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Richard DeRosa has taught jazz arranging and composition classes at Manhattan School of Music, e Juilliard School, and at William Pat- erson University in New Jersey. He received the bachelor of music from New Jersey City University and the master of music in jazz and com- mercial composition from Manhattan School of Music. In 2009, Mr. DeRosa received a Grammy nomination for instrumental arrangement for the critically acclaimed recording projects, Dial & Oatts: Brassworks and When Winter Comes. His compositions for television include scores for various PBS documentaries and commercial music for Telex, Bristol- Meyers and Kodak. He also has composed for the national touring theater company, ArtsPower.
Laura Kennedy earned a bachelor of music in piano performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Chicago, and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2006, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Russia, where she conducted research into Dmitri Shostakovich’s unpublished manuscripts at the Dmitri Shostakovich Archive in Moscow. She also has received a For- eign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and from the University of Michigan the Glenn McGeoch Memorial Scholarship for outstanding teaching, a Re- gents Fellowship for exceptional scholarly potential, and the prestigious Presser Scholarship.
Paul Leenhouts received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was professor of recorder and historical development since 1993. He is also a composer, arranger and editor of chamber music compositions. Mr. Leenhouts has recorded for Decca, Channel Classics, Vanguard, and Berlin Classics and has served as director of the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2004, Mr. Leenhouts was elected president of the European Recorder Performers Society and he regularly appears with contemporary and music theatre groups such as Musikfabrik, ZT Hollandia, and NT Gent.