Grey Grant is a Michigan based composer/performer, whose work currently centers around the urgency of identity and the environment. Grey was recently selected as a resident of the Gabriella Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for 2019. Grey’s upcoming projects include an immersive tree opera and an album with the band Front Porch. They received their BM from the University of Michigan, with a minor in Creative Writing (poetry). Their artistic mentors have included: Stephen Rush, Evan Chambers, Bright Sheng, Kristin Kuster, and Keith Taylor. Grey can't stress enough how much they love trees.
Karl Ronneburg is a composer, percussionist, and multimedia/performance artist based in New York City and Seattle. Winner of the University of Michigan’s Brehm Prize for Composition and the Mannes College of Music’s Dean’s Award, Karl has worked with artists including Radiolab, Meredith Monk, the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors’ Lab, Elliot Cole, and Anthony Coleman. He is a teaching artist with the nonprofit Musicambia, Seattle’s Vivace! Chamber Players, and additionally works in Carnegie Hall’s Education Wing, facilitating events and performing with their LinkUp Orchestra. His work has been played by bell towers, rock bands, orchestras, arcade machines, and people dressed in squirrel costume, among others.
Maya Johnson is a composer, improviser and arts administrator based in southeast Michigan. They are a graduate from the University of Michigan ‘20 and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory ‘18 with degrees in composition (B.M., M.M.) and viola performance (M.M.). Currently, they serve as Director of Operations and Community Engagement with the Community Music School of Ann Arbor. As an administrator, they develop equitable and community-driven programs that emphasize systemic growth for disenfranchised groups. As a creator, they work in genres of afro-futurism and funk with themes that challenge the status-quo. In the future, they intend to produce their own works and the works of their queer peers.