Stravinsky said what most of us feel - we enjoy music, but rarely know why. As members of the musical community, we want to bridge the gap between performers and audiences in unique, transformative ways. We want you to get lost the same way we do in our favorite music. Head over and see What We're Doing and What We've Done to start - and feel free to Contact Us if you would like to become a collaborator with Ad Hoc or just have a really cool idea for a concert program.
Boon Hua Lien, Conductor
Matt Osika, Narrator
Theresa Villalobos, Flute
is a student at the Eastman School of Music, where she studies flute performance under Bonita Boyd. She performs regularly with the Eastman Philharmonia, as well as the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Teresa is a strong advocate of chamber music, and is very excited to playing with Ad Hoc this season.
Terry Smith, Oboe
originally from Bellingham, WA, received degrees in Oboe Performance from Western Washington University and the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and her MM and DMA in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Terry plays principal oboe in the Penfield Symphony and enjoys playing in the community. She has two sons who serve as excellent reminders of how vital creativity, flexibility, and improvisation are in all aspects of life.
Carl Galland, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
received a BM in clarinet performance from University of Texas at Austin and is currently working on his MM in clarinet performance at Eastman School of Music. He has been a finalist in the 2013 Coeur d'Alene Young Artist Concerto Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2013 ClarinetFest Young Artist Competition in Assisi, Italy. He also gigs in the Rochester NY area on clarinet, piano, and organ. His favorite food is everything except cantaloupe.
Kelly Kasle, Bassoon
Kelly Kasle is a senior Bassoon Performance Major at the Eastman School of Music from Plano, TX. She is working at WGMC Jazz 90.1 as part of her Eastman Arts Leadership Program certificate and plays with the Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Film Music Ensemble, the student-run new music ensemble Ossia, and small chamber ensembles for various events and festivals throughout the year. Her dream is to have her own revolutionary chamber ensemble that collaborates with other art forms and connects with the millennial generation.
Casey Springstead, Horn
earned two degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and teaches in the West Irondequoit Schools. He is also the director of the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. He is active as a freelance horn player and as a collaborative pianist for high school and college students throughout the Rochester area. He lives in Webster with his wife, Kirsta Rodean, and their son, Orson.
Baliey Paugh, Cornet
studies trumpet performance with James Thompson at the Eastman School of Music. She hails from Rapid City, South Dakota, where she has performed in the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Rapid City Municipal Band, and has appeared several times as a soloist with the Municipal Band. Recently, she received third place in the 2013 Johanna Meier Young Performers Competition in Spearfish, South Dakota. In addition to Ad Hoc, Bailey has performed in various Eastman ensembles including the Eastman Wind Orchestra, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, and the Ossia New Music ensemble.
Paul Seib, Trombone
Hana Chu, Piano
is recognized and sought after for numerous new-music collaborations and has premiered and released a piano solo Blue Pacific (Ecstatic Records) by a leading contemporary composer, Michael Torke. Winning her first competition at the age of five, Ms. Chu is a prizewinner of numerous music competitions and scholarships including Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, the New York Piano Competition, the Oberlin Piano Competition, and Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition, Van Cliburn Scholarship, and Nordmann Piano Scholarship. A native of South Korea, Ms. Chu received her BM and MM at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Matti Raekallioand Jerome Lowenthal, and she is currently pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Eastman School of Music with Thomas Schumacher and Nelita True.
Hee Sagong, Violin I
Biffa Kwok, Violin II
A native of Hong Kong, Biffa Kwok followed Chu Tung Lo in the Junior Program at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Promoting to the senior program in 2009, Kwok holds a diploma degree in performing arts and a bachelor of music degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Biffa is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ExxonMobil Scholarship and the Chan Ho Choi Enchanting Music Scholarship during his bachelor years. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature for violin at Eastman, studying under Professor of Violin Mikhail Kopelman. He is also a member of the Eastman Philharmonia and the Graduate Chamber Orchestra.
Alyssa Roggow, Viola
Audrey Snyder, Cello
Andrew O'Connor, Bass
Ad Hoc Music, Inc. * 347 Alpine Knoll * Fairport, NY 14450