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John Orfe

John Orfe

John Orfe's music has been performed worldwide. He has fulfilled commissions from the Sacrum Profanum Festival (Krakow, Poland), the Jedediah Foundation (MA), Illinois Wesleyan University, Choral Arts Ensemble (MN), Two Rivers Chorale ...read full profile >>

Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser (Ph.D. in Music, Integrative Studies, University of California, San Diego) is a music technologist, trumpet player, composer, conductor, and scholar. Classically trained as a trumpet player, Kaiser now views ...read full profile >>

Jordan Munson

Jordan Munson is a composer, performer, and multimedia artist. His work explores memory and our relationship to technology. Drawing from backgrounds in formal percussion performance training, improvisation, pop, and sound design, his... read full profile >>

Andrew Staupe

Pianist Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices in a new generation of pianists. Andrew has appeared as soloist with many of the top orchestras throughout the United States and in Europe, including the ...read full profile >>

Hannah Frey

Violinist Hannah Frey, originally from Clinton, South Carolina, is an active chamber and orchestral musician in St Louis, Missouri. She is first violinist of the Perseid Quartet, plays regularly with visiting shows at the Fox Theater, and ...read full profile >>

John Hennecken

With influences ranging from Mozart to M83, John Hennecken’s music fuses classical clarity of form and intricate counterpoint with modern approaches to tonality and timbre. His works have been performed in the United States, ...read full profile >>

Yi-Lan Niu

Yi-Lan Niu

Yi-Lan Niu started her music training at the age of four. She completed her masters degree in voice at the Eastman School of Music and her doctoral degree in vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout her academic ...read full profile >>

Daniel Zajicek

Daniel Zajicek is an American composer and artist, whose creative output has been described as both “significant” and “unsettling.” Works by Daniel include installation and video art, as ...read full profile >>