Five vector musicians in shades of blue

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Ferst Center for the Arts

Chaowen Ting, Conductor of the Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra

Cameron "Chip" Crotts, Director of the Georgia Tech Jazz Program

Mace Hibbard, Jazz Ensemble Director


Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra

Overture to "The Barber of Seville" (1816)

Gioachino Rossini

Cognitive Dissonance, or, the inevitability of downfall does not necessarily negate its shock (2020)

**Live World Premiere**

Maya Miro Johnson
(b. 2001)

Dorian Dance (2018)

**Georgia Premiere**

Tsang Lok-yan

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished" (1822)

      I. Allegro moderato

      II. Andante con moto

Franz Schubert


Hibbard Jazz Ensemble

Alice in Wonderland

Bob Hilliard
Arr. Jack Cooper

Blue Moon

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Arr. Dave Wolpe

Stolen Moments

Oliver Nelson
Arr. Mark Taylor


John Coltrane
Arr. Craig Skeffington


Crotts Jazz Ensemble

Lemon Twist

Bobby Troup
Arr. Bill Holman

Eleanor Rigby

John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arr. Eric Richards

Lost in the Memory

Chris Walden
Arr. Courtney Fortune

Paranoid Android

Arr. Ken Schaphorst

Program Notes

Dorian Dance

Dorian Dance was Tsang’s first attempt at composing in mode. It was originally written for clarinet in Bb, violin, and cello, and it was performed by Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble during the reading session held in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in October 2017. The orchestral version is more energetic and lively, focusing on the timbres and the rhythmic pattern.


Cognitive Dissonance

Portrait of Tsang Lok-yan

Composer Bio: Tsang Lok-yan

A portrait of Maya Miro Johnson

Composer Bio: Maya Miro Johnson

Maya Miro Johnson (b. 2001) is a composer, conductor, and interdisciplinary artist who blends a unique background in dance, violin performance, theater, film, concept art, literature, philosophy, and classical music into her praxis. A finalist in Beth Morrison Projects’ 2021 Next Generation competition and recipient of both Schuman and Surinach Prizes in the 2020 BMI Student Composer Awards (a historical first), Maya made her professional debut in 2019 with a commission from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and will make her European debut in Paris with Ensemble interContemporain in March 2022. Current projects include recordings with pianists Inna Faliks and HOCKET; works for Zeitgeist, loadbang, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, trombonist William Lang, and retuned piano artists B.K. Zervigon and J.T. Hassell; an installation with David Michalek and Norman Frisch; and an artist residency at the Sarasota Music Festival. Maya has studied at NYO-USA, Luna Composition Lab, BU Tanglewood Institute, Fresh Inc Festival, soundSCAPE Composer/Performer Exchange, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s Conducting Institute, and with Robert Spano at the Aspen Music Festival and School as one of their youngest conducting fellows ever. For the 21/22 school year, she holds the Tureck Bach Research Institute Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying composition with Richard Danielpour, Nick DiBerardino, and Amy Beth Kirsten, and furthering her violin training under the guidance of Juliette Kang. With Sarrah Bushara, she forms the performance art duo ~ [pronounced two].

Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra Members

Violin I

Lawrence Ro, Concertmaster Electrical Engineering, 1st year
Arvind Ramaswami, Assistant Concertmaster Computer Science, 1st year masters
Dalton Yu Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 3rd year
Sohum Gala Computer Science, 3rd year
Noriyuki Shinagawa Biomedical Engineering, 4th year
Melanie Su Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year
Jasmine Hsu Industrial Design, 1st year

Violin II

Andrew An, Principal Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year
Heesuk Son Music Technology, 3rd year
Avery Taylor Computer Science, 2nd year
Jack Turbash Aerospace Engineering, 1st year
Felice Xie Industrial Systems Engineering, 3rd year
Colin Cassell Computer Science, 3rd year
Vikram Chodapaneedi Aerospace Engineering, 2nd year


Hridee Haq, Principal Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 4th year
Juliette Morrell Business Administration
Amanda Bock Public Policy, 2nd year
Andrew Chow Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year
Ivy Xue Neuroscience, 2nd year


Youngho Yoo, Principal Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, 5th year
Evan Zhou Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 1st year
Tyler Bierfreund Electrical Engineering/Physics, 3rd year
Dawei Liu Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 1st year


