Alan August has performed as tenor soloist in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and concert with Repertory Opera Company, Santa Barbara Opera, San Jose Opera Touring Company, and Long Beach Opera, as well as with L.A. Camerata Symphony, Premiere Chorale, and in other venues in the United States and in Europe.
Managing Editor of The Objective Standard
Jon Hersey (@revivingreason) is managing editor of The Objective Standard and holds fellowships at Foundation for Economic Education, where he writes in defense of freedom, and at Objective Standard Institute, where he teaches “How to Write Powerfully in Defense of Liberty," and hosts the “Philosophy for Flourishing” podcast
Conference Manager and Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory at Converse University
Madeleine McEntire is the Conference Manager for Resurrecting Romanticism. Currently Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory at Converse University, she began classical piano lessons in the tenth grade under the tutelage of Dr. Laurel Larsen at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina.
Quent and Linda Cordair
Quent Cordair Fine Art Founders
Quent and Linda Cordair have been selling Romantic art for over 25 years, and as a premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture and drawing, Quent Cordair Fine Arts has grown to serve an international clientele of private and corporate collectors.
Sculptor, Art Historian, Author, and Lecturer
Sandra Shaw is a sculptor, art historian, author and lecturer who has studied art and its history for over thirty years. She lectures widely to college students and adult audiences on the art of Western civilization and has authored the book Windows on Humanity: A History of How Art Reflects Our Ideas About Our Lives & World.
Pianist, Teacher and Author
Stephen Siek is the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Britain's greatest piano teacher, England's Piano Sage: The Life and Teachings of Tobias Matthay, and his most recent book (containing an essay by David Berry) is the highly praised A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist, published by Rowman & Littlefield in November 2016. In the past 20 years, he has given numerous courses at OCONs, including surveys of Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky.
Conductor and Cellist
Thomas Shoebotham has taught and performed on the cello in the Bay Area for over 25 years. In past seasons he has made solo appearances with the Oakland Civic Orchestra, Kensington Symphony, and Palo Alto Philharmonic, and given solo and chamber music recitals in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Illinois, and New York. He has been frequently heard as a cellist, conductor, and lecturer at previous OCONs.