Ethan Stauffer

PIANO, VOICE, GUITAR

Ethan Stauffer is a recent graduate of West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. Having been an avid musician his entire life, singing, playing guitar and piano, he decided to focus his study at WCU on the voice. There he took specific classes and lessons to learn pedagogy and teaching methods for vocal students and choirs of every age. While completing those studies he sang with the nationally recognized WCU Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. David P. Devenney, Sharp Eleven vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jane Wyss and played guitar in the Statesmen Jazz Ensemble under the direction of legendary jazz trumpet player John Swana (Charles Mingus Big Band). He's been playing guitar for over 10 years and studied under Grammy award winning jazz guitarist David Cullen. His goal as an educator is to spread the passion and love of music to younger generations in order to enrich their lives culturally and academically. Above all he strives to help everybody find the joy in music, whether it be through shared experience or self exploration.

 Alexis Adams

piano, voice, trumpet

Alexis is recent graduate of West Chester University with a major in Music Education and a minor in Special Education. Her primary instrument is piano, which she has been studying since she was 7 years old. Alexis also loves to sing and play the trumpet, which she has been doing since elementary school. She has held leadership positions in multiple high school ensembles as well as music groups at WCU. Alexis is an active member and leader in Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women that upholds high standards for music, professionalism, and service to the community. She is extremely passionate about teaching kids and has done so since she was 14 at her local church and homeless shelters. She has been teaching private piano lessons since she was 16. She is also the recorder instructor at Ferrwood Music Camp for children ages 6-10. Alexis is extremely excited to be sharing her love for music with children of all ages. Above all else, she wants to create a unique and enriching learning experience for every single student and help them reach their goals and love what they do.

John Kline

piano

Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, John began playing piano when he was five years old. After graduating from high school, John began studying at West Chester University, majoring in Piano Performance. While at WCU, he was selected in 2010 and 2011 to represent Pennsylvania in the MTNA Performance Competition divisional round. In addition, John performed with the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra in his senior year. John’s time at WCU was also extremely important to his growth as a teacher. He took numerous pedagogy classes and taught private lessons to students of varying ages.  

After graduating from WCU in 2013, John moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his Master’s degree in Piano Performance. While in Houston, John continued to perform, but also received a teaching assistantship that allowed him to instruct group piano classes to music majors as well as non-music majors. After receiving his Master of Music degree in December of 2014, John moved back to Pennsylvania, excited to continue his teaching and performing career. As a teacher, John wishes to share his love of music with his students, their families, and audience members alike.  

Music has so many possibilities in what it can do, and John wants to assist all of his students in achieving, through music, any goal they wish to reach.

Caitlin Hoffert

voice, piano, guitar

Caitlin currently attends West Chester University as a sophomore music education major, focusing on voice, with a minor in jazz studies. She has been involved wtih music ever since she joined her first choir in the 4th grade. Along the way, she has learned to play guitar and piano, continuing lessons into her collegiate career. 

Currently, Caitlin is a member of WCU's Mastersingers and is also the jazz vocalist for WCU's Criterions Jazz Ensemble and their Latin Jazz Ensemble. In the past, she has been involved with theater and has won awards as a jazz soloist, one of which allowed her to open for Musikfest in 2013, singing the national anthem as well as Doris Day's "Darn that Dream".

One of Caitlin's passions is performance. This past Fall, she worked for Windish Music & Productions, performing with a band at Hershey Park in the Dark, singing and playing the keytar. She also sings as the lead vocalist of a band local to her hometown, Meditation XVII, with which she enjoys writing music and performing.

However, a passion that she holds a bit nearer and dearer to her heart is teaching. Caitlin believes that music can sculpt an individual, both intellectually and emotionally, when practiced at any age. As an educator, she hopes to guide her students in this pursuit. 

As a member of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, her mantra is, "to study and practice the goodness of life, the beauty of art, the meaning of music".
He currently attends West Chester University as a Music Education major, focusing on many different instruments. He is studying under several professors who have performed in such prestigious groups as the Philadelphia POPS Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. 

