ALP Alumnus Kevin Michael Holzman received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in 2017, where he studied with Dr. Mark Scatterday. A Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellow and 2016 Recipient of the Walter Hagen Prize for Excellence in Conducting, Holzman has worked with professional ensembles including the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Holzman was most recently appointed Director of Wind Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Tiffany Ng is Assistant Professor of Carillon at the University of Michigan. She has premiered over forty acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, including collaborative audience-interactive performances and data sonification projects, throughout North America and Europe. She is an advocate for cultural and gender diversity in new music. An ALP Alum, Dr. Ng holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Eastman (2008, MM Organ Performance), and Yale.
Zachary Hammond (BM, Oboe, ’14) is the principal oboist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. Prior to joining the CSO, Zac joined Symphoria as principal oboe, while he was still a student of Richard Killmer at Eastman. Zac has performed with many other groups throughout the country including the Rochester Philharmonic, National Arts Centre Orchestra and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Ryan Gardner is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University and the NY and LA Artist Coordinator for Music for Autism. His students have achieved success at conferences and competitions at the international, national and regional levels. As a Bach performing artist, Dr. Gardner actively performs as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician and provides clinics internationally. Dr. Gardner received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2003 and is an Arts Leadership Program alum.
Chris Demetriou is obsessed with the intersection of acoustic and electronic sounds. A percussionist and performer, Chris is a founding member of The Kraken Quartet, a mass of drums and synthesizers that rides the line between contemporary chamber ensemble and indie rock band. Chris specializes in live-looping and sound manipulation, bringing these elements into his performance…
For years, Robert and Victoria Paterson (both Eastman alumni) envisioned starting a summer music festival. With the success of American Modern Ensemble, a thriving boutique record label now in its 13th season, and robust lives as musicians in New York City, Robert and Victoria decided it was time to expand their mission with a broad educational component that serves composers, singers, and instrumentalists world-wide.
The Mostly Modern Festival will launch its inaugural season in June of 2018.
Zachary Preucil is a current D.M.A. candidate in Cello Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his M.M. and Arts Leadership Certificate from Eastman in 2014 as a Pi Kappa Lambda inductee, and B.M. with honors from the New England Conservatory in 2012. He has been on the faculties of the Music Institute of Chicago, the Kanack School of Musical Artistry, and Music for Youth.
Pianist Evelyn Dias has performed in the United States, France, the Czech Republic and her native country of India. She has collaborated with flutist/composer Gary Schocker and British violinist Madeleine Mitchell among others. A former instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago’s Merit School of Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, she is currently involved with Child’s Play (India) Foundation
Jessica Wilkins is a multifaceted musician with a diverse performance and composition career. Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles, CA as an active freelance oboist, private lesson teacher and owner of JDW Sheet Music. She has also launched a unique storytelling program incorporating solo oboe music with children’s literature.
Scott Lykins received both bachelors and masters degrees in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Steven Doane and Alan Harris, respectively. He completed his master’s degree in 2011 with an ALP certificate. While a student, Scott founded the successful Lakes Area Music Festival. Over the years he has served as both Executive and Artistic Director of the organization, building it into a year-round performance and education organization serving over 10,000 annually.