Brandon Cedel

Brandon Cedel

The Music Academy alumnus is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and is currently an Ensemble member of Oper Frankfurt.

Colin Currie

Colin Currie

Championing new music at the highest level, Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today's foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

The New York Times described Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame member Jean-Yves Thibaudet's technique as one of “sophistication and suavity, clarity and freedom.”

Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

Of 2017 Musical America Artist of the Year Yuja Wang's artistry, the Los Angeles Times declared: “hers is a nonchalant, brilliant keyboard virtuosity that would have made both Prokofiev and even the fabled Horowitz jealous.” 

Jorja Fleezanis

Jorja Fleezanis

Jorja Fleezanis served as concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009 – the longest-tenured concertmaster in the orchestra’s history and only the second woman in the United States to hold the title of concertmaster in a major orchestra when appointed. 

Michelle DeYoung

Michelle DeYoung

The multi-Grammy award winning recording artist has established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation.

David Daniels

David Daniels

Countertenor David Daniels is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence, and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, redefining his voice category for the modern public. 

Grant Gershon

Grant Gershon

The Los Angeles Times has said the Master Chorale “has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon,” a reflection on both his programming and performances.

Sasha Cooke

Sasha Cooke

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a "luminous standout" (New York Times) and "equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness" (Opera News).

Barbara Butler

Barbara Butler

Soloist with Music of the Baroque and Chicago Chamber Musicians, Barbara Butler is a former member of Eastman Brass, Eastman Virtuosi, and the Vancouver and Grant Park Symphony Orchestras. 

Kathleen Winkler

Kathleen Winkler

The artistry of Kathleen Winkler has earned her the plaudits of critics and audiences alike worldwide since her solo debut at the age of seventeen with the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida has been principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1991, having previously served as associate principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra for two years.

Daniel Druckman

Daniel Druckman

Percussionist Daniel Druckman is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and recording artist, concertizing throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. 

Robert deMaine

Robert deMaine

Robert deMaine is an American virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as "an artist who makes one hang on every note."

Jake Heggie

Jake Heggie

Jake Heggie is the American composer of several acclaimed operas including Dead Man WalkingMoby-DickIt’s A Wonderful Life, Great Scott, and Three Decembers.

Joshua Gersen

Joshua Gersen

Joshua Gersen, music director of the New York Youth Symphony since September 2012, began his tenure as New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor in September 2015.

Conor Hanick

Conor Hanick

With a unique adeptness for contemporary music, Hanick’s interpretations demonstrate a “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation that benefit works by any master.” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times)

Charles Geyer

Charles Geyer

Charlie Geyer is a frequent recitalist and soloist, having played with the Chicago, Houston and Grand Teton Symphony Orchestras, Eastman Brass, Music of the Baroque, and Chicago Chamber Musicians.

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. Winner of the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Grammy Award, she has sung at momentous occasions around the world.

Margaret McDonald

Margaret McDonald

Pianist Margaret McDonald, a native of Minnesota, is an Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder, and joined the College of Music keyboard faculty in the fall of 2004.