William Winant

WILLIAM WINANT, percussion, is described as “one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today” according to Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times. William has collaborated with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage,...

Thomas Schultz

THOMAS SCHULTZ, piano, has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent...

Michael McGushin

MICHAEL MCGUSHIN, Director of Ariose Singers, is a professor of music at Cabrillo College and the coach/accompanist for the Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the conductor of the chamber choir Ariose and of Cabrillo’s Westside...

Jim Kassis

JIM KASSIS, Percussion, has been performing with New Music Works since he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987 to study with San Francisco Symphony percussionist Anthony Cirone, Jim has been teaching and performing both drum set and classical percussion...

Shoko Hikage

SHOKO HIKAGE, koto, began her koto playing at the age of three, studying with Chizuga Kimura of the Ikuta-ryu Sokyoku Seigen Kai. With this foundation of Japanese traditional music, Shoko has expanded the repertoire and performance of the koto by incorporating...

Timba Harris

TIMBA HARRIS is a violinist/violist, trumpet player, and composer. His professional musical interests span from contemporary chamber music to grinding death metal. He records and tours internationally with the groups Secret Chiefs 3, Master Musicians of Bukkake, and...