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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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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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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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Taylor Halpern

Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Ukulele


Taylor is a graduate of Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor's of Music in Theory and Composition. During her time at Westminster, she studied voice and piano, as well as sang in the world renowned Westminster Symphonic Choir. With Symphonic Choir, she had the privilege of performing with the The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center under the direction of famous conductors such as Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Alan Gilbert.

In a less classical sense, Taylor also plays guitar, violin and ukulele. She played in folk-rock bands and has her own projects including a 5 track EP (available on all musical platforms) called "Beautiful Words". She also has done many rock choir shows- including the entirety of Kanye West 808's and Heartbreak album and a QUEEN tribute concert. She truly enjoys playing and teaching music from nearly every genre and category. She was also picked as one of the greater Philadelphia region's top singer/songwriters in 2018, and loves helping other young artists begin to write their own music.

Taylor has been teaching music for nearly 10 years now- and through her past experiences she has learned that every student learns in a different way (also known as the multiple intelligences theory). Once she is able to figure out which style of learning is best for you (i.e. auditory, visual, kinesthetic), she will use that method to create a successful approach to lessons. Taylor believes in finding and fueling what makes each student passionate about their chosen instrument and music.