The Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble is a mixed chamber orchestra specializing in avant-garde music and the pioneering of living composers both locally and internationally. 

ACE combines live music with powerful dance, choreographed by the highly skilled members of the Suhka Artists and Prime Movers contemporary dance companies.


Amy Wilson


Amy Wilson is a conductor living in Atlanta who has conducted orchestras throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  Currently, she is the Music Director of the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Musicians Orchestra.  This summer she is guest conducting with Diversita Opera Arts. 

Amy has appeared as a guest conductor with the Agnes Scott College-Community Orchestra, Atlanta Musicians Orchestra, Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra, and the Warner Robins Air Force Band.  She has worked with internationally renowned soloists including Kenn Wagner, Christina Smith, and Justin Bruns.  She is collaborating with Julie Coucheron this spring with Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra.  Amy has been on television, radio including WABE, and has had an article written about work with Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra in David magazine.  In 2005, Amy was named the winner of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition. 

Amy has studied with such distinguished conductors as Robert Spano, Adrian Gnam, Gustav Meier, Jesús López-Cobos, Anshel Brusilow, and Wayne Wyman.  She holds a degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and advanced degrees from the University of North Texas, and Mercer University.  Robert Spano is composing a new work to be premiered by the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019.  For more information visit


Okorie Johnson


Okorie Johnson is an Atlanta based cellist and composer who has performed and/or recorded with De La soul, India.Arie, Anthony David, Doria Roberts, Callaghan, Victoria Canal and many others.  2015 saw the debut of Okorie’s first solo-cello concert-series, Epi.phony – a multi-city, 12-show development of the relationship between solo-cello, live-sound-looping, and improvisation.  This series produced the track list for his first solo cd, Liminal, which was released in 2016 and is available on all major music download platforms.  For more information check out his website at


Tricia Froedge


Suhka Artists creates a poetic expression of movement, illustrating deep, rousing investigations regarding identity and historical narratives. Through the vehicle of modern dance, Tricia’s work communicates perspectives with depth and style that capture the viewer with evocative physicality, emotional range and technical feats. More information at


Corian Ellisor


A well known teaching artist and choreographer, Corian studied dance at George Washington and is a current faculty member of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. More information can be found at



Bora Moon - clarinet

Matthieu Clavé - flute

Caleb Herron - percussion

Martha Oceguera - viola

Katie Gardner Otwell - violin

Ben Shirley - 'cello





The winning compositions for 2018:

Bessarabica by Susan Clearman

I Went To Sleep by Michael Kurth

Fighting Spirit by Anthony Green


Landscape Music: Rivers and Trails

Sept 29th 2018 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta Shambala Center

1447 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030



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