Early Music Department

Gamma Ut Officers

2017 – 2018

Adam Dillon, President

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Adam Blackburn Dillon is a freelance musician (historical trombones, recorders, slide trumpet) and graduate student at Indiana University. At IU Adam studies under Linda Pearse. Other significant mentors include Jan Kagarice, Bruce Dickey, and Paul Leenhouts. Recently Adam has performed with Sacabuche, Ensemble Lipzodes, and Forgotten Clefs; domestically and abroad. Adam serves on the board of Bloomington Early Music and Forgotten Clefs, Inc. MM Indiana University – Historical Performance Institute; BM University of North Texas

Gregorio Taniguchi, Vice President

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Californian tenor Gregorio Taniguchi delights audiences with his dynamic expression of language and physical gesture. As an ambassador for early music, he crafts each performance to be imbued with a range of colors and emotions to inspire universal empathy with historically-informed insight. He has recently portrayed the Evangelist in Schütz's Weihnachts-Historie and has appeared as the tenor soloist in several Bloomington Bach Cantata Project concerts. An avid chorister, he has sung with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale since 2010 and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus. In southern California, he has appeared as soloist and chorister in the Los Angeles Bach Festival and was a staple of the region's elite choral groups including Pacific Chorale and the John Alexander Singers, Horizon Music Group, Pacific Bach Project, and The Golden Bridge. Gregorio is pursuing a master's degree in Early Music from the Historical Performance Institute (HPI), an interdisciplinary entity of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He also served as President of the CSU - Long Beach student chapter of the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA).

Chelsey Belt, Secretary

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Chelsey Belt is a PhD student in Musicology at Indiana University. She completed her MM at Boston University and her BME at Illinois Wesleyan University. Her research interests gravitate toward the sixteenth century: print culture, humanism, the Reformation, instrumentalists, and various combinations thereof. As a specialist in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century violin technique, Chelsey has performed with the Cavalier Consort, Canto Armonico, Andromeda, and Ensemble 44. She enjoys playing on early operas, and has appeared in string bands for Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and L'Incoronazione di Poppea at Madison Early Music Festival, Cavalli's La Calisto at Queens College, and Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero and Marco da Gagliano’s La Dafne in Triora, Italy. 

Patrick Erickson, Treasurer

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