THE STUDIO IS A POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM IN 21ST CENTURY CHAMBER MUSIC AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

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  Gabrielle Skinner   Gabrielle Skinner is a violist and educator working primarily in Houston, Texas, New York City and New Haven, CT. A versatile and accomplished musician, she holds her Bachelor's degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master's degree from Rice University in May 2018. Gabrielle recently won the Harmony Fellowship with the New Haven Symphony and is working as a fellow with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Skinner is passionate about teaching and is devoted to empowering young minds with the power of music. Gabrielle enjoys playing chamber music, knitting, and watching cooking shows. 

Gabrielle Skinner

Gabrielle Skinner is a violist and educator working primarily in Houston, Texas, New York City and New Haven, CT. A versatile and accomplished musician, she holds her Bachelor's degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master's degree from Rice University in May 2018. Gabrielle recently won the Harmony Fellowship with the New Haven Symphony and is working as a fellow with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Skinner is passionate about teaching and is devoted to empowering young minds with the power of music. Gabrielle enjoys playing chamber music, knitting, and watching cooking shows. 

  Emily Kaplan   Flutist Emily Kaplan is a colorful soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout  the U.S., Ireland, France, and the United Kingdom. She received her M.M. in flute performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she served as a Woodwind Quintet Fellow. She recently accepted the opportunity to study and perform with the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond Arts Academy. With her colleagues, Emily is co-creator of  “Seascape Trio” , a flute, cello, and piano ensemble that performs throughout New England.

Emily Kaplan

Flutist Emily Kaplan is a colorful soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout  the U.S., Ireland, France, and the United Kingdom. She received her M.M. in flute performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she served as a Woodwind Quintet Fellow. She recently accepted the opportunity to study and perform with the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond Arts Academy. With her colleagues, Emily is co-creator of  “Seascape Trio” , a flute, cello, and piano ensemble that performs throughout New England.

  Shoshanah Klein   Shoshana is a freelance oboist in the greater Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas. She graduated in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in music and psychology, and in May 2018 with an advanced musical studies certificate. Shoshana is particularly interested in contemporary applications and social impacts of music.

Shoshanah Klein

Shoshana is a freelance oboist in the greater Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas. She graduated in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in music and psychology, and in May 2018 with an advanced musical studies certificate. Shoshana is particularly interested in contemporary applications and social impacts of music.

 
  Leland Nelson   Leland Nelson is an electric and upright bassist hailing from Fort Wayne, IN. Born into a musical family, his formative years were steeped in the sounds of jazz, soul, gospel, and classical, among other styles. Having received his Bachelor's from DePauw in May 2018, Leland now sets course for New York City where he will join PROJECT Trio for their Fall 2018 season of The Studio. He is confident that this next phase will aid him in achieving the balance between artistic and pragmatic skills, a balance that he will use for the betterment of not only his craft but also the people who know him and hear him.

Leland Nelson

Leland Nelson is an electric and upright bassist hailing from Fort Wayne, IN. Born into a musical family, his formative years were steeped in the sounds of jazz, soul, gospel, and classical, among other styles. Having received his Bachelor's from DePauw in May 2018, Leland now sets course for New York City where he will join PROJECT Trio for their Fall 2018 season of The Studio. He is confident that this next phase will aid him in achieving the balance between artistic and pragmatic skills, a balance that he will use for the betterment of not only his craft but also the people who know him and hear him.

  Simona Donova   Simona Donova began her career as a flutist at the age of ten in Varna, Bulgaria where she was born and raised. After relocating to the United States in 2010, Simona was actively performing while pursuing her music education. She has won multiple prizes both nationally and internationally, including First Prize Winner at the International Flute Competition in Volos, Greece. Simona is an active performer in New York City and enjoys a colorful career working with versatile musicians. Her repertoire includes variety of styles, such as classical, contemporary, jazz, latin and gospel music. Simona is a staff member of the Bloomingdale School of Music on the Upper West Side, Manhattan as well as a faculty member of Rhythm School of Music in Queens.

Simona Donova

Simona Donova began her career as a flutist at the age of ten in Varna, Bulgaria where she was born and raised. After relocating to the United States in 2010, Simona was actively performing while pursuing her music education. She has won multiple prizes both nationally and internationally, including First Prize Winner at the International Flute Competition in Volos, Greece. Simona is an active performer in New York City and enjoys a colorful career working with versatile musicians. Her repertoire includes variety of styles, such as classical, contemporary, jazz, latin and gospel music. Simona is a staff member of the Bloomingdale School of Music on the Upper West Side, Manhattan as well as a faculty member of Rhythm School of Music in Queens.

