Series 2 Composers
The Green Vibes Project is proud to announce:
Public Consortium will open in October 2019!
Ivan Trevino (b.1983) is a Mexican-American composer, percussionist, writer and arts advocate. As a music ambassador for the U.S. State Department, Ivan has shared his music with audiences all around the world, from Asia to Brazil to Madison Square Garden in New York City.
As a composer, Ivan’s blend of contemporary and indie-rock compositions have become standard repertoire in the field of percussion. He is a multi-award winning recipient of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contest and has over 70 compositions and songs to his name.
Taylor Ambrosio Wood started her music career when she was 9 years old playing the Zimbabwean marimba and mbira (a traditional Shona thumb piano). She continued to pursue her passion for music by studying percussion and composition at The Boston Conservatory of Music… then completed her M.M. in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games at The Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. Most recently, she completed soundtracks for Balthazar’s Dream and The Window Box. She was also featured in The Believer magazine ‘collection of progressive and avant-garde music from indie video games, 2010-2018.’ Taylor currently composes for video games and percussion in Seattle, WA.
Percussionist, composer, and educator Caleb Pickering (b. 1990) is currently the adjunct professor of percussion at Southern Virginia University while ABD in his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at James Madison University, where he is a student of percussionist and composer Casey Cangelosi. Caleb is a frequently requested guest artist and clinician and his works are regularly performed internationally. He was the 2019 composer-in-residence for the World Percussion Group, directed by renowned percussion duo Maraca2, and has received commissions from universities and professional ensembles throughout the US and abroad, as well as numerous commissions from individuals. Caleb was a part of the 2017 Heartland Marimba Festival commissioning project for new educational marimba quartets, and was also the runner-up of the HMF 2015 call for marimba trios competition with his piece Bloodworks.
Cameron Brown is a recent graduate of The Florida State University with an M.M. in Percussion Performance. At FSU he served as a Graduate Assistant and performed in the University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble. He also holds a B.M. Music Education from The University of North Texas, where he performed in the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, The UNT Percussion Ensemble, and numerous world percussion ensembles. From 2012 to 2015 he was a front ensemble member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and in 2015 had the privilege of serving as section leader for the organization. He has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra as a utility percussionist.