2023 Chamber Music America Conference Program Book

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Connect Transform Inspire

January 5–8, 2023
Annual Conference
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DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 2023 Chamber Music America National Conference Ensemble Showcase
3 Conference Schedule Message from the Conference Chair Keynote Speaker Saturday Night Soirée:
of Things Awards Ceremony Luncheon General Information Career Coaching Hospitality Events & Services Concert: New Music from CMA Showcase Schedule at a Glance Conference Agenda 2023 Conference Speakers Exhibitors Hotel Floor Plans CMA Board of Directors Conference Chair, CMA Staff, and Consultants Conference Sponsors 5 7 9 11 12 16 19 20 22 24 29 45 47 49 52 53 54 Contents
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January 26 – 28, 2023 Marriott at the Detroit Renaissance Center

The largest and longest-standing convening dedicated to diversity and inclusion in classical music will welcome hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, educators, funders, diversity advocates, and administrators to Detroit! With over 30 sessions designed to inspire and ignite action and spark collaboration, the participation of more than 90 speakers, keynote addresses by luminaries and trailblazers, and much more: you won’t want to miss this transformative experience!

To prevent barriers to access, while SphinxConnect 2023 will take place in person, many sessions will be live-streamed through our online platform for attendees who wish to attend virtually.

Registration for in-person attendance closes on Monday, January 23rd!

Visit SphinxConnect.org for more information and to register today!



2:00 PM 3:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM


6:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Registration Open BIPOC Reception Orientation

Opening Night Reception Sponsored by BMI


8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM


6:00 PM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM 12:45 PM 5:15 PM 10:00 PM

Registration Open Opening Keynote: Giancarlo Esposito Exhibits Open Networking Luncheon* Sessions Ensemble Showcases (Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY)


9:00 AM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

--9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM

6:00 PM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:45 PM 9:00 PM

Registration Open Ensemble Showcases (Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY) Exhibits Open Sessions Saturday Night Soirée*



12:00 PM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

Registration Open Exhibitor / Presenter Breakfast Meet & Greet Young Professional Wrap Up Exhibitor Breakdown

2023 Awards Ceremony Luncheon* (Honoring Lucy Shelton and Ronnie Malley) Dessert Reception New Music from CMA Concert

*Ticketed Events

Note: Schedule subject to change. All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Icarus in Flight

Composed by Richard Festinger

A powerful opportunity to engage your audience on the most critical issue of our time: Climate


Icarus in Flight takes listeners on a compelling musical journey from the past into the future to explore human drivers of climate change, and what the future might hold. The award-winning Telegraph Quartet performed Icarus at its 2018 premiere.

To create this composition, renowned composer Richard Festinger worked with leading climate scientists, in collaboration with The ClimateMusic Project, whose mission is to connect audiences to climate science and action through the emotional power of music.

Icarus in Flight is chamber music for our time, and offers the opportunity to present audiences with a unique experience that is as musically engaging as it is relevant for everyone.

Telegraph Quartet performs Icarus in Flight, 2021

For more information and inquiries: The ClimateMusic Project ClimateMusic.org | info@climatemusic.org | +1-415-753-5515

Telegraph Quartet management, Jensen Artists: https://www. jensenartists.com/contact

Icarus In Flight

Photo Credit: Tim Guydish

Jennie Oh Brown

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2022 Chamber Music America Conference!

I’m thrilled to serve as program chair as we all return for an in-person conference together. While we’re still cautious, we want to welcome everyone back and encourage networking face-to-face. This year’s conference is an opportunity to . . .

Be challenged: You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear keynote speaker, film, television, and stage actor, director, and producer Giancarlo Esposito’s perspective on education and the arts. We’re also excited to present our diverse and electric discussion topics for this year’s sessions.

Be amazed: An important change to our showcases, we will feature 14 ensembles off-site at DROM in the East Village. We are excited to see artists where they belong – on the concert stage!

Be fun: Our Saturday Night Soiree, “Back in the Swing of Things,” is a special way to celebrate this year’s conference with a live band and swing-dance demo and lessons. Let’s get off our feet and move again!

Be inspired: Our Sunday Awards Ceremony Luncheon is a new format that we hope you enjoy as we celebrate our colleagues, network, and remember why we come together each year at the CMA conference. Two remarkable artists will be honored: Lucy Shelton and Ronnie Malley, both heroes of mine.

Chamber Music America is an industry-leading organization that is paving the way for greater community within our field. Thank you for being an integral part of it! Can’t wait to see you at an event soon.

