Gayle Young, board president of Musicworks magazine, is a composer, performer, and writer. She has designed instruments for use with unconventional tuning systems, one with metal tubing, another with 24 strings; both are played with bows and percussion mallets. She composes for these instruments, often including pre-recorded sound, as well as for more familiar instruments.
Young provides context for innovative sound arts by discussing music during concerts, and through publication. She interviewed artists and prepared articles for the first issues of Musicworks and later, as the editor for twenty years, brought attention to the work of many contemporary sound artists.
Her 1989 book, The Sackbut Blues, outlines the musical intentions behind electronic instruments designed by Canadian inventor Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977). She continues to write, her most recent article describing Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening initiative in the context of the cultural transition to acoustic and audio-tactile space as described by Marshall McLuhan.

 

 

Jennie Punter is the editor of Musicworks magazine. For more than two decades she wrote regularly on music, film, arts and culture, and the entertainment business for publications such as Variety, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. She has been a staff editor or writer at various Canadian periodicals, both small and large.
For a dozen years, she maintained a parallel career as a documentary-film field producer, researcher, and writer; she has worked on film and digital projects for award-winning organizations such as the National Film Board of Canada, Storyline Entertainment, Sphinx Productions, and 90th Parallel. 
Her music and film journalism is included in various anthologies, most recently Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters (Chicago Review Press, 2014).
She studied classical piano for fifteen years.

 
          
Jessie RivéstMusicworks magazine 's Operations and Circulation Manager studied Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber College.  She has found passion and purpose through the creative process both in performance and production as well as in planning and execution. 
Jessie graduated from York University's Music program with focus on vocal arts in a cappella and ensemble singing. She teaches piano and voice in Toronto, and continues to perform contemporary choral and a cappella  works. 

 
              
Atanas Bozdarov, Art Director, is an interdisciplinary designer and artist working in Toronto. He loves words and images, and enjoys combining handmade and digital techniques to create thoughtful methods of delivering a message. He has worked and collaborated with studios such as Viva & Co. and the Institute without Boundaries. His design and art work has been featured in exhibitions internationally, and won several design awards including some from the ADCC, and RGD—most recently their Social Good Design Award.

 
              
Paul Dutton has been a copyeditor, principally freelance, since 1968, during which time he has also followed a career as poet, novelist, essayist, and oral sound artist, performing solo and ensemble (The Four Horsemen poetry-performance group, CCMC free-improv trio, Quintet à Bras music-poetry group), throughout Canada and across the U.S.A., Europe, and South America, at literary and music festivals, in concert halls, galleries, theatres, clubs, universities, and high schools, on radio, TV, film, and the Web. His most recent book is a novel, Several Women Dancing (Mercury Press, 2002), his latest solo CD is Oralizations (DAME Records, 2005).

 
          
Karen Pierce, Musicworks magazine's bookeeper, has supported and chosen to work for non-profit organizations for over 30 years. One of her first jobs was with Greenpeace, working as a bookkeeper in the Vancouver office. In 1990, she changed her focus from working with environmental groups to non-profit arts organizations and small businesses. Today her client list includes Musicworks magazine and many well known arts groups in Toronto.
She spends the rest of her workdays designing and renovating homes and tending to her porch plants.