ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT:

Peter Tiboris

37 years
General Director and Music Director of MidAmerica Productions
at Carnegie Hall and MidAm International
Email: mozart11@aol.com
Tiboris@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 239 or 212-736-1617

Mobile: 973-725-2622

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Peter Tiboris, Greek American conductor, music director, and producer, has enjoyed a worldwide career for more than forty years of which the past thirty have been in New York City. He is the founder and artistic director of MidAmerica Productions, which has produced concerts in Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall (now called David Geffen Hall), and Alice Tully Hall in New York; the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece; performance series in Vienna, Austria, and Florence, Italy; and concerts throughout Europe and the U.S. Maestro Tiboris is also the founder of the Manhattan Philharmonic, Elysium Recordings, and most recently, MidAm International.

Since 1983, he has presented more than 1300 concerts worldwide and 1000 in New York, including 550 on the main stage of Carnegie Hall, where he has also conducted many of the concerts. He is Music Director and Conductor of the Manhattan Philharmonic, which he founded; and the Pan-European Philharmonia, in Warsaw, Poland; and Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, in Florence, Italy.

He made his European conducting debut on July 1, 1983, in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, with the Moscow Philharmonia as part of the Dubrovnik Festival; and his New York conducting debut on January 7, 1984, with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He has conducted in 20 countries, among them Mexico; Russia, in St. Petersburg and Moscow at Column Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, and Shostakovich Hall; Great Britain, in London at the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall; Austria, at Vienna’s Konzerthaus; Poland, in 11 cities including Warsaw; Czech Republic, in Prague’s Rudolfinium and Smetana Hall with Virtuosi di Praga and the North Czech Philharmonic; Italy, at Teatro di Roma, Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, Regio di Parma, and 20 other locations; Portugal; Turkey; and Egypt, at Cairo’s National Opera House. Mr. Tiboris has conducted such renowned orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Oxford’s Philomusica, Niedersächsische Orchester Hannover, the Prague and Brno philharmonics, National Opera Orchestra of Cairo, American Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Société Philharmonique de Montreal, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le-Zion, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Orchestra di Siciliana di Palermo. In March 2016, he made his Asian conducting debut with the Macao Symphony Orchestra and Taipei Philharmonic Chorus in Macao, China. Additionally, he has conducted nearly every major choral work as well as countless symphonic works, selected operas, and ballet.

On his Carnegie Hall series, he has showcased hundreds of guest conductors and thousands of visiting ensembles from throughout the world. He has conducted or presented hundreds of works with numerous and significant world and American premieres, including music by Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven/Mahler, Taneyev, Cherubini, and Theodorakis. The concerts have been hailed by The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and The New Yorker, among other noted publications.

His company, Elysium Recordings, has released 30 recordings, most of which are premiere and first-time commercial releases. He performs on ten of those. The International Festival of the Aegean has recently concluded its 12th season in Syros, Greece; and MidAm International, Inc., founded in 2013 as a producer of concerts abroad, has presented performances in Vienna, Florence, and Syros, with proposed concerts in China and France.

Peter Tiboris studied music at the University of Wisconsin and received a doctorate from the University of Illinois, but he credits his move to New York City some thirty years ago as the most important event in his musical and professional life. He is married to the soprano Eilana Lappalainen, and they reside in Germany, Greece, and the U.S.

 


Norman Dunfee

28 years
Production Manager for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall
Email: ndunfee@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 208
Mobile: 917-592-8317

 


James Redcay

3 years
Director of Program Development for MidAmerica Productions
at Carnegie Hall & MidAm International

Email: jredcay@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 223
Mobile: 267-371-3683

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A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, James Redcay recently joined MidAmerica Productions in April of 2015. A graduate of New York University, Redcay spent four years in New York City as an accomplished pianist, composer and teacher, performing and composing for numerous concerts and institutions. During this time Redcay also held the position of Composer-in-Residence at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. After graduating from NYU, Redcay moved abroad to Macao, where he taught music at the Conservatory of Macao and created and managed arts and entertainment programs for Sands China Ltd., a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands. After six fruitful years, Redcay relocated to the United States and now resides in New York City.

