2018 Cast & Crew

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Stephanie Jutt
Jeffery Sykes
Samantha Crownover

Emily Birsan
Sally Chisholm

Dylan Thomas


Di Sanza
Jean-Michel Fonteneau
Alan Kay
Leanne Kelso League
Leanne Kelso
Yura Lee
Laura Medisky
Adrian Morejon
Matthew Onstad

David Scholl
Axel Strauss
Blake Washington

Dynamite Factory Young Artists

Satoko Hayami
Trace Johnson
Jeremy Kienbaum
Jason Kutz

Past Artists | Board of Directors

Artistic Director and flutist STEPHANIE JUTT's performances of new music, transcriptions, and traditional repertoire have made her a model for adventurous flutists everywhere. Her transcriptions of Brahms sonatas were published by International Music Publishing, and an all-Brahms recording with pianist Jeffrey Sykes, Stolen Moments, was released in 2005 on Centaur. Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music, Ms. Jutt won the Concert Artist Guild and Pro Musicis International Soloist awards and received solo recitalist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Ms. Jutt has performed in recital throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. She has served as a board member and program chair for the National Flute Association. Ms. Jutt is principal flute of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and was awarded the Margaret Rupp Cooper Award in honor of her years of service, commitment to the orchestra, and musicianship. A recipient of a grant by the Kauffmann Foundation for Entrepreneurship, she is the founder of UW-Madison Arts Enterprise, a multi-faceted initiative that enables student artists to survive and thrive in today's creative economy. Ms. Jutt recently retired from the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Website)

Artistic Director and pianist JEFFREY SYKES has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with oboist Gerard Reuter and flutist Stephanie Jutt under the auspices of the Pro Musicis Foundation. He holds degrees with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his doctorate. He has garnered numerous awards, including the Jacob Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education and a Fulbright grant to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Sykes serves on the music faculty of the University of California-Berkeley and California State University East Bay. He is a member of the San Francisco Piano Trio and resides in San Francisco. (Website)

Executive Director SAMANTHA CROWNOVER is in her 21st year as executive director of Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society (BDDS). She has been described as “glitter glue” for her ability to organize and make all events sparkle. A strong advocate for the arts, she is involved in many free-lance arts and architecture-based projects ranging from managing events for Performing the Jewish Archive at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Music, to consulting on works-on-paper purchases and collections management, to caring for historic buildings and property management. Past consulting projects include co-founding Arts Enterprise, an University of Wisconsin-Madison program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to artists; architectural studies for the cities of Racine and Milwaukee; and interim-director of the Madison Arts Commission. She served as assistant and then curator of Tandem Press, a fine-art press affiliated with the UW-Madison Art Department. In college, Crownover’s semester in Florence, Italy, led to two subsequent positions in Venice: one as an assistant at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and one as staff to the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She holds a BA and MA from UW-Madison. She has also served on boards of directors including the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation (president), Capitol Neighborhood’s First Settlement (chair), the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum (board president), and Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, WI (board president). Along with her husband and daughter, she is a designated “Superhost” with Airbnb.

Violinist SUZANNE BEIA, a native of Reno, Nevada, began her musical studies on viola at the age of ten. Three years later she shifted her attention to the violin and made her solo debut at age fourteen with the North Lake Tahoe Symphony. She has appeared frequently as soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. Before coming to Madison to join the Pro Arte Quartet as second violin, she held the position of principal second violin in the Wichita Symphony and has held concertmaster positions in the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Her chamber music experience has been extensive; she performed for seven years in the Verano Trio and more recently for two years with the Wichita-based Sedgwick String Quartet. She has been invited to perform in such festivals as Chamber Music West, the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and the Festival de Prades, and has served on the faculties of the Rocky Ridge Music Center and Florida International University. In addition to her duties with the Pro Arte Quartet, Ms. Beia performs with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and is concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. (Website)

Soprano EMILY BIRSAN made her role debut as Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette with Madison Opera in 2016 and added Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Boston Lyric Opera and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Florentine Opera in 2017. On the concert stage, she made her debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra singing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and was featured with the BBC Symphony in London singing Arthur Bliss’ Beatitudes. Recently Ms. Birsan appeared as the Italian Singer in Capriccio at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as Leila in The Pearl Fishers with Florida Grand Opera, and as Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival. Her performances on the concert stage include Elgar with the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, Verdi and Puccini with the Knoxville Symphony, and Mozart's Mass in C minor in her Carnegie Hall debut. Ms. Birsan earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence Conservatory in Appleton, Wisconsin, and her Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Music in 2010. From 2011 to 2014 she was a member of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (Website