  Josée Weigand   26 year-old violinist, violist, and composer Josée Weigand is an active and professional musician with performances ranging from The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to Carnegie Hall in New York City. She lives in Nashville, TN, where she performs viola with the classical, touring string quartet, “La Vie Quartet.” Josée believes in the positive influence of music education and how music enriches lives and culture. She plans to one day open a music school and teach courses in music improvisation and creativity. Aside from practicing, performing, teaching, and writing music, Josée enjoys playing tennis, social activities, shopping, cooking, exploring new cities, spending time with her ever growing family, the ocean, and summertime.’

Josée Weigand

26 year-old violinist, violist, and composer Josée Weigand is an active and professional musician with performances ranging from The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to Carnegie Hall in New York City. She lives in Nashville, TN, where she performs viola with the classical, touring string quartet, “La Vie Quartet.” Josée believes in the positive influence of music education and how music enriches lives and culture. She plans to one day open a music school and teach courses in music improvisation and creativity. Aside from practicing, performing, teaching, and writing music, Josée enjoys playing tennis, social activities, shopping, cooking, exploring new cities, spending time with her ever growing family, the ocean, and summertime.’

  Savannah Gentry   Savannah Gentry is an entrepreneur of all styles of music from classical to contemporary. She was first introduced to contemporary music when she studied with Molly Barth at the University of Oregon where she participated with numerous composers on their student recitals and during the Oregon Bach Festival and continued to pursue contemporary music at the Soundscape Music Festival in Cesena, Italy. She gained experience in orchestral, opera, and ballet at the Music in the Mountains summer festival and at the Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University where she completed her master degree studying with Thomas Robertello.

Savannah Gentry

Savannah Gentry is an entrepreneur of all styles of music from classical to contemporary. She was first introduced to contemporary music when she studied with Molly Barth at the University of Oregon where she participated with numerous composers on their student recitals and during the Oregon Bach Festival and continued to pursue contemporary music at the Soundscape Music Festival in Cesena, Italy. She gained experience in orchestral, opera, and ballet at the Music in the Mountains summer festival and at the Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University where she completed her master degree studying with Thomas Robertello.

  Keadrin Cain   Keadrin Cain is taking some time to discover her true goals as a musician. Having graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance, Ms. Cain continues to play with the Washington Idaho Symphony in addition to free-lancing as a recording artist for the Materia Collective and other projects. She attended the InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy this July and intends to pursue a Masters in performance within the next few years. This fall marks her start as a private cello teacher, and she also enjoys working full-time for the Washington State University Foundation. This time at The Studio is exactly what Keadrin needs to find her next steps to her future.

Keadrin Cain

Keadrin Cain is taking some time to discover her true goals as a musician. Having graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance, Ms. Cain continues to play with the Washington Idaho Symphony in addition to free-lancing as a recording artist for the Materia Collective and other projects. She attended the InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy this July and intends to pursue a Masters in performance within the next few years. This fall marks her start as a private cello teacher, and she also enjoys working full-time for the Washington State University Foundation. This time at The Studio is exactly what Keadrin needs to find her next steps to her future.

  Rebecca Larkin      Rebecca Larkin is a musical storyteller. As a flutist and composer, her music conveys an unraveling narrative that she and her audience can interpret in any way they wish. An active performer of new music, Rebecca has recently been a featured soloist with the North Country Electronic Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. Rebecca is the flutist, founder, and director of Wind Speaks, a woodwind centered ensemble that performs music by living composers. When Rebecca is not composing or performing, she is an avid gamer and spends quality time with her rabbit, Oreo.

Rebecca Larkin

 

Rebecca Larkin is a musical storyteller. As a flutist and composer, her music conveys an unraveling narrative that she and her audience can interpret in any way they wish. An active performer of new music, Rebecca has recently been a featured soloist with the North Country Electronic Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. Rebecca is the flutist, founder, and director of Wind Speaks, a woodwind centered ensemble that performs music by living composers. When Rebecca is not composing or performing, she is an avid gamer and spends quality time with her rabbit, Oreo.