Nani Agbeli (Ghanaian drumming)

Nani Agbeli (Ghanaian drumming) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Nani Agbeli, known for his energy, athleticism, and precision on stage, is one of the leading Ghanaian dancers of his generation. Born into a family of prominent dancers and drummers in Ghana’s Volta region, Nani was trained by his father, the late Godwin K. Agbeli, who performed with the Arts Council of Ghana Folkloric Company and later served as chairman of the Ghanaian National Association of Cultural Groups.

Nani went on to study with various artists at the National Arts Center in Accra and, for many years, led the award-winning cultural troupe Sankofa Roots II. For nine years, he served as the lead drum and dance instructor at the Dagbe Cultural Center, a school that trains domestic and international students in Ghanaian traditional arts.

In the United States, Nani has taught Ghanaian drumming and dancing and led performing ensembles notably at Tufts University and Harvard University among others. In addition, he has taught at Berklee College of Music, the Edna Manley School in Jamaica, Bowling Green University, and the University of Virginia, and has held artistic residencies at many other colleges.

While teaching at Tufts and Harvard, Nani served as Artistic Director and Lead Dancer of the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a community-based group in the Greater Boston area founded by Professor David Locke of Tufts University (www.agbekorsociety.org). Nani Agbeli leads study tours to Ghana in July and August and is available for performances, workshops, residencies, and lecture-demonstrations.

Nani currently lives in Los Angeles where he is a Professor and Director of Ghanaian West African Music, Dance and Arts at The Herb Alpert School of Musc at California Institute of the Arts.

Gregg August (bass)

Gregg August (bass) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Bassist and composer Gregg August spans the classical, avant-garde, jazz and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today. Formerly the Principal Bass of La Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Gregg plays regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and American Composers Orchestra. As a jazz bassist he’s a member of the JD Allen Trio, having recorded 9 albums with the group, as well as Arturo O’farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with whom he’s won 5 Grammy awards. Gregg has also performed and/or recorded with The New York Philharmonic, Steve Reich, The Bang on a Can All Stars, Alarm Will Sound, as well as Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis and Ray Barretto.

In 2003 Gregg formed his own record label, Iacuessa Records, for which he has recorded three critically acclaimed albums of entirely original music: Four by Six ( 2012), One Peace (2007) and Late August (Iacuessa Records 2005).

Gregg has also written many full length concert works, including “Una Rumba Sinfonica”, a commission from the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute and Earshot, which was premiered by the Buffalo Philharmonic.  His recent project is Dialogues on Race (video 1, video 2),  a suite scored for large ensemble, including a 12 member jazz core, 3 vocalists and strings. The work was recorded in early 2019 and is scheduled to be released in the fall.

Gregg is on faculty at New York University and the University of Connecticut,  as well as the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASSMoCA in North Adams, MA. Gregg was on the Downbeat Magazine Critics’ Rising Star Poll in 2017, 2015 and 2013. He received his degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.


Vicky Chow (piano)

Vicky Chow (piano) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

With her expressive and nuanced interpretations of contemporary works, Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times) and “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork). Captivating audiences around the world with her expansive repertoire and musical prowess, she enjoys a diverse career collaborating with many of the world’s most renowned composers and ensembles.


2017-2018 season highlights will include appearances at the POLIN Museum (Warsaw, Poland), the International PuSh Festival, and ISCM World Music Days (Vancouver, Canada), as well as presenting an all John Zorn program including a world premiere at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, New York) with Tyshawn Sorey and Shanir Blumenkranz.  Chow’s piano duo X88 recently premiered their new program Outer Limits, premiering works by Nik Bärtsch, Pete Harden, Vanessa Lann, and Tristan Perich.


She is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, piano duo X88, New Music Detroit, and has collaborated with other ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink Ensemble, and Momenta Quartet. After the release of her solo EP of Michael Gordon's "Sonatra", the New Yorker said "'Sonatra' is a milestone of composition, and Vicky Chow’s recording of it is a milestone of pianism." Her critically-acclaimed sophomore solo album A O R T A released in 2016 on New Amsterdam Records, was hailed as “imaginative” and “compelling” (I Care If You Listen) and “above all else a triumph of curation” (Second Inversion). Her recordings of Steve Reich’s 'Piano Counterpoint' (Nonesuch) and Tristan Perich’s 'Surface Image' (New Amsterdam Records) was included in the top albums of the year lists such as The Rolling Stone Magazine and Rhapsody.

As an artist frequently broadcasted on WNYC’s Q2 radio, her recorded work can be found on the 'Nonesuch', 'New Amsterdam', ‘Tzadik’, ‘Cantaloupe Music’,’ Innova’, ‘Hinterzimmer’, and ‘AltaVoz’ labels. Interviews and articles featuring Ms. Chow has been published in Musicworks Magazine, Huffington Post, Gramophone, The New York Times, The Vancouver Sun, and many more. Her performances of Morton Feldman and John Cage were featured on BBC3‘s documentary series ‘The Sound and The Fury’, based on Alex Ross’ book ‘The Rest is Noise’.

In the summer, Ms. Chow is on faculty at the Bang on a Can summer festival held at Mass Moca in North Adams, Massachusetts and at the Banff Centre in Canada.

A graduate of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Vicky Chow is a Yamaha Artist. www.vickychow.com

David Cossin (percussion)

David Cossin (percussion) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

David Cossin was born and raised in Queens, NY, and studied classical percussion at the Manhattan School of Music. His interest in classical percussion, drum set, non-western hand drumming, composition, and improvisation has led to performances across a broad spectrum of musical and artistic forms. David has recorded and performed internationally with Steve Reich and Musicians, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, Meredith Monk, Tan Dun, Cecil Taylor, Talujon Percussion Quartet, and the trio Real Quiet, as well as with Sting on his Symphonicity world tour. Theater work includes Blue Man Group, Mabou Mines, and projects with the director Peter Sellars. David was featured as the solo percussionist in Tan Dun’s award-winning score to the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras throughout the world including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra Radio France, and more. His sonic installations have been presented in New York, Italy and Germany, and he is also an active composer and instrument inventor, expanding the limits of traditional percussion. David teaches percussion at the Aaron Copland School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program. 

Michael Gordon (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director)

Michael Gordon (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Over the past 30 years, Michael Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from large-scale pieces for high-energy ensembles and major orchestral commissions to works conceived specifically for the recording studio and kaleidoscopic works for groups of identical instruments. Transcending categorization, his music represents the collision of mysterious introspection and brutal directness.

This season, cellist Ashley Bathgate premieres a solo to be performed inside houses, the Amsterdam Cello Octet premieres the latest addition to Gordon’s concert-length music for multiples, the Theatre of Voices premiere A Western, and The Crossing choir gives a preview of a multi-year project with film by Bill Morrison: Montaña.

Gordon’s recent works include a new chamber version of his opera Acquanetta, commissioned/premiered by Beth Morrison's Prototype Festival in NYC; Big Space, commissioned and presented by the BBC Proms; a concert-length work for choir, Anonymous Man, commissioned/premiered by The Crossing, and three new works for orchestra — Natural History, written for the 100th Anniversary of the United States' National Parks and premiered at Crater Lake in Oregon; Observations on Air, a concerto for bassoon for soloist Peter Whelan, commissioned by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; and The Unchanging Sea, a piano concerto for Tomoko Mukaiyama with a new film by Bill Morrison commissioned/premiered by the Seattle Symphony and the Rotterdam Symphony. Gordon and Morrison's other collaborations include the Decasia, Dystopia, Gotham and El Sol Caliente.

Gordon's discography includes The Unchanging Sea, Clouded Yellow, Sonatra, Natural History, Timber Remixed, Dystopia, Rushes, Timber, Weather, Light is Calling, Decasia, (purgatorio) POPOPERA, Van Gogh, Trance, and Big Noise from Nicaragua. He is co-founder and co-artistic director of New York's legendary music collective Bang on a Can. His music is published by Red Poppy Music (ASCAP) and is distributed worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc.

