Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill, recently called “fiercely gifted” by the New York Times and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” by the San Francisco Chronicle, has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Composers...

Frank Zappa

FRANK ZAPPA, (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993), was born Frank Vincent Zappa in Baltimore, Maryland and began to play drums at the age of 12. He first played in R & B groups by high school, and then switched to guitar at 18. After narrowly graduating...

Joan Szymko

JOAN SZYMKO, (b.1957) was born in Chicago into a family that placed a high value on education the arts— especially music. She studied choral conducting and music education at the University of Illinois (Urbana, 1978). Immediately after graduating she moved to the...

Franz Schubert

FRANZ SCHUBERT January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical...

Arnold Schoenberg

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the spelling Schšnberg until after his move...