CVSM has a long-standing, professional faculty, many of which have
advanced degrees in music or the fine arts. Frequent feedback from students and
parents reflect the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the CVSM faculty
as they train, inspire and encourage their students.
percussion – B.S. Mu. Ed. IUP. Directed the string program in
the Tuscarora School District and retired after 34 years in public schools.
Performs with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Altoona Symphony, Mercersburg
Area Community Chorus and Orchestra, Hagerstown Municipal Band, and Ritma-Cordia, a cello-marimba duo. Former experience includes the Cumberland
Valley Chamber Players, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Maryland Lyric
Opera. He also does marimba programs for banquets, Civil War drumming, musical
shows, and percussion demonstrations. He has taught privately for over 30
violin, flute -
B.M. Mu Ed, Temple University, Flute Concentration
(2008). Certification in Orff-Schulwerk, George Mason University (2011) trained
with world-renowned Orff-Schulwerk practitioners, Donna Fleetwood, Jacqueline
Schrader, and Richard Layton. Currently pursuing a Masters of Education from
Wilson College. Teaches General Music (K-2) and Instrumental Music (5th Grade)
in the Greencastle-Antrim School District. Active member of Central
Presbyterian Church, performing with the Praise Band on Electric Bass and Violin
and also dancing with the Liturgical Dance Team. Professional organizations
include: American Orff-Schulwerk Association, National Association for Music
Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the National Education
– guitar, folk instruments. Studied guitar with Roy MacMichael. Steve
has played guitar, bass and harmonica in local area and regional bands for over
35 years, including Southwind, Center Alley, Dem Guise, Side Street, The
Toasters, Rudy and the Bluefish, and The Gospel Road Band (Nashville, TN). He
has performed at the Western Maryland Blues Fest and opened the concert for Phil
Keaggy at the Maryland Theater. Steve has taught children’s workshops at area
public schools and has taught privately for over 10 years. An experienced studio
musician in the tri-state area, he also does repairs and has experience building
and altering instruments. Steve is Praise and Worship team leader at the Body of
Christ Church in St. Thomas, PA.
voice- B.M. DePauw University; M.M. Florida State University. He was
chosen for the apprentice artist program of the Santa Fe Opera and was a
resident artist with the Orlando Opera Company. Keith continued his studies in
Rome, Italy and later with Carl Olsen of NYC. He has sung with COSI
Opera, Long Island, Manhattan Lyric Opera, Concert Opera Philadelphia and in
Harrisburg with Capitol Opera, the Choral Society, Open Stage, the
Opera Association and the Wednesday Club. Mr. Brant has sung many roles from
Opera, Operetta, and Broadway shows including Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi,
Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Pong in Turandot, the
Duke of Dunstable in Patience, Matt in The Fantastiks and Boyd in
The Big Bang. Keith has previously taught voice at Dickinson College.
degrees in music from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music,
Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music and Rice University. From 1989
until 2002, he was the cellist and general manager of the award winning Marian
Anderson String Quartet. He has performed at Alice Tully Hall, the Library of
Congress, the Corcoran Gallery, the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Gala and Good
Morning, America. He also served on the faculties of California State
University, Texas A&M University and Gettysburg College. Currently, he is the
cellist of the Camica Trio, conductor of the Mercersburg Academy String Ensemble
and serves as Visiting Instructor of Cello and Chamber.
Coleman, director, Summer Writing Workshop; Maggie-Kate is the
bookwriter and lyricist of “POP!” (music by Anna K. Jacobs), winner of 3
Connecticut Critics Circle Awards and recipient of 7 Helen Hayes Award
nominations. Actor Anthony Rapp (Mark from the original Broadway cast of “Rent)
recently starred as Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh’s City Theatre Company production
of “POP!. The rock musical has also been seen at the Yale Repertory Theatre and
DC’s Studio Theatre. Coleman’s other musicals include “From A Child”, “rainsong”,
and “Memento Mori”. She is currently collaborating on other theatrical
productions in New York City. Maggie-Kate is a graduate of Ithaca College,
received an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
and trained at the National Theater Institute at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
She lives in Brooklyn and is originally from Hagerstown, MD.
