftsmusik/Music of the Future: A Moral Question,” Journal of Musicological Research 36/4 (2017): 311-35.

“Quantz and Agricola: A Literary Collaboration,” Acta Musicologica 88 (2016/2): 127-42.

Music Performance Issues 1600-1900 (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2016).

“The appoggiatura breve in Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonate” in The Early Keyboard Sonata in Italy and Beyond, ed. Rohan Stewart-MacDonald (Turnout: Brepols, 2016), Speculum musicae series.

The Complexities of Early Instrumentation: Winds and Brass, Musical Treatises, 3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015).

"Fingering and Pedaling in the Bach Era," The Organ, issue 371 (Spring 2015): 8-17.

“Diderot (Part II) —Temperament and Expressive Intonation,” Music Theory & Analysis 2/1 (2015): 69-93.

“Diderot (Part I) — Authorship and Illusion,” Music Theory & Analysis 1/1&2 (2014): 38-60.

 “Notes inégales: a definitive new parameter,” Early Music 42/2 (2014): 273-89. 

“The notable significance of C and stroked-C in Bach’s era,” The Musical Times 155/1927 (Summer 2014): 85-96.

“Johann Philipp Kirnberger and the Bach Chorale Settings,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 45/1 (2014): 34-43.

“Kirnberger and Authorship,” NOTES: Quarterly journal of the Music Library Association 69/4 (June 2013): 688-705.

“The varied reprise in 18th–century instrumental music,” The Musical Times 153/1921 (Winter 2012): 45-61.

“Dilettante and Amateur:  Our Evolving Language,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 19 (2012): 3-29.

“Numbers and Tempo: 1630-1800,” Performance Practice Review: Vol. 17: No. 1, Article 4 (2012).  Available at :  http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol17/iss1/4.

“Johann Philipp Kirnberger versus Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg:  A Reappraisal,” Dutch Journal of Music Theory 17/2 (2012): 91-108.

“Overdotting in Handel’s Overtures Reconsidered,” Göttinger Händel-Beiträge 14 (2011): 229-252.

“Hummel’s Metronome Marks for Mozart and Beethoven,” The Beethoven Journal 26/2 (2011): 14-17.

“Eighteenth-Century Stringed Keyboard Instruments from a Performance Perspective,” Ad Parnassum 9 (April 2011): 75-100.

“The Bach/Scheibe Controversy:  New Documentation,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 42/1 (2011): 1- 45.

“The French Time Devices Revisited,” Dutch Journal of Music Theory 15/3 (Nov. 2010): 169-189.

“What Handel’s Casting Reveals About Singers of the Time,” Göttinger Händel-Beiträge 13 (2010): 141-163.

“Maelzel’s Role in Beethoven’s Symphonic Metronome Marks,” The Beethoven Journal 24/1 (Summer 2009): 14-27.

“Glimpses of the American Organ and Its Use, 1820-1850,” The Tracker 53/4 (Fall 2009): 14-22.

“A Solution for Simple (secco) Theater Recitative,” Journal of Singing 65/4 (March/April 2009): 421-430.

“The Tromba and Corno in Bach’s Time,” Ad Parnassum 6 (October 2008): 7-39.

“The Most Indispensable and Most Pleasing Trill,” The Consort. Journal of the Dolmetsch Foundation 64 (Summer 2008): 90-101.

“How Composers Viewed Performers’ Additions,” Early Music 36/1 (Feb. 2008): 95-109.

“Who Wrote a 1769 Book That is Tied to the Paris Opéra?” Recherches sur la musique française classique 31 (2004-2007): 187-197.

“Intonation Standards and Equal Temperament,” Dutch Journal of Music Theory 12/2 (May 2007): 215-227.

Review of Royal music machines: the music, ed. Marieke Morsman and Bob van Wely (Utrecht: Nationaal Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement, n.d.), Early Music 35/1 (2007): 128-129.

“Distinguishing Between Artificial and Natural Vibrato in Premodern Music,” Journal of Singing 63/2 (Nov./Dec. 2006): 161-167.

Colloquy: “Maniera smorfiosa, a Troublesome Ornament,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 59/2. (2006): 459-461.

“Choral Singing Before the Era of Recordings,” The Musical Times, 147, no.1895 (Summer 2006): 77-84.

“Playing Like Chopin,” International Piano, No. 41 (Sep./Oct. 2005): 24-27.

“Bach’s Lament about Leipzig’s Professional Instrumentalists,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 36/1 (2005): 67-96.

“A Little More Muscle, Please: Playing the Organ Before the Twentieth Century,” The American Organist, 39/9 (2005): 105-108.

“Mystery in Paris, the German Connection, and More: The Bérard-Blanchet Controversy Revisited,” Eighteenth-Century Music 2/1 (2005): 91-112.

“Good Vibrations,” The Strad 116 (March 2005): 44-49.

“Fasch and the Beginning of Modern Artistic Choral Singing,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 35/1 (2004): 61-86.

“Clarinets in Beethoven’s Day Had Faulty Keys, Reeds on Top,” The Instrumentalist 58 (May 2004): 16-20.

“Fontenelle’s Famous Question and Performance Standards of the Day,” College Music Symposium 43 (2003): 150-60.

“Editorial Decisions for Ornaments in Bach’s Works,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 33/2 (2002): 1-14.

“Organ Tempo at the Time of J. S. Bach,” The American Organist 36 (2002): 56-60.

“A re-examination of tempos assigned to the Earl of Bute's machine organ,” Early Music 30/4 (2002): 584-92.

“Open Strings in Eighteenth-Century Music,” American String Teacher 51/2 (2001): 82-86.

“Pedal Technique in Early Music,” The American Organist 34 (Oct. 2000): 82-85.

“Pitch in the Vocal Works of J. S. Bach,” BACH, Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 31/1 (2000): 74-95.

“Why Most a cappella Music Could Not Have Been Sung Unaccompanied,” Choral Journal 40 (Feb. 2000): 21-27.

Ms. Amy Warren

Dr. Alan Ward

Mr. Lawrence Zukof

Biography for Lawrence Zukof

Lawrence Zukof (recorder and voice) has performed extensively with numerous renowned professional performing groups. He toured the US and Europe with the Boston Camerata and has been a recorder soloist with Civic Orchestra of Boston, Orchestra New England, the Baroque Orchestra of Holy Lutheran and Trinity Church. He sang regularly with the Pro-Arte Singers, Connecticut’s pre-eminent professional chamber choir, for nearly a decade. As a singer and recorder soloist, Mr. Zukof has also performed with Cappela Cantorum and at the Yale Norfolk Summer Festival, the Yale Center for British Art, and he currently sings with Yale Camerata and the Chamber Chorus.

Mr. Zukof teaches privately and is a regular workshop leader for various chapters of the American Recorder Society, including the Recorder Society of CT, Eastern Recorder Society of CT, Long Island RS, and the New York Recorder Guild. He is a workshop leader fin Maine through the Traveling Teacher Program of the ARS and has been a guest for the Boston, and Ann Arbor MI Recorder Societies. He is on the faculty at Early Music Week at Pinewoods where he was also the program director, 2015-17. Past workshops also include Amherst Early Music Festival, Westminster Choir College, Skidmore College, and Binghamton/Ithaca players.

Recently, Mr. Zukof stepped down as the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Music School (1996-2014), one of the ten largest community arts schools in the country. Before coming to New Haven, Mr. Zukof was the Director of Brookline Music School, MA (1984-1996). He received his Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA) in early music and continues his musical journey currently focusing on viola da gamba and violin. www.lawrencezukof.com

 

Ms. Sara Schneider

After studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Michigan native Sara Schneider put her love of music to work at Classical 89.5, KMFA in Austin, Texas; first as an announcer and producer, and subsequently as Music Director until 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Sara lived in Lübeck, Germany, where she researched and authored a novel, The Eagle and the Songbird

Starting in 2002, Sara became the producer and host of a weekly early music show on KMFA called Ancient Voices. In 2018, the program was syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, Chicago, and is now heard on stations across the globe as Early Music Now

 Sara has interviewed numerous early music luminaries, including Ton Koopman, Anonymous 4, Jordi Savall, and the late Gustav Leonhardt. She is a two-time Gracie Award® winner: in 2011 she received the award for her program Michael Nyman: Motion and Emotion, and in 2018 for Her Name Shall Endure, a program about medieval woman of letters Christine de Pizan. 

 Sara serves on the board of Texas Early Music Project. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, hiking, practicing yoga, and writing historical fiction. 

Dina Bash

Assistant Director of Early Music America.

Dr. Jennie Wenstrom

Ms. Amanda Markwick

Amanda Markwick received both a double Bachelor’s degree (Modern Flute/French Language and Literature) and a Master’s degree (Early Music) from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.  Her flute professors included Kate Lukas, Thomas Robertello, and Barbara Kallaur.  Awarded a Huygens scholarship by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture, and Science, to attend the Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Hague, the Netherlands, Amanda completed her second Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical flutes with Kate Clark, Wilbert Hazelzet, and Barthold Kuijken.

Amanda has performed and recorded with, among others, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra; the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands; the Hong Kong Early Music Society; the Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert (Hermann Max); die Hannoversche Hofkapelle; die Lautten Compagney (Wolfgang Katschner); Cantus Thuringia & Capella (Bernhard Klapprott); Elbipolis; and Cantus Cölln (Konrad Junghänel). She is an active member of several chamber music ensembles. With Barcelona Barroc, she has given chamber music and orchestral concerts in the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. With the Renaissance flute consort The Attaignant Consort, she plays music of the 16th century. With Ensemble Eloquentia and Trio Delta, she performs chamber music of the Classical period. As a member of Il Sussurro, she explores the quiet and nuanced colors of the early Classical flute in combination with clavichord.

Amanda has also participated in the Bloomington Early Music Festival, in Bloomington, Indiana, the U.S.A.; the International Harp Convention in Prague, the Czech Republic; the Corso Internazionale di Musica Antica in Urbino, Italy; the Casa de Mateus Festival in Vila Real, Portugal; the Festival Internacional de Musica de Cadaques in Cadaques, Spain; the 3rd Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Ribadeo, Spain; the Early Music Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Köthener Bachfesttage, in Köthen, Germany; and the Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik, in Austria. She was invited to perform in the "Solissimo" series at the Magdeburger Telemann Festtage in 2020 (postponed until 2022).

In addition to maintaining her performing agenda, Amanda is regularly invited as a guest lecturer, most recently at the Irish World Academy in Limerick, Ireland; the Bauhinia Musik Haus in Hong Kong, and the Kuopio Conservatory in Kuopio, Finland. Her article “Advice for Traverso Beginners” was published by “Fluit” magazine in the Netherlands. With co-author Kate Clark, Amanda has written The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide, the first modern handbook for the Renaissance flute, which will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2020.

Amanda lives and teaches in Berlin, Germany.

Mr. Lawrence Poleshuck

Sally Jackson

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

Mr. Peter Knerr

Sarah Stone

Ms. Elena Mullins

Mr. Peter Lim

Peter Lim focuses his artistic studies in historical keyboards, and historical oboe, and
historical flutes. He is currently enrolled at The Juilliard School for his master’s degree in harpsichord performance. Lim holds his bachelor’s degree in historical keyboards, historical oboe, and recorder performance at the Historical Performance Department at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels. Previously, he attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. Peter Lim was an early music enthusiast since very young age, and continues to explore the revival of the early music of today. He has performed in several masterclasses led by the well-known scholars and performers of the early music world such as Mitzi Meyerson, Benjamin Alard, Olivier Fortin, Charlotte Nediger, Skip Sempe, Jan de Winne, the Flanders Recorder Quartet, and Reine-Marie Verhagen. He was a grand-prize winner of the Korean International Early Music Competition in 2011.

Dr. Lindsey Strand-Polyak

A Pacific Northwest native, Lindsey Strand-Polyak lives a hyphenated life to go along with her hyphenated name: divided between viola and violin; living in Whidbey Island and Los Angeles. This season takes her across the West for concert and festival appearances with Baroque Music Montana, Bach Collegium San Diego, Musica Angelica, Sinfonia Spirituosa, Bitterroot Baroque, Baroque Festival Corona del Mar and the Oregon Bach Festival. 

Along the Washington side of the I-5 freeway, catch her in 2022 performing with Byron Schenkman & Friends, the Salish Sea Early Music Festival and as principal violist with Seattle Baroque Orchestra. She also serves on the boards of Early Music Seattle as the SBO liaison and Pacific Northwest Viols.

Down on the SoCal side of ‘The 5,’ she serves as Artistic Director of Los Angeles Baroque, Adjunct Professor of Baroque Violin at Claremont Graduate University, and Artistic Advisor of Kensington Baroque Orchestra. She has previously taught at the Colburn School and was Associate Director of the UCLA Early Music Ensemble from 2011-2015. 

A few favorite pre-pandemic musical endeavors include: Artist residencies at Michigan State University, University of Richmond, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and University of Northern Colorado; and memorable musicking moments performing with American Bach Soloists, Pacific MusicWorks, and in fringe concerts of Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. In the non-baroque world, she has recorded for film and TV scores, and performed with artists across the musical spectrum from Anne Akiko Meyers to Stevie Wonder. 

Her pandemic projects have included: exploring nearly the entire three-viol repertory with the Downtempo Divas, practicing the bass viola da gamba, recording a forthcoming studio album, learning wheel-thrown pottery (on instagram @baroquenpottery), and cooking her way through most of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Simple.

Dr. Strand-Polyak holds a PhD/MM in musicology and violin performance from UCLA, studying with Movses Pogossian, Guillaume Sutre and Elisabeth LeGuin.

Dr. Joyce Chen

Ms. Megan Chartrand

Mr. Peter Walker

Ms. Dawn Kalis

Mrs. Sophie Michaux

Praised for her “warm, colorful mezzo” by Opera News, Sophie Michaux has become one of Boston’s most versatile and compelling vocalists. Born in London and raised in the French alps, Sophie’s unique background informs her artistic identity, making her feel at home in an eclectic span of repertoire ranging from grand opera to French cabaret songs. 

The current season brings a number of exciting engagements for Sophie including a solo recital of Barbara Strozzi’s vocal music at the Fundazione Cini in Venice, Italy, as well as in Annecy, France, and Boston. She also appears with The Boston Cecilia in their Transcendental Passion, as well as in The Chorus of Westerly’s Spring Pops. She was a featured soloist with Musicians of the Old Post Road in their Christmas Pilgrimage concert, and joined In Stile Moderno for a program of John Dowland lute songs in Boston and Brattleboro, VT.

A consummate singing actor, Sophie is known for her committed portrayals of a wide variety of demanding roles on the opera stage. Sophie recently appeared as Ceres in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Lalande’s rarely-staged Les Fontaines de Versailles (2020 GRAMMY nominee for Best Opera Recording), garnering acclaim from the Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “astonishing range and flexibility.” She has sung the title roles of La Cenerentola (NEMPAC), Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Brittenica), and Rinaldo (Boston Opera Collaborative) for which she was nominated as Best Female Performer in an Opera for the 2015 Arts Impulse Theatre Awards. Sophie has enjoyed the challenge of interpreting a number of modern and contemporary opera roles, among them Anne in To Hell and Back by Jake Heggie (Boston Opera Collaborative), Mrs. Soames in Our Town by Ned Rorem (Boston Opera Collaborative), Higuchi in Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl (Guerilla Opera), and Ceres in The Tempest by Joseph Summer (The Shakespeare Concerts). 

A 2019 Finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition, Sophie is a sought-after soloist on the concert platform. Recent engagements on the concert platform include the Bach Magnificat (New England Classical Singers) and B Minor Mass (ChoralArt), Beethoven’s Mass in C (Chorus of Westerly), Duruflé’s Requiem (Trinity Church of Boston), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Metropolitan Chorale), and many others. Sophie is a proud core member of Lorelei Ensemble, Boston’s groundbreaking professional women’s ensemble. With Lorelei, she has performed alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra, A Far Cry, and others, and been featured soloist in numerous works from Renaissance polyphony to Björk. She has also sung with Blue Heron and is a frequent professional ensemble member with Boston Lyric Opera. She can be heard on recordings with Blue Heron and is a frequent professional ensemble member with Boston Lyric Opera. She can be heard on recordings with BEMFBlue Heronthe Lorelei EnsembleLa Cappella MediterraneaThe Revels, and The Shakespeare Concerts. 

Sophie belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about. Through her performances, she supports The Ocean Clean Up,  350.org (Climate Change), and Give Directly (Direct Poverty Relief).
 

Ms. Mary Ann Hagan

Mr. Richard Kolb

Mr. Jude Ziliak

Ms. Evelyn Simon

Mr. David Grundy

Ms. Stephanie Wheeler

Mrs. Jean Struble

Warren Purvis

Ms. Kathryn Welter

Dr. Suzanne Cartreine

Ms. Aya Hamada

Dr. Naama Lion

Na’ama Lion is well known as a versatile performer on early flutes. She has explored medieval music, playing with “Sequentia”; Renaissance consort music with "Tres doulx"; 18th and 19th century music with numerous groups, including Boston Baroque, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Arcadia Players, Grand Harmonie, and more. She is a committed performer of new music, and plays with the crossover group “Rumbarroco”. Na’ama holds a Doctoral degree from Boston University, teaches at the Longy School of Music and directs a chamber music program at Harvard College. Na’ama has recorded for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Telarc and private labels.

Mr. Dennis Frisch

Ms. Sarah Cunningham

Mr. David Echelard

Ms. Ann Bies

Dr. Kailan Rubinoff

Ms. Jennifer Carpenter

Ms. Laura Thompson

Ms. Claudia Gantivar-Suarez

Claudia Liliana Gantivar

Claudia holds a Master of Arts in Recorder Performance from the Conservatory of Music in Geneva, Switzerland (2004). She has performed and taught in Europe, US and South America. She has recorded with the Ensemble Elyma (Switzerland, 1997), Musica ficta (Colombia, 2007), Esfera Armoniosa; www.esferaarmoniosa.com  (Colombia, 2009, and 2015). After moving to the USA in 2009, she collaborated in the Early Music program at the Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. In California, she has been a guest conductor at several Recorder Workshops, has served as a member of the faculty of the SFEMS Recorder Workshop, and has played many times as a soloist in the Santa Cruz Baroque Music Festival and with different ensembles in the area like the California Bach Society, the American Bach Soloists, and the Farallon Recorder Quartet. As a teacher, Claudia is part of the faculty in the Community School and Music and Arts in Mountain View. 

 

Mr. Joe Bonomo

Mr. Vincent Conaway

Ms. Laura Mazza-Dixon

Prof. Eric Mentzel

Dr. David Schrader

Dr. Jann Cosart

Mr. Joseph Tan

Ms. Jacqueline Schwab

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab (who also plays some harpsichord and virginals) performs a wide range of music, including her arrangements of vintage American music from the 18th century and on. She has been heard on over a dozen documentaries by Ken Burns, including his Civil War, Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark. She plays for English country dancing with Bare Necessities and has performed (on virginals) with the Boston-area Renaissonics ensemble. She teaches piano improvisation. She is a graduate of New England Conservatory, where she majored in piano improvsation but also studied historical dance reconstruction with Julia Sutton. She has been on the faculty for the New London Assembly, sponsored by Amherst Early Music.

Dr. Dean Hoffman

Dean A. Hoffman holds degrees in Communications Studies and English from the University of California and a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral fellowship at University of Dundee in Scotland. A recognized scholar of early modern criminality and the carnivalesque, he has published in multilingual journals and addressed learned societies both in the USA and the United Kingdom. Dr. Hoffman has also authored auteurist film criticism devoted to iconoclastic directors like Orson Welles and Sam Peckinpah, and has developed a range of original graduate course offerings which explore the morphology of the Cold War film and the multilevel sociocultural contexts of such landmark works as Black Hawk Down, The Battle of Algiers, and Apocalypse Now. Dr. Hoffman is currently Director of North American Affairs for the Occidental Studies Institute.

Ms. Sarah Parga

Ms. Sarah Cantor

Alastair Thompson

Dr. Bianca Hall

Ms. Sally Merriman

Ms. Kathleen Spencer

Mr. Max Wilson

Prof. Raymond Erickson

Ms. Rheta Smith

Sarah Mitchell

Mr. Gerald Hoekstra

Ken Perlow

Mr. Mark Cudek

Mary Springfels

Mr. Arlan Vriens

Dr. Beverly Simmons

Beverly Simmons is a singer, arts administrator, and graphic designer. She earned a DMA in early music performance practice at Stanford University, and has lived in Cleveland since 1978. Her career includes stints as a music professor, classical radio announcer, international artist manager, executive director — all specializing in early music — and mother of two. She founded the Case Western Reserve University Early Music Singers, which she directed for 21 years; and presented early music ensembles and soloists for a quarter-century as founder/manager of the concert series Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness. A founding board member of Early Music America, she served as executive director from 1993 to 2001, launching Early Music America magazine, as well as award and scholarship programs. She is a co-founder and executive director of Quire Cleveland. Through Ffortissimo Design, she creates logos, promotional materials, and programs for early music ensembles and organizations, et al. She is also half of the cabaret duo, Rent-a-Yenta, about which an admirer said, "I've seen worse on Broadway!"

