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HERYL SELTZER, pianist, was a founder of Continuum in 1966. Active in contemporary music since studying at Mills College with composers Darius Milhaud, Leon Kirchner, and Lawrence Moss, she also holds graduate degrees in musicology from Columbia University. Mrs. Seltzer made her professional debut with the San Francisco Symphony, and appears as a soloist and ensemble performer in contemporary and traditional music. She has participated in the Marlboro and Tanglewood Festivals, and has recorded for Vox, Desto, Advance, Nonesuch, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, TNC, Naxos, and New Albion. She is on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School of Music and Dance (New York), where she directed the Young People's Program for ten years, and introduced contemporary music projects for the students. She is an officer of the Stefan Wolpe Society, which oversees the restoration, promotion, and publication of the composer's works.

OEL SACHS, co-director of Continuum, has conducted at major festivals throughout the world, has been music director for experimental operas, and performs extensively as a pianist. At Juilliard he conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble, a chamber orchestra for new music, and directs the annual "Focus!" festival of new music. He is also Artistic Director of Juilliard's concerts at the Museum of Modern Art's "Summergarden" festival. Other appearances include orchestra concerts in China, El Salvador, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and Ukraine, and residencies in Brazil. He can be heard on all Continuum CDs. He also recorded intercultural music of the Americas with Mexico City's La Camerata de las Americas, and Icelandic music with the Reykjavik chamber orchestra Caput. He received Columbia University's Alice M. Ditson Award to a conductor for service to American music. A Harvard graduate, he received the Ph. D. at Columbia. He is writing a biography of Henry Cowell, to be published by Oxford University Press.

Cheryl Seltzer, co-director, piano

Joel Sachs, co-director, piano, conductor

Photos: Nan Melville

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