Kindest regards,

Jennie Oh Brown

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Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television, and stage actor, director, and producer with a career spanning nearly five decades.

Esposito is well known by television audiences for his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award and earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination. He reprised his role in AMC’s critically acclaimed prequel “Better Call Saul,” which was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and completed its run in 2022.

Esposito appeared in The Death Cure, the third film in 20th Century Fox’s hit blockbuster action franchise The Maze Runner, which debuted in 2018. He also starred in the second film in the trilogy, The Scorch Trials, which was released in 2015. Esposito will also star in the upcoming film Shriver, alongside Thomas Haden Church.

Esposito narrated the Netflix series “Dear White People,” which launched on the platform in 2017. The 10-episode first season was based off of the critically acclaimed 2014 film of the same name. The series’ fourth and final season was released in 2021.

Esposito also had a recurring role in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Get Down,” which looks at the birth of hip hop in New York in the 1970s. He was also the 2014 and 2018 voice of the Winter Olympics for NBC.

Read Giancarlo Esposito’s full bio on the conference website

Friday, January 6, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5th Floor
Majestic Ballroom,
10 Learn from a dedicated residential faculty Discover your own path Belong to a fiercely supportive community For application information visit esm.rochester.edu/admissions Scan here to take a virtual tour of campus
Sequoia Reed Quintet, 2022 Lift Every Voice Prize Winners at Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Saturday, January 7, 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor


Back in the Swing of Things

CMA celebrates our in-person conference return with an evening of swing dancing! Conference registrants and non-registrants can let loose and dance the night away –no partner or experience necessary. Plus, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a lively atmosphere to connect with friends and make new ones.

Demonstration and instruction provided by You Should Be Dancing..! and live music provided by Charles Turner & Uptown Swing.

Note: This is a ticketed event.

Tickets are available by advance purchase. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Lucy Shelton and Ronnie Malley

Lucy Shelton

Named in recognition of the outstanding leadership of former CMA Board Chairman, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award is presented to an individual or organization who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field and enriched our national culture by fostering a greater appreciation for chamber music.

Lucy Shelton is the only winner of two Walter W. Naumburg Awards—as a chamber musician with The Jubal Trio in 1977 and as a solo singer in 1980—soprano Lucy Shelton is an internationally recognized exponent of 20th and 21st-century repertory who continues to be active as a performer and teacher. Having grown up in a large music-making family, Lucy’s passion for chamber music was solidified through flute-playing at the Greenwood Music Camp. Other early musical experiences occurred at the Putney School and Pomona College, followed by vocal studies at the New England Conservatory. After moving to New York in 1968, Lucy, a freelance chorister, taught young people at The Third Street Music School where she formed her first chamber group, the Third Street Chamber Players. At the Aspen School of Music in 1971, she was one of the legendary mezzo-soprano Jan De Gaetani’s first voice students and was indelibly guided (and continues to be inspired) by Jan’s wisdom and artistry.

Read Lucy Shelton’s full bio on the conference website

Recipient of the 2023 Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award

Ronnie Malley


Visionary Award

Created in 2016 and renamed in 2021 to honor CMA’s visionary founder, the Michael Jaffee Visionary Award recognizes promising, creative thinkers and innovators who are challenging traditional models and have recently had—or are on the way to having— a noticeable impact on the ensemble music field.

Sunday, January 8, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Majestic Ballroom, 5th Floor

Ronnie Malley is a Palestinian-American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, sound designer, producer, actor, playwright, educator, and executive director of Intercultural Music Production.

His recent credits include session musician on the Netflix series Mo, author of the acclaimed solo play, Ziryab, The Songbird of Andalusia, co-author of the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist award-winning play American Griot, and composer and performer in regional and international productions including the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Band’s Visit, Disney’s The Jungle Book, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s The White Snake, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Macbeth

Ronnie is a teaching artist with Chicago Public Schools, Global Voices Initiative, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, a faculty member at Old Town School of Folk Music, and a guest lecturer at universities.

