Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Brad McCombs is associate professor of art, interim music program head and coordinator for new media art at Northern Kentucky University.  His expertise is about creating dynamic environments and worlds that create powerful connections with an audience, whether they are physical, virtual or somewhere in-between. As a conceptual and interdisciplinary artist, he constantly pushes the creative use of low- and high-tech elements in finding solutions to projects that engage the public.

Hans Schellhas is a visual communication designer and film-maker. He is currently an associate professor at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Visual Arts. His film and design work has been published and recognized by the American International Film Festival, Graphis, Creativity International, Rockport Publishers, Creative Quarterly Journal and was selected as one of Creative Quarterly’s top 100 artists, photographers and designers for the 2015 100 Best Annual.

Hailed for her “rich sonority,” Amy Gillingham is a cellist, conductor, director, educator, and arts advocate dedicated to leveraging her roles to advance, empower, and inspire others through music. She currently serves as assistant professor of strings and director of orchestras at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Gillingham also serves as executive director of the National String Project Consortium, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas.