Jared Hedges' compositions have won awards from the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Music Institute of Chicago and Webster University, and his piece The Wanderers was heard on Chicago's fine arts and classical station WFMT 98.7.
A native of Minnesota, Jordan Jenkins caught the composing bug in 8th grade, when his band director gave him an old copy of the music notation software Finale, and has been composing and arranging ever since.
Sam Krahn has received numerous commissions to compose new works for Ed Harrison of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Harper College, and the Anaphora Contemporary Ensemble. Most recently, he was invited to the 2014 MATA Festival to attend a reading of fluidity as riddle by the Uusinta Ensemble.
Deemed “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative” by the 2013 American Prize, Paul John Rudoi’s music stems from a deeply rooted passion for connecting innate human values and universal experiences.
Reviewed as “gorgeous” and “stunning,” the music of Timothy C. Takach is rapidly gaining momentum in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received a number of commissions from numerous organizations.