Jubilee Chen is a violinist based in Boston, Massachusetts who cultivates the arts to restore the sacred and beautiful in urban contexts. A Cincinnati native, she earned her Bachelor of Music at Miami University. Chamber music is her first love and she has performed with LyricaFest Boston, Fermata Chamber Soloists, Palaver Strings, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Montecito International Music Festival. She is currently a teaching artist with Boston Music Project and has been teaching music for nearly 7 years, citywide and internationally. In conjunction with her performance degree, Jubilee has a background in community development, and has worked in agencies dedicated to improving public policy and basic social rights; she continues to seek creative methods to support voices of urban underserved neighborhoods.
Jubilee is a co-founder of the trio, nexbloom. She is an inaugural Fellow of Artistic and Social Change at Longy School of Music where she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree with Paula Majerfeld.
Born and raised in Iowa, Noah Perkins is a Boston-based trombonist, performer, and educator. As a multi-instrumentalist and stage performer he has performed internationally with the Kyodo Tokyo produced Japan tour of Blast! as well as domestically with JM Music Designs. He is a founding member of the contemporary music trio nexbloom which recently completed its first domestic tour and has commissioned new works from composers across the United States. Noah is currently completing a Master’s in trombone performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston, where he is an El Sistema teaching assistant. He has performed in summer programs including Divergent Studio, the Carsten Svanberg Trombone Seminar, and the Lucerne Festival. Noah is currently a student of William Lang.
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