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 […]

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.

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 […]

Tabes Bridges, composer & baritone

Tabes Bridges is a Chicago-based composer and baritone whose music takes listeners on fantastic journeys of harmony, language, and color. A longtime choral singer, Tabes is obsessed with the interplay between words and music, and his long-term artistic goals include 1) pushing the limits of textual sources in choral music, and 2) expanding the boundaries […]

Myron Silberstein, composer

Composer Myron Silberstein (b. 1974) began his career as a pianist dedicated to bringing attention to composers whose work had fallen into obscurity. Immersion in the music of Vittorio Giannini, Nicolas Flagello, Ernest Bloch, and Paul Creston led to the development of his own compositional voice. Silberstein’s music is Romantic in outlook while making liberal […]

Megan DiGeorgio, composer

Megan DiGeorgio is a composer, violist, vocalist, educator, and arts administrator based Chicago, Illinois. As an artist, Megan believes in collaboration and community, rather than competition. She takes joy in creating and inspiring others to create. She most enjoys working in a spirit of genuine collaboration with other artists, musical and non-musical, and she strives […]

Han Guel Lee, pianist, composer, electronics

Han geul Lee is a multifaceted musician, known for his innovative approach to the piano as a composer, improviser, and instrument maker. He has explored a wide range of piano repertoire, from early baroque to premiere performances of new music and continues to explore theuntapped sonic capabilities of the piano with experimental techniques and electronics […]

Mark Snyder, composer & engineer

Mark Snyder is a drummer, tubist, video artist, composer, engineer, producer & teacher living in Chicago. Mark’s multimedia compositions have been described as “expansive, expressive, and extremely human.” As a producer, writer, engineer, and performer, his discography includes world, electroacoustic, pop, rock, classical, and country records. A two-time quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator of […]

Blair Boyd, composer

Blair Boyd is a Chicago-based composer whose highly energized compositions engage with physical movement and the perception of time. Her works have been performed throughout the U.S. and internationally including Cheltenham Music Festival (U.K.), impuls Festival (Austria), and HighScore New Music Festival (Italy), as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Dr. Boyd holds degrees […]