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Brave New Works
555 East William Street #11E
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
TEL: 800-896-7340



Matt Ardizzone, Guitar
Guitarist Matthew Ardizzone on the faculty of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. As a soloist, Ardizzone won First Prize at the 1995 Rantucci Guitar Competition and placed in the top five at the 1997 Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition. He has performed throughout the midwest and northeast United States with concerts and master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Iowa.

Ardizzone has studied with Nicholas Goluses, Edward Flower and with Eliot Fisk through a fellowship at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He is currently editing a collection of mazurkas, including his own transcriptions, for Mel Bay Publishing Co.; he published a related article in Soundboard Magazine (Spring '98). With Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Ithaca College, Ardizzone became the first guitarist to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in May of 1997.

Carter Pann, Composer/Piano
(b.1972) began studying piano at an early age with his grandmother. At fifteen he began lessons with Emilio Del Rosario at the North Shore School of Music in Winnetka, Illinois. With these lessons came an appreciation for performance technique and advanced musical thought. He was also studying composition with Howard Sandroff from the University of Chicago at Hyde Park. In 1994 Carter received his Bachelor degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson and David Liptak. He received a Masters degree from the University of Michigan under William Bolcom, William Albright and Bright Sheng. Honors in composition include the K.Serocki Competition for his Piano Concerto (premiered by the Polish Radio Symphony in Lutoslawski Hall, Warsaw), First prizes in the Zoltan Kodaly and Francois D'Albert Concours Internationales de Composition, a concerto commission for clarinetist Richard Stoltzman for a premiere in Carnegie Hall, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters and four ASCAP composer awards. His works have been performed in the United States and Europe. In 1997 the Czech State Philharmonic, Brno recorded four of his orchestral works under Maestro JosÈ Serebrier for release in January of 2000 as the debut CD on Naxos' "21st Century American Composers Series." His clarinet concerto is scheduled to be recorded by the Seattle Symphony with Stoltzman and Gerard Schwarz in the spring of 2000. He recently finished a 9-minute scherzo for orchestra entitled SLALOM which depicts the awesome thrill and beauty of downhill skiing at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The American Composers Orchestra read the work in a closed session in June of '99. As a complement to concert music he has written a dozen TV commercial jingles.

Emily Perryman, flute
recently received her master's degree in flute performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She also holds a BM in flute performance and BM in music education from the Ohio State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship. In addition to her studies with Lorna McGhee, Leone Buyse and Katherine Borst Jones, Ms. Perryman has appeared in master-classes with flutists such as Susan Milan, Jim Walker, Robert Willoughby and Carol Wincenc. A new member of Brave New Works, Ms. Perryman has also enjoyed performing as a soloist and chamber musician in a variety of venues in and around Ann Arbor, Houston, TX and Columbus, OH. Her orchestral credits include the Plymouth Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, in Beaumont, Orchestra X in Houston, and the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy. Ms. Perryman currently performs as a freelance musician in the Ann Arbor area and maintains a private studio of over forty flute students.

Jared Hauser, Oboe
performs with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and is pursuing doctoral studies at Michigan State University where he is a recipient of a MSU Distinguished Fellowship award. He was formerly the principal oboe of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and oboist with the American Radio Chamber Orchestra (Houston). He has also performed with the Houston Symphony , the New World Symphony, and Windsor Symphony.
This past summer Mr. Hauser was an insturctor for the University of Michigan Summer Arts Institute, and All State Division of the Interlochen Arts Camp. He has also taught for Rice University's Prepertory Division, the Pilgrim Fine Arts Academy, and at Cranbrook (Bloomfield, MI).
Recent summers have taken him to the Sarasota Music Festival, and Breckenridge Music Festival where he performed as principal oboe of the National Repertory Orchestra.
Mr. Hauser hold degrees from Rice University, the Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Gabriela Cohen, clarinet
Mexican clarinetist Gabriela Cohen recently received her doctorate in performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Fred Ormand. Highlights of her career to date include prizes in the chamber music competitions of Carmel and Coleman, as well as solo appearances with the Guatemala Classical Orchestra. She has been on the faculty at Interlochen and the Encore Music Camp of Pennsylvania. Currently Gabriela plays in the Lake Forest Symphony in Illinois and teaches and freelances in the Ann Arbor area. Previous teachers include David Shifrin at Yale and Lawrence McDonald at Oberlin.

