Red Oak Contemporary Ensemble

Red Oak Advisory Board


Michael S

Michael Sperone's musical endeavors are ambitious and wide ranging. After his album release of Tintinnabulation, he is now composing, performing live, and has been programming for recent art installations. He performs frequently in the New York and New Jersey area, and composes music for his own ensembles and those of others.

Zach H

Saxophonist Zach Herchen performs music ranging from classical trios to jazz tone poems, multimedia works, afrobeat, and beyond. He is a 2013 Bang on a Can Summer Festival Fellow, has worked on staff at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, and has performed as a soloist in Italy, Sweden, Germany, and at various American institutions. He is the artistic director of Con Vivo Music and performs with New Thread Quartet, Rhymes With Opera, Quiet City, and Man Down.

Jamie KF

A composer, singer, and designer, Jamie Klenetsky Fay’s work spans the creative spectrum. Jamie is an award-winning composer focusing primarily on choral and vocal music, sings professionally in a variety of ensembles, and has worked in the web design industry for a decade. Born in Freehold, New Jersey, Jamie now lives and works in Morristown.

Paul P

A composer, writer, performer and producer, Paul Pinto makes weird noises sometimes. Sometimes with his experimental music groups thingNY and Varispeed. Other times just in his living room. Sometimes he writes them on paper and makes other people make the weird noises for him.

Carl B

Carl Patrick Bolleia has been regarded as a "strong pianist" by New Music Connoisseur. He has collaborated with musicians of the The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Performances as soloist, conductor and collaborative pianist have occurred at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Vienna ConcertoFest Austria, Vianden International Music Festival Luxembourg, South Oxford Space Brooklyn, Kaufmann Center NYC, Northwestern University New Music Conference and numerous engagements on the New Music Series at William Paterson University. Mr. Bolleia is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Piano Performance at Rutgers University, where he studies with Min Kwon and performs on harpsichord with the Rutgers Baroque Players. Principal piano studies have been with Ursula Oppens and Gary Kirkpatrick and masterclasses with Alan Feinberg, Nic Hodges and Fred Hersch. Committed to music education, he has lectured at Caldwell University and William Paterson University, where he served as Director of Music Admissions. He currently teaches secondary piano at Rutgers University. Additional pursuits include the study of sacred music at The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and organ at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Mr. Bolleia is the Director of Sacred Music at the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Wyckoff, NJ