Opera

Druid City Opera Workshop Alumni and Past Faculty

2019 Participating Artists

Alexandra Backfisch, soprano – Mercer University, Georgia
Shannon Bean, soprano – West Virginia University
Yuliia Billa, soprano – Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kiev
Stella Broussard, soprano – University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kyle Chastulik, bass-baritone – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Tyler Cook, tenor – Augusta University, Georgia
Evan Fleming, baritone – Montclair State University, New Jersey
Jada Foster, mezzo-soprano – University of Alabama
Quaine Hogan, tenor – Arkansas State University
Brian Ingalsbe, tenor – Kansas State University
Hannah Jackson, soprano – Utah State University
Thai Johnson, tenor – Columbus State University, Georgia
Maddi Jolley, soprano – University of Mississippi
Julie Knight, soprano – Murray State University, Kentucky
Emily LaVelle, soprano – College of the Ozarks, Missouri
Taylor Lee, soprano – Northwest University, Washington
Madeline Mazzotta, soprano – Binghamton University
Vanessa Moya, mezzo-soprano – Stetson University, Florida
Casey Robichaux, baritone – University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Angel Sneed, mezzo-soprano – University of West Georgia
Mikayla Trenhaile, soprano – University of South Dakota
Matthew Tyree, baritone – Troy University, Alabama
Ontario Williams, baritone – Augusta University, Georgia

2019 Faculty Artists

Prof. Stacy Alley– choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre and Dance)
Dr. Taylor Burkhardt – collaborative pianist intern (DMA, University of Minnesota)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance– pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell– mezzo-soprano, audition panelist, mezzo class (UA)
Dr. Marisa De Silva– stage directing intern (Loyola Marymount University; DMA, University of Southern California)
Mr. José Israel Garcia – stage directing intern (BM, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Ms. Katie Hahn – stage directing intern (MFA, Texas Tech University)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling– bass-baritione, producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston– pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Christy Lee– audition panelist (Mississippi State University)
Dr. Linda Lister– soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Mr. Andrew Livingston – improvisation instruction, stage combat assistant (UA Alum; Second City Improv, Chicago)
Dr. Richard Masters– pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech)
Ms. Ann Marie Meeker – assistant choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre and Dance)
Dr. Dawn Neely– soprano, stage director, acting for singers (University of West Georgia)
Prof. David Ronis– tenor, stage director, acting for singers, tenor class (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Dr. David Tayloe– tenor, audition panelist, tenor class (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Dr. Susan Williams– soprano, soprano class (UA)
Ms. Esme Wong– collaborative pianist intern (MM, University of North Texas)

2019 Administrative Assistants

Dr. Garrett Torbert – DMA, University of Alabama
Mr. Christopher Withrow – DMA Candidate, University of Alabama

2018 Participating Artists

Trevor Blood, baritone – Mississippi State University
Emily Clements, soprano – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Connor Dalton, baritone – Mars Hill University, North Carolina
Jonathan Elmore, tenor – Virginia Tech
Brydon Fox, soprano – University of Mobile
Ashton Griffin, soprano – Baylor University, Texas
Grace Hall, soprano – Mississippi College
Mary Haugh, soprano – Virginia Tech
Crystal Kachevas, soprano – Arkansas State University
Olivia Kliewer, soprano – Tabor College, Kansas
Amy Stone, soprano – Louisiana State University
Ariel Zaichick, soprano – Queen’s University, Canada
Colleen McGonigle, mezzo-soprano – Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
Spencer McIntire, bass-baritone – Kansas State University
Kate Meyer, mezzo-soprano – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gilda Parlatto Lire, mezzo-soprano – University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Kaitlin Pearson, mezzo-soprano – University of South Dakota
Jordan Roth, bass-baritone – Tabor College, Kansas
Megan Saslow, mezzo-soprano – Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida
Jeffrey Steward, tenor – Arkansas State University
William Tiffin, tenor – Mississippi State University
Jerry Vargo, bass – University of Michigan-Flint

2018 Faculty Artists

Prof. Stacy Alley – choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre & Dance)
Mr. Tom Alsip – stage director, audition panelist (Oklahoma State University)
Prof. Maris Bosworth – collaborative pianist intern (Utah Valley University)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Dr. Susan Fleming – mezzo-soprano, mezzo class (UA)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritione, producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Kristin Kenning – stage director, audition panelist (Samford University)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Joshua May – stage directing intern (University of Michigan-Flint)
Dr. Dawn Neely – soprano, stage director, acting for singers (University of West Georgia)
Prof. David Ronis – tenor, stage director, acting for singers, tenor class (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Mr. Scott Santoro – collaborative pianist intern (University of Alabama)
Dr. Susan Williams – soprano, soprano class (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Mr. Keith Wolfe – stage director, General Director, Opera Birmingham, audition panelist
Prof. Ariana Wyatt – stage directing intern (Virginia Tech University)