Mr. Evan Buttar

Mr. Lucas Harris

Lucas Harris studied the lute and early music at the Civica scuola di musica di Milano (as a Marco Fodella Foundation scholar) and then at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.  Based in Toronto since 2004, Lucas is the regular lutenist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and enjoys a busy freelance career with dozens of other ensembles.  He is on faculty at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute, and the Vancouver Early Music Festival’s Baroque Vocal Programme.  Lucas is also a founding member of the Toronto Continuo Collective (continuo.ca), the Southern Italian folk group known as the Vesuvius Ensemble (vesuviusensemble.com), and the multi-ethnic Lute Legends Ensemble (lutelegends.com).  Recordings include a solo CD ‘Baroque Lute Recital’ as well as the duo CD ‘The Bach/Weiss Sonata’ with violinist Geneviève Gilardeau. 

In 2011 Lucas began graduate studies in choral conducting at the University of Toronto with the help of a prestigious SSHRC research award.  He was named the new Artistic Director of the Toronto Chamber Choir just after graduating in 2014.  Lucas has been a guest music director for the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Ohio State University Opera Program, Les voix baroques, and the Toronto Consort.

 

Mr. Patrick Morgan

Beiliang Zhu

Mr. Michael Peterson

Dr. Justin Bland

Applauded for his “gleaming trumpet work” (Hyde Park Herald) and “dazzling virtuosity” (Grunion Gazette), the American trumpeter Justin Bland is a versatile musician, performing on both historical and modern trumpets. He specializes in early music, most notably in difficult high-register music for Baroque trumpet. Before formally studying Baroque trumpet, Justin won first prize in multiple historical instruments divisions of the National Trumpet Competition. As a highly sought-after solo/principal Baroque trumpeter, Dr. Bland has performed with several leading early music ensembles throughout North America including American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, Musica Angelica, Scaramella, Bach Collegium San Diego, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and many others.

Justin continues to perform as both a soloist and ensemble musician, combining ongoing North American engagements with new collaborations with leading Baroque ensembles in Denmark as well as in the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. In Europe he has played with Camerata Øresund, Copenhagen Soloists, Barokksolistene, Arte dei Suonatori, Höör Barock, Enghave Barok, the Næstved Early Music Festival, Ensemble Hven, and several others.

As a modern trumpeter, Justin has experience performing in orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, pit orchestras for opera and musical theater, British brass bands, and numerous chamber ensembles. Before beginning his college career, he was principal trumpeter of the DC Youth Orchestra and had the opportunity to tour Japan as a trumpet soloist. He also performed regularly with the Prince George’s Philharmonic while in high school. More recently, he as appeared as a soloist with the South Dakota Symphony, the Firelands Symphony, and the Las Vegas Sinfonietta.

In addition to be being a trumpeter, Justin is also a countertenor and has sung with Apollo’s Fire and Opera Cleveland. While in Ohio, he was an alto section leader in the chamber and chancel choirs at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland and was the countertenor with Cantores Cleveland (now Contrapunctus). In addition, Justin briefly served as a bass section leader at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland. Justin also plays recorder.

Justin earned his DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his MA in early music performance practices from Case Western and his BM in trumpet performance from the University of Maryland. His primary trumpet teachers include Chris Gekker, Barry Bauguess, Steven Hendrickson, Steven Trinkle, and Justin Emerich. He has studied voice with Delores Zeigler, Ellen Hargis, and Aaron Sheehan. As a graduate assistant, Justin taught courses in ear training and music appreciation, and was a harpsichord tuner.

“It [the Baroque trumpet] is more difficult to play than its modern counterpart, but it’s a fascinating and arresting sound. The trumpet part in the second [Brandenburg] concerto is famous for its fiendish difficulties, and Justin Bland played it with aplomb.” (Edmonton Journal)

“The orchestra brought out the pulsy organ-grinder quality in the first movement of Concerto 3, but it was [Brandenburg] Concerto 2 that was the real show-stopper. Justin Bland, on Baroque trumpet, trilled his way nearly effortlessly through one of the most difficult parts in the repertoire, the highest notes piercingly clear above the orchestra.” (Post-Bulletin)

“Og så er det jo spændende, om bassanger og trompet står distancen i den lange arie “The trumpet shall sound.” Men her var ingen slinger. Med stor og fast stemme sang Lucas Bruun de Neergaard den pompøse tekst om opstandelsen på den yderste dag, ledsaget af en klangskøn baroktrompet, udført af Justin Bland. Herligt!” (Viborg Stifts Folkeblad)

“Skilled [Baroque trumpet] players can play the notes of the harmonic series with such instruments. A very refined embouchure is needed to “lip” or flatten or sharpen the impure harmonics of the notes of the 11th and 13th harmonics. The most virtuosic could use such techniques to produce certain chromatic notes outside this series…Justin Bland made such skills seem effortless…” (Classical Voice of North Carolina)

“Onstage, the performers exhibited an astonishing level of virtuosity, both as an ensemble and in solos…Justin Bland, with a heraldic trumpet that lacked valves or keys, produced beautiful sounds in a work by Johann Melchior Molter.” (Grunion Gazette)

“A good trumpet player is hard to find, and an excellent one harder still. It’s again still rarer to find a great player of the baroque trumpet, since the instrument is considerably harder to play than its modern counterpart (smaller embouchure, no valves) and this may explain why Justin Bland is so darn busy and why he plays with, well, basically everyone.” (The WholeNote)

“Add in the splendors of Baroque trumpets (with Justin Bland delivering nuanced playing in “The trumpet shall sound,”)…and our cup runneth over with highlights.” (Greg Hettmansberger, writer for Madison Magazine)

“…trumpeter Justin Bland displayed dazzling virtuosity in the solo cantata [“Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”]…”(Grunion Gazette)

“In these performances, trumpeter Justin Bland alternated between instruments, playing a modern valved trumpet in the Saint-Saëns and a valveless “natural” trumpet, for a better blend with two flutes in a wind chorus, in the d’Indy octet.

In both pieces, Bland ably reined in volume and brightness, keeping his instrumental lines within the fabric of ensembles rather than blaring over them – a peril that explains the scarcity of trumpet parts in chamber works with strings.” (music critic Clarke Bustard)

Dr. Ruben Valenzuela

Dr. Alice Chuaqui Baldwin

Praised by The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon) for her “masterful solo performances” and “brilliant” playing, harpsichordist Alice M. Chuaqui Baldwin has performed as a soloist and continuo artist throughout North America and abroad. She holds a doctorate in harpsichord from Indiana University and studied with harpsichordists Elisabeth Wright and Jacques Ogg.

From 2014– 2016 she served as a continuo artist at the Oregon Bach Festival, performing with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Masaaki Suzuki, Rachel Podger, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett, Craig Hella Johnson, and Helmuth Rilling during her tenure there. In 2018 she worked at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute as part of their continuo team, and in 2019 she, along with the other members of the ensemble Innominatum, were awarded a Pegasus Rising grant from Pegasus Early Music to produce their concert “Pairs of Pairs: Selections from the French Baroque.”

Alice was the featured young artist in the January 2019 issue of Early Music America magazine and was interviewed as part of their “Early to Rise” series. She has participated in the Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia program, the American Bach Soloists Academy, and the Tafelmusik Winter Institute, as well as performing at the 2014 Berkeley Early Music Festival with the ensemble Arethusa Musica.

Also an active performer of new music, Alice has premiered several works, most recently a piece for solo harpsichord— Triptych of Life—by her husband, composer Nicolas Chuaqui. She currently resides in Rochester, NY, with her husband and two-year-old son.

Mr. Jeremy Rhizor

Jeremy Rhizor is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Baroque oratorio repertoire and is the driving force for its revival in the United States. He has led the modern and American premieres of works by Giovanni Battista Bassani, Antonio Draghi, Domenico Freschi, Antonio Gianettini, Vincenzo de Grandis, and Bernardo Pasquini. He creates a new performing edition for each forgotten work that he performs, and he spearheads the creation of new English translations for American audiences.

Along with reviving the music of oratorios, Rhizor has reconstructed the format of oratorio performances by retaining the lecture or sermon between musical halves in large-scale two-part oratorios. Though this format is still largely unfamiliar to modern audiences, it adds an intellectual and spiritual dimension to his performances that honors the intentions of Baroque composers and librettists. His performance of Draghi’s Oratorio di Giuditta reconstructed the order of oratorio services at the court of the empress dowager Eleonora Gonzaga.

As the founder and artistic director of the Academy of Sacred Drama, Rhizor built an organization inspired by Baroque academies into an institution that champions the performance and research of sacred drama. He facilitates the publication of the Sacred Drama Journal—a journal for general readership that is now transitioning into a peer-reviewed journal. From the violin, Rhizor rehearses and leads performances for the Academy.

Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by The New York Times, Rhizor performs on the violin with early music organizations throughout North America such as Aureas Voces in Nova Scotia, Alchymy Viols in Indiana, Ensemble VIII in Texas, Mountainside Baroque in Maryland, the Washington Bach Consort in Washington, DC, and Bach Vespers and the American Classical Orchestra in New York. In October 2021, he will be the guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra for a Naxos Records recording. He recently performed for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Music Before 1800, gave a recital tour in Nova Scotia, and led the Swedish premiere of Pasquini’s oratorio La sete di Christo. Rhizor lives in Croton Falls, NY.

biography current spring 2020

Ms. Fiona Gillespie

Niccolo Seligmann

Mr. John Walthausen

Mr. Tod Hedrick

Mr. Kevin Payne

 

Martin Bernstein

MARTIN BERNSTEIN has been heard with numerous ensembles across the world, in venues ranging from 17th-century Italian palazzos to modern art museums in Reykjavik to the concert halls of New York City. Bernstein began studying recorder at age five, first with Charles Sibirsky and later with Nina Stern. At 18, he left New York City to study at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague with Reine-Marie Verhagen and Han Tol. Bernstein holds the third prize from the 2019 Moeck/SRP International Recorder Competition, widely recognized as the world's most important recorder competition. His other honors and awards include: first prize in Piffaro's 2013 Young Performers Competition in Philadelphia, PA; first prize in the under-22 category at the 2014 Internationele Prijs Mieke van Weddingen in Leuven, Belgium; an appearance on U.S. National Public Radio's "From The Top" program for young classical musicians in 2015; a 2016 National YoungArts gold finalist scholarship; and second prize in the 2017 international young talent search hosted by Maurice Steger and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Bernstein serves on the faculty at various American early music festivals and workshops. He currently studies history and philosophy at Harvard University.

Ms. Laura Zoll

Ms. Alana Youssefian

Mr. Robert Cronin

Mr. Timothy Broege

Mr. John Rata

Dr. Donald Simons

Ms. Monica Leverett

Dr. Lenora McCroskey

Professor Emeritus (harpsichord, organ, performance practices, Assistant Director of Early Music Studies), College of Music, University of North Texas, Denton.

Currently, Director of Music, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton. 

Recent activities include writing part of the preface to the new edition of Grigny's Premier Livre d'Orgue (Leupold Editions); Bach, St. Matthew Passion, continuo I; continuo in other area concerts; Steering Committee (Workshops), 2017 AGO Regional Convention in Dallas; volunteer at a preschool for at-risk children.

Mr. Anthony Martin

Ms. Corlu Collier

Director, Oregon Coast Recorder Society

Prof. Mark Kroll

Please see Mark Kroll's website: www.markkroll.com

During a career spanning more than four decades, Mark Kroll has performed throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, winning critical praise for his expressive playing and virtuosity. His extensive list of recordings includes works of J.S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Handel, D. Scarlatti, F. Couperin, Duphly, Balbastre, Schubert, and Biber; two critically acclaimed CDs of contemporary American harpsichord music; a Grammy-nominated recording of Henri Dutilleux’s Les Citations with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players; and a recent CD of the harpsichord music of Vittorio Rieti.

Kroll has also distinguished himself as a scholar and teacher. He has published important editions of the music of Hummel, Geminiani, F. Scarlatti and Avison, and four books: Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing Musical World of Europe; Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician and His World; Playing the Harpsichord Expressively; and with Lewis Lockwood, The Beethoven Violin Sonatas. Kroll has given master classes throughout the world, and is Professor emeritus at Boston University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Historical Performance for 25 years. Mark Kroll is a founding member of Early Music America, and in 1981 was one of the three founders of the Boston Early Music Festival.

Dr. David Lasocki

Retired music reference librarian from Indiana University. Researcher of early woodwind instruments, especially the recorder and flute. Publisher of e-books, mostly about early music, and e-editions of early music.

Ms. Judith Klotz

Member of La Spirita consort of viols www.laspiritaviols.org

Founding Board member of Guild for Early Music serving central NJ and Eastern Central Pennsylvania:  www.guildforearlymusic.org

Dr. Alexander Silbiger

Mr. Michel Sherman

Michel Sherman, a Los Angeles-area resident, was born in France.  He studied classical guitar with Miroslav Jesic in New York, participated in numerous master classes, and continued learning on his own.  In the late 1960s he studied the Renaissance lute with Joseph Iadone, and Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque music performance with the New York Pro Musica Antiqua.  Later, he studied lute with Paul O’Dette and Patrick O’Brien, and also learned to play the vihuela (16th century Spanish lute).

Michel has lived in the United States, Pakistan, Thailand, and his native France.  He has played for international film festivals, theater, art galleries, weddings, radio, films, and house concerts.

He also composes contemporary classical music for guitar and lute.  He studied composing with Mike Garson and Constance Demby.  His innovative first album, The Earth Speaks, contains original guitar and lute music interwoven with sounds of nature.  It has been praised as dreamy, evocative, and a magical mystery tour.

Michel’s new CD, Melodia, features guitar classics from Europe and Latin America.

Currently, Michel is
~ Giving performances for professional organizations, arts/music/film festivals, weddings, and at private homes.
~ Arranging his compositions for ensembles
~ Writing music for guitar, lute, and vihuela

Find out more at www.EnchantingGuitar.com.

Dr. Marcia Fountain

Dr. William Long

Dr. Renee Chevalier

Ms. Beth Zucchino

 

Mr. Darryl Denning

Dr. Sandra Mangsen

Founder of Bennington Baroque, Sandra Mangsen is a musicologist and harpsichordist who has retired to North Bennington after a long career in the Don Wright Faculty of Music, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where she co-directed the Early Music Ensemble and served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Music.  She studied harpsichord at McGill University and was awarded the Ph.D. in Music from Cornell University in 1989. She has performed widely as a harpsichordist, including memorable concerts with Jaap Schroeder and Mary Cyr, and has served as president of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society (now merged with its counterpart, SEHKS, to form the Historical Keyboard Society of North America). She currently serveson the Board of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. Her musicological research focuses on historical performance practice and reception history; articles have appeared in Early Music, Performance Practice ReviewMusic & Letters and elsewhere.  Her book entitled Songs without Words: Keyboard Arrangements of Vocal Music in England, 1560–1760 Society was published in 2016 by the University of Rochester Press (Boydell & Brewer).

Dr. Barbara Jackson

Mr. Allan Dean

Trumpet Professor, Yale School of Music. Also direct a student cornetto and sackbut ensemble at Yale. Perform on modern trumpet with St.Louis Brass, Summit Brass and Yale Brass Trio. Early groups, Calliope and New York Cornets and Sacbuts pretty much in retirement.

Dr. Anne Heider

Mr. Harold Byers

Dr. Rebecca Baltzer

Mr. Alfred Law

Ms. Joy Ryan

Joy Ryan organizes and hosts baroque ensembles in her home and hosts house concerts and recitals by young early music artists. She is an amateur harpsichord continuo player. A retired U.S. Justice Deapartment trial attorney, Joy now promotes and supports early music as a full-time activity.

Mr. Doug Brandt

Kathleen McDougald

Dr. Frank Gerbode

Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell

Professor Emeritus at the Florida State University College of Music and former Coordinator of Music History and Musicology, received the B.M. degree in clarinet performance from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and the B.S. in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati. He earned an M.A. in Musicology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico and the Ph.D. in Musicology with minors in Music Education and English Literature from the University of Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany.

In addition to teaching music history and musicology-related courses, Professor Kite-Powell directed the FSU Early Music Ensemble, a group that often exceeded fifty graduate and undergraduate students divided into ensembles of brass, woodwind, and string instrumentalists, and the select vocal group, Cantores Musicæ Antiquæ.

His publications include:

* the definitive study of The Visby (Petri) Organ Tablature of 1611, Heinrichshofen's Press in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 1980. (digital copy at: https://www.academia.edu/42217807/The_Visby_Petri_Tablature_from_1611, published by

*the reconstruction of Hugo Leichsenring's important dissertation on Church Music in Hamburg during the Reformation (Berlin, 1922), published by Wagner Publishers, Hamburg, Germany, 1982; digital copy at: https://www.academia.edu/44757682/Hamburgische_Kirchenmusik_im_Reformationszeitalter

*A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, editor of and contributor to both the 1994 first edition (Schirmer Books) and the 2007 expanded and revised second edition (Indiana University Press.

*a translation and edition of Michael Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum III, published by Oxford University Press in 2004;

*an article entitled "Notating–Accompanying–Conducting: Intabulation Usage in the Levoca Manuscripts," in the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Vol. 1, Spring 2021.  https://sscm-jscm.org/jscm-issues/volume-27-no-1/notating-accompanying-conducting/ 

*an article entitledMichael Praetorius's Organ works: The Notation Conundrum Revisited, In Organists' Review, March, 2021, pp. 25-31.  Digital copy at:  https://www.academia.edu/44703598/Michael_Praetoriuss_Organ_works_The_Notation_Conundrum_Revisited

 

*an article entitled "Michael Praetorius: In His Own Words, Early Music America Magazine 10/1 (Spring 2004): 26-29. Digital copy at: https://www.academia.edu/42218676/Michael_Praetorius_In_His_Own_Words

*In 2011 a book chapter entitled "Performance Forces and Italian Influence in Michael Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum III" was published as vol. 5 in the series Ligaturen: Musikwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover, 115-32, Hildesheim: Georg Olms.  https://www.academia.edu/42212176/Performance_Forces_and_Italian_Influence_in_Michael_Praetoriuss_Syntagma_Musicum_III_1

*The revised and expanded edition of A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music, edited by J. Kite-Powell, was released by Indiana University Press in 2012.

*On his retirement, over twenty colleagues and former students from across the country contributed to a book entitled "Hands-On" Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell," published in 2012 (see http://www.steglein.com/Books/books.php).

*In 2019 his article, "Michael Praetorius's Variable Options on Performance" was published in the journal De musica disserenda, No. 2:  https://www.academia.edu/42212165/MICHAEL_PRAETORIUSS_VARIABLE_OPINIONS_ON_PERFORMANCE

*His chapter entitled “German Organ Tablature” will appear in  Encyclopedia ofTablature, John Griffiths, editor. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2022.

a paper deliverat the a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland entitled “The Relationship between the Instrumentälischer Bettlermantl and the Syntagma Musicum of Michael Praetorius: AS and MPC compared," 1997.  Digital copy at: https://www.academia.edu/42212456/_The_Relationship_between_the_Instrument%C3%A4lischer_Bettlermantl_and_the_Syntagma_Musicum_of_Michael_Praetorius_AS_and_MPC_compared_

* a paper delivereed at a conference in Hamburg Germany, 1995 "The Hieronymus/Anonymous Question in the Visby (Petri) Tablature."  Digital copy at: https://www.academia.edu/42273397/The_Hieronymus_Anonymous_Question_in_the_Visby_Petri_Tablature_1

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Dr. Kite-Powell has been an invited lecturer at international conferences in Göteborg, Sweden, 1994, Hamburg, Germany, 1995, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1997 (where he was the keynote speaker), and Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 2008.

He has been a clinician at workshops around the Southeast and has taught at the Amherst Early Music Institute.

Professor Kite-Powell served as president of Early Music America (1998-2001), treasurer of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (1997-1999), and president of the Southern Chapter of the American Musicological Society (1992-1994).

Other activities include service for several years (through 2010) on the editorial board of the Seventeenth-Century Society's Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music, and he served (2010-2012) on the American Musicological Society Performance Committee, and organized the events for the convention in San Francisco in November, 2011. He also served on the Advisory Board of Early Music America Magazine for several years.

