Phyllis Crossen-Richardson (Artistic Director & Clarinet) has performed extensively as chamber musician and recitalist throughout the United States. 

Gail D. Vehslage (Flute) received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, studying with William Hebert, and her Master's Degree in Flute Performance. 

Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and began piano lessons at the age six. While in school, she was the winner of the Wonderlic piano competition in Baltimore, placed second place in the Kaohsiung City Competition, third prize in the University Piano Competition and fourth in the Kawai Competition. She was also the rehearsal pianist for Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra for two years. Upon graduation from the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, she moved to Baltimore to pursue graduate studies at The Peabody Institute.

Nicholas Hodges (Viola) has appeared as a chamber musician, recitalist, and orchestral musician in concerts and venues in the United States and Europe.

A native of Long Island, New York, Elizabeth Meszaros (Cello) received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland in May 2012.

Jonathan Richards (Violin) received his Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northern Illinois University where he studied with Mathias Tacke and Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet.

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