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Shuying Li believes that music has the innate power to promote cultural diversity by connecting people through universally human passions and values. This belief has led to widespread interest and performances by Seattle Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Argus Quartet, Orkest de ereprijs (Netherlands), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (Finland), ICon Arts Ensemble (Romania), Cecilia Quartet (Canada), Opera From Scratch (Canada), and Donald Sinta Quartet, among others. Li holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Hartt School, and serves as a research faculty member at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. As of Fall 2020, she is a member of the faculty at Gonzaga University as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory.

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Erika Boysen

Through an accomplished career as speaker, solo performer, chamber musician, and pedagogue, flutist Erika Boysen is among classical music and interdisciplinary performance’s leading innovators. She has been invited to perform in recitals, teach masterclasses, and lead creative workshops in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. Based in North Carolina, she serves on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. erikaboysen.com

 

 

Joshua Anderson

Dr. Joshua Anderson is an active orchestral and chamber musician and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. He holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the Reno Philharmonic and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As an educator, Anderson serves on the artist faculty of the Lake Tahoe Music Camp, the Qingdao Jimo Ancient City Music Festival, and is assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Christina Adams

US violinist Christina Adams appears frequently as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has collaborated with leading artists from around the country, including New York Philharmonic principals Frank Huang, Michelle Kim, Cynthia Phelps, and Carter Brey, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Adams currently holds the Froehlich Family Violin Chair in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and is the artistic director of If Music Be the Food...Lansing. She also maintains a private studio, and spends summers in Italy as the Assistant Director of Strings and Chamber Music at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival. Adams holds degrees from the University of South Florida, Boston University, and a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan.

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Heewon Uhm

Heewon Uhm is a Korean violinist, artist, and teacher. Her dual interest in chamber music and orchestra has led to performances in major music festivals including Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. She was also invited to perform in the Elgar Symposium, and she played in the BBC Proms as the violinist for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program. As a teacher, Uhm engages young students through mentorship programs. She has worked as a mentor in Korean newspapers and will return to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a member of the faculty. Uhm studied at the Korea National University of Arts, Yale School of Music, and finished her Doctoral Study at the University of Michigan. She joined Toledo Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Principal Second Violinist in 2019.

 

Horacio Contreras

Venezuelan cellist Horacio Contreras has gained esteem through a multifaceted career as a concert cellist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and researcher. He has collaborated with prestigious institutions across the Americas and Europe as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and master class clinician. His pedagogic book Exercises for the Cello in Various Combinations of Double-Stops has received recognition as a significant contribution to the instrument’s literature. He is also the coauthor of The Sphinx Catalog of Latin-American Cello Works, a comprehensive database with information about works written by Latin American composers. Contreras serves on the faculty of Lawrence University and the Music Institute of Chicago, and is a member of Four Corners Ensemble and the Reverón Piano Trio. horaciocontreras.com

 

 

 

Jeremy Crosmer

Jeremy Crosmer is a remarkable young artist, both as a cellist and a composer. He completed multiple graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in cello, composition, and theory pedagogy, and received his D.M.A. in 2012 at age 24. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the Assistant Principal Cellist in the Grand Rapids Symphony, and joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in May 2017. He is the composer and arranger for the GRS Music for Health Initiative, which pairs symphonic musicians with music therapists to bring classical music to hospitals. Crosmer is a founding member of the modern music ensemble Latitude 49, and a current member of the band ESME, a pop-classical mash-up duo that released its first album in December of 2016. Crosmer was awarded the prestigious Theodore Presser Graduate Music Award to publish, record, and perform his Crosmer-Popper duets. Crosmer has taught music theory, precalculus, and cello at universities across Michigan.

 

Annie Jeng

Annie Jeng enjoys a diverse career as an internationally active performer, educator, and arts entrepreneur. Some notable performances include Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Ann Arbor Symphony and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. In the summer, she is the Assistant Director of Piano at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. Jeng has a strong affinity for contemporary music and collaborating with living composers. She is currently working on an anthology of commissioned pieces by female composers that introduces contemporary skills to intermediate-level pianists. She received her D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Logan Skelton and John Ellis. Jeng teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as Assistant Professor of Piano and Pedagogy. anniejeng.com

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