Honors and awards include:

Travel to Collections grant from the NEH, 1992
President's (FSU) Foundation Grant, 1992-1993
Teacher Incentive Award, 1994
Early Music America's Thomas Binkley Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Collegium Director; presented at the Boston Early Music Festival, June 2003

Festschrift: Hands-On" Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell, published in 2012.

Selections from his ensembles' concerts can be heard at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jtkp1/videos?view=0&sort=p&flow=grid

Online research links:

https://independent.academia.edu/JefferyKitePowell?from_navbar=true

 

Ms. Ellen Farrell

Mr. David Spence-Morrow

Ms. Margaret Traylor

Mr. Robert Brooks

Mrs. Charmion Burns

Tom Miller

Ms. Linda Green

Dr. Charles Bikle

Mr. John Nikolatos

Mr. Lawrence Brown

Prof. John Berg

I am an amateur recorder player; in my other life I teach political science and environmental studies at Suffolk University–at least, I did until I retired in 2016. I still teach an occasional course.

Mr. Michael Berke

Mrs. Diana Munch

Martha Carver

Ms. Charlene Brendler

Dr. Beverly Lomer

Beverly R. Lomer is an independent scholar with research interests in gender and early music.  She has taught courses in Women's and Gender Studies and Gender and Music at Florida Atlantic University.  She is currently involved in an open scholarship project with the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies in which Hildegard's entire Symphonia [transcriptions and translations with scholarly commentary] is digitized and available for free download to all.  She is also a recorder player with a special interest in performing from original Renaissance and late medieval notation.  

Ms. Lijda Vellekoop

Ms. Joyce Henry

Ms. Barbara Broderick

Mrs. Marilyn Knego

Mr. Jonathan Harris

Ms. Nancy Tooney

Nancy Tooney was introduced to the joy of recorders by Patsy Rogers in the 1990's and she then moved on to study recorder with virtuoso Rachel Begley. Currently she is deep into learning mensural notation and playing from old music manuscripts under the patient tutelage of Valerie Horst and mavens at the Amherst Early Music Festival. After a long stint as a professor of biochemistry and an academic administrator, she escaped academe and was then employed for several years as business and concert manager by the Dessoff Choirs in NYC. She has served on the boards of three early music groups — Amherst Early Music,  Music Before 1800 and Gotham Early Music Scene, NY (GEMs). Nancy also likes to write. In addition to preparing program notes for the Recorder Orchestra of NY, she has had a few articles and reviews published in Recorder Society of LI and NY Recorder Guild newsletters as well as in the American Recorder Society magazine.

Ms. Belle Bulwinkle

Mr. Paul Ponto

Prof. Margaret Murata

Dr. Jane Johnson

Ms. Jean Seiler

Ms. Phyllis Olson

Dr. Rosalie Romano

Ms. Louisa Spottswood

Ms. Thallis Drake

Dr. George Hill

Ms. Jimmie Dawkins

Ms. Grace Feldman

Mr. Frederick Gable

Retired Music Professor from UC Riverside. Long-time Collegium director, editor of the complete vocal works of Hieronymus Praetorius (in progress) and author of articles on Hamburg sacred music in the 17th century, especially the Praetorius family of organist-composers.

More can be seen on the UC Riverside Music Department website, although a bit out of date.

Mr. Jeffrey Bauman

Mr. Eberhard Gerlach

Ms. Elizabeth Hays

Prof. Malcolm Bilson

Dr. Alice Renken

Ms. Martha Davidson

Ms. Lorraine Emery

Dr. Jack Ashworth

Dr. Michael Fink

Dr. Eleanor Tejirian

Dr. William Ayton

Will Ayton, the youngest of four children, was born in 1948 in Kansu province, China, of missionary parents. He received a BME from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, a MME from New England Conservatory of Music, and a DMA in composition from Boston University. He currently lives with his wife, Nancy, in Providence Rhode Island. He is a retired professor of music, occasionally performs in various Early Music ensembles, composes for a variety of musical media, and attempts to be a husband 

Dr. Nancy Garlick

Nancy Garlick is a recorderist and member of The Wild Geese Trio, the Dowland Consort and The Crozet Quartet, and The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. Performs in east coast of USA and Europe. Formerly on music faculty of the University of Virginia and The College of Wooster. Co-Director of the Shenandoah Recorder Society, a chapter of The American Recorder Society.

Dr. Alfred Padilla

Mr. Edward (Ted) Lorraine

Mr. Vincent Verga

Dr. Olga Walden

Mr. William Mateer

Mrs. Vera Kalmijn

Mr. Jerry Cooper

Dr. Marilynn Smiley

Ms. Marcia Merry

Mr. H. Bruce Lobaugh

Mr. Michael McDonald

Mr. Lee Ridgway

Mary Rawcliffe Fairbanks

Mr. Craig Dorschel

Mr. Matthew Steel

Mr. Richard Fabian

Mr. John Vandermeulen

Ms. Annie-May de Bresson

Ms. Phyllis Hoar

Ms. Carol Alexander

Ms. Jane Furth

Ms. Ann Bein

Prof. Graydon Beeks

B.A. Pomona College; M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Director of Music Programming & Facilities and Professor of Music, Pomona College since 1983.

Mr. Tom Thies

Ms. Jennifer Sayre

Mr. Peter Rubenstein

Mr. Jeffrey Dooley

Ms. Naomi Shiff

Mr. David Williamson

Mr. Richard Saluto

Mr. Geoffrey Naylor

Ms. Katherine Bracher

Mr. Terry Pierce

Mr. William Gonzalez

Born in Flushing, Queens, NYC.  Studied music at the University of Vermont and Trinity College of Music, London.  Degree in Botany, from UVM.  Currently live in South Texas, teach Chemistry and work as a Respiratory Therapist at Valley Baptist Medical Center.  Play recorder, hapsichord, viola da gamba.

Mr. David Dube

Ms. Donna Curry

Ms. Carolyn Bryant

Independent musicologist.  M.A. in musicology, New York University.  Past-President of American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS); associate editor of AMIS Journal.  Senior Editor (articles on musical instruments and their makers) for Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013) and Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments  (2014).  Also active in Society for American Music (SAM) serving on committees and (formerly) as archivist. Exhibits researcher for Smithsonian Institution.  Also 25 years as computer scientist for U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC.

Mary Findley

James Mullen

Mr. Allen Jacobson

Dr. James Gallatin

Dr. Susan Fisher

B. Mus. Piano, Conservatory of Music of University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1960

M.A. Music (Organ) San Francisco State University 1964

Candidate D.M.A. Performance Practice Organ, Stanford University, 1971

D.D.S. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific 1978, rprivate practice in dentistry Berkeley 1978-2005, etired from dental practice 2005

Organist First Unitarian Church of Berkeley 1979-84

Instruments played: Organ, Harpsichord, modern Piano

Currently doing occastional organ recitals. last one at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley 2016

Leonie Brinkema

Anne Stevens

Mr. Richard Pace

Avocational recorder player and singer. President of Amherst Early Music Fesitval and also Oratorio Society of New York.

Paul Borg

Cecilia Riddell

Ms. Vera Hirtz

Mr. Don Franklin

Ms. Patricia Baugher

Dr. Lee Talner

Dr. R. Peter Wolf

Of his New York début the reviewer for The New York Times wrote “The harpsichord can seem a genteel instrument, but Peter' Wolf's debut recital. . . at Carnegie Recital Hall was about as thrilling as gentility can be.  With this performance Mr. Wolf established himself as one of the finest harpsichordists before the public today.”  Since then, he has performed widely across the United States both as soloist and as a member of various ensembles.

Peter graduated magna cum laude in music from Harvard and received his Ph.D. in music history from Yale. In his “spare” time, he collects stamps and he and his wife, Rachel Doggett, have bred champion Cardigan Welsh Corgis for the past twenty years, Their youngest, Tiger, has recently earned his Gold level Grand Championship in the show ring..

Ms. Ruth Shaffer

Mr. Paul Raspe

Ms. Marcia Anderson

Dr. John Stanley

Mr. Carl Burmeister

Mr. Barry Moyer

Mr. Gus Winter

Mr. David Fisher

Ms. June Matthews

Mr. Anthony Weaver

Ms. Sue Koehler

Mr. Peter Seibert

Ms. Marilyn McDonald

Mr. Herbert Myers

Ms. Catharina Meints Caldwell

Mr. Robert Walcott

Dr. Arthur Lawrence

Ms. Mary Maarbjerg

Dr. Thomas Dunn

Dr. Edmund Bowles

Ms. Joanna Young

Ms. Mary Benton

Mr. William Monical

Ms. Nanette Lunde

Dr. Larry Palmer

Mr. Graham Lord

Ms. Jeanette Pfaff

Dr. Elizabeth Phillips

Ms. Sara Spencer

Ms. Carol Martinez

Carol Adams

Ms. Priscilla Drucker

Gregory Byrer

Prof. anil nerode

Goldwin Smith Professor of Mathematics

Cornell University

 

Biography in Marquis "Who's who in the World"

Mrs. Jeanne Conner

Ms. Cynthia Hoover

Ms. Nancy Buss

Mr. Robert Speiser

Ms. Kendra Kenney

Mr. Bernard Bernstein

Dr. Paul Siegel

Mr. Dale Neiburg

Mr. Thomas Moylan

P. A. Jacobs

Dr. Murray Somerville

Born in London and raised in Rhodesia, Murray Somerville was University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard for thirteen years.  Trained as organist and conductor in Germany, at Oxford (where he was Organ Scholar of New College), in New York and Boston (DMA from NEC), he also directed the Winter Park Bach Festival while serving the Cathedral of St. Luke in Orlando (where he founded the Orlando Deanery Boychoir.)  Having co-founded the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra with Robert Mealy, after leaving Boston he also co-founded Music City Baroque, a period performance ensemble in Nashville, TN, with George Riordan and Karen Clarke.  He has recorded and appeared widely as choral conductor and solo organist, and has recently adding harpsichord continuo playing to his resume, as a member of Catawba River Baroque in upper South Carolina, where he now lives.

Ms. Susan Scheib

Dr. Jeffrey Kurtzman

Ms. Susan Robinson

Mr. Gerry Greer

Wayne O’Brien

Mr. William Willingham

Ms. Barbara Barclay

Mr. Steven Kerchoff

Mr. Tom Law

Mr. Ron Yachimec

Mr. Stephen Nissenbaum

Dr. Reginald Landry

Dr. Rebecca Cypess

Musicologist and early keyboard player Rebecca Cypess is Associate Professor of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Her publications include the book Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2016), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the history, interpretation, and performance practices of music in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. She is also co-editor of the two-volume Word, Image, and Song (University of Rochester Press, 2013) and Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin (University of Rochester Press, 2018). Her current book project is "Resounding Enlightenment: Music as an Instrument of Tolerance in the World of Sara Levy." 

As a performer she concertizes regularly in the northeast, and, with her ensemble, The Raritan Players, she is exploring music in late 18th-century salons. The group's first recording, In Sara Levy's Salon, was released by Acis Productions in 2016.

Cypess holds a BA from Cornell, where she studied with Malcolm Bilson; an MMus in Harpsichord from the Royal College of Music (London); an MA in Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University; and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University.

Monica Hultin

Monica Hultin is a longtime Early Music enthusiast who just received her Bachelor of Music in voice at the Dessautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba.  She looks forward to participating in various choirs, continuing to work with her small early music choral ensemble, This Merrie Companie, and playing music and volunteering with the Winnipeg Early Music Society.

Dr. Nancy Goodyear

Mr. Patrick McDonnell

Laura Townsend

Mr. Michael Hill

Ms. Judith Kay

Now semi retired from performing, Judith Kay spent three decades as a unique singer-guitarist specializing in her own self-described TastyJazz™, a multifarious mix of swing-era jazz, Brazilian bossa nova, original and unusually fun and eclectic songs, hand-picked for catchy harmonies, everlastingly sweet melodies and/or lyrical wittiness.

Jazz great John Pizzarelli has called her a "singular sensation." WNYC radio announcer Jonathan Schwartz said "Judith Kay is wonderful" and the late Brazilian composer Billy Blanco wrote that she is "one of our very special people, interested in the music of Brazil".

Judith Kay's ChamberJazz™ Ensemble toured the greater Delaware Valley from 1991 till 2003. The core group consisted of Judith's guitar and vocals, along with the inimitable Philadelphia vibraphonist Tony Miceli;other stellar group members over the years include bassist Chris Berg, pianist Ron Thomas,bassoonist Chuck Holdeman, and trumpet player John Swana.

During this time Judith wrote and arranged exclusively for the group, over a hundred special arrangements. She has also written for string quartet and even handbells! Her commission (with lyricist Cecilia Vore) "Waiting for the Rain" for the Berkshire Chorale of Reading, Pennsylvania was debuted in the spring of 2003, then performed live in New York City by the vocal group C4, in June of 2008.

Judith begin to study Portuguese in the mid-80s and later travelled to Brazil several times to research the history and rhythmic styles of Brazilian popular music.This became the basis for a course which she taught at the University of Delaware called "The Brazilian Sound". 

During the span of her career, she was fortunate to be aided in every way by her late husband/manager/photographer David A. McClintock [see sidebar story on him]. With his help as producer, Kay released six albums, as soloist or leader of her own group, on her own Tasty label. David passed away in 2008. 

In 1997, along with McClintock and Arden resident Neal Van Duren, Judith was cofounder of the Arden Jazz Gild, a society devoted to the promotion and preservation of American jazz. During its two-year existence, the Gild presented five sold-out live music events featuring first-class Philadelphia area musicians, in addition to an international series featuring renowned New York guitarist Howard Alden. 

Judith Kay was born Judith Kay Cordes, daughter of the late Kenneth L. Cordes, a chemical engineer who worked for DuPont, and Margaret Arnott Cordes, a special ed school teacher who played the piano and had once studied at Eastman School of Music. With her two sisters she grew up in the Wilmington, Delaware area. As a youngster, Judith began guitar lessons at age 11. By the time she was 14 she was composing her own music, and knew she wanted to be a professional musician. At 15 she was a late-start at the piano, but did the best she could, practicing her way through high school so that she could pass keyboard exams to get into music school.

In Philadelphia, following music theory/composition courses at Hartt College of Music and Temple University, Kay studied guitar with Bob DiNardo and Pat Martino. She worked on ear training and music theory privately with Donald Rappaport of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia.. In 1979 she received a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to study big-band arranging with the late great Manny Albam. She subsequently took a focused summer seminar in arranging at Eastman School of Music which was led by both Albam, and the noted arranger, Rayburn Wright. In the 1980s she was awarded two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts – one in jazz performance as well as composition.

Judith Kay was stricken with thoracic outlet syndrome in the early 90s, a form of Repetitive Strain Injury, and since then, has endured a 20 year struggle with this intermittently painful and debilitating chronic condition. At one point she was unable to play her beloved guitar for 5 years. In spite of this she has continued to teach and perform (albeit, at times, as vocalist sans guitar), and is now a public proponent of the education of/assistance for musicians dealing with this dreaded condition, which afflicts thousands all over the United States, and the world. Click here to learn about Guitarists and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

A new area of interest for Judith in the last decade has been Early Music – particularly the Medieval/Renaissance period. Between 2004 and 2011 she has received numerous grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts to sing this rich and under-appreciated music at workshops led by well-known groups like Western Wind, the San Francisco Early Music Society, and Chorworks in Washington DC, led by the celebrated tenor/conductor Philip Cave at the Washington National Cathedral. Perhaps down the road a mixture of Early Music and Jazz will show up on a Judith Kay recording – don't be surprised!

After a forced hiatus from the performing world 2007-2011, Judith Kay is thrilled to be now reemerging… with a new recording in the offing and a fresh look on the website. Arden Soirée, a new house concert series, was launched in spring 2012.  Meanwhile she goes on as a sought-after Delaware Valley private teacher of guitar, voice and music theory at her home studio in Arden, Delaware. Click here to learn more about her classes for guitar, voice, and theory.

SHOWS

Here is a partial list of past memorable performance venues for soloist Judith Kay or Judith Kay's ChamberJazz™ Ensemble:

  • Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen, Germany
  • Brazilian American Cultural Institute, Washington DC
  • Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Moravian College
  • The Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE
  • Mt Gretna Playhouse, Mt Gretna, PA
  • Mid-Atlantic Chamber Music Society
  • Smithbridge Winery, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA
  • Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Artscape – Baltimore's Festival of the Arts
  • The Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ
  • IDB Bank, Washington, DC
  • Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC
  • Performing Artist Series, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE

 

Ms. Judith Moore

Dr. Ivan L’Heureux

Mr. Jaime Ondrusek

Mr. James Wanner

Dr. Daniel Geiger

Amateur viola d'amore player
former webmaster for International Viola d'amore Society, e.V.

Enjoy early baroque scordatura sheet music and various alternative tunings, minor composers, including anonymous.

Teachers: Heidi Leisinger (Basel: violin/viola), Dan Thomason, Adriana Zoppo (Los Angeles: VdA), Tom Georgi/TBSI (Toronto: VdA).
Instruments: 7/7 roundback Paul Hilaire 1950, 7/7 flatback Devin Hough commissioned 2007, 6/6 flatback Olivia Pelling/Phil White commissioned 2014; tourte baroque bow Pieter Affourtit, clip-in baroque bow Stephen Marvin.

 

 

 

Mr. Gerard Olson

Allen Holland

Dr. Anders Kugler

Carolyn Foulkes

Luthier at Perrin and Associates Fine Violins in Baltimore, Maryland. Specializing in offering historical and contemporary baroque violins, violas,cellos and bows at affordable prices for young professionals. Enthusiastic amateur baroque violinist. 

Ms. Patrice Connelly

Australian gamba player and musicologist, resident in Queensland. Participant at many VdGSA past Conclaves; winner of the 2009 & 2017 Leo Traynor Competition for new viol music, and audience prizewinner in 2017. Founder of the Australian Viola da Gamba Society in 2000. Workshop organiser and teacher in Australia, and (now) occasional performer. Editor of over 140 editions of music for viols through Saraband Music, and publisher of The Saraband Simpson, and Ganassi's Regola Rubertina. Editions also published by Dovehouse Editions, PRB Productions and VdGS (Gt Britain). President of the Early Music Society of Queensland from 2018. Cat lover and genealogy obsessive.

Mrs. Alberta Molnar

Ms. Ciara Flanagan

Dr. Niksa Gligo

Nikša Gligo (Split – Croatia, 1946) is full professor at the Department of Musicology, Music Academy of the Zagreb University and ordinary member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main reserach fields are contemporary music, the terminology of music and the semiotics of music. Worth mentioning is his contribution to the standardization of Croatian music terminology and his research of Croatian contemporary music. He has published the books and articles in Croatia and abroad. He is laureate of numerous prizes.

Ms. Yukimi Kambe

Ms. Kazumi Watanabe Minoguchi

Mrs. Fernanda Giulini

Dr. Julia Muller

A retired teacher of English language and literature, I now write and lecture on English opera of the 17th and 18th century and coach singers in the pronunciation of Middle and Early Modern English.

I have written a book about the famous Dutch baritone Max van Egmond (available on the website www.julieandfransmuller.nl) and my (published) PhD dissertation was on Henry Purcell's Dioclesian. It was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 1990.

We became great-grandparents in 2017!

Ms. Allison Smith

Mr. Hugo Hernandez

Mr. Jacques Ogg

Ms. Elizabeth Gaver

Ms. Jane Achtman

Mr. Vyacheslav Zhilin

I work with kids in music school. We play early music on recorders, flutes, crumhorns and viola da gamba

Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller

Mr. Hopkinson Smith

Ms. Jane Starkman

Linda Raney

Mr. William Eisele

Mrs. Christine Wilkinson Beckman

David Wood

David Simmons Wood is EMA’s Programs Director and joined EMA in 2015 as Special Projects Manager. David is the director of the early music ensembles at Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (Collegium Musicum, Madrigal & Motet Ensemble, and Recorder Consort) where he is an Instructor of Music teaching courses in music theory, critical listening, history of rock & roll, and historical performance practice.

David served as the Music Director/Program Content Coordinator for WFIU Public Media in Bloomington, IN, home of the nationally syndicated radio program Harmonia Early Music. He holds degrees from Kansas State University (B.M. Voice) and the University of North Texas (M.M. Choral Conducting and Voice), and he studied early music ensemble direction at the Historical Performance Institute of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

David’s performing career has included appearances with The Dallas Bach Society, The Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas), The New York Baroque Dance Company, The New York Baroque Orchestra, Texas Choral Artists, and Fenix de los Ingenios, as well as performances at the Boston, Indianapolis, and Bloomington Early Music Festivals. He was also a founding member of Ishallyn Ensemble for Early Celtic Music.