Nathalie Joachim (flute)

Nathalie Joachim (flute) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Nathalie Joachim is a Brooklyn born Haitian-American flutist, composer, and vocalist known for creating “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” (The Wall Street Journal) She is cofounder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix, and the former flutist of four-time Grammy winning contemporary chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

Joachim comfortably navigates everything from classical to indie-rock, all while being a committed advocate for cultural awareness. As a composer, she is regularly commissioned to write for instrumental and vocal artists, dance, and interdisciplinary theater, each highlighting her unique electroacoustic style. Upcoming works include Discourse, an evening-length performance, community engagement and social change initiative commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts; new solo instrumental works for cellist Seth Parker Woods and violinist Yvonne Lam; and larger scale chamber works for So Percussion, Lorelei Ensemble and Duo Noire. Fanm d’Ayiti, Joachim’s evening-length work
for flute, voice, string quartet and electronics, celebrates Haitian female artists and Joachim’s heritage. The work is currently touring with Chicago-based Grammy-nominated ensemble Spektral Quartet, and was recently released on New Amsterdam Records as Joachim’s first featured solo album.

Ms. Joachim is Director of Contemporary Chamber Music at the Perlman Music Program; a guest teaching artist for The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme; and has held faculty positions at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program.

photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien

David Lang (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director)

David Lang (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

David Lang is one of the most highly esteemed and performed American composers writing today. The New Yorker wrote: “With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.” His works have been performed around the world in most of the great concert halls. Lang’s score for Paolo Sorrentino’s film Youth received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, among others.  Other recent work includes the mile-long opera for 1,000 singers spanning the entire length of the High Line in NYC created in collaboration with the architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro,  man made, a concerto for So Percussion and orchestra, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony; his opera anatomy theater, written in collaboration with visual artist Mark Dion, at Los Angeles Opera; the public domain, a commission from Lincoln Center for 1000 amateur singers; and his opera the loser, based on the novel by Thomas Bernhard, which opened the 2016 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and for which Lang served as librettist, composer, and stage director.  His opera prisoner of the state, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Rotterdam's de Doelen Concert Hall, London’s Barbican Centre, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw, will premiere June 6-8, 2019 in New York, conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

Brad Lubman (conductor)

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer, is one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world’s most distinguished orchestras and new music ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. His flexibility in a variety of settings has led him to conduct a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, and to direct projects including orchestra, opera, multimedia, and mixed ensemble.

Lubman has led major orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, WDR Symphony Cologne, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Residentie Orchestra Den Haag, amongst others. Additionally, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien,  and Steve Reich and Musicians. Lubman is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of the NY-based Ensemble Signal whose recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on harmonia mundi was awarded a Diapason d’or and appeared on the Billboard Classical crossover charts.

In August 2017, Lubman was the Composer In Residence at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria where he lead the Ink Still Wet Workshop and conducted the Tonkünstler Orchestra in the premiere of his new orchestra work, “Reflections” on a program with works by Mahler and Brahms.

He has recorded for harmonia mundi, Nonesuch, AEON, BMG/RCA, Kairos, Mode, NEOS, and Cantaloupe,  among other labels. His own music has been performed in the USA and Europe, and can be heard on his CD, Insomniac, on Tzadik. Lubman has conducted numerous world premieres. Among these are Steve Reich’s Three Tales, Daniel Variations, Radio Rewrite, Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings, and Runner. Additional world premieres given by Lubman include Helmut Lachenmann’s Concertini and Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe’s Shelter, as well as works by Philip Glass, Charles Wuorinen, John Zorn, and Hilda Paredes.

Lubman participated in conducting masterclasses with Pierre Boulez in 1991 at the Scotia Festival, and in 1999 at Carnegie Hall’s Professional Workshop. During the summers from 1989-94, Lubman was a member of the conducting staff at the Tanglewood Music Center for the Festival of Contemporary Music. In that capacity he was the assistant conductor to Oliver Knussen (1989-91 and 1993), John Harbison (1992), and Reinbert de Leeuw (1994). Additionally, he was a Fellow in Composition during the summer of 1990 where he studied with Lukas Foss and Oliver Knussen.

Lubman is on faculty at the Eastman School of Music and Bang on a Can Summer Festival. He is represented by Karsten Witt Musik Management.

