Undergraduates

Jamie AtschinowJamie AtschinowJamie Atschinow '20 is a senior from Highland Park, NJ concentrating in Computer Science-Economics and Music (with a focus on production and electronic music). Although she enjoys singing/songwriting/producing across various genres, her current influences mainly come from R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. She also sings with the Brown'sTones a cappella group on campus. Jamie hasn't posted original music in a while, but you can find some older uploads on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jamie-ats.

Kyle BrierKyle BrierKyle Brier ‘21 is a pianist, vocalist, music director, and composer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He specializes in vocal performance and recording studio production. Outside of the music department, Kyle studies acting and playwriting in the TAPS department. He hopes to combine these two areas through musical theatre composition and film/TV/multimedia scoring.

Caleb ClarkeCaleb ClarkeCaleb Clarke '20, senior from Los Angeles, California, Double Concentrating in Public Health and Music. Specializes in Mixing/Mastering, Recording, and Sound Design. Loves Hip/Hop and R&B Music, and enjoys making his own. Released his first Mixtape last spring "Retroville" under the stage name Corduroy (check it out on Soundcloud). Biggest Inspirations are: J.Cole, Kanye, Drake, Nas, Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino, 6lack, and Mac Miller

Nicolas DiazNicolas DiazI am a Computer Music and Multimedia concentrator passionate about pop and electronic music. After graduation, I plan to enter the music industry as an audio engineer and producer, while also working on my own music and art independently. Music on Spotify

Credo DuarteCredo DuarteCredo Duarte '21 (from Chicago) had no music experience prior to Brown. He began teaching himself the piano in the practice rooms at Brown and eventually got comfortable enough to co-produce an EP: Spotify Link. He is double-concentrating in Computer Science and Music and is co-president and the lead vocalist of Mariachi de Brown. He is currently learning music theory and developing his production and musical styles. Biggest influences: Julieta Venegas, Kanye West, Miguel Bosé, Manu Chao, Blood Orange.

Seamus Hubbard FlynnSeamus Hubbard FlynnSeamus Hubbard Flynn '21, from Minnesota, is a composer, flutist and pianist whose output ranges from carefully notated music to text-based and graphic-based improvisation. Influences include Pauline Oliveros, Flying Lotus, Andrew Norman, and Tyshawn Sorey, among many others. Seamus has taken courses in composition, music theory, ethnomusicology, and popular music studies. He has also helped organize concerts through Brown's student composer organization, Fermata. https://soundcloud.com/user-93541785

Max FriedmanMax FriedmanMax Friedman is a composer, trumpet player, and music concentrator from Memphis, TN. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, and International Contemporary Ensemble. Max enjoys planning, programming, and bringing to life solo and chamber ensemble concerts featuring new and student-composed music through collaboration with fellow composers and performers. http://www.mfriedmanmusic.me

Elana HausknechtElana HausknechtMy name is Elana Hausknecht and I am a junior from White Plains, NY studying music and urban studies.  Thanks to coursework and experiences through the Engaged Scholars Program, I’ve become really interested in how sound/music/art in public spaces affects communities.  This semester, I will be pursuing a project to think through this: https://soundslikeabuilding.blogspot.com. I play brass instruments and love making music with others!

William HawkinsWilliam HawkinsWilliam Hawkins (b. 1997) is a composer and violist.  Hawkins has had works performed by chamber groups including the American Modern Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, the Momenta Quartet, the Neave Trio, the Walden School Players, and violinist Nigel Armstrong.  His work has also been presented at the Mostly Modern Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, the Walden Creative Musician’s Retreat, the Eastern Division Festival’s Young Composer’s Event, and the NEC contemporary music festival.

Ari Goldbloom-HelznerAri Goldbloom-HelznerAri Goldbloom-Helzner '20 is a senior from Washington D.C. double concentrating in Music and Applied Mathematics. He studies musicianship, jazz and classical music theory, and contemporary music history. Outside of class, he spends his time directing, music directing, and performing in musical theater productions at Brown. He also enjoys accompanying vocalists, producing shows through the Musical Forum board, and singing in a jazz a cappella group, The Higher Keys.