Mr. David Van Ness

Prof. Webb Wiggins

Prof. Thomas Kelly

Mr. Anthony Dean

Dr. Mark Walbridge

Mr. Thomas Pease

Thomas Gerber

Dr. Nicholas Lockey

Dr. Stephen Rapp

Ms. Susan Lowenkron

I just wanted you to note that I am a Senior – is there a discount? ( please delete this as a biography).

Mr. Stanislav Vitebskiy

Dr. Sharon Scinicariello

Mr. Stephen Messer

Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt

Mr. Scott Saari

MM in Guitar performance now specializing in lute and viola da gamba in Denver, Colorado. Eager to meet players interested in professional performance. 

Ms. Shirley Sachsen

 

Dr. Steven Goldman

Dr. Stephen Morris

Born in Toronto and raised in western Canada, Stephen studied music education at McGill University (B.Mus., M.A.) and the University of Toronto (B.Ed.) before completing a Ph.D. in music history at the University of Washington. His dissertation topic was William Young, Englander", Chamber Musician to the Archduke of Innsbruck: A biographical sketch and an edition of his music for violins and viols.  Currently semi-retired in western Canada, previously taught at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Published editions of music by William Young and John Moss. Current research focus is the lute music of Vincenzo and Michelangelo Galilei.

Ms. Patricia Jones

Mr. Gerald Sinkiewicz

Mr. David Schreiner

Mr. Andrew Sigel

Mr. Joel Silver

Dr. Stephan Casurella

 

Ronald Schwoegl

Ms. Sarah Weiner

Dr. Spyros Braoudakis

Dr. Samuel Breene

Dr. Sara Kyle

Sarah Manthey

Started to play the viola da gamba while living in Spain and studying guitar, moved to Basel then to Germany, earned a degree from the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg (DML Viola da Gamba), performed with various ensembles (Odhecaton in Madrid, Musica Viva Mölln, Tempora Mutantur in Kiel, Musica Poetica under the direction of Jörn Boysen, among others). 

Ms. Ruth Windsor

Dr. Ralph Noble

Mrs. Rose Terada

Ms. Robin Levine

Ms. Rachel Hurwitz

For over 25 years, violinist RACHEL HURWITZ has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area's historical performance community, performing regularly with such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, California Bach Society, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, Marin Baroque, and the Albany Consort. As a modern violinist, Ms. Hurwitz serves as Principal Second Violin for the San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra, and completed six national tours with San Francisco Opera's Western Opera Theater. A native of Eugene, OR, Ms. Hurwitz has been a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra for 34 years, and has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra since its inauguration in 2014.  She holds degrees from Oberlin College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Roberta Rayno

Ms. Rebecca Cole

Rebecca Cole inhabits both modern and baroque violin worlds. As a modern player, she is a member of the Emmy-award winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and she is an active chamber musician. In the baroque world, she recently returned from the 2014 American Bach Soloists Academy, where she was a participant. She is a former member of Music City Baroque, Nashville’s period-instrument ensemble. Ms. Cole has made frequent appearances as soloist with Music City Baroque, and has performed annually at Bachanalia (Nashville’s annual concert celebrating J.S. Bach), and on WPLN. Her baroque playing has been described as, “thoughtful and interesting,” and “extremely expressive.” The San Francisco Examiner called the CPE Bach Trio Sonata performance at the 2012 American Bach Soloists Academy in Action concert “the show stealer”. Ms. Cole has participated in the American Bach Soloist’s Academy, the Vancouver Early Music Programme, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, where she performed on the faculty recital series. As a modern player, Ms. Cole performed at the Oregon Bach Festival, under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, for 18 years, and participated in the Internationale Bach Akademie in 1994, at Maestro Rilling’s request. Ms. Cole was the Principal Second Violin of the Peter Britt Festival for 12 years. Solo appearances include the Oregon Bach Festival, the Peter Britt Festival, the Oregon Coast Festival, and the Occidental-CalTech Orchestra Her modern-violin orchestral experience includes tenure in the Louisville Orchestra, as well as performing regularly with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She began her professional career as Assistant Concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic, Ms. Cole has published articles in Strings Magazine and American String Teachers’ Association Magazine. Previously, she inhabited the universe of professional road bicycling coach, having held an Expert Level Coaching License with USACycling.

Dr. Keith Reas

Ms. Rebecca Gifford

Mr. Charles Graham

Dr. Randall Swanson

Dr. Paul Walker

I teach organ and sacred music at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Prof. Paul Laird

Ms. Nancy Nuzzo

Mr. James Padgett

Dr. Paula Maust

Praised as “…a refined and elegant performer” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Dr. Paula Maust enjoys a diverse musical career that combines her distinct interests in performance, pedagogy, and scholarship. As a harpsichordist and organist, she performs extensively as a soloist and collaborative keyboardist. Dedicated to edgy concert programming that connects historical people and events to contemporary social issues, she is a co-director of Burning River Baroque and Musica Spira. Other collaborations include performances with the Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Baroque Band, and numerous chamber ensembles. She has also been an accompanist at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and the Amherst Early Music Festival. Recent solo appearances have been on the Baltimore Bach Marathon, the Lycoming College Series, and the UMBC professional series.  

Since 2016, she has been a faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she teaches courses in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, and applied keyboard lessons. Additionally, she teaches theory courses at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Institute. Equally committed to scholarship and performance, her primary research focus is on expanding the canon and telling the stories of the first early modern women to take the stage as professional musicians. Her DMA thesis focused on the reception history of women singing Restoration-era mad songs, and her upcoming project "The Ugly Virtuosa" explores the myriad ways women on the early modern stage were vilified for their physical appearances, gender non-conformity, and purported sexual immorality. Her work to expand the music theory canon can be seen on www.expandingthemusictheorycanon.com.

Paula completed her DMA in 2019 at the Peabody Institute, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Dean's Fellowship. She has MM degrees in harpsichord and organ from Peabody and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively. While at CIM, she also completed the Early Music Certificate through the joint program at Case Western Reserve University. Paula is a 2009 graduate of Valparaiso University, where she graduated summa cum laude with the BM degree in Church Music and was an associate scholar in Christ College, the interdisciplinary honors college. Her teachers have included Adam Pearl, Webb Wiggins, Todd Wilson, and Lorraine Brugh. Further information can be found at her website: www.paulamaust.com.

Mr. Albert Thompson

Mr. Neal Bross

Ms. Mary Prout

Dr. Myrna Nachman

Ms. Maureen Hynes

Dr. Craig Russell

Dr. Marilyn Fung

A native of Hong Kong, Marilyn Fung graduated from the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Windsor Symphony, Nota Bene Baroque Players, Bach Collegium Fort Wayne and performs with many other orchestras and chamber groups in southwestern Ontario, Michigan and Indiana. She has participated in the Bloomington Early Music Festival, the Grand River Baroque Festival and the Ann Arbor Academy of Early Music series. She is a founding member of Michigan Baroque, performed with Scaramella, Burning River Baroque, New Comma Baroque, Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Generation Harmonique, the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University, Milwaukee’s Ensemble Musical Offering, Spire Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, Cardinal Consort of Viols, Talisker Players and the Waterloo-based Greensleaves, with which a CD “Polish Popular Music of the 17th Century” was released in 2009.

 

Ms. Marie Carter

Dr. Marta Howard

Mr. Marc Simpson

Dr. Maria Horvath

Ms. Madeline Zanetti

Graduated 1981 from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with BA in Music Performance.  Continued music studies, specializing in winds of the Renaissance and Baroque.  Many performances in Greater Denver and Boulder, Colorado area.

Ms. Marian Wilson Kimber

Ms. Nancy Zylstra

Dr. Lynne Mackey

Ms. Lynn Tetenbaum

Mr. Leo Cloma

Ms. Leslie Nero

Mr. Larry Tremsky

Ms. Laura Haibeck

Mr. Fred Lautzenheiser

Ms. Karen Owen

Board member, The Newberry Consort, NFP

Mr. Bruce Larkin

Mr. Kraig Williams

 

Prof. Kristine Forney

Studied musicology and Early Music Performance at University of Kentucky (PhD 1978)

Directed Collegium Musicum at University of Kentucky and at California State University, Long Beach (20 years)

Retired and living in Chapel Hill, NC, performing on Renaissance winds

Dr. Kerry Heimann

Ms. Kit Robberson

Ms. Kathleen Towler

Mr. John Wiecking

Itinerant countertenor in the Washington, D.C., area, singing with Cantate Chamber Singers and various professional church choirs on occasion.

Ms. Kathryn Roth

Ms. Judith Smutek

Ms. Julie Brye

Jonathan Parker

Dr. Joyce Lindorff

Judy Smith

Ms. Jillian Samant

Mr. John Lyon

Mr. Jeffri Sanders

Jennifer Bell

Dr. Janet Pollack

Ms. Jeanne Coburn

Mr. John Felton

Mr. James Heup

Mr. James Burr

Ms. Irene Rosenthal

Mr. Ira Jacknis

Ms. Janet Scott

Ms. Kristine Holmes

Tracy Hoover

Mr. Rod Hemphill

Ms. Helen-Jean Talbott

Helen-Jean Talbott started playing recorders and flutes at age 8 and never stopped.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy.  After lengthy careers as a scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Director of Credit Policy MIS for a major financial company, she pursued music full time, earning her Master of Music degree in recorder performance at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in 2009.  The Washington Flute Society selected her flute and guitar composition Canzona for the 2004 Flute Fair composers’ concert, and in 2013 she won the Recorder Orchestra category for the ARS is 75! Composition Competition held by the American Recorder Society.  Her flute and piano music is published by Falls House Press, and her recorder music is published by Peacock Press.  In addition to composing music, she performs medieval and renaissance music with Consort Anon.  Her performance venues include Amherst Early Music and the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  Helen-Jean also performs music for worship services and concerts at  St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Bowie, Maryland. For information on compositions and performances please visit HJTalbott.com.

Dr. Julia Harlow

Faculty, College of Charleston

Teacher of organ, harpsichord

Early Music Ensemble:  La Belle Musique, which showcases music of Baroque women composers.

Dr. Heather Lardin

Prof. Barbara Huglo

Ms. Eva Wiener-Monheit

Mr. Gray Crouse

Ms. Vicki Melin

Gwyneth Davis

Ms. Nancy Donald

Ms. Clea Galhano

Ms. Flory Nye-Clement

Arthur Bone, Jr.

Mr. Frederick Kozma

Prof. Frederick Binkholder

Ms. Erin Headley

Thirty years of performing with Tragicomedia and Les Arts Florissants, among

others, countless recordings on major labels, and her unique status as the world’s

leading authority on the lirone have made Erin Headley preeminent in the field

of early music. She reintroduced the instrument and its Roman repertoire to the

world with her ensemble, Atalante, whose first CD was awarded a Diapason

D’Or in 2015.

Erin’s work was generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research

Council UK (2007– 2012) with a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of

Southampton. In 2013 she was musician in residence at Villa I Tatti, Harvard

University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. Iain Fenlon (Early

Music Journal) said of her work: “Erin Headley must be congratulated for

bringing together musicianship and scholarship in a way that is a

milestone,…truly revelatory; a more powerful and persuasive advocacy for these

pieces could hardly be imagined.“

Ms. Ethalinda Cannon

Ms. Deborah Segel

Eileen Allen

Ms. Lesley Retzer

Ms. Edith Stern

Mr. Edmond Chan

Dr. Esther Criscuola de Laix

Mr. Douglas Towne

Mr. Evan Few

Atlanta native Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, ​he is equally adept in settings large and small, and his affiliations ​include some of the most esteemed, and some of the newest, early music ensembles across Europe and the Americas. Evan is a core member of Apollo’s Fire and the Carmel Bach Festival; co-Concertmaster and Artistic Administrator of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra; frequent guest with Bach Collegium Japan and Chatham Baroque; and co-founder of Filament, a chamber group established in Philadelphia in 2019.

Evan completed his principal violin studies at Oberlin College as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further training in string quartet performance at Rice University, with founding members of the Cleveland and Concord Quartets, and in baroque violin at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Kati Debretzeni. He has participated in the making of numerous recordings available from Accent, CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Zig-Zag Territoires. His violin was built for him in 2010 by Matthieu Besseling of Amsterdam, modeled after early Stradivarius examples; he plays with baroque bows by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington (2011) and Thomas Pitt (2016), and a classical bow by Stephen Marvin (2011).

Ms. Marisa Rubino

Mr. David McGown

B.A. Music, Virginia Tech, 1979

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1982

Majored both in Music and Mechanical Engineering in college, specifically recorder and cornetto. Founding member of the New River Consort in Blackburg, VA. performing several concerts over a 3 year period.  Played in Renaissance street band in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA. Fell out of playing for 30 years while pursuing engineering career and other interests, and returned to music seriously in 2010. Very active playing with a number of local amateur/semi-professional groups, performing in public concerts and church services both in ensemble and as a soloist in the Washington, DC area. Have directed sessions and performances of the Washington Recorder Society. Board member of Washington Recorder Society. President of Capitol Early Music, a Washington D.C. non-profit organizing concerts and workshops by early music professionals for local amateur early musicians. Teach recorder privately to local amateurs.  I am actively studying with Gwyn Roberts and John Tyson on recorder, with masterclass instruction from Saskia Coolen, Bart Spanhove, Reine-Marie Verhagen, Han Tol, and Joris Van Goethem. Music focus is on recorder from all periods, including 19th century Csakan.

 

Mr. David Voorhees

Ms. Donna McCampbell

Ms. Louise Pescetta

Dr. Drew Davies

Historical musicologist. Specialist in 16th, 17th, and 18th-century music from New Spain (Mexico) and the Iberian peninsula. Associate Professor, Musicology, Northwestern University. PhD (2006), University of Chicago. Frequent collaborator with performance ensembles on concerts of colonial Latin American music. Academic coordinator of the Seminario de música en la Nueva España y el México Independiente (MUSICAT) at UNAM in Mexico City.

David Hildner

Dr. David Wilson

David Fitzpatrick

Mr. David Crook

Mr. Daniel Mack

David Bakamjian

Cellist DAVID BAKAMJIAN performs regularly as a recitalist, ensemble player, and recording artist on both modern and baroque cello. In addition to appearances in New York's premiere concert halls, he has appeared several times on National Public Radio and WQXR, and was a winner or finalist in four international chamber music competitions. As a member of the Casa Verde Trio, he completed six critically acclaimed national tours and a month-long tour of China. He has performed as soloist with the Allentown Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Beijing Symphony, Early Music New York, Bachanalia Festival Orchestra, Musica Bella, the Hunterdon Symphony, and the Lehigh University Philharmonic, and he has served as principal cellist for several orchestras, including the Berkshire Opera, New York Grand Opera, Bachanalia, the High Mountain Symphony, and the Miss Saigon theater orchestra on Broadway. On baroque cello, he performs with Concert Royal and the American Classical Orchestra, and he was principal cello of Early Music New York for several years. He is a founding member of the New York Classical Quartet and of Brooklyn Baroque, whose CDs were deemed a “must buy” by the American Record Guide. His recording of cello sonatas by Boismortier was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Mr. Bakamjian was featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Evocations of Armenia, a specially conceived program that he co-wrote with actress Nora Armani for solo cello and spoken word. By special invitation, they subsequently took the program to Armenia. A dedicated teacher, he is the director of both the Summer String-In, where he teaches and performs as a member of the Simon String Quartet, and of the three Play Week chamber music workshops for adult amateurs. He earned his B.A.at Yale, and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at SUNY Stony Brook, and he was a faculty member of Lehigh University for eight years.

 

Courtney Kuroda

Mr. Craig Zeichner

I'm the Associate Director of Content and Copy at Carnegie Hall. I was the founding Reviews Editor of Early Music America Magazine, the U.S. Editor for Goldberg Early Music Magazine, and a contributing writer to other publictions. I write liner notes, most recently for New York Polyphony's Grammy-award nominated Sing Thee Nowell, and program notes.

Mr. Christopher Bone

Mr. Corey Jamason

Ms. Charlotte Newman

Prof. Claire Fontijn

Ms. Lyn C. Abissi

Ms. Catherine Sobke

Ms. Carla Moore

Dr. Carolyn Beck

Mr. Steven Lehning

Ms. Carol Hunter

Dr. Charles Metz

Ms. Britt Ascher

Ms. Raglind Binkley

Mr. Joshua Cheek

Mr. Benjamin Krepp

Ms. Beth Anne Hatton

Bruce Barton

Mr. Alexander Barker

Mr. André O’Neil

Ms. Annie Loud

Ms. Alice Robbins

Alice Robbins received degrees from Indiana University and the Schola Cantorum of Basel, where she was a student of Hannelore Mueller.  She has performed widely on baroque cello and viola da gamba in various chamber ensembles, including the Early Music Quartet (Studio der frühen Musik), Concerto Vocale, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Boston Camerata, and the Oberlin and Boston Consorts of Viols.  She was a founding member of Concerto Castello, an international quintet specializing in the music of the early seventeenth century, and currently performs with Arcadia Players, Opera Lafayette, Arcadia Viols, Oberlin Consort of Viols and other ensembles.

            Ms Robbins has recorded for Naxos, Centaur, Telefunken, EMI-Reflexe, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Smithsonian and Gasparo Records, as well as for many radio stations. A resident of Amherst, Massachusetts, Ms. Robbins teaches at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges in the Five College Early Music Program.

 

Alan Austin

Mrs. Anne Martin

Dr. Annett Richter

Ms. Amanda Kelley

Ms. Ann Carney

Ms. Anne Hunter

Prof. Karen Smith

J. Michael Allsen

Anne Legêne

Born in the Netherlands, Anne Legêne performs chamber music regularly on cello and viola da gamba with her husband, pianist and harpsichordist Larry Wallach, with harpsichordist Mariken Palmboom, and with her sister, recorder virtuosa Eva Legêne.  She is a member of the viol consorts Arcadia Viols and Long & Away, and served as executive producer of a CD of sacred music of Samuel Capricornus, with Long & Away.

Anne has played with numerous ensembles and soloists in the North East. She conducts the chamber orchestra and teaches cello at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and at her home studio in Great Barrington, MA. She is president of the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England. Anne studied modern cello with Jean Decroos, principal cellist of the Concertgebouw orchestra, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, where she also received coaching in early music from Lucy van Dael, Bruce Haynes and played in the baroque orchestra under Sigiswald Kuijken. She received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music from the Longy School in Cambridge, MA, where she studied viola da gamba with Jane Hershey and baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. She received post graduate coaching from Wieland Kuijken and Sarah Cunningham, among others

Dr. Alexa Doebele

Dr. Alexander Dean

Dr. Anna Hamre

Mr. Alan Rosenthal

Mr. Anthony Clark

Mr. Anthony Coyne

Dr. Agnes Simkens

Mr. Norman Rodger

Ann Barclay-Rovner

Ms. Celeste Lederer

Mr. Joseph Flynn

Mr. Evan Johnson

Ms. Julie Jeffrey

Ms. Patricia Neely

PATRICIA ANN NEELY (viola da gamba) has appeared with many early music ensembles including, the Folger Consort, Smithsonian Chamber Players, the New York Collegium, the Washington Bach Consort, Amor Artis, ARTEK, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, the Boston Camerata, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, The Newberry Consort, The New York Consort of Viols, and Early Music New York, among others, and was a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia. For many years she was the principal violone player for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity. She spent three years touring with the acclaimed European-based medieval ensemble, Sequentia on the medieval fiddle performing throughout Europe and North America, at festivals including, Oude Muziek – Utrecht, Bach Tage – Berlin, Alte Musik – Herne, Wratislavia Cantans – Poland, Music Before 1800, and The Vancouver Early Music Festival.  Ms. Neely began playing the viol at Vassar College and continued her studies, earning an MFA in Historical Performance at Sarah Lawrence College, with additional studies in Belgium with Wieland Kuijken.  She has recorded for Arabesque, Allegro, Musical Heritage, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi,Ex Cathedra, Classic Masters, Erato, Lyrichord, and Music Masters labels. Ms. Neely has been a member of the faculty at the Amherst Early Music Summer Festival, the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclaves, Viola da Gamba Society of both New England and New York workshops, Pinewoods Early Music Workshop and is currently on the faculty of The Brearley School where she teaches recorder, double bass and coaches an early string repertoire ensemble. Ms. Neely was the Executive Director of the Connecticut Early Music Society and Festival from 2012 until 2015.  Ms. Neely is currently the Chair of the Early Music America Taskforce on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  It's mission is to address the lack of diversity in the field and explore ways in which to increase outreatch to a wider demographic.

Mr. Allen Garvin

I play viol, and typeset lots of music from facsimile. 

