Lindsey McLennan (soprano), an active performer specializing in baroque and contemporary music, comes from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was born and raised. Lindsey will graduate with a masters degree in early music voice performance from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University this August, after having studied with professors Paul Elliott and Patricia Havranek for two years. During her time at IU, she has sung as a soloist with the IU New Music Ensemble, IU Classical Orchestra,…
Kathryn Summersett (soprano and certified McClosky voice technician) is currently working on her doctorate of voice performance at the Early Music Institute in Bloomington, IN. She has enjoyed soloing at Boston Early Music Festival in 2009, 2011 and 2013 as well as other locations such as Florence Voice Seminar, Academia D’Amore, Lute Society of America and Cordoba, Argentina. Miss Summersett has also started producing/stage directing with recent successes including performances of the Purcell Project in 2013 and Passioni Dolci in…
Soprano Christina Lynch is currently pursuing her doctorate in the Early Music Institute at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where she is the recipient of the Willi Apel Early Music Scholarship and Artistic Excellence Award. Christina has participated in the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop, Vancouver Early Music Festival's Compleat Singer Programme, and has appeared with the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Indianapolis Opera, Nickel City Opera, Opera Sacra, Buffalo Chamber Players, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.
Thea Smith, soprano, received a bachelor of music in early music vocal performance from the Early Music Institute in Bloomington, IN where she studied with Paul Elliott. Currently, Ms. Smith lives in Bloomington and continues to collaborate on a number of projects with local artists. Her past performances include several years with BLEMF, IU Lilly Library concert series, Vox Reflexa, Ensemble Lipzodes in Ecuador, Boston Early Music Festival, Michigan City Chamber Music Festival and Ensemble Imperatrix in Budapest, Hungary.
Zachary Arneson is a countertenor from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Voice studying with Keith Brautigam. He is currently in his first year of study at Jacobs school of music pursuing a Master of Music in Early Music Voice. At Jacobs he has studied with Paul Elliott and Patricia Havranek.
Kevin de Benedictis received his B.S. in vocal performance in 2011 from Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While there, he participated in the elite choir, I Cantori, as well as the university orchestra as a violinist, performing and singing on tour in Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and more. Kevin always had a strong inclination towards early music and sang at the International Baroque Institute at Longy in Boston during the summer of 2010. He is now currently working…
Brian McNulty recently completed the DM in Percussion Performance at IU and currently works for the Instrumental Ensembles Division at the Jacobs School of Music. He has performed percussion and timpani for numerous Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque ensembles such as Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Collegium-Fort Wayne, IU's Concentus, and Los Musicos de Alfonso.
Reynaldo Patino, violinist and vielle player, will be starting his DM in performance at the Early Music Institute in Fall 2014. He has performed with prominent Dallas-Fort Worth early music ensembles such as Denton Bach Players, Denton Bach Society, Dallas Bach Society, along with other groups such as Mountainside Baroque (Cumberland, Md.), and most recently with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. He has also performed and studied at summer institutes and festivals including the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Baroque Performance…
Juan Carlos Zamudio, violinist and conductor, is a native of Durango, México. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where he is also an Associate Instructor for the Choral Department as well as the Associate Conductor for the Pro Arte Singers. He received his double major Master in Music degree in Choral Conducting and Baroque Violin from Indiana University, and his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude…
Sarah Huebsch holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Indiana University and performs on historical and modern oboes throughout North America. Sarah has performed with the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Spire Baroque Orchestra (Kansas City), Grand Harmonie (Boston and New York), New Comma Baroque (Chicago), Callipygian Players (Chicago), Ensemble Lipzodes (Quito, Ecuador), Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble (with Chatham Baroque), and among others.
Kelsey Schilling completed his studies in Early Music at Indiana University with Michael McCraw. He performs regularly with the Fort Wayne Bach Collegium and the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra and has played with many other period orchestras throughout the country. Mr. Schilling has performed under such distinguished conductors as Sigiswald Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken and Martin Haselböck. An active chamber musician, Kelsey frequently collaborates with numerous small ensembles in Indiana. Notable festivals have included the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (California),…
Patrick Gordon-Seifert is a plucked instrument player from Providence, Rhode Island. His main interest in music making is to create a fun and relaxed environment for all.
Taylor DiClemente is pursuing a Master of Music in lute and historical plucked strings at the Jacobs School of Music. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in music history from Hood College, where he studied classical guitar, lute, and viola da gamba. He has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and ensemble player in various college early music collegia and with the Lute Society of America.
Brady Lanier is an active performer on the viola da gamba, baroque and modern cello. He has appeared with numerous ensembles in the Houston area and beyond, including the Houston Symphony, Houston Bach Society, Mercury Baroque, Ars Lyrica, Istanpitta and Revels Houston. He is a founding member of Quaver Viol Consort (CD release 2010). Brady is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is currently earning a Masters in viola da gamba performance at Indiana…
Elizabeth Clark, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she earned dual Master of Music degrees in harpsichord, studying with Elisabeth Wright, and in organ and sacred music, studying with Christopher Young. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2010, where she was a Regents Scholar. She is currently the director of music/organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbus, and director of children’s choirs at First United Methodist, Columbus.…
Alice Baldwin, a harpsichordist and pianist from Laramie, Wyoming, is currently finishing up her doctorate in harpsichord at Indiana University. During her time at IU she has been a part of a wide variety of early music concerts, both as a continuo player and vocalist, including performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass, St. John Passion, and Magnificat; Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers; Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, Esther, and Dixit Dominus; and Tallis’s Spem in alium. This summer she will be performing at the…
Eunji Lee, harpsichordist and fortepianist, is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in historical keyboard at Indiana University, where she is an Associate Instructor in harpsichord and fortepiano at the Early Music Institute. Studying with Elisabeth Wright, she has appeared in the Boston Early Music Young Performers Festival, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and the Bloomington Early Music Festival. This year, her performance with Bruce Dickey was broadcast by WFIU Public Radio and she was also selected to play as a…

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