Read Ronnie Malley’s full bio on the conference website.

of the 2023 Michael Jaffee

“Technical precision and scorching spontaneity” Strad Magazine “a radiant performance… elegance and subtlety.” Gramophone Magazine

NEW: commission by Gabriela Lena Frank, Fall 2023

“Known for its championing of Latin American repertoire... the Dalí Quartet shows itself here to be just as thoroughly at home with European repertoire in these sparkling performances. Truly joyous...” The Whole Note

NEW: commission by Gilbert Galindo, Fall 2023


“Kaplan is at the top of his form … sophisticated insights and subtle mastery” ClassicsToday.com

David Kaplan: “the excellent and adventurous young pianist...command, elegance, and character.” New York Times

“not merely about innovative programming: on top of that, the sheer quality of their string playing is fantastic. This is a real group of virtuosi who want to connect with a new audience, whether in an outdoor festival context where they can rock a crowd, or playing their Mahler re-arrangements in a more traditional setting.” Paul Keene, The Barbican

NEW: commissions by Luna Pearl Woolf, Nicole Lizée, Rose Bolton in 2023

“robust, exuberant performances” Washington Post “a top-drawer ensemble… strong, engaging and simply superb.” Virginia Gazette

Celebrating composer Fred Lerdahl on his 80th in 2023

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“Crossing genres and audiences is what these two do and do superbly…. underscored why being at a live concert can mean so much more than listening to a CD.” Boston Musical Intelligencer

“In the hands of two accomplished musicians who are well-versed in both classical and jazz, Vieaux and Labro’s performance captured the essence of Tango Nuevo.” ClevelandClassical.com


“Seiler brings an exceptional blend of precision with tonal generosity, finesse with enthusiasm.” BBC Music Magazine

“Carr’s performances... technically impressive... unfailingly musical, logically thought through and convincingly argued.” New York Times

Grounded in science, elevated by art, igniting responses “science, social conscience, music and art that strikes the precise, relevant tone for the challenges of human sustainability and the achievement of human vibrancy.” The Utah Review As featured on NPR’s All Things Considered


“Together, the two musicians become much more than a duet. They developed the fullness of an entire ensemble, bold yet buoyant, grumbling yet lighthearted.” Columbus Dispatch

“fluid and energetic… uncommon eloquence” New York Times “the Kiwis rivaled the excellence of leading international string quartets… they let the lyrical music ebb and flow with warm tone and beautiful balance. The ensemble was cohesive, the energy positive.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer


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General Information

Registration Information

Conference headquarters is the Royale Room, on the 9th floor of the Westin New York. CMA staff and volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer your questions each day during the following hours:

Thursday, January 5, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Friday, January 6, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Saturday, January 7, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; and Sunday, January 8, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Ensemble Showcases

Ensemble performances will take place at DROM (85 Avenue A, New York, NY). Transportation will be provided to and from the Westin Hotel and DROM. You must show your conference badge to be admitted.

Welcome and Orientation

Stop by this session to get a sense of what this year’s conference has in store.

Young Professional Sessions

Self-Identified Young Professionals are invited to attend Conference registrants are encouraged to attend the Young Professional Conference Wrap-up sessions on Sunday.

BIPOC Reception

To continue with CMA’s goals in increasing equity in the arts, self-identified BIPOC individuals (those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) are invited to attend this session. Led by Armando Castellano, musicians, composers, and practitioners will connect with peers and discuss their experiences, successes, and challenges of moving in a predominantly white eurocentric field.

Name Badges

Name badges must be worn at all conference functions. Your badge admits you to the Keynote, workshops and seminars, showcases (at DROM), and all hospitality events for which special tickets are not required. Please Note: Only registrants wearing their badge will be admitted to the Friday keynote.


We encourage all conference participants to meet the exhibitors and take advantage of the resources and information they offer. The exhibit space—in the 9th-floor Atrium and adjoining Plymouth Room—will be open Friday, January 6, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Saturday, January 7, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Sessions

Sessions take place in the Westin New York’s 9th-floor meeting rooms. Room assignments are found in the Conference Agenda, pages 29–43.

Marquee and Special Events

The Keynote and Awards Ceremony are held in the Majestic Ballroom on the 5th floor. The Networking Luncheon, Opening Reception, and Saturday Night Soirée are held in the Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor.

Exhibitor/Presenter Meet & Greet

Exhibitors and Presenters are invited for a light breakfast and coffee meet and greet on Sunday, January 8 in the Majestic Ballroom, 4th Floor.


Dessert Reception

Complimentary dessert will be provided after our Awards Luncheon outside the Gershwin Ballroom on Sunday from 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM before the New Music from CMA Concert.

Sunday Concert: New Music From CMA

A concert of recent CMA-supported commissions takes place Sunday, January 8, at 2:30 PM in the 4th Floor Gershwin Ballroom

Ensemble Showcases

Fourteen ensembles will showcase on Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon at DROM, located at 85 Avenue A, New York, NY. Consult pages 24–25 for the daily schedule.

Career Coaches

A limited number of free consultations are offered by career specialists. Sign-up took place during online orientation. Coaching recipients were notified by email. Additional appointments are not available.