Dr. Alexandra Eddy

Mr. William Thatcher

Bill Thatcher came to the lute after years of playing guitar, banjo, and bass in a variety of solo and group situations spanning across numerous traditional American genres, including old-time country, folk, jazz, and rock.  Bill has been playing the Renaissance lute since 1985, and enjoys the lute repertoire from 16th century England, France, and Italy.  He has performed at Renaissance Faires in New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia, and has played concerts with Moravian College Collegium, Cambiata, NY Continuo Collective, and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Bill has recorded three cd’s with Cambiata.  He has studied with Pat O’Brien and Ronn MacFarlane. He also enjoys the Renaissance and Baroque guitars. 

Ms. Julia Heydon

Jeff Rehbach

Jeff Rehbach enjoys making choral music! He recently conducted the Vermont Choral Union, a 35-voice a cappella ensemble based in Essex Junction, Vermont, from 2011-2018, with repertoire ranging from late Medieval and Renaissance times to the present. He also leads the Middlebury College Community Chorus, a 100-voice ensemble open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. He served as conductor of the Middlebury College Chamber Singers from 2000 to 2007, and as conductor of the Middlebury Congregational Church choir for fifteen years. He currently assists with worship activities at Middlebury's Memorial Baptist Church. He plays viola with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra.
An active choral singer, conductor, and worship musician, Jeff has coached and performed with Early Music Vermont and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Jeff is well-known as the conductor of the annual open reading of Handel's Messiah at the Middlebury Congregational Church. 
 
Jeff came to Middlebury in 1981, and his positions at the College included Music Librarian, Systems Librarian, Director of Information Technology, Special Projects Manager, and Policy Advisor for Library and Information Services (LIS). He retired from LIS in summer 2010. He now works part-time as office manager at Elderly Services in Middlebury.
 
Jeff has served on the board of the Vermont chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
 
He attended Cornell University (Master of Arts, Musicology, 1982; Bachelor of Arts, Music, 1975) and Syracuse University (Master of Library and Information Studies, 1981). At Cornell, he served as director of the Collegium Musicum and a select women's a cappella ensemble, and as assistant conductor of the Cornell Chorus and Sage Chapel Choir. He has studied vocal and instrumental early music with Ellen Hargis, Drew Minter, and David Douglass.

Ms. Deborah Booth

Donald Livingston

Ms. Monica Steger

Dr. Kevin Leong

KEVIN LEONG was recently named Music Director of the Jameson Singers and is in his fourth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Masterworks Chorale and his ninth season as Music Director of the Concord Chorus. He previously served for eight years as Associate Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses at Harvard University, where he directed the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and co-conducted the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. (The Harvard choral groups were featured in the September/October 2006 issue of Choir & Organ magazine.) He has also served as Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club Alumni Chorus and Resident Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

Dr. Leong’s teaching interests include presenting a wide repertoire to singers and audiences alike. As a choral clinician, Dr. Leong has worked with high school choruses from the United States and Canada. He has conducted various ensembles in many performances around the United States and abroad. Recent international tour destinations include the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Australia, and Japan.

Dr. Leong earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied with Ann Howard JonesDavid HooseJeremy Yudkin, and Craig Smith. His dissertation, entitled “The Hymn Settings of Ludwig Senfl’s Liber vesperarum festorum solennium, D-Mbs Mus. Ms. 52,” is the 2008 winner of the Julius Herford Prize, awarded nationally each year by the American Choral Directors Association for the outstanding doctoral thesis in choral music. At Harvard University, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics, he worked closely with Jameson Marvin for many years and served as Resident Tutor and Associate in Music at Adams House.

Dr. Leong has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting and choral literature at Harvard and Boston University and has won several teaching awards. He served on the faculty at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University and is a Research Assistant for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works, an editorial and publishing project of the Packard Humanities Institute.

Dr. Leong is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and directed the Princeton Katzenjammers. He has studied voice with Martha Elliott and performed as a tenor with numerous choral ensembles in the Boston area. He appears with the Choir of the Church of the Advent on the Arsis label.

Dr. Leong is a native of suburban Philadelphia.

Dr. DIETER WULFHORST

Dr. Steve Vacchi

Mr. Peter Maund

A native of San Francisco, Peter Maund studied percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and music, folklore and ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley. A founding member of Ensemble Alcatraz and Alasdair Fraser’s Skyedance, he has performed with early and contemporary music ensembles including American Bach Soloists, Anonymous 4, Chanticleer, El Mundo, The Harp Consort, Hesperion XX, Kitka, Musica Pacifica, Pacific MusicWorks, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Voices of Music, among others.  Presenters and venues include Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall, Celtic Connections (Glasgow); Cervantino Festival (Guanajuato), Confederation House (Jerusalem); Edinburgh Festival; Festival Interceltique de Lorient; Festival Pau Casals; Fillmore Auditorium, Folkfestival Dranouter; Horizante Orient Okzident (Berlin); The Kennedy Center; Lincoln Center; Palacio Congresos (Madrid); Queen Elizabeth Hall (London); and Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg).  He is the author of “Percussion” in A Performers Guide to Medieval Music, Indiana University Press, 2000.  He has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley as well as in workshops sponsored by Amherst Early Music, the San Francisco Early Music Society, the American Recorder Society and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.  Described by the Glasgow Herald as “the most considerate and imaginative of percussionists” he can be heard on over 60 recordings.

Mr. Patrick Appello

Ms. Janet See

Rebecca Shaw

 Rebecca Shaw has a genuine excitement and enthusiasm for the music and instruments she plays. Rebecca has been heard with various ensembles in the Boston area, and has played with ensembles including Musical Offering, The Weckmann Project, The Arcadia Players, Cambridge Concentus, Les Bostonades, Grand Harmonie, and The Berry Collective. She is the founder of Arreaux Strings – an event music service, arranges music for strings, teaches Baroque and modern cello along with other instruments of the violin family, and coaches chamber music at Harvard’s Mather House. Rebecca can occasionally be heard on viola da gamba, violin, baroque and modern viola, and bass. Performing in both early and modern classical genres, she received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music from the Longy School of Music as a student of Phoebe Carrai, holds a Masters Degree and Performance Certificate in Chamber Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Institute of Chamber Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University. You can find her original pop arrangements at sheetmusicplus.com and visit Arreaux Strings at arreauxstrings.com. Also a furious knitter, Rebecca whips up tiny projects whenever possible that can be seen at You’ve Been R’ed. (youvebeenr-ed.weebly.com  arr!) 

Mr. Gregory Savord

Mr. Richard Sparks

Richard Sparks has long had a interest in early music, forming the Bach Ensemble in Seattle in the mid-70s, performing the cantatas of J.S. Bach once a month, plus other choral, chamber, or orchestral works. His chamber choir was also involved with performances ranging from Monteverdi's Vespers to Handel's oratorios. From 1978 to 1980 the Bach Ensemble began using period instruments and worked with, among others, Stanley Ritchie and Elisabeth Wright.

From 1978 to 1985 he was conductor of the Pacific Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane, working with a period instrument orchestra (concertmasters included Stanley Ritchie, Daniel Stepner, and Michael Sand) and soloists such as soprano Nancy Zylstra and baritone Max van Egmont.

When with Pro Coro Canada in Edmonton, AB, he conducted performances of the Monteverdi Vespers and Orfeo (Colin Balzer in the lead role, Susy LeBlanc and others singing, and stage direction by Ellen Hargis).

Now retired from the University of North Texas (2009-2019), he conducted the Collegium Singers, who collaborate with the Baroque Orchestra (all period instruments) in four productions a year, ranging from the medieval period through the early classical period. The ensembles have appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival four times and the Berkeley Early Music Festival once. In 2013 they gave the premiere of a new Bärenreiter edition of the Monteverdi Vespers (edited by Hendrik Schulze of the UNT faculty and 10 of his graduate students) in two performances with UNT students, Bruce Dickey and Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto and Charles Toet. Many of his performances (including the Monteverdi Vespers in the previous sentence) are on YouTube. Simply search for Sparks UNT and they should come up.

Mr. Thomas Baker

Mr. Thomas Brown

Mr. Nicholas Cockerham

Mr. John Scheide

Professional arranger

Mr. Aldo Abreu

Recorder Soloist based in Boston area. Recorder Faculty at New England Conservatory, and Boston University. Chair of the Early Music Department at the NEC Preparatory School.

Mr. Temmo Korisheli

Ms. Amy Bartram

Soprano Amy Bartram has sung a wide range of repertoire from Bouzignac to Barber to Gace Brulé. Known for her radiant, clear, and agile singing, she has been a professional singer in NYC for twenty years and is a voice teacher and educator experienced in historical performance practice.

 

A frequent soloist in oratorios, Amy has also sung lead roles in operas by Copland, Kioulaphides, Leardini, and Purcell. She has been a guest artist with Kleine Musik and the NY Consort of Viols. Other ensemble credits include Clarion Choir, Musica Sacra, Pomerium, and Vox in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim, and Lincoln Center. She was a lute-playing satrap in the acclaimed GEMS NY production of the Play of Daniel.

 

Amy collaborates with fortepianist Dongsok Shin in recitals of German lieder. She has given concerts of medieval song, self-accompanied on medieval lute, and explored lute songs in four languages with lutenist Ekko Jennings in more than sixteen unique programs offered on series in NYC and NJ.

 

Her CD with guitarist Jocelyn Nelson, Ma Guiterre je te chante: 16th century guitar solos and chansons, received glowing reviews from the journals of the UK and French lute societies and from Soundboard Scholar. Amy’s other solo recordings include John Stone’s Daybreak in Alabama: A Langston Hughes Song Cycle and The Persistence of Song: Songs of Jonathan David. With Trinity Choir (Wall St.) and REBEL, she recorded for NAXOS.

 

A teaching artist, Amy has brought programs of early song to classrooms and libraries. One of the many programs she created as artistic director for Machicoti, a Medieval Ensemble, was “Singing from Manuscript Sources,” which introduced enthusiastic audiences at the NY Public Library to medieval notation. Amy holds an MA in vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and a BA in music from Vassar College.

Dr. Andrew Willis

Ms. Amy Domingues

Amy Domingues has a passion for performing music new and old on the cello, viola da gamba, and vielle. Her early performance career found her honing her ensemble skills as a session cellist, recording and touring with rock and experimental bands in the United States, Europe, and Japan. After more than a decade of singing and playing cello in her chamber rock band, Garland of Hours, Domingues turned her focus to the viola da gamba. Following years of study, including masterclasses with Wieland Kuijken, Paolo Pandolfo, and Philippe Pierlot, she completed a master’s degree in Early Music from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Amy has enjoyed an ambitious career as a historically informed musician, performing on viola da gamba, baroque cello, and vielle with groups as varied as The Folger ConsortHesperus, and The Washington Bach Consort. She is a founding member of Sonnambula, the first historically-informed Ensemble in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018-2019), and co-founder of Corda Nova, a DC-based baroque ensemble. She also performs and records with guitarist Dennis Kane in the experimental/neo-classical duo Domingues & Kane. Amy has received the Peabody Career Development Grant and is a multiple recipient of the Artist’s Grant in Aid from the Viola da Gamba Society of America.  She is an avid educator and maintains a private studio of students of all levels and ages. Ms. Domingues has served on faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival, the Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, and appears on over 70 albums, most recently Sonnambula’s world premiere recording of Leonora Duarte’s complete Sinfonias on Centaur Records (2019). She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two cats. www.amydomingues.com

 

 

Mr. Mark Kramer

Marsha Genensky

Founding member, Anonymous 4

Dr. Matthew Dirst

Matthew Dirst is the first American to win major international prizes in both organ and harpsichord, including first prize at the American Guild of Organists Young Artist Competition (1990) and second prize at the Warsaw International Harpsichord Competition (1993). He is founder and Artistic Director of the Grammy-nominated period instrument ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston and Professor of Music at the University of Houston. Widely admired for his stylish playing and conducting of Baroque music especially, the Dallas Morning News recently praised his “crisp but expressive direction” of the Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, which “yielded impressive precision, but also rhythmic buoyancy and rhetorical freedom,” while naming this performance “Best Classical Performance of 2010.” Early Music America described his most recent solo CD, of harpsichord works by François and Armand-Louis Couperin (Centaur), as a “stylish, tasteful, and technically commanding performance… expressive and brilliant playing.” Dirst’s recordings of music by Scarlatti and Hasse with Ars Lyrica Houston, on the Naxos and Dorian-Sono Luminus labels, have earned a Grammy nomination (for Best Opera 2011) and widespread critical acclaim. His degrees include a PhD in musicology from Stanford University and the prix de virtuosité in both organ and harpsichord from the Conservatoire National de Reuil-Malmaison, France, where he spent two years as a Fulbright scholar. Equally active as a scholar, his work on Bach and Bach reception is published in a variety of journals, and his book Engaging Bach: The Keyboard Legacy from Marpurg to Mendelssohn was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2012. Matthew Dirst's website: http://www.music.uh.edu/people/dirst.html

Mr. Jerry Fuller

Mr. Craig Kridel

Craig Kridel is coordinator of Berlioz Historical Brass and Harmoniemusik North America and is the serpentist and bass hornist in the Lititz (PA) Collegium (late 18th/early 19th century Moravian chamber orchestra-harmoniemusik ensemble).

Ms. Barbara Cadranel

Biography  is at:   www.barbaracadranel.com

Ralph Nelson

Byron Schenkman

Ms. Karen Flint

Ms. Carla Sciaky

Dr. Gary Cannon

Ms. Catherine Liddell

Dr. Vera Kochanowsky

Harpsichordist Vera Kochanowsky is founder and director of two Washington DC area early vocal groups, the mixed choir Carmina, and the women’s ensemble Illuminare.  Together the choirs recently received the 2016 Greater Washington DC Area Choral Excellence (“Ovation”) Award for Best Chamber Chorus.  Dr. Kochanowsky is a graduate of the Oberlin and New England Conservatories and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University, where she specialized in the performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries. While on a Fulbright scholarship in Europe she studied harpsichord with Gordon Murray, Jos Van Immerseel, and Gustav Leonhardt. In the United States her teachers have included, John Gibbons, Arthur Haas, George Houle, and Alan Curtis. Active as a choral conductor, harpsichord soloist, chamber musician, and private teacher, Dr. Kochanowsky has performed with numerous Washington-area groups, including the National Gallery Chamber Players, the Bach Sinfonia, Ensemble Gaudior, the Washington Kantorei, and Tre Voci. The Washington Postpraised her solo performance at the Phillips Collection as “a first-rate recital –poised, pristine, luxuriant.” Between 1994 and 2006 she concertized extensively with harpsichordist Thomas MacCracken, and together they have released two CDs: Pour 2 clavecins and A Decade of Duos.  Her solo CD Three Centuries of Harpsichord Music is available from Amazon and CDBaby.

 

Mr. Daniel Lipori

Ms. Patricia Halverson

Mr. Owen Daly

I have been building clavichords and harpsichords since the late 1970s.

Ms. Debra Lonergan

Mr. Daniel Deitch

Grew up surrounded with all kinds of music due to music loving parents. Alfred Deller to John Coltrane, Schubert to the Doors. Wanted to be the next Rampal, was a flute major at SF State University, but dropped out to play baritone sax in big and small jazz bands, flute in a working chamber trio, bassoon in the Golden Gate Park Band, then baroque bassoon with local and distant baroque orchestras. Such as the California Bach Society, American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque, Arion, Apollo, Magnificat/Jubilate baroque orchestras, Chora Nova, Marin Baroque, various chamber groups, including the recent trio, Amis Jouant, playing flute, oboe and viola da gamba. To support the music habit and pay the rent, I run a woodwind repair workshop. 

Mr. Jeff Barnett

Mr. Dennis Sherman

Dr. Daniel Shoskes

I am an amateur lutenist living in Cleveland and a member of the Board of Directors of Apollo's Fire. My new CD of Baroque Lute music, Patrons of the Lute is available for download or purchase at cdbaby.com:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/danielshoskes2

Mr. Dylan Sauerwald

Dylan Sauerwald is a distinctive historical keyboardist and conductor, known for his inventive continuo playing and passion for underperformed works of the baroque. He is featured on harpsichord, organ and lautenwerck on the world premiere recording of David Funck's Stricturae Viola di Gambicae (New Focus recordings), on fortepiano in the Handel & Haydn Society's latest recording of Haydn's orchestral music (Coro records), and as harpsichord soloist in Unitas Ensemble's upcoming release of Manuel de Falla's Retablo del Maese Pedro. His harpsichord playing is featured in the BBC historical drama Poldark. Dylan has a special interest in baroque opera; he has been music director of critically acclaimed staged productions for Helios Early Opera, Ensemble Musica Humana, Ensemble la Félicité and the Cantanti Project. He directs Polyphemus, an early music series in lower Manhattan, and can be heard performing with with the Handel & Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, TENET and others. He holds degrees from McGill and Boston University.

 

 

 

 

Victor Eijkhout

I am an amateur musician and sometime composer. Check out my works for recorder, mostly in a pleasantly neo-baroque style.

Dr. Jocelyn Nelson

Jocelyn Nelson

Biographical Information

Jocelyn Nelson earned her D.M.A. in early guitar performance with an emphasis in early music at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002. Her M.A. from the University of Denver reflects a dual degree in guitar performance and music history, and her B.M. Magna Cum Laude in guitar performance is from the University of Denver. Dr. Nelson has taught music history, music appreciation, lute and guitar literature, early guitar and lute performance, and opera history at East Carolina University's School of Music, and indigenous music and culture at ECU’s Honor’s College. Her 2010 CD of 16th century French guitar and vocal music with vocalist Amy Bartram, Ma Guiterre je te chante, garnered favorable reviews in the US, UK, and France. Recent projects include research on early guitar notation in the international collaborative Encyclopaedia of Tablature project for publication with Brepol, and authorship of music appreciation textbook Gateway to Music: An Introduction to American Vernacular, Western Art, and World Musical Traditions (Cognella), which won a 2019 “Most Promising New Textbook Award” from the Textbook and Academic Author’s Association. In 2017 she presented on 16th century guitar music at an International Musciological Society study group in Tours, France. As a member of the CMS Academic Citizenship Committee, she is currently exploring barriers to equity in academia especially in regard to teaching off the tenure track. Dr. Nelson was awarded the 2018 Scholar Teacher Award in ECU’s College of Fine Arts and Communication.

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Ms. Elisabeth Reed

Elisabeth Reed teaches viola da gamba and Baroque cello at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is co-director of the Baroque Orchestra. Recent teaching highlights include master classes at the Juilliard School, the Shanghai Middle School, and the Royal Academy of Music. Her playing has been described as, “intense, graceful, suffused with heat and vigor” and “delicately nuanced and powerful” (Seattle Times). A soloist and chamber musician with Voices of Music, Archetti, and Wildcat Viols, she has also appeared frequently with the Seattle, Portland, Pacific, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras, Pacific Musicworks, Byron Schenkman and Friends and Gallery Concerts. She has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Ojai Festival, the Whidbey Island Music Festival, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.She can be heard on the Virgin Classics, Naxos, Magnatunes, Focus, and Plectra recording labels and on many HD videos on the Voices of Music YouTube channel. She also teaches viola da gamba and Baroque cello at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Guild- certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement, with a focus on working with musicians and performers.

Dr. David Dolata

The Bulletin de la Société Française de Luth has referred to Florida International University Professor of Musicology David Dolata as a “gentleman de la Renaissance” for his activities as a performer and scholar. A native of Buffalo, New York and long-time resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Dolata coordinates the Music History area and is former Director of the FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts. As a lutenist, he has appeared at such venues as the Glimmerglass Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Northwest Bach Festival, the Miami Bach Society, and on broadcasts and recordings for NPR, CBS, and BBC. With Il Furioso, which he co-directs with Victor Coelho, he has recorded Kapsberger’s 1623 Book of Arias, Battaglia d’amore: the Music of Bellerofonte Castaldi, and George Frideric Handel: the ‘Amen, Alleluia’ Arias on the English label Toccata Classics. He also appears on several other American and European recordings.

His research on early 17th-century Italian lute music has been published in Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque EraEarly Music,Acta Musicologica, and Grove Music Online. He has been visiting professor at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) at the Université François-Rabelais de Tours – CNRS where he continues to serve as a research associate and co-editor of the TABLATURE: Alternate Music Notations 1300–1750 with John Griffiths and Philippe Vendrix. David Dolata also maintains a long-standing affiliation with Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies. His book, Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols, was published by Indiana University Press in 2016.

Mr. L. Mark Slawson

Ms. Frances Fitch

Frances Conover Fitch is a harpsichord and organ soloist and a “delightfully inventive and compelling” continuo player. She is available for online teaching and vocal and ensemble coaching.

Fitch helped found the groundbreaking ensemble for 17th-century music, Concerto Castello, and has performed with many ensembles: The Newberry Consort, Emmanuel Music, Arcadia Viols, Aston Magna, Boston Cecilia, Handel and Haydn Society, and The Boston Camerata, among others. Ms. Fitch has participated in major music festivals, including Tanglewood, Rockport Music, Aix-en-Provence, Pepsico Summerfare, Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), and the Festival de Musica Antigua in Mexico.