SALLY CHISHOLM is violist of the Pro Arte Quartet, professor of viola, and artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a permanent member of Midsummer's Music Festival (Wisconsin), the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute (Minnesota), and the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. During the 2013-14 season, Ms. Chisholm served as principal viola of the Chicago Philharmonic. She performs annually in the Festival der Zukunft in Switzerland and the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, and in 2013 she performed at the International Viola Congress in Krakow, Poland. Ms. Chisholm was a founding member of the Thouvenel String Quartet, which co-commissioned quartets of Elliot Carter, Milton Babbitt, Mel Powell, and Ernst Krenek. Her recitals of twentieth-century American viola music and her premieres include Edmond Cone's Variations for Solo Viola, John Harbison's The Violist's Notebooks, Andrew Imbrie's Sonatina, the American premiere of Yehuda Yannay's Viola Sonata, and new chamber works for the Hun Qiao Concert with Yo-Yo Ma. Ms. Chisholm won first prize at the Weiner International Chamber Music Competition and was a Naumburg Competition finalist. She has performed on the Today Show and has toured in China and Tibet.

Trombonist DYLAN THOMAS CHMURA-MOORE, D.M.A., is associate professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, and has recently performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Isthmus Brass. International solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival. He can be heard on Mode, Summit, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, and the Accentus record labels. His solo album, Flag, was recently released by Peer 2 Records. Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. Previously, he studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he received two Master of Music degrees, in trombone, and in conducting. Upon graduation, Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. (Website)

CALUM COOK joined the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra as principal cello in 2014. Since making his concerto debut at the age of 15 playing Brahms Double Concerto with his sister Carol, Mr. Cook has appeared as a soloist with the Cardiff Bay Chamber Orchestra and the Dorset County Orchestra and at the Kronberg and Edinburgh Festivals; and he has served as guest principal cello with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. He was a finalist in the BBC’s Young Musicians competition in 1998, a prize winner at the 1999 Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and gold medalist at the British Federation of Festivals competition. After obtaining his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music, Mr. Cook worked with the English Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured in Europe, the Far East, and the U.S. He also appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Cook was a full-time member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2014. He was also a member of Kokoro, BSO’s contemporary music ensemble, whose performances of new works were often broadcast live on BBC Radio. (Website)

Percussionist ANTHONY DI SANZA has performed, presented master classes, and held residencies in North America, Europe, and Asia. He studies and performs music from Brazil, Cuba, and the Middle East and is regularly involved in the premiering of new works from a wide variety of composers. Mr. Di Sanza is associate professor of percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Website)

Cellist JEAN-MICHEL FONTENEAU is a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, which was awarded two prizes at the Evian String Quartet Competition and won the first French Grammy Award, Les Victoires de la Musique Classique. The quartet has toured extensively around the world and created the first-ever string quartet residency program in France. Mr. Fonteneau performs frequently with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Amadeus, Juilliard, Pro Arte, and Fine Arts Quartets. He served on the faculty of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, France, until 1999, when he moved to the U.S. to join the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He appears regularly at summer festivals, including the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Domaine Forget, and Oberlin at Casalmaggiore. Mr. Fonteneau's recordings can be found on the Musidisc-France and Albany Records labels. (Website)

Baritone TIMOTHY JONES has performed in opera houses and with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. In opera houses he has performed leading roles in The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, Falstaff, Macbeth, and La Traviata. He has been a frequent guest with the Victoria Bach Festival, New Texas Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. As a committed performer of contemporary music, Mr. Jones has commissioned and premiered many compositions by leading composers of our time. He lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston. (Website)

