KATHLEEN M. BASI
Kathleen Basi is the quintessential jack-of-all trades writer: composer and songwriter, columnist for Liguorian magazine, feature writer, essayist, and novelist. While studying flute performance at the University of Missouri, she joined the music ministry at a local church; shortly thereafter, she quit scribbling unusable orchestral snippets and started writing music for church instead. She went on to receive a Master of Music in flute with Dr. Angeleita Floyd at the University of Northern Iowa. Today, her octavos for congregations and contemporary ensembles, as well as several collections of short, tuneful works for flute and piano, are available through WLP and GIA. One of them received J. W. Pepper's "editor's choice" label.
Gabriel Goni is a member of the National Symphony of Costa Rica. He studied at the Juilliard School of New York and the New World School of the Arts in Florida. Some of his teachers include the renowned James Galway, William Bennett, Christine Nield, Gro Sandvik, Wolfgang Schulz, Dieter Flury, Susan Milan, and Samuel Baron, among others. He received the Myrna Brown Award for the International Guest Artist at the National Flute Convention in Columbus, Ohio 2000. Mr. Goñi also hold the positions of Academic Dean of the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica, General Manager of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and Director of Programs of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
Jonathan Schwabe is Professor of Theory and Composition, and chairs the composition and theory area at the University of Northern Iowa. His works have been performed at the World Saxophone Congress, the Spoleto Festival, the Eastman School of Music, the SCI Midwest Festival, the Conductor's Institute , and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Festival. His principal teachers include Samuel Adler, John Anthony Lennon, Dick Goodwin, and Peter Hesterman. His music is published by Musikverlag Bruno Uetz and Alafia Press.
Professor of Music at the University of Northern Iowa, Bob Washut served as Director of Jazz Studies from 1980-2002 and of the award-winning UNI Jazz Band One. He was inducted into the Iowa IAJE Hall of Fame in 2003 and was selected as Outstanding Teacher at UNI in 1996. An accomplished composer/arranger, Mr. Washut has received numerous commissions from college and high school jazz ensembles, professional jazz artists, and symphony orchestras.