Classical IPR in Concert: IAA Composers, Poets and Singers

May 24, 2019

IAA Composers, Poets and Singers collaborated for this week's Classical IPR in Concert.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert - we'll go to Studio A with Interlochen Arts Academy composers, poets and singers. Inspired by a collaboration between their instructors, students teamed up to create works that gave full voice to all three disciplines.

Performances in Studio A were engineered by Brock Morman, Michael Culler engineered the performances in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.


Xingyi (Betty) Chen, composer “Marbles”
Athena Nasser, writer
Madelyn Rouse, soprano
Xingyi Betty Chen, piano
Broner McCoy, bass
Jakob Schoenfeld, drumset

Grant Bishko, composer “Burning Coral”
Poppy Rose, writer
Raleigh Walter, writer
Soleil Garcia-Johnson, Alto
Jacob Hunter, Tenor
Daniela Gonzales Siu, Cello
Lydia Jessee, Piano

Victoria Schmidt, composer “Vera’s Confession”
Ash Freeman, writer
Jessica Kodsi (singer), 
Tu Gu (cellist)
Oak Martin (pianist), 

Shuto Nakagawa, composer “Higher Still”
Gerardo Azpiri, writer
Seth Kirby, writer
Laura O’Neill, soprano
Erin Mullen, soprano
Lily Dunlap, violin
Lillian Naill, violin
Miranda Lucas, viola
Alexis DePaolo, cello
Shuto Nakagawa, piano

Cynthia Van Maanen, composer “Complicity”
Brittany Cavallaro, write
Laura Osgood Brown, soprano (IAA voice teacher)
Sam Boase-Miller, cello (IAA ‘05 alum)
Ya-Ju Chuang, piano (IAA accompanist)

Chaoran Zhang, composer "Equinox"
Amelie Randall, writer
Victoria Schmidt, soprano
Jordan Twadell, soprano
Lily Dunlap, violi
Julia Koehler, violin
Clayton Bridgeman, viola
Esther Chae, cello
Zoe Bell, cello
Zen Williams, double bass
Wei Wei, piano

Mock Euphoria, Xingyi Betty Chen, composer
Miracle Thornton, writer
Chirbee Dy, mezzo-soprano
Dean Brady, flute
Zoe Bell, cello

Jake Safirstein, composer “Entwined”
Ivy Tica, writer
Lila Brown, mezzo
Kyler Keck, flute
Angela Scates, oboe
Daniel Solowey, clarine
Alex Gonzales-Siu, violin
Carlos Avendaño, violin
Xavier Tutiven, viola
Daniela Gonzales-Siu, violoncello