Clarinetist ALAN R. KAY is principal clarinet and an artistic director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A founding member of Windscape Quintet, he is a regular participant in the Yellow Barn, Orlando (Holland), and Skaneateles (New York) festivals and directed a series at the Cape May (New Jersey) Music Festival for 25 years. Mr. Kay’s honors include the Classical Recording Foundation Samuel Sanders Award, the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Award, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon. Mr. Kay teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University. He has recorded wind chamber music with Hexagon, Windscape, and the Sylvan Winds. Mr. Kay recently released his first solo CD, Max Reger: Music for Clarinet and Piano on Bridge Records with pianist Jon Klibonoff. He also recently recorded Perry Goldstein’s Quintet with the “M” Prize-winning Calidore String Quartet as well as with Gruppo Montebello in The Netherlands. He has served on the juries of international chamber music competitions in Trapani, Italy, and Rolduc, Holland, Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Concert Artist Guild Auditions, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. (Website)

Violinist LEANNE KELSO LEAGUE is the assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a member of the Ancora String Quartet. Ms. League was a fellow at the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas for three seasons, where she served as concertmaster and principal second violin. During that time, she also performed at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi in Italy for two summers. Ms. League enjoys playing the Baroque violin and has performed regularly with the Madison Bach Musicians, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and the Tallahassee Bach Parley. (Website)

Violinist/violist YURA LEE has performed with major symphony orchestras including those of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She has given recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. At age 12, she became the youngest artist ever to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at the Performance Today awards given by National Public Radio. She is the recipient of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the first prize winner of the 2013 ARD Competition. She has received many other international prizes, including top prizes in the Mozart, Indianapolis, Hannover, Kreisler, Bashmet, and Paganini competitions. Her CD Mozart in Paris with Reinhard Goebel and the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, received the Diapason d’Or Award. As a chamber musician, she regularly takes part in the festivals of Marlboro, Salzburg, Verbier, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, and Caramoor. Ms. Lee teaches violin and viola at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at the Rutgers University. She is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. (Website)

Oboist LAURA MEDISKY is a founding member of the Black Marigold wind quintet, and assistant director of the LunART Festival. Dr. Medisky performs in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, con vivo! chamber ensemble, and Fresco Opera. For the 2016-2017 season, she served as principal oboe in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Medisky presents Alexander Technique workshops and oboe master classes at music institutions, festivals and conferences throughout the United States and in South America. As owner of Medisky Oboe Studio LLC in Madison, she is gaining national recognition for her creativity and innovation in teaching, and was recently a featured guest on the podcast Double Reed Dish. Dr. Medisky has served on faculty at UW-Platteville, Luther College, and Maranatha Baptist University. Recent concerto appearances include Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Marcello's Oboe Concerto with the Idaho State-Civic Orchestra. Dr. Medisky’s solo album, Personalities: 21st-century American Music for Oboe, is available on the Centaur Records label. (website)

Bassoonist ADRIAN MOREJON is a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician based in New York City. As a soloist, Mr. Morejon has appeared with the Talea Ensemble (New York City), the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Miami Symphony, and has also performed in Vienna, Prague, and Memphis. He is co-principal of IRIS Orchestra and a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, Talea Ensemble, and Radius Ensemble, and he has appeared with many other ensembles and festivals. Mr. Morejon is a prize-winner of the IDRS Gillet-Fox and Moscow Conservatory international competitions and a recipient of a Theodore Presser Foundation Grant. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music and currently teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and Brooklyn College. (Website)

Trumpeter MATTHEW ONSTAD, a Wisconsin native, is principal trumpet with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and is currently performing with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra as principal trumpet for their 2017-18 season. Matthew is a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Mead Witter School of Music, where he also performs as a member of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Mr. Onstad has been a member of the 132nd Wisconsin Army National Guard Band since 2012, and has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and Isthmus Brass. An avid teacher, Mr. Onstad has served as a master clinician with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the 132nd Army Band, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota. He received his Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His past teachers include John Aley, Marty Robinson, and Robert Levy. (Website)

Visual Artist JEFF REPKO is a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his art, he uses elements of play to combine digital processes and analogue construction methods. His sculptures draw influence from modern abstraction and 20th century industry. He is the recipient of the University Wide Fellowship in 2015-2016, and research grants in 2016 and 2018, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the AutoDesk Student scholarship in 2016. He was recently awarded a Blink Grant from the Madison Arts Commission and was in residence at the Digital Stone Project in Tuscany, Italy. He has taught, worked, and shown his sculpture in Pennslyvania, where numerous pieces of his have been placed in sculpture gardens. His Bachelors of Fine Arts in sculpture as well as Bachelor of Science in Art Education is from Pennsylvania State University. (Website)

