The Community School of the Arts is blessed to have such a wide array of voice and instrumental talent. The CSA program would not be possible without the time and talents of these dedicated instructors! Please take a moment to browse their biographies and the areas they teach.


Brook Bennettcello
Jessica Bennettviolin
Lyn Buschertviolin & viola
Rafael Chávez y Morenoguitar
Matthias Stegmann, guitar
Kathleen Hollenberg, violin
Edward Randles, bass
Rosalyn Troianoviolin, viola, & Suzuki


Brook Bennett,
Jennings Adult Orchestra
Kyle Miller,
Youth Honors Concert Orchestra
Rosalyn Troiano,
Allegro Beginning String Ensemble

Vocal and Choir

Sandy Hill, voice & Shout For Joy
Kristin Kauffman, Rejoice choir
Marcia Yost, Sommo Voci


Rebecca Cartwright, flute/piccolo
Christopher French, clarinet & saxophone


Ashley Unruh, private lessons & ensemble

Brook Bennett, cello and Jennings Adult Orchestra

M.M. SUNY-Purchase

B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music 

Brook Bennett has served on CSA’s faculty since September 2004 as Suzuki cello instructor. A registered Suzuki teacher, Brook teaches beginning to advanced CSA cello students in both Suzuki and traditional methods. He also directs the Jennings Adult Orchestra, the CSA’s string ensemble for adults. Brook is currently associate principal cellist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Southwest Michigan 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 then, Jessica has taught many students of all ages and levels and currently plays first violin with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Rebecca Cartwright, flute/piccolo

M.M. Indiana University

B.A. Oral Roberts University

Rebecca Cartwright received her Master of Music Performance degree in Flute from the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana where she studied with former principal flutist of the London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Lloyd and former principal flutist of the Santa Fe Opera Company, Kathryn Lukas. She received a full music scholarship to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance from Oral Roberts University under the tutelage of Susan Klick, principal flutist of the Tulsa Philharmonic. Rebecca has played professionally in orchestras throughout Indiana including the Evansville Philharmonic, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and Indianapolis Symphony. Rebecca has eighteen years of teaching experience as a private flute instructor. She also has taught as an Associate Instructor of Flute at the Jacobs School of Music, and has taught as an Adjunct Flute Instructor at both Purdue University and Indiana State University.

Rafael Chávez y Moreno

B.A. Goshen College

Rafael Chávez y Moreno has taught guitar for almost 10 years at various music schools in the area. Rafael graduated from Goshen College in 2009 with a BA degree in Music Business and Technology. He is also an active performer, playing various musical styles in bands such as Kansas Bible Company, Lalo Cura and WIlson’s Reservoir. Rafael specializes in Jazz, Rock and Latin genres and enjoys instructing all levels.

Christopher French, woodwinds (clarinet/saxophone/flute)

M.M. Juilliard School

B.M. Juilliard School

A versatile instrumentalist, Chris French is an accomplished clarinetist, saxophonist, and flutist. He received B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School, and worked with traditional and modern jazz groups in New York City. In addition to teaching at Goshen College, Mr. French is also on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend and St. Mary’s College, and plays regularly with classical and jazz performing groups in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.

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 and Shout for Joy Children’s Choir

M.M. University of Texas at Austin

B.M.E. University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) 

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 performed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Elvehjem and has appeared in a variety of musical and operatic roles. She was chosen as an intern to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Internship Program at Penn State University with master teacher Jean Westerman Gregg. Sandy has taught voice with the CSA since 2003 and has directed Shout for Joy since 2008.  Shout for Joy has performed with the South Bend Symphony in Requiem of the Innocent by Jorge Muñiz and most recently with the Goshen High School choirs in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.

Kathleen Hollenberg, violin

M.M. College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati

B.M. College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati

Kathleen Barr Hollenberg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Violin Performance from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, studying with Jens Ellerman and Walter Levin; and then after graduation, with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She studied violin pedagogy with Eleanor Briccetti of the Indianapolis Symphony and Mimi Zweig, a specialist in the teaching of children at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. After moving to Elkhart County in 1984, Kathleen actively taught violin and provided leadership of the Goshen College Strings Preparatory Department. She also served as concertmaster of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and in 1986-87, she taught GC Professor Lon Sherer’s violin students during his sabbatical year.

Kristin Kauffman, Rejoice Children’s Choir

B.A. Goshen College

Kristin Kauffman is a graduate of Goshen College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. She served as Choral Director at Central Noble High School and Central Noble Middle School in Albion (Ind.) from 2000-2004. She has privately taught students from Penn-Harris-Madison and Concord Schools and currently teaches voice at Bethany Christian Schools. Kristin is an adjudicator with the Indiana State School Music Association, a guest song leader for area retreats and conferences, and a flute and soprano soloist. Kauffman has directed Rejoice since 2012.

