Sheridan Marsh ’20 | President
Sheridan Marsh is a concentrator in Classics, and has been playing violin since age 12. Now living in Dunster house, she original hails from the sunny and warm city of Los Angeles, California. When not playing violin, she studies the material culture and history of Ancient Rome. You will probably see her petting various dogs in Harvard Yard.
Trang Truong ’21 | Vice-President
Trang Truong is a violinist in Leverett House (the #best house) and is concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Originally from the (best) state of Minnesota, he has seen his more-than-fair share of winter and is grateful that Massachusetts does not get as cold as back home. Trang can usually be found listening to angsty alternative rock music shuffled with classical works and when no one is around, he headbangs to the songs of musicals. The literal embodiment of a night owl, Trang is often awake during the more … uncommon hours of the day (we’re talking 4 – 5 am here people) so he is your guy if you need someone to rant to during the existentialist times of the night. All boba and ice cream donations are accepted!
Benjamin Wenzelberg ’21 | Co-Music Director
Benjamin Wenzelberg is honored to be co-Music Director of Harvard’s Mozart Society Orchestra. Benjy is a 2017 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts and National Merit Scholarship Winner, countertenor, composer, conductor and pianist. Currently a junior at Harvard, he made his European conducting and composition debut with his orchestral composition at the Grafenegg Festival; the piece won first prize and was just reprised by the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall. He has been a conducting apprentice with the New York Youth Symphony, a Fellow at the Bard College-Conservatory of Music Conductors Institute, and has studied with Martyn Brabbins of the English National Opera and David Syrus of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. He is a proud member of the Harvard University Choir. An eight-season soloist and chorister with the Metropolitan Opera, he has been a soloist with companies/venues including The New World Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NY City Opera, NY Philharmonic, Atlanta Opera, and David Geffen Hall. Benjy attended Juilliard Pre-College for eight years as a composition major and also studied piano, voice in a chamber group, and conducting there. He is proud to have Music Directed, Directed, and conducted/accompanied from the piano professional performances in NYC and NJ of his ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award-winning opera for family audiences, “The Sleeping Beauty.”
Ryan Zhang ’21 | Co-Music Director
Ryan Zhang is a junior in Mather House. He is undecided in what he wants to study, but has sprawling interests in music, politics, and history. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Zhang’s conducting debut was at Westminster Choir College, when he conducted a choral program of Pablo Casals and Paul Mealor. Since then, he has performed with the West Windsor-Plainsboro North Philharmonic and during the summer of 2016, was selected to be one of two apprentice conductors to the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. At the program, Zhang collaborated closely with James Ross, Professor of Conducting at Juilliard, and guest artists Christoph Eschenbach and Emanuel Ax. He studies with Jonathan Coopersmith, Professor of Conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music. Outside of the Mozart Society Orchestra, Ryan loves opera, hockey, and all-things the West Wing. He also staffs Harvard’s Model United Nations conferences, teaches civic lessons to fifth graders through the Institute of Politics, and conducts classical music groups on campus.
Will Flanagan ’20 | Treasurer
Will Flanagan is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado and a proud resident of Eliot House. He is pursuing a concentration in Chemistry and Physics, joint with Earth and Planetary Sciences. He has been involved in various student organizations at Harvard in addition to the Mozart Society Orchestra, such as The Harvard Crimson, Harvard College Marathon Challenge, and the Eliot House Committee. When he is not playing the cello in Eliot’s clock tower music room, some of Will’s favorite hobbies include meandering through Boston, mountain climbing, road tripping, and—most recently—relishing the Charles River through intramural crew. He can be found at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, in various cafés in the Square, and in the Eliot courtyard.