soundX is a non-profit arts organization that nurtures the creation, performance, and dissemination of experimental art music through the curation, creations and compositions of Donald J. Stewart. With a passionate commitment to the performance of truly modern music, soundX connects renowned international artists with Washington state audiences through its vision of contemporary music.

soundX Board of Directors

Donald Stewart – Founder, President

Stewart is a composer who studied with Allen Sapp at the University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music, then at the Accademia Chigiana under Franco Donatoni and at the Gruppo Aperto Musica Oggi under Sylvano Bussotti. Email

Philip Tschopp – Founder, Secretary

Conductor Philip Tschopp is known as a champion of new music, collaborator with Northwest composers, and conductor of regional instrumental and choral ensembles. As past artistic director of Bellevues Cascadian Chorale, Tschopp commissioned and premiered over 25 new works. He also served as conductor of Ballet Bellevue’s Fairy Queen and Sleeping Beauty. He is the recipient of the Morrison Fellowship at the University of Washington. Email

Robert McConaughy – Founder, Vice President

Robert is an accomplished multimedia artist, game developer, entrepeneur and restauranteur. Robert established Mac’s Farm and Sculpture Center in Southwest Ohio and his site-specific installations have been featured at both indoor and outdoor exhibition venues including the Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch (Johnson City, TX); Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center (Covington, KY); The Mockbee (Cincinnati, OH); Kennedy Heights Art Center (Cincinnati, OH); SS Nova (Cincinnati, OH); Southgate House (Newport, KY); and Monarch Sculpture Center (Tenino, WA). Email

Dr. James Savage – Board Member

Dr. James Savage is the director of Choir of Hope at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in downtown Seattle. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Stuttgart Germany and received his doctorate in music from the University of Washington. Dr. Savage served as music director at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, where he built an internationally known liturgical music program. While at St. James Cathedral, Dr. Savage was named Pastoral Musician of the Year in 2002 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Email