Nicholas Photinos (cello)

Nicholas Photinos (cello) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Multi-Grammy Award-winning cellist Nick Photinos is one of the most innovative and multifaceted cellists of our time. An ardent advocate of new music, he has worked closely with many of the foremost composers of this era and has premiered hundreds of works throughout his career. Apart from four Grammy wins, he has received Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year Award, the Macarthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the inaugural Chamber Music America Visionary Award, the Naumburg Award, and the Concert Artists Guild Grand Prize.

Described as a “commanding soloist” (ClevelandClassical.com) whose “virtuoso cello playing is scintillating” (Chicago Classical Review) and “outstanding for his exquisite precision” (SFCV.org), Photinos has collaborated and toured with an astounding array of artists including rock/pop artists Björk, Wilco, Bryce Dessner, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, film composer Gustavo Santaolalla, classical artists Dawn Upshaw, Philip Glass, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and jazz artists including Sheila Jordan, Laurence Hobgood, Zach Brock, and Matt Ulery. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Toronto, Utah, and Atlanta Symphonies, the last with whom he recorded Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire. He has performed across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, the Barbican in London, KBC Hall in Seoul, Carnegie Hall in New York City, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver.

In recent seasons Photinos debuted in Sweden, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, in a solo recital at the Winnipeg Gallery of Art, and at the inaugural Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar. He also performed across nine US states and returned as a soloist to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, where he has taught since 2007. In 2019 he reached millions of listeners on "Live from Here" with Chris Thile and on Netflix's original movie The Two Popes.

Photinos’ numerous recordings span the Cedille, Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Greenleaf, and Naxos labels. He recorded for Wilco on their Grammy-nominated album The Whole Love, and with Autumn Defense on their album Once Around. His debut solo album, Petits Artéfacts, deemed “a bold solo debut from one of the most notable artists in contemporary music today” by PopMatters, was released on the New Amsterdam label in August 2017 and features first recordings of the most acclaimed names in new music (David Lang, Bryce Dessner, David T. Little, Andrew Norman) as well as a younger generation of groundbreaking composers (Pascal Le Boeuf, Molly Joyce, Florent Ghys, Angelica Negrón).

During Photinos’ 24-year tenure as the founding cellist and co-Artistic Director of Eighth Blackbird, he performed over 1000 concerts and premiered hundreds of new works, including Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet and works by Andy Akiho, Michael Gordon, Amy Beth Kirsten, David Lang, David T. Little, Nico Muhly, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Julia Wolfe, and Pamela Z. Eighth Blackbird held multi-year residency positions at the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Chicago, and at the University of Richmond.

Photinos is a graduate of Northwestern University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He lives in the Chicago area with his daughter and wife, with whom he is co-Artistic Director of Chamber Music at Bethany, a concert series bringing world-class instrumental and vocal chamber music to Chicago’s north side. For more information, go to nickphotinos.com.

Todd Reynolds (violin)

Todd Reynolds (violin) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’. The violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his compositional and performance style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation. Reynolds’ music has been called “a charming, multi-mood extravaganza, playful like Milhaud, but hard-edged like Hendrix” (Strings Magazine), and his countless premieres and performances of everything from classical music to Jazz to Rock‘n’Roll seem to redefine the concert hall and underground club as undeniably and unavoidably intertwined. He has just released his double CD set, Outerborough on Innova Recordings, featuring InSide, a collection of his own music, paired with OutSide, music written by a veritable who’s who of contemporary composers.

A forerunner in the expansion of the violin beyond its classical and ‘wood-bound’ tradition, Reynolds electrifies in concert, weaves together composed and improvised segments, and makes use of computer technology and digital loops to sculpt his sounds in real time, seamlessly integrating minimalist, pop, Jazz, Indian, African, Celtic and indigenous folk musics into his own sonic blend. As a cross-genre improviser and collaborator, he has appeared and/or recorded with such artists as Anthony Braxton, Uri Caine, John Cale, Steve Coleman, Joe Jackson, Dave Liebman, Yo-Yo Ma, Graham Nash, Greg Osby, Steve Reich, Marcus Roberts and Todd Rundgren, and has commissioned and premiered countless numbers of new works by America’s most compelling composers, including John King, Phil Kline, Michael Gordon, Neil Rolnick, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Evan Ziporyn and Randall Wolff. His interdisciplinary work includes ongoing collaborations with SoundPainter Walter Thompson as well as media artists Bill Morrison and Luke DuBois and sound artist Jody Elff.


