Xavier Beteta, composer/pianist

Born in Guatemala City, Xavier studied piano at the National Conservatory of Guatemala with Consuelo Medinilla. At age 18, he was awarded the first prize at the Augusto Ardenois National Piano Competition and third prize at the Rafael Alvarez Ovalle Composition Competition in Guatemala. He continued his piano studies in the United States with Argentinean […]

Matt Kubek, saxophonist/educator

Born in 1997 in Vladivostok, Russia, Aleksandr Romunchkin was adopted at a mere 6 months old and brought to America by his parents Steve and Deborah. Later, Romunchkin became a U.S citizen through adoption and his name was changed to Matt Kubek. Matt Kubek considers himself a Russian-American Saxophonist. Throughout his life, Matt has always […]

Ryan McGuire

Ryan McGuire is an emerging American composer based in the Chicago area. Though he is young, he has already exhibited the traits of a great composer in the making. From the age of 9, he has produced a body of works that are ever increasing in their sophistication and maturity. An admirer of Beethoven, Schubert, […]

Madeleine Wilmsen, flute

Madeleine Wilmsen is a performer and teacher based in the Chicago area. She recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Flute Performance where her principal teachers were Sarah Frisof and Michael Gordon. She was awarded placement in the University Honors Recital in 2016 and […]

Marc Mellits, composer

Composer Marc Mellits is one of the leading American composers of his generation, enjoying hundreds of performances throughout the world every year, making him one of the most performed living composers in the United States.  From Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, to prestigious music festivals in Europe and the US, Mellits’ music is a […]

Jane Heron, Founding Member and Supporter

In 2004, Lawrence Klevan and I became friends.  New music was a major common interest.  Lawrence was working for the Chicago Dance and Music Alliance and had come to know many of the new music ensembles.  He and I talked about the idea of creating a consortium of the performing groups, and we raised the question with several […]

Tim Corpus, composer

Tim Corpus is an internationally performed composer, sound designer, and arts administrator who calls Chicago home. Highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Federal Justica Cultural Center of Brazil, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, RHA Gallery in Ireland, and the Chicago Cultural Center. In addition to concerts, he has […]

Koeun Grace Lee, pianist

South Korean native Koeun Grace Lee is an avid performer, educator, and conference lecturer. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music in […]

Mark Nagy, saxophonist/composer

Mark Nagy is a Chicago-based saxophonist and composer. In addition, he designs, builds and performs using electronics. A project that he is currently involved in is the recording of the entire Cornelius Cardew Treatise with another electronic musician. Considering the magnitude of the score, 193 pages, it is an ambitious project. Their eventual goal is […]

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 […]