Jonathan Colman

Guitar, bass, piano

Jonathan Colman has been writing, recording & performing music for the past 16 years, 4 of which he spent at Duquesne University earning his Jazz Performance degree. While a skilled Guitarist, his main voice is Electric Bass. His penchant for jazz-steeped improvisation carries over into his lessons, which focus on practical application of theory for reading music and beginning to write one's own, and gaining a deep understanding of the songs that inspire us to play in the first place. 

An avid performer, Jonathan plays in a slew of Philadelphia bands; most notably his avant-groove trio, Chen City & with electro-soul artist Kate Faust.

 

 

 

 

Crystal Brulato

PIANO, Woodwinds

Crystal Brulato is a graduate of West Chester University with a degree in saxophone music performance, and minors in music history and oboe. Crystal has studied saxophone performance and pedagogy with Dr. Greg Riley and oboe with Dr. Henry Grabb. In addition to her college experience, she has expanded her musical performance to include the clarinet with Dr. Stephanie Esposito and piano with Amy Murnane.

Crystal has performed in numerous pit orchestras and orchestras in Philadelphia and surrounding areas including Swarthmore’s Player’s Club and the Upper Darby Summer Stage. She currently performs in a local West Chester jazz band called Big Band Theory.

Crystal’s teaching style encompasses a combination of traditional technical studies such as scales and etudes for a strong foundation, as well as incorporating early music to modern music repertoire. Crystal tailors each lesson to meet the student's individual needs. She keeps music interesting and relevant in the students lives regardless of where their musical adventures may lead them.

Ian Sadock

piano, guitar

Ian Sadock has studied music for over 10 years and focuses on the outlets of performance, education, and composition. His first encounter with the piano occurred when he taught himself simple songs and melodies on his family’s antique grand piano, which they subsequently restored for his study. 

Ian received his early formal instruction through the Nelly Berman School of Music and private instruction throughout the greater Philadelphia region. At 15 years old, he won first place in the Nelly Berman 25th Anniversary Golden Key competition and performed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Philly’s Trocadero Theater. His studies have included a diverse spread of genres and techniques, spanning Jazz, Classical, Rock, Latin, Pop, Third Stream, and many others.

For 6 years, Ian studied at West Chester University towards a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance with a concentration in Piano and Jazz Studies while simultaneously studying Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry. He performs with the Criterions Big Band (WCU’s premier jazz ensemble), Latin Jazz Ensemble, Honors Jazz Combo, and has been featured as a soloist and accompanist in numerous student and graduate recitals. Additionally, Ian plays in the West Chester and Greater Philadelphia area with the Latin Jazz band which he co-founded, Habanero, as well as his own jazz quartet. His academic performances have been featured in many WCU publications and events, and his musical presence at several political events garnered the spotlight of the media.

Ian’s approach to music education is derived from passion and experience, where he incorporates a synergy of techniques learned through his formal and self- education as well as a fun and rigorous curriculum.

Katelyn Gallagher

Piano, Voice, Woodwind

Katelyn Gallagher is a Music Education major at West Chester University who has a passion for teaching students and creating music. Her primary instrument is saxophone, which she has been studying since age 9. She enjoys playing in various ensembles at WCU and explores the classical and jazz styles of saxophone performance. Katelyn also enjoys singing in university choir and playing the mellophone in the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band. 

Katelyn is an active member in the college community. She is a performer in several university ensembles and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women. She is also a member of Nafme Collegiate, a college music educators association. Katelyn also enjoys athletics, competing in intermural athletics and participating in charity athletic events. 

Her passion for teaching has blossomed through her various experiences creating music with students of all ages. Katelyn has been working with the Berwick Middle School band for 5 years and the Berwick High School Marching Ensemble for 2 years as a marching and music instructor. She volunteers at WCU with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Choir. She also works as a camp counselor at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. 

Katelyn wants to create a learning experience that sparks creativity and exploration in the art of music. She hopes to create brave spaces where students can express themselves freely through music and improvisation. Her goal is to express her own love of music with all her students through a unique learning experience that allows them to reach goals and create their own love of music.

