The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra performing at the Ferst Center

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:
Student Showcase

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:
Student Showcase

Friday, April 15, 2022
West Village Concert Hall

Chaowen Ting, Conductor



Georgia Tech Chamber Ensembles



Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947)

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1841)

        I. Molto allegro agitato

Jennifer Deng, violin

Eric Chen, cello

Matthew Zhou, piano



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292

        III. Rondo

Lixin Zheng, bassoon

Vishaal Kareti, bassoon



Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life” (1876)

        I. Allegro vivo appassionato

Hannah Lee, violin

Kevin Li, violin

Ivy Xue, viola

Sergey Blinov, cello



Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Between Tides (1993)

Felix Pei, violin

Youngho Yoo, cello

Kezhou Lu, piano



Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra



Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899)

Pizzicato Polka (1869)

Conductor: Alice Heranval



Johannes Brahms (1833-1893)

Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1869)

Conductor: Arvind Ramaswami



Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (1890)

Conductor: Morgan Polk



Nicholas Oselette

Pride Cometh Before the Fall (2022)

[World premiere]

Conductor: Nicholas Oselette



Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948), arr. Larry Moore

Selections from Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Conductor: Jack Turbush



Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (1882)

        I. Allegro moderato

        II. Moderato

        III. Lento assai

        IV. Allegro moderato

        V. Moderato

Soloist: Jennifer Deng (Runner-up, 2022 GTSO Concerto Competition)

Guest Conductor: Andrea Pérez Mukdsi


Headshot of Nicolas Oselette

Nicolas Oselette


Nicholas Oselette is a young emerging composer at the Georgia Institute for Technology in Atlanta, GA, where he currently pursues a major in Physics with an Astrophysics concentration, as well as a minor in Music Technology. He has been writing music for over five years and has had multiple full orchestra, solo, and small ensemble pieces performed. Music composition has been a hobby of his since middle school and to this day,he uses much of his spare time to write or play music.

Headshot of Jennifer Deng

Jennifer Deng


Jennifer Deng, a 2nd year Computer Science major, has been playing the violin for 11 years. Jennifer plays in the GT Concert Orchestra for the Spring 2022 season and played in the GT Symphony Orchestra for Fall 2021. She soloed with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra in October 2021, playing the 3rd movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She was co-concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra for its 2018-19 season, as well as concertmaster of the Georgia All-State Orchestras for three years. In 2018, Jennifer was the first-place winner of the Georgia Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition and soloed at the annual conference.

Photo of Andrea Perez Mukdsi holding a baton

Andrea Pérez Mukdsi

Guest Conductor

Originally from Salta (Argentina), Dr. Andrea Pérez Mukdsi earned her PhD in Conducting from the Argentine Catholic University in Buenos Aires. She studied symphony and opera conducting in Florence and Rome (Italy) with Mtro. Gianluigi Gelmetti and Mtro. Piero Bellugi. She also has a Doctorate in Latin American Cultural Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A frequent guest speaker at the Rialto Theatre and Alif Arabic Center in Atlanta, she teaches Latin American Music and Culture at Georgia State University.

As guest conductor, she works with orchestras in Argentina, Mexico, Italy, and the United States. Her scholarly research focuses on Latin American Soundscapes in the twenty-first century and the African roots of tango. Dr. Perez Mukdsi currently directs Ensemble Warmi (Argentina) and the Latin American Women Composers Project, an initiative focused on rescuing and promoting the works by Latin-American women composers of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra

Violin I

Nikhil Damani, Concertmaster Computer Engineering, 4th year
Jack Turbush, Co-principal Aerospace Engineering, 1st year
Ethan Zhao Computational Media, 2nd year
Emma Oswald Biology, 1st year
Jennifer Deng Computer Science, 2nd year
Avery Taylor Computer Science, 2nd year
Arvind Ramaswami Computer Science, 1st year masters

Violin II

Samarth Parameswar, Co-principal Computer Engineering, 1st year
Jasmine Hsu, Co-principal Industrial Design, 1st year
Alice Heranval Physics, 1st year
Katelynn Nguyen Computer Science, 1st year
Morgan Polk Chemistry, 1st year
Colin Cassell Computer Science, 3rd year


Thiago Esslinger, Principal Biochemistry/Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, 3rd year
Katie Groenhout Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 4th year
Isabelle D'Amico Environmental Engineering, 4th year
Amanda Bock Public Policy, 2nd year
Olivia Johnson-Liu Business Administration, 2nd year
Juliette Morrell Business Administration, 2nd year
Hridee Haq Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 4th year


Patrick Kim, Principal Computer Science, 1st year
Clarice Kennedy Music Technology, 1st year
Erica Pareizs Neuroscience, 3rd year
Isabella Guo Computer Science, 2nd year
Evan Zhou Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 1st year


Matthew Walloch, Principal Mathematics, 1st year


Michelle Pi Biology, 1st year
Carly Schnable Chemistry, 3rd year


Isaac Weintraub Computer Science, 2nd year masters


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


Eric Shi Electrical Engineering, 2nd year


Kezhou Lu Atmospheric Physics, 4th year PhD


Upcoming Concerts

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

April 18, 2022

Glee Club Concert

Georgia Tech Glee Club

April 19, 2022

Concert and Symphonic Band Concert

Georgia Tech Concert and Symphonic Bands

April 20, 2022

Chorale Concert for Earth (Week)

Georgia Tech Treble Choir, Glee Club, and Clayton State University Treble Choir

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.