MARGARET MCNEAL is a Portland, Oregon-based multi-disciplinary creative. As a musician, producer, visual artist, and writer, her work sensitively explores themes of embodiment, identity, ecofeminism, and mythology.
As a vocalist, Margaret focuses on 20th-century and contemporary music, improvisation, collaboration, and non-traditional performance practices. With an expansive and eclectic pool of collaborators, she has sung and contributed text to contemporary chamber ensemble works, improvised music to short films, writhed on the floor in an ensemble of dancing musicians, sung for an experimental folk-rock project, groaned and yodeled for Lucy Shelton, performed Terry Riley’s In C, and traveled to the South of France to study oracular laboratory theatre and extended vocal techniques.
Minneapolis-based multiple woodwind specialist DYLAN YOUNGER regularly performs with ensembles in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, ska, avant-garde, Dixieland, opera, and musical theatre. He has performed with groups and companies around the country, most recently on a national and international tour with rock band The Invincible Czars of Austin, TX.
At home in the world of musical theatre and opera, Dylan has performed on clarinets, flutes, saxophones, oboe, and bassoon in numerous productions of varying styles and eras. He has performed with several theatre companies around and outside of the Twin Cities including Theatre Latte Da, Artistry Theatre, History Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Park Square Theatre, and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Dylan has appeared as an orchestral performer with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra.
With a passion for cross-collaboration and gnarly experimentation, KYLE STALSBERG is an emerging contemporary-classical violist based in New York City. Performing with chamber ensembles including Levels and Lilith, Stalsberg advocates strongly for the promotion and study of living composers. Within the 2015-2016 year, Kyle received funding from the Alyssa Paul Maria Fund and the Chandler Endowment, which assisted in commissioning works from acclaimed composers such as Andrew Cole, Lawton Hall, and Evan Williams. He was also selected as a recipient of the Mellon Grant for his project, "Songs of Survivors: How Music Empowers Marginalized Communities," a proposal for which he was also named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Watson Fellowship.
A Wisconsin native, Kyle received his B.M. in Viola Performance at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Matthew Michelic. Currently, he is a candidate for the Masters of Music in Viola Performance at New York University, studying with Artist Faculty Karen Ritscher.
JON HANRAHAN is an assistant producer for the national news analysis program On the Media, from WNYC. He has also produced for the podcasts Reply All and WQXR's Meet the Composer. Prior to his work in radio, he studied at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music. He received his B.M. magna cum laude for his studies in Piano Performance—under the direction of Michael Mizrahi—and his special focus on new music, fringe musicology, opera, radio, and marathon trivia contests.
DAN REIFSTECK is a percussionist who specializes in new music performance through commissioning, improvising, and composing. Besides performing with Lilith, he has commissioned and premiered works by composers including John Mayrose and David Werfelmann in venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Madison New Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Studio Z. Dan was a featured soloist with the Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble performing Marimba Spiritual in 2016. Enthusiastic to explore music outside of the classical world, he was also a member of the percussion ensembles that won the Percussive Arts Society’s World Percussion Competition, as well as a Student Downbeat Award in 2014.
Dan interned with the Center for Deep Listening, then led by world-renowned composer Pauline Oliveros. After his internship ended, he traveled to Pune, India to study tabla with Bharat Jangam for a semester. Dan graduated from Lawrence University with a B.M. in Percussion Performance in 2015 and is currently pursuing a M.M. in Classical Contemporary Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.