Thomas Bogdan’s vocal performance, in genres ranging from old music to new, avant-garde multimedia performance and cabaret, has received wonderful reviews from critics around the world.
Digital-chamber-punk bands, nine-piece rockestras, 21st century medieval quartets: Kitty Brazelton’s ability to create new genres as a composer, performer, singer, and instrumentalist is rooted in a study of even the most traditional forms of music.
Nicholas Brooke creates music across disciplines, from collages of recordings with live theater, to home-built instrumentariums inspired by gamelan. He has received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and New Music USA fellowships and premieres at the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto, and MASS MOCA.
Internationally acclaimed jazz musician and theorist Milford Graves has been the recipient of honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Down Beat International Award, and the Critics Award.
Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural fluency as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian.
Kerry Ryer-Parke performs in a range of musical styles, from oratorio, opera, and early music to folk, jazz, and rock, in addition to directing the Bennington Children’s Chorus and Bennington Voice Workshop.
Allen Shawn’s work as a composer and pianist comprises a large catalogue of orchestral and chamber music, chamber operas, songs, piano music, and music for ballet, theatre, and film; he is also celebrated for his writings on Arnold Schoenberg and Leonard Bernstein, as well as his compelling memoirs.
Bruce Williamson is a jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist/recording artist who has collaborated and performed with such luminaries as Bobby McFerron, Fred Hersch, Julie Taymor, and Mark Rylance in a variety of genres, and whose work has been featured in Academy Award-winning film scores.
Michael Wimberly is a composer, percussionist, and music producer who has recorded and toured throughout Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He is the driving force behind Power of Drum, an alternative arts program whose mission is to make music education accessible to all youth worldwide.
Brian Chase is a Brooklyn based drummer and composer active as a performer in contemporary rock and experimental music communities.
Eli Crews is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, recording engineer, and composer. He has worked within a wide variety of musical styles and formats over his career, which started in San Francisco in the '90s.
Sergei Tcherepnin is an artist operating at the intersections of sound, sculpture and theater. Attaching synthesizers, computers and amplifiers to small surface transducers (devices that convert electrical signals into vibrations) he orchestrates complex multi-channel compositions in which objects are transformed into speakers.
Suzanne Thorpe is an award-winning electroacoustic flutist and composer, as well as a researcher and educator, whose work migrates between fixed, improvised, performed and installed forms. She employs an evolving array of technologies, listening for sound qualities and timbres, and moments to introduce them to each other. Drawing upon traditions of soundscape, land art, and improvisation, as well as research in new materialism, environmental ethics and systems inquiry, she composes works that reference the dynamic relationships between sound, place and its inhabitants.
Michael Bisio returned to New York in 2006 after spending 30 years on the West Coast and quickly became an integral part of the New York City creative music community. Since 2009, he has been bass instructor at Bennington College and a member of the Matthew Shipp Trio.
7-string guitar player, NEA grant recipient and Grammy-nominated producer who has produced and performed with some of the biggest acts in the business
Pianist whose performing career has taken her from The Kennedy Center to tours of Europe, Japan, and South America
Andrew Greenwald is a performing and composing musician. He is a founding member of the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse (established 2002) and currently serves as the Artistic Director. His compositions have been performed internationally by leading ensembles including the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Adapter, Distractfold and ICE among others.
John Kirk teaches classes in the history of American and Celtic traditional music in addition to mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, mountain and hammered dulcimers, and traditional music ensemble.
Pianist who has taught and performed through the United States and Italy, and prizewinner of the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetizky Society
Nathaniel Parke is a regional freelance cellist and is also on the faculty of Williams College.
Christine Tofani has taught piano students of all ages in her home state of Maine, and has enjoyed performing with community orchestras, collaborating with chamber music groups, and accompanying a wide variety of performers.
Curtis Wells turned a degree in engineering into an expertise for fixing electronics and optimizing audio gear—skills he puts to good use in his support of faculty and student work in music.