Wi-Fi Availability

Wi-Fi service is available throughout the conference area.


The Westin is accessible.

BEETHOVEN Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano presents YEGOR DYACHKOV cello JEAN SAULNIER piano CLICK HERE TO BUY OR LISTEN The duo is represented at CMA by Latitude 45 Arts Promotion, Inc, in the Atrium.

Career Coaching

Jenny Bilfield

President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts

Chamber Music America extends its appreciation to the artists, publicists, managers, and careerdevelopment specialists who are volunteering their time to offer career coaching to registrants who requested individual appointments during the online registration process.

Karim Nagi Performing Artist and Activist

Court Burns

Music Specialist, Performing Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

Armando Castellano

French hornist / Executive Director, Quinteto Latino

Jennifer Grim

Flutist, Zéphyros Winds, Associate Professor, Frost School of Music

Jennie Oh Brown

Flutist, Executive & Artistic Director, Picosa

Oliver Ragsdale

President & CEO, The Carr Center

Lecolion Washington

Bassoonist / Executive Director, Community Music Center of Boston Sarah Whitney Violinist / Founder, Beyond the Notes

Pat Zagelow

Executive Director, Friends of Chamber Music




CMA invites you to attend the opening and exhibit coffee breaks — all of which are free of charge to registrants.

All hospitality events and services are in the Westin.

Opening Reception

At the end of first conference day, meet BMI composers and join fellow conference registrants for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

Sponsored by BMI


Wireless internet service is available throughout the CMA conference area.

When posting about the conference, use #CMAConference and #ConnectTransformInspire

Coffee Breaks in the Exhibit Halls

Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Plymouth Room, 9th Floor

Complimentary coffee courtesy of MKI Artists and Opus 3 Artists

Conference tote bags courtesy of Sphinx Connect

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The Western Wind

“Certain Dragons” by Martha Sullivan (Classical Commissioning)

Funded by The Mellon Foundation


Arun Ramamurthy Trio

“New Moon Suite” by Arun Ramamurthy (New Jazz Works)

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Sunday, January 8, 2:30 P.M. Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

Funding for the concert is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Aaron Copland Fund, The Alice Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and the Amphion Foundation.


Ensemble Showcases


6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Friday, January 6


Twelfth Night

Beo String Quartet Dyachkov-Saulnier Duo Duo Sonidos Roxana Amed Quintet Aznavoorian Sisters The Johnston Brothers Saturday, January 7 Doug Beavers “Luna” INTERWOVEN

Talla¯ Rouge Dan Pugach Nonet

Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser ShoutHouse

Friday, January 6, 6:00 P.M.–9:30 P.M. and Saturday, January 7, 11:00 A.M.–1:30 P.M. DROM (85 Avenue A, New York, NY)

Aznavoorian Sisters Friday, January 6, 9:00 PM

Beo String Quartet Friday, January 6, 7:00 PM

Dan Pugach Nonet Saturday, January 7, 1:30 PM

Doug Beavers “Luna” Saturday, January 7, 11:00 AM

Duo Sonidos Friday, January 6, 8:00 PM

Dyachkov-Saulnier Duo Friday, January 6, 7:30 PM

Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser Saturday, January 7, 12:00 PM

fivebyfive Friday, January 6, 6:00 PM

INTERWOVEN Saturday, January 7, 11:30 AM

The Johnston Brothers Friday, January 6, 9:30 PM

Roxana Amed Quintet Friday, January 6, 8:30 PM

ShoutHouse Saturday, January 7, 12:30 PM

Talla¯ Rouge Saturday, January 7, 1:00 PM

Twelfth Night Friday, January 6, 6:30 PM

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Conference Agenda

Thursday, January 5

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Royale Room, 9th Floor

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Atrium and Plymouth Rooms, 9th Floor

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Nederlander Room, 9th Floor

Conference Registration Open

The Royale Room is conference headquarters throughout the weekend.

Exhibitor Set-Up

BIPOC Conversation

A dedicated time for BIPOC conference registrants, musicians, composers, practitioners, to gather, share and discuss experiences, successes, and challenges of moving in a predominantly white eurocentric field. It’s an opportunity for new and seasoned performers and composers to ask questions and discover answers in a safe and healing environment.

Armando Castellano, Artistic Director & French Horn, Quinteto Latino

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pearl Room, 9th Floor

Welcome and Orientation Mentors will be introduced; anyone who requested a mentor should plan to attend. All first-time attendees welcome. [TK] Susan Dadian, Program Director, CMA Classical/Contemporary, Geysa Castro, Membership Manager, Chamber Music America [TK]

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

Opening Night Reception

Sponsored by BMI Meet BMI composers and other colleagues for drinks and hors d’œuvres.