Ms. Fitch has more than a dozen recordings, including a solo disk on Wildboar and a 2-CD release of music of Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. Her playing has been noted for its “precision and delicacy of wit.”

Frances Fitch was a member of the faculty of the Longy School of Music for nearly three decades, teaching harpsichord, organ, chamber music, figured bass improvisation and bibliographic research. She founded the Longy Early Opera Project, and served as Chair of the Early Music department for many years, as well as Acting Academic Dean. She initiated the addtion of a Historical Performance Emphasis track for Masters candidates in the String and Wind departments. At Longy, she advised many students, served on strategic planning committees, made curricular policies and supervised and evaluated her faculty colleagues. In 2006, the Longy School of Music awarded her the George Seaman Award for Excellence in the Art of Teaching.

Ms. Fitch is on the faculty of Tufts and Brandeis Universities and of The New England Conservatory, teaching figured bass, organ, and harpsichord. She also maintains a private studio in the Boston area, is Minister of Music at St. John's Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, and is a past Program Director of Early Music Week at Pinewoods Camp. She has served on the Board of the Cape Ann Symphony and is a Member of the Corporation of the Boston Early Music Festival.

As a visiting professor at several institutions in North America, Ms. Fitch has performed, coached ensembles and given group and private lessons in harpsichord, performance practice and figured bass. For two years, she was Guest Professor at Wellesley College, teaching figured bass and directing the Collegium Musicum, and was Guest Professor at East Carolina University, teaching performance practice and harpsichord. During the 2012-13 academic year, Ms. Fitch was a full-time Guest Professor in the Performing Arts division of Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan.

Ms. Fitch has also taught Leading Congregational Song for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, as well as workshops on figured bass improvisation for the American Guild of Organists and the Japan Harpsichord Society. With Jack Ashworth of the University of Louisville, she is co-author of the newly revised (2020 figured bass workbook, Running the Numbers: A Thorough Figured-bass Workbook for Keyboard Players.

Frances Conover Fitch received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bard College. Her Master of Music degree is from The New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied organ with Yuko Hayashi and harpsichord with John Gibbons. She then pursued post-graduate studies with Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) and Veronica Hampe (continuo) at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. While employed by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, she served as continuo player for student recitals and master classes.

Among Ms. Fitch’s performances in recent years were faculty recitals at Tufts University and The New England Conservatory, playing as harpsichord soloist in Brandenburg Concerto Number 5, and performing the world premiere of a composition for harpsichord by John McDonald. She has also played the 5th Brandenburg with Symphony by the Sea and the North Country Chamber Players, and has played Bach’s Goldberg Variations for the San Diego Harpsichord Society and The Gilmore Festival. In 2009, she toured with The Boston Camerata, playing harpsichord and organ continuo for a John Calvin-era program entitled A Symphony of Psalms.

A recent project is Ms. Fitch’s orchestration of Bach's Art of Fugue for ten instrumentalists – winds, strings and keyboard – that brings out the brilliant architecture of this work through the use of each instrument’s special color. In 2009, Ms. Fitch performed with the Newberry Consort at the Rockport Music Festival in Massachusetts, and joined them on tours in four subsequent concert seasons: 2012-2019. Rockport Music also recently presented Ms. Fitch and the builder of her French double harpsichord in a program called A Thousand Sunday Mornings. In addition, she has several times appeared in main stage performances at the Boston Early Music Festival.

The Newberry Consort's ongoing project, Celestial Sirens, has resulted in several concerts in Chicago and Cleveland featuring vocal, instrumental and solo keyboard works by and for women from 17th-century Italy and Mexico. The broadcasts of this program by American Public Radio have joined Ms. Fitch’s list of radio recordings by national stations of numerous European countries, from the United Kingdom to Austria and Spain.

 

 

 

Dr. Thomas Tropp

Ms. Elaine Funaro

Ms. Greer Ellison

Ms. Anne Peterson

Mr. Gary Payne

I am a professional photographer and amatuer musician (mandolin and violin). I helped form a cummunity baroque ensemble called the Kensington Baroque Orchestra. I am also the board President of the Bach Collegium San Diego, a locallly based professional early music ensemble lead by Ruben Valenzuela (www.bachcollegiumsd.org).

 

 

Ms. Jillon Dupree

Ms. Nancy Carlin

Dr. Jameson Marvin

Jameson Marvin

Jameson Marvin from 1978-2010 was Director of Choral Activities, Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University. He conducted the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Under his conductorship these ensembles appeared at seven National and ten Divisional Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. His ensembles were considered to be among the premier collegiate choruses in America, and he joined Early Music America at the establishment of this organization.

Dr. Marvin’s choral artistry is mirrored by his knowledge of style and performance practices of historical eras, and his insightful, communicative, and inspiring performances. Some 80 choral-orchestral masterworks from the 17th through the 21st centuries, and his unique knowledge of a cappella gems from the early 15th century through newly commissioned works of the 21st century, for men’s, women’s, and mixed choruses reveal the full range of his comprehensive musicianship.

In 2010, Dr. Marvin formed the Jameson Singers, a 60-voice community choir in which many of his former students sing. The Jameson Singers were honored to be selected to sing at Chorus America’s National Conference in Boston, June 2015. Since retirement Dr. Marvin has enjoyed choral residencies at the Universities of Southern California, Michigan, Yale, Boston, Oregon, and Stanford. The Boston Globe calls Dr. Marvin "a choral conductor of consummate mastery."

Raised in Glendale, California, he received his B.A. degree in Music Theory, History, and Composition from the University of California Santa Barbara, the M.A. degree in Choral Conducting and Early Music Performance from Stanford University, and the D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Illinois. 

Mr. Hideki Yamaya

Mrs. Mariken Palmboom

Mr. John Phillips

John Mark Rozendaal

Ms. JungHae Kim

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Mr. Kim Heindel

Ms. Kathie Stewart

Kathie Stewart is a founding member and principal baroque flute and recorder player with the Grammy Award winning ensemble Apollo's Fire: the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She teaches baroque flute at Case Western Reserve Unversity and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  She was Curator of Harpsichords and Teacher of Baroque Flute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 

Mr. James Kopp

James Kopp is a bassoonist, reed maker, and writer on musical topics.  He has performed with Concert Royal, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and Handel & Haydn Society, among many other period-instrument orchestras.  He is heard on the soundtrack of the Disney film Casanova and on several commercial sound recordings. He has also performed as a modern bassoonist or contrabassoonist with the New Jersey Symphony, Riverside Symphony, and Pavarotti in Concerto Orchestra, as well as many operatic and chamber ensembles in the New York area. 

 He is the author of The Bassoon, a history of the instrument, its repertory, its players, and its audiences, (Yale University Press, 2012). He was a senior editor of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, second edition (Oxford University Press, 2014). His articles on the history and acoustics of woodwind instruments have appeared in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, the Galpin Society Journal, The Double Reed, British Double Reed News, Rohrblatt, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, and MGG. He has spoken at conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland.

The author of several articles on the acoustics of the bassoon and its reed, he is also a commercial reed maker, a teacher of reed-making techniques, and a frequent consultant to professional bassoonists. He has led workshops at The Juilliard School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music (London), and many universities in the United States.  He studied bassoon with Carl Nitchie, Jesse Read, and Dennis Godburn, and contrabassoon with Thomas Sefcovic.  He earned a B.A. in music from Duke University and a Ph.D. in music history and theory from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught music history and theory at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgia State University, and Mercer University.

 

Ms. Kiri Tollaksen

Praised for her "stunning technique, and extreme musicality,” (Journal of the International Trumpet Guild), Kiri Tollaksen (cornetto) is a leading figure of early brass performance in North America. Kiri has performed and recorded extensively throughout North America and Europe, with groups such as Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, Apollo's Fire, Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, His Majesty's Sagbuts and Cornetts, Tenet, Tesserae, Bach Society Houston, Cappella Artemisia, Pacific Music Works and Tafelmusik. Kiri is a founding member of the early brass ensemble, Dark Horse Consort (DarkHorseConsort.org).

As an educator, Ms. Tollaksen has been on faculty at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University (Bloomington), the Amherst and Madison Early Music Festivals and maintains a teaching studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she resides with her husband and three cats.

As a professional trumpet player (with degrees from Eastman, Yale and a doctorate from the University of Michigan), Kiri performs with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and freelances throughout Michigan. For more information on Kiri’s upcoming performances, please visit http://www.KiriTollaksen.com. 

Dr. Kris Kwapis

Acclaimed for her ‘sterling tone’ in the New York TimesKris Kwapis appears regularly as soloist and principal trumpet with period-instrument ensembles across North America, including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific MusicWorks, Bach Collegium San Diego, Staunton Music Festival, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company, Tafelmusik, Bach Society of Minnesota, Oregon Bach Festival, Callipygian Players, Bourbon Baroque, and Lyra Baroque, making music with directors such as Andrew Parrott, Monica Huggett, Alexander Weimann, Barthold Kuijken, Matthew Halls, Jacques Ogg, and Masaaki Suzuki.  Her playing is heard on Kleos, Naxos, ReZound, Lyrichord, Musica Omnia and Dorian labels, including the 2013 GRAMMY nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and broadcast on CBC, WNYC, WQED (Pittsburgh), Portland All-Classical (KQAC), Sunday Baroque and Wisconsin Public Radio.

A student of Armando Ghitalla on modern trumpet, with a BM and MM in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan, Dr. Kwapis holds a DMA in historical performance from Long Island’s Stony Brook University. She often lectures on historical brass performance practice with appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Wyoming, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Louisville, Madison Early Music Festival, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Recorder Society, and Rutgers University, in addition to writing program notes and delivering pre-concert lectures. On modern trumpet, Kris was adjunct professor of trumpet at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY from 2000-2010 and taught as a sabbatical replacement at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA for the fall semester of 2019.

Dr. Kwapis enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of performers as a faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute (baroque trumpet and cornetto) since 2010 in addition to teaching at her home in Seattle and online. When not making music, Kris explores the visual art medium of encaustic painting, cooking and gardening.

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Lisette Kielson

Lisette Kielson has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in France, New York, and throughout the Midwest. Enthralling audiences with her innovative programming and distinctive musicianship, she has been described by the media as “sparkling with life” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and with “dazzling natural technique and brilliant interpretation…performing with true character and style.” (Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace)

Past President of the American Recorder Society and former Director of Bradley University’s Collegium Musicum, Lisette continues her love of teaching on the faculty of the Whitewater Early Music Festival, as Music Director of the ARS Chicago Chapter, and as instructor of lessons, masterclasses, and workshops throughout the country (including with her new best friend, Zoom!).

Lisette has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago (stage band recorder soloist), Chicago Opera Theater, Haymarket Opera Company, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Music of the Baroque; on artist series at Bradley University, Luther College, Northeastern Illinois University, and University of Wisconsin; and at The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University, Madison Early Music Festival, University of Minnesota Bach Festival, and Peoria Bach Festival as well as with many Chicago-area early music ensembles.

Founding member of Chicago Recorder Quartet and L’Ensemble Portique, Lisette has released recordings of Bach and Boismortier with Centaur Records as well as three CDs under her own LEP Records. Her recordings are played nationally and have received enthusiastic reviews from American Recorder, American Record Guide, and Audio Video Club of Atlanta.

Lisette holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in flute performance from Indiana University and a post-master’s Diploma in recorder performance from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the Netherlands.

John Lenti

John Lenti specializes in music of the seventeenth century and has made basso continuo improvisation on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar the cornerstone of a career that encompasses baroque and modern orchestras, chamber music, recitals, and opera. Recent highlights include performances with the Seattle Symphony, the Cincinatti Symphony, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, recitals with violinists Carrie Krause, Ingrid Matthews, and Monica Huggett, and chamber music with the I-90 Collective, the Dark Horse Consort, and Acronym. The 2019-2020 season will include performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Quicksilver, Helicon Foundation, Musica Pacifica, and the Diderot String Quartet. He has played at early and modern music festivals in Boston, Berkeley, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Vancouver, Carmel, the Proms, Aldeburgh, Valletta (Malta), and the San Juan Islands (Washington state). His research interests include the lute music of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder and the metaphysics of historically informed performance. His commitment to the music of our own time is negligible and could be considered more of an aversion, honestly. John went to North Carolina School of the Arts and Indiana University and studied lute with Nigel North, Jacob Heringman, and Elizabeth Kenny. Crucial help and inspiration came from Pat O’Brien and Ricardo Cobo. He lives in Seattle.

Mrs. Maren Brehm

A graduate of both New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University, mezzo  Maren Montalbano can be heard on three GRAMMY Award-winning albums: John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls (2005), Gavin Bryars’ The Fifth Century (2018), and Lansing McLoskey’s Zealot Canticles (2019), on which she is a featured soloist. Among her 30+ commercial recordings are Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma, Gavin Bryars’ A Native Hill, Edie Hill’s Evolutionary Spirits, and her debut solo album, Sea Tangle: Songs from the North. Her performances have been praised as “wonderful” and “suave and sensuous” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ms. Montalbano has been a guest artist with the Lancaster Symphony, Lyric Fest, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Network for New Music, Tempesta di Mare, and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. During the pandemic, she turned to the digital world; she wrote, produced, and premiered a one-woman show called The Bodice Ripper Project as an interactive digital performance at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and began recording (in her own closet!) for films and commercial albums. Ms. Montalbano lives in New Jersey and sings professionally throughout a wide geographic area with Opera Philadelphia, Trio Eos, and The Crossing.

Dr. David Steel

Prof. Matthew Bengtson

Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. An advocate of both contemporary and rarely performed music, he commands a diverse repertoire, ranging from Byrd to Ligeti and numerous contemporary composers. He has been presented in concerts as a La Gesse Fellow in France, Germany, Italy and Hungary, in Washington, DC, at Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He has also appeared on the Pro Musica series in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has performed with numerous orchestras in the American Northeast, and also performed with violinist Joshua Bell on NPR’s “Performance Today” and XM Satellite Radio’s “Classical Confidential.”

His recordings can be heard on the Romeo, Arabesque, Griffin Renaissance, Albany and Navona record labels. These include a recent 3-CD recording of solo and violin/piano duo music of Karol Szymanowski with violinist Blanka Bednarz and recordings on harpsichord and fortepiano for Arabesque Recordings. The complete cello/piano music of Roberto Sierra with cellist John Haines-Eitzen is due out shortly Albany Records.

Mr. Bengtson is one of the leading interpreters of the music of Alexander Scriabin. On his recordings of the complete Piano Sonatas, the American Record Guide writes: “Big-boned pianism, rich tonal colors, and dazzling technique are on display here. Has Scriabin ever been played better? Only Horowitz and Richter can compare to what Bengtson achieves on this disc.” Fanfare magazine calls him “a Scriabinist for the 21st century .. upon whom future generations can rely for definitive interpretations.” He marked the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death with numerous all-Scriabin recitals, including performances of the complete Sonatas in Philadelphia and Chicago and a multi-sensory festival “Scriabin in the Himalayas” in Ladakh, India that is meant to be the source of a documentary on the composer and his visions.

Mr. Bengtson studied piano performance as a Harvard undergraduate with Patricia Zander; he also studied contemporary piano literature with Stephen Drury, and chamber music and performance practice with Robert Levin. He earned his MM and DMA degrees in piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Ann Schein. He also studied harpsichord with Webb Wiggins, and fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson on a fellowship at Cornell University.

Mr. Bengtson has participated in many American music festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival, and Baroque Performance Institute (BPI) at Oberlin Conservatory. In Europe, he studied at the Internationale Sommerakademie “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, Austria, and the Centre Acanthes in Avignon, with Claude Helffer and at the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, with Philippe Entremont. In Salzburg, he performed Boulez’s Sonata no. 1 in the Wiener Saal, and at Fontainebleau, he was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Fontainebleau for his performances.

Highly regarded as an educator and a thoughtful writer on music, he is co-author of The Alexander Scriabin Companion, for Rowman and Littlefield Press. He was awarded the Stefan and Wanda Wilk Prize for Research in Polish Music for his paper The “Szymanowski Clash”: Methods of Harmonic Analysis in the Szymanowski Mazurkas, due for publication in the Canadian journal Intersections. His articles can be found in the New Beethoven Forum and the Journal of the Scriabin Society of America. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music and been a staff pianist at the Curtis Institute. He is currently Assistant Professor of Piano Literature at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he teaches piano, fortepiano, and courses and seminars on piano repertoire. Besides his musical attainments, Mr. Bengtson was educated at Harvard University with a focus in mathematics and computer science. He is a 3-handicap golfer, a dan-level go player, and a chess FIDE master (FM).

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Dr. Melinda O’Neal

Conductor Melinda O’Neal has been praised for her “lucid and musical understanding of the score,” “moving and satisfying interpretations,” and her “stylish and clear manner on the podium” by Hugh Macdonald, Berlioz scholar and music critic. She is professor of music emerita at Dartmouth College, where she conducted Handel Society of Dartmouth and Dartmouth Chamber Singers and taught conducting, theory courses and literature courses. She founded and conducted the New Hampshire Symphony Chorus and Sonique of Boston Music Artists. O'Neal is artistic director & conductor emerita of Handel Choir of Baltimore (MD) and author of Experiencing Berlioz (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

Dr. Melissa Givens

American soprano Melissa Givens moves and excites audiences and critics alike with a rich, powerful tone, crystalline clarity, and intelligent musical interpretations. Especially noted for her expressiveness and elegance on the stage, she’s been hailed as a singer whose music making is “consistently rewarding” and “a pleasure to hear.” Givens is also an extremely versatile artist, regularly performing repertoire from the Baroque era through music of the 21st century.

Recent performances include the national tour of Craig Hella Johnson’s groundbreaking oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare, George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children, the premiere of Die Schöne Mullerin Report, by Tom Flaherty, both with Pomona College faculty and guest artists, and Mahler’s Symphony #4 (chamber version) with the Greenbriar Consortium. Upcoming events include Considering Matthew Shepard at the University of Puget Sound, a duet recital with baritone Timothy Jones, and the release of her second solo recording, The Artist at Fifty, a recital of art songs from the composers’ fiftieth year.

A champion of collaborative musical endeavors, Givens performs with various chamber music groups, including Grammy© nominated Conspirare, the 2015 Grammy© winner for Best Choral Performance. Her solo appearances on their major label releases have received enthusiastic reviews. She can also be heard on her debut solo CD, let the rain kiss you.

Givens is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Pomona College. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Davidson College. She is a native of Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Marc Vanscheeuwijck

Mr. Bill McJohn

David English

Ms. Nell Snaidas

Dr. Elisabeth Pace

Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace earned her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Music Theory from Columbia University, and her Master’s in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School. Her major teachers were Doris Yarick Cross, Hermann Prey, Ena Thiessen, Edith Bers, George Trovillo, and Albert Fuller. She holds additional postgraduate degrees in Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate she studied Physics at the National University of Athens, and Vocal & Piano Performance at the Conservatory of Athens, Greece. Her sojourn at the University of Paris I, Sorbonne was in Philosophy of Science under the direction of Suzanne Bachelard. Her graduate work in Cognitive Science she conducted at UCSD and Princeton University.

The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships in music, science, and the humanities, Dr. Pace was a US Department of Education Language and Area Studies Fellow in Germany, an A. W. Mellon Research Fellow, a President's Fellow at Columbia University, the recipient of the B. & H. Lewine and Max Dreyfus Scholarships at The Juilliard School, a first place winner of a NATO Scholarship, and a finalist in the 2002 competition of the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

After a decade as an opera singer and recitalist, Dr. Pace returned to scholarly work specializing in Music Analysis and the History of German Music Theory during the late Renaissance and Baroque eras. She has presented invited lectures and colloquia at the Sorbonne, Harvard, Yale, University of California in Santa Barbara, the California Institute for the Arts, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Maryland, and the University of British Columbia. She has given dozens of conference papers at regional and national conferences of the American Musicological Society, the Music Theory Society, the American Bach Society; and internationally, at the German Society for Music Theory, the European Society for the Cognitive Science of Music, the International Society for Systematic and Comparative Musicology, and the Austrian Society for Semiotics.

She has taught at Columbia University, the University of California in San Diego, and Washington University in St. Louis. A frequent lecturer at UCSD’s Osher Institute, where in February 2013 she was featured in their Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Pace has also served as visiting professor at St. Katherine College. Her scholarly work appears in American, British, Swedish, German, and Austrian publications. She is the founder and general director of The Musical Oratory Foundation and artistic director of the Baroque Ensemble 'Musical Oratory', comprised of some of the finest alumni of the acclaimed Juilliard and Yale Programs in Historical Performance.

