Jeremy Reinhold, Principal Accompanist
Jeremy Reinhold has accompanied ballet classes since 2001. He has previously worked for K-Ballet (Japan), San Francisco Ballet, U.C. Berkeley, Evergreen City Ballet (Seattle), and others. He has played classes at Harvard University, Cornish College of the Arts, and The Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive. He composes music regularly and loves collaborating with artists in other media, including film, theatre, and, of course, dance. His original music has been performed across the country, and his commercial music has been used by Saab and L’Occitane, among others. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, both in music composition. He also studied in Greece at the Phillipos Nakas Conservatory. Jeremy is passionate about music education and has taught for more than a decade, including four years at the Seattle Symphony in the education department. Currently, he teaches piano, composition, and film scoring from his home studio in Portland.
Tiffany Barclay is an avid composer and pianist. Over the years, her playing has earned her many awards and performance opportunities including soloing with the Mid-Columbia Sinfonietta and the Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra. As an accompanist, she has worked for Cathedral Choirs, Bella Canto Choir, Reedwood Friends Church, Portland Community College, Marylhurst University’s Summer Choir Camp, the Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy, and NW Dance Project’s summer intensive. Currently, she enjoys accompanying for The Portland Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Her original composition awards include 1st Place National for MTNA’s High School Student Composition Competition in 1999 and Semifinalist in the international 2008 Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest. Her work has been featured on the All Classical 89.9 radio station and performed by the contemporary ensemble group fEARnoMUSIC. Between 2008-2010, she wrote the score, book and lyrics to three musicals which were produced by Trueheart Productions and premiered at Mt. Hood Community College. Currently, she is composing the orchestral score to the full-length ballet, Madman, which was commissioned and will be premiered by Ballet 5:8 in the fall of 2017 in Chicago.
Tiffany has a Masters Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration from Berklee College of Music and is pursuing a double major in Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games and Songwriting from Berklee College of Music.
Richard Hugunine began his professional music career in 1972 as ballet pianist for The Roberson School of Ballet in central New York. From 1973 to 1987 he provided improvisatory piano music for ballet classes as Assistant Music Director at the National Academy of Dance in Champaign, Illinois, as class pianist and personal pianist for Patricia Wilde at American Ballet Theatre, as Music Director and Composer in Residence at Ballet Binghamton, as lead class pianist at the National School of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and as on-call ballet pianist at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Richard returned to Binghamton University in 2012 to complete his BA in composition and continued on to complete his Master of Music (Composition/Performance) degree at Binghamton University under the direction of Daniel Thomas Davis. His compositions include scores for ballet, choral arrangements, works for instrumental ensembles, solo instruments and many songs. Richard joins us from New York, as a faculty pianist at The Portland Ballet.
Karen Lam, a native of Hong Kong, received both Master’s of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oregon, where she studied with Dean Kramer and Claire Wachter. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied with Betty Oberacker. Both a soloist and a collaborative pianist, Ms. Lam has appeared in the International Workshops in Austria, Oregon Mozart Players Chamber Music Series, Palomar College Concert Series, and with the DeRosa Chamber Players. She has performed in Masterclasses given by Stephen Hough, Fernando Laires, Martin Katz and Rosalyn Tureck. Ms. Lam is an active member of the Oregon Music Teachers Association where her students have won numerous honors and awards in the Pacific Northwest.
Jonathan Roberts grew up playing solo piano and orchestral music, performing regularly with the Portland Youth Philharmonic during high school. From 2003 to 2005, he attended Berklee college of music, where he studied trumpet performance and film scoring. In 2006, he moved back to Portland and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Portland State University, after which he toured nationally with several bands, worked as a pianist on a cruise boat, and spent several years living and working as a pianist and trumpet player in NYC and Philadelphia.
Roberts returned to the Pacific NW in 2013 and began working with NW Dance Project and SMJ Performing Arts as an accompanist. In addition to his work as a ballet pianist, he plays regularly with a variety of nationwide acts, currently including the Portland based hip-hop group Eastern Sunz, and the Philadelphia based banjoist Cameron DeWhitt.