Atlanta Musicians Zachary Shah Zachary is a Georgia Tech student majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, graduating this May. He has been playing the piano since age 6, participating in a wide range of musical performance ranging from classical, jazz, to even playing keys in a funk rock band. He is currently in his seventh semester of performing with the Georgia Tech jazz ensemble, which has been one of his favorite experiences here on campus. Zachary would like to thank the ensemble’s director, Dr. Chip Crotts, for connecting him to perform in this showcase. Sam Cape Sam Cape, an Electrical and Computer Engineering alum from Ga Tech, composes music for a variety of applications including film, TV, and art galleries. His latest work, IMAGO - A Bilateral Journey of Transformation, was commissioned in collaboration with a psychotherapist to explore the use of bilateral stimulation in a musical context for enhancing brain connectivity. Sam's music incorporates both electronic and acoustic instruments, and is often influenced by classical elements as well as elements from underground music genres. He is known for pushing technical boundaries, unorthodox compositional techniques, and utilizing strange instruments amidst familiar ones. Follow Sam on Instagram: @capesounds Ted Gurch Ted Gurch has been the Associate Principal/E-flat Clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1989. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was also active as a saxophonist in the school's jazz program, and he has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony as a concerto soloist on both clarinet and saxophone. He has also appeared locally as a soloist with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and the wind ensembles of Emory University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech. An active chamber musician, he has performed with the contemporary music ensembles Luna Nova, Thamyris, Bent Frequency and Sonic Generator, as well as the Atlanta Winds and the Atlanta, Riverside and Georgian Chamber Players, and has also performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills and the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Nat Condit-Shultz Nat Condit-Schultz is a musician, composer, and scientist, specializing in the statistical modeling of musical structure. Nat completed his doctorate at Ohio State University, where he studied music psychology, computational musicology, and scientific methodology with David Huron. His doctoral thesis involved the creation, curation, and analysis of a corpus of popular rap transcriptions: the Musical Corpus of Flow (rapscience.net)---research later published in Empirical Musicology Review. Nat has presented at numerous national and international conferences, both in the humanities (Society of Music Theory) and the sciences (Society for Music Perception and Cognition, International Conference on Music Information Retrieval). From 2016-2018, Nat worked on McGill University's Single Interface for Musical Score Search and Analysis project, developing tools for the analysis of digital scores. Nat is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes in recording technology, rock/pop performance, and computational composition. Mir Jeffres Mir Jeffres is a saxophonist, experimental electronic musician, and a third year undergraduate Music Technology major at Georgia Tech. A leader in the Georgia Tech music community, Mir runs and teaches how to run live sound for shows around campus and is involved in Musician's Network, WREK Radio, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Filmmakers@GT. Mir plays saxophone in numerous campus ensembles including marching, jazz, and symphonic bands, performs in the band Two Factor Authentication, and in a solo saxophone act Lash. John Kasun John Kasun is a current fourth-year student at Georgia Tech, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology with a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He began his musical career in 2009 -- primary instrument being the guitar -- and has since been involved in countless events and performances as well as having released an album and numerous EP’s. John is fluent in most music genres but is particularly interested and well-trained in fingerstyle guitar – a style popularized by musicians such as Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel. Jeremy Muller Jeremy Muller is active as a percussionist, composer, & multimedia artist. He’s been described as “highly creative” by Take Effect and has performed as a featured soloist at many venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia including Transplanted Roots, ICMC, The Banff Centre for the Arts, MoxSonic, NYC EMF, ZeroSpace (UVA), NIU, Southwest Electroacoustic Festival, UNC Pembroke, Balance-Unbalance International Conference, the Musical Instrument Museum, and Phoenix Art Museum. He has given world premieres of works by many composers including Matthew Burtner, Alexandre Lunsqui, and an evening-length tour de force solo work by Stuart Saunders Smith. As a composer, his music has been performed by Arcomusical, Heartland Marimba Quartet, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Crossing 32nd Street, Manuel Rangel, and many others. Jeremy recently released his debut solo percussion album on Albany records which includes several world premieres. Brad Ritchie Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brad Ritchie is currently in his 25th season as cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Chamber Players. He earned his Bachelor of Music at Indiana University where he studied with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Janos Starker. In his senior year, his string quartet won the school's Kuttner Quartet Competition, which provided them with a year of recitals and trips to a number of chamber music competitions from Osaka, Japan to Evian, France. Following a summer of quartet concerts in Europe, Mr. Ritchie enrolled in the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany and earned his graduate degree studying with Adriana Contino. After completing his studies in Germany, Mr. Ritchie played for two years in the New World Symphony in Miami under Michael Tilson Thomas. In 1997 he became a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, at which time he also joined the Atlanta Chamber Players. During his 25 years with the ACP, he has made recordings on the CRI, ACA Digital, and MSR labels, and toured extensively, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Boston's Jordan Hall, the American Cathedral in Paris, France, and in the International Chamber Music Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In addition to his commitments to the ASO and ACP, Brad has played with many other chamber music and new music ensembles in and around Atlanta including Riverside Chamber Players, Thamyris, Emory Chamber Players, Franklin Pond Quartet, GLO-ATL, and Bent Frequency. He was a founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Sonic Generator, in residence at Georgia Tech University. In his spare time, Brad likes traveling to distant lands, biking through the gravel, and finding new places to eat. Milk+Sizz Husband and wife team, MILK+SIZZ, are a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning, cross platform, multi-genre, creative powerhouse. They have found sustained success by positioning themselves at the center of authentic sound development and sonic signature creation. Their progressive sound, infectious melodies, and innovative lyrics have made way for extensive contributions to both television and film. Notable credits include music featured on Emmy Award winning comedies FX’s “Atlanta” and ABC’s “Modern Family”, as well as VH1's “Hit the Floor”, “I Feel Pretty” Starring Amy Schumer, and BET’s “All the Queen’s Men” starring Eva Marcille. Most recently the duo co-created and executive produced the Grammy nominated R&B crooner, J. Holiday’s highly anticipated 4th studio album, TIME. They have also contributed to Georgia Tech’s EarSketch music coding program, scored their first full-length movie, and garnered their first commercial for Beats by Dre. Additionally, their collaboration with New Orleans natives, the sister duo Arin and Alexis of The Magic Jones, is currently nominated for Best Children’s Album for the 64th Grammy Awards. When not in Atlanta, you can find the couple taking their penchant for mixing cultures and sounds to recording studios worldwide.