Dr. Carla Zecher

Ms. Amy Brodo

Amy Brodo (cellos, violas da gamba) performed for many years in Italy, Israel, and England before moving to San Francisco. Her positions included assistant principal cellist of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and cellist with the Israel Philharmonic. In Europe, she performed with Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Players, the Norsk Barokkorkester, Hanover Band, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, D'Oyly Carte Opera, and the City of Valencia Orchestra. In California, Ms. Brodo has performed with groups including Lux Musica, Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, El Mundo, I Favoriti, Musica Angelica, Archetti and Albany Consort. She has performed at festivals including the Santa Cruz Baroque, Berkeley Early Music, Beaune, and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. She has recorded for CDI, Centaur, Sony, DGG, Koch, Helicon, Kleos, MRS, and New Albion. She is a founding member of Harmonia Felice. Amy is a board member of the Berkeley Piano Club and a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California. amybrodo.com

Dr. Nola Richardson

Making her mark as an "especially impressive" (The New York Times) soprano, Australian/American Nola Richardson has won First Prize in all three major American competitions focused on the music of J.S. Bach. These honors have catapulted her to the forefront of Baroque ensembles and symphonies around the country, where she has been praised for her "astonishing balance and accuracy,” “crystalline diction,” and “natural-sounding ease” (Washington Post). Past highlights include her debut at the Kennedy Center with Opera Lafayette (Fraarte in Handel Radamisto) which drew praise for her “particularly appealing freshness and directness” (Washington Post), performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Colorado Symphonies, and a “standout” performance (Opera News) as the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Clarion Music Society. Nola’s 2020/21 season will feature her debuts with Musica Angelica, Ars Lyrica Houston, and the Boston Early Music Festival; and return engagements with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the American Bach Soloists, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and an appearance at the Leipzig Bach Festival 2021 as a soloist with the Bethlehem Bach Society. Nola is an Athlone Artist and in May of 2020 she became the first soprano to be awarded the prestigious DMA in Early Music Voice at Yale. www.NolaRichardson.com

Dr. Victor Penniman

Mr. Grover Wilkins

Grover Wilkins is Artistic Director and founder of the Dallas based Orchestra of New Spain, a historical instrument orchestra specializing in the music of the Spanish 18th century brought to light by his ground-breaking research. His critical editions, based on major manuscript sources in Spanish court and cathedral archives, are the basis for these concerts. Selections of this repertory were recorded with the Orchestra of New Spain, Madrid Barroco (his madrid-based baroque orchestra) and with the Orquesta y Coro de Radiotelevisión Español. His orchestration of 19th c. composer Ramón Carnicer’s opera Elena y Costantino premièred in Madrid’s Teatro Real, March 2005. He has worked with Mexican, Cuban and Bolivian musicologists to add more IberAmerican baroque to the Orchestra's repertory, as well as performing in prestigious festivals in Mexico and Bolivia. Opera productions performed in Dallas Moody Performance Hall include revivals of zarzuelas of Sebastián Durón and José de Nebra, the italianate opera Achille in Sciro of Francisco Courcelle ( 2018) and currently Duron’s Love Conquers Impossible Love
He curates an annual season of 8 repertories of Spanish baroque and renaissance choral and orchestral music, and occasionally works of earlier  and later periods. His early interest in 20th century and American music informs at last one annual repertory. Recent years have featured Medieval works of Christian, Sephardi and Islamic cultures known as ‘La Convivencia.’  
 
Recordings on Dorian include Madrid 1752: Sacred Music from the Royal chapel of Spain, and Francisco Courcelle’s Masses for Celebration.
 
In 2017 Maestro Wilkins was knighted as an Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica by King Felipe VI of Spain for his service to Spanish music and culture.

Ms. Joan Kimball

Joan Kimball, artistic co-director and a founding member of Piffaro, has concertized with the ensemble throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America, and has performed with many of the leading early music artists and ensembles in this country.  With Piffaro she has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Produktion, Dorian Recordings and PARMA/Navona, and in addition can be heard on the Vanguard, Eudora and Vox Amadeus labels. Widely known in the early music community as a teacher of recorder, early double reeds and bagpipes, she has a studio of young players and adults at home in Philadelphia, and is on faculty at early music festivals and workshops across the country. In addition, she collaborates with instrument maker and player Charles Wines on the construction of Medieval and Renaissance bagpipes, and makes double reeds for shawms, dulcians and capped winds. 

 

Mr. Patrick Rice

Ms. Pamela Dellal

A professional musician for over 30 years, mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal has been active in early music and performs with such world-renowned ensembles as Emmanuel Music, Sequentia, and the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir. She is also highly regarded as an educator and a translator of lyric texts. She serves on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Longy School of Music of Bard College, and many workshops and festivals including the Amherst Early Music Festival and the International Baroque Institute at Longy (IBIL).

Mrs. Rachel Pine

Ms. Beverly Au

Mr. Daniel Rippe

“A lively and sensitive partner with a fine sense of balance.” — BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Rippe’s solo CD The Vocal Viol was praised as an “impressive recording using his own formidable skill on the viol” and as “charming and well done” in the December 2014 VdGSA News. Cited by Maryland’s Governor for his impressive commitment to the arts, Mr. Rippe received a 2004 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for performance on viola da gamba.

Mr. Rippe’s featured solo performances include J. S. Bach’s Passions with the Richmond Symphony, Cathedra at Washington National Cathedral, and the Bach Concert Series in Baltimore. He has appeared with the Folger Consort, Washington Bach Consort, and Hesperus; shared the stage with the Tallis Scholars and Anonymous 4; and performed in Milwaukee's Early Music Now series, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, and the Washington Early Music Festival.

Having earned a Graduate Performance Diploma from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute of Music, Mr. Rippe teaches in Baltimore and has coached students at Hood College, Towson University, Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and music workshops at the University of Colorado and the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering in Hawaii. He has recorded on the Centaur, Koch, and RipMeister labels.

As founding editor of RipMeister Publications, he has edited, wirtten preface material, and published fifteen printed editions of early music. On the shelves of university libraries In the US and in the United Kingdom, they have been hailed as well-executed, welcome additions to the libraries of musicians.

Ms. Rachel Begley

Mr. Robert Ireland

Mr. Robert Mealy

Ms. Sally Sanford

Specialist/scholar in historical vocal techniques and performance practices. Maintains a global online teaching studio working with professional singers, voice teachers, advanced graduate students, and dedicated amateur singers. Experienced with teaching all voice ranges. Please visit https://sallysanfordsoprano.com for more information.

Sarah Darling

Todd Jolly

     Todd Jolly's career as a musician, educator, and pastor has taken him to New Jersey, New York, Kansas, New Mexico, Indiana, Finland, and currently, the San Francisco Bay Area.  He is the Director of Music at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, and Music Teacher and Choirmaster at Stuart Hall for Boys, San Francisco.  For ten years he was the music director of San Francisco Renaissance Voices.  Previously on the directing staff of San Francisco Boys Chorus, Rev. Jolly is a published and commissioned composer and arranger who freelances as a percussionist.  Privately he is a husband, father, grandfather, gardener, baker, hiker, and wine collector.

Ms. Sarah Ellison

Baroque cellist Sarah Freiberg has played with many of the most revered early music ensembles in the United States. Now residing in Boston, she is currently a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society and teaches in the Historical Performance department at Boston University. A contributing editor  of STRINGS magazine, she has written dozens of articles for that publication. She edited and recorded the cello sonatas of Guerini, and recorded all twelve of the Lodovico Laurenti cello sonatas as well. She received her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, and holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Brown University, where she majored in American Civilization.

Ms. Sherezade Panthaki

Dr. Phillip Serna

​Over the last decade of his double bass career as a soloist, orchestral performer and chamber musician, Phillip Serna ​has emerged among the nation’s leading advocates of the viol – the viola da gamba. Co-founding Black Tulip, New Comma Baroque, ViolMedium and the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, he’s collaborated with a myriad of distinguished historical-performance ensembles, most notably the Bella Voce Sinfonia, Burning River Baroque, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Les Touches, the Newberry Consort, and many others. He can be heard on WFMT Chicago, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio, and on releases from Clarion, Cedille, and Varèse Sarabande Records. As a champion of a variety of new works for the viol, Dr. Serna performed the U.S. premieres of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba & Small Orchestra in 2012, Carl Friedrich Abel's Concerto Violo de Gambo in 2018 as well as being the 1st American gambist to perform ALL of Telemann’s ​once-lost 1735 Viola da Gamba Fantasias in 2017​ – the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death. Holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Phillip teaches at Valparaiso University, North Central College, the Music Institute of Chicago and served as assistant director of Illinois’ first public-school period-instrument program at Adlai E. Stevenson High School. Phillip has served on the faculties of the Madison Early Music Festival, the Whitewater Early Music Festival, and is the music director of Viols in Our Schools earning him Early Music America’s 2010 Laurette Goldberg Award for lifetime achievement in Early Music outreach. Phillip’s online virtual viol consort project – Consorts-Minus-One – has been recognized in major string music publications the world over.

Phillip Serna performs on a 7-string bass viol ‘Natalia La Reveuse – The Dreamer’ (after Colichon) by Jane Julier, Devon, UK, #129, 2007

Ms. Cheryl Stafford

Mr. David Shuler

~~David Shuler was educated at the Eastman School of Music, Columbia University, and the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood.  He studied organ with David Craighead and Leonard Raver, and composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Gunther Schuller.  He has received numerous awards, including a BMI-SC award for composition and First Prize in the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter American Guild of Organists Organ Playing Competition.

Mr. Shuler is presently Director of Music and Organist at the historic Church of Saint Luke in the Fields in New York City, where he oversees an extensive music program.  In addition to an active children’s choir program, a professional choir sings masses and motets from the fifteenth century to the present day at the principal services of the church throughout the year.  The choir is featured in an annual concert series of sacred music, and has made numerous recordings, including Refuge and Strength: Selections from the Psalter of the Book of Common Prayer, released by Church Publishing, the publishing arm of the national Episcopal Church.

Prior to the appointment at St. Luke in the Fields, Mr. Shuler was the Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, Connecticut.  He has also held positions as Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City and Assistant Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  Mr. Shuler is also active as a synagogue musician and is the Music Director of the Dalton Chorale in Manhattan.

Mr. Shuler has been particularly active as a champion of contemporary music.  He has premiered organ works of Charles Wuorinen, William Albright, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, and Frank Retzel, among others.  Mr. Shuler received a National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commissioning Grant to commission works from Ralph Shapey, Charles Wuorinen, and Gunther Schuller as well as a grant from the Washington, D.C. American Guild of Organists Foundation for the promotion of contemporary music.  In addition, he has recorded the choral music of Frank Wigglesworth with the Choir of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields for CRI.  In 1998, Mr. Shuler received a grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Trust to record Responsoria by Richard Toensing with the Choir at St. Luke’s for the North/South Consonance label.

Mr. Shuler has been featured as an organ soloist on both the East and West coasts in productions of the ballet Voluntaries, Glen Tetley’s choreography of Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani by the American Ballet Theatre and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Mr. Shuler is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, and was awarded the certificate at the age of 22, one of the youngest organists to achieve this distinction.  He has served on numerous AGO committees, both at the national and local levels, and was for seven years the Director of the National Examination Committee of the A.G.O.  He has recently completed terms as President of the Association of Anglican Musicians and President of the Anglican Musicians Foundation. 

Mr. Stephen Schultz

Stephen Schultz, called “among the most flawless artists on the Baroque flute" by the San Jose Mercury News and “flute extraordinaire” by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, plays solo and Principal flute with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, the Carmel Bach Festival, and Bach Collegium San Diego. He has also performed with other leading Early music groups such as Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Wiener Akademie, Chatham Baroque, Cantata Collective, and at the Oregon Bach Festival. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe and North and South America with featured appearances at the Musikverein in Vienna, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Royal Albert Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall, and the Library of Congress.

 

A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Holland, Schultz also holds several degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the California State University of San Francisco. Currently he teaches Music History at Carnegie Mellon university and is director of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble. Mr. Schultz has also been a featured faculty member of the Jeanne Baxtresser International Flute Master Class at Carnegie Mellon University and has taught at the Juilliard School and the International Baroque Institute at Longy School of Music.

In 1986, Mr. Schultz founded the original instrument ensemble American Baroque. This unique group brings together some of America's most accomplished and exciting baroque instrumentalists, with the purpose of defining a new, modern genre for historical instruments. The group's adventurous programs combine 18th-century music with new works, composed for the group through collaborations and commissions from American composers.

As solo, chamber, and orchestral player, Schultz appears on over sixty recordings for such labels as Dorian, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi USA, Music and Arts, Centaur, NCA, and New Albion. Schultz has produced and edited forty CDs for his colleagues and has also performed and recorded with world music groups such as D'CuCKOO and Haunted By Waters, using his electronically processed Baroque flute to develop alternative sounds that are unique to his instrument. He has been very active in commissioning new music written for his instrument and in 1998, Carolyn Yarnell wrote 10/18 for solo, processed Baroque Flute and dedicated it to Mr. Schultz. The Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith wrote  Traverso Mistico, which is scored for electric Baroque flute, solo cello, and chamber orchestra. It was given its world premiere at Carnegie Mellon University in April 2006 and this highly successful collaboration was followed in 2008 with Galbraith's Night TrainOther Sun in 2009, Effervescent Air in 2012, Dancing Through Time in 2016, Rustic Breezes 2018, and Transcendental Shifts in 2019.

 

In March 2018, Stephen released a highly acclaimed CD of Bach Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord with Jory Vinikour, on the Music and Arts label. This will be followed in 2020 by their new recording of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux, recorded at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA.

John Peekstok

Finding the connections between medieval music, traditional folk, rock and blues. Early music in non-classical music settings. I am fairly well informed, but my performances are not. Knock the stuffing out of early music.

Ms. Teri Kowiak

Teri Kowiak finds her home at the extreme ends of vocal repertoire, holding a fascination for both the early notation of the middle ages and works by living composers where the ink is barely dry. Valued as both a soloist and collaborator, Teri has performed early and new music works with Cappella Clausura, Wholetone Opera, Red Shift, and Vox Futura.

Teri’s love of medieval music and her determination to bring it out of the textbooks and into the world led her to found Meravelha, an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. Teri has served as artistic director since their first performance in 2012, designing multimedia concerts that include medieval art (and sometimes food!). Meravelha has collaborated in performance with Seven Times Salt and other early music specialists, and has been featured on the Society for Historically-Informed Performance (SoHIP) Summer Concert Series multiple times.

Outside of performing, Teri loves to help others make music.  She runs a thriving private voice studio, gives workshops on performance practice, and provides choral coaching to local ensembles.

Teri has been teaching remotely through Zoom since the start of the pandemic, and is accepting remote students.

Mr. Jay Michaels

Jay Michaels is a talented and well-respected performer of Harp Music

 

He also plays Baroque Guitar and Viola da Gamba.

 

Specializing in Tunes from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as Celtic Music, Jay has also arranged modern compositions for the Harp by artists including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Sting.

 

Jay's Harp playing has enhanced several Television programs including The Marvel/Netflix Series Daredevil, ABC's Nashville & Secrets and Lies, NBC's Parenthood & Parks And Recreation, Fox's Lie To Me, & Rosewood, the HBO Series Hung and the WIGS web-series PALOMA.
 His Music also appears in the Independent Films How To Be A Latin Lover and Baby Baby Baby.

His duo The Harper and The Minstrel released a CD Renaissance Dance & Romance in March of 2018

Jay's most recent Solo CD is a collection of Instrumental Renaissance and Baroque Music pieces entitled TO THINE OWN HARP BE TRUE.


In 2011 he released the acclaimed New Age Harp album OPENING THE HARP CHAKRA. 
 


Jay Michaels is a member of:
BMI, EARLY MUSIC AMERICA, THE VIOLA DA GAMBA SOCIETY OF AMERICA AND THE HISTORICAL HARP SOCIETY

Mr. Linden Chubin

Director of Education and Concerts at the Morgan Library & Museum since 2006. Present over 25 concerts and music programs per season, ranging from early music to contemporary music, both vocal and instrumental. 

Dr. Theodore Davis

Dr. Theodore S. (Ted) Davis located to Baltimore in 2003 following a nearly 20-year career including previous positions in Richmond, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds music degrees in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College (B. Mus.), choral conducting from Northwestern University (M. Mus.), harpsichord from the Longy School of Music (A.D.), and organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory (D.M.A.).  

Ted is an active organ and harpsichord recitalist as well as a chamber music performer and conductor. As a soloist he has performed around the mid-Atlantic region, New England, and the Southeast. He has achieved national recognition in organ-playing competitions, and is an active composer with works printed by two publishers. Other musical interests have led to studies in a capella vocal music with the Western Wind of New York, as well as studies in vocal and instrumental music with the medieval and renaissance consort Sirinu of England, and baroque ensembles The Parley of Instruments, also of England, and Tafelmusik of Toronto. He has also served as assistant to the music directors in Baroque opera productions at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Amherst Early Music Festival. 

Ted has also been organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore since 2005. As part of the music series Ted has established, he conducts the church choir in choral evensong services, presents an annual “Bach at St. Bartholomew’s” series (music of J.S. Bach for organ and harpsichord), and conducts choral concerts.  In the latter, the church choir is joined by additional singers from the community and orchestra, performing works which have recently included Brahms Requiem, Haydn “Theresa” Mass, Handel Messiah, cantatas of J.S. Bach, and Purcell Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (with period instruments).

Dr. Thomas Gregg

Thomas A. Gregg, tenor, enjoys a rich and varied musical career.  He has performed with early music ensembles in New England, Ohio, and the South.  His opera appearances have included productions in New Orleans, Memphis, and Columbus, and historical operas in Boston and Washington, D.C.  He has appeared as an oratorio soloist with numerous orchestras and choral groups, and as choral singer with distinguished ensembles, including Boston's King's Chapel choir, the Handel & Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Boston Baroque, and the Washington Bach Consort.  In addition, he enjoys an active career in recitals and chamber music, especially with the early American music ensemble Columbia's Musick and in the duo DoubleAction with harpist Emily Laurance.  He has worked closely with a number of composers to present new vocal works written for him, especially Boston composer Larry Bell.  His European debut was at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria.  He has won numerous performance and academic awards and holds degrees in voice from The Ohio State University (DMA), the University of Michigan (MM), and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio (BM).  He is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he teaches voice and classes in vocal pedagogy and repertoire.  He is Secretary and past-President of the Conservatory’s chapter of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.  He was on the faculty at Tufts University (2002-2017) and an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi (1988-1998). His former students have careers as professional singers, actors, voice teachers, and music educators.  

Dr. Matthew Harden

Dr. David Schulenberg

Ms. Tekla Cunningham

Mr. Scott Paterson

Ms. Rona Goldensher

Prof. Julie Cumming

Julie E. Cumming is a musicologist at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal.  She was a recorder player involved with Amherst early music in the 1970s and 80s. She received her BA in Music and Medieval Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, and her MA and PhD in Music and Medieval Studies at UC Berkeley.  She taught at Wellesley College from 1985 to 1992, where she directed the collegium.  She is the author of The Motet in the Age of Du Fay (1999). Recent publications include “From Two-Part Framework to Movable Module,” in Medieval Music in Practice: Studies in Honor of Richard Crocker, ed. Judith Peraino (2013); and “Renaissance Improvisation and Musicology,” Music Theory Online (2013). She was the principal investigator on the Digging into Data Challenge Grant, “Electronic Locator of Vertical Interval Successions (ELVIS): The first large data-driven research project on musical style” (2012-13) (elvisproject.ca): we developed a searchable online repository of scores in symbolic notation, as well as software for analysis of counterpoint. With her McGill Colleague Ichiro Fujinaga she leads the SIMSSA Project: Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (simssa.ca), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. The aim of the project is to create "Google Scores" (without Google): using optical music recognition technology and sophisticated search and analysis tools. Her fields of expertise include the motet; compositional process in the Renaissance; improvisation and historical pedagogy in the Renaissance; music paleography and singing from old notation; manuscripts and prints; and digital humanities in music. 

Mr. François Ferland

François Ferland

François Ferland is a musician, by profession, by training and by inclination. He obtained in 1975 a Bachelor of Music degree from Laval University, in Québec City (Performance—Flute). Two years later, he picked up his first baroque flute and has never looked back: another two years and he was in London, England, enrolled in the Early Music Course (Masters’ level) of the Royal College of Music, one of the foremost music schools in Europe, to study under Nicholas McGegan; he came back to Canada the following year with a Certificate of Advanced Studies.

