Chloe Liuyan Liu, Composer

Chloe Liuyan Liu is a composer who earned her Master of Music in Music Composition from Indiana University in May 2023, following her Bachelor of Music in Composition at Wheaton College in 2021. In 2019, she achieved recognition by winning both the Schultheis Composition Competition Award and the Josephine Halvorsen Memorial Composition Prize. Liu has […]

Pedja Kovačević, musicologist, music producer

Pedja Kovačević is a Serbian-born musicologist, concert producer, and music producer who founded the Soundologia platform. He has extensive experience in music education, music business, and audio production. As a musicologist and writer, Kovačević has published articles on music and presented studies at international conferences and forums in the U.S., Poland, Greece, and Serbia. His […]

Michael Chipchak, composer

Michael Chipchak (b. 1999) is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and student at Elmhurst University. He considers himself to be a contemporary-style composer, taking great influence from the Second Viennese School. He’s most inspired by composers including Claude Debussy, Anton Webern and Samuel Barber. He focuses most of his music on impressionistic, dissonant and pointillistic sounds.

Sarah Plum, violinist

Praised as “both an intrepid new music champion and a violin virtuoso” (textura music magazine), Sarah Plum has had a prolific career advocating for new music, commissioning composers and bringing contemporary music to a wider audience. Personal Noise, Plum’s recent CD release of new music for violin and electronics, has been lauded as “a fantastic […]

Daniel James Burke, composer-performer

Equally influenced by atonal modern classical, the ambient music of Brian Eno, the nuanced and free improvisation approach of AMM, the chamber pop of Burt Bacharach, and the industrial machinations of Throbbing Gristle, minimalists Reich and Glass, as well as jazz, rock, prog, & punk, Dan has been playing with sound since the early 80’s […]

Matthew Lucia, composer & cellist

Matthew is a Cellist/Composer hailing from Rochester New York. As a composer, he studied under Georg Friedrich Haas and Zosha DiCastri at Columbia University and Margaret Henry at the Eastman Community Music School. As a cellist, Matthew is a member of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra and is interested in doing community outreach with contemporary classical […]

Gwendolyn Boros, hornist

Gwendolyn Boros is a horn player from New Jersey/Maine studying horn performance and cognitive science at Northwestern University. She enjoys playing in Northwestern’s large ensembles as well as chamber groups like woodwind and brass quintets, horn quartets, and horn sextets. She is a student of Gail Williams and Jonathan Boen. Facebook

Kyle Orth, pianist

Hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), American pianist Kyle Orth possesses unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. He has distinguished himself globally as a captivating soloist and chamber musician, passionately reviving lesser-known works while offering intriguing interpretations of pieces within the standard repertoire. The Dallas Morning News praised his complete musicianship […]

Cacie Miller, pianist

New England pianist Cacie Miller began playing piano as a child, participating in recitals and competitions in the coastal Maine area, including Bay Chamber Concerts, Rossini Club and USM Honors Recitals. Her studies were shaped by Rebecca Penneys, Dolores Gadevsky and Robert Glover, with masterclasses by Richard Goode, Lorin Hollander, Réne Lecuona, John Milbauer, Joel […]

Kyle Flens, percussionist

Kyle Flens, (b.1991, Baltimore, MD), is a percussionist and drummer. Based in Chicago IL, he is a member of the chamber music collective Ensemble Dal Niente, one half of the Flannau Duo, and a collaborator with the interdisciplinary percussion group Beyond This Point. ​ Kyle enjoys performing experimental music. His mallet playing in ensemble work […]