Suzuki piano, strings -
Mu Ed. West Chester University. M. Mu. Ed. from The Hartt School, University of
Hartford. Received Suzuki Teacher Training at various locations in the U.S. and
Canada. Music teacher in the Chambersburg Area School District. Organist and
Choir Director, Solomon’s U.C.C. She has performed extensively in the area as
an accompanist and soloist.
Mansfield University, Music Therapy. Studied rock guitar under David Levy and
classical guitar under Pablo Cohen and Matthew Slotkin. He has performed solo
works as well as ensemble pieces. Eric previously played electric guitar with
the rock band, the Shackeltons. The Shackeltons recorded a CD with Loveless
Records, Seattle, WA in 2007 and toured nationally. Eric is currently enrolled
in the music therapy graduate program at Shenandoah University.
Dallas Christian College. Private piano instructor in Texas, Illinois, Indiana,
West Virginia & Maryland for many years. Studied piano and piano pedagogy with
Mrs. Bruce, chair of the Indiana Piano Association. Worked as a church musician
and choir director and accompanist for many soloists.
Community Symphonic Band Director; Introduction to Music (Goretti).
B.S. in Mu. Ed
from Susquehanna University. Tim recently retired from the Chambersburg Area
School District after 37 years of service. He taught elementary music and
was the CASHS band director. Tim is an accomplished flutist and saxophonist
playing with the Hagerstown Municipal Band, the CVSM Jazz Quartet, Mercersburg
Community Chorus Orchestra, theater pit (Shippensburg University, Mercersburg
Academy and road shows), CVSM Big Band, Buzz Jones Big Band, Gettysburg Big
Band, CVSM jazz quartet, chamber and church ensembles
Tim has taught flute and sax privately for many years.
Gowing, piano -
Myrna began her formal music training
(piano) at the age of six. Her advanced musical education was achieved at the
University of Western Ontario in Canada and as a scholarship student at the
Royal Conservatory, University of Toronto where she received her degrees in
piano performance and pedagogy. Over the years, Myrna has founded three music
schools, (Toronto, Calgary and San Diego) while also maintaining a private piano
studio in each of those cities. She also continues to be a featured piano
soloist of both classical and sacred repertoire, and an accomplished accompanist
of individuals, ensembles and choirs. Additionally, Myrna is a renowned
children’s choir director, accompanist and clinician.
clarinet – B.S. Mu. Ed.
M. Mu Ed. Penn State. Retired from teaching instrumental music at the
Greencastle-Antrim School District. He has taught at CVSM since 1990. His
students have won over 15 Merit Awards at CVSM and have earned selections to
PMEA/MENC district, regional, state, and All-East bands and orchestras. He has
played with the Hagerstown Municipal Band, Harrisburg Concert Band and the
Potomac Symphony. He has also served as a music contest judge and adjudicator in the
- B.M. & M.M. in Piano Performance & Pedagogy both from Shenandoah Conservatory
of Music. Brian is currently finishing his internship for a Masters degree in
Music Therapy from Shenandoah. He has performed at numerous NYC venues
including The Gershwin Theatre, St. James Theatre, Schubert Theatre, Don't Tell
Mama's Cabaret & Circle in the Square Theatre School. He served as
accompanist in the national touring companies of: Jesus Christ Superstar and The
Secret Garden. He has accompanied Tony award winner Gretha Boston ar CVSM's
Benefit Gala in 2002 and frequently accompanies Washington Opera tenor, Corey
Evan Rotz. Professional memberships includes: Music Theacher's Nat'l Assoc., PA
Music Teachers Assoc.& Nat'l Federation of Music Clubs in Winchester, Va.
