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 […]

Naperville Chamber Players

With a concert series based in the western suburbs of Chicago combining the mixed ensemble traditions of the flute and cello, Naperville Chamber Players engages guest artists from across the artistic spectrum in dynamic collaborations. Artistic Directors Marie Bennett and Dorothy Deen have both been performing professionally as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral musicians in […]

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 […]

Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet

Jennifer’s commitment to engaging audiences through the performance of 21stcentury chamber music, sends her to world-renowned venues across the country including Bennet Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion, the San Francisco Center for New Music, National Sawdust and Miller Theatre in New York. A solo competition prize winner of the Chicago Musicians’ Club of […]

Steven Rice, composer/vocalist/electronics

Described as “evocative” (Resonance) and “surreal” music “to bewilder, amuse, and provoke” (Epoch Times), the works of composer Steven Rice have won great acclaim and inspired intense debate. His music has been championed internationally by soloists and ensembles such as the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra (Marin Alsop, director), the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Brave New Works, the […]

The Chicago Ensemble

For more than 40 years, The Chicago Ensemble has brought a fascinating array of chamber works to Chicago audiences. Offering an innovative mix of familiar masterworks and lesser-known repertoire, performed in varied combinations of instruments and voice, The Chicago Ensemble occupies a unique place in Chicago’s cultural life. Outstanding musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, […]

Chicago Fringe Opera

Chicago Fringe Opera is dedicated to presenting innovative vocal works with an emphasis in the new and contemporary styles, engaging with the Chicago community through intimate and immersive performance experiences, and fostering and empowering local artists. Our Vision: Chicago Fringe Opera is on the forefront of producing dynamic contemporary vocal works in the city of […]