Brent Miller is a composer and performer with extensive experience in the field of arts administration. A founding member of the composers group The Collected, he has produced concerts all over the United States promoting the work of living composers and emerging ensembles. Recent composition projects include pieces for Rova Saxophone Quartet, violinist Eric km Clark (EAR Unit, Southland Ensemble), Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, Nonsemble 6, and Magik*Magik Orchestra. His works have been performed at a variety of venues and festivals, including Dogstar Orchestra, Cape Fear New Music Festival, SCI Regional Festivals, and ISSUE Project Room. As an arts administrator, Miller has served as the administrator for Rova:Arts, running the organization that supports the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and as the Development Associate at Stanford Jazz Workshop, assisting with all areas of fundraising. As Program Assistant at Other Minds (2010-12), he oversaw production details of the annual Other Minds Festival. Miller holds degrees from University of Arkansas (BM) and University of Missouri-Kansas City (MM). E-mail – Twitter – Website
D. Riley Nicholson
D. Riley Nicholson is a composer, percussionist, pianist, and arts management professional. Riley has composed for a wide range of mediums including music for contemporary dance and ballet, theater, film, concert and chamber music, and electronic music. Riley creates post-classical, metaphorically rich music that is viscerally satisfying and intellectually enriching. Collaborations include original music for Post:Ballet, Amaranth String Quartet, David Herrera Performance Group, Hot Air Music Festival, Ballet Memphis’s Cecily Khuner, and many other talented artists and organizations. Recently, Riley premiered Shimmer, for piano and electronics, at C4NM to sold-out audiences, then embarked on his first national tour, stopping by NYC, Baltimore, his hometown in Arkansas, and Chicago. His work has received support from Intermusic SF and the Horizons Foundation. As an arts management professional, Riley supports vibrant nonprofits that focus on uplifting contemporary arts practice: from 2016-2018 he worked for Post:Ballet as Company Manager, and now supports C4NM as Project Manager and SF Dance Film Fest as Marketing Consultant. Riley has a M.M. in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a B.M. B.A. in percussion performance and psychology from the University of Memphis.
Jen Wang is a composer working primarily in vocal and chamber music and electroacoustic media. Her recent projects include an electroacoustic duo for bass clarinet and marimba, commissioned by Transient Canvas through their composer fellowship program, and her upcoming projects include works for Mazumal, Earplay, flutist Stacey Pelinka, and the wind ensemble of UC Santa Cruz. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony for the Arts, and her past commissions include collaborations with Talea (through an Internationale Musikinstitut Darmstadt Staubach Honorarium), Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, Rootstock, Firesong, carillonist Tiffany Ng, flutist Janet McKay, and mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen. As an arts administrator, she is currently executive director of Los Angeles electroacoustic concert series People Inside Electronics, and founded and served as executive director of Wild Rumpus (now Ninth Planet). Before moving to Los Angeles, she served as a curator and community manager for Center for New Music, and continues as webmaster.