The Westin is accessible

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30 DUNN GRADUATE STRING QUARTET Now accepting applications for the newly created 4 NEW GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS The University of Iowa School of Music is now accepting applications for individual candidates to join the Dunn Graduate String Quartet, a brand-new ensemble open to MA or DMA string students. VIOLIN VIOLIN VIOLA CELLO L E A R N M O R E : b i t . l y / D u n n S Q

Friday, January 6

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Royale Room, 9th Floor

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Majestic Ballroom, 5th Floor

Conference Registration Open

The Royale Room is conference headquarters throughout the weekend.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Giancarlo Esposito

Celebrated film television, and stage, actor, director and producer will deliver the 2023 conference keynote touching on the conference theme, Connect, Transform, Inspire, and ushering a new path forward for the arts community.

Please Note: Only registrants wearing a conference badge will be admitted to the Keynote Address.

11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Atrium and Plymouth Rooms, 9th Floor

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

1:00 PM - 5:15 PM

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Palace Room, 9th Floor

Exhibits Open Networking Luncheon

Advance ticket purchase required.


Getting to Know You: Building Funder and Artists


Relationships between funders and artists don’t need to be mysterious or frictional. Learn how to build relationships and successfully apply for grants that support tours, residencies, recording, compositions, and more. Communication and dialogue can help us co-create ways serve audiences and the communities we work in, with, and alongside of. Join the conversation between individual artists who have been successful at applying for funding as well as local, regional, and national grantmakers.

Stephanie Chou , Composer/Saxophonist/Singer José R. Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs, Chamber Music America James Hirschfield , Program Officer, Howard Gilman Foundation

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Pearl Room, 9th Floor

Sensory Friendly, Relaxed, and Adapted: Concerts for Neurodiverse Audiences

Attending a concert may be daunting, inaccessible, or unwelcoming for individuals with exceptionalities (such as those on the autism spectrum, with FASD, with Down Syndrome) as well as those who support them. How can we as artists, presenters, and community practitioners create inclusive and accessible musical events? This session will introduce arts organizations that have recently made efforts to produce concerts that address barriers to accessibility for neurodiverse groups, share what these adapted presentations entail, and explore best practices for adapted performances, including environmental and programming adaptations. Leave with tangible tips and tricks needed to expand your understanding and

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Plymouth Room, 9th Floor

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Palace Room, 9th Floor

foster greater possibilities for meaningful engagement. Recognizing that our communities have varying needs, producers and musicians can help contribute to a more inclusive and accessible environment that leads to positive experiences for all.

Jenna Richards, Director of Artistic Planning and Community Engagement, Ottawa Chamberfest

Coffee service in the exhibit halls. Courtesy of MKI Artists and Opus 3 Artists

Til All of Us Are Free: A Liberatory Framework for DEI in chamber music organizations

What can a framework of queer liberation bring to the work that arts organizations are doing to enact progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion in chamber music? In this session, moderated by ChamberQueer, a panel of LGBTQ+ musicians working as artists, administrators, organizers, and advocates in the field, will bring an intersectional approach to these concepts while discussing their own experiences working in chamber music. Panelists will examine what it means to address DEI from a policy/strategy level, centering the experiences of historically excluded groups. Participants will leave with helpful resources and steps to follow to enact this work in the organizations they lead and/or to advocate for it in the organizations with which they work.

Danielle Buonaiuto, Co-Founder and Organizer, ChamberQUEER

Aiden Feltkamp, Gender and Diversity Educator, Librettist

Brian Mummert , Baritone & Conductor, The New Consort Mazz Swift , Violinist, Singer, Composer

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Pearl Room, 9th Floor

Lemons into Lemonade: Implementing Artistic & Communications Strategies in Uncertain Times

In this moderated session, led by 8VA Music Consultancy, leaders in the industry will discuss their experiences, lessons-learned, and strategies for dealing (and succeeding!) in the face of uncertainty, unexpected change, and crisis. This panel seeks to address how organizations and musicians can implement simple and effective planning tools to “expect the unexpected” and to communicate those plans both internally and externally.

