a.pe.ri.od.ic Intern 2016-2017: Egan Franke
Egan Franke (b. 1995) is a composer and orchestrator from Indianapolis, IN currently attending Columbia College in Chicago. Born to classical music parents, performance seemed the logical choice for Egan for the first few decades of his life. Once arriving at Columbia College, he realized that composing was his passion and intends to continue his compositional studies in grad school. Egan has studied under Chicago composers Kenn Kumpf and Drew Baker at Columbia College.
a.pe.ri.od.ic Intern 2015-2016: Ben Davis
Ben Davis (b. 1992) is a composer and music educator from Richmond, Virginia currently living in Chicago. Ben's music has been performed in the US and Germany by musicians including Ensemble SurPlus, Sinister Resonance, Clocks in Motion, Mark Hetzler, and Doug Lindsey. In 2015, he participated in the Summer Academy for Young Composers at Akademie Schloss Solitude where he studied with faculty members Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, and Ming Tsao. Currently, Ben is a graduate assistant working toward an M.M. in Music Composition at DePaul University, where he studies with Christopher Wendell Jones and Seung-Won Oh.
a.pe.ri.od.ic Intern 2013-2015: Owen Davis
Owen Davis (b.1989) is a composer, improviser, and percussionist based in Chicago, IL. He is a driven and adamant advocate of the creation and performance of new music in his community. Owen has been extremely active in projects, concerts, and collaborations that serve to advance creativity and innovation in the arts. He is currently a graduate assistant pursuing a master's degree in Music Composition at DePaul University where we studies with Chris Wendell Jones, Kurt Westerburg, and Seung-Ah Oh.