DMA Students & Alumni

Batista-Henrique

Henrique Batista (percussion)

MM - James Madison University
BM - Conservatório Brasileiro de Música

Kalindi Bellach

Kalindi Bellach (viola)

MM - Pennsylvania State University
BM - New England Conservatory

Box Office Manager/Program Annotator-Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Subsitute Viola-Adrian Symphony Orchestra
Principal Viola-Lima Symphony Orchestra

 

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Curtis Biggs (trombone)

MM - Yale University
BM -  Brigham Young University

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Jonathan Britt (trumpet)

MM - Bowling Green State University
BM - University of South Carolina

Principal Trumpet- Lima Symphony

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Conrad Chu (conducting)

MM – Mannes College of Music
BS – Yale University
Assistant Conductor, Gotham Chamber Opera
Guest Conductor, American Opera Projects
Assistant Music Director, New York Opera Exchange
Music Director, Long Island Consort

 

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Ariel Magno da Costa (piano)


M.M. Central Michigan University
B.M.  Colégio Objetivo São José dos Campos

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Kenneth Cox (flute)


M.M. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
B.M.  University of South Carolina

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Derek Emch (clarinet)

MM - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
BM - Youngstown State University

 

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Nick Fox (percussion)

MM - Northern Illinois University
BM - University of Wisconsin Whitewater

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Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia (conducting)

MM - Conservatory-College of Music, Cincinnati
MM - Bard College
Performance Diploma - University Alcala de Henares
BM - Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Murcia

 

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Aaron Hynds (tuba)

MM - University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA - University of Northern Iowa

Sound Production Coordinator-University of Nebraska-Kearney

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Gunnar Hirthe (clarinet)

MM – The Ohio State University
BM – University of Kentucky 
Further Studies – The Cleveland Institute of Music

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet-College of Wooster

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Anat Zapateado Kardontchik

MM – Carnegie Mellon
BM – Eastman School of Music




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Garrett Krohn (horn)

MM -Bowling Green State University
BM - Messiah College
Acting Principal Horn- Adrian Symphony
Adjunct Instructor- Defiance College

 

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Hillary LaBonte (soprano)

MM - Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
BM - Baldwin Wallace University

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Octavian Moldovean (flute)

MM - Bowling Green State University 
BM - National Music University, Romania

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Chris Murphy (saxophone)

MM - Bowling Green State University
BM - University of South Carolina
Adjunct Instructor- Wayne State University

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Zachary Nyce (piano)

MM - Bowling Green State University Piano Performance
BM - Susquehanna University Piano Performance

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Jonathan Taylor de Oliveira (piano)

MM - Universidade Federal de Goiás
BM - Universidade Federal de Goiás

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Elizabeth Pearse (soprano)

MM – Indiana University
BM – Indiana University

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

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Alex Popovici (conducting)

MM - Kent State University
BA - Kent State University

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Stephanie Titus (piano)

MM and MA - Eastman School of Music 
BM - University of South Carolina

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music-Bluffton University

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Hila Zamir (clarinet)

Professional Studies Diploma - Brooklyn College
MM - Manhattan School of Music
BM - Tel Aviv University

 

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Nicholas Zoulek (saxophone)

MM - Bowling Green State University
CEM - Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt
BM - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Adjunct Instructor- Owens Community College

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DMA Document: INGRESSIVE PHONATION IN CONTEMPORARY VOCAL MUSIC
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Hong-Da Chin (composition)

Assistant Professor of Theory/Composition-Western Illinois University, Fall 2018

DMA Document: THE MUSIC OF MARC BATTIER, KEE YONG CHONG AND GENE COLEMAN: COMPOSITIONS FOR TRADITIONAL ASIAN INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRONICS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
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Mark Cook (percussion)

Adjunct Instructor- Bluffton University

DMA Document: TELEMATIC MUSIC: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEDIUM AND CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO PERFORMANCE

 

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Noa Even (saxophone)

Assistant Professor of Music-Kent State University
Co-Founder and Executive Director-Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP)
Member-Ogni Suono
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www.uncommonsoundcle.com

DMA Document: EXAMINING FRANÇOIS ROSSÉ’S JAPANESE-INFLUENCED CHAMBER MUSIC WITH SAXOPHONE: HYBRIDITY, ORALITY, AND PRIMITIVISM AS A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
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James Fusik (saxophone)

Instructor of Saxophone-Austin Peay State University

DMA Document: THE THEATRICAL SAXOPHONE: VISUAL AND NARRATIVE ELEMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY SAXOPHONE MUSIC 
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Ioana Galu (violin)

Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola-University of South Dakota
Member-Rawlins Piano Trio

DMA Document: THE SOLO VIOLIN WORKS OF SAMUEL ADLER, CHEN YI, AND SHULAMIT RAN: A PERFORMER’S PERSPECTIVE 
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Yen-Lin Goh (piano)

Senior Lecturer of Piano- Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Graduate Coordinator- Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
International Coordinator/Pianist-Ge Gan-ru Ensemble
Youtube Channel

DMA Document: REIMAGINING THE STORY OF LU YOU AND TANG WAN: GE GAN-RU'S WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! AND HARD, HARD, HARD!
 