Kyle Hoyt(horn) is currently a senior at the University of Michigan where he studies with Soren Hermansson in pursuit of his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance. Recently his activities have included performances with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist, and as a finalist in the University of Michigan concerto competition. An active freelance horn player in the Metro Detroit area, he serves as principal horn of the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the Emerald Sinfonietta. In recent summers he has been a member of the American-Russian Young Artists Orchestra, Sunflower Chamber Music Festival, Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, and Luzerne Music Festival. Mr. Hoyt has performed in cities within Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia. In January and February of 2000 he will perform with chamber music ensembles consisting of players from both Russia and the US. They will tour the United States and the Carribean. Born in Tucson, AZ, he began his studies of the horn at age 12. Kyle's Principal teachers have been Richard Britsch, Bryan Kennedy, and Jeffery Lang.

Christopher Troxell
bassoonist, recieved his bachelor's degree in 1998 in Bassoon Performance from the University of Redlands in southern California where he was a student of Charles Coker. Chris's studies at the University of Redlands included a year of study at the Mozarteum in Sazburg, Austria where he studied with Richard Galler of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Chris is now a student of Prof. Barrick Stees at Michigan State University. As an orchestral musician Chris has played with various ensembles in the U.S. and in Europe including the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. Chris is currently the principle bassoonist of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and second bassoonist in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

Timothy McAllister's(Alto Saxophone) performing career has taken him throughout the U.S. and Europe, having recently presented solo/concerto appearances in New York's Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall; Rotterdam's Zaal de Unie and Wilhelm Pijper Hall; and Holland's Festival Ensemblage and Festival 'La boite e punaises' (Holland). Among his numerous awards include First Prize in the 1993 North American Saxophone Alliance Young Artist Competition, Winner of the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, First Prize in the 1990 Pulaski-Rauch Young Musicians Competition, as well as prizes and certificates from several other competitions in the U.S. and abroad, including the GAUDEAMUS International New Music Interpreter's Competition, The Netherlands. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied saxophone with Donald Sinta and conducting with H. Robert Reynolds, and was the first saxophonist to receive the School of Music's most distinguished award, the Albert A. Stanley Medal. Furthermore, McAllister has made several critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings on the Einstein, Equilibrium, and Centaur labels, as well as having recorded for Dutch National Radio. An active proponent of new music, he has premiered over twenty-five new works for saxophone, and is co-founder of QUORUM and the saxophone/piano team, Duo Nuova. Most recently, he has appeared on numerous concert series in Philadelphia, New York City and New Hampshire this past year with the acclaimed PRISM Saxophone Quartet. McAllister serves as professor of saxophone at The Crane School of Music of The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Kathryn Goodson, piano
Hailed as an interpreter of "authority and feeling" by the International Herald Tribune, Ann Arbor pianist Kathryn Goodson maintains a challenging schedule in the US and in Europe as performer, recording artist and coach. Familiar to Swiss and German public television audiences, she is partner to many distinguished musicians, including saxophonist Donald Sinta, baritone Ulrich Wand, bass-baritone Stephan MacLeod and clarinetist Fabio di Casola. A CD with Detroit Symphony Orchestra's bass trombonist Randall Hawes is to be released in 1999. Having majored in piano performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Ms. Goodson earned graduate degrees with two of the world's most renowned collaborative pianists. Her Master of Music under Martin Katz is from the University of Michigan. Twice named a Fulbright Scholar to the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe in Germany, her Performance Doctorate in Liedgestaltung under Hartmut Hˆll was awarded highest honors.