Winton Yuichiro White is a composer of multiple publications with the versatility of writing for orchestral instruments, vocal ensembles, and even dance groups or film. He wrote the soundtrack for the documentary "HAFU", which has aired on PBS, screened theatrically in Japan, and won "Best Documentary" at the 2013 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Groups that performed his works include Afiara String Quartet, Mobius Trio, Singapore Wind Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Choral Artists, and individual musicians from the Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Symphony. Still active as a performer, Winton is a freelance vocalist that has performed in Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a music copyist for his regular clientele. He is also a member of ASCAP is published under Pavane Publishing and C. Alan Publishing. Winton is a graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Biola University.
Nicky Sohn's music has been performed by groups such as the New York Youth Symphony, The Carnegie Hall Academy, Mannes Orchestra, Washington Square Winds, students of The Juilliard School, and members of Bowdoin Music Festival. Her music has been described as dynamic, lively, and melodious. She was a distinguished member of the New York Youth Symphony's composition program from 2012 to 2014, and has attended several festivals including Ars Nova with Unsuk Chin and Seoul Philharmonic, Atlantic Summer Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, California Summer Music, and the Summer Festival of the Moscow Conservatory of Music. Sohn, 23, began studying piano at age two and composing when she was seven. Born in South Korea, she completed her middle school and high school studies at the age of fourteen. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in 2014, under David Tcimpidis and is currently pursuing her graduate studies at The Juilliard School of Music under Robert Beaser. Sohn is a recipient of Peter Mennin and Vincent Persichetti Endowment Fund, G. Gershwin Memorial Scholarship, and Milton Babbitt Scholarship. She was the winner of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, a commission for Clarinet & Dance for Diego Vásquez & Andrea Skurr in 2014, and was the winner of Mannes Orchestra competition in 2013, and one of the finalists of The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Recently, she attended Unsuk Chin's masterclass at Seoul Philharmonic. Upcoming projects include collaborations with groups such as Project: 音 Sound 음, Choreo-comp Juilliard, Washington Square Singers and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. Sohn has had lessons with some of the most well-renowned composition teachers including John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Lowell Lieberman, Richard Danielpour, Derek Bermel, David Ludwig, and Martin Bresnick.
Mark Haas is an award winning Los Angeles-based composer of Film, TV and Game music. In 2012, Mark was selected to assist Maestro John Mauceri (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) with film music concerts in both Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2013, he was paired with Emmy Award winning composers W.G. Snuffy Walden (UNDER THE DOME, NASHVILLE) and Alf Clausen (THE SIMPSONS) through the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. In 2014, Mark wrote one of two new pieces for Project: Ongaku no Tomodachi (Friends in Music), a bi-national ensemble featuring American and Japanese musicians. Mark currently lives outside of Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two sons.
Kenji Oh is a Japanese composer of contemporary classical and media music, based out of Los Angeles and San Francisco. He earned his Master of Music Degree in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with David Garner. Oh has achieved various awards and honors for his orchestral, choral, and chamber music. His music illustrates vivid images as though the sound carves out a sculpture or paints a scroll. Oh’s music has been performed at various venues in the US, Japan, and the Netherlands, by Choral Chameleon, gnarwhallaby, International Orange Chorale of SF, What’s Next Ensemble and others. Currently he has a mixed choir piece commissioned by the Esoterics as US national winning composer of POLYPHONOS 2016. Oh also has a piece for piano four hands inspired by Japanese painting, commissioned by ZOFO, a Grammy-nominated, prize-winning Steinway Artist Ensemble. In addition to concert music, Oh composes music for various kinds of media such as film, theatre, TV, video games, and also for women’s gymnastics floor exercise being a gymnast himself. He started his career as a media composer while studying at Kyoto University of Education, where he received his Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree in Information Music. The films he scored have been screened in numerous film festivals; “B/W Foxes and the Cave of Light” (Kiyoshi Kurahara, director) in Montreal World Film Festival 2012, “Born With It” (Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, director) in NBCUniversal Short Film Festival 2015 (received Best Film Award) and others.