Ethan Feng, Principal Computer Science, 2nd year


Christine Lee International Affairs, 1st year
Michelle Pi Biology, 1st year


Nicholas Lowe Environmental Engineering, 1st year
Anthony Otlowski Aerospace Engineering, 1st year


Nidhi Desai Atmospheric Science, 1st year PhD
Patrick Phelan Chemistry, 3rd year


Derek Rizzi Civil Engineering, 4th year
Lixin Zheng Mathematics, 2nd year


Matthew Reingold Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd year
Kate Blake Electrical Engineering, 3rd year


Qufei (Fiona) Hou Music Technology, 1st year
Xiao Lin Electrical Engineering, 1st year


Taylor Chevalier Mechanical Engineering, 5th year
Alex Evitt Aerospace Engineering, 1st year


Hibbard Jazz Ensemble Members


Tyrell Snagg Biomedical Engineering Conyers, GA
Nicole Woo Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Buffalo Grove, IL
Mil Samardzic Physics South Portland, ME
Harmon Austin Computer Science Marietta, GA
Nathaniel Wert Computer Science Reading, PA
Barry Walker Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ


Christopher Fitzpatrick Computer Engineering Roswell, GA
Conor Lenahan Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Morristown, NJ
Scott Washburn Mathematics Georgetown, TX
Fiona Hou Music Technology Nanjing, China
Jackson Fuller Engineering Atlanta, GA
Kaylee Lukasek Biomedical Engineering Mendon, MA


Jimmy Kemerait Physics Tifton, GA
Cooper Martin Industrial Engineering Macon, GA
Emma King Earth and Atmosphere Sciences Evans, GA
Sharay Gao Computer Science Gainesville, GA


Daniella Ruzinov Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ
Jonathan Luo Computer Science Shenzhen, China
Alejandro Martinez Physics Dacula, GA


Andrew Wang Electrical Engineering Commack, NY
Waid Dunlop Mechanical Engineering Atlanta, GA


Alec Burge Music Technology Roswell, GA
Lawrence McCourt Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY


John Gordy Music Technology Hartwell, GA
Steve George Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY


Erin Kistenberg Biology Chamblee, GA

Crotts Jazz Ensemble Members


Michael Farren Computer Engineering Sudbury, MA
Tristan Terry Electrical Engineering Savannah, GA
Thomas Grady PhD in Computational Science and Engineering McLean, VA
Mark Mossien Computer Science Glastonbury, CT
Joseph Deloach Chemical Engineering Douglas, GA


Matt Harris Biology Carrollton, GA
Arianna Mastali Computer Engineering Celebration, FL
Steven Aceto – Masters in City & Regional Planning Dacula, GA
Aaron Hunt Chemical Engineering Savannah, GA
Jonathan DeLozier Aerospace Engineering McDonough, GA


Alec Albrecht Aerospace Engineering Urbandale, IA
Jeremy Chen Electrical Engineering Dayton, NJ
Cole Tinsley Computer Science Alpharetta, GA
Joshua Cohen Civil Engineering Lake City, FL
Sam Missner Music Technology Roswell, GA


Joshua Rubin Electrical Engineering Norfolk, VA


Zach Shah Biomedical Engineering San Jose, CA
Gautham Gorti Physics Madison, AL


Andreas Paljug Computer Science Pittsburgh, PA
Joshua Stephens Chemical Engineering Thomasville, GA


Kevin Sadi Computer Science Cumming, GA


Alex Soong Computer Science Bellevue, WA

Upcoming Concerts

All School of Music concerts are free and open to the public!

October 7, 2021
Flute section of the concert band performing on stage

Symphonic and Concert Band Fall Concert

GT Concert and Symphonic Bands

October 29, 2021
Pit of Georgia Tech Marching Band performs on stage

Surround Sounds

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

November 12, 2021
Rock and pop ensemble rehearses on stage

Rock and Pop Friday Night!

Georgia Tech Rock and Pop Ensemble

Georgia Tech School of Music

Through interdisciplinary degree programs, outstanding performance ensembles, and innovative research endeavors, the Georgia Tech School of Music cultivates a rich legacy of musical traditions and develops cutting-edge technologies to help define music's future. The School serves students in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in music technology and offers innovative performance opportunities, courses, and cultural and artistic experiences for students throughout the Institute.