Dillon Henry

Composer
Dillon Henry received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010, where he studied composition with Nancy Galbraith and Reza Vali and orchestration with Leonardo Balada. His orchestral work In the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind co-won first prize for the undergraduate orchestra composition competition at Carnegie Mellon and his work Objection! for string quartet was read and recorded by the JACK quartet.

In 2009, he attended the European American Musical Alliance program in Paris, France, where he studied composition with Michel Merlet and had a performance of his choir piece Buffalo Bill ‘s. In 2013, he attended the highSCORE music festival in Pavia, Italy.

He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Composition at the University of Michigan, where he has studied with Michael Daugherty. He has also completed two film scores: the feature-length Kidney Beans in 2012 and the short Drake Barras in 2010.

For a sampling of his works, please visit: https://soundcloud.com/dillonhenry .

Adam Shield

Composer and Audio Engineer
Adam Shield, a composer and audio engineer, received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition with a minor in Music Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. There he studied with the great Reza Vali. During his freshman year in 2010, his very first string quartet won the Carnegie Mellon University Composers String Quartet Competition. He repeated this victory in 2012 with his third string quartet. He also earned an honorable mention in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Reading.

Mr. Shield has composed numerous compositions in a vast number of styles. These works often explore rich timbral and rhythmic complexity, aggressive drive, and surrealistic undertones. He is now a second year graduate student in the Carnegie Mellon University Master’s Degree in Music Composition. He continues to study with Professor Vali as well as renowned audio savant Professor Ricardo Schulz.

Mr. Shield has written music for contemporary dance and has additionally worked extensively with electronic sounds. He designed his own electronic instrument, the Computone, as well as a sound art installation at Kennywood Park. Currently, he is producing two studio albums, one of his own music; developing the programming for his concerto for piano and electronics; and composing the score and serving as audio engineer for Habit Forming, an independent film.

For a sampling of his works, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamFieldComposer and
https://soundcloud.com/adam-shield

Mihail Stet Angelo

2-D Concept Artist
Mihail Angelo Stet is a talented 2-D graphic designer, concept artist, and storyboarder. He earned a degree Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts (now the National University of Arts) in Bucharest, Romania, in 1994. He has extensive knowledge of both pixel-based and vector-based art-making. In Bucharest, Mr. Angelo has worked as a storyboard artist for Saatchi & Saatchi, as the 2-D artist on the Watchdogs game for Gameloft, as a Flash illustrator at Softwin, and, most recently, as a 2-D game artist at Advanced Mobile Applications.

For a sampling of his work, please visit: http://smihailangelo.dunked.com

Garth Schafer

Company Lighting Designer
Garth Schafer has worked as lighting designer, lighting technician, and stage manager for many years with The Pittsburgh Savoyards, Carnegie Performing Arts Center, Stage 62, and Undercroft Opera. He has also served as the President of the Board of Trustees for The Pittsburgh Savoyards. He is presently Director for The Northern Lights Theater Company in Mars, PA, and works for UPMC in strategic planning. He has worked with Ms. Rae since 2012.

Nafisa Baker

3-D CGI Effects Artist
Nafisa Baker is an accomplished non-linear storyteller and programmer. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science. In her senior year there, she served as the Vice President of Women in Information and Computer Science. After graduation, she took a position as Lead Project Coordinator for NTT Data Americas in Santa Monica, California.

Ms. Baker then moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) for a master’s degree. She is expecting to graduate from the program this May with a Master of Entertainment Technology degree . While at the ETC, she has served as both the film and experience designer for the Cheshire Project, in collaboration with CMU’s Department of Philosophy. This interactive experience, entitled “Watched,” urges participants to ask themselves fundamental questions about their right to privacy and the security of their own data. Ms. Baker has also designed a two-player interactive haunted maze game for the Building Virtual Worlds class. She works in the media of 3-D computer-generated visual effects, transmedia, and photography.

For a sampling of her work, please visit: http://www.nafisabaker.com

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