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Devaney Ross

Piano, Voice

Devaney currently attends West Chester University where she is a Music Education major with a focus in voice and minor in piano. Her passion for music and singing started to grow when she was involved in her first musical at the age of 6. She was also interested in instruments at an early age, starting to play clarinet in 4th grade. She has been studying voice privately since she was 10 years old. In addition to being classically trained in voice, Devaney loves performing musical theatre, jazz, and modern pieces. 

At WCU, Devaney is a member of various ensembles including the nationally ranked Concert Choir, Recital Choir, Opera Theatre, Concert Band, and the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. She has been involved with marching band for 6 years, as she was a drum major in high school and continues to tech at band camps in her hometown of Reading, PA.  She is an active member of NAfME Collegiate, where she serves as secretary and attends the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference each year to take music education workshops with well-known professionals in music.  

Devaney believes that every child has the ability to be a musician. Creativity and and self expression in musical ideas at an early age can open so many doors intellectually and emotionally, and Devaney thinks it is important that her students experience this. She wants to be able to enlighten her students with the beauty and possibilities of music in any way that she can, and hopes to spread her passion and love for music unto every student she encounters. 

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Todd Zucker

piano


From Franklin Lakes, NJ, Todd has been playing piano since the age of six. His relationship with music has been extremely broad, playing in ensembles ranging from orchestras, wind ensembles, praise bands, jazz combos, and more. Although piano has always been his primary instrument, he has extensive experience in various other areas, including trumpet, guitar, banjo, and voice.  

In 2015, Todd Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition before relocating to West Chester University in order to get his Master's in Piano Performance. Todd has a wide variety of musical interests, and urges his students to discover their own unique passions and areas of expertise. His favorite artists include Béla Fleck, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Art Tatum. 

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Won Kim

Guitar, Piano, Voice

Won Kim 김원 is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, actor, choral conductor, and dancer. He started playing the cello at the age of six and began formal lessons at the age of seven. 

“Music was always in me,” he says. “Since my mother was a pianist, she would play classical music in the house all the time.”

Won was born in Incheon, South Korea, and later grew up in Philadelphia. In addition to cello, he picked up the guitar, piano, singing, and break dancing. Won graduated from North Penn High School in Pennsylvania and attended Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Won was the tenor voice section leader in the chamber choir of Manhattan School of Music and NY philharmonic under the guidance of Kent Tritle and Alan Gilbert. He was also the praise leader in Nakwon Presbyterian Church, tenor section leader at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Choir Conductor at the Korean United Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. 

Won brings a meaningful and philosophical approach to life and making music.

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Nolan Wible

Brass, Piano

Nolan currently attends West Chester University where he studies Trumpet Performance and Jazz under the direction of Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski and John Swana. Along with trumpet, Nolan also plays piano and a variety of other brass instruments.

His ambitions and love for many genres of music have led him to perform in many different venues over his young career. From big bands to orchestras to pop/rock groups, Nolan has done it. He has worked with respected artists like Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Sanabaria, and Sal Lozano. Nolan also works with local entertainment company Windish Music and Production, and leads his own local bands.

Educating and giving back are a large part of Nolan`s musical passions. He has worked with many local high schools and middle schools as a teaching assistant and has even written music for school ensembles. Nolan has been teaching privately for over 5 years. Having taught everyone from beginners to more advanced players, Nolan is always looking for new students to help further them along their musical journey.

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Kira Boros

Piano, voice

Kira Boros is a pianist, choral conductor, and church musician. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she holds a B.M. Piano Performance degree with an Emphasis in Choral Conducting from the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music as a student of Dr. Robert Mayerovitch. While at the univerisity, Kira studied with other pedagogues including Sungeun Kim, Nicole Keller, Joanne Uniatowski, Alex Hurd, and Jordan Saul. An active collaborative pianist, she performs regularly with instrumentalists and singers alike. Enthused by two-piano repertoire, she is one half a piano duo with Jeffrey Jaskolka, with repertoire including works by Debussy, Shostakovich, and J.S. Bach.

 Most recently Kira served as Director of Music at the United Methodist Church of Brook Park (Brook Park, Ohio), where her responsibilities included weekly choral rehearsals, biannual cantatas and concerts, collaborating with guest musicians and singers, and providing organ preludes and postludes each week.