Andy Akiho, Composer

Maggie Estes, Director of Communications and Digital Content, The Cliburn

Jennifer Grim, Flutist, Zéphyros Winds, Associate Professor, Frost School of Music

Patricia Price , Managing Director, 8VA Music Consultancy (Moderator)

Sameer Patel, Conductor

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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Pearl Room, 9th Floor

TECHnically Music: Engaging 21st-Century Audiences

The rise of virtual performances throughout the pandemic taught musicians and presenters alike the many ways that music and tech can (and do) mix together. Cellist and producer Yves Dhar leads a multimedia talk on the ways artists and presenters can harness tech into virtual and live performances to engage a wider, more diverse and more mainstream audience. With examples ranging from multi-track, overdubbed recordings to support George Floyd protests, green-screen videos of cellists in hot air balloons, to recording, mixing, and mastering commercial albums with remote musicians, Dhar shares how approachable tech can transport the traditional performance experience into the 21st century, while appealing to traditional and new audiences.

Yves Dhar, Cellist and Producer, Cello Makes Everything Better

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM Westin – 44th Street

Travel Time from Westin hotel to DROM

CMA has provided transportation for traveling from the hotel to the ensemble showcases at DROM. The bus will be located next to the 44th street entrance to the Westin and will depart at 5:30PM. Please bring your conference badge with you for complimentary admittance into the showcases.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM DROM


6:00 PM Twelfth Night

6:30 PM The Johnston Brothers

7:00 PM Beo String Quartet

7:30 PM Duo Sonidos

8:00 PM Roxana Amed Quintet

8:30 PM Dyachkov-Saulnier Duo

9:00 PM Aznavoorian Sisters

9:30 PM fivebyfive

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Saturday, January 7

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Royale Room, 9th Floor

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM DROM

Conference Registration Open

The Royale Room is conference headquarters throughout the weekend.


11:00 AM Doug Beavers “Luna”


12:00 PM Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser

12:30 PM ShoutHouse

1:00 PM Talla Rouge

1:30 PM Dan Pugach Nonet

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM DROM

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Atrium and Plymouth Rooms, 9th Floor

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Plymouth Room, 9th Floor

3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Palace Room, 9th Floor

Travel Time from DROM to Westin hotel

CMA will provide transportation between the Westin and DROM. Please check your email and the registration room for the shuttle schedule.

Exhibits Open Coffee service in the exhibit halls. Courtesy of MKI Artists and Opus 3 Artists


Music as Social Practice

How do we use our discontent to further inquiries about and challenges to our traditional stages, programming, and educational systems, now and for rising generations? What creates a thriving, balanced, and generous arts ecosystem that has the power to bring people together in community? Join artists Dwight Trible, Nicholas Phan, and Jennie Oh Brown for this discussion that shares experience, vision, and aspirations for the future.

Jennie Oh Brown, Artist in Residence and Artistic Director, Epiphany Center for the Arts

Nicholas Phan, Tenor / Artistic Director, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Dwight Trible , Executive Director for The World Stage Performance Gallery

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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Pearl Room, 9th Floor

Coaching Your Audience: Understanding and Working with Adult Amateurs

While amateurs and enthusiasts can provide an important source of financial stability in many professional disciplines, the relationship between amateur and pro can be complex. Nowhere is this dynamic more significant than in the world of adult amateur chamber music. These practitioners often possess a musical sophistication that exceeds their technical reach and professional musicians do not always know how to address their unique needs. This session will examine this dynamic by bringing amateur and professional musicians into conversation to understand who amateurs are, what motivates them, and how engaging with them can enhance a professional’s musician’s portfolio. Participants will leave with new ideas on coaching adult amateurs that inspire musical independence, while developing steadfast audiences for present and future performances.

Susan Alexander, Board Secretary and Chair of the Grants Committee, ACMP

Karl Irikura , Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Lenny Matczynski, Director Emeritus, The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Paris Brann Milane

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Pearl Room, 9th Floor

A Larger Chamber: Expanding the Definition of Chamber Music

Join performing artist and advocate Karim Nagi for a lively workshop on the intersection of traditional Arab music and the ever-expanding definition of chamber music. Through active participation in a live demonstration, and an examination of various musical elements, participants will come to understand how Arab music qualifies as Chamber Music, how other traditions and styles can as well, and how pursuing these styles can help practitioners reach new audiences and be more equitable. A continuation to Karim’s 2021 CMA conference session which highlighted the impacts of westernization, Orientalism, colonialism, and imperialism as barriers to certain styles of music being included in the Chamber aesthetic, this session will focus on the strategy and solutions.

Karim Nagi, performing artist, advocate

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Augustine Mercante FESTIVAL MANAGER SERAFIN SUMMER MUSIC JUNE 9-25 2023 A festival of chamber music! SERAFIN SUMMER MUSIC 2023 ARTISTS Hal Grossman, Eric Pritchard, Kate Ransom (violin) Amadi Azikiwe, Luke Fleming (viola) Charae Krueger, Jacques-Pierre Malan (cello) Miles Brown (double bass) | Eileen Grycky (flute) John Dee (oboe) | Marci Gurnow (clarinet) Augustine Mercante (countertenor) Victor Asuncion, Read Gainsford (piano) Gabriel Benton (harpsichord) DELAWARE
Kate Ransom

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Palace Room, 9th Floor

Jazz and Chamber Music Touring and Presenting During Covid and Beyond

Join representatives from Gail Boyd Artist Management, the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, and Marsalis Mansion Artists for an engaging discussion on the state of jazz touring, performing, and presenting. Panelists will share their lessons and takeaways from the past few years, discuss the state of the industry now, and predict where it is headed. Artists, presenters, and managers will walk away inspired by the innovations put into place to pivot and thrive during the pandemic, as well as practical tips on communicating effectively and being better prepared to perform and present safely amidst today’s ongoing challenges.

Gail Boyd, President, Gail W. Boyd, P.C. and Gail Boyd Artist Management Rodney Marsali , CEO, Marsalis Mansion Artists, LLC & Founder, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Morgan Pappas , Executive Director, Marsalis Mansion Artists

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gershwin Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Saturday Night Soirée “Back in the Swing of Things”

Connect with colleagues while enjoying an evening of swing dancing inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. Instruction and demonstration provided by You Should Be Dancing..! Dance Studio and live music provided by Charles Turner & Uptown Swing. Note: The Saturday Night Soirée is a ticketed event. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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Sunday, January 8

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Royale Room, 9th Floor

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

Conference Registration Open

The Royale Room is conference headquarters throughout the weekend.

Exhibitor / Presenter Breakfast Meet & Greet

Exhibitors and Presenters are invited for a light breakfast and coffee.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Nederlander Room, 9th Floor

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Majestic Ballroom, 5th Floor

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Gershwin Ballroom Lobby, 4th Floor

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Gershwin Ballroom, 4th Floor

Young Professionals Wrap Up

Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

Honoring Lucy Shelton and Ronnie Malley

Dessert Reception Post luncheon dessert buffet offered to conference attendees outside the Gershwin Ballroom.

New Music from CMA Concert Performances of CMA-supported commissions by the Arun Ramamurthy Trio and The Western Wind The commissions and concert are supported by generous grants from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. Additional funding for the concert is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, The Aaron Copland Fund, The Alice Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation.

SUNDAY #CMAConference #ConnectTransformInspire

2023 Conference Speakers

Andy Akiho

Susan Alexander

Gail Boyd

Danielle Buonaiuto

Armando Castellano

Stephanie Chou Yves Dhar

Maggie Estes

José R. Feliciano

Aiden Feltkamp

Jennifer Grim James Hirschfeld Karl Irikura

Rodney Marsalis

Lenny Matczynski

Paris Brann Milane

Brian Mummert

Karim Nagi

Jennie Oh Brown Morgan Pappas

Sameer Patel Nicholas Phan Patricia Price Jenna Richards Mazz Swift Dwight Trible

Please visit our conference website to read the speaker bios.


Musica ad Rhenum

Tamara Anna Cislowska (piano)

Mykola Suk (piano)

Igor Gruppman (violin, conductor)

Gruppman Duo (violin/viola)

Vesna Grupman (viola)

Hartmur Rohde (viola)

Julius Berger (violoncello)

Peter Hörr (cello, conductor)

Stephen Marchionda (guitar)

Stefan Hussong (accordion)

Dogma Chamber Orchestra

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Participating Exhibitors

AAlliance Artist Management

American Composers Alliance Anna Maria Mendieta

Ariel Artists

Arts Management Group Arts28

Astral Artists

Azica Records

BBernstein Artists, Inc. BesenArts LLC Black Tea Music

CChamber Music Exchange Inc. and Klasik

Keyifler (Turkey)

Clarion Associates, Inc.

Colbert Artists Management, Inc.

Concert Artists Guild Curtis Institute of Music

DDavid Rowe Artists Decoda

Dinin Arts Management & Consulting, LLC

Dispeker Artists International Inc. Dworkin & Company



Frank Salomon Associates


Gems Music Publications

General Arts Touring

Genevieve Spielberg Inc. (GSI Artists)

JJensen Artists

Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd. Judson Management Group, Inc.

KKirshbaum Associates Inc.

LLatitude 45 Arts Promotion, Inc Lisa Sapinkopf Artists


MKI Artists Musicivic, Inc.


