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Hailed for her “beautiful tone and playfulness, even Gallic charm, to the concerto for flute by Jacques Ibert” by The Well-Tempered Ear, flutist Mili Chang received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and Master of Music in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School in 2018. She has received scholarships including the full scholarship from The Juilliard School (2016-2018) and three-year full-ride Paul Collins Fellowship (2011-2014) at UW-Madison. She was also the winner of National Flute Association Baroque Flute competition in 2015 and the concerto competition at UW-Madison.
A versatile performer, Mili specializes not only standard classical repertoire but also in the historical performance practice of 16th – 18th century baroque and classical music, as well as contemporary music. She has performed with many ensembles including Juilliard Baroque Orchestra, Bach Vespers of Holy Trinity church, St. Peter’s Church of NYC Baroque orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Philharmonic Taipei, UW-Madison orchestras, Helios woodwind quintet, The Nunc contemporary music ensemble, and many others. She has appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, the Paracademia contemporary music group, the Bohemian New York Musicians Club, the Saint Andrew Music Society, the Music Before 1800 concert series, the Gotham Early Music Scene, the Bach Society of Charleston, the Opera Composer Collaborative Project at National Sawdust, and the New York Flute Club. She was also featured in WQXR and West Side Radio.
An avid educator, Mili has experience teaching in both classroom and individual settings with students of a wide range of ages. She teaches students to focus not only on essential techniques, but also musicianship and creativity. She teaches flute performance, woodwind chamber ensembles, keyboard, music theory, music appreciation, and ear training.
Leanne Friedman is an active music educator, freelance flutist, and artistic director based in NYC. She has performed in a variety of venues throughout the Northeastern US and Europe. She is the founder and artistic director of Femmelody Chamber Music Collective, an NYC-based group of women musicians with the mission of giving the historically silenced voices of women in classical music an new chance to sing out and celebrating the vibrant artistic voices of today’s women. Leanne has had the pleasure of teaching instrumental and general music to students grades K-12 in a variety of group and individual settings. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Music Education at NYU Steinhardt and has experience teaching band, strings, choir, percussion, and general music.
Flutist Nicole Schroeder made her Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2014 International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. According to the Epoch Times, “Schroeder played with a beautiful, well-projected tone undiluted by excess air, as well as subtly understated dynamics and lyrical phrasing.” Nicole frequently plays flute in the Broadway show Wicked; has appeared as an extra on the show Mozart in the Jungle; and performs with a number of symphony, opera, theatre, and ballet orchestras in NY, NJ, and PA.
In addition to Nicole’s work at Harmony Program, she is a Teaching Artist with Midori & Friends and ArtsConnection and is a member of the flute faculty at Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ. She holds a Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from New York University, is trained in the Suzuki Method for flute, and has completed Marquis Studios’ Teaching Artist Training Institute for working with students on the autism spectrum. Nicole currently serves as Treasurer of the New York Flute Club.
Eduardo Cordero is a versatile musician and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in Latin, jazz, and classical music. Cordero graduated with a Master’s degree in Orchestral Flute Performance from Georgia State University in December 2015, after receiving a Bachelor in Music Performance from Emory University in May 2012. He recently performed at the ACLU’s benefit concert, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and appeared on Brooklyn’s local arts program, Keeping It Real with Shannon. Cordero has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations in Venezuela and the United States, teaching music to children in disenfranchised areas. After working for the Atlanta Music Project in 2011, he worked with El Sistema de Orquestas Nacional in Venezuela. Cordero is now developing a Venezuelan and jazz music fusion concert in New York City.
Eric Schultz serves on the music faculty at Iona College, where he teaches classes, lessons, and directs the Iona Wind Ensemble. He is an award-winning clarinetist, including the prestigious Rislov Foundation grant for excellence in classical music, awarded for his performance of Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto. As an advocate for new music, he is also the founding clarinetist of the Victory Players contemporary chamber ensemble. Sponsored by the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts and based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a historically Puerto Rican town, the group has commissioned and premiered the music of several living Puerto Rican composers. Eric is also passionate about jazz and commercial music, and performed as Reed 1 in the pit orchestra for Nice Work If You Can Get It, the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical on National Tour. He has also toured around the country with groups such as the jazz vocal quintet Five by Design and the Frank Sinatra impersonator Steve Lippia. Eric completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance at Stony Brook University.
Laura Cocks is a New York based flutist who has worked in a wide array of creative environments as a performer and promoter of contemporary music. Laura is flutist and Executive Director of TAK Ensemble, a founding member of the Louis Moreau Institute in New Orleans, and a full time member of the Nouveau Classical Project. She has performed across North and Latin America and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in ensembles such as The London Sinfonietta, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink Ensemble, Ensemble Bonne Action, and TAK in venues that range from Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and The Guggenheim Museum in New York to artist squats, diners, and highway medians. Laura can be heard with Wet Ink Ensemble on Carrier Records, International Contemporary Ensemble on ECM, and TAK Ensemble on New Focus Recordings.
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