Joel Hoffman’s music draws from such diverse sources as Eastern European folk musics and bebop, and is pervaded by a sense of lyricism and rhythmic vitality. CDs can be found on the Albany, CRI, Koch, Stradivarius, Centaur, EMA, Deutsche Welle and Gasparo labels. joelhoffman.net
Michael Ippolito, Stone Composer Fellow
Michael Ippolito (www.michaelippolito.com) is a New York-based composer and doctoral student at The Juilliard School, where he studies with John Corigliano. Mr. Ippolito’s music has been commissioned and performed by the Cincinnati Symphony, Albany Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, New York Choreographic Institute, ensemble 20/21 (Köln) and janus trio (Brooklyn), among others.