Meet Our Fall/Spring 2020-21 Fellows
Spring 2020 Fellows
Fall 2019 Fellows
Vocalist Clover Austin's musical background is rooted in classical but draws from other genres ranging from opera, improvisation, to popular music. Clover is the co-founder of "Visible," a free improvising trio exploring music beyond the acoustic medium of their instruments through FX, extended techniques, and free improvisation. She recently received her B.M. from Lawrence University.
Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Mezzo-Soprano Linda Collazo at venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. She began her 2017/18 season as part of The Martina Arroyo Foundations Prelude to Performance Series’ presentation of Verdi’s Falstaff, and most recently held a fellowship as part of the Sarasota Opera's Apprentice Artist Program. Linda received her B.M. from the Aaron Copland School at Queens College.
Music Publishing, Songwriter
Tamar Daynim has worked in administrative roles at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as well as O Magazine; coordinating, managing, and communicating with multiple sectors in the music industry. She most recently accepted a position as "Creative Music Coordinator" at Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. Tamar received a dual B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, and in Jewish Law from The Jewish Theological Seminar, List College.
Jamie Klenetsky Fay
Vocalist and composer Jamie Klenetsky Fay is a long-time member of the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award-winning ensemble C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective. Using music as a medium, Jamie creates thought-provoking experiences for performers and audiences through her compositions centered around climate change, immigration, and gentrification.
Pianist Milou de Meji, bassist Zoe Markle, and vocalist Colver Austin are"Visible," a free improvising trio exploring music beyond the acoustic medium of their instruments through FX, extended techniques, and free improvisation. The trio formed in 2019 and is currently working on their debut album and have recently performed at The Draw and Harper Hall in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, recitalist, curator and improviser, specializing in contemporary classical repertoire. Trained as an operatic coloratura, Stephanie uses her voice as a mechanism of avant-garde performance art, creating “maniacal shifts of vocal production and character… like an icepick through the skull” (composer Jason Eckardt). Her work has been described as “mercurial” by I Care If You Listen, and she “sings so expressively and slowly with ever louder and higher-pitched voice, that the inclined listener [has] shivers down their back and tension flows into the last row." (Halberstadt.de)
Bassist Zoe Markle performs music ranging from classical, contemporary, to free improvisation. She is a current B.M. student at Lawrence University under the direction of Mark Urness, Matt Turner, Loren Dempster, and Bill Carrothers. Zoe is the co-founder of "Visible," a free improvising trio exploring music beyond the acoustic medium of their instruments through FX, extended techniques, and free improvisation.
Milou de Meij
Milou de Meij is a pianist, improviser, and singer-songwriter. She was recently awarded a 2019/20 Fulbright Scholarship to teach English and to lead a research project exploring folk music in Latvia. Milou is the co-founder of "Visible" a free improvising trio exploring music beyond the acoustic medium of their instruments through FX, extended techniques, and free improvisation. She recently received her B.M. from Lawrence University in Russian Studies and Music Performance.
Composer and vocalist Cassandra Venaglia frequently appears with the LA Composer's Collective and Cantori Singers in New York City. As a composer, her musical language incorporates spoken word, counterpoint, theatricality, improvisation, and micro-tonality. Her works have recently been performed at the CSFU New Music Festival, Art-Share LA, and The Great Lakes Chamber Festival. Cassandra received her M.M. from New York University's Steinhardt School of Music.
Drummer, Composer, Educator
NY-based drummer, composer, and educator Wen-Ting Wu is a multi-faceted artist with a background ranging from jazz and contemporary music to popular music. Most recently, she has appeared at venues and concert halls including Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, Terraza 7, Shrine, Silvana, Williamsburg Music Center, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theater, and Cafe Vivaldi.