Geoff Manyin

Principal cellist Geoff Manyin, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, is a founding member of the Austin, TX-based group Invoke. Geoff made his professional solo debut at 17 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He started playing cello at age eight, grew up honing his playing with the guidance of teachers Evelyn Elsing, David Hardy, David Teie,

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CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson was born in Michigan and earned his Bachelors from Valparaiso University and Masters from Georgia State University. His primary teachers were Brian Ferguson, Chicago Lyric Opera, and Emory Clements, Atlanta Opera. Upon graduating, he spent two years on cruise ships playing music. Since then, he has played with numerous orchestras in the southeast,

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Susanna Campbell

Susanna Campbell is a passionate and experienced music educator and performer based in Houston, Texas. Recent concert highlights include the world premiere of Gary Schocker’s Heaven’s Above for the American Harp Society’s National Conference in Atlanta, GA, the debut concert of the New Houston Harp Ensemble, and performances with AURORA – a harp, flute, and

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Cory Fica

Percussionist Cory Fica recently completed his graduate studies from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Music Performance. While at UT, Fica was a member of the UT Wind Ensemble, UT Symphony Orchestra, UT Percussion Ensemble and the UT Steel Pan Ensemble. Currently, Fica is a member of contemporary chamber ensemble Hear

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Tim Mabrey

Tim Mabrey was named Principal Percussionist of the Round Rock Symphony in 2014. In addition to his position with Round Rock, he is also the Principal Timpanist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, where he has played in some capacity since 2008. Tim has also performed with various other orchestras in the area including the Arkansas Symphony,

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Nick Montopoli

Hailed by the Washington Post as a performer with “no-fail agility,” Nick Montopoli is one of the most versatile musicians in the Austin area, with performance, studio, and composition experience over a wide range of genres and instruments. Nick is a founding member of Invoke, a folk-infused quartet whose repertoire features original compositions by the

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Steve Merson

Steve Merson was born into a musical family in Scotland, UK. He spent his formative years being taught by his father before moving to London to study at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Professor David Takeno. Steve was awarded his Associate of the Guildhall School of Music (AGSM) and went on to the Advanced Solo Studies course

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Karl Mitze

Originally from Dade City, FL, violist Karl J. Mitze received his Bachelor’s of Music from the McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, Georgia and his Master’s of Music at the University of Maryland. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he enjoys hiking, running, and eating great tacos. He is a founding member of Invoke,

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Seulki Lee

Korean cellist, Seulki Lee pursued her Bachelors of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Julia Lichten and completed her Master’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under Norman Fischer. She has played under conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, George Manahan, Jose De Eusebio, and

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Andrew Potter

Originally from Milwaukee, Andrew Potter went to school at Michigan State University, where he got degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. A bass player by trade, he has played in numerous orchestras across Michigan and has been a participant of Interlochen Center for the Arts, Indiana University Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center. He

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