Opus 3 Artists




Players Theatre

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass


Schmidt Artists International, Inc. Schott Music Corporation/EAMDC Sciolino Artist Management Shupp Artists Management, Inc. Subito Music Corporation

VVermont College of Fine Arts


Young Concert Artists, Inc.


“classical turned loose in the toy store.”

— Jeff Spevak, WXXI Arts & Life Editor www.fivebyfivemusic.com

Chamber Music America Showcase Ensemble

Hotel Floor Plans

49 4 5

Board of Directors

Mimi Hwang, Chair

Cellist, Amenda Quartet / Faculty, Eastman School of Music

Jennifer Grim, President

Flutist, Zéphyros Winds / Associate Professor of Flute, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Oliver Ragsdale, Vice President

President & CEO, The Carr Center

Bryan Young, Vice President

Bassoonist, Poulenc Trio / Leader, Health Data Analytics and Visualization Group, MITRE Corp.

John Zion, Secretary

Managing Director, MKI Artists

Lecolion Washington, Treasurer

Bassoonist / Co-founder, PRIZM Ensemble / Executive Director, Community Music Center of Boston

Dawn Berry-Walker

Chief Executive, Pappy Martin Jazz Collective

John Bierbusse

Financial Analyst (ret.)

Jenny Bilfield

President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts

Etienne Charles

Trumpeter / Composer / Associate Professor of Studio Music and Jazz, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Noah DeGarmo

Emergency Medicine, Arlington Memorial Hospital / Amateur Pianist

Aaron P. Dworkin

Founder, ArtsShare & Sphinx Organization / Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

Janet Green

Executive Director, Phoenix Chamber Music Society / Founder, Musica Dolce

Paula Grissom-Broughton

Pianist / Chair, Department of Music, Spelman College

Natalie Haas

Cellist / Faculty, Berklee College of Music

Julian Hernandez

Former Clarinetist, WindSync

Calvin Lee

Surgeon & Acupuncturist / Amateur Violinist & Pianist

Adriana Linares

Violist & Festival Director, Dali Quartet / President, Director, & Founder, ArCoNet/ Faculty, West Chester University

Karim Nagi

Percussionist / Composer, Sharq Ensemble / Diversity Speaker

Jennie Oh Brown

Flutist, Executive & Artistic Director, Picosa / Artist in Residence & Artistic Director, Ephiphany Center for the Arts

James E. Rocco

Managing Consultant, JER HR Group

Wendy Sharp

Violinist / Faculty and Director of Chamber Music, Yale School of Music

Christopher Shih

Gastroenterologist, Regional GI / Pianist

Helen Sung

Jazz Pianist and Composer

Samuel Torres

Composer / Percussionist / Arranger

Melissa White

Violinist & Founding Member, Harlem Quartet / Faculty, New York University

Pat Zagelow

Executive Director, Friends of Chamber Music (Portland)

Jeffrey Zeigler

Cellist / Professor of Cello, Mannes School of Music / Director, Mannes Prep



Kevin Kwan Loucks

Chief Executive Officer

Geysa Castro

Director of Membership Services

Aileen Chung

Development Administrative Assistant

Susan Dadian

Associate Director of Grant Programs

José R. Feliciano

Director of Grant Programs

Athena George

Director of Finance

Nichole L. Knight

Director of Marketing and Communications

Orchid McRae

Marketing and Communications Manager

Erica Murase

Associate Director of Development

Brenden O’Hanlon Advertising Manager

CJ Salvani

Membership Services / Accounting Associate

Elva Tang

Grant Programs Administrative Assistant

Chamber Music America

Our New York City headquarters address is:

Chamber Music America

12 West 32nd St., 7th floor New York, NY 10001 chambermusicamerica.org


Conference Chair

Jennie Oh Brown

Flutist, Executive & Artistic Director, Picosa / Artist in Residence & Artistic Director, Ephiphany Center for the Arts

Conference Consultants

Amanda Adams-Barney

The Sekmet Group

Tyler Learned Learned Concept, LLC Fabian Robinson

Shaquille Bailey Pro S Studios Entertainment Program: Red Herring Design



New music activities supported by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation.

Additional support provided by CMA’s Ensemble of Friends.



Clarion Associations, Inc. and Berkley Program Specialists



Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Howard Gilman Foundation The Mellon Foundation MKI Artists

National Endowment for the Arts New York City Department of Cultural Affairs The New York Community Trust New York State Council on the Arts Opus 3 Artists Sphinx Connect The Wallace Foundation

Music America extends its sincere appreciation to the following for their generous support:

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