Guitar, Piano, Voice
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.
Ethan's 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.
piano, voice, trumpet
Alexis is a Music Education major at West Chester University with 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.
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".
Flute, guitar, piano, Voice
Amanda has been a musician all of her life. From the age of five she started to take piano lessons and that is when she fell in love with music. This led her to learn any instrument she could get her hands on!
Amanda's passion led her to start studying music education at West Chester University. After 2.5 years, she decided she was interested in learning about music's therapeutic qualities. She is currently enrolled at both WCU and Immaculata University studying Music Therapy.
Amanda believes that every child can learn to be musical and she strives to provide individual instruction that caters to the students' needs.
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.
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.
Guitar, Piano, Voice
Janna is a Junior Music Education major at West Chester University. She studies voice with Dr. Emily Bullock and plans on graduating in 2019. Originally from New Jersey, Janna grew up working in choirs, orchestras, and theater companies since middle school. She has been a Resident Company Member of Music Mountain Theater Company in Lambertville, NJ since 2014.
Ms. Collins recently accepted a position at the Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE as a soprano section member.
Ms. Collins believes that EVERY student has the ability to learn an instrument or learn how to sing; and that everyone learns at their own place. Every person is unique and should be treated as such.
She believes that the more comfortable and encouraged the student is, the better musician they'll be and the more fun they'll have learning.
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.