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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

David S. Lefkowitz

Composer, music theorist, and professor David S. Lefkowitz was born in New York City, where as a child he studied clarinet, bassoon, and piano. He holds degrees in music composition from Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and The Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester. David S. Lefkowitz has won international acclaim, having works performed in […]

Peter Hamlin

Peter Hamlin began his career as a broadcaster, working in San Diego and Iowa as a radio host/producer. He also hosted various programs on Iowa Public Television for many years. After receiving a doctorate in composition at the Eastman School of Music, Hamlin taught composition, electronic music and music theory at St. Olaf College for […]

Laura Piperno Koplewitz

Laura Piperno Koplewitz was born in Washington State, and raised in Vermont, and now lives in South Burlington with time in New York. She teaches at Stony Brook University. She studied composition privately with Joan Tower and Stefania de Kennessey. Among other honors, she was selected for master classes in composition with Pulitzer-prize winning composer […]

Michael Close

Michael Close is a composer, cellist, and teacher living in Worcester, VT.   He graduated from Bennington College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in music composition and a master of arts in education.  He has been a composer-mentor with Music-COMP since 2004, a program which encourages and supports students in composing and arranging music. He […]

Andrew Massey

Andrew Massey has sustained a prominent position in the life of American orchestras, conducting and composing, for more than three decades. Born in England, he moved to the USA as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, also holding positions as Associate Conductor of The San Francisco Symphony and the New Orleans Symphony, and Resident Conductor […]

Ellen Bryant Voigt | Poet

Ellen Bryant Voigt grew up in Virginia, lives in Vermont, and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.  She has published eight volumes of poetry, including Kyrie (W.W. Norton, 1995), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; Shadow of Heaven (W.W. Norton, 2002), a National Book Award finalist; […]

Tom Cleary

As a pianist Tom Cleary has long-term performing associations with artists including Ellen Powell, James Harvey, Ray Vega and Rick Davies, and has accompanied artists including Lester Bowie, Bill Frisell, Chris Vidala and Pete Yellin.  Since 2008 he has performed on a number of national tours as keyboardist and vocalist in a band led by […]