“It is an amazing gift to have a bright future in spite of adversity. I hope to create things of sufficient beauty that I can give that gift back many times over.” – Noah Baerman
For more information on Noah Baerman, please visit his artist page on this site.
Karen Hogg is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, and writer based in Connecticut. She holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and Western Kentucky University. Karen is the author of the instructional books Women in Rock and Guitar Made Easy. She believes that creating art and having access to art is a soul-healing necessity that should and can be available to all.
Joshua Kwassman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer based in New York. He holds music degrees from the New School and NYU and has received wide acclaim for his two albums as a bandleader, Songs of the Brother Spirit and Heartwork. He has performed as a featured artist across North and South America, including the famed Lincoln Center in New York, Symphony Space, JazzPeru festival in Lima, Peru, Catalina’s in Hollywood, California, and many other venues.
Erica T. Bryan is a R&B and Soul artist born and raised in New Haven, CT. Perhaps most known for her powerhouse vocals in eight-piece funk collective, West End Blend, Erica’s devotion to the Arts spans over 15 years of study in vocals and writing, continuing at The Hartt School, from which she holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Composition. Through West End Blend, Erica has released four studio albums, as well as a debut solo EP titled “Young”, released in December of 2017.
Erica continues to collaborate and experiment musically, with unending love and gratitude for the influences that have given her the perspective and perseverance to explore her passion. Erica has a guiding belief that, when people are exposed to art in all its forms, there is limitless potential for positive, humanistic change and we continue the evolution into a more compassionate world.
Becket Cerny is a drummer-percussionist, composer, and student living in Los Angeles, CA, and Middletown, CT. He is primarily educated in jazz drum set and classical percussion, having had the privilege to study closely with Jay Hoggard, Ivan Johnson, Josh Nelson, and Attah Poku. Along with his study of ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Becket has remained close to children’s music education with programs like the Academy of Creative Education, Green Street Teaching & Learning Center, the Harmony Project, and the Lullaby Project.
Daphne Gampel is a New York-based singer-songwriter and Ethnomusicology student at Wesleyan University. Studying as a vocal major at New York City’s LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, she began collaborating and songwriting under the direction of Robert Apostle and Jim Pugliesi. Through involvement with Wesleyan’s sustainability office, Green Street Teaching & Learning Center, Massillon Conservatoire, and The Lullaby Project, Daphne uses music to foster environmental awareness and community. She continues to write and perform music at Wesleyan.