Josh Perry-Parish is a composer based in Southeast Baltimore who wrote "When Music Stops." He teaches Spanish and directs choirs at an all-grades school in rural Baltimore County.
Mary Montgomery Koppel is the Boston-based computer behind "Dawn," commissioned for our Sixth Anniversary concert series. Mary is the composer-in-residence for Lorelei Ensemble, a group of nine professional female singers. She is embarking on an opera for Juventas New Music Ensemble for their 2016-2017 season. Mary also teaches composition and theory at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Boston University.
Scott Gendel is a Virginia-based composer who wrote "We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" for Sixth Anniversary concert series. Apart from being a very busy composer, Scott also works as a pianist and vocal coach.
Russell Nadel is a Springfield, Va.-based composer who wrote "Peace (A Love Song)." He is in his ninth year teaching elementary school General/Choral Music in Virginia.
Michael Fili is a Foggy Bottom-based composer who wrote "A Good Play" for our Sixth Anniversary concert series. By day, he works at The Kennedy Center, and is also a staff singer for St. Paul’s K Street and the Thomas Circle Singers.