B.M., Music Education, Early Childhood Education, and Bass Trombone Performance, Ohio State University
Dan is a native of Columbus, Ohio, studying music education, early childhood education, and bass trombone performance at The Ohio State University...
During his time at Ohio State, he performed with the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, and Symphonic Band.
Following his time at OSU, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated with honors from the U.S. Army School of Music. Dan spent 6 years in the Army, playing with the 122nd Army band and serving as a bugler for over 500 Army funerals on the Army Honor Guard team. He actively performs all over the state as a tenor soloist and bass trombonist. His full time career is as an instrument repair technician, and is the Senior Repairman at a music store in Springfield, having spent the last 10 years repairing instruments. In his free time he loves competing in Strongman, spending time with his fiancé, and playing with the pets.
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Music Therapist, Board Certified MT-BC | B.A. Music Therapy (Voice), Ohio University
Alayna, a Bellefontaine area native, is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy, focusing in Voice…
Along with studying voice, Alayna studied guitar, piano, percussion, and ukulele, and she continued to play clarinet and trumpet independently. Alayna completed her clinical internship in Denton, Texas with Denton Independent School District, working with students ages 3 through 22 with varying strengths and needs.
Music has always been a passion for Alayna. Being able to utilize music to help others by teaching lessons and leading music therapy sessions is a fulfilling way to give back to her community.
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Double degree in BM Theatre and BA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Otterbein University
Shelby is a 2021 graduate from Otterbein University with a bachelor’s degree double majoring in theatre and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS)…
While at Otterbein she was involved in many productions in many capacities including assistant directing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, performing as Jackie Coryton in Hayfever, doing the makeup and hair for The Diary of Anne Frank, and dialect coaching for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and School for Scandal.
Shelby is passionate about helping others and spreading the joy of theatre and music. They were also vice president of the honors society for WGSS, Tri-Iota.
Currently, Shelby is pursuing her master’s of social work at The Ohio State University while working at Red.
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B.M. Music Performance, St. Olaf College | M.M. Music Piano and Vocal Performance, Central Michigan University
Paul Melcher grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College…
…in Piano Performance as well as an Master of Music degree from Central Michigan University in Piano Performance. With the St. Olaf Choir, he performed all over the United States and in Norway and has played in prestigious halls such as DeVos Hall, Heinz Hall, Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall.
In addition to his keyboard studies, Paul has experience in opera and has sung roles such as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Rodolfo in La Boheme and Rinucchio in Gianni Schicchi with the opera program at Central Michigan University. Melcher has served for the Opera on the Edge program for Opera Columbus, performing as a collaborative pianist.
Paul and his wife Chelsea have co-founded RED School of Music (in loving memory of their music-supporting grandparents) and are actively teaching piano and voice lessons to students in the greater Columbus area.
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Dr. Susan Musselman
B.M. Vocal Performance, Western Michigan University | M.M. Vocal Performance, Ohio State University | D.M. Vocal Performance, Ohio State University
Dr. Susan Musselman received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Western Michigan University and…
…her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance from The Ohio State University. She studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, as well as completed the K-12 music teaching licensure certification through Ohio State. An accomplished singer, Susan has performed in Europe as well as throughout the midwest. She has been active in the Central Ohio music community for 19 years by performing with Opera Columbus, The Lancaster Chorale, the Education and Outreach program with Opera Columbus, and has been a featured soloist with The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, the Heisey Wind Ensemble, the OSU Chorale, the Wittenberg Choir, and the Columbus International Children’s Choir.
After 9 years of teaching at Wittenberg University, Susan shifted her focus to the Marysville community through her private studio and Trinity Lutheran School. She resides in Uptown Marysville with her two children, is currently singing with the Union County Singsations, and is thrilled to be joining the Red School of Music family.
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Artist in Residence, Red School of Music Bellefontaine | B.M. Music Education, Baldwin Wallace University
Nick is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, with a Bachelor in Music Education…
…where he gained rich musical experiences in collegiate choirs, orchestras, small ensembles, and private lessons.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Nick got his start performing in school musicals and playing cello in orchestras. He was a student of Regina Mushabac (cello) and Susan Wallin (voice).
He is a cellist, violinist, vocalist, and pianist, and has a background in many styles, including classical, musical theatre, fiddle, and pop. Nick is very passionate about sharing his musical interests and helping students to find their own musical path and reach their fullest potential!
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Artist in Residence, Red School of Music Bellefontaine | B.M. Music Education (Piano), Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
Lucy is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, earning her Bachelors in Music Education…
She is one of the Artists in Residence of the Bellefontaine RED studio, while also teaching through the Marysville studio.
She is a pianist, vocalist, guitarist and ukulelist, and enjoys exploring a wide variety of styles through all of these instruments, whether it be pop, classical, jazz, theatre, folk, etc!
Lucy is inspired daily by the inspiration and fellowship that she finds in teaching, and she loves to be able to share her passions and her gifts with her students!
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B.M. Vocal Performance, Ohio State University
Sarah Julien, a Columbus native, will be graduating in May of 2022 from The Ohio State University School of Music…
…with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. During her time at Ohio State, Sarah has had the privilege of studying privately with Dr. Katherine Rohrer, head of voice. She is also a member of The Ohio State Chorale under the direction of Dr. Robert Bode.
Both a teacher and an active performer, Sarah has enjoyed several operatic roles during her time at Ohio State, including Cherubino (cover) in Le Nozze di Figaro, Armalinde in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, and Doofey MacLaran in the modern opera Sweets by Kate. Sarah currently teaches voice and beginning piano to all ages at RED School of Music, and serves as a section leader and soloist at Bexley United Methodist Church.
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