Third Practice Staff

Graphic designer John Malinoski is an associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

benjamin broening

Composer Benjamin Broening is Third Practice's artistic director and founder. For more information, visit his website.

matthew mccabe

UR alum Matthew McCabe is 3P's technical director and web designer. After attending richmond, Matt attended Bowling Green State University and the University of Florida, where he recently completed his Ph.D. In the fall of 2009 he joined the music faculty at Columbus State University, where he is Visiting Assistant Professor of Audio Technology.

mike burns

Mike Burns is an associate technical director of 3P, and currently works as a web developer at Boston Univeristy. Also an active composer and technologist, he holds a Master's degree in Music Technology from New York University.

joo won park

Joo Won Park is returning in 2013 to serve as an associate technical director and stage manager for 3P. He holds degrees from the Berkelee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently teaches at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Heather Stebbins graduated from the University of Richmond in 2009, and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in composition at Boston University, where she studies with Joshua Fineberg. Active as a composer and cellist, Heather has performed her works across the U.S. from both behind the mixing console and and on stage. She has served on the technical staff of 3P since 2005. Visit her website at

Chris Chandler completed his music degree at the University of Richmond in 2008 and worked for the music department before departing for Bowling Green State University and the M.M. in composition program. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Eastman School of Music where is a teaching assistant for the Eastman Computer Music Center. He has been an assistant on the technical staff of 3P since 2005. His website is