Information About Our Artists:

ANDREW MAYO

Andrew Mayo has been making music all of his life.  Integral to the music making has been songwriting, whether as a little kid, or in junior high school with his first guitar, or for high school rock bands, college a cappella singing, conservatory jazz combos, classical trios, or now as a music teacher for his students.  He has found a new muse in writing music for his children, an obsession that began with making up lullabies on the spot and creating melodies for classics like Is Your Mama a Llama? and Goodnight Moon.  Coupled with a growing fascination with folk music, (thanks to Jeff and Dave) there’s a lot of good music to be made!  As fatherhood continues to be full of rewards and challenges, the music keeps coming.  Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics from Princeton University, a Performance Certificate in Jazz from the Hartford Conservatory,  and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.  He teachers instrumental music at Wolcott Elementary School in West Hartford, CT.

LINKS:

http://www.whps.org/school/wolcott/teacher&staff/music.htm

http://www.hartfordconservatory.org/

http://www.hartford.edu/hartt/

http://www.princeton.edu/~footnote/home.htm


JEFFREY RHONE

Jeffrey A. Rhone received his Bachelor of Arts in music from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Music Education, with an early childhood emphasis, from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.  He also received his Kodály teaching certificate from The Hartt School where he currently teaches courses in Folksong Research. During the past ten years, Rhone has held teaching positions covering every level of pedagogy from pre-K through college, including workshop presentations for The Connecticut Elementary General Music Conference and the MENC All-Eastern Division Conference. Rhone is an enthusiastic advocate of American folk music.  He has participated in independent folksong research at Warren Wilson College, Asheville N.C., and The Archive of Folk Life Studies in Washington, D.C. He has written subsequent articles on the topic of children's folksong and performs articulately on banjo, guitar and pennywhistle. Currently, Rhone teaches classroom music, K through 5, and grades 4 and 5 chorus at Ridge Road Elementary School, North Haven, CT, is the President of The Kodály Educators of Southern New England,.and is director of the Overture Choir of the Connecticut Children’s Chorus.

LINKS:

http://lostdiscsradioshow.tripod.com/

http://kesne.oake.org/


DAVID MILLER

David began his love of making music at the age of four, learning violin through the Suzuki Method. Since then his interests have covered a wide range of instruments and musical styles. He has studied and performed on the violin, piano, french horn, guitar, bass, viol da gamba, cornetto, recorder, and crumhorn, to name a few, and is currently a self-professed obsessed mandolin player. His stylistic interests range from early Renaissance to 20th Century atonal, and from folk, to jazz, to rock. He holds degrees in music education and french horn performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is currently a choral and classroom music teacher in Burlington and Harwinton, CT.

LINK:

http://www.mandopelli.net


RICARDO CUEVAS

Born and raised through high school in Chile, Ricardo Cuevas came to the U.S. on March of 1988. Music was probably the earliest artistic incentive he was exposed to. Both his parents sang in the choir of the University of Chile, where his mother also taught Voice Technique to choir members. His father was a folkloric researcher and performer. Ricardo's artistic birth was a need for self-expression in the new world he came to inhabit, and of which he new nothing, least of all the language. A self-taught guitar player and composer, Ricardo draws his inspiration from the conflicts and balance of daily live.

LINK:

http://www.tallerlatino.org/WhosPlaying.html#RicardoCuevas


ROB HUGH

Robert I. Hugh received a B.M. Ed. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He received his Masters in music education/ composition from the Hartt College of Music. He completed summer studies at the Kodaly Musical Training Institute and the Institute for Choral Music Education. He was selected to participate in the Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad program. The grant funded a summer in Kenya where he had an opportunity to study music with Kenyan composers. In 1992 Rob received an Individual Artist Award in composition from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He returned to Kenya to continue his study of African choral music. Rob has arranged and recorded over 200 original songs composed by children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. His choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Colla Voce and Hal Leonard. Rob has taught demonstration lessons at local and national conventions, as well as being a frequent clinician and resource for Kenyan music. He currently teaches vocal music at Wolcott Elementary School in West Hartford, CT. In 1993 Rob was selected as West Hartford's Teacher of the Year.

LINK:

http://www.a-cappella.com/search2.php?q=Robert+Hugh