In April 2016, Kira was commissioned by renowned organist Sándor Kádár for her arrangements, a program consisting of three Gregorian chants and several hymns. These works were performed in May 2016 in Woodbury, New Jersey, by an ensemble comprised of members from the Philadelphia Orchestra and singers from the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

An avid lover of choir and choral literature, Kira studied choral conducting as a student of Dr. Dirk Garner, Chair of the Conducting and Ensembles Department. She performed with the BW Motet and University choirs and previously, with the BW Treble Choir under Jordan Saul. As a member of the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival Choir, Kira sang J.S. Bach’s Passions and Brahms’ ‘”Ein Deutsches Requiem” as part of the oldest collegiate Bach Festival in the United States. She made her conducting debut in 2016 with the BW Treble Choir.

In July 2014, she participated with the Singing Angels in the Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival, sponsored by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. With the same choir, they earned a Silver Medal in the World Choir Games in 2012 (Cincinnati, OH).

At age 16, Kira was afforded her first church position at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Strongsville, OH), where she developed as cantor, section-leader, organist, and assistant choir director. This position allowed her to learn essential communication skills and leadership skills within a church environment, and it also taught her a great deal about liturgy and liturgical planning. She substituted in the Praise Team contemporary music ensemble and is fluent in traditional and contemporary styles of worship music. 

Kira is a senior at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. She studies with pedagogues including Robert Mayerovitch, Dirk Garner, Jordan Saul, Joanne Uniatowski, Sungeun Kim, and Nicole Keller. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in the spring of 2018.  

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Ashley Oros

flute, piano

Ashley Oros is a recent graduate of Temple University- Boyer College of Music where she earned her Bachelor in Music in Flute Performance under Mr. David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute of the Philadephia Orchestra, and Mrs. Prema Kesselman, ex-Principal Flute of the Santiago Philharmonic.

At Temple, Ashley performed with the Symphony Orchestra at the Lincoln Center of New York, as well as with the Opera Orchestra, Composers Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Orchestra and Wind Symphony. She has also performed in master classes with Marina Puccinini, Leone Buyse, Brad Garner, Göran Marcusson, Bonita Boyd, Alexa Still (ZAWA): Jill Felber & Claudia Andersen, Stephen Preston, and Lea Pearson among others. She has performed solos and participated in festivals in the United States, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Ashley teaches privately in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Previously she ran a flute studio at the International School Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. She is an advocate of the Alexander Technique and incorporates it into her lessons; she is working on becoming certified in the near future. She loves learning from her students and watching them grow in a healthy environment.

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Olivia Cox

Guitar, Piano, Voice

Olivia is a recent graduate of Immaculata University where she received a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. During her time at Immaculata she studied piano, guitar, and voice. Piano is her primary instrument, which she has been studying for about 14 years. 

Olivia says, “I teach because I have a great relationship with my original teacher and I want to inspire students the way he inspired me. I also teach because I don't want children to have any regrets about not learning an instrument. Music is not just part of my life, but part of my soul.” 

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Patrick O’Neill

Piano, Trumpet, Voice

Patrick is a senior at West Chester University studying Music Education. Patrick's primary instrument is piano, which he has played since he was 7 years old. Patrick is a member of the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra. Starting at age 12, Patrick has performed on the organ and piano at numerous churches and has played in numerous pit orchestras for musicals on piano and violin. Patrick started learning the violin at age 10 and has performed in numerous weddings and funerals, was selected for the PMEA District 11 Orchestra in 2015 and performed at the Kimmel Center with the WCU Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Patrick is also self-taught on the trumpet, starting at age 18, and has performed in various amounts of venues with the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.

Patrick believes that everyone has the potential to be the best they can be, especially when it comes to music. Patrick wants to make sure that every student has a unique experience in learning their instrument and to adjust each student's learning styles to get the best results out of their instrument.

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Jasmine Lee

Cello, Piano

Jasmine is a member of the Class of 2019 at the University of Delaware where she studies Cello with Dr. Lawrence Stomberg. She is getting a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education with an Instrumental concentration and a Theatre Studies Minor. 

