Soprano Liz Pearse is becoming known as a fearless performer of wide-ranging repertoire, reflected in performances spanning from medieval works to world premieres. Liz is one-fourth of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and an avid stage performer, Liz performs with Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus. Liz maintains a private studio based in Bowling Green and has taught Vocal Repertoire and Singers' Diction at Bowling Green State University, in addition to studio teaching. She is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University.
Jon Fielder is a composer of electroacoustic and acoustic music, all of which shows a strong interest in timbre, texture, spatialization and narrative. His music is often inspired by his love of natural landscapes, such as the echoing of the Ohio River valley and the windy flatland of Northwest Ohio. He also draws inspiration from his interest in various topics of science and mathematics (chemical reactions, psychopharmacology, Markov chains), from manipulations of the human voice - both spoken and sung - and from literature.
Jon's music has been presented and performed at the SEAMUS conference (2013), Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Electronic Music Midwest, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, CEMIcircles Festival, N-SEME, NASA conference, the International Double Reed Society Conference (2012), the Northern Ohio Music Exchange (NOMA) concert at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Olmsted Festival of the Arts, and inclusion in the Alex Sramek call for scores for the Voxnovus 15-Minutes of Fame series (Sublimation).