 
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Jeffrey Heisler (saxophone)

Associate Professor of Saxophone-Oakland University
Assembly Quartet

DMA Document: ANATOMY AND EVOLUTION OF MORTON SUBOTNICK’S IN TWO WORLDS FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE AND INTERACTIVE COMPUTER
 
 
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Isabelle Huang (percussion)

Freelance Percussionist

DMA Document: A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRADITIONAL PEKING OPERA AND CONTEMPORARY WESTERN PERCUSSION MUSIC IN MU KUEI-YIN IN PERCUSSION BY CHIEN-HUI HUNG
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Cory Kasprzyk (composition)

Director of Student Services-Bloomingdale School of Music

DMA Document: FOUND COMPOSITION: ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND ITS IMPACT ON COMPOSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN MUSIC EMPLOYING ELECTRONICS
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Katherine Kilburn (conducting)

Freelance Conductor- Ithica, NY

DMA Document: PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES TO CONDUCTING GESTURE IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
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Yeji Kim (flute)

Instructor-Mokwon University and Kwandong University
Principal Flute-Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra
Founding member-Contemporary Ensemble Trois C

DMA Document: HYBRIDITY IN FLUTE MUSIC OF FOUR CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS
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Jose Augusto Duarte Lacerda (percussion)

Professor of Percussion-Federal University of Mato Grosso (Brazil)
Youtube

DMA Document: SELF-ACTUALIZATION: TRANSCENDENTALIST DISCOURSE IN THE WORK OF STUART SAUNDERS SMITH
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Karl Larson (piano)

Brooklyn-based Freelance Pianist (chamber, collaborative, solo)
Co-Founder and PianistBearthoven
Co-Founder and NYC CuratorPermutations
Company Manager, Bang on a Can Summer Institute
Karl Larson and Ashley Bathgate EXCELcast: Making New Music in the Jungle
www.mf-cp.org
Youtube

DMA Document: THE SOLO PIANO MUSIC OF DAVID LANG
 
 
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Jeffrey Manchur (piano)

Adjunct Instructor-Bowling Green State University
Suzuki Piano Faculty-
Toledo Symphony School of Music

DMA Document: BUT WHY IS IT SO LONG?: ESCHATOLOGY AND TIME PERCEPTION AS AN INTERPRETATION OF MORTON FELDMAN’S ‘FOR PHILIP GUSTON’
 
 
Symphony Orchestra Director Octavio Más-Arocas

Octavio Mas-Arocas (conducting)

Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies-Ithaca College

DMA Document: FEARLESS PROGRAMMING: INVIGORATING THE AMERICAN ORCHESTRAL TRADITION THROUGH NEW MUSIC

 

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Olman Piedra (percussion)

Associate Professor of Percussion/Jazz-University of Toledo

DMA Document: CREATIVE MUSICAL IMPROVISATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND FORMATION OF NEXUS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
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Mihai Popean (composition)

Assistant Professor-West University of Timisoara (Romania)

DMA Document: THE STILLNESS OF THE SILENT SOUND: A TANTRIC ANALYSIS OF KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN'S AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN
 
 
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Spencer Prewitt (clarinet)

Assistant Professor of Clarinet-Austin Peay State University
Clarinet Faculty-Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

DMA Document: A COMPARISON OF TEACHER-GUIDED INSTRUCTION AND SELF-GUIDED STUDENT PRACTICE STRATEGIES
 
 
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Michiko Saiki (piano)

Freelance pianist/artist- Leipzig, Germany
YouTube Performance

DMA Document: THE VOCALIZING PIANIST EMBODYING GENDERED PERFORMANCE
 
 
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Andrew Smith (composition)

Adjunct Instructor-State University of New York at Fredonia
Instructor of Music Theory/Composition-Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Co-owner-ADJ•ective New Music, LLC

DMA Document: CONTINUITY, MOTION, AND ENERGY THROUGH THE SPECTRUM: AN ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPE LEROUX’S UN LIEU VERDOYANT - HOMMAGE À GÉRARD GRISEY
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Timothy Stulman (composition)

Course Director of Musical Arrangement-Full Sail University

DMA Document: A CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF CHEN YI'S SI JI (FOUR SEASONS) FOR ORCHESTRA
 
 
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I-Chen Yeh (piano)

Applied Instructor-Oakland University
Adjunct Instructor-Bowling Green State University

DMA Document: THE PIANO ETUDES OF DAVID RAKOWSKI
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Matthew Younglove (saxophone)

Lecturer of Saxophone/Athletic Bands- Wayne State University
Woodwind Area Coordinator- Wayne State University
Assembly Quartet

DMA Document: THE SAXOPHONE MUSIC OF ALEX MINCEK AND ERIC WUBBELS: USES OF FORM, REPETITION, AND EXTENDED TECHNIQUE