 


Eilana Lappalainen

13 years
Principal Artistic Administration for MidAm International
and Director of Vocal Division for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall
Email: elappalainen@aol.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 222
Mobile: 918-629-8803


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Eilana Lappalainen, of Finnish-Canadian descent, has performed title roles to critical claim in the world’s premier opera venues including Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Montréal, Bellas Artes, Teatro Verdi Trieste, New Israeli Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Polish National Opera, Opera North, Staatstheater Essen, Prague State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera, Minnesota Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, Portland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Hamilton, Opera Ottawa, Marin Opera, Arizona Opera, and Opera San Jose, and in cities such as Wiesbaden, Dessau, Halle, Mannheim, Bremen, Würtzburg, Bielefeld, and Winterthur.

Her repertoire includes leading roles in Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Fidelio, Peter Grimes, Wozzeck, Der Freischütz, Jenůfa, Giovanna D’Arco, Un ballo in maschera, I masnadieri, Il trovatore, Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Medea, Andrea Chénier, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Il tabarro, La fanciulla del West, Turandot, and Tosca. At Carnegie Hall, she has sung Verdi’s, Mozart’s and Fauré’s Requiems; Zanetto; A Gala Concert; Vivaldi’s Gloria; a recital in Weill Recital Hall, and recently, the New York premiere of To Be Afraid of the Dawn. Her recording of Zanetto was released in 2008, and a CD of Mahler songs was released in 2013, both by Elysium Recordings. This past summer she sang the role of Nedda in Pagliacci at Festival of the Aegean. Recently, she has performed in such diverse places as New York, Arizona, Catania, Calabria, Florence and Macao. Her future engagements include Aida in Thessaloniki, and concerts in Taormina, Paris, New York, Prague, and Passau, Germany. She is working on a new recording, “Dramatic Divas,” which will be released in 2017.

In addition to her singing career, she is the Artistic Director of Opera Productions of the Festival of the Aegean, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio, Festival of the Aegean Manager, and Artistic Administrator, Director of the Vocal Division at MidAmerica Productions.

 


CORE ADMINISTRATION:

Joseph J. Bill

22 years
Vice President & Director of Administration
Email: jbill@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 217

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Joseph J. Bill was previously a senior administrator and financial manager for Comex, a membership organization for commodities trading. Originally from Long Island, New York, he attended Pace University and presently resides in New Jersey. He plays the keyboard as a hobby, although previously as a piano student, he performed in Carnegie Hall.

 


Joyce Howard-Brazel

22 years
Vice President & Director of Account Operations
Email: jhoward@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 219

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Joyce Howard-Brazel came to MidAmerica Productions in 1997, after serving for eight years in the U.S. Army as an Electronic Warfare Systems Repairer, attaining the rank of Specialist Promotable. Previously, she worked as a Customer Account Coordinator for WTGS-28, a FOX network affiliate station in Savannah, Georgia. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she attended the State University of New York at Purchase. She is currently studying music composition. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, crocheting, reading, cooking and traveling.

 


Molly Waymire

27 years
Director of Audience Development
PipTix
Email: molly.waymire@piptix.com
Mobile: 917-513-3080


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Molly Waymire studied mathematics and computer science at Indiana University. Over the past 20 years, she has gained experience in treasury and management through her work at several theaters, performing arts centers, and theme parks throughout the United States. She was appointed to her present position in 1993.

 


Zui Tao

5 years
Program Director for MidAm International and Associate to the General Director, Peter Tiboris
Email: ztao@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 293 or 212-736-1617
Mobile: 347-322-2280

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Zui Tao graduated in May 2013 from New York University with a master’s degree in performing arts administration. A strong advocate of a global performing arts exchange, she studied arts management in Asia, the U.S., and Europe, and is involved in a variety of cultural activities that engage and educate diverse audiences who come from different cultural backgrounds. She previously worked at various international music festivals. In addition to her master’s degree, she holds a bachelor's degree in arts management from Nanjing University of the Arts and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Nanjing University.


 


SOCIAL MEDIA:

Kirk Naylor

Kirk C. Naylor

2 years
Director of Digital and Social Media
Email: knaylor@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 202
Mobile: 925-989-6019

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Kirk C. Naylor is a multimedia artist and composer of experimental music, now living in Brooklyn. At UCLA, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, he organized and produced several undergraduate composer recitals to critical acclaim. Since moving to New York in 2013, he has kept busy producing and composing for digital performance pieces and videos. He currently makes a career out of web and print graphic design and social media management for freelance clients.

 

 


Kirk Naylor

Lisette Gonzalez

5 years
Web Consultant & Development

 

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Originally from Chicago, Lisette Gonzalez is a web developer who joined MidAmerica Productions in 2012. For the past 6 years, she has worked in web development and digital communications for arts organizations in New York City. Lisette is a Microsoft Certified Professional in HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3 and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. Her hobbies include WordPress and Drupal development, hiking, cooking, and attending live musical performances.

