Mary Bonhag, soprano, studied at the University
of Michigan, completed a masters degree at Dawn Upshaws
graduate program at Bard College, and made her Carnegie Hall
solo debut in 2009. She is an avid supporter of new music and
has premiered new works by C. Curtis-Smith, Lembit Beecher, Evan
Chambers, Shawn Jaeger, and Evan Premo. Bonhag has performed
with chamber groups across the country and has been presented
in recital at Smith, Goucher, and Dartmouth Colleges, as well
as the St. Gaudens National Historical Site. Bonhag is conductor
of the Mad River Chorale, and she and her husband, composer/bassist
Evan Premo, are the artistic directors of the innovative Vermont
chamber music series, Scrag Mountain Music.
Goff, piano, is a senior at Hanover High School in New Hampshire.
In addition to studying classical piano with Marilyn Taggart
of Gaysville, Vermont since age five, he independently pursues
jazz percussion, jazz piano, and composition. His passion for
artists such as Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum led him to fall
in love with Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue when he first heard
Goff and his three brothers, accomplished classical musicians
all, perform frequently as The Goff Brothers at community
events and other venues such as "The Next Generation
Young Artists Competition in Randolph, Vermont. In addition to
his many hours of piano practice, Goff also plays with aspiring
contemporary musicians, chamber groups, and arranges music for
his high school a capella group.
Goff plans to attend college to pursue a major in either engineering
or business. Regardless of his career path, he plans to continue
his musical endeavors, noting that having his fingers on a keyboard
will always be his first love.