Garrett Schumann - Executive Director

Michigan-based composer Garrett Schumann co-founded ÆPEX Contemporary Performance with Kevin Fitzgerald in 2015. In addition to leading ÆPEX, Garrett enjoys an active career as a nationally-celebrated composer and scholar, and teaches music courses at Western Michigan University.


Kevin Fitzgerald - Music Director

Michigan native Kevin Fitzgerald founded ÆPEX Contemporary Performance with Garrett Schumann in 2015. Kevin currently serves as Assistant Music Director for the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham, AL and he appears regularly as a guest conductor with orchestras across the country.


Spencer Arias - Communications Director

Composer Spender Arias joined ÆPEX’s production team for their debut concert in December 2015, and has supported the organization in numerous capacities ever since. Spencer is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.


Board of Directors


Garrett Schumann (Ypsilanti, MI)

Vice President

Kevin Fitzgerald (Birmingham, AL)


Michael Dobmeier (Ann Arbor, MI)


Spencer Arias (East Lansing, MI)


Evan Chambers (Ann Arbor, MI_

Luis Escareño (Ann Arbor, MI)

Truly Render (Ann Arbor, MI)