B.A. Indiana University of PA and M.M. Penn State. Co-founder of CVSM. Past
performance credits include the Pittsburgh Mendelssohn Chorus, the Shippensburg
Festival Chorus, Totem Pole Playhouse, guest artist on PSU’s Alumni, St. John’s
UCC, and St. Paul United Methodist Recital Series. She has been an instructor
of Music Appreciation at PSU, University Park and former director of the Wilson
College Choir. She is currently co-director of the Praise Team at 1st U M Church,
piano, accordion, Beginning Keyboard Class –
B. S. Liberty
University & Wilson College. M.S. in Education from Wilkes University. Further
studies at Shenandoah Music Conservatory and Westminster Choir College.
Certified Yamaha classroom instructor. Marie has accompanied various soloists,
groups and choirs and has been a church organist for many years. She was the
first teacher for several accomplished local pianists, including Brian Helman
and Kevin Gorman.
Hollen, voice, B.S. in Music Education from Millersville
University where she won the Carol Myers Music Educators Award. While attending
Millersville University, Gillian performed as a vocalist in the M.U. jazz
ensemble and the Crescent City Jazz Festival in New Orleans. Gillian
participates in Trinity Players where she played the role of Jo in “Little
Women-The Musical”, Peggy in “Godspell”, and Bella in “Rags”. Hollen is a
W.A.S.H.S. graduate and currently substitute teaches for the Waynesboro Area
string & electric bass, CVSM Community String Orchestra - B.S.
Mu. Ed. Susquehanna University, M.Mu Ed Penn State University. Retired after 30
years as string instructor and director of the Chambersburg Area School District
Symphony. Played upright bass with the Potomac Symphony, the Gettysburg College
Community Orchestra, and was principal bass for many years with the Shippensburg
College Community Orchestra. The current director of the CVSM String Orchestra,
he is also well known as the electric bassist with the CVSM Concert Jazz Band
and the CVSM Jazz Quartet.
Studied at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Winchester, VA with Elizabeth
Temple. Linda has taught private piano at various venues since 1979.
Performing experience includes principal accompanist for “The King’s Kids”, with
whom she toured throughout the tri-state area and participated in producing two
Suzuki Piano - B.S.
Valley College, Suzuki piano teacher training, teacher of piano for over 20
years (previously in Lancaster County and Eastern Mennonite University
Preparatory Dept. in VA), lower elementary music teacher at Shalom Christian
Academy, accompanist for CVSM Cumberbunds Children's Chorus, enjoys playing
piano and leading worship at Marion Mennonite Church.
*Lynda Kuckenbrod, harp - Lynda is a
certified clinical musician and vibro-acoustice harp therapy practitioner. As a
child and young adult she played classical violin, 6 and 12 string guitars and
also performed as a singer/songwriter. Lynda then discovered her passion for the
harp. She is a member of the Sound and Music Alliance and the International
Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. Lynda taught the folk harp for many years
in Huntington, PA before moving to our area. She performs bedside in hospitals,
nursing facilities and for hospice patients. Lynda is the owner of
MoonShadow Harp and Sound Therapy.
viola, violin –
BM, M Mus, Oberlin
Conservatory. Has performed on the violin for 6 years in the Chattanooga
Symphony, 8 years in the Milwaukee Civic Orchestra, lots of pit orchestra work
in Chattanooga and Milwaukee, many years in the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra,
the Millbush Orchestra, Mercersburg Chorus Orchestra, etc. Has taught violin at
the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Conn.; Glendale Public Schools in Milwaukee;
Milwaukee Public Schools, Wilson College; Dickinson College, and private
Matlock, guitar - Laurie has been performing locally as a
singer-songwriter for 20 years. She has experience performing and recording with
various musicians in South Central PA, and is a member of the local acoustic
group Soleil. Laurie also has experience as an educator, and has provided music
workshops for young people through the Chambersburg Council of the Arts ‘Arts
*M. Susan Matson,
Suzuki piano, Music Together –
B. M. Piano Performance, Peabody Conservatory. Suzuki teacher training with
Haruko Kataoka, co-founder of the Suzuki piano method, and others. Additional
training in early childhood musical development at the Center for Music & Young
Children. Guest clinician at Suzuki workshops, director of Greater Washington
Suzuki Piano Institute. Has taught in private schools, K-12, directed children’s
& youth choirs, and taught traditional piano. Performance experience includes
chamber music, instrumental & vocal accompanying, & solo performances.
