Faculty

Composition

LUCA CORI – Interim Director of Composition

Luca Cori studied composition at the Conservatory of Milano obtaining the summa cum laude diploma in 1992; during the same period he studied with Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, and Gérard Grisey in Milan, Rome, and Siena. READ MORE

ANN CLEARE – Irish Artist in Residence

Ann Cleare is an Irish composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design. READ MORE

JASON ECKARDT – Composer-in-Residence

Jason Eckardt played guitar in jazz and metal bands until, upon first hearing the music of Webern, he immediately devoted himself to composition. READ MORE

SHAWN JAEGER – Composer Fellow

Composer Shawn Jaeger’s music often draws inspiration from Appalachian folksong. READ MORE

MARCELA PAVIA– On Leave 2018

Marcela Pavia received her Masters in Composition at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina), and also in Electronic Music at the Milan Conservatory. READ MORE

Ensemble-in-Residence

FLUX Quartet

The FLUX Quartet, “one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” (Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle) “who has brought a new renaissance to quartet music” (Kyle Gann, The Village Voice), has performed to rave reviews in venues of all sorts, from Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kennedy Center, to influential art institutions such as EMPAC, The Kitchen, and the Walker Art Center, to international music festivals in Australia, Europe, and the Americas. READ MORE

Performance

TONY ARNOLD, soprano – On Leave 2018

Soprano Tony Arnold is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music. READ MORE

LISA CELLA, flute

A champion of contemporary music and Associate Professor at UMBC, Lisa Cella performs throughout the United States and abroad. READ MORE

LUCY DHEGRAE, voice

Vocal versatility and an omnivorous curiosity” (New York Times) are the hallmarks of Lucy Dhegrae, a passionate vocalist whose flexible technique fits a variety of styles. READ MORE

FELIX FAN, cello

Felix Fan’s versatility has made him one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. 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

DIETER HENNINGS, guitar

Dieter Hennings is director of guitar studies at the University of Kentucky. READ MORE

MATILDA HOFMAN, conductor

Matilda Hofman conducts regularly in Europe and elsewhere. READ MORE

AIYUN HUANG, percussion

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

THOMAS ROSENKRANZ, piano

Hailed as “One of the best new music performers around” (American Record Guide), Thomas Rosenkranz enjoys a musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist teacher. READ MORE

WENDY YATES, viola

Wendy Yates holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature and a minor in conducting from the Eastman School of Music where she also received her Masters in Music. READ MORE

Staff

NATHANAEL MAY, founder and artistic director

As a festival producer, concert organizer, recording artist, consultant, educator, and pianist, Nathanael May seeks to open doors for musicians in today’s competitive marketplace. READ MORE

CURTIS RUMRILL, web design

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