Fall 2020 Fellows

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Erica Ball

Composer, Arts Administrator

Current: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Erika Banks-Alvarez

Vocalist and Educator

Current: Freehold, NJ, USA

Hometown: Flint, MI, USA

Melissa Cheng

Flutist, Educator, Arts Administrator

Current: New Yok, NY, USA

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

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Chelsea Czuchra

Flutist

Current: Basel, Switzerland

Hometown: Bayboro, NC, USA

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Camielle De Beus

Composer, Musician

Current: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA, USA

Eva Ding

Flutist

Current: New York, NY, USA

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

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Simona Donova

Concert Flutist, Educator, Speaker

Current: Varna, Bulgaria

Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria

Danika Fernandez

Soprano, Educator

Current: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Hometown: Hayward, CA, USA

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Anne Goldberg

Composer, Pianist

Current: Boston, MA, USA

Hometown: Rehoboth, MA, USA

Rose Hegele

New Music Vocalist

Current: Boston, MA, USA

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Michelle Hromin

Clarinetist, Educator

Current: Westbury, NY, USA

Hometown: Westbury, NY, USA

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Molly Jones

Composer, Improviser

Current: Chicago, IL, USA

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Elizaveta Kozlova

Soprano

Current: Moscow, Russia

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

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Rebecca Luppe

Pianist, Educator

Current: Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Nnenna Ogwo

Pianist

Current: New York, NY, USA

Hometown: MD, USA

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Octawia Pączkowska

Composer

Current: Kraków, Poland

Hometown: Kraków, Poland

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Mansi Shah

Flautist, Data Scientist

Current: Cary, NC, USA

Hometown: Cary, NC, USA

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Lindi Msweli

Performer, Vocalist

Current: Ridgewood, New York, USA

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Basia Thomas

Pianist

Current: Montclair, NJ, USA

Hometown: Memphis, TN, USA

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Audrey Vardanega

Pianist, Educator, & Artistic Director

Current: New York, NY, USA

Hometown: Berkeley, CA, USA

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Jackie Traish

Flutist, Ukulele, Vocalist, Educator

Current: New York, NY, USA

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC, USA

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Melissa Cheng

Flutist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

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Linda Collazo

Mezzo-Soprano

Current: Bronx, New York 

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Dana David Saba

Pianist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Eva Ding

Flutist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

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Simona Donova

Flutist

Current: Varna, Bulgaria 

Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria

Nathalie Escudero

Vocalist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Queens, NY

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Kari Frances

Vocalist, Conductor

Current: New York, NY

Cindy Giron

Composer, Performer, Educator

Current: Boston, MA

Hometown: Belmont, MA

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Anne Goldberg

Composer, Pianist

Current: Boston, MA

Hometown: Rehoboth, MA

Fall 2019 Fellows

Spring 2020 Fellows

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Melissa Cheng

Flutist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

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Linda Collazo

Mezzo-Soprano

Current: Bronx, New York 

Hometown: Bronx, New York

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Dana David Saba

Bassist, Pianist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Eva Ding

Flutist

Current: New York, NY, USA

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

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Simona Donova

Flutist

Current: Varna, Bulgaria 

Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria

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Nathalie Escudero

Vocalist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Queens, NY

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Hillai Govreen Segal

Clarinetists, Saxophone, Composer

Current: Brooklyn, NY

Hometown: Hod Hasharon, Israel

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Sarah Jane Hargis

Flutist

Current: Austin, TX

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Nnenna Ogwo

Pianist

Current: New York, NY

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Rebecca Steinberg

Trumpeter

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Litchfield, CT

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Kathryn Sloat

Harpist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Delmar, NY

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Basia Thomas

Pianist

Current: Montclair, NJ

Hometown: Memphis, TN

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Audrey Vardanega

Pianist, Educator, & Artistic Director

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

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Amy Wang

Clarinetist

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Wen-Ting Wu

Drummer, Composer

Current: New York, NY 

Hometown: Taiwan

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Anne Goldberg

Composer, Pianist

Current: Boston, MA

Hometown: Rehoboth, MA

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Stephanie Lamprea

Soprano

Current: Boston, MA

Hometown: New York, NY

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Sarah Rossy

Composer, Vocalist

Current: Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Rebecca Steinberg

Trumpeter

Current: New York, NY

Hometown: Litchfield, CT

Wen-Ting Wu

Drummer, Composer

Current: New York, NY 

Hometown: Taiwan

Spring 2019 Fellows

Vocalist, Composer

Clover Austin

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.

Mezzo-soprano

Linda Collazo

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.

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Music Publishing, Songwriter

Tamar Dayanim

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.

Vocalist, Composer

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.

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Trio

Visible

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.

Stephanie Lamprea

Soprano

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)

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Zoe Markle

Bassist

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

Pianist

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.

Cassandra 

Venaglia

Composer, Vocalist

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.

Wen-Ting Wu

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.

 

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