Mill Ave Chamber Players

The Mill Ave Chamber Players is a professional woodwind quintet based in Phoenix, Arizona that holds over 50 concerts annually.

Meet The Composers

As we enter the week of recording our album, we wanted to introduce you to the five amazing individuals we have worked with throughout this year to make this recording come to life. 

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Tom Breadon, Jr. 

Thomas Mark Breadon, Jr. is a teacher, bassoonist, and composer living in Phoenix, Arizona, and the newest member of the Mill Ave Chamber Players. Check out his setting of Mill Ave Chamber Players, Aesop's Fables, on our Youtube Channel and learn more about Tom from our website.

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Jessica Meyer http://jessicameyermusic.com

 With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and works that are “other-worldly” (The Strad) and “evocative” (New York Times), Jessica Meyer is a versatile composer and violist whose passionate musicianship radiates accessibility, generosity, and emotional clarity. As a soloist and member of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed contemporary music collective counter)induction, Jessica has premiered pieces for solo viola internationally – expanding the repertoire for viola by championing new works while also composing her own.

Robert V. Springer http://www.robertvspringer.com

Robert V. Springer is a composer whose works include orchestral, chamber, ballet, and vocal compositions. Drawing upon personal experiences, local communities, and natural surroundings, his music depicts enduring and shared human concepts. Robert’s style has been described as “prominently rhythmic” and “visually conjuring.”

 

John Steinmetzhttp://johnsteinmetz.org

"I suppose what drew me into music was its effect on me, as well as the fun of riding music's changing energies with other people. I kept tinkering with both performing and composing, trying out different styles, different formats, different roles, different attitudes, different jobs."

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Kerry Turnerhttps://www.kerryturner.com

"My goal is to paint a musical picture, thought, impression as clearly as possible and then communicate it to the listener and the performer, that it might appear in their minds as vividly as if it were on a large movie screen." 

Our Favorite Things...

As you know, we've launched our third Indiegogo campaign for our third album and while it's been going great, we always love to have a bit of friendly competition! Each member of MACP has picked out their favorite thing (oddly, mostly food related!) and if you donate to our campaign on their day, you will be entered to win their favorite thing.

So, here's the days and the "things"...

May 23-24 Nik - The best snack in the world. Takis.

May 29-30 Tom - Chocolate. Boom. 

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May 31-June 1 Rose - Modern Art in Puzzle form by Laura Owens. 

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June 2-3 Katie - The best gummy bears this side of the Atlantic. All 12 flavors of Sprouts gummy bears.

June 4-5 Monica -  My favorite thing...The incomparable effervescence of Topo Chico. The signature mineral water of the Sauer Anthony Household.

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And what does the member of MACP get for raising the most funds on their two days? A carwash by the rest of us (though we still owe Nik his from last time!)

Check out our campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mill-ave-chamber-players-third-album/x/7549164#/