F-PLUS is a violin, clarinet, and percussion trio committed to collaborating with today's most exciting composers to establish a diverse repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Formed in 2016 at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the ensemble has performed all over the country, including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Ear Taxi Festival, the International Clarinet Association "ClarinetFest," and the New Music Gathering. F-PLUS has premiered over 35 new works since its inception, including commissioned works by Chicago Symphony Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery, Grawemeyer-winner George Tsontakis, Emma O'Halloran, Perry Goldstein, Matthew Ricketts, and Charles Peck, among many others. The ensembled has been the recipient of commissioning grants and additional funding from Chamber Music America, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, New Music USA, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Irish Arts Council and the New Zealand Arts Council. F-PLUS is committed to working with the next generation of composers and performers, and has held residencies at Princeton University, the University of Delaware, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Washington University (St. Louis), University of Texas-Austin, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Wilmington, and Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Stony Brook, Duke, and Illinois State Universities.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, violinist Luke Lentini currently resides in Chicago, where he is a Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Luke completed degrees at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University, where he studied with Marilyn McDonald and Gerardo Ribeiro, respectively. As a member of Civic, Luke has performed alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Ken-David Masur, and as a Fellow, participates in frequent outreach programs and concerts around the greater Chicago area. Outside of music, Luke is a Community Manager for Cloud9 Esports, Inc., where he helps create positive experiences for youth in games, both on- and off-line.
Praised as "beguiling" (Chicago Tribune) and a "superb performer" (Chicago Classical Review), percussionist Josh Graham has had the the pleasure of performing throughout the United States and Canada. He currently serves as Instructor of Percussion at the University of Northern Iowa, and is also percussionist with F-PLUS (fplusmusic.com) and the Zafa Collective (zafacollective.com).
Josh has performed with groups and artists such as Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Ensemble Dal Niente, ~Nois Saxophone Ensemble, the Sinta Quartet, the Orion Ensemble, Lakeshore Rush, as well as with members of the Emerson Quartet, Silk Road Ensemble, Detroit Symphony, eighth blackbird, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. His performances have been broadcast on WFMT-Chicago, WBLV-West Michigan, and WPRB-Princeton.
Josh is committed to serving the next generation as an educator. In addition to his duties at the University of Northern Iowa, he serves on the faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. He has previously taught courses at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan and served on the faculty of Triton College, Roosevelt University, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He has also had the honor of giving percussion master classes and holding residencies with composition students at universities throughout the country.
Josh holds degrees from Central Michigan University (BM), The University of Michigan (MM), and the University of Illinois (DMA). He is proud to endorse Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Marimba One instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, and Black Swamp Percussion Instruments.
Erin Cameron enjoys a diverse career as a clarinetist, composer, and educator. She serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Cameron has worked with young musicians and artists at the Arkansas Governor’s School; The Walden School in Dublin, New Hampshire; and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. An avid proponent of new music, she has performed over 30 world and regional premieres of new works. Her compositions have been performed in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Chicago’s Zafa Collective, and Pittsburgh’s Kamratōn. She was featured at the 2021 and 2022 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest Conference as both a performer and composer. Cameron holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Bowling Green State University, and Northwestern University.