Bruce Hamilton composer
Jason Haney composer
Paul Osterfield composer
J. Ryan Garber composer
RESONANT EDGES was originally released in 2007 and features performances by pianists Dianne Frazer Cross, Peter Henderson, Mark E. Hussung, and Denise Fillion, clarinetist Karen Dannessa, flutists Deanna R. Little and Lisa A. Jelle, soprano Dorothy Maddison, and the Seattle New Music Ensemble.
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Bruce Hamilton composes and performs music in a variety of genres. He is a Professor of Music at Western Washington University, where he teaches composition, theory, and directs the electroacoustic music program. He received his DM from Indiana University, and has performed as a percussionist, improviser, and electronic musician for over 20 years. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Memex, P'hill, SEAMUS, and Mark labels. Hamilton has received honors, awards and commissions from ALEA Ill, AMC, ASCAP, PAS, Barlow Endowment, Carbondale Community Arts, Indiana University, Jerome Foundation, National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Whatcom Symphony, Russolo-Pratella Foundation, and SEAMUS.
Jason Haney's music has been performed in the US, Canada, the UK and China; at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Scotia Festival in Halifax, New Music Miami, Music2000 in Cincinnati, the Staunton Music Festival, Richmond's ChamberFest, the Composers Inc. concert series in San Francisco, and by groups such as the Chester Quartet, the Sunrise Quartet and the New Millennium Ensemble. He has won awards and honors from the National Association of Composers USA, ASCAP, the Music Teachers' National Association, and first prize in the Washington International Competition, among others. He teaches composition and music theory at James Madison University.
Composer Paul Osterfield's works have been performed throughout the United States and internationally by soloists and ensembles, including the Blakemore Trio, neoPhonia, the Stones River Chamber Players, and the Cleveland Orchestra at their "Family Key Concert" series. His music is available on the Equilibrium and Capstone labels. A recent artist at the MacDowell Colony, he has also received awards from BMI, ASCAP, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Library of Congress. Paul Osterfield has served on the faculties at Middle Tennessee State University, where he is Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory, and Ithaca College. He holds degrees from Cornell University, Indiana University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, having studied composition with Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra, Eugene O'Brien, Frederick Fox, and Donald Erb.
J. Ryan Garber
J. Ryan Garber is an Associate Professor at Carson-Newman College where he teaches music composition, theory, organ, and bassoon. A native of Virginia, he earned degrees from James Madison University and The Florida State University. Garber has received awards, grants; and recognition from five national organizations. In 2002, the Tennessee Music Teachers Association presented Garber with its "Composer of the Year" award. His Concerti no for orchestra is featured on ERM Media's "Masterworks of a New Era" series. and his music has been performed in many parts of the US and in Germany and Austria.