The Community School of the Arts Choirs are now scheduling auditions for new members in the 2013-2014 ensembles for children in grades 3-12 who love to sing.
Anna Bauer, Piano – M.M. Fresno Pacific University, Nuremberg Music Conservatory (Germany).
Anna Bauer has been on the faculty of the Goshen College Community School of the Arts since 2005, and has both taught in and directed CSA’s piano program. Anna teaches students of all levels, and is fluent in Russian, German and English languages. She is active as an accompanist and has assisted the Goshen College Music Department in its annual Piano Workshop and Academy.
Brook Bennett, Cello – M.M. SUNY-Purchase, B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music.
Brook Bennett has served on CSA’s faculty since September 2004 as cello instructor. A registered Suzuki teacher, Brook teaches beginning to advanced CSA students in both Suzuki and traditional methods. He also directs the New Horizons String Orchestra, CSA’s string ensemble for adults. Active as a performer in the Goshen and surrounding community, Brook is also a cellist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.
Jessica Bennett, Violin – B.A. Goshen College.
Jessica Bennett began her violin study at age 6 in the Goshen College string preparatory program (forerunner of CSA). She studied violin through high school and college, and as a GC student was a winner in the music department’s annual Concerto Aria Competition in 2000. Since that time, Jessica has taught many students of all ages and levels, and in 2009 she was appointed to the first violin section of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. This fall she will add CSA violin teaching to her professional appointments.
Lyn Buschert, Violin, Viola – B.A. Goshen College.
Lyn Buschert has been teaching in the Goshen College CSA string program since 2003. Along with teaching, she is active as a church musician, and enjoys performing as s a member of local orchestras and smaller ensembles, including Maple City Chamber Orchestra and Elkhart County Symphony.
Kent Dutchersmith graduated from Goshen College in 1990 and received his masters in music education from Anderson University in 2010. He is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, a holistic and experiential approach to teaching children general music. Kent has 15 years teaching experience, 12 of which are in the Goshen Schools and 10 years of experience teaching elementary general music, and also performs with several area bands. Currently he teaches music at Model Elementary School in Goshen.
Manica Gentry, Piano – Performer’s Certificate, Trinity College of Music, London (Thailand).
Manica Gentry has taught piano lessons to students through the CSA since 2004. Before that time she taught applied piano to students from grades 3 through 8 at Trinity College of Music and Royal School of Music (Thailand), and was also a piano teacher at St. Joseph Convent School and the Progress School in Thailand.
Sandy Hill, Voice, Shout for Joy Children’s Choir – M.M. University of Texas at Austin.
Coloratura soprano Sandy Hill has taught private vocal instruction in the Goshen community since moving here with her family in 1999, and before that at the Wausau Conservatory of Music (Wis.). Sandy has taught voice with the Community School of the Arts since 2003 and has directed Shout for Joy Children’s Choir since 2008.
Rebecca Hovan, Flute, CSA Flute Choir – M.M. North Texas University, B.M. Middle Tennessee State.
Rebecca Hovan teaches flute to intermediate through advanced students through the CSA and is also a music faculty member at Goshen College and Indiana University-South Bend. Rebecca has served as Chair of the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee and is co-author of the Blocki Flute Method. She also actively performs as soloist and in community ensembles.
Kristin Kauffman, Rejoice Children’s Choir, B.A. Goshen College.
Kristin Kauffman is director for Rejoice Children’s Choir. A soprano, Kauffman has taught private voice to students in the Penn-Harris-Madison, Concord, and Goshen school districts, as well as at Bethany Christian Schools. She was vocal music teacher at Central Noble High School and Central Noble Middle School in Albion, IN from 2000-2004.
Anne Lehman, Piano – B.A. Goshen College.
Anne Lehman began teaching in the piano preparatory program (forerunner of CSA) as a student intern at Goshen College. As a GC student, she was a winner in the music department’s annual Concerto Aria Competition in 2002. Anne graduated with a major in psychology and a minor in piano pedagogy in 2003, and began teaching piano with CSA again in 2007. Anne is active in music at her church.
Rosalyn Troiano, Violin, Viola and String Academy Director – D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, Rochester (NY).
Rosalyn Troiano has directed CSA’s string program since 2004. Having worked as teaching assistant to Eastman professor of viola George Taylor, she currently serves as lead instructor of CSA’s viola and violin students of all levels and ages, and directs the school’s Allegro and Vivace string ensembles for beginning and intermediate players. A certified Suzuki instructor, Rosalyn also leads CSA’s active Suzuki program in private and group instruction.
Nayo Ulloa, Voice, Guitar – M.A. San José State Univ. (Calif.).
Nayo Ulloa has 20+ years experience teaching music, including lessons in voice, guitar, Andean flutes, and children’s classes. A native of Peru, Nayo lived in California for 30 years and has recently relocated to Goshen with his family. In addition to teaching music, Nayo is a composer and experienced performer. www.nayoulloa.com
Kevin Vaughn, Organ – M.A. Notre Dame Univ.
Kevin Vaughn is organ instructor for the Goshen College Music Department and the CSA. He is Director of Music and Organist at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elkhart. Kevin currently serves as Dean of the St. Joseph Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Church Music Association of America.
Beth Wheeler, Flute – B.A. Goshen College.
Beth Wheeler has taught flute since 2006, and began with CSA in 2008. She has studied flute and flute pedagogy with GC professor Rebecca Hovan. She has also played with various community ensembles, including the Sagwa Valley and Goshen College flute choirs.
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