Beverly Lapp, Piano Pedagogy Lab Program

EDD Columbia University Teachers College

M.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University

B.A. Goshen College

Dr. Beverly Lapp, Professor of Music and chair of the music department at Goshen College, runs the Goshen College Piano Pedagogy Lab Program with Dr. Mary Rose Norell. The PPLP partners beginning piano students with college students learning the art of pedagogy, featuring a combination of private lessons taught by college students and group lessons conducted by Dr. Norell, while Dr. Lapp leads the college course on the study of piano pedagogy. Previous experience with community music schools and leadership of the Goshen College Piano Preparatory Department led to a passion for the training of future piano teachers. Beverly serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and co-hosts the annual Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy.

Kyle Miller, Youth Honors Orchestra

B.A. Indiana State University

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Kyle Miller studied at Indiana State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He actively gives private violin and cello lessons in the Elkhart area, and he is also the Orchestra Director at Pierre Moran Middle School as well as the Assistant Director of Orchestras at Elkhart Central High School. Kyle is also a member of the American String Teacher’s Association and the Indiana Music Educator’s Association.

Luke Norell, piano

D.M. Indiana University

M.M. Indiana University

B.M. University of Northwestern (St. Paul MN)

A native of rural Minnesota, Luke Norell has concertized internationally as soloist and chamber musician. His prizes include first place awards in the Schubert Club Competition, the Minnesota MTNA Competition, and the Third Biennial Lee Piano Competition. Luke studied with André Watts at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, while teaching as an Associate Instructor, and working as the Accompanying Coordinator. During the summer, Dr. Norell teaches at the Young Artist World Piano Festival and the University of Northwestern Piano Institute.

Mary Rose Norell, piano, Piano Pedagogy Lab Program, and CSA Director

D.M. Northwestern University

M.M. Indiana University

B.M. Indiana University

A Goshen native, Mary Rose (Jordan) Norell began her piano studies under Marvin Blickenstaff in the Goshen College Piano Preparatory Department. She has developed a vibrant performance career at home and abroad, concertizing in Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall and Chicago’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, as well as at venues in Norway, England, Austria, Italy, and Lithuania. Active as a concerto soloist, Mary Rose has performed with ensembles such as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Northwestern Summer Orchestra, the Elkhart County Symphony, and the Maple City Chamber Orchestra. She frequently performs with her husband Luke as the Norell Piano Duo, and enjoys playing chamber music of all varieties. Passionate about outreach in classical music, she works as a Guest Artist for the Ravinia Festival’s “Reach*Teach*Play” program, giving interactive lecture-performances for children in inner-city Chicago Public Schools. Mary Rose currently serves as the CSA Director, and teaches piano lessons and group classes of the Piano Pedagogy Lab Program for the CSA.

Kathryn Schmidt, piano

D.M.A. University of British Columbia

Kathryn Schmidt, DMA, hails from Western Canada and has held teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, and Trinity Western University. She has taught piano and theory at Goshen College, as well as the Community School of the Arts since 2013. Kathryn has performed across western Canada, around the States, and here in Goshen, as well as with the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, the Mennonite Community Orchestra, The UBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Goshen College Orchestra. Kathryn is excited to perform with the Maple City Orchestra this term. Kathryn has taught privately since age 15, learning from her mom in her busy private studio. Kathryn is published in Clavier and American Music Teacher.

Matthias Stegmann, guitar

Matthias Stegmann was born in Münster, West Germany, where he began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. Mr. Stegmann also pursued graduate studies in Music History and Theory at Ohio University and earned a Master’s degree in classical guitar performance under the supervision of Clare Callahan at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Stegmann currently teaches guitar and audio production at Goshen College and guitar for the CSA.  He  also coordinates all recording activities at the GC Music Center.

Rosalyn Troiano, violin, viola and String Academy Director

D.M.A. Eastman School of Music

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.

Ashely Unruh, Orff-Schulwerk

B.A. Goshen College

Ashley Unruh teaches Orff-Schulwerk lessons for our diverse student needs. Along with working at the CSA, Ashley is also the music teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Goshen.

Kevin Vaughn, organ

M.A. Notre Dame University 

Kevin Vaughn is organ instructor for the Goshen College Music Department and the CSA. He is Director of Music and Organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. 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.

Marcia Yost, Sommo Voci

M.M. West Michigan University

B.M. University of Indianapolis

Learning the joy of music at a very young age, Marcia Yost continued her study of music throughout her school years performing in bands, choirs and orchestras.  She continued her passion for music by attending the University of Indianapolis where she received an undergraduate degree in Music Education.  She furthered her music training receiving a Master of Music degree from Western Michigan University.  In 1983, she accepted the position of Choral Director at Goshen High School where she has created a state and nationally recognized choral program. As Music Department Chairperson at Goshen High School, Yost has been instrumental in the growth of one of the finest high school music programs in the State. Since 2012, Marcia has served as Executive Director of the Music Center.