2018 Administrative Assistants

Mr. Garrett Torbert, University of Alabama
Mr. Christopher Withrow, University of Alabama

2017 Participating Artists

Marlise Ahuna, soprano – University of South Dakota
Ashley Ashmore, mezzo-soprano – University of Mississippi
Daveon Bolden, tenor – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ashlyn Carter, soprano – Louisiana State University
Melanie Culhane, soprano – University of Mississippi
Isabel Dondero, soprano – University of Southern Mississippi
Isaiah Garcia, baritone – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Lauren Honea, soprano – Louisiana State University
Hayden Keefer, baritone – Virginia Tech University
Samuel Morrison, bass-baritone – Waldorf University, Iowa
Bree Nichols, soprano – University of Georgia
Samuelle Reese, tenor – University of Oklahoma
Kayla Shadlow, soprano – University of South Dakota
Seth Stemple, tenor – Georgia Southern University  (returning artist – Druid City 2014)
Teresa Tucci, soprano – Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada
Jessica Vance, mezzo-soprano – Virginia Tech University (returning artist – Druid City 2016)
Sergio Vergara, baritone – University of Mississippi
Cassie Warthen, soprano – Georgia Southern University
Danielle Watson, soprano – Alcorn State University
Calebria Webb, mezzo-soprano – Wayne State University
Abby Weinstein, mezzo-soprano – Mississippi State University
Samuel Wilson, tenor – Kansas State University

2017 Faculty Artists

Prof. Stacy Alley – choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre & Dance)
Ms. Lauren Carlton – stage directing intern (MFA Candidate, Texas Tech)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Mr. Andre Chiang – baritone, audition panelist (Louisiana State University)
Ms. Fang-Yi Chu – collaborative pianist intern (DMA Candidate, University of North Texas)
Dr. Susan Fleming – mezzo-soprano, masterclass in French diction, mezzo class (UA)
Prof. Eric Gibson – stage director, stage directing intern program (Northern Arizona University)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritione, producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Mr. Andrew Livingston – stage combat assistant (UA)
Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech University)
Prof. Eileen Moremen – stage directing intern (Kennessaw State University)
Dawn Neely – soprano, stage director, acting for singers (University of West Georgia)
Ms. Mary Ruth Pruitt – stage combat assistant (University of Memphis)
Dr. Blake Richardson – conductor, guest in the Stage Directing Intern program (UA)
Mr. John Rogers – baritone, guest artist on Russian diction (UA and Mississippi State University)
Dr. David Tayloe – tenor, tenor class, audition panelist (UA)
Dr. Susan Williams – soprano, soprano class (UA)
Mr. Andrew Voelker – collaborative pianist intern (Illinois Wesleyan)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Mr. Keith Wolfe – stage director, General Director, Opera Birmingham, audition panelist

2017 Administrative Assistants

Mr. Andrew Livingston, University of Alabama
Mr. Christopher Withrow, University of Alabama

2016 Participating Artists

Nathan Arnold, baritone – Murray State University, Kentucky
Cody Arthur, tenor  – University of Mississippi
Zack Brown, baritone – Simpson College, Iowa
Kathleen Buckner, mezzo-soprano – University of Southern Mississippi
Dana Carlson, soprano – University of South Dakota
Josaphat Contreras, tenor – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Jenna Fife, soprano – Louisiana State University
Courtney Gammill, mezzo-soprano – University of Montana
Jing Liu, soprano – Syracuse University, New York
Samantha Martin, soprano – SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music
Amanda Molinario, soprano – Lamar University, Texas
Carol Anne Osborne, soprano – Troy University, Alabama
Bethany Smith, soprano – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Matthew Snowdon, baritone – University of Toronto
Caroline Stanczyk, soprano – University of Toronto
Garrett Torbert, tenor  – University of Missouri, Kansas City
Jessica Vance, mezzo-soprano – Virginia Tech University
Rene Vazquez, tenor  – Lamar University, Texas (returning artist – Druid City 2015)
Sarai Villatoro, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Tanisha Ward, soprano – University of Mississippi
Scott Willis, baritone – East Carolina University
Christopher Withrow, baritone – University of Nevada Las Vegas

