Faculty

Composition

SHIH-HUI CHEN

Immigrating to the U.S. in her early twenties, Taiwanese-American composer Shih-Hui Chen is fascinated by the narratives at the intersection of identity, culture, and tradition. In her works, she seeks to cross boundaries between music and society, between the music of distinct cultures, and between music and other art forms. These influences inform her creative works. READ MORE

MARCELA PAVIA

Marcela Pavia was born in Argentina of Italian descent, and also maintains Italian citizenship. She studied composition at the National University of Rosario in Argentina with Dante Grela, Francisco Kröpfl, and Franco Donatoni. She also studied in Milan, Biella and Academy Chigi of Siena, studying with Georgy Ligeti, Ennio Morricone and Henri Pousseur. READ MORE

CARLOS SANCHEZ-GUTIERREZ

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez was born in Mexico City in 1964 and now lives in the New York tundra, where he is a Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music.  He has received many of the standard awards in the field (e.g. Barlow Prize, Guggenheim, Fulbright, Koussevitzky, Fromm, American Academy of Arts and Letters.) READ MORE

Music Technology

 

DENIS MARTIN,  audio engineer

Denis Martin is a course instructor, researcher, and audio engineer with diverse interests and expertise. He currently teaches courses in music production at McGill University.  His research interests include critical listening, technical ear training, perceptual evaluation of audio, and production techniques. READ MORE

Performance

TONY ARNOLD, soprano


Celebrated as a “luminary in the world of chamber music and art song” (Huffington Post), Tony Arnold is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording. READ MORE

LISA CELLA, flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A champion of contemporary music, Lis Cella is a full professor of music and department chair at UMBC, and a founding member of its faculty contemporary music ensemble, Ruckus. Lisa Cella performs throughout the United States and abroad. READ MORE

FELIX FAN, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felix Fan, is a rare talent in the world of contemporary music. Described by Gramophone as “particularly sublime”, he is one of the most acclaimed, renowned, and respected cellists performing today. READ MORE

MARK FEWER, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist – and then some. READ MORE

AIYUN HUANG, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002. READ MORE

THOMAS ROSENKRANZ, piano 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Rosenkranz has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo piano, chamber music and the art of improvisation. He has established himself as one of the most innovative pianists of his generation. READ MORE

JOSHUA RUBIN, clarinet

Joshua Nathan Rubin is a founding clarinetist, current board member, and served as the co-Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICEensemble) from 2014-2018, where he oversaw the creative direction of more than one hundred concerts per season in the United States and abroad. READ MORE

Staff

AIYUN HUANG, artistic director

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. READ MORE

NIKKI JOSHI, executive director

Nikki Joshi is a percussionist and arts administrator based in Boston, MA. She completed the 2018 Rebanks Family Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, ON. Nikki holds a Master’s Degree from McGill University, and a Bachelor’s Degree, Performer’s Certificate, and Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

NATHANAEL MAY, founder 

Inspired by the music of our time, pianist Nathanael May seeks to enlighten audiences around the world with innovative performances, initiatives, and outreach. READ MORE

CURTIS RUMRILL, web design

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. READ MORE