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Music List

Music Foundation

Ferde Grofé Foundation    
Ferde (Ferdie) Grofé (27 March 1892 – 3 April 1972)
"The Prime Minister of Jazz"   The New York Times

Concert Host and Narrator

Roger Mudd   
United States television journalist and broadcaster, Roger Mudd is the recipient of five Emmy Awards.

Singer, Musician and Songwriter

Elisabeth von Trapp    
"Elisabeth von Trapp's voice is hauntingly clear and her lyrics tender and romantic."   The New York Times

Composer and Pianist

José  Maria Vitier  
(with Voce Chamber Singers)
Esteemed Cuban composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and film works, also active as a jazz composer and pianist.

Poet and Lyricist

Silvia Rodríguez Rivero   
(with José Maria Vitier)
Music producer, lyricist, and poet whose work reaches the heart and soul.

Composer and Trumpet Player

Ahmad Nadimi   
As the first Trumpet player of the Paris Opera. Ahmad continued his studies and traveled to various countries including India, Nepal, and the African continent. The relationship between music and man's internal quest is seen in Ahmad's work as a heartfelt composer, particularly in "Suite for Peace."

Mezzo Soprano and Alto

Emiko Nadimi   
(with Ahmad Nadimi)
Born in Kitakami Iwate Japan, Emiko is well known in Japan and internationally. As a mezzo soprano, her roles include Carmen in “Carmen”, Flora in “La Traviata”, Suzuki in “Madama Butterfly”, Marcelina in “Le nozze di Figaro”, Tisbe in “La Cenerentura”, Dame “Die Zauber Flute”, and Mother in  “Amahl and Night Visitors." Emiko has also sung as Alto soloist with various orchestras of music composed by Beeethoven, Handel and Vivaldi.

Singer, Musician, Songwriter, and Artist in Residence Music Educator

Brooksie Wells  
Discovered by Bobby Darin, Brooksie wrote for years for Chappel Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. Specializes in pop/rock with a touch of blues. 

Singer, Musician, and Songwriter

Jenny Leigh Obert  
Jenny performs completely solo, singing and playing fiddle, guitar, and mandolin and also often with her favorite musicians in duos and quartets.  She is the recipient of several Bluegrass awards.

Original Music Duo Americana, Female Singer/Songwriter

Chatham Street Music - Christal and Peter Prout 

Contemporary, pop, acoustic, acoustic rock.  - Chatham Street Music has received 13 songwriting awards and placements. “Over Now” was picked up in Nashville for movie placement.

Singer, Musician, and Film Score Writer

Michael Surratt  
A full-time musician/vocalist with over 38 years of professional experience as an accordionist and keyboardist, Michael Surratt performs a wide variety of music including pop, ballroom, Latin, swing, classic country, European favorites, torch songs of the 1930's, and hits from the 1950's - 1980's.  His original composed pieces are perfect for film soundtracks.

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and SwingLab Ensemble

Jason Paul Curtis - Solo or with SwingLab 
Jason Paul Curtis is a songwriter, singer, and musician.  With his fabulous band, SwingLab, Jason Paul enchants, charms, and touches your heart particularly with the music of the forties.  If you love Sinatra and others of the era, you will love Jason Paul and SwingLab.

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Band

Ted Hovis, Solo & Ted Hovis and the Stolen Camaros Band
 

Recorded an internationally acclaimed CD in 2011 (Ted's second release). Whether as a solo performer or with his band, "Ted Hovis & The Stolen Camaros" bring a new sound that combines elements of modern rock, AAA, hard rock, blues, funk, electronic, and acoustic genres to create a sound that draws upon familiar sources yet occupies a space all its own.


International Music Festival Founder, Director and Cellist

Misha Quint 
Critics describe him as "a master of probing sentiment, shaded phrasing and flawless technique."

International Saxophone Quartet*

Washington Saxophone Quartet   
Known as the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States and they have also performed in the Caribbean and China.

International Brass Quintet

Bay Street Brassworks  
Bay Street Brassworks in a nationally and internationally acclaimed touring ensemble and one of America's finest and busiest brass ensembles.   Founded in 1995, this versatile brass quintet performs a wide variety of musical genres ranging from classical music to Dixieland, jazz, show turnes, classic rock, swing, big band, and everything in between. 

Conductor, Music Director, and Artistic Director

L. Thomas Vining     
Conducted major orchestras in Denver, San Francisco, Knoxville, and Memphis. He founded the Bay Area Philharmonic and Bay Area Christian Choir.  L. Thomas Vining achieves great success in conducting, artistic programming, and in increased fundraising/sustainability for arts organizations.

Conductor and Music Director

Dingwall Fleary                                                   Currently the conductor of The McLean Symphony, Maestro Fleary has appeared on the podiums of principal orchestras in St. Louis, Baltimore, Forth Worth, and Buffalo. He also participated in the Salzburg and Vienna Mozart Festivals.

Symphonies*

The McLean Symphony     
Dedicated to music education, The McLean Symphony was established in 1971 as an all-volunteer chamber orchestra, performing at Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center in Virginia under the baton of Maestro Fleary.


NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra     

The NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra exists for the purpose of performing symphonic literature to provide a quality orchestral experience and they are the symphony in residence at George Mason's Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Ensembles*

Voce Chamber Singers                                   "Voce is northern Virginia's premiere choral ensemble." The Washington Post. Voce is dedicated to presenting the highest caliber of chamber choral music, providing educational outreach, and commissioning new choral works. Voce performs a diverse concert series featuring choral chamber music from around the globe and of all musical periods.


Music Education*

Instruments in the Attic
Establishes partnerships with Northern Virginia arts, business and community organizations through the collection and distribution of musical instruments.

*501(c)(3) organizations

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