The music of Clint Needham has been described as “wildly entertaining” and “stunning… brilliantly orchestrated” by the New York Times, as well as “well-crafted and arresting… riveting” by the Herald Times. Needham recently served as the Music Alive: New Partnerships Composer-in-Residence with the Albany Symphony where his work “Everyday Life” was premiered. Needham currently serves as Composer-in-Residence/Assistant Professor of Music at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. He has served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio Wesleyan University. He holds degrees from Indiana University, where he was a four-year Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow in composition, and from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Clint Needham is the father of twin sons. His sons were about a year old when we approached him to compose a piece for Lauren. He stated, “I just have to write this piece for her.” As a young father, he couldn’t fathom what she, and her family were going through. Clint is a dynamic young man, with a real passion for people and music.
16 year old Branson Camp is no stranger to the performance and composing stages. He’s been writing, playing and singing for over 10 years. He wrote and performed for Chase the Music at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Holiday Extravaganza in December 2018.
“I have always gotten chills from the sounds of consonants and the patterns of poetry.” This is the inspiration behind the work of Poughkeepsie native, and now Boulder CO singer/writer/performer Allie Chipkin. Allie has been singing since her earliest childhood days, doing Celine Dion and the Little Mermaid on her boombox in the living room….
A quiet musical mountain man. An engineer by day, but when the sun drops, the guitar comes out and people gather round to her this man sing. He’s a poetic writer, drawing inspiration from the beauty all around him.
Jack Davis is a high school senior, who first approached me when he overheard me describing Chase the Music in the local library. He was enthralled with the idea behind Chase the Music and eager to work with us. He quickly signed on with his friend Anne Bryant to write and perform at the Colorado…
Malva Freymuth-Tarasewicz, DMA is a professional musician, teacher, writer and horsewoman. She has been Benjamin’s primary therapist and coach. Malva’s composition, Hope – A Meditation on Autism, was inspired by experiences parenting Benjamin and shepherding him from a severely autistic, non-verbal, and socially isolated toddler to the “Being with Wings” that Benjamin is today. Malva…
Nancy has been a performing musician for many years, working in combos large and small, playing western and standard swing music, old-timey and Cajun dance music, and folk and bluegrass music. Nancy has a true talent for composing songs which fit perfectly within the genre, so her original numbers are always highlights of any show….