Finishing his first year of graduate studies at Ohio State, Patrick Bergin Jr., a University Fellow in the Department of Musicology at Ohio State, is pursuing his Master's degree, the thesis of which will study the sacred works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. He hopes to remain at Ohio State for his doctorate, which will explore early musical elements in the Irish church. He currently holds the BM in Education from the University of Missouri—Saint Louis, where he studied musicology with Dr. Diane Touliatos and Cello with Kurt Baldwin. Mr. Bergin enjoys reading in his free time as well as cooking and listening to music.
Allie Utley is pursuing a master of fine arts in music theory at The Ohio State University. She graduated in 2007 with a bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Appalachian State University where she studied with Dr. Rodney Reynerson. She graduates in June and will be moving to New Orleans, LA where she will be volunteering for a year as a member of a group called the Young Adult Volunteers.
Yeajin Kim is currently a doctoral student in music theory at The Ohio State University. She holds a BA in music composition and a MM in music theory from the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, where she worked as a RA and TA. Yeajin will become a GTA in the music theory and composition department from autumn 2009. She will also present a paper at the Society of Music Perception and Cognition 2009 Conference to be held August 3rd–7th on the campus of Indiana University—Purdue University, Indianapolis. Studying under David Clampitt, her dissertation will focus on the suggestion of an analytical tool for atonal music that modifies Schenkerian theory and transformational theory as well as reflects musical cognition in the works of Isang Yun and various other composers.
Robert Lunn is currently pursuing a DMA in composition at The Ohio State University. He received a BA from Hope College and an MM in music theory and composition from The Pennsylvania State University. From the fall of 2000 to the spring of 2007 he was on the faculty at Hope College and Lake Michigan College teaching guitar, composition and music theory. Lunn studied guitar with Larry Malfroid at Hope College and participated in a week long masterclass with Christopher Parkening at Montana State University during the summer of 1997. Composition teachers include Russell Floyd at Hope College, Paul Barsom at The Pennsylvania State University, Will Gay Bottje, and Marc Ainger, Donald Harris, Jan Radzynski, and Thomas Wells at The Ohio State University. Lunn is the winner of the 2008 Ruth Friscoe Award for his Sonata, for guitar, and is the recipient of the Donald and Marilyn Harris Scholarship. He divides his time between Columbus, Ohio and Holland, Michigan where his wife and two sons live. http://www.robertlunncomposer.com/