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Baritone Andrew Hendricks
is a graduate student at Indiana University, where he studies voice with Giorgio Tozzi. He has performed a wide number of 20th-century works, including pieces by Crumb, Adams, Gruber, Sollberger, Stravinsky and Britten. His operatic roles include Pelleas, Richard Nixon in John Adams' "Nixon in China", and the Celebrant in Bernstein's "Mass".

Nicolas del Grazia
studied clarinet at The City University in London and at The Guildhall School of Music. He also hold's a Master's degree in music theory from King's College London, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. He has collaborated with many composers both in Great Britain and in the U.S. with numerous commissioned and premiered works, including the motion picture score for clarinet and electronics by Francois Evans, and the first performance of the revised version of "Mass" by the MacArthur Genius Award recipient John Eaton. He has performed throughout the U.K. and Europe as well as the U.S., and recently appeared at the Tempus Fugit contemporary music festival in Tel Aviv.

Andrew Tucker
is a candidate for the Master of Music in Percussion Performance degree from Indiana University. Before coming to Bloomington, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan Colloege in Rochester, NY. Mr. Tucker has played with the Owensboro, KY, Columbus, IN, and Evansville, IN orchestras. He has been seen with percussionists John McNeill, John Beck, John Kasica, Jon Wacker, John Hill, and John Astaire, and currently studies with Craig "John" Hetrick at IU.

Stefan Wirth
was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1975. After studying at the Zurich Conservatory with Hadassa Schwimmer and Irwin Gage he continued his studies with Stephen Drury at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at Indiana University, where he studies with Leonard Hokanson. Recent concert appearances in the Herodion Theatre in Athens, Greece and in the Teatro Municipao in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sujean Kim
has appeared on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," "That's Incredible!" and at the White House. A native of Southern California, most of Ms. Kim's early musical studies were under the auspices of the Colburn School for the Performing Arts, where her violin teacher was Alice Schoenfeld, and the Young Musicians Foundation. While pursuing a psychology degree and premed studies at Princeton University, Ms. Kim took a hiatus from the violin. A subsequent M.M. in Violin from Northwestern University, where she studied with Blair Milton, and her experience as co-concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra led her to the D.M. program at Indiana University, under the tutelage of Mauricio Fuks. Ms. Kim gave the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas' "Spirit Musings" with the IU New Music Ensemble and, as a founding member of the Corigliano Quartet, has collaborated with many other composers. She also has a new-found love for going to zoos.

Paolo Bortolussi
Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Paolo Bortolussi received his Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the University of Ottawa (1996) and his Masters degree at Indiana University, where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate under the guidance of Professor Thomas Robertello. Paolo has performed in recitals in Europe and North America, several of which were broadcast by CBC and SRC. He has been the principle flutist of the University of Ottawa Orchestra, the Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine, the New Music Ensemble at Indiana University, and the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra. He is also co-founder of the Feliano Trio and the new music group Kylix, both ensembles formed for the purpose of promoting contemporary music. In his pursuit to bring quality contemporary music to a wider audience, Paolo has premiered over 25 solo and chamber works to date.

Andre J. Gaskins
is currently pursuing his Master's degree in violoncello performance. He studies at Indiana University with world renowned 'cellist, Janos Starker. He made his solo debut at the age of fourteen with the Carmel (IN) Symphony orchestra. Other solo appearances with orchestra have included performances with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Smith (AR) Symphony and the Butler Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2000, he will solo with the Concepcion National Symphony Orchestra in Concepcion, Chile. In the spring of 1999, Mr. Gaskins was named the assistant conductor of the Richmond (IN) Symphony by music director, Guy Victor Bordo. Most recently, Andre was named the Associate Conductor and Director of Chamber Music of the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Gaskins can be heard in the recent film soundtrack, "Forgive Me Father".

Dorothy Chang
The music of Dorothy Chang (b. 1970) reflects her interest in various types of music including electronic, traditional Chinese and music in performance art. Dorothy's works have been performed by ensembles including Collage New Music, TONK, the Feliano Trio, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra and the University of Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in concerts at the Aspen, Bowdoin and Lancaster Music Festivals, the Midwest Composer's Symposium and the Ann Arbor Asian-American Art Festival. As composer/lyricist for the Riverbed Theater Company, she has composed music for several performances in Chicago, Santa Barbara and Taipei, Taiwan.
Honors and awards that she has received include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Music Merit Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, 1999 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award and the 1997 Jacob Druckman Composition Award from the Aspen Music Festival. She has also received an Indiana University Chancellor's Fellowship, University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship, scholarships from the Aspen and Bowdoin Music Festivals and awards from the Mu Phi Epsilon, Bowdoin and Austin Peay Composition Competitions. Recent projects include a new work for Collage New Music and a commissioned work for the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York. Both compositions will be premiered in 2000.
Ms. Chang received her B.M. and M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan. Currently, she is a Visiting Lecturer of Composition at the Indiana University School of Music, where she is also working towards her D.M. in composition.


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