Mark Stewart (electric guitar)

Mark Stewart (electric guitar) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, song leader, composer and instrument designer Mark Stewart has been heard around the world performing old and new music. Since 1998 he has recorded, toured and been Musical Director with Paul Simon.  A founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the comic duo Polygraph Lounge with keyboard & theremin wizard Rob Schwimmer, Mark has also worked with Steve Reich, Sting, Anthony Braxton, Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis, Meredith Monk, Stevie Wonder, Phillip Glass, Iva Bittova, Bruce Springsteen, Terry Riley, Ornette Coleman, Edie Brickell, Don Byron, Joan Baez, Hugh Masakela, Paul McCartney, Cecil Taylor, Bill Frisell, Jimmy Cliff, Charles Wourinen, the Everly Brothers, Steve Gadd, Fred Frith, Alison Krauss, David Krakauer, Bobby McFerrin, David Byrne, James Taylor, The Roches, Aaron Neville, Bette Midler, and Marc Ribot. He is the inventor of the WhirlyCopter, a bicycle-powered Pythagorean choir of singing tubes and the Big Boing, a 24 ft. sonic banquet table Mbira that seats 30 children playing 490 found objects. Mark is the curator at MASS MoCA of the immersive Gunnar Schonbeck exhibit of musical instruments. He  can be heard on Blue Note, Warner Bros., Sony, Sony Classical, Point/Polygram, Nonesuch, Label Bleu, Resonance Magnetique, Cantaloupe and CRI recordings. He lives in New York City making his living playing and writing popular music, semi-popular music and unpopular music, and designing instruments that everyone can play.

Ken Thomson (clarinet, saxophone)

Ken Thomson (clarinet, saxophone) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Ken Thomson (clarinet and baritone saxophone), faculty member and member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, is a staple of New York City’s contemporary music and jazz communities -- an instrumentalist and composer widely regarded for his ability to blend a rich variety of influences and styles into his own musical language, while maintaining a voice unmistakably his own. With his quintet, Slow/Fast, he has toured internationally and released two discs including "Settle" (NCM East Records, 2014) about which the Chicago Reader said, "Few musicians travel as assuredly and meaningfully between jazz and new music.” As a composer, he has released two discs, Thaw (Cantaloupe Music), of his compositions performed by the heralded JACK Quartet, and Restless (2016), featuring Ashley Bathgate and Karl Larson.  His new record, “Sextet” will be released on New Focus/Panoramic Records this September accompanied by a US and Europe tour. He is also active as a freelance clarinetist in New York, performing with Ensemble Signal, International Contemporary Ensemble, Novus, and more. He is a Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris and D'Addario Woodwinds artist. www.ktonline.net

Julia Wolfe (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director)

Julia Wolfe (composer, Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Director) - Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty

Julia Wolfe draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down the walls between them. Her Pulitzer prize-winning concert-length oratorio, Anthracite Fields for chorus and instruments, draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, and more to honor the people who persevered and endured in the Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Region.

Other recent projects include her evening-length Steel Hammer for the Bang on a Can All-Stars and singers which toured in an expanded theatrical form with director Anne Bogart and her SITI Company. In January 2019, the New York Philharmonic premieres Fire in my mouth, Wolfe's large-scale work for orchestra and women's chorus, continuing her interest in American labor history with the subject of women in New York's garment industry at the turn of the century. Upcoming projects include new works for SO Percussion, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony.

Wolfe’s music is distinguished by an intense physicality and a relentless power that pushes performers to extremes and demands attention from the audience. She has written a major body of work for strings, from quartets to full orchestra. Her music has been heard at venues throughout the world and has been recorded on the Cantaloupe Music, Teldec, Point/Universal, Sony Classical, and Argo/Decca labels. Wolfe is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and was a recipient of a 2015 Herb Alpert Award in Music. She is on faculty at the NYU Steinhardt School and is co-founder/co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can. Her music is published by Red Poppy, Ltd. (ASCAP) and is distributed worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc.