Introducing this year’s MMNY Fellows

MMNY is thrilled to announce that this year, four MMNY Fellows are joining our team from February to June to work on the Eighth Annual Make Music New York.

There’s Oriane, who comes to us from Paris, and brings with her first-hand experience of the original fête; Nick, a vocalist, composer and educator who’s recently been digging deep into New York’s bluegrass scene; Elana, who plays saxophone, piano, bass and ukulele, and co-founded the East Coast Basements and Bedrooms (ecb&b) record label; and Susan, who, when not studying philosophy at The New School, can be found outdoors (good for MMNY!), contemplating how art can affect social change.

You can read more about each of these Fellows, what they’ve done, and what brings them to MMNY, over on the staff page. And if you’re interested in becoming an MMNY Fellow yourself, applications for 2015 will open this fall.

For now, join us in welcoming Oriane, Nick, Elana and Susan!

2014 MMNY Fellows

Oriane Vittu de KerraoulWhen Oriane started her studies in Communications Sciences in Paris a few years ago, she never imagined that it would one day lead her to New York and MMNY. It all started in 2013 when she had the opportunity to work for the inspiration for MMNY: La Fête de la Musique, the French celebration of the summer solstice. At La Fête, Oriane was responsible for  International Coordination, which allowed her to work with cities and countries around the world on their own Summer Solstice celebrations. She is excited to bring her French experience (and accent!) to this tremendous event here in NY, and is more than happy to be part of the team which will make MMNY a success again this year!

Nick Horner. Nicholas Horner is a vocalist, composer and educator originally from the mountains of central Pennsylvania.  Since graduating from Bucknell University in 2011 (BM Vocal Performance), he has performed and taught across the east coast and midwest which has included recent tenure at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan. He also attended the 2011 Banff Center Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Elana Ehrenberg. Elana is a composer and musician, originally from upstate New York, and a graduate of New York University. She plays saxophone, piano, bass and ukulele, however she finds that she enjoys organizing and facilitating concerts way more than she enjoys performing in them herself. She is a co-founder of East Coast Basements and Bedrooms (ecb&b) record label and has written scores for various short films. Elana is looking forward to helping Make Music New York grow in volume and size this upcoming year!

Susan Karabush. Inspired by Grant Park and Ravinia Music Festival in her hometown of Chicago, Susan likes music best when it’s outdoors. When she’s not inside, reading philosophy texts and studying at The New School, Susan spends every minute she can outside. She can often be found traipsing around Prospect Park, canvassing streets for a political campaign, or staring up at the stars from her roof, contemplating how art can affect positive social change. She comes to MMNY after an internship at Roulette Intermedium, which sparked her interest in new and experimental music, and where she can still be found intermittently, working in the box office.