Founder and Executive Director, Access Contemporary Music
Pulitzer Prize winner and Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
Augusta Read Thomas
Ear Taxi, Spearhead and Leader, and University Professor of Composition, University of Chicago
Guggenheim Fellow and Associate Professor of Composition and Theory, University of Pittsburgh
Jack Zimmerman has worked at a dozen different jobs, among them parking-lot attendant, trombone player, piano tuner, newspaper columnist, and PR man. He’s authored a couple of novels, spent four years in the Navy, and throughout his life he’s told stories. Now retired, he lives in the West Loop with his wife, Charlene. These days he writes poetry, posts daily photos on Facebook, and rides his bicycle all over Chicago.