About Twisted Spruce

The Twisted Spruce Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to advance music composition, performance, and education.  The organization offers concerts to the public, workshops to students, and an artist residency to professional educators and performers. Students participating in the Twisted Spruce residency get a unique opportunity to work closely with world-class teaching faculty, and have a broad exposure to today's innovative practices. Be on the lookout for our inaugural event to take place at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs during the summer of 2020.  

 

Mission

The Twisted Spruce Music Foundation aims to advance and integrate performance, composition, and education of music to engage with and enrich society. 

Vision

Twisted Spruce Music Foundation hopes to bring collaboration and inspiration to musicians across the globe, while fostering an environment of artistic growth.

Values

Collaboration | Creativity | Learning | Excellence

Directors

Raymond DiGuiseppe

Attorney

Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law.  Attorney & Counselor at Law, licensed in North Carolina, California, the District of Columbia, and New York.  Former Deputy Attorney General for the the State of California. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Minor in Classical Guitar Performance from East Carolina University.​

Mireia Frutos Fernández

Pianist

Performance Diploma in Collaborative Piano, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  MM from the Liszt Academy, Budapest in Piano. BM from Superior Conservatory of Aragón in Zaragoza, Spain in Piano Performance.  

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Nathan Fischer

Guitarist

Career Specialist with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship held at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.  DMA in Performance History and Literature Eastman School of Music, BM in Performance George Mason University.  Fulbright Scholar.

Colin McAllister

Guitarist

Assistant Professor/Co-Director of music Guitar Performance/Music History/Humanities at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  DMA and MM from UC San Diego.  Research interests include contemporary music performance and pedagogy, as well as third and fourth century apocalyptic literature.  

 

Anthony Tan

Composer

Assistant Professor of Composition, University of Victoria. Ph.D. and M.Mus. in Acoustic and Electronic Music Composition, and Music Perception - McGill University.  Meisterklasse in Acoustic and Electronic Music Composition - Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden. B.Mus. in Composition, and Piano Performance - University of Calgary.  

Aaron Travers

Composer

Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  PhD in Composition from the Eastman School of Music.  BM in Composition and BA in Classics from Oberlin Conservatory.

Glenn Williams

Finance

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance, Arizona State University. Ph.D. in Finance, The University of Florida. MBA in Finance, Rollins College. BS in Mechanical Engineering, The University of South Carolina.

Charlene 

Kluegel

Violin

Chamber musician, Larsen Strings A/S Artist and co-founder of Duo FAE. DM Indiana University, MM Peabody Institute, BA cum laude Cornell University.  Editorial Board Member of the American String Teacher Journal with research, faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. Grammy nominated for 2016 Best Latin Jazz Album.