Steven Hrycelak, a Ukrainian-American bass from Rochester, NY, has crafted a career focused on both new and early repertoires. Aside from singing with Ekmeles since its opening season, he has also performed with Roomful of Teeth and Toby Twining Music, and at festivals including Ostrava Days in the Czech Republic, New Music New College, Prototype, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. He is a longtime member of the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, where he has been a frequent soloist on works from Schütz, Bach, and Handel to Stravinsky, George Crumb, and Terry Riley. As an early musician, he has performed with The English Concert, the Morris Dance Group, Opera Omnia, Pegasus, NYS Baroque, ARTEK, the Portland Bach Experience, and TENET Vocal Artists/The Green Mountain Project. He also performs regularly with Blue Heron, and is proud to have sung on their “Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Vol. 5” album, which earned a Gramophone Award in 2018. He studied at Indiana University and Yale University, where he sang with the Yale Whiffenpoofs. He is also a vocal coach and accompanist.