Double bassist DAVID SCHOLL was recently appointed to the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves as principal bass of the Madison, Quad City, and Dubuque Symphonies and frequently appears with Elgin, Rockford, and South Bend Symphonies. He is also active in the new music community, including appearances as a guest artist on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series and the University of Chicago’s Contempo series, and with the Spektral Quartet. He also appears as a guest clinician in music programs in and around the Midwest. A product of the public school system himself, he makes it a priority to present in public schools and non-profit music programs, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Summer Music Clinic. Mr. Scholl received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University, where he studied bass with Bruce Bransby. While there he also studied historical performance from distinguished professor Stanley Ritchie, and spent the summers studying bass with Owen Lee, Jeff Turner, and Peter Lloyd. He continued studies as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and at the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where he was principal bass and studied with Alex Hanna. (Website)

In 1998, violinist AXEL STRAUSS became the first German artist ever to win the Naumburg Violin Award. Mr. Strauss made his American debut at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1998. Since then he has given recitals in major North American cities, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 2007 he was the violinist in the world premiere performance and recording of Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby, written for him by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Mr. Strauss's discography includes the Brahms violin concerto, the three last violin concertos by Kreutzer, the complete Caprices for solo violin by Pierre Rode, and the complete works for violin and piano by George Enescu. Mr. Strauss has performed as soloist with orchestras in Budapest, Hamburg, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, Bucharest, and Cincinnati, and has served as guest concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony. In 2012 Mr. Strauss was appointed professor of violin at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. Before moving to Canada, he was professor of violin and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. (Website)

BLAKE WASHINGTON is a dancer and choreographer from Madison Wisconsin. In 2016 he was the Teen Dance winner in Overture Center for the Arts Rising Stars competition, as well as a 2017 DANCEMKE finalist and the third-place winner in the 2015 Madison’s Got Talent competition. Mr. Washington has performed in the same event as hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and Grammy winner Juan De Marcus and has choreographed music videos for music producers and artists. He currently studies dance and political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

A native of Japan, pianist SATOKO HAYAMI is an active collaborative and solo pianist, also performing on harpsichord and toy piano. Ms. Hayami has performed and taught piano chamber music and accompanied instrumental and vocal repertoire in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. A passionate performer of new music, she has been active with the Madison New Music Festival and also co-founded Sound Out Loud Collective, a contemporary chamber ensemble that performs and commissions works by living composers. A winner of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship, Ms. Hayami is in her final year pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, studying with Martha Fischer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned masters degrees in piano chamber music and accompanying at Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has participated in many summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Summer Festival, and the Corsi Internazionali di Musica in Urbino, Italy. Her chamber music coaches have included members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland String Quartet, and Pro Arte String Quartet. Ms. Hayami is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists.  (Website)

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, cellist TRACE JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was recently awarded his Master of Music degree at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first place winner in the conservatory's annual concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in 2014. Later that fall, he won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's chamber competition, and in 2016 he performed in a New York debut concert with fellow Lynn Conservatory musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation. For the past two summers, Mr. Johnson has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as a fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival. He has also participated in other summer festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Centre d'Arts, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Mr. Johnson is currently working in a variety of performing ensembles in South Florida and is a section cellist with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Johnson is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)

Violist JEREMY KIENBAUM, first prize winner in the 2015 Enkor International Chamber Music Competition and the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Competition, is a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and worked with conductors Fabio Luisi, Alan Gilbert, and Itzhak Perlman. As a chamber musician, Mr. Kienbaum has worked with members of the Juilliard, Shanghai, and Kronos Quartets, and has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio and Classical KING radio in Seattle. A devoted supporter of the arts in schools, Mr. Kienbaum teaches for the Juilliard Music Advancement Program and for the After-School Arts Program at Nord Anglia International School in New York City. Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Kienbaum studied with David Perry and Sally Chisholm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will complete his master’s degree in May 2017 under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes at the Juilliard School. Mr. Kienbaum is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)

Pianist JASON KUTZ grew up in Kiel, Wisconsin. He studied piano and percussion at a young age and went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Industry-Recording Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently works as a pianist, composer, teacher, arranger, artist, graphic designer, and sound engineer. He regularly tours with Opera for the Young and writes and performs in an experimental chamber group.  At Farley's House of Pianos, he has a private studio of 15 students from ages 6 to 75, ranging from beginner to advanced. Mr. Kutz is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)