 

 

 


CONDUCTORS:

David R. Thye

10 years
Conductor/Program Development
Email: davethye@gmail.com
Mobile: 940-765-2956

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David R. Thye is a passionate conductor, educator, lecturer and clinician. While inspiring excellence through discipline and musical integrity, he consistently delivers cutting-edge live performances with sincerity, focus and enthusiasm.

In addition to his work with MidAmerica Productions, Thye is a freelance festival, state, and honor choir conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and consultant.  Prior to his present posts, he was the Robert L. Burton chair of graduate conducting at Southwestern School of Music and music director and conductor of the Master Chorale (the principal chorus of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).  Over the past four decades, he has been director of choral activities at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, the University of Montana in Missoula, and the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.

Having received his B.A. degree in music education and voice from the University of Sioux Falls, Thye began his teaching career as a public school choral director. He earned both M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has studied with such noted teachers as Eph Ehly, Weston Noble, Margaret Hillis, Don Moses, Glenn Block, Ron Nelson, Rod Walker and many others.

Under Dr. Thye’s baton, various professional, collegiate, community, and high school choral organizations have been selected to perform in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City and other premier concert halls and venues across the nation and Europe. In recognition of his outstanding success, the University of Sioux Falls presented him with its Alumni Pacesetter Award.

 


Candace Wicke

3 years
Conductor/Program Development
Email: Cwicke@midamerica-music.com

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Hailed as a ‘true maestro’ conductor Candace Wicke made her Carnegie Hall debut with MidAmerica Productions in 2002. As a champion of new music, Dr. Wicke has premiered many compositions in her Carnegie Hall appearances and was recently featured in the nationwide PBS documentary “Requiem for my Mother.” Sharing the stage with the likes of the Vienna Philharmonic, Christoph Eschenbach, and Helmuth Rilling, she was the first woman conductor to appear on the prestigious Festival Internazionale pro Musica e Arte Sacre Series in Italy and also conducted the first concert in history by a US organization inside the Sistine Chapel.

Wicke served as Chorus Master for the world premiere of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at the Paper Mill Playhouse and according to the New York Times, “…the signal pleasure of the show was the Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus.” Her international experience includes conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic, the Festival Internazionale Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti in Italy, the United States representative Wind Ensemble at the Taipei Presidential Inauguration and concert tours in Ireland, France, Italy, Australia, Taiwan, and the Czech Republic.

Wicke is the founder, president, and executive director for the Continuo Arts Foundation and conducts the Continuo Arts Intergenerational Choral Ensembles. She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni of the Year for Evangel University, New Jersey’s 2016 Women of Excellence in Arts & Humanities Award Winner and received a 2016 Congressional recognition for dedication and excellence in the Arts.

 


Brian J. Bacon, Jr.

2 years
Conductor/Program Development
Email: bjbaconjr@gmail.com
Mobile: 931-337-7050

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Mr. Brian J. Bacon, Jr. is Conductor/Program Development Associate at MidAmerica Productions, Inc. and MidAm International in New York City. He is also the Director of Music Ministries at Saint Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church in Snellville, Georgia, and the Artistic Director of the Festival Chorale of Fairfield Glade in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Mr. Bacon has had the opportunity to serve many churches throughout Tennessee and Missouri, including: Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Flowery Branch, GA), Christ Lutheran Church (Fairfield Glade, TN), St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Fairfield Glade, TN), St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (Independence, MO), Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (St. Joseph, MO), Sand Branch United Methodist (Knoxville, TN), United Church: Chapel On the Hill (Oak Ridge, TN) and First Christian Church: Disciples of Christ (Rockwood, TN). He has participated in the MidAmerica Productions Carnegie Hall Choral Concert Series on six different occasions in several different facets, including chorister, bringing his own choirs to participate and, most recently, as Guest Conductor in 2013 and 2015. Mr. Bacon's studies have included Roane State Community College (Harriman, TN), where he received the Outstanding Musician Award and conducted the Roane State Chamber Choir; Maryville College (Maryville, TN), where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Liberty University, where he earned his Master of Arts in Music and Worship. Mr. Bacon is currently in the Doctoral of Worship Studies program at Liberty University. He has had the opportunity to perform with many well established choruses including: Knoxville Opera Company Chorus, Roane Choral Society, Cumberland County Community Chorus, Saint Joseph Community Chorus, Roane State Community College Concert Choir and Celebration and the Maryville College Concert Choir, Off-kilter and Community Chorus and Mastersingers at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee. Most recently, Mr. Bacon traveled to Rome, Italy where he conducted the Festival Chorale(s) of Fairfield Glade and North Georgia in multiple performances and Masses, including the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica presided by Pope Francis. He is an active member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and American Choral Director’s Association.

