Annie Janeiro Randall
Artistic Director, Proserpina Project
Annie Randall is professor of Musicology at Bucknell University and has also taught at Mills College (CA), New York University, and College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She has published on 18th-century German melodrama, Puccini's operas, women in music, American protest music, and 1960s British pop. Her books include: Dusty! Queen of the Postmods (Oxford, 2009), Music, Power, and Politics (Routledge, 2005), and Puccini and 'The Girl': History and Reception of Girl of the Golden West (Chicago, 2004). Dusty! won the Philip Brett Award of the American Musicological Society and was the subject of numerous articles in north America and Europe (The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Daily Mail [UK]) and radio programs (Jon Schaefer's Soundcheck [WNYC], Robin Young's "Here and Now" [Boston NPR], the BBC 4' s Woman's Hour, "Newstalk with Tom Dunne" [Irish national radio], among others). She is a graduate of College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (Ph.D, Musicology), DePaul University School of Music (M.Mus, Composition), University of Kent at Canterbury, England, (B.A., Early Modern European History).
Paul J. Botelho
Composer, Proserpina (2016)
Paul J. Botelho is a composer, performer, developer, and artist whose work includes a series of one-act operas, acoustic and electro-acoustic music, multimedia installation pieces, visual art works, and vocal improvisation. He performs as a vocalist primarily with extended technique and incorporates the voice into many of his pieces. His work has been performed, presented, and exhibited in concerts, festivals, galleries, and museums across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Botelho received an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University, an M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and a B.F.A. in Contemporary Music Performance and Composition from the College of Santa Fe. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University where he teaches music composition.
Russell Chartier has spent many years working in Broadcast Television working for various networks including A&E, The History Channel, YES Network, Lifetime, NFL, NHL and several others. He is currently a Broadcast Operations Supervisor at Encompass Digital Media. His work in the Video Art Medium explores multiple layers and focuses heavily on texture and color. Many of the images in his works are distorted and manipulated in various unorthodox in an attempt to create a visual depth where recognizable images will appear within the collage of manipulated images and textures. Russell attended the College of Santa Fe. He went on to study Broadcast Engineering at the Cleveland Institute of Electronics and received his MA from the University of Canterbury in Media Arts.
Tiffany Du Mouchelle is praised for her musical versatility, an electric stage presence and exceptional dramatic sensibilities. Most recognized for her fearlessness in performing new and challenging repertoire, she explores the genres of classical, world, contemporary, cabaret, and theatrical works. Recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant for American Opera Singers, Ms. Du Mouchelle has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can AllStars, Center for Contemporary Opera, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Skalholt Summer Music Series in Iceland, NorfolkChamber Music Festival, and American Composers Alliance, and in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, The Consulate of the Republic of Poland, The New York Historical Society, The Ukrainian Institute, the residence of the United States Ambassador in Cairo, and the Acropolium in Carthage. Recent collaborations include the Australia Premiere of Stockhausen"s Sirius with Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the West Coast Premiere of Roger Reynolds' Justice (Clytemnestra), the West Coast Premiere of Pasqual Dusapin's To Be Sung (Voice Two), along with residencies at Yellow Barn and Songfest. She is currently on the faculty of University at Buffalo's Department of Music.
Noted for her "directorial command," "technical expertise," and work with women's vocal ensembles, Beth Willer is founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Lorelei Ensemble and Director of Bucknell University's Choir and Camerata. Willer has initiated collaborations with composers from the U.S. and abroad, leading Loerelei in numerous world, U.S. and regional premieres, while working to expose lesser-known works of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. In 2016-17 Lorelei will perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), and deliver the U.S. premiere of George Benjamin's Dream of the Song with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston's Symphony Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Recipient of Chorus America's prestigious Louis Botto Award, Willer has served as Resident Conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society, conductor of The Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus, and chorus master for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Willer holds graduate degrees in conducting from Boston University (DMA and MM), and an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Luther College, having studied with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Bruce Hangen and Weston Noble.
Artistic Director, New York Baroque, Inc.
Wen is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Baroque Incorporated. An alumna of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Wen studied viola da gamba with Sarah Cunningham, and double bass with Don Palma, Timothy Cobb and Robert Nairn. She has earned praise both for her "angelically played" solos (Charleston Today) and for "knocking people off their seats" (Sarasota Herald-Tribune), and has performed with William Christie, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Monica Huggett, Ton Koopman, and Richard Egarr. In addition to performing and directing, Wen can also be found cooking, and living in New York City with her husband, cellist Ezra Seltzer.
New York Baroque, Inc.
Flute: Immanuel Davis, David Ross
Oboe: Geoffery Burgess, David Dickey
Clarinet: Nina Stern, Ed Matthew
Bassoon: Stephanie Corwin, Ben Matus
Horn: Todd Williams, Linda Dempf
Violin I: Chloe Fedor, Edson Scheid, Abigail Karr, Katie Hyun
Violin II: Francis Liu, Nanae Iwata, Jeremy Rhizor, Tatiana Daubek
Viola: Alissa Smith, Daniel Elyar, Marie Daniels
Cello: Ezra Seltzer, Sarah Stone
Bass: Wen Yang
Harpsichord: Evan Kory
New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI) is a conductorless orchestra on period instruments in New York City, bringing vital, informed, and fresh performances of a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire, and creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers. The players of NYBI include winners of the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition, Audience Award winners of EMA Baroque Performance Competition, finalists of the York Early Music Competition, and recipients of the Jacob K. Javits and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships. Members have recorded for Avie, Naxos, Sony and Decca, and have appeared at festivals from Marlboro to Mostly Mozart to Boston Early Music Festival. Teaching positions held by NYBI musicians include Stony Brook University, Temple University, Connecticut College, Ithaca College, University of Delaware, and Peabody Institute.
Bucknell Camerata is the University's select chamber choir, comprised of 16-24 voices, and representing nearly every major field of study at Bucknell. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Beth Willer, the Camerata specializes in the performance of early and contemporary repertoires, including Baroque masterworks with orchestra, and frequent world premieres, while also performing a broad repertoire from the past seven centuries. A highlight of the Camerata's calendar is its annual performance in Bucknell's popular Christmas Candlelight Services at RookeChapel. Especially dedicated to the performance of works by J.S. Bach, the ensemble recently performed Aus derTiefe ruf ich (BWV 131), and looks forward to a performance of Bach's Magnificat in D in October 2016. In April 2017, the ensemble will perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Anthracite Fields, with the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Weis Center. The Camerata continues a long tradition of touring both internationally and domestically, performing together with the University Choir in distinguished venues across the globe.
Christian Humcke is currently a graduate Composition student at Peabody Conservatory. In addition to composing music, he is an accomplished conductor, pianist, and trombonist. The recipient of many Music department accolades and University awards, he is a graduate of Bucknell University.