Violinist and pedagogue Addison C. Teng has given extensive solo and chamber music concerts throughout Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. He is on faculty at the DePaul University School of Music and Music Institute of Chicago, and is the director of the Fulton Summer Music Academy. Teng received the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and is recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Meadowmount School of Music. He earned his Master of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and his Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Teng founded the Fulton Music Society out of his passionate belief in the importance of a holistic musical education.
Amy Hess is a violist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Grant Park Orchestra, and is a faculty member of the Fulton Summer Music Academy. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, and Music of the Baroque, and was formerly principal viola of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Hess has been recently heard on WFMT as a part of the Rush Hour Concerts and Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. She earned her Master of Music in Viola from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and is a Phi Beta Kappa alumna of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, where she earned degrees in French and violin. She is proud to have helped bring the Fulton Music Society to life and eager to help it grow.
Megan Lindgren is an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. Her practice is focused on financial institutions and financial technologies, including regulatory, supervisory, and enforcement matters. She earned her BA in Economics and Statistics, with Minors in Mathematics and Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and JD from the University of Chicago Law School. Megan grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and began studying classical music at the age of six. She plays the piano, violin, and viola. She has participated in the Interlochen Arts Camp, National High School Music Institute at Northwestern University, and the Music Institute of Chicago Adult Chamber Music Program. Megan is passionate about expanding access to the arts and honored to serve on the Board of the Fulton Music Academy.
Liliana Ma is an engineer and rising physician. She moved to Chicago almost a decade ago as a trainee in Northwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program, where she is now finishing her medical doctorate. She previously earned her PhD in MRI from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and earned her BA from Dartmouth College, with dual majors in Biomedical Engineering and Music. She has played piano and violin for as long as she can remember. Throughout her undergraduate tenure, she was a member of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and spent a few months studying piano performance at the Royal College of Music in London. She is currently a violinist in the Lakeview Symphony Orchestra.
Peter Serene has over fifteen years of experience in international banking and finance. He is currently Director and head of the commercial banking practice at Curinos, where he provides strategic advice to banks and oversees a suite of FinTech and data products. He has previously held roles with Bank of America and Accenture in New York, London, and Chicago. Peter is a graduate of Georgetown University from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. Peter is an enthusiastic amateur cellist. Throughout his undergraduate tenure he was a member of the Georgetown University Orchestra and served as President of its Board from 2005-2006. Peter lives in Evanston with his wife and two young children.