HAnnah rosa schiller — Co-executive director, PRODUCER
Hannah is a Chicago-based writer and musician —singer, music director, arranger — working to improve new music's accessibility. She has sung in the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble (BCE) conducted by Donald Nally, and recently sang in the chorus of Chicago Opera Theatre’s Iolanta (Chicago Premiere). She frequently writes for new music’s leading publications, including NewMusicBox and I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. She is also involved in the global new music community, having participated in the Darmstadt Summer Music Festival in Germany in 2018. She is currently the Andrew Patner Fellow at 98.7 WFMT, Chicago’s Classical & Folk Music Radio.
A.J. KELLER — CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR
A.J. is an active performer, conductor and educator throughout the Chicagoland area. This season, he is serving as the chorus master for the Chicago Opera Theater production of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick, and as assistant chorus master for the world premiere of David Lang's opera Prisoner of the State with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. A.J. is also internationally active, recently serving as guest conductor and artistic collaborator with the Danish contemporary-music chamber choir Ensemble Edge. He has previously served as the Director of Choral Activities at Beloit College in Wisconsin, and he currently serves as Music Director at Glencoe Union Church, in addition to pursuing the D.M.A. in choral conducting at Northwestern University, studying under Donald Nally.