In a career that spans more than four decades, Dr. B.C. Vermeersch has achieved recognition as an arts and music educator in both the public and private sector. He is also a producer of public programs and concerts and a trusted administrator of non-profit and philanthropic groups. He was Director of Greenwich House Music School for over twenty-five years and has served as the Executive Director of the Musicians Foundation since 1996. He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He also earned a Certificate from the Columbia University Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. He was born and raised on Detroit’s East Side.
Zachary Green is a Madison, WI-born composer, writer, teacher, and administrator, and the founder/director of the Madison New Music Festival. His chamber, vocal, and dance compositions have been performed around the United States by organizations such as Fifth House Ensemble, Periapsis Music and Dance, pianist Robert Fleitz, The Phoenix Concerts, and members of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. Upon receiving his masters degree from The Juilliard School in 2017, Zachary received the Joseph W. Polisi Prize for exemplifying Juilliard’s values of the “artist as citizen.” His writings include interviews for The Juilliard Journal with composer Huang Ruo, pianist Leon Fleisher, jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, and conductor Leonard Slatkin. More information and recordings of Zachary’s music can be found at www.zacharygreenmusic.com.