Saxophonist and educator Doug O’Connor is a co-founder of the Global Première project, in addition to being a participating performer, web developer, and avid new music supporter. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance as well as a Certificate of Arts Leadership at the Eastman School of Music; today he currently serves on the faculty at Towson University as well as saxophonist in The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.”
Composer and percussionist Baljinder Sekhon is a co-founder of the Global Première project, in addition to being its inaugural commission composer. He received his PhD in Composition from the Eastman School of Music in 2012 and is an Associate Professor of Composition at the University of South Florida.
Composer and bassoonist Susanna Hancock is the PR manager for Global Première. Currently residing in New York City, she is pursuing a Masters of Music Theory and Composition degree at New York University and is an active performer, composer, and arts administrator in the city.