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BM, Music Education
About Jonathan DeHart
Tenor and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan DeHart holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a
Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College as a voice primary. Versed equally in opera,
art song, musical theater, jazz, blues, pop, rock, and even punk, Jonathan can help you
discover and hone your voice in a healthy manner, for any style of singing. He possesses
thorough knowledge of singing mechanics and pedagogy, studying with renowned voice
scientist Dr. Kathy Price. [···]
Ceri Gerrish Fogarty
BM, MM Voice Performance
DMA Voice Performance
About Ceri Gerrish Fogarty
Dr. Ceri Gerish Fogarty boasts a number of performance credits from across the country. Favorite roles include La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Adele in Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Laetia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel.
BM, Voice Performance
Professional Chorister with WNO
About Darnell Roulhac
Tenor, Darnell T. Roulhac is a native of Washington DC where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He then went on to The Boston Conservatory where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Music. There he studied Vocal Performance under Thomas A. Gregg. Some of his performance credits include Gobin in La Rondine; Monostatos in Die Zauberflote;Ernest Diggle in Jerry Springer the Opera; Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette; and Peppe in Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci. [···]
BM, Voice Performance
MM, Opera Performance
About Laynee Woodward
Laynee Dell Woodward is passionate about performing and directs her love of music into her lessons. Laynee aims to help students achieve an academic understanding of music, while also keeping the learning environment fun, new, and exciting. Laynee encourages her students to appreciate and explore many different genres of music, and aims to optimize each student's individual musical talents.
Laynee's deep love of music started from a young age and grew into her career. Most recently, Ms. Woodward was employed by Salt Marsh Opera Company where she played the role of Clorinda in the company’s outreach opera, La Cenerentola. Laynee holds a Masters of Music from the University of Maryland, where she performed in numerous operas including Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Queen of The Night in Die Zauberflöte, Birdie in Regina, and many others. Laynee's performances have awarded her many recognitions including Winner of the 2014 Orchestra Omaha Young Artist Vocal Competition and First Place at Nebraska State N.A.T.S Competition in 2013. Having traveled to Germany, Austria, Sweden, Estonia, and Italy through different vocal programs, Laynee has studied with many well-known performers such as world-renowned mezzo-soprano, Vivica Genaux.
Greg Gu Wei
BM, Piano Performance
MM, Music Theory (in progress)
About Greg Gu Wei
Greg Gu Wei is a composer, pianist and music educator who strongly believes in the joy of leading a musical life, regardless of age. Originally from Singapore, he is a versatile musician and teacher whose musical influence derives from a wide array of styles and cultures.
As a pianist, Greg has performed with organizations such as the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band and World-in- Theatre for their concerts and productions. Greg holds a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College London (LTCL) with distinction in piano performance and is also an experienced accompanist for both instrumentalists and vocalists. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Music from King’s College London, where he also received the Purcell Prize and Sambrooke Exhibition in Music Prize for academic excellence. Most recently, Greg has been awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Theory Pedagogy and Composition in Peabody Conservatory (expected completion 2017).
As a composer, Greg's music has been performed internationally by major ensembles such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and at major festivals such as Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt in Germany.