 


Matthew Harden

2 years
Conductor/Program Development
Email: mharden@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 210
Mobile: 402-332-8990

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Matthew Harden is founder and artistic director of the adult chamber ensemble Madrigali et al., which is the fourth choral ensemble he has built over his career. In addition, he is Music Minister at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Kearny, New Jersey. His collegiate teaching experience includes being Director of Choral Activities at three different universities, The University of Nebraska at Omaha, The University of South Dakota and East Carolina University.

Dr. Harden earned his doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Choral Music Education) from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, his master’s degree from Portland State University, and two bachelor’s degrees (Performance and Education) from Southern Oregon State College. His studies and degrees are in the areas of conducting, organ performance, music education, and vocal performance. He has taught private voice lessons since 1983 and worked with several singers to rehabilitate their injured voices. 

He founded the North Coast Chorale, now celebrating its twenty-eighth year of existence. He was assistant conductor and tenor section leader for the Portland Symphonic Choir, Artistic Director for the Early Music ensemble “Sine Nomine,” and taught in various Oregon schools for twelve years. He has conducted choirs on tour in the United States, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Russia and The Netherlands, and festival choirs in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and most recently the professional choir Polifonia in Lithuania. An active member of the ACDA, Chorus America, NAfME, NCCO, and IFCM, he served as President of the Nebraska Choral Directors’ Association from 2011-2013.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife Shellie and is very proud of his three children, Tim, Noelle and CJ.

 


Sonja Sepúlveda

5 years
Conductor/Program Development
Email: sonjasepulveda@hotmail.com
Mobile: 803-316-3487

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Sonja Sepúlveda is Director of Choral Activities and professor of music theory at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and conducts the Salem Chamber Choir, Chorale, and SuperTonics. She came to Salem College following positions at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia.

Graduating from Winthrop University with Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees, Sonja Sepúlveda earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina where she studied under Larry Wyatt and Carol Krueger. 

Sonja Sepúlveda is former SC Choral Festival Chairman and served as SC All-State Chairman for four years. She also served as her state ACDA Chairman for Jazz and Show Choirs. Her choirs have toured Europe, Mexico, and Canada. She sang with the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus for eight years and with the Carnegie Hall Chorus in 2000 and 2002.  She is well known for her work with youth choruses and is in demand as a choral adjudicator and clinician.

In 2006, she founded the Palmetto Voices, a choir of alumni students from Western Kentucky University, University of South Carolina, Brewton Parker College, Salem College and Sumter High School.  The choir strives to preserve the legacy of the Negro Spiritual and share the vision that this unique American choral art form is for everyone.

 


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

Joseph Stebbins

16 years
Program Development for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall &MidAm International
Email: joestebbins64@gmail.com

Mobile: 917-517-3764


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Joe Stebbins has been involved in concert development and production with MidAmerica Productions for almost ten years. During his tenure, he has assisted conductors, music directors, and countless performers, in experiencing life-changing performances in New York’s historic Carnegie Hall. As a student assistant at International Schools in Hamburg, Germany, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he enjoyed traveling to sing and sometimes compete with choirs in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Mexico, Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong. He received his bachelor of arts degree at Columbia University and continued post-graduate studies at Hunter College and City University of New York pursuant to a master’s degree in musicology with an emphasis on late period Romanticism and 20th-century performance practice. In his leisure time, Joe enjoys teaching guitar, attending good films, and instrumental arranging.

 


Cheri Thye

6 years
Program Development for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall & MidAm International
Email: cherthye@gmail.com

Mobile: 940-765-2954

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Cheri Thye grew up surrounded by beautiful mountains in Bozeman, Montana. After marrying her college sweetheart, David R. Thye, she has lived in several different places in the Midwest, Southwest and Northeast. With her husband she has traveled extensively across North America and Europe getting to know the people and culture of each place they visit. Cheri has a degree in Business Administration and Elementary Education. During her 25 years of teaching in the classroom she directed many music presentations. Another area of music she has had the privilege of being part of is singing under the baton of her husband in different venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. One of the most thrilling performance moments is the first cut off in the dress rehearsal in Carnegie Hall. Every time it gives chills when you hear what some call the Ghosts of Carnegie Hall singing back to you. As Program Development Associate with MAP and MidAm, Cheri is honored to have the privilege to work with outstanding music ensembles and to be a small part of Changing Lives One Concert at a Time.

