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Sophia Serghi


I am a seasoned musician and educator with 24+ years of performance and higher education experience in various fields. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for inspiring others. I have a verifiable history of contributing directly to personal growth and global understanding. Professional focal points include music composition and multi-media production, entrepreneurship, business development, film production, fundraising, public speaking, technology solutions, academia, student development, long-range solutions, public performances, and project management. 

Evan Cunningham


Evan Cunningham is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and producer. Known for his work on The Bright Sessions, he is currently scoring The AM Archives, a podcast from Luminary Media. He has written for commercials, short films, and pop artists in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Evan Lives in Los Angeles where he writes and produces for a handful of artists and singer-songwriters, including indie pop artist Far Places.

Ivan Drucker


Ivan is a composer, drummer and singer who masters a sound whirlpool for the senses. His speciality is layering endless original drum tracks into a dazzling sensation for the ears. Ivan lives in NYC where he is a wizard of technology and innovation.

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Jacques Deaver


With his more recent project, Kabuki, Jacques showcases his passion for Japanese music, games, and animation, coupled with the vibrant energy of dance music and pop. Working alongside vocalists and other producers, he has released with record labels such as Tiny Waves and performs at clubs and conventions. His most recent performances include MAGFest, Anime Expo, MAGWest, and more.

You can hear his music in games such as Osu and Geometry Dash, and you can hear his video game remixes on Spotify and YouTube.

Kevin Kay


 Kevin is a classically trained composer who is inspired by the ways in which our universe manifests sound, and through his art, he explores how sound behaves physically in our world. 

Festivals that have performed Kevin’s music include: Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau,  the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, KLK Music Per Archi, the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA), the Alion Baltic International Music Festival. Kevin’s music has been performed at IRCAM’s  Academy 2019 by soloists from Ensemble Intercontemporain.  Kevin will begin his PhD studies at Stony Brook University. 

Chris Varvaro


Chris' was  a resident DJ with Parazhit Radio, the world’s largest EDM radio station.  In March 2018, he released the single, “Without Me”. The track was featured  FM radio stations throughout North America & Europe with rave reviews in ThisSongSlaps, EDM Sauce, Finest of EDM, and Tracks For Days.  

His remix for Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Going Down," with the duo Wayfarer, gained support from Disruptor Records, Young Bombs, Two Friends, STMPD Records, and Owen Norton. He is signed by Kobalt Music Group’s AWAL and produces with Billboard Top 40 artist Ricky Rebel. 

“#pursound” is a movement unveiled by Chris characterized by beautiful breakdowns, synths, and progressions. The movement has spread across North America featuring his tracks Broken & Notebook. He performs to  sold- out crowds at one of NYC's  top nightclubs, The Bowery Electric.  

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