Our concerts feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners who have been uniformly moved by the experience of participating in our unique programs.
Gloria Shih
  • Piano

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Gloria Shih has received several awards including First Prize in the Taipei Piano Competition, Second Prize in the Taipei chamber music competition, and First Prize in the Schimmel Piano Competition. Ms. Shih earned her Bachelor’s degree at Soochow University as a protégé of the renowned Se-Se Chang, and has appeared in […]

Guidonian Hand
  • Brass Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times for their “expertly played” performances displaying “meaty lower brass textures,” the Guidonian Hand is America’s leading modern trombone collective. Tireless advocates for contemporary music, this adventurous ensemble collaborates frequently with living composers.  The Hand has commissioned numerous new works and received grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America, […]

Hendrik Helmer
  • Guitar

Since his move from Europe to the United States, Hendrik has played and recorded with New York’s most respected musicians and is acknowledged as one of NYC’s top session guitarists today. He learned to play the organ, trumpet and flugelhorn at the age of 10, then switched to guitar at the age of 12. Hendrik’s […]

Henry Williford
  • Flute

Henry Williford is a flutist. He is a graduate of Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary and he has performed to audiences all over the country.

Holly Sedillos

Holly Sedillos is one of the most versatile sopranos in Los Angeles. She is equally comfortable in the studio or on stage, singing various classical styles, musical theater, world music, children and monster voices, or whatever else is thrown her way. Classical highlights include being a soloist in John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music with the LA Phil, playing Consuelo […]

Inesa Sinkevych
  • Piano

Inesa Sinkevych is a Ukrainian born Israeli concert pianist, currently living in New York. Her recent CD, Schubert Piano Works was released in 2012. She has performed as a soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as solo recitals in such venues as the Purcell Room at […]


Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles […]

Jake Gluckman

Jake Gluckman is an undergraduate at Yale College majoring in American Studies. He is taking this year off of school to sing and travel the world with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, America’s oldest a cappella group. Jake wrote the music, lyrics, and book to My World, a musical based on his brother’s experience growing up with […]

James Tolbert

James Tolbert is a native Michigander who now resides in Los Angeles! His credits include the National Tour of MARY POPPINS, MAMMA MIA (Las Vegas), and he has performed at Disneyland in Anaheim and Hong Kong.

Jeff Sumner

Jeff is perhaps best known in Southern California as the hilarious Genie in Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular – a role he played for over 8 years at Disney California Adventure. Jeff has worked with many great artists including: Betty White, Jack Black, Beck, Eva Longoria, Fred Willard, Harry Hamlin, Dee Wallace, Belinda Carlisle, Garry […]

Jennifer Kumiyama

Jennifer Kumiyama was born with Arthrogryposis and uses a wheelchair daily.  Kumiyama received voice lessons at Long Beach City College and California State University of Long Beach. In 2000, Jennifer earned a spot-on Warner Bros. reality TV show “Popstars 2” and earned national accolades from many publications including Variety Magazine and TV Guide – referring […]

Jennifer Vincent

Bassist, cellist Jennifer Vincent has been an active force on the music scene in New York City for the past twenty years. She has played and toured with the likes of Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Bobby Sanabria, the Harry Whitaker Group, Ray Vega, Mo’ Guajiro, Doc Cheatham, Carmen Lundy, The Roberto Rodriguez Septet, and Regina Carter, to […]

Jenny Ney
  • French Horn

Jenny Ney is active in the New York area as a teacher and French horn performer. She performs on both modern and historical instruments. She has performed in venues throughout NYC and beyond in orchestral, chamber, jazz, and solo capacities, including such groups as the Juilliard Orchestra and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Ney has participated […]

Jesse Gilday
  • Clarinet

Jesse Gilday is an active orchestral, chamber, and solo clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and teacher. A finalist in the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s orchestral audition competition, he serves as principal clarinet in the Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra of Tarrytown, NY, and the NYU Symphony. Jesse has also performed with the One World Symphony (NYC) and the […]

Jessica Meyer
  • Viola

With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and music that is “other-worldly” (Strad Magazine) Jessica Meyer turns her viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different states of being. Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, “Sounds of Being” takes audience members on a […]

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan was touring with the national production of Waitress when he performed with Music for Autism.

Joanne O’Brien

Audiences have long enjoyed a wide range of musical stylings from Joanne O’Brien. Hailed the Carole Lombard of cabaret, Joanne infuses humor, sultry charm, and a vocal quality that stands alone. Her debut solo recording, ISN’T IT ALWAYS LOVE received rave reviews in BILLBOARD magazine. Her latest recording “THE HEART OF THE MATTER’ is a […]

John Holland
  • Violin

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, violinist John Holland has performed extensively as a soloist and with numerous orchestral and chamber ensembles in Boston and abroad. Since January 2002, Mr. Holland has been performing regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Holland’s orchestral engagements also include regular performances with the Boston Pops, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the […]

John McGann
  • Mandolin

Fingers racing at the hound-chased tempo bluegrass commands, John McGann performed masterfully on the mandolin as he taught and inspired students at Berklee College of Music about the breadth and depth of traditional acoustic music. Jazz drew from him equal proficiency and the kind of mandolin solos that could leave listeners wondering what sound would […]

John Paciga

John Paciga is nineteen years old and a songwriter, pianist, vocalist, and actor from Annandale, NJ. He has released two albums of original music, attended National YoungArts Week as a finalist in the Singer/Songwriter category, and originated the role of Benjy in My World earlier this year. John is also the music director of the […]

Joseph Lepore

“Joseph Lepore is a fine bassist and composer who is stepping out with his first recording as a leader. This is good news for all of us listeners. Joseph has a warm and very fluid style of bass playing…Check this record out!!! – John Patitucci “I’ve experienced something of a revelation when first playing with […]