Adi Yeshaya is an Israeli-American composer, arranger and jazz pianist. Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Adi has been active, both as a musician and educator for nearly four decades. His credentials include arranging and orchestration for many artists, including Prince, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Doc Severinsen, Burt Bacharach, The Minnesota Orchestra, and The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra / Jazzaar. In addition, he is a staff arranger for NBC’s The Voice.
Dr William Dyer
As Grays Harbor College’s Director of Music, Bill teaches lecture courses in music and education and directs the Jazz Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, and the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra. Bill holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Puget Sound, a Master in Music from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. He has conducted research on the development and maintenance of identity in aging recreational musicians.
Bill achieved National Certification in music education in 2002. He was awarded a Fulbright award by the U.S. Department of State in 2008, and the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator Award in 2011. An accomplished trombonist, he has performed with a variety of amateur and professional ensembles in the United States and abroad. He serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the Northwest. Bill lives with his wife and two children in Aberdeen.
Northern Film Orchestra
Northern Film Orchestra, based in Manchester UK is an orchestra specializing in the performance and recording of original film music. NFO was founded in 2020 and has since established itself as an exciting and innovative group offering composers opportunities to record their music with professional musicians for an accessible price. Since their first recordings in 202, NFO has now completed numerous film projects, including some from major studios such as Netflix, Paramount and ITV.
Mark is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he performed with the 1:00 Lab Band. Mark completed a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Minnesota in 1995. He has been a freelance musician since 1978 in the Twin Cities, and as a woodwind player at the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters from 1988 to 1993. He performs regularly at the Guthrie and Children’s Theaters and with touring Broadway shows at the Orpheum and Ordway Theaters. He is an affiliate member of the Minnesota Orchestra and is an original member of the Jazz MN Big Band. He taught at MacPhail Center from 1980 to 1989 and a McNally Smith College of Music Faculty Member from 2004-2017 Primary Department: Brass & Woodwinds, Secondary Department: Music Production Adjunct. He has been composing music and sound design since 1996, as well as engineering for television and radio commercials, producing corporate videos, DVDs, orchestrations and arranging endeavors through his company, Dirty Dog Productions.
Willow received his Bachelor of Music Composition from the University of Maine (Magna Cum Laude) and his Master’s Degree in Film Scoring from the Seattle Film Institute. He composes and arranges original music for professional orchestras including the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Rock Orchestra and also has movie credits on IMDb for scores he created, conducted, and produced. He also orchestrates music for west coast theaters and various northwest orchestras and in 2015-2020 was the Director/Conductor of the Portland Youth Rock Orchestra and Seattle-Tacoma’s Pacific Youth Rock Orchestra. Currently, along with being a music copyist, music advisor and teacher, Willow is keyboardist and songwriter in his original Seattle-based jazz/funk/groove band, Swindler that follows an extensive touring schedule across the West Coast, Canada, and Alaska and performs regularly in the Puget Sound area.
Alec is a master at audio engineering. He started with his high school punk band’s demo recordings. Years later his passion for music grew and he attended McNally Smith College of Music where got a Bachelor’s degree in audio engineering. He does audio for live events, recordings, mixes, and masters professionally for acts throughout the country since 2016. He also plays multiple instruments and performs in several bands. Though his strong suits are rock and funk, he has garnered an appreciation for all styles of music and is versed in anything from classical and choral to metal and hip hop.
As an award-winning colorist, John Davidson has created color styles for a vast number of clients for feature, indie and documentary films, television series, commercials, web spots, music videos and corporate projects. He has the understanding and respect for the devoted filmmaker and truly wants to work in creative partnership to help you get your project finished in a professional and affordable manner.
Clyde McDade is a filmmaker. He is the owner, director and screenwriter for Life Changing Films, a company that puts focus on improving the lives of his audience. He is also a history buff and enjoys collaborating to create film projects that share unique histories of small towns.
Christine is a designer and owner/everything of So It Goes Design, specializing in web, print, and digitl design projects for creative types — writers (published or not yet), artists, composers, literary presses and journals, nonprofit organizations, bloggers, freelancers, as well as writing/life coaches, therapists, and counseling collectives.