CEO, Executive and Artistic Director
Melissa-Kay Grey, MM is an avid performer and teaching artist located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An advocate of contemporary music, she has commissioned, recorded and performed works for solo flute, and chamber ensembles. She has collaborated notable composers such as Grammy Award Winner Michael Daugherty, Frederick Isaac, and Carmen Marulanda. In addition to contemporary music, Melissa enjoys expanding her classical background by working with artists in jazz, latin, and reggae genres. Earlier this year, she recorded two songs with Grammy Nominated Producer, Mario Lawrence in Kingston Jamaica.
Melissa enjoys expanding her classical background to entrepreneurship and nonprofits including serving as CEO for Seven Pillars and Artistic Director for the Interactive Flute Retreat, an annual event in South Haven, Michigan.
Sue has been an active soloist, orchestral musician and flute teacher for over 30 years. Orchestral experience throughout her career have included the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra (Acting Principle Flute), Orchestra Canton, as well as Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Mrs. Whitener performs with Michigan Flute Orchestra and Saline Flute Song. She is Treasurer for Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts, and the Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity, from 1994 to the present..
Treasurer and Secretary
Dr. Aleksandra Vojcic
Aleksandra Vojčić (B.M., M.M. piano, The Juilliard School; Ph.D. in Music theory, The Graduate Center, CUNY)is a former faculty member at Juilliard (1996-2007) and currentlyAssociate Professor at The University of Michigan where she is also teaches the doctoral seminar for pianists and is on the Chamber Music Faculty. Her primary research interests are rhythm and meter, focusing on the music of the long 20thcentury.
As a champion of 20th-century music she has premiered numerous works. Ms. Vojčić has been a piano soloist with the Belgrade Philharmonic, the National Repertory Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, Colby Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, and the Josip Slavenski String Orchestra. New York performance venues have included Steinway Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, Alice Tully Hall, and MoMa Summergarden. She has presented lectures and papers in the UK, Lithuania, Austria, Serbia, and the United States and published in Perspectives of New Music, with Cambridge University Press, Oxford University press, and others. Her recordings include Heavenly Lullabiesand D'Divaz. She was featured in an award-winning Swiss documentary Yugodivasand appeared in broadcasts on WNYC, KAJX, PGP RTB.