Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 Visiting Artists

Katie Gately

A Brooklyn native, Katie Gately is a music producer and sound designer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received an MFA in Film Production and Sound Design. While a student, she pursued specialized minor studies in music production and audio programming. She is particularly interested in composition based upon found sounds and vocal processing. Her releases can be heard on TriAngle Records, Fat Cat Records, Public Information UK, Blue Tapes UK, One Little Independent and her current label Houndstooth.

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Mark Turner

In a career that spans two decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist Mark Turner has emerged as a towering presence in the jazz community.  With a distinctive, personal tone, singular improvisational skills and an innovative, challenging compositional approach, he has earned a far-reaching reputation as one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces.

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Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. With harmonic curiosity and critical awareness, he develops musical narratives that unfold as a result of both deliberate searching and chance uncovering. The four-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the 2002 Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award. Continuing his scholarly pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music under the instruction of piano icon Billy Childs, after a year of intensive study with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron at The Manhattan School of Music. Clayton won second place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.

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Gabi Losoncy

Gabi Losoncy is an artist who works in chronological audio. Her work is characterized by not having intervention from affective outer sources. She is known for a now-defunct YouTube channel where most of her work was posted, and was initially a product of the Kye environment. 


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Akeem Davis

Akeem Davis, from Miami, FL, is a graduate of Florida State University and is a full-time actor in Philadelphia, PA. A Barrymore winning and Helen Hayes nominated actor, as well as recipient of the 2015 F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist, Akeem is a proud man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Along with being a full-time actor, Akeem is a registered tax preparer at Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists, with three seasons of experience completed. 

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Dani Oliva

Dani is a transgender, Canadian, artist advocate, speaker, and music attorney with over 20 years of experience helping talent creators thrive in the music business. Dani is the VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Suzy Ryoo and Troy Carter’s music company Venice. In addition, Dani founded Oliva Law Group, P.C. in 2017 and since has worked through business, legal, and administrative issues with his clients. Dani’s clients range from GRAMMY Award Winners, Billboard Hot 100 #1 charting songwriters to music merchandising companies.  In 2022, Dani received a platinum record (triple platinum in Canada) for his legal work on Ariana Grande’s 2x Grammy nominated album “Positions” on behalf of client JustAcoustic. Dani also works with  “DOMi” of two-time 2023 GRAMMY nominated “DOMi and JD Beck” signed to Eight-Time GRAMMY winner Anderson .Paak’s new label in collaboration with Universal APESHIT, Inc. Dani also recently worked on the music for Mattel's recent season of "Monster High" on Nickelodeon. 

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Clara Iannotta

Clara Iannotta is an Italian composer and curator based in Berlin. Her music is commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including Arditti, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Intercontemporain, JACK, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Münchener Kammerorchester, Nikel, WDR, RSO Wien, and SWR Orchestra. Iannotta has been a fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2013, Villa Médicis (Académie de France à Rome) in 2018–19, and the recipient of several prizes including the Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize 2018, Hindemith-Preis 2018, Una Vita nella Musica Giovani 2019, Premio Abbiati 2021. 

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