DMA Students & Alumni

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Henrique Batista (percussion)

MM-James Madison University
BM-Conservatório Brasileiro de Música

Kalindi Bellach

Kalindi Bellach (viola)

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

MM-Pennsylvania State University
BM-New England Conservatory

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Curtis Biggs (trombone)

MM-Yale University
BM-Brigham Young University

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Jonathan Britt (trumpet)

Principal Trumpet-Lima Symphony

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

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Ariel Magno da Costa (piano)

MM-Central Michigan University
BM-Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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Kenneth Cox (flute)

MM-University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
BM-University of South Carolina

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Shelly Du (harp)

Artist Diploma-Cleveland Institute of Music
MM-
Cleveland Institute of Music
BM-Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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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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Humay Gasimzade (piano)

MM-Manhattan School of Music
Postgraduate Diploma-Stavanger University, Norway
MM-Grieg Academy, Norway
BM-Baku Music Academy (Azerbaijan)

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Joshua Heaney (saxophone)

Assistant to the Program Director-Snow Pond Music Festival

Artist Certificate-Georgia State University
MM-Georgia State University
BME-Susquehanna University


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Gunnar Hirthe (clarinet)

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet-College of Wooster

MM-The Ohio State University
BM-University of Kentucky 
Further Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music

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Anat Zapateado Kardontchik

MM-Carnegie Mellon
BM-Eastman School of Music




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Otavio Manzano Kavakama (cello)

MM-Bowling Green State University
BM-University of Southern Mississippi

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Garrett Krohn (horn)

Acting Principal Horn-Adrian Symphony
Adjunct Instructor-Defiance College

MM-Bowling Green State University
BM-Messiah College

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Mickey Miller (Soprano)

MM-Louisiana State University
BM-University of Missouri - Columbia

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Octavian Moldovean (flute)

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

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Chris Murphy (saxophone)

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

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Jonathan Taylor de Oliveira (piano)

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

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Alex Popovici (conducting)

MM-Kent State University
BA-Kent State University

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Hsin Hou Richard Sun (cello)

MM-Bard College Longy School of Music
BM-Universeity of Miami Frost School of Music

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Stephanie Titus (piano)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music-Bluffton University

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

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Hila Zamir (clarinet)

Principal Clarinet-Lima Symphony

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

 

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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)
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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)

Saxophone Lecturer and Director of Athletic Bands-Wayne 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
OneBeat 2018 Fellow

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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Aaron Hynds (tuba)

Lecturer of Music Business and New Media-University of Kentucky

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Katherine Kilburn (conducting)

Interim Director of Orchestras-Cornell University

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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Hillary LaBonte (soprano)

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

New Voices Essay Contest First Place Winner

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Jeff Manchur (piano)

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’
 
 
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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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Zachary Nyce (piano)

Minister of Music-Faith United Church
Piano and Voice Faculty-5th Music Studio
Katz 22

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Elizabeth Pearse (soprano)

Lecturer of Music-University of Wisconson Eau-Claire
Adjunct Instructor of Voice-
Winoa State University
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Damselfly Trio

DMA Document: “BECAUSE THERE IS NO BASIS FOR COMPARISON”: THE SELF-ACCOMPANYING SINGER AND ROGER REYNOLDS’ SKETCHBOOK FOR THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
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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)

Vice-Dean of Research/
Director of the Music and Transdisciplinary Research Center-
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
Principal Clarinet-Gateway Chamber Orchestra
Clarinet-Nashville Scoring Orchestra
Substitute Clarinet- Nashville Symphony
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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Cory Ryan (composition)

DMA Document: FOUND COMPOSITION: ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND ITS IMPACT ON COMPOSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN MUSIC EMPLOYING ELECTRONICS
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Michiko Saiki (piano)

Freelance pianist/artist- Leipzig, Germany
(con)temporary (in)sights
YouTube Performance

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

Senior 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
Head of Institute Database Management-Institute for Composer Diversity

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 Topics in Music Theory
Department Chair of Music Composition-
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)

Assistant Professor of Saxophone- Tennessee Tech University
mattyounglove.com
Assembly Quartet

DMA Document: THE SAXOPHONE MUSIC OF ALEX MINCEK AND ERIC WUBBELS: USES OF FORM, REPETITION, AND EXTENDED TECHNIQUE
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Nicholas Zoulek (saxophone)

Sole Proprietor-NZ Media