M.M Voice Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory | B.M. Voice Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
Sarah Jeric is a soprano hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Undergraduate Degree in voice performance from Middle Tennessee State University where...
...she studied under Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer and her Masters in Music in voice performance from Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied under Nancy Gustafson. As a performer, she has received various awards and recognitions including 2013 Outstanding Vocalist from the MTSU Music Department, Finalist in the Orpheus National Competition, First Place in the Graduate Voice category of the Shenandoah Conservatory Soloist Competition, and received her first international win in January of 2019 at the Inner Mongolia International Classical Music Competition in China. She has performed individually for two celebrations honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She performed with the Nashville Opera for two seasons, as well as the MTSU Opera, the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, the Shenandoah Conservatory Opera, the Nicholls State University Opera, and the Chautauqua Institute, where she studied under the tutelage of Marlena Malas (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute).
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D.M. Musical Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory | Master of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance | B.M. Kent State University
Pianist Richard Jeric is a dynamic soloist, avid collaborator, and committed educator...
Noted for his “colorful and flawless” performances, he has performed internationally in China, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, and Poland as well as nationally in Aspen, Cleveland, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. Richard has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Kent State University Orchestra, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Medical Arts Symphony Orchestra, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and UMKC Conservatory Orchestra. His numerous awards and recognitions include the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition in Missouri, the Naftzger Piano Award in Wichita, Kansas, and the Artist Presentation Society Auditions in St. Louis. Richard had the high honor to perform for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Having a special affinity for collaborating with vocalists in operatic and art song literature, he has worked with pianists Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Ken Noda and vocalists Renée Fleming, Nancy Gustafson, Marilyn Horne, Karita Mattila, and Deborah Voigt. A highlight of Richard’s ever-evolving career was performing at Carnegie Hall as part of the final year of The Song Continues, a series of master classes and performances founded by the legendary Marilyn Horne. A proponent of new music, Richard has worked with noted American composers Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, and John Musto. He performed with other members of the UMKC Conservatory as part of the 2014 Beijing Modern Music.
As an educator, Richard has presented performances and master classes at various universities around the country. He also performs and teaches at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. He is a frequent adjudicator for competitions and festivals. To celebrate the 250th year of Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard spearheaded the Beethoven 250 Series at Nicholls State University where he was on faculty. This eight-concert series presented the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas featuring faculty and guest artists from around the world. Richard was awarded the honor of Distinguished Membership as a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota for his contribution to the arts. He cherishes his time working with the next generation of musicians.
Richard received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with internationally-renowned pianist John O’Conor at Shenandoah Conservatory, his Artist Certificate and Master of Music degree under the esteemed tutelage of Robert Weirich at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and his Bachelor of Music degree under Jerry Wong at Kent State University. Richard currently resides in Marysville, Ohio with his wife and soprano Sarah along with their daughter Lydia.
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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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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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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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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!