Tim Bontje, 23, is currently a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, working toward his Master’s Degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. His principal cello teachers include Irene Sharp and Merry Peckham.
Lauren Cauley is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music.
A native of Ravenna, Ohio, Miranda Crisp graduated from Iowa State in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
Adam Ewer is an actor-in-training at The Juilliard School. He grew up in Massachusetts, where he studied piano, trumpet, film, and literature, but finally decided to go where the real money is… so he became an actor.
Nicholas Johnson is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree with Carol Wincenc at The Juilliard School. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree with Ms. Wincenc in 2010.
Caitlin Lynch has been described as a performer for whom the term “‘gifted’ hardly does justice”. She is a full fellowship recipient at The Juilliard School, pursuing a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Heidi Castleman.
Tim Mauthe is a doctoral candidate in composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music.