Shelby Deron has been hard at work since starting at Gettysburg College this fall. Her first year seminar, Mind Body Music, has been her favorite class thus far and she's learned about deliberate practice techniques and how to get into your own flow state.She has her first performance coming up which will be her first since the last recital with Burns Vocal Studio. She will be auditioning for an a cappella group second semester, is missing vocal lessons on the daily, and can’t wait to continue studying over the summer!
Suz Eggert is a sophomore in Gordon College’s music department. She has been writing music and performing it at various venues. She is working as a music intern in Gordon’s chapel office, planning and coordinating music events. She sings and plays in a worship band on campus, as well as a separate one at her church. Her summer plans are still to-be-determined, but she is applying for internships. Her band will also be touring New England, ending at the Soulfest music festival in New Hampshire.
Marianne Grossmann is currently a first year at Sarah Lawrence College studying theatre and dance. She was a dancer in a student choreographed show in her first semester and is looking forward to performing as a part of the ensemble of "Head Over Heels" in March! This past Summer she made her professional debut as 'Lisa' in Penobscot Theatre Company's high-energy production of "Mamma Mia!"
Nick Parker is currently a sophomore at Wesleyan University, where he is planning to major in music and Italian. At school, Nick is in two a cappella groups, the Wesleyan Spirits and Notably Sharp. He is also music directing the show Nine this coming semester, as well as music directing a student written show called Time Again. He and his friend are additionally working on writing their own show at Wesleyan. In the summer, Nick performs with an a cappella group called the Vineyard Sound, which has its 2019 album, Welcome Home, coming out soon.
Vineyard Sound 2019: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PSA5wzg1zkk
Alex Ross is attending Brandeis University and is completing a double major in Music with a concentration in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance and Business. He is a part of the Brandeis Chamber Singers, the advanced choir on campus who has toured parts of Europe; and Brandeis Voicemale, the all-male, award winning a capella group on campus. In the next year, the group will be releasing an album which he has a solo on and will be touring Canada. He has been in three productions at Brandeis: Mamma Mia! The Musical, Oy!, and Little Women: The Musical. When not singing or acting, Alex plays on the club soccer team. When he is home, he also performs with ensembles from his alma mater, Hampden Academy and has worked with Penobscot Theatre Company.
Bridget Saunders is a first year student at Salem State University, where she studies theatre with a concentration in performance. She plans to add a minor in vocal performance to her curriculum next year. She recently performed in “Gunplay: A Play About America” by Frank Huygens and is currently working on a staged reading of “O Beautifuk” by Theresa Rebeck.
Chana Wingard is a freshman at the University of Southern Maine studying Musical Theatre. In the past, she has performed in shows such as Into The Woods, Legally Blonde, Rent, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Orono High School and has attended Stagedoor Manor twice. She just closed A Sondheim Birthday Bash at USM and is currently doing Dear Edwina there.