Jacobson Wollen (PResident)
Jacobsen Woollen is a conductor, cellist, and tenor residing in Vienna, Austria. Back in his native United States, Jacobsen is often to be found at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he is the Assistant Conductor and has led workshops for newly-commissioned works. The past season included debut appearances with the St. Louis Symphony and the Polska Filharmonia Baltycka in Gdańsk, Poland, as well as an appointment as conductor of Chorus Delicti. In Vienna, Jacobsen is a Post-Graduate conducting student of Prof. Mark Stringer at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. As a member of the Grammy-winning Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Jacobsen has participated in opera productions at Theater an der Wien (for which the choir was named Opera Chorus of the Year, 2017), as well as concerts in Europe’s most renowned venues, including Vienna’s Musikverein and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Under the guidance of Kenneth Kiesler, Jacobsen received a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan. During this time he was active in the Ann Arbor musical community, as well, serving as founder and director of Paradigm Shift Chamber Orchestra, music director of the Ann Arbor Camerata, and assistant conductor of the Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra. Jacobsen was a cello student of Susan Moses in the Indiana University String Academy, and later completed a Bachelor’s in Cello with Richard Aaron at the University of Michigan. As a cello soloist, he has appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, and Voces Novae Chamber Choir. From 2013-16, Jacobsen was cellist and artistic curator with the new-music sextet Latitude 49, and he is thrilled to continue serving as President of their Board of Directors.
Scott McAllister completed his undergraduate degrees in performance and composition from The Florida State University and his doctorate in composition from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. McAllister has received numerous commissions, performances, and awards throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His music has been featured at the Aspen, Chautauqua, and The Prague/American Institute Summer Festivals. McAllister’s music has been performed and/or commissioned by notable ensembles and soloists including The American Composers Orchestra, The Rascher Quartet, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, I Musici de Montreal, Charles Neidich, Richard Stoltzman, The Verdehr Trio, Jacksonville Symphony, Da Camera, Waco Symphony, The United States New Music Ensemble, and The President's Own Marine Band. McAllister was awarded first prize in The Ladislav Kubik International Composition Competition and was a winner of an ASCAP Fellowship award. Scott McAllister's music is recorded on the Naxos, Albany, Centaur, and Summit Records labels and his music can be found at Lydmusic.com. Scott McAllister is Professor of Composition at Baylor University.
Bonnie Lyn Paige
Bonnie Lyn Paige currently serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors for Latitude 49, and previously was the Director of Operations for the group. She has taught private violin lessons for over a decade to young children in Oklahoma, Michigan, and Virginia. She is currently a nanny for three young children, and studying Latin Dance at "May I Have This Dance" in Chicago. Her passions are dancing, music, meditation, and educating youth. "I am constantly finding parallels amongst my interests," she says. "They all intersect at a unique parallel: despite having ancient roots, each of these celebrates the living- the present moment. Whether I'm dancing, meditating, working with kids, or listening to Latitude 49, it's as if a powerful magnetic force is drawing me into the here and now. It's a great place to be, because it's all we're guaranteed."
Grammy award recipient Bill Maylone has been recording in the Chicago area
and beyond for over 30 years, and has been the chief recording engineer for
Chicago-based Cedille Records since its inception in 1989. Bill began
recording live concerts and spoken-word events for WFMT during its ‘Golden
Age’ in the mid to late 1980s. Since then he has engineered over 180 CD
recordings for Cedille, as well as numerous other interesting projects with
orchestras and solo artists in the US, Germany, the UK, and the Slovak and
Jack Kinsey is an attorney practicing civil litigation in Portland, Oregon. He obtained music degrees from Central Michigan University and the University of Florida, where he studied saxophone with John Nichol and Jonathan Helton. He studied musicology with Keith Clifton and Larry Crook. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He is a recipient of the Louis Armstrong award and the Michigan Merit Award (2004), was a featured concerto competition winner at the University of Florida (2010), and has his name inscribed on a statue of dancing pigs (2015). He is a member of the Oregon Bar Association, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Flying Rhinos. He enjoys his morning walk to work, spending time with his cat, strong coffee, tending his avocado trees, and riding his bikes.
As a former clarinetist with Latitude 49, Jason Paige is an avid supporter of contemporary music and the creators behind it. Paige grew up in Texas where his passion for music flourished quickly and through the love and support of his family. He holds a BM from Oklahoma City University, an MM from Michigan State University, and a DMA from University of Michigan, where he first met the members of Latitude. Jason joined the group in 2012 when the ensemble was still very young and not much more than a student project. After joining the Navy as a musician in 2017, Musician Third Class Paige left the group as a clarinetist, but continues to actively participate as a board member and annual donor. His contributions to the group go beyond the music as he serves on the board as well as provides designs for posters, website, album art, and photography. You can hear MU3 Paige on Latitude’s first album, “Curious Minds” alongside the board president, Jacobsen Woollen. Outside of Latitude, Paige is an avid cyclist, photog, music engraver, and cat lover.