 


Eric Spiegel

2 years
Associate Director of Program Development for MidAmerica Productions
Email: espiegel@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 201
Mobile: 646-801-4326

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Eric Spiegel joins the MidAmerica team with experience teaching Middle School and High School vocal/general music. Eric holds a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. As a performer, Eric has sung and acted in choirs, jazz groups, a cappella ensembles, and musicals across the United States and around the world. Eric also conducts the Brooklyn chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and sings with the Manhattan Holiday Carolers and Pella Productions.

 

 


Jeffrey Reynolds

5 years
Program Development Associate and Assistant in Concert Production
Email: jreynolds@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 294

 
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Reynolds brings a 30 year international entertainment career, performing in Opera, Operetta, Broadway Musicals, Regional Theater, Variety Shows, Cruise Ships and Television. He’s appeared with the New York Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and the opera companies of Dallas, Santa Fe, Orange County, Baltimore, St Louis, Indianapolis, Memphis, Sarasota, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Chautauqua. Internationally, he sang with the New Israel Opera on four occasions, Antwerp’s Flanders Opera, New Zealand’s Wellington and Christ Church Opera companies, a seven-country tour of the Middle East, in Berlin, Bonn, Lille, Paris and Hamburg, Germany where he was the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera for two years.

He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Three Musketeers and as well as in three additional pre-Broadway tryouts, in shows such as 110 in the Shade, Most Happy Fella, Brigadoon, 1776, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Three Penny Opera, The Merry Widow and has made numerous concert appearances at Avery Fisher, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall in musicals and light opera productions. Also interested in theatrical and concert production, he joined NYC based Millennial Arts Productions, an avant-garde, site-specific opera production company, the Austrian-American Mozart Institute based in Salzburg, Austria, and the French-American Vocal Academy in Perigueux, France as an administrator, company and tour manager and concert production assistant. Reynolds has an Arts Management degree from Bernard Baruch College in New York City and a Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.


 


Drew Edwards

First year
Program Development Associate
Email: dedwards@midamerica-music.com
In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 216

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Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Drew Edwards is a classical musician with a focus on orchestral trumpet repertoire, having spent years playing in various orchestras and ensembles around the country. In May 2011 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where he studied with former Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Craig Morris. After spending some time in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area, he then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he studied with renowned trumpet soloist Terry Everson, completing his studies at Boston University where he obtained a master’s degree in performance. Following his studies in trumpet performance he pivoted to arts administration, going to work for the Tanglewood Music Festival, the world-renowned music festival and summer home of the Boston Symphony. After living and performing in Boston for six years he now resides in New York City working for MidAmerica Productions.

 

 


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS:

Cindy Zhang

2 years
Administrative Assistant in Music Production
Email: czhang@midamerica-music.com

In NYC: 212-239-0205, ext. 214

 
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Cindy Zhang graduated from New York University in May 2016 with a master’s degree in music business.  Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in piano performance from Ithaca College. Her experiences have been on both sides of the curtain.  As a pianist she performed at Lincoln Center in 2013, while as a production assistant she has worked at multiple international music festivals throughout Europe and Asia.


 


NEW ENGLAND SYMPHONIC ENSEMBLE:

Preston Hawes

27 years
Artistic Director, New England Symphonic Ensemble and Principal violinist
Email: ne.ensembles@gmail.com
Mobile: 203.535.8595
Web: www.NEYE.squarespace.com

 

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Hailed by the European Academy of Arts and Sciences as an “electrifying and virtuosic” performer with “exquisite taste and rare talent,” Canadian violinist, Preston Hawes is a laureate of the Concours de Musique Du Canada, the Andrews International Music Competitions, the Prix de Musique de Chambre à Fontainebleau, and recipient of the JC Van Hulsteyn award and Peabody Career Grant. He has been heard as a soloist in over 35 countries and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and Plovdiv Symphony Hall.  He holds a Master of Music degree and the coveted Artist Diploma at Yale University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Peabody Institute of Music. He is assistant professor of music and director of strings at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD and is artistic director of the New England Symphonic Ensemble.