Francis Scully is known locally as the founder and music director of New Resonance Orchestra, an ensemble which develops multimedia performances which relate the emotions of classical music directly to the lives of the audience. He also is on the music faculty of Our Lady of Holy Cross College where he teaches courses in music theory and history. He holds a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Peabody Conservatory. His principal teachers include Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, Jung-Ho Pak and Piotr Gajewski.
His music hailed by New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “deeply haunting,” by the Los Angeles Times as one of five classical musicians "2014 Faces To Watch," and chosen as one of the “30 composers under 40” by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Project 440, Yotam Haber was born in Holland and grew up in Israel, Nigeria, and Milwaukee. He is the recipient of a 2013 Fromm Music Foundation commission, a 2013 NYFA award, the 2007 Rome Prize and a 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has received grants and fellowships from New Music USA, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation, Yaddo, Bogliasco, MacDowell Colony, the Hermitage, ASCAP, and the Copland House. Recent commissions include works for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor; an evening-length oratorio for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, CalARTS@REDCAT/Disney Hall (Los Angeles); The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; New York-based Contemporaneous, Gabriel Kahane, Either/Or, and Alarm Will Sound; the 2015 New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Series; the 2012 & 2014 Venice Biennale; 2012 Bang on a Can Summer Festival; the Neuvocalsolisten Stuttgart and ensemble l’arsenale; FLUX Quartet, JACK Quartet, Cantori New York, the Tel Aviv-based Meitar Ensemble, and the Berlin-based Quartet New Generation.