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Violinist/violist/narrator Jennifer Silk is the "fear"-less leader of the Dead Composers Society Orchestra. A music education graduate of Western Michigan University and Arizona State University, Jennifer has entertained audiences at over 5,000 events as a full-time professional freelance musician and owner of Strings of Silk Music. She has recorded numerous TV and radio commercials, teaches privately and performs her one-woman show "A Day in the Life of a Strolling Violinist"--a program of her most popular requests and true stories of her career. Her favorite dead composer is Beethoven.
Cellist and soprano Wendy Cotton is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in cello performance. Wendy was a favorite singer with many dance bands, but it wasn't until she was in college that she was encouraged "to try" opera. The result was being awarded the honor of Most Promising Young Artist by the Metropolitan Opera. She has soloed extensively throughout the Midwest, teaches privately as well as being a prolific freelance cellist in concerts and recordings. She has two favorite dead composers -- Puccini and Rachmaninoff.
Pianist/vocalist Bev Tipps graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with teacher certification. She taught music in the public schools for 5 years, but is now a freelance pianist/accompanist in the Chicago area. Bev's regular "gigs" include the Congregational Church of Algonquin, the Harper Festival Chorus, and several school choral programs, to name a few. As one who finds it difficult to choose only one, Bev includes Mozart, Brahms, and Saint-Saens among her favorite dead composers.