While performing as often as possible, he undertook a private teaching career, teaching the flute and recorder, first in Québec City, then in Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix region, finally in the Saguenay region (Chicoutimi and Jonquière). In the Saguenay, he took up instrumental and choral conducting, working as musical director of the Chicoutimi Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Chicoutimi Saint Cecilia Choir, and the Régiment du Saguenay Band, of the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve, where he rose to the rank of captain.

Full Time Navy

In 1998, François Ferland accepted the position of Staff Officer Bands at Naval Reserve Headquarters, Québec City. This position of national scope entailed responsibility for the music program of the Naval Reserve of Canada as a whole, including managing the musicians’ careers; it was also his responsibility to prepare the yearly summer tour of the National Band of the Naval Reserve, an elite ensemble formed of 45 Reserve musicians that then toured Canada each summer, and to assume its musical directorship.

In the fall of 2003, he accepted another challenge at Naval Reserve Headquarters, the position of Language Coordinator. He was now responsible for revising texts of all kinds for the Headquarters, both in French and in English, and for their translation, as required, into the other official language of Canada. A few years later, he also became Coordinator Official Languages for the Naval Reserve, assuming responsibility for the implementation of the Canadian Armed Forces Official Languages Program within the Naval Reserve.

After the Navy

His musical activity focuses on 18th century flute music and music for band; in addition, François Ferland has been an avid chorister for almost 50 years. In 2010 came at last the realization of a dream of 20 years, the creation of Les Éditions de la croche pointée inc., a music publishing venture that will enable him to maintain contact with these activities. Since his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces in January 2013, he has devoted his time to this business.

Ms. Anne Duranceau

Ms. Aisslinn Nosky

Mr. Alexander Bauhart

Mr. Borys Medicky

Prof. David Klausner

Double-reed specialist David Klausner was a founding member of The Toronto Consort and played with the group for 20 years.  He has taught at the Scarborough Early Music Workshop (1974-5), the Canford Summer School of Music (1977-1983), the Breiteneich (Austria) Summer School (1979-1984), and the Amherst Early Music Workshop (1984-2010). He plays baroque bassoon with the Community Baroque Orchestra of Toronto and freelances as a modern bassoonist. For 45 years he has taught in the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Toronto.

Mr. Patrick Jordan

Ms. Kathleen Kajioka

Prof. Harry Knox

Ms. Katherine Crosier

Ms. Tamara Bernstein

Nancy Grant

Mrs. Judy Seubert

Ms. Julie Elhard

Jack Steele

Ms. Catherine Turocy

Catherine Turocy, recognized as one of today’s leading choreographer/reconstructors and stage directors in 17th and 18th century period performance, with over 70 Baroque operas to her credit, has been decorated by the French Republic as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.  Her first performance in Baroque dance was in 1972 with conductor Alan Curtis and choreographer Shirley Wynne and the Baroque Dance Ensemble of The Ohio State University at UC Berkeley in Rameau’s La Naissance d’Osiris.

After moving to NYC in 1976 she cofounded The New York Baroque Dance Company with Ann Jacoby.

In 2018-19 she was a recipient of the Center for Ballet and the Arts Residency Fellowship in NYC affiliated with NYU for her work on Nijinsky’s Bach ballet (1913). In 2018 Turocy received the prestigious IZZY Award in San Francisco for her stage direction and choreography of  Le Temple de la Gloire by Rameau  which also received two first prizes in “Best of the Bay” under both stage direction and choreography. Other awards include the BESSIE Award in New York City for sustained achievement in choreography as well as the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence.  In 1980 she received the Dance Film Association Award for “The Art of Dancing.” NEA International Exchange Fellowships supported extended visits where she lived in London and Paris, conducting research and interacting with other artists.  In the 1980’s she worked under famed stage directors Pier Luigi Pizzi and Jean Louis Martinoty.

Ms. Turocy has lectured on period performance practices around the world including the Royal Academies of Dance in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen; the Festival Estival in Paris and The Society for Early Music in Tokyo.

She has served as consultant to Clark Tippett of American Ballet Theater, Edward Villella of the Miami City Ballet and Yaniro Castro of acanarytorsi. She was a movement consultant to the famous master chef Thomas Keller, training his wait staff for Per Se in NYC.

As a writer she has contributed chapters to dance history text books, articles to Opera News , Early Music America and Dance Magazine, many which have been translated into French, German, Japanese and Korean. A chapter in Janet Roseman’s book, Dance Masters: Interviews with Legends of Dance, published by Routledge is dedicated to her work.   Books in which Turocy has authored chapters include:   Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader; Creating Dance: A Traveler’s Guide and “Dance on its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies,” eds. Melanie Bales and Karen Eliot, published by Oxford.

 

Ms. Glenna Houle

Angela Mariani

Mr. John Mortison

Dr. Dorothy Olsson

Mr. Benjamin Dunham

Rosamund Morley

Ms. Charlotte Mattax Moersch

Charlotte Mattax Moersch

Biography

Since capturing First and Third Prizes at the International Harpsichord Competitions in Paris and Bruges, in both solo harpsichord and basso continuo performance, Charlotte Mattax Moersch has performed at major venues in the United States and Europe, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, and Oxford’s historic Sheldonian Theatre, among others.  As a guest artist, she has been heard at international music festivals, including the Festival of the Associazione Musicale Romana, Tage alter musik Regensburg, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival.  As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Boulder Bach Festival, New York’s Grande Bande, San Francisco’s American Baroque, and has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

The recipient of several important awards and prizes, she was honored with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris. A specialist in 17th-century French music, she is the author of the book, Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord:  Denis Delair’s Traité of 1690, published by Indiana University Press. She has recorded for Koch, Analekta, Dorian, Newport Classic, and Amon Ra Records. Recent compact discs include the complete solo harpsichord works of Armand-Louis Couperin, Charles Noblet and Pierre Février for Centaur Records.  Forthcoming in 2015 is her recording of the Pièces de clavecin of Jean-Henry d’Anglebert, also on Centaur.

Currently Professor of Harpsichord at the University of Illinois, Charlotte Mattax Moersch studied harpsichord in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York with Gustav Leonhardt, Kenneth Gilbert, Bob van Asperen and Albert Fuller, and has degrees from Yale University, the Juilliard School of Music, and Stanford University.

 

Mr. James Fackenthal

Ronn McFarlane

Elizabeth Forte

Lois Morgan

Mr. Christopher Maurer

Mr. Ryan Lowe

Mona Kreitner

Stephen Stubbs

Dr. Jonathan Kramer

Erik Anderson

Edward Wolin

Mr. Miguel Cantú IV

Marcia Murphey

David Podgorski

Dr. Michael Pecak

Polish-American pianist and conductor Michael Pecak has performed to great acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe on both modern and historical instruments. An insatiable curiosity about art and music has taken Michael down numerous paths in his career. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University where he studied piano performance with Alan Chow and orchestra/opera conducting with Victor Yampolsky, Stephen Alltop, Mallory Thompson, and Julian Dawson. A Fulbright Fellowship enabled Michael to spend a year at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, where he explored the music of 20th and 21st-century Polish composers. Building on this experience, Michael was subsequently named an Artist-in-Residence at the Polish Studies Center of Indiana University (Bloomington) where he also earned his Masters Degree in piano performance, studying with the renowned American pianist André Watts.

A chance encounter with famed fortepianist Malcolm Bilson inspired a turn from the new to the early. At Bilson’s invitation, Michael attended Cornell University as a Graduate Fellow for a concentrated year of study of historical pianos in solo and chamber-music settings. Michael completed a DMA in historical performance practices at McGill University (Montreal) in the class of distinguished fortepianist-scholar Tom Beghin. Michael is currently an Associate Researcher at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium, where he works as part of a team of specialists on a project about Beethoven's pianos, historical technologies, and performance aesthetics. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Royaumont Fondation in Paris, France where he has presented on the music of Chopin. As a fortepianist, Michael has performed in the Vancouver Early Music Festival, the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, and the Festival de Musique Montreal Baroque. His scholarly articles on the music of Beethoven and Chopin have been published by Keyboard Perspectives (of Cornell University) and the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw.

An ardent lover of opera and art-song, Michael has long enjoyed working with vocalists as accompanist, coach, and répétiteur. A regular collaborator with soprano Hannah De Priest, Michael has made a special project of Polish art songs by F. Chopin, his contemporaries, and his precursors. The duo’s upcoming performances in the Midwest include a program of works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Michael has worked as Assistant Conductor at the Miami Music Festival on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and La Rondine as well as Resident Vocal Coach at Chicago Summer Opera for The Turn of the Screw. Most recently, Michael was Assistant Conductor at Winter Opera St. Louis on their production of Bellini’s Norma. During the summer of 2019, Michael was named a Conducting Fellow at Opera Saratoga (NY) where he is Assistant Conductor on Donizetti’s La fille du régiment. He then returns to Chicago Summer Opera to conduct a production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare.

Based in his hometown of Chicago, Michael is on the music staff at Northwestern University Opera and teaches piano at the Northwestern University Music Academy. He writes about opera for the online blog Schmopera and coaches singers in the operatic and song repertoires. He is in demand as a guest conductor and is the Music Director of the Chicago City Wide Symphony Orchestra, the city’s longest-running community orchestra. When not performing or contemplating music, Michael is most likely tuning his own 18th-century Viennese fortepiano, a replica of Anton Walter (ca. 1795) by Chris Maene.

Mr. Spencer Neth

Andrea Taras

Mrs. Carolyn Witherspoon

Catherine Saines

Mr. Albert Ettinger

James McBride

Prof. Paul ODette

Ms. Jane Kester

David Pierce

Leya Rennert-May

Prof. Rotem Gilbert

Sue Malin

Michael LoCascio

Tanya LaPerrière

Daniel Rouslin

Elizabeth Conner

Tinney Heath

Patricia Cheek

Mark Rimple

Elinor Burnside

Dr. Anne Lowenthal

Bill Stickney

Paul Lee

Joanna Woodrow

Tamara Rozek

Stephanie Olmstead

Margaret Kohut

Aki Nishiguchi

Mr. Tracy Mortimore

Mai-Lan Broekman

Dr. Yonit Kosovske

Ellen Hargis

Ms. Gail Freeman

Michael Lightner

Heidi Waleson

Ms. Linda Tsatsanis

Hailed as “ravishing” (New York Times) and possessing “sheer vocal proficiency, a bright, flexible voice, big but controlled, shaded with plentiful color” (Boston Globe), Canadian soprano Linda Tsatsanis enjoys a career that spans the concert hall, opera stage, movies, and television.

Her versatility has made for a distinguished career taking her across the United States, Canada and Europe performing with groups such as the Tallis Scholars, Toronto Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Seattle, Pacific MusicWorks, Auburn Symphony, and Seattle Opera. Holding a Master’s degree from Indiana University specializing in Historical Performance, she has collaborated with the country’s most prominent Early Music chamber ensembles being presented by Pacific Baroque Festival, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, Early Music in Columbus, Renaissance and Baroque Society (Pittsburg), Early Music Now (Milwaukee), Magnolia Baroque Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art. Mixing studied knowledge of this era along with her unique artistry Ms. Tsatsanis has been praised for breathing a new life into this ancient repertoire.

Her debut solo album with Origin Classical, And I Remain: Three Love Stories, was described as a “seductive recital of the darker sides of 17th-century love” by Gramophone Magazine. Her past collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group was the inspiration for her most recent album, Beethoven alla Britannia with Centaur Records released in 2016. She can be heard on the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary When Seattle Invented the Future, various recordings by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Naxos.

She was winner of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Frances Walton Competition, the Unicorn (first place) and Audience Award of the Early Music America Renaissance Competition, the Madge Wilson Music Scholarship from Indiana University, and the Alta Lind Cook Prize from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Tsatsanis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and continued her education with a Master’s degree at Indiana University in the studio of Alan Bennett, working with Early Music Institute faculty such as Nigel North, Elisabeth Wright, Paul Elliott and Wendy Gillespie. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington.

Ms. Suellen Eslinger

Mr. Nathan Rawling

Stephen Mahoney

Mr. Carol Bekar

Mr. Carroll Shaddock

Dr. Wendy Goble

Ms. Sally Blaker

Ms. Jennifer Roe

Mrs. Marlene Rausch

Former concertmaster for Arizona Opera & Ballet Arizona; former concertmaster and associate concertmaster for Phoenix Symphony; former Adjunct Professor of Chamber Music at Grand Canyon College. Current board & artistic committee member of Phoenix Chamber Music Society.

Ms. Ana Miranda

Mrs. Donna O’Donnell

Mr. Charles Coldwell

Charles Coldwell began his early music career as a musician at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1968.  Since then he has performed on Baroque and Renaissance recorders, early winds, and vielle in solo recitals and ensembles throughout the United States.  Locally, he has been featured as a recorder soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Northwest Baroque, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival; and he has appeared on concerts presented by the Tudor Choir, St. Mark's Cathedral Associates, and The Early Music Guild of Seattle.  Charles holds a Master of Music degree in the Performance of Early Music from the New England Conservatory of Music.  He has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music as an instructor in recorder and historical performance practices, and was a co-founder of the undergraduate degree program in early music at Longy.  He has been a faculty member at early music workshops held at Castle Hill (Ipswich, Massachusetts), Port Townsend, San Francisco, and Hudson Guild Farm (NJ), and for several seasons performed as a musician at the American Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, Connecticut).  Charles founded Editions Dolcimelo in 2003, which specializes in publishing high quality performing editions and transcriptions for recorders of music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.  In 2012 he retired from the Seattle Public Library where he served as manager of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, and later Library Applications & Systems.  Charles was the 2014 Recorder Resident at the Sitka Center for the Art and Ecology. Currently, he co-directs the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound with Vicki Boeckman, for which he has arranged music from the 16th-20th centuries.

Kathy Muirhead

Ms. Lorelette Knowles

Ms. Cynthia Crawford

Ms. Alexandra MacCracken

Ms. Janice Cook

Ms. Barbara Stark

Ms. Margaret Essenberg

Ms. Deborah Malamud

Mr. Colin Savage

Mr. Tobi Szuts

Dr. Craig Resta

Craig Resta holds degrees from the University of Maryland College Park, Indiana University, and Baylor University. His principal violin teachers include Kevin Lawrence, Stanley Ritchie, and Davis Brooks; research and performance practice mentors are Marie McCarthy, Thomas Binkley, and Harry Elzinga. His performing opportunities encompass programs at The Round Top Festival, The Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals, and The Bloomington and Washington Early Music Festivals. Concert and workshop appearances have been in Texas, Indiana, California, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Utah, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey; and abroad in Switzerland, Germany, and China. In addition to his work with Bernardus, he is a regular member of the medieval ensemble, Armonia Nova. Also a string pedagogue, Dr. Resta is currently Professor of Music Education at Kent State University, where he teaches undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in string pedagogy, pre-service music teacher education, research practices, and music education foundational studies.

Ms. Joan King-Angell

Ms. Edith Poor

Mrs. Elizabeth Rothenberg

Mr. John Sidtis

Mr. Gene Pace

Mrs. Christine Gold

Mr. Benjamin Peck

Mr. David Stratkauskas

Mr. Ron Harris-Warrick

Ms. Nancy Wilkinson

Ms. Barbara Krieger

Mr. Douglas Young

Mr. Jonathan Schakel

Mr. James Andrewes

Mr. Paul Sanchez

Richard Benedum

Ms. Jeannette Johnson

Alto. Long-time amateur singer specializing in renaissance and early baroque choral music in Hawaii and New York City. Previously member of New York's Renaissance Street Singer and Renaissance Choir; since return to Hawaii in 2002, member of Honolulu Symphony Chorus (Oahu Choral Society), Early Music Hawaii Choir and ad hoc groups. Board member of concert presentation company, Early Music Hawaii, since 2005.

Mr. John Abberger

David Laing

Mr. Christian Waugh

Dr. Jonathan Bellman

Mr. Bruce Dickey

Mr. David Stein

Retired. PhD Linguistics.  Last position: non-profit executive director. 
Listener. Appreciator of all music.

Dr. Donna Sieckmann

Ms. Martha McGaughey

Mrs. Adriane Post

Mr. Adam Pearl

Aaron Cain

Bass-Baritone Aaron Cain has performed and recorded with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, most of which have made early music their focus. He has performed with groups such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Musica Angelica and the Los Angeles Chamber Singers. Recently, Aaron appeared on the Los Angeles Chamber Singers' recording, Padilla: Sun of Justice, winner of the 2006 Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Oregon-based groups with whom he has collaborated include Cappella Romana, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Cascade Consort and the Oregon Bach Festival. Aaron is also one of the members of The Concord Ensemble, a male sextet which performs and records a variety of music ranging from medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary vocal works. The Concord Ensemble first gained international attention when it was awarded the grand prize in the 1998 Early Music America / Dorian Records Competition, and continues to perform extensively in the United States and Europe. He holds a Bachelor's of Music in voice from The University of Iowa and a Masters degree in choral conducting and a doctorate in vocal performance (with a specialization in historical performance practice) from the University of Oregon, where he studied voice with Eric Mentzel. Aaron is currently an assistant professor of vocie and the director of vocal studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Ms. Molly Hammond

Ms. Elizabeth Metcalfe

Ms. Janet Sarbaugh

Ms. Esther Gehrig-Elster

Mr. Dale Munschy

Mr. Munschy was a registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild, but now devotes his technical skills (tuning, maintenance, and restoration) primarily to historical keyboard instruments. He maintains his own instrument workshop – Antiquarian Keyboard Instruments – in Weymouth, MA where he restores antique keyboard instruments and replicas from the 18th and early 19th centuries. His technical work has been featured on commerical recordings and he has serviced instruments for institutions such as the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Harvard University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Gore Place Mansion, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

His restoration of antiques have included a Kirckman spinet from 1750; a Broadwood & Son grand from 1806 (#3448, featured on Sylvia Berry's disc of Haydn's London Sonatas); Broadwood squares from 1795 and 1798, an 1813 Albrecht square, an 1827 Stodart Compensator Grand, and many others. He's also restored numerous revival instruments including three Landowska-model Pleyel harpsichords; two Chickering-Dolmetsch harpsichords; and others by Dolmetsch, Gough, Challis, and Rutkowski & Robinette.

As a pianist, Dale Munschy received his musical training at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and studied privately with Richard Goode and Michael Lewin in New York, and with Seth Kimmelman and Jacqueline Gourdin in Boston.  Mr. Munschy has served as Senior Staff Accompanist at the University of Rhode Island, Assistant Conductor/Accompanist for the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the West Bay Chorale.  He also served for 18 years as Minister of Music at Chapel Street Congregational Church in Lincoln, RI.

Ms. Barbara Myrvaagnes

Mr. Michael Powell

Ms. Cindy Madsen

Alexander Blachly

Professor of Music and Director of University of Notre Dame Chorale. Director of Pomerium, a Grammy-nominated Renaissance Chapel Choir (NYC). PhD Columbia University. Dissertation "Tempo and Mensuration in 15th-Century Music."  Recent performances with Pomerium: Library of Congress, Getty Museum, The Cloisters (NY). Most Recent CD release: Music for the Tudor Queens, Old Hall Recordings. Recent lectures: Re-dating Tallis's Forty-Voice Motet; Britten's War Requiem. Recent article: "Apropos Ma fin est mon commencement and Tout par compas"

 

Patricia Nordstrom

John Lamb

Mr. Kevin Hall

Mr. David Breitman

Ms. Sylvia Thornton

Ms. Anne Rice

Ms. Connie Hart

Ms. Richard Troeger

Mrs. Naomi Styer

 

Ms. Boel Gidholm

Mr. Olav Henriksen

Mr. Ed Matthew

Ms. Marie Blair

Ms. Cynthia Roberts

Ms. Miyuki Tsuratani

Ms. Frances Blaker

Frances Blaker received Performance and Music Pedagogical degrees from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands. Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States and Europe. She is a member of Ensemble Vermillian, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Calextone and the Tibia Recorder Duo, and is the conductor of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and the Bay Area Baroque Orchestra.  She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United States and is the author of “The Recorder Player's Companion”. She can be heard on recordings with Ensemble Vermillian and Farallon Recorder Quartet.

Ms. Kathryn Parke

Dr. Jeffrey Collier

Ms. Deborah Peters

Ms. Selina Johnson

Mr. Bertie MacAvoy

Mrs. Carlo Prinsky

Mrs. Janice Massatt

Risa Browder

Prof. Dee Hansen

Ms. Marla Shafran

Ms. Michal Truelsen

Ms. Jennifer Torresen

Ms. Cindy-Ellen Morgan

Ms. Judy Loewen

Ms. Olga Gussow

Ms. Jeri Matteson-Hughes

Mr. Charles Weaver

Margaret Swain

Ms. Barbara Kaufman

Martha Rudisill

Elizabeth Sanderson

Virginia Jenkins

Joan Faber

Vivian Curry

Ms. Martha