Mischa Zupko, composer, pianist

CELEBRATED FOR COMPOSITIONS THAT ARE EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED AND VISCERALLY-ENGAGING, COMPOSER MISCHA ZUPKO WRITES MUSIC THAT EXCITES BOTH MUSICIANS AND AUDIENCES. Working collaboratively with other great musical minds, his body of work is intensely virtuosic and bracing in its vision and scope. In the words of Chicago Tribune critic John von Rhein, Zupko’s piano concerto Fahrenheit was “…a powerhouse of the evening” and […]

Carmen-Helena Téllez, Conductor, Producer, Inter-Disciplinary Artist

Carmen Helena Téllez is a conductor who specializes in the interpretation of new music and in the conceptualization and production of multidisciplinary music projects. In her career spanning more than 25 years she has commissioned, premiered and recorded dozens of works for instrumental and choral ensembles, symphony orchestras and opera companies in the US and […]

Jonathan Hannau, composer/pianist

Jonathan Hannau is a Chicago-based composer and pianist interested in the surreal, abstract, and colorful possibilities of music. He actively embraces eclecticism and explores the concepts of narrative, drama, and stark expression while pushing them down the rabbit hole of timbre. Starting his musical career as a classically-trained pianist, his exposure to experimental and avant-garde […]

Michael Hall, viola

Michael Hall, viola, lives in Chicago and is an internationally recognized soloist, teacher, and thought leader. Described by the New Music Connoisseur as “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today as having “superb technique,” he has over 50 compositions written for him. In addition to his performance activities, Michael is a board member of the American […]

Phillip W. Serna, double bass/viola da gamba

Double bassist and violist da gamba Phillip W. Serna is an active and enthusiastic performer of contemporary, solo, orchestral, and chamber repertoires with a diversity of ensembles appearing with EChO – the Evanston Chamber Opera Company, Illinois Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, Musicians for Michiana, New Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Renovo String Orchestra, the Southwest […]

Michael Oldham, composer/pianist

Michael R. Oldham (b. 1989 Braidwood, IL) is a composer and pianist who weaves imagery, story, and imagination into his music, with influences spanning from indie art rock, french impressionism, film music, and surrealist Americana. Music In Segments, Michael’s newest experimental work written exclusively for Instagram looping video, is available to play now. He has […]

Isabelle Olivier, harpist/composer

Jazzwoman, Composer and Harpist with a strong musical personality and talent, Isabelle Olivier brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She recorded eight discs and a DVD of her personal work and traveled to 22 countries to present her musical creations. Since 5 years […]

Micah Clark, composer

Micah Clark graduated from Wheaton College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. While at Wheaton, he won the Presidential Scholarship in Music, Composition Competition Prize, the Josephine Halvorsen Composition Prize, the Chamber Music Competition, Best Original Score at the Wheaton College Film Festival, and was inducted into the Wheaton College Honor Society. […]

Cate Hummel, flute

Dr. Cate Hummel is one of the most sought after flute instructors in Chicagoland. Active in and around Naperville and the Fox Valley, her students have distinguished themselves as finalists and winners at ILMEA, in local competitions and in top local youth orchestras. Many have gone on to study flute performance and music education at […]

Leighann Daihl Ragusa, historical and modern flutes

Applauded for “some of the most spirited, stylish, and nuanced playing” (Chicago Classical Review) as well as her “invigoratingly fresh and perky interpretation” (Bachtrack), Leighann Daihl Ragusa, is an accomplished musician, performing on both historical and modern flutes. She has concertized throughout central Europe as well as the United States both as a soloist and as a collaborator […]