Member Spotlight

James H. Billington

“I have been going to Russia for forty years, trying to understand the biggest land mass in the world and the psychology of a people with the most wonderful Utopian aspirations despite an experience of human suffering that few other peoples have known …”                        […]

Leonard Bernstein

“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life to make sure that one note follows another…and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.”                         […]

Vijay Iyer

Praised by the music review Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” the Grammy-nominated performer and composer Vijay Iyer (ΦBK, Yale University, 1992) has emerged as a leading engineer of contemporary music.