third practice staff

benjamin broening

composer benjamin broening is third practice's artistic director and founder. for more information, visit his website.

matthew mccabe

richmond alum matthew mccabe is 3p's technical director and web designer. after attending richmond, matt attended bowling green state university and the university of florida, where he recently completed his ph.d. in the fall of 2009 he joined the music faculty at columbus state university, where he is visiting assistant professor of audio technology.

Mike Korch works for the University of Richmond music department, and is returning for his second Third Practice Festival. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2010 with a dual music degree.

mike burns is an associate technical director of 3P, and the associate technical director at the university of richmond's modlin center for the arts. also an active composer, he holds a master's degree in music technology from new york university.

joo won park is returning in 2011 to serve as an associate technical director and stage manager for 3P11. he holds degrees from the berkelee college of music and the university of florida, and currently teaches at the community college of philadelphia.

heather stebbins

heather stebbins graduated from the university of richmond in 2009, and is currently pursuing her master's degree in composition at boston university, where she studies with joshua finebreg. active as a composer and cellist, heather has performed her works across the u.s. from both behind the mixing console and and on stage. she has been an assistant on the technical staff of 3P since 2005.

chris chandler

chris chandler completed his music degree at the university of richmond in 2008 and worked for the music department before departing for bowling green state university and the M.M. in composition program. he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the eastman school of music where is a teaching assistant for the eastman computer music center. he has been an assistant on the technical staff of 3P since 2005.


graphic designer john malinoski is an associate professor at the virginia commonwealth university school of the srts.