Max Reese is currently a junior at the Oberlin Conservatory studying under Richard Hawkins. He previously studied with Charles Salinger. Masterclass performances include Anthony McGill, Ricardo Morales, Steven Cohen, Eugene Mondie, and Campbell MacDonald. He has held chairs at all of Oberlin Conservatory’s large ensembles and has attended Brevard Music Center. He has performed under the baton of Joann Falletta, Keith Lockhart, Tim Weiss, Marcelo Lehninger, and Matthias Bamert. As a chamber musician, Reese can be heard with his wind quintet, The Guintet, on WCLV 104.9’s “Cleveland Ovations” performing Poulenc’s “Sextet.” The Guintet has also been the winner of the Danenberg Honors Recital at Oberlin Conservatory. Max is excited to pass on everything he has learned from his incredible teachers and musical career to his students.
A native of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Shelagh Haney is currently in her first year at the DePaul School of Music where she studies under the tutelage of Stephen Williamson. During her time in Chicago, Haney has participated as an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago as well as performed regularly in the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, including their recent Midwestern Tour.
Prior to her time in Chicago, Haney completed her Bachelors of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Hawkins. During her time at Oberlin, Haney premiered many new works by and worked closely with composers such as Vijay Iyer, Kristen Kuster, Zosha Di Castri, Stephen Hartke, and Jesse Jones. As an active advocate for new music, Haney participated in a Residency with the International Contemporary Music Ensemble (ICE) at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity during the summer of 2017.