Inversion Ensemble ComposersInversion Ensemble composers for
Season Four Aether 2019-20

Stephanie K. Andrews  |  Phillip Michael Bernard  |  Joshua Chai  |  Marjorie Halloran  |  Adrienne Inglis  |  Robbie LaBanca  |  Trevor F. Shaw  |  Trevor Villwock

Stephanie K. Andrews
Stephanie Andrews is a composer who has collaborated with Inversion Ensemble, the Tapestry Singers, and Chorus Austin (Austin, TX), Choral Arts Initiative (Newport Beach, CA) and the Vox Nova Chorale (St. Paul, MN). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, is on staff at Clearview Sudbury School, and teaches piano, voice, and composition at Velocity Music Academy. Holding a master’s degree in music education and a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction, she is highly active in the Austin classical music community as a singer and composer, with numerous recent local and national performances of her compositions.
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Phillip Michael Bernard

Phillip Michael Bernard is a teacher, conductor, singer, and composer, among other things. Phillip enjoys singing professionally with Inversion Ensemble and Ars Longa Ensemble, as a section leader with the First UU Adult Choir, and at the Finding Our Voice community sings at the Capitol rotunda. Phillip is one of the facilitators for Wake Up Austin, a young adult meditation group, and holds a 200-hour yoga and wellness teacher certification through Breathe for Change. Phillip lives with two cats, Bowie and Hendrix, and can frequently be found enjoying Lady Bird Lake or searching Austin for the perfect Instagram shot.
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Joshua Chai
Joshua Chai is the Director of Choral Activities, the director of the Director of Parish Music (DPM) program, an Assistant Professor of Music, and the University Cantor at Concordia University Texas, where he conducts the University Choir and teaches courses in music theory, music technology, music history, conducting, and corporate worship. He has taught at CTX since 2009 and has taught at the undergraduate level since 2002, including at a sister Concordia University in Irvine, CA, CSU Long Beach, and the University of Kentucky.  He currently serves at the chair of Music, providing coordination between the curricular and co-curricular activities at Concordia.
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Marjorie Halloran
Marjorie Halloran is an Austin-based composer, singer, and songwriter. She is the co-founder of the choral workshop at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT, where she received her MFA in composition with an emphasis in songwriting. Marjorie's compositions and arrangements have been performed by various choirs and chamber groups in California, Minnesota, Vermont, and Texas. She is the winner of the 2015-16 WomenSing "Youth Inspiring Youth" choral composition competition, a finalist for the I Kromatika composition competition in 2015, and a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Composition (choral division) in 2018.
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Adrienne Inglis
If you want to ask Adrienne Inglis about learning piano and flute in Berkeley as a child or about her music degrees from Lewis and Clark College and University of Texas at Austin, make sure she's not near a window because she's easily distracted by birds and will stop speaking suddenly if she sees one. So it won't surprise you that her compositions often include bird sounds. Luckily, her family history research draws her to other topics such as her Ojibwe, Venezuelan, Scottish, and colonial roots. Her choral, chamber, and orchestral compositions also sometimes explore nature, scripture, Shakespeare, and bugs. She lives in the rural hill country of central Texas, freelances, and teaches flute at Southwestern University and plays principal flute of the Central Texas Philharmonic. She puts down her binoculars to perform, record, and tour with flute/harp duo, Chaski. As a founding member, she composes and sings with Inversion Ensemble. Adrienne Inglis is a member of the American Composers Forum and A.S.C.A.P., the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
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Robbie LaBanca
Robbie LaBanca is a vocalist and composer based in Austin, Texas. As a vocalist he performs with Panoramic Voices, Texas Early Music Project, Chorus Austin, La Follia, Texas Bach Festival, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Opera and the Grammy award winning Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson. He is also Managing Director and Co-Founder of Inversion Ensemble a choral collective made up of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music. As a composer he has had works premiered by Chorus Austin, Inversion Ensemble, Austin Cantorum and renowned soloist including Laura-Mercado Wright, Kelly Rhodes, Thann Scoggin and Steven Soph.
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Trevor F. Shaw
Trevor Shaw is an Austin, Texas-based musician who stumbled into the world of choral music by accident.  While earning a degree in trombone performance from the University of North Texas, Trevor was approached to become the Music Minister for the United Methodist Campus Ministry.  Accepting the position led to a lifetime career in church music and the urge for Trevor to compose and arrange for the various choirs he was conducting. He has since led choirs throughout the U.S., the UK and Ireland.  His choral and instrumental works have also been performed by many church choirs, professional ensembles and academic choirs across the U.S.  Trevor is also very active as a private music instructor, a singer and instrumentalist, and maintains a widely-read music blog. He is co-owner of and principal arranger for the professional a cappella company, Tinsel. Trevor’s diverse musical influences include composers such as Herbert Howells, Richard Wagner, Arvo Pärt and Herbie Hancock.
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