2016 Faculty Artists

Prof. Stacy Alley – choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre & Dance)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Dr. Susan Fleming – mezzo-soprano, masterclass in French diction, stage director, mezzo class (UA)
Mr. Matthew Gladden – collaborative pianist intern (DMA candidate, University of Illinois)
Dr. Luvada Harrison – soprano, audition panelist (Stillman College, Tuscaloosa)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritione, progam producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Kristin Kenning – soprano, audition panelist (Samford University, Birmingham)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech University)
Mr. Charles Anthony Moore – stage directing Intern (DMA candidate, Louisiana State University, former Druid City young artist)
Ms. Amy Prickett – stage directing intern (DMA candidate, UA)
Ms. Mary Ruth Pruitt – stage combat assistant (Emory and Henry College, Virginia)
Prof. Stacy Searle – actress, stage director, acting for singers, stage directing intern program (Aurora University)
Dr. David Tayloe – tenor, audition panelist, tenor class (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Dr. Susan Williams – soprano, stage director, soprano class (UA)
Mr. Matthew Wilson – collaborative pianist intern (DMA Candidate, UA)

2016 Administrative Assistants

Mr. Ryan Landis, Mississippi State University
Mr. Andrew Livingston, University of Alabama

2015 Participating Artists

Jessica Albano, soprano – Davidson College, North Carolina
Carolyn Dorothy Balkovetz, soprano – Georgia State University, Atlanta
Jackson Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ivy Calvert, soprano – Kansas State University
Maria Caycedo, soprano –University of Virginia
Jack Chandler, baritone – Virginia Tech University
Sarah Forestieri, soprano – University of Toronto, Canada
Megan Ree Hawkins, soprano –East Tennessee State University
Shayna Isaacson, soprano – University of South Florida
Laura Jordan, mezzo-soprano – East Tennessee State University
Carolena Belle Lara, mezzo-soprano – University of Oklahoma (returning artist – Druid City 2013)
Kristin Lawler, soprano – Capital University, Ohio
Madeleine Lowrey, soprano – University of Southern Mississippi (returning artist – Druid City 2013)
Joanna Malaszczyk, soprano – Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
Elaina Matthews, soprano – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Cody McDonnell, baritone – Plymouth State University, New Hampshire
Conor Murphy, tenor – University of Toronto, Canada
Job Najera, tenor – West Texas A&M University
Lane Northcutt, baritione – Murray State University, Kentucky
Obi J. Okechukwu, baritione – Southern Methodist University, Texas
Juan Polanco, tenor – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Joshua Sewell, bass – University of Southern Mississippi
Lauren Nash Silberstein, soprano – Binghamton University, New York
Baylee Stracener, mezzo-soprano – Arkansas State University
Chloe Sturges, soprano – University of Mississippi
Demi Vanderwerff, soprano – Alabama A&M University
Rene Vazquez, tenor – Sam Houston State University, Texas

2015 Faculty Artists

Ms. Bonita Elissa Bunt – soprano, senior stage directing intern (DMA candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Dr. Susan Fleming – mezzo-soprano, master classes in diction and repertoire; stage director (UA)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – Program director, bass-baritone, stage director, the business of opera (UA) 
Ms. Taylor Hutchinson – vocal coach/collaborative pianist intern (MM candidate, Eastman School of Music)
Professor Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach (University of Mississippi)
Ms. Carolena Belle Lara – mezzo-soprano and junior stage directing intern (University of Oklahoma)
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech University)
Dr. Emily Martin-Moberley – soprano, stage director, yoga class (Bucknell University)
Mr. Devon Newburn – vocal coach/collaborative pianist intern (MM, University of Mississippi; (Newburn Studios, Longmont, Colorado)
Ms. Nicole Pietrangelo – dance instructor/choreographer (Cap 21 Musical Theatre Conservatory, New York; UA Alumna)
Professor Stacy Searle – actress, acting for singers, Stage Director Internship program (Aurora University)
Ms. Jen Stephenson – soprano, 2015 National Opera Association (NOA) Stage Directing Intern (DMA candidate, UA)
Dr. David Tayloe – tenor, coachings and “tenor class” (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) (Tuscaloosa Academy)
Dr. Susan Williams – soprano, coachings and “soprano class” (UA)

2015 Administrative Assistants

Mr. Nicholas Szoeke, University of Alabama
Mr. Andrew Livingston, University of Alabama

