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Thomas Piercy - CROSS ISLAND's new first-call clarinetist.


Composers/Arrangers (and friends)

Keri Degg - Composer of Fuerza Tranquila (Quiet Strength) - the title track of our 2011  album - and many other wonderful works, as well as a talented and soulful reed player.

Andreas van Haren - Composer of The Lost Child and Nature Awakes (on Quiet Strength; watch video),Good Night (on EXPLORATIONS; watch video) .

John Falcone - Composer of Jabberwocky Jam (watch video) and bassoonist.

John Gibson - Arranger of Shepherd on the Rock (on EXPLORATIONS), found, with lots of other great woodwind and mixed arrangements, at JB Linear.

Jeffrey Harrington - Composer of Nocturne (on Quiet Strength; watch video).

Paul Schoenfield - Composer of Cafe Music (Movement 2, Andante, on Quiet Strength)

Rick Sowash- Composer of Lullabye for Kara (on Quiet Strength)

Meira Warshauer - composer of In Memoriam, September 11, 2001 (on Quiet Strength) and Bracha 


Art and Photography

Tiffany Thomas  - Responsible for the photos on both of our CDs, and for many on this site. As much of a treasure as her name suggests!

Raisy Derzie  - The talented and gracious artist who created Giverny Revisited, the painting that graces the CD and packaging of Quiet Strength.

Recording Studio

MacIntyre Music - The recording studio where the amazing Reed Robin helped us to make Quiet Strength a reality.

Venues & Presenters

Old Westbury Gardens - Our summer musical "home" (where Suzanne is West Porch Beech Tree Artist-in-Residence, on which CROSS ISLAND is a much-loved featured performer).

Composer's Voice Concert Series (NY) - Presented twice monthly by Vox Novus at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, this is a wonderful opportunity for musicians and composers to network and for audiences to hear great music by living composers.

Islip Arts Council - Sponsor of many concerts year-round concerts - classical, folk, jazz, and World music.


Media Friends

Canary Burton - Composer, and host of The Latest Score on Cape Cod's WOMR (available online at