To promote and produce high caliber composition and performance of music by living American composers in a variety of venues throughout New York City, with an emphasis in Queens; to continue the tradition of chamber music in the 21st century; to foster a fully-engaged and fruitful collaborative spirit between composers and performers; to nurture connections with its audience through media outreach and engaging productions; to build new audiences for new music by bringing greater awareness to the general public through outreach, education, and scholarship.
Having been praised as evocative, highly inventive, and of undeniable power, the composers of RAM represent a broad spectrum of American aesthetics, styles, and voices and revel in music of all types. The RAM composers believe in the music of their fellow musicians and are committed to supporting and presenting one another’s music, both in and outside of RAM. RAM’s eclectic combination of composers reflects the rich and varied landscape that is American music in the 21st century. The RAM composers are Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Kamala Sankaram, B. Allen Schulz, and Frances White.
The RAM Players are high caliber New York musicians who are dedicated to delivering exciting performances of works by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Musicians in the RAM Players have been described as passionate, brilliant, sensitive, and energetic in their careers as ensemble performers and as soloists with orchestras from around the world. The RAM Players are seasoned performers of music by RAM composers and share in the supportive and collaborative spirit of RAM. The RAM Players are clarinetist Thomas Piercy; pianist Marija Ilic; guitarist Nadav Lev; voices soprano Risa Renae Harman, mezzo Tammy Coil, baritone Seth Gilman, violinists Laura Jean Goldberg, violinist Sabina Torosjan, violist Liuh-Wen Ting, and cellist Kate Dillingham.