I Resound Press was founded as the first digital press/archive for music by women composers in recognition of the need, especially for hand-copied scores, for faster and more universal access and dissemination. The press makes available for the composers in its catalogue high-resolution scanning of hand-copied scores and parts, digitizing and de-noising of old performance tapes, consolidation of research and web-based resources for study of their music, and digital sale and distribution of performance materials. As a not-for profit enterprise, all profits from sales are returned to the composers, who retain the copyrights to their work.
I Resound Press was created in 2009 with support from the Special Research Assistantship/Initiative Support fund at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Linda Dusman, editor
Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Her work has been awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music, Meet the Composer, the Swiss Women’s Music Forum, the American Composers Forum, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Ucross Foundation, and the State of Maryland in 2004, 2006, and 2011 (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories). In 2009 she was honored as a Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was invited to serve as composer in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano in 2003. In the fall of 2006 Dr. Dusman was a Visiting Professor at the Conservatorio di musica “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, Italy, and while there also lectured at the Conservatorio di musica “G. Verdi” in Milano.
She received a Maryland Innovation Initiative grant in 2017 for her development of EnCue, a real-time program note system now in use by orchestras around the world. Dr. Dusman became Department Chair of Music at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2000 and has overseen tremendous development and growth in the program in her 12 years of administration since then. She was awarded the Bearman Chair in Entrepreneurship there in 2019.
Sarah Baugher, associate editor
Sarah Baugher (b. 1986) is a composer equally as interested in science and history as she is in the arts, and she often writes pieces where the two work hand in hand to make an emotional impact on the listener and inspire them to learn more on their own. She earned her MM in Composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2012) and BM in Composition and Theory from Christopher Newport University (2009). Her composition teachers include Brian Hulse, Aldo Forte, Christopher Cook, Mark Engebretson, and Alejandro Rutty. Since 2014 she has served as the Music Technical Coordinator for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she assists with live sound for concerts, audio and video recording, managing the recording studio, and has been mentored by Alan Wonneberger.
Alan Wonneberger, technical director
Alan Wonneberger has been active in the music industry for over 30 years as a musician, composer, producer, recording engineer and teacher. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he studied percussion with Ronald Barnett, and studied audio and electronics engineering with Emile Zugby (Electronic Processing Associates/NASA). Through the 1970's and 1980's Mr. Wonneberger designed and built specialized equipment for use in both commercial and military projects; some of these included archival restoration of magnetic wire and tape, vectoring/optical multiplexing of audio discs, and production of Voice Indexing for the Blind media. In 1985, in partnership with Catholic University, he realized and built Washington, DC's first all-digital recording facility. He is frequently hired as a consultant, teaching advanced concepts in recording and studio design to both individuals and organizations nationwide. Mr. Wonneberger has engineered and produced over 1000 recordings, including hundreds of commercial releases. Current projects include the engineering of an 11 CD set of cello music for Apprentice Music, and serving as the Washington, DC producer for an ongoing series of recordings with composer and conductor Stephen Simon, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He continues his work as a musician and composer, and his work can be heard on several new recordings.
Jennifer Roberts is a composer hailing from the Baltimore area. In May 2014, she earned her Master of Music degree in Composition from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). In May 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Composition from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a Linehan Artist Scholar. Her interests are in film music theory and composing for new media while promoting diversity and inclusion.
Karena Ingram is a classical and video game composer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Beginning her musical career at the age of nine with self-teachings in violin and music theory, she is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition in 2016. Most recently, she has been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra to compose a solo bassoon piece as a part of their Connecting ACO Community virtual series. Her chamber ensemble works have been performed regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and in television and video games. Described as “…stunning” and “…beautiful musical depictions of nature…” by Symphony Number One, Ingram’s music is reputable for its imaginative use of color and textural exploration. Ingram actively composes works for mixed chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestras, and interactive media. Click here to visit Karena's website.
Eliza Triolo (2016-2019)
Eliza Triolo is a Baltimore-based composer, singer, choral conductor, and collaborative artist. Before completing her undergraduate composition studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in May 2019, her works were performed by student and faculty musicians on the Department of Music Honors Showcase, the Livewire 8 festival, and numerous times on the bi-annual Student Composer’s Recital. In early 2019, she recently received a commission from the Hansen Fellowship at Bowling Green State University to compose a choral work with mezzo-soprano solo. As a Linehan Artist Scholar at UMBC, she participated in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, primarily working with dance. With choreographer Doug Hamby, she composed music for his dance piece Square Breath, which was performed in 2017 and 2018 by the Baltimore Dance Project. Most recently, she wrote music for Hamby’s new dance Deep Currents, which was premiered by the Baltimore Dance Project in 2019. An aspiring choral conductor, Eliza has conducted the UMBC Camerata. In 2018 she received the Linehan Summer Study Award to study choral conducting at the Choral Institute at Oxford, with professors from New Jersey’s Westminster Choir College. Eliza is an alumna of the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she studied vocal music, learned extensive music theory, performed large choral works, and gained solo performance experience. She is currently completing a master’s in Creative Arts Practice from Newcastle University in England, where she focuses on experimental music, digital art, and a thesis centered around surrealism in the Spanish Civil War. She loved her time interning with I Resound Press from 2016 to 2019!
Katie Blake (2019-2021)
Kathryn Blake is a Maryland-based composer completing her B.A. in Music Composition at UMBC in May 2021. Kathryn’s compositions have been premiered by the Bergamot String Quartet and percussionist Jonathan Sotelo. She anticipates performances in 2021 from Balance Campaign and the Strata Trio. Her work has been featured in the 2019 Fresh Inc. Festival, the District New Music Coalition’s 2020 Fall conference, and in T1International’s “Change Through Creativity” Project in 2020. Kathryn enjoys interdisciplinary work, and collaborates with visual artists and dancers. She has composed music for animator Will Kraft and filmmaker Kelvin Thompson. She also worked with choreographers Theresa Whittmore, Kayla Massey, and Ann Sofie Clemmenson. Kathryn is an active violist, performing with the UMBC Symphony Orchestra and in the UMBC Chamber Players. She premiered string quartets by Donte Speaks, Jr. and Eliza Triolo. Kathryn works alongside The Achelois Collective on creating works for social justice and helping the communities around them. Outside of composing, Kathryn has interests in Insulin for All advocacy, social justice, psychology, and mental health. As hobbies, she enjoys creating visual art and playing video games. Click here to visit Kathryn's website.
Sonia Borenstein (2021-present)
Composer Sonia Borenstein (aka Sonia Kandall) is a music composition major at UMBC. She has had works read by the Ruckus Ensemble and her Intrusive for violin, clarinet, and piano was premiered by STRATA in 2021, and the Thalea String Quartet premiered The Flat Circle in April 2022. Her piece Eyes in the Night will be premiered by Balance Campaign in Fall 2022. Borenstein plays trumpet with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble. She writes her music highlighting her perspective as a trans composer, with a focus on social and economic justice; and she also aims to develop a larger body of work beyond traditional composition in film, television, and video games, as well as personal music project releases, and aspires to push musical boundaries further.