piano, trumpet –
Ed Lebanon Valley College. Has taught music in the public school system,
elementary through Jr. High. She has been organist and pianist in various
churches and is former Director of Music, Trinity Lutheran Church. Currently
serves as pianist at Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church. Served as musical
director for many CCT productions, played trumpet and /or string bass in pit
orchestras & is the former accompanist for Towne Singers, who have made five European
* Mary McGinley,
(dance) Voice and Drama Camp, - Mary has
been active in musical and non-musical theatre as an actor, choreographer,
assistant director, and teacher with Walker Performing Arts, St. Maria Goretti
High School, CVSM, and The Capitol Theatre. She is also highly involved in
music performance, having studied voice with Paula Hepfer at CVSM and Megan
Monaghan at Muhlenberg College, where she participates in College Choir, Women's
Ensemble, Gospel Choir, and plays cymbals in the Pep Band.
Musikgarten, flute – B S Music Ed and B A Flute: Lebanon Valley College;
M Music Ed assistantship: Temple University, including special courses in early
childhood music with Dr. Beth Bolton; certified instructor for Musikgarten,
trained with Leilani Miranda; teaches middle school band and general music for
Washington County Public Schools; past member of the Frederick Flute Choir.
Heather has had
four articles published in 'Music Educators Journals.' She has received honors
including 'First Year Teacher Award,' 'First-Class Teacher Award,' and Finalist
for 2012 Washington County 'Teacher of the Year.' She is also a presenter and
presider for the Maryland Music Educators Association.
B.S. Mu. Ed. Clarion University. Director of the High School Band for the
Waynesboro Area School District and previously at Scotland School for Veterans
Children. Performance experience includes soloist for church & other community
events, and playing for various musicals in the pit orchestra.
College.Valerie has been a member of the CVSM faculty since 1992. Instructs piano to students of all ages and ability levels.
Performance experience includes extensive solo and choral accompanying, CCT, and
Totem Pole productions, CVSM Musicales and camps and TGIF concerts at the
Diane M. Miller, YMCA Sam's Camp choreographer, Zumba®, Zumbatonic®
instructor, Diane has had numerous years of dance training and teaching.
More recently trained to instruct Zumba® for both adults and children, she has
been certified since March of '09. As a professional dancer, Diane has worked
with a Canadian company and incorporated a dance/exercise business in NJ. In
addition to working with Sam's Kids, more recently she had opportunity to work
with the CASHS marching band. Diane is also the CVSM Director of Student
D. Miller, guitar, audio recording, Beginning Guitar Class – R.I.A.
Certified Recording Engineer, I.C.S. Electronics Engineering, Music study at
Montgomery College and H.J.C.
Computer Information Systems, Devry University.
Advanced theory and composition with C. Randall
Williams, Classical guitar study with Chris Anderson. Hundreds of copyrighted
compositions in various styles including pop, rock, jazz, and classical. He is
a member of the chamber duo, Duo Plaisir (classical flute and guitar) and the
Rock Group, Soulstice . He is the owner of M&M Recording Studio. visit Mark's website
Mitch Morrill - Guitar (acoustic/electric) BA Shippensburg. Having
performed regionally for the past 35 years as a singer / songwriter this
seasoned professional brings his own brand of guitar instruction to the table.
Hosting many open mic nights has also developed into performance tips such as;
proper mic technique, using a monitor, and performance preparation which Mitch
shares with his students in this holistic approach.
Snare drum, rudiments,
theory and multiple drum set styles.
Studied theory and basic composition with Virginia Rienoke, snare drum and
rhythm reading with John Crocken, and private lessons with Dennis Chambers &
Larry Bright. Edgar has been playing professionally in the mid Atlantic region
for more than thirty years with popular rock, jazz and variety acts, and had
stints with blues legend James Cotton and jazz great, Cyrus Chestnut. In recent
years Edgar has performed with local notables such as Maurice Arenas & Howard
Burns, and currently can be seen with the standard/funky BEAT JAZZ SOCIETY. The
plan for a new original album is in the works.
piano, Cumberbunds, Voice and Drama Camp –
Bachelor of Sacred Music, Baptist Bible College. Further study at Towson State,
Md. Accompanist for many area instrumental and vocal soloists. Served as
musical director for various children’s musical productions at CVSM and is the
Minister of Music at Hagerstown Bible Church.
guitar, It Rocks Camp –
Tresa has been
performing as a singer/songwriter for over twenty years. She has worked with
several local groups and as a solo performer, and currently plays with the
acoustic group Soleil. She also serves on her church Praise Team as a
guitarist and vocalist. She does occasional recording session work and is a
free-lance art and music instructor. Her goal as a teacher is to develop
and inspire her students’ creativity in making their own music and to help
develop aspiring Praise Team players.
B.A., M.M. Mu. Ed. University of Mass. Owns “The Band Shop” an instrument repair
business in Shippensburg. Taught public school music in Massachusetts for 10
years, served on the faculty of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA (1980-87) and
as Director of Bands at Shippensburg University for the 2000-2001 academic year.
Local performance experience includes The Harrisburg Concert Band, Harrisburg
Lyric Opera, Hagerstown Municipal Band, Allegheny Summer Music Festival and
various other brass ensembles. Currently director of The Carlisle Band, plays
tuba with the Cumberland Brass Quintet and with the Bandshop Brass Quintet.
drums - B.M.E., Shenandoah University. Potts teaches essential drumkit
styles and technique and rudimental snare drum technique. He has taught drums
for 18 years. Ragan studied drumkit with Bill Reichenbach in D.C. and later
toured and recorded with Atlantic recording artists The Clovers for nine years.
Potts performed extensively in Atlantic City casinos and is currently active in
several regional bands and emphasizes the skills necessary to ensure success in
any musical ensemble.
Reinert, piano - B.A. Elementary Education and Church Music from
Olivet Nazarene University. She has formerly taught Music Theory at Wilson
College, 4th grade at Cumberland Valley Christian School, and 1st Kids Chorus at
CVSM, where she has been a piano instructor for 13 years. She has served in a
variety of roles for 20 years at Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church
including worship leader, pianist, keyboardist, children's choir director and
choir accompanist. She currently teaches music at Montessori Academy.
Chambersburg native and Principle Artist with The Washington National Opera
since his debut in 1995, he has amassed over 400 performances with the company
where he regularly appears with the world’s greatest artists. Mentored by
Placido Domingo for over 15 years, Corey appeared along side Mr. Domingo in many
performances in Washington, DC and made debuts in Tokyo, Yokohama, Japan as well
as LA Opera. Concert appearances, including his Carnegie Hall debut, have taken
him from the East Room of the White House,The Supreme Court to the concert
halls, cathedrals and Opera Houses of Europe. Locally, he has performed in many
of CVSM’s Musicale series, Galas and has organized and produced many concerts
including a benefit concert to establish The Margaret Weeks Voice
Scholarship. Experienced in a wide range of musical styles, and with students
of all ages, he is in demand as a coach and consultant.
* Emily Sanders,
violin - BS in Music Education at Elizabethtown College. Has performed
with the CVSM String Orchestra, the I.U.P. Symphony Orchestra, and the
Elizabethtown College Orchestra. As a vocal performer she played the part of
