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Willie Santiago is a Baltimore-based flutist, educator, and arts administrator. He currently serves as the concert coordinator for the Department of Music at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he oversees the logistics of the department’s concert series. He has made appearances with the chamber orchestra Symphony Number One and actively performs in pit orchestras for various musicals and productions in the Baltimore-DC area. Willie is also is the co-founder of Stranded Silver, a flute quartet based on the East Coast, and maintains an active schedule performing with them at conventions, schools, and featured concerts. He brought Mario Lavista’s Tríptico. williesantiago.weebly.com
Baltimore native Amelia Stinnette is the elusive multi-genre producer SoProper (@soprpr) She continues to share her passion for art and music with her peers at Maryland Institute College of Art and Peabody Institute through small projects in the community. Amelia brought Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Bibo no Aozora. instagram.com/soprpr
Niccolo Seligmann unites strings of gut with lines of code. He performs on over twenty historical and traditional instruments from around the world, and designs his own software instruments. As a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence, he is releasing his solo album, Kinship, on February 26, 2020. Tickets for his Strathmore performances here. Kinship uses viola da gamba improvisation to express multispecies resistance to extractive capitalism. Preorder the album here. You can also hear him perform on viola da gamba, medieval fiddle, and more on the soundtracks of the PC game Civilization VI and the 2017 feature film Papillon. Niccolo is a member of ensembles Alkemie, The Broken Consort, Hesperus, Wherligig, and others. He brought Holly Herndon’s “Extreme Love.” niccoloseligmann.com