Jasmine has a passion for the arts and theater and pursues these passions as an active member of the music and theater community at and around the University of Delaware. She has been a member of ten production staffs as Assistant Lighting Designer, Lighting Designer, Orchestrator, and Pit Director, of various productions of the Student Run Organization, the Harrington Theatre Arts Company. 

Jasmine has also performed in pit orchestras for local high school productions and local professional theater companies. Some of these productions include Mary Poppins and Not the Messiah (He is a Very Naughty Boy). 

Jasmine is also an active Sister of the women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, Eta Rho Chapter which actively works to provide service through music in the community. Some activities we have done for the community include performing in nursing homes and donating music technology such as iPods.

As a teacher with Greensleeves, Jasmine shares her cello and piano expertise and her passion for performance with clients throughout the area.

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Tracy Cheung

Piano, Voice

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tracy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in piano and composition. After teaching piano for almost 4 years, she recognized her passion and talents in singing and decided to pursue a Masters degree in Vocal Performance, graduating from West Chester University in May 2018. 

During her 2 years of graduate school, apart from being a voice student, she was also one of the accompanists at the University, accompanying singers in voice lessons, and also giving performances in masters classes and recitals. 

Tracy says, “The process of music learning can be difficult at times, but keep believing that you will taste the sweetness of satisfaction after all the bitter challenges." 
Teaching students piano and voice throughout the area, Tracy says, "I show great affinity to children of all ages, and I hope to walk with them in their musical journeys!”

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Ian McLaughlin

drums, guitar, piano

Hailing from Long Island, NY, Ian is currently enrolled at West Chester University where he is receiving his master’s degree in instrumental conducting. Ian attended SUNY Fredonia for his undergraduate degree where he studied music education. Specializing in percussion since the age of 4, he has performed in top ensembles at both universities in addition to performing in symphonic orchestras and theater pits throughout New York. While he specializes in percussion, Ian also has a strong passion for guitar and piano and has studied them for several years. During his undergraduate years he also had the pleasure of learning how to play numerous other instruments. 

Ian’s greatest passion is finding what it is about music that drives students to learn. He understands that all students learn at their own pace and wishes to see each of his students achieve happiness in learning and playing music.

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Sarah Holderith

Piano, Voice

Sarah attends West Chester University where she studies Music and Communications. Her main instrument is voice, though she also plays piano and enjoys accompanying herself in performance. Sarah sings in the West Chester University Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Opera Theatre. In the fall of 2017, Sarah led the founding of a performance club, “A Chorus Line Company”, that presents Broadway-style cabarets. Since then, the group has more than doubled in size, drawing singers from a variety of backgrounds. Sarah also participates in community theatre, as a performer and behind-the-scenes. She enjoys songwriting, poetry, and ultimate frisbee. 

Sarah’s love for the arts began as a child, but her focus on music did not begin until high school. Having started later in the game, Sarah truly believes that anyone can develop a beautiful voice. In teaching, she aims to incorporate a solid singing technique with storytelling in a fun, creative space. Sarah hopes to help her students discover the beauty and power of music in all aspects of life.

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Chloe Francis

Brass, Piano

Chloe currently attends West Chester University where she has double major in Music Education and Performance. 

Chloe's grandmother has been a music teacher for years and as a result, Chloe has been involved in music since she was a child. She took violin lessons for a short time at the age of three and then piano lessons for a few years at the age of seven. She's been playing the trumpet since she was eight years old and has also played other brass instruments throughout her career thus far. 

Chloe is a sister of WCU's chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, which is a professional woman's music fraternity that strives to further the development of music in local communities, across the country, and around the world.

Chloe has held several leadership positions in musical groups both in high school and during her career at West Chester including marching band section leader in high school and principal of her university's Wind Symphony. She's been a member of several of the university's outstanding ensembles, including the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and the Wind Ensemble.

Chloe says, "I love music because it's an opportunity to express an idea or emotions that sometimes can't be verbalized, which is such a beautiful thing. My teaching philosophy is that everyone has the potential to excel at music with the right support and encouragement. I'm beyond excited to show students the wonders that music holds in store for them."