Xiaoyu HuangXiaoyu HuangXiaoyu Huang '21 concentrates in Public Policy, English, and Music (Hons.). He is a founding member of Pansophy Education Institute (Vancouver, Canada), a teaching and education & immigration consulting practice. A pianist and occasional conductor and arranger, he focuses on the collaborative chamber literature, as well as solo and concertante works of Beethoven. He is a member of the Brown cycling team and volunteers as a legal translator. https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiaoyu-huang-pansophy

Max LuebbersMax LuebbersMax Luebbers ’21 is a Music and Computer Science concentrator from Cincinnati, OH.  He is interested in the combination of software design and music production while working on projects ranging from ambient/experimental pieces to country and finger-style guitar. Max plays guitar and lap steel and produces for various groups on campus and is a Co-Managing Editor of B-Side Magazine. https://mluebbers.github.io/

Warner MeadowsWarner MeadowsWarner Meadows ’19 is a pianist, composer, producer, rapper and singer from Harlem, New York. He cites American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk as a guiding spirit, also invoking artists like Frank Ocean and Kanye West as some of his most notable influences. Some of his proudest accomplishments during his time at Brown have been a placement in Huffington Post’s "Black Voices" for his freshman year music video “Whatyousee,” accumulating upwards of 1.7 million streams on Spotify for his first single “Yuca,” and opening for opening for Rnb/Hip Hop acts including Phony Ppl, Cautious Clay, Malcolm London and Cool Company. Some of his long-term goals are expanding the representations of masculinity in hip hop, scoring a movie, composing a jazz album and using his platform to aid in humanitarian crises.

Reid MerzbacherReid MerzbacherReid Merzbacher is a composer, violinist, and jazz pianist from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently studies with Eric Nathan at Brown University, where he is pursuing degrees in music composition and computer science. Reid has written for a variety of ensembles and has had pieces performed by Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Momenta Quartet, Chartreuse, and Tracy Silverman, as well as readings by Sō Percussion and the Brown University Orchestra. In past summers he has attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Mostly Modern Festival, the European American Musical Alliance, and the International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy.

Shanice OoiShanice OoiShanice Ooi '21

India ThieriotIndia ThieriotIndia Thieriot ‘21 is a singer-songwriter from San Francisco. On campus, she is a member of the Chattertocks a cappella group and loves composing on the piano and guitar in her free time. Last summer, she spent time at The Village Studios in Los Angeles recording original songs and hopes to continue writing and recording in the upcoming year. Her goal is to release a full album before graduating from Brown, as well as to gain more live performance experience.

Shayna TohShayna TohShayna Toh '20, a Music and International Relations concentrator, is an author, composer, lyricist and singer-songwriter. Her first musical, Firefly in the Light, a 22-song pop rock musical, was an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. She won NMI's 2019 New Voices Project supported by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment and is currently working on her composition thesis, The Olive Trees. Having actively music-directed, directed, acted and executive-produced for various theatre boards, Shayna is also Chair of the Musical Forum Theatre Board. shaynatoh.com

Rishi WagleRishi WagleRishi Wagle (Class of 2020) is a MEME and Computer Science double concentrator at Brown originally from Bettendorf, IA. He is a vocal tenor of many styles as well as a classical/collaborative pianist and violinist. Outside of classes, he is an RPL, he is the Chair/Technical Advisor to the Alumnae Hall Advisory Board (AHAB), he is on the Musical Forum production board, and he is the music director of Brown Barsaat a cappella. He also is very active in Brown's theatre community in many capacities.

Tafari WilliamsTafari WilliamsMy name is Tafari Williams, and I am a senior concentrator focusing mostly on contemporary R&B and pop songwriting, production, engineering, and studio work. Having begun my musical exploration only in my time at Brown, I'm excited to continue learning more diverse and authentic ways of communicating parts of myself with music. I am currently in the process of writing an album that I plan on performing for my senior capstone project. Stay on the lookout!

Lily Porter WrightLily Porter WrightLily Porter Wright '20 is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Rhode Island. At Brown, Lily focuses on songwriting as well as recording studio technology and production, and pursues concentrations in Music and Literary Arts. Lily draws from a variety of genres, such as folk, pop, indie, alternative, and more. In addition to writing music and/or fiction, Lily enjoys illustration, working for libraries, and mixing and producing music for others.  https://lilyporterwright.bandcamp.com

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