2014 Participating Artists

Nicholas Aguirre, baritone – Vanderbilt University
Crystal Aronson, soprano – Arkansas State University
Cori Beasley, soprano, – Arkansas State University
Lydia Beasley, soprano – Erie, PA, Peabody Institute
Nora Catherine Cotter, soprano – Virginia Tech University
Mattie Crisp, mezzo-soprano – University of Montevallo, Alabama
Tamra Garrett, soprano – Indiana University-South Bend
John-Michael Jermain, tenor – Sam Houston State University
Charles “Drew” Knapp, bass –  Kansas State University
Kathryn Krebes, mezzo-soprano – University of West Florida
Grace Manley, soprano – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Maeghin Mueller, soprano – Baptist Bible College, Pennsylvania
Robert Riordan, baritone – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Jessica Saunders, soprano – University of Iowa
De’Von Smith, baritone – Alcorn State University
Faustino Solis, tenor – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Courtney Stancil, soprano – Southern Methodist University (returning artist – Druid City 2011 and 2012)
Lauren Stocker, mezzo-soprano – Capital University, Ohio
Nicole Thomas, mezzo-soprano – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Emily Totedo, soprano – Capital University, Ohio
Paul Wolf, tenor – Virginia Tech University

2014 Faculty Artists

Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA; Birmingham-Southern Conservatory)
Dr. Susan Fleming – mezzo-soprano, master classes in diction and repertoire; stage director (UA)
Ms. Rachel Harris – soprano and Stage Directing Intern (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritone, stage director, the business of opera (UA)
Professor Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach (University of Mississippi)
Ms. Gloria Kim – Vocal Coach/collaborative pianist intern (MM, Rice University)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech University)
Dr. Emily Martin-Moberley – soprano, stage director (Bucknell University)
Ms. Stacy Panitch – actress, acting for singers (University of Alabama Opera Theatre)
Ms. Mary Price – vocal coach/collaborative pianist intern (DMA candidate, Arizona State University)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor (Tuscaloosa Academy)

2014 Administrative Assistant

Mr. Ryan Landis, tenor – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2013 Participating Artists

Cheyna Alexander, soprano – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Colin Alexander, baritone – Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama
Rachel Brown, soprano – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lindsay Alexandra Cunningham, soprano – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Dodge, tenor – Plymouth State University, New Hampshire
Lindsey Fuson, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Rachel Hutzenbiler, soprano – East Carolina University, North Carolina
Heather Keith, soprano – Druid City Alum, Ohio University (returning artist – Druid City 2012)
Connie Elizabeth Lopez, mezzo-soprano – University of Texas, Brownsville
Cornelia Lotito, soprano – Montclair State University, New Jersey
Madeleine Lowrey, soprano – University of Southern Mississippi
Charles Moore, tenor – University of Mississippi
Amy Peck, soprano – Eastern University, Pennsylvania
Ardeen Pierre, mezzo-soprano – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Peter Porras, bass-baritone – University of Texas, Brownsville
Briana Fae Raif, mezzo-soprano – University of Mississippi
Seth Stemple, tenor – Glenville State College, West Virginia
Nick Szoeke, baritone – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Cristian Torres, tenor – University of Texas, Brownsville
Rachel Yap, soprano – North Park University, Illinois

2013 Faculty Artists

Mr. Arthur Bosarge – Collaborative pianist intern (UA)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (UA; Birmingham-Southern Conservatory)
Dr. Susan Fleming
– mezzo-soprano, masterclasses in diction and repertoire (UA)
Ms. Eugenie Grunewald – mezzo-soprano, stage director, character development workshops and career consultations (New York, NY)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritone, Artistic Director, the business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Dr. Emily Martin Moberley – soprano, NOA Stage Directing Intern
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (University of Texas, Austin)
Ms. Stacy Panitch – actress, acting for singers (University of Alabama Opera Theatre)
Ms. Natassia Perrine – mezzo-soprano and choreographer (UA Opera Theatre Alum; Central High School, Tuscaloosa)
Ms. Mary Ruth Pruitt – stage combat (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Dr. Susan Williams – soprano, masterclass in anatomy and voice pedagogy technology (UA)

2013 Administrative Assistant

Mr. Ryan Landis, tenor – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2012 Participating Artists

Aimee Allen, soprano – Simpson College, Indianola, IA
Brittany Anderson, soprano – Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
Casey Gardner, soprano – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Erin Gilmore, soprano – Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
Jake Preston Hemminger, tenor  – University of Alabama-Birmingham (returning artist – Druid City 2011)
Richelle Janushan, soprano – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Elayne Juten, mezzo-soprano – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Heather Keith, soprano – Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Carolena Belle Lara, mezzo-soprano – University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Jonathan Scott Mancheni, tenor – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Kristin Moye, soprano – Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
Stephanie Redman, soprano – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Rachel Smith, soprano – University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Jonathan Speegle, tenor – Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
Courtney Stancil, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (returning artist – Druid City 2011)
Jessica Vadney, soprano – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

2012 Faculty Artists

Dr. Kevin Chance, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Alabama
Dr. Jennifer Cowgill, soprano – master class, University of Alabama
Dr. Susan Fleming, mezzo-soprano – master class, University of Alabama
Dr. Alan Hicks, stage director – acting classes, audition techniques, director
Dr. Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone – director, audition techniques, business of music, University of Alabama
Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, soprano – director, master classes, body mapping,performance anxiety workshop, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Prof. Amanda Johnston, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator,University of Mississippi,
Oxford, Mississippi
Dr. Linda Lister, soprano – yoga for singers, master classes, director,
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dr. Sarah Mabary, mezzo-soprano – master class, University of Southern Mississippi,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Dr. Richard Masters, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Texas, Austin
Ms. Mary Ruth Pruitt – assistant stage combat instructor, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Mr. David Toro – movement/dance classes, director, University of Texas, Austin
Mr. Matthew von Redlich, MFA – certified stage combat instructor, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2012 Administrative Assistant

Mr. Ryan Landis, tenor – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2011 Participating Artists

Joy Renée Blackstock, soprano – Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
Rebecca Castillo, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Clifton Daniels, baritone – Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dominique Duarte, soprano – Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Ashley Drake Estes, soprano – Hunter College, CUNY, New York, New York
Katy Green, soprano – Murray State University, Kentucky
Jordan Ellington Hammons, tenor – Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
Perry Davis Harper, tenor – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Jake Preston Hemminger, tenor – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Zane Lynn, tenor – Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Leah Marsella, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Texas
Scott Pullen, tenor – Murray State University, Kentucky
Evelyn Rossow, soprano – University of Missouri-Kansas City
Courtney Stancil, soprano – Sam Houston State University, Texas

2011 Faculty Artists

Mr. J. Bradley Baker, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Alabama
Ms. Jennifer Bryant, soprano – stage director, University of Alabama
Dr. Kevin Chance, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Alabama
Dr. Jennifer Cowgill, soprano – vocal-pedagogy, University of Alabama
Dr. Susan Fleming, mezzo-soprano –lyric diction, University of Alabama
Ms. Jeanette Fontaine, mezzo-soprano – lyric diction, University of Alabama
Dr. Luvada Harrison, soprano – song techniques class, Stillman College,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dr. Alan Hicks, stage director – acting class, audition techniques, stage direction
Dr. Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone – director, auditions techniques, University of Alabama
Dr. Linda Lister, soprano – yoga for singers, audition techniques,
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dr. Richard Masters, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Texas, Austin
Ms. Dawn Neely, soprano – acting techniques, stage direction
Dr. Christopher Mitchell, baritone – audition techniques, Murray State University, Kentucky
Ms. Viviane Wolfe, dancer and choreographer – dance classes, Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. Erick Wolfe, certified stage combat instructor – combat classes, Oklahoma City, OK

2011 Administrative Assistant

Mr. Vincent Hale, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL

2010 Participating Artists

Marc Anderson, tenor – University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama
Kawika Berthelette, baritone – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Rebecca Benitez, soprano – Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
Kathleen Buccleugh, soprano – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Katy Green, soprano – Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Peter Lake, tenor – University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Marcus Miller, baritone – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Katelyn Perkins, mezzo-soprano – University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama
Leslie Procter, mezz0-soprano – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Luisa Reyes, soprano – Judson College, Marion, AL; UA Community Music School,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Camille Sonnier, soprano – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Jacob Wooten, baritone – University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

2010 Faculty Artists

Ms. Jennifer Bryant, soprano – stage director, University of Alabama
Dr. Kevin Chance, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, University of Alabama
Dr. Jennifer Cowgill, soprano – vocal-pedagogy, University of Alabama
Dr. Susan Fleming, mezzo-soprano –lyric diction, University of Alabama
Dr . Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone – director, audition techniques, business of music,
University of Alabama
Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, soprano – director, movement,
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Prof. Evan Thomas Jones, baritone – musical theater, University of North Alabama
Dr. Linda Lister, soprano – yoga for singers, audition techniques, University of Evansville
Dr. Christopher Mitchell, baritone – audition techniques, Murray State University
Ms. Marian Mantovani, actress and director – acting techniques,
University of Alabama (MFA)
Mr. Lyndon Meyer, pianist – vocal coach and collaborator, Eastman School of Music
Ms. Natassia Perrine, mezzo-soprano – movement and dance, University of Alabama

2010 Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Buccleugh, University of Alabama