Chair and Associate Director of Jazz Studies at The Julliard School
A trumpeter, Dr. Aaron Flagg’s diverse experience includes concerto, recital, orchestral, chamber, big band and small jazz ensemble performances. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Absolute Ensemble, American Brass Orchestra, and New York Ragtime Orchestra among others.
Yi-Fang Huang, a native of Taiwan, began playing the piano at age seven and viola at age nine. She received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University. As a soloist, chamber music musician and collaborative pianist, Ms. Huang has performed in venues including Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall and National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as others. Inesa Sinkevych has been praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany), “brilliant note-perfect fluency” (New York Concert Review), “grand passion and elegant lyricism” (Audiophile Audition), and “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain).
Lisa Rochelle is a NYC-based Voice Teacher and Vocal Health Specialist (SVS) training performers since 1993. Lisa’s extensive performing career includes leading roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway, national tour, regional theatre, featured television, commercial and voiceover work.
Sasha Kasman Laude
Praised for the “power and vividness” of her playing and commitment to rarely-heard repertoire, pianist Sasha Kasman Laude is in demand as a soloist and teacher with engagements across the USA, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. Mrs. Kasman Laude’s recent international tour featured eleven solo recitals across Italy, where her playing was lauded by the press for its “rock solid technique” and “singing every sentence with an expressive logic of extraordinary maturity.”
Praised by the New York Times for her “inventive,” “graceful,” ”showpiece” works and honored with a 2013 Drama Desk Awards nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play, Ana Milosavljevic is a New York City-based composer, performing artist, collaborator, producer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist on violin, Viper electric violin, and piano. Acclaimed as “exquisite” (TheaterMania.com) and “an imaginative artist willing to think big” (The Strad), Ana is a Serbian native and New York City-based composer, whose music for film, theater, dance, orchestra, and instrumental and vocal ensembles and soloists has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.
As an internationally and nationally celebrated vocal teacher and coach, Karen Notare is an esteemed faculty member for the Tony Award Winning Paper Mill Playhouse’s Musical Theater and Summer Conservatory programs, Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts in NYC, The Inter-Harmony International Music School. She has conducted master classes in voice and performance in New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, Italy, Germany, and Denmark.