Amos Gillespie released “Solo!” the Chamber Music of Amos Gillespie, in 2018 on the Centaur label. Fanfare magazine wrote, “Gillespie’s music packs a sultry sort of wallop; he writes with a distinctive, individual compositional voice; strongly recommended.” Amos’ music has been heard on WFMT in Chicago, WQXR in New York City and PBS. His music spans a wide range of genres including chamber and orchestra concert music, jazz, as well as music for film, theater and dance. His music has been commissioned and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Kaia String Quartet, Attacca Woodwind Quintet, Barkada Saxophone Quartet, Access Contemporary Music (ACM) and the Chicago Composers Orchestra among many others. He has two minors in piano performance, a MM in composition and a BM in saxophone. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at UIC.
Jay Torrens has completed fours years of study at Millikin University, where he is pursuing a degree in Vocal Music Education and where he has performed in Millikin's flagship/touring Choral and Vocal Jazz Ensembles "University Choir" and "One Voice," as well as Millikin's Opera Theatre. Jay has experience working and acting in community theatre and is also an instructor for other musical theatre classes at Devonshire.
Ileana Vlad is a graduate of both the George Enesco Music School and the Ciprian Porumbescu Music Conservatory in Bucharest, where she studied music education theory and specialty cello/piano. Ileana has taught piano for seven years at the Suzuki Violin and Piano Academy in Chicago.
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