Ari H. Scott, cello & composition

Ari Hunter Scott is a cellist, composer, and improviser based in the Chicago area. She currently plays with ensembles in the Chicago area while pursuing a Master’s in Music Performance at DePaul University and composing as a freelancer. Scott’s practice as a cellist spans both orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. She is a member […]

Rebecca Gaspelin, soprano

Rebecca May Gaspelin, soprano, received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and her Master of Music degree at Loyola University in the studio of Luretta Bybee. She is currently in the piano studio of Joachim Polack  She has been heard singing with organizations such as the […]

Natasha Bogojević, composer & pianist

Natasha Bogojević is an award winning and internationally acclaimed composer and pianist. She is regarded as the creator of highly original, passionate and imaginative pieces. Her music is not possible to categorize; while deeply rooted in classical tradition she is constantly searching for different inspiration to create new, engaging and inventive scores. She is the […]

Pedram Diba, composer

Pedram Diba (b.1993) is an Iranian-American composer of acoustic, acousmatic, and mixed music residing in Chicago. Diba’s music and research has been showcased in festivals such as IRCAM Forum 2022, Festival Temporel 2021, NOVA Contemporary Meeting 2021, 4th Annual Research on Contemporary Music Conference, Concert Vivier InterUniversitaire 2020, New Music Gathering 2018, White Ibis Ensemble […]

Cameron Roberts, saxophonist & developer

Cameron is a musician and software developer living in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.Mus. in Saxophone Performance from Northwestern University and is currently a graduate student at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He has performed in solo and chamber recitals across the country, but his current primary artistic […]

Logan Rutledge, composer

Logan Rutledge is a composer of contemporary classical music that hails from Gainesville, Florida! Rutledge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied Composition with Marc Mellits, and a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Miami studying with Charles Norman Mason. Rutledge has also […]

Olivia Kieffer, composer/performer

Olivia Kieffer is a composer, percussionist, and educator. A native of Wisconsin, her music has been described as “immediately attractive,” “like a knife of light,” and “honest, to the point, and joyful!” Olivia is former adjunct music faculty at Reinhardt University (2009 – 2017), where she taught percussion and World Music. She studied percussion at […]

Ramin Roshandel, composer/performer

Ramin Roshandel’s compositional work is based around incorporating ‘experience’ as a fundamental concept through a non-experimental approach in performance. Considering phenomena such as instability, cultural identity, and communicational language on one hand, and being inspired by Persian music intervals as a setār (an Iranian instrument) player on the other, has led him to consider indeterminate, […]

Mason Spencer, violist

As a strong advocate for new music, and an experienced solo and small ensemble musician, Mason Spencer is dedicated to expanding the breadth of the classical canon through commissions and performance. His passion for musical variety has led to a collaborations with storytellers, singers, a variety of chamber and orchestral ensembles, and even a soloistic […]

Yang & Olivia Arts Foundation

Founded in January 2018, the Yang and Olivia Arts Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose aim is to provide a platform embracing diversity, equality and inclusion. The first years of activities focused on international cultural exchange between United States, China and Taiwan, particularly in the area of classical music. Since the pandemics, the foundation […]