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James Kochalka | Cartoonist

JAMES KOCHALKA is a cartoonist and songwriter from Burlington, VT. His comics have won four Ignatz Awards, the Harvey Award, and the Eisner Award. Notable works include the Johnny Boo book series for children and his daily diary comic strip American Elf. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.

Joseph Hallman

JOSEPH HALLMAN is a young composer based in Philadelphia who has worked with some of today’s most talented musicians and artists. Known for his generosity of collaboration and joy for composing, he is quickly becoming a noted name on concert programs both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching a studio of young composers, he has been invited to conduct master classes and […]

Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate

Sydney Lea | Poet

SYDNEY LEA is Poet Laureate of Vermont. His most recent collection of poems is Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems, from publishers Wipf and Stock. His 2011 collection is Young of the Year (Four Way Books). The University of Michigan Press recently issued A Hundred Himalayas, a sampling from his critical work over […]

Allen Shawn

ALLEN SHAWN (born 1948) grew up in New York City in a literary environment. His mother was a former journalist, and his father, William Shawn, was the editor of the New Yorker Magazine for thirty-five years. His older brother, Wallace Shawn, who eventually became a playwright and actor, was already writing puppet show texts for […]

composer alexandra fol

Alexandra Fol

The music of Alexandra Fol (McGill DMus, Princeton Theological Seminary CTh) has been performed by ensembles such as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony, the orkest de ereprijs, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the New Score Chamber Orchestra, the Trinity Wall Street Choir, the CYE ensemble, thingNY ensemble, among others. […]

composer damon ferrante

Damon Ferrante

Damon Ferrante is a Simkins Award-wining composer, guitarist, and music writer. He has had performances throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, most notably, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Guild Hall. Over the next year, he will be on tour in the US, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece for performances of his music. He has written […]

john mantegna

John Mantegna

As a composer, John Mantegna’s primary interests are music for small ensembles and experimental works for solo performers with live electronics, aiming to explore unique timbres and textures made possible by this medium.  His recent works include: Pandora’s Vox for soprano and live electronics, premiered in Lübeck, Germany at the Kyma International Sound Symposium, a […]

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz

As part of the post-Fluxus generation of independent artists, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz composes, writes about and advocates for nonpop. He has created more than a thousand works for orchestras, sound sculptures, soloists, chamber groups, electronics, theater, opera, installations, dancers, interactive media and performance events, as well as writing about music and multimedia arts. He devised the […]

Elena Ruehr

Elena Ruehr says of her music “the idea is that the surface be simple, the structure complex.” An award winning faculty member at MIT, she is also a Guggenheim Fellow and has been a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute and composer-in-residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which performed and recorded her major orchestral works […]

composer Thomas Read

Thomas L. Read

Thomas L. Read, composer and violinist, was born in 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He studied violin, composition and conducting at the Oberlin, New England, Mozarteum and Peabody Conservatories with such noted musicians as Andor Toth Sr., Richard Burgin, Bernhard Paumgartner, Leon Fleisher, and Benjamin Lees. As a violinist he has been a member of the […]

David Feurzeig

David Feurzeig’s music has been performed throughout the US and in New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. He was twice a featured guest at the International Composer’s Festival in Bangkok. His Songs of Love and Protest were premiered in Dresden’s fabled Semper Opera House for the city’s 800th jubilee in 2006. He has been awarded the […]

David Huddle | poet

David Huddle is from Ivanhoe, Virginia, and he’s lived in Vermont for 44 years. He’s taught at the University of Vermont, Hollins University, Middlebury College, Goddard College, Johnson State College, Radford University, Austin Peay State University, The University of Idaho, The Bread Loaf School of English, The Rainier Writing Workshop, and The Sewanee School of […]

Evan Premo

Double bassist and composer Evan Premo pursues a unique life path. As a member of Ensemble ACJW he has performed many concerts at Carnegie Hall and participated in residencies in Spain and Germany. Along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Evan premiered his own double concerto for violin and bass, “Simple Mysteries” inspired by the […]

Jorge Martin, Composer

Jorge Martín

Jorge Martín was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1959; his family settled in the U.S. in 1965. At age 4 he began piano lessons; he attended Yale College and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in music composition from Columbia University. He writes in all major genres: opera, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and solo works. Concert Artists […]

Composer Patricia Julien

Patricia Julien

Patricia Julien is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont, where she teaches courses in music theory and jazz composition and arranging. Before arriving at UVM, she taught at Skidmore College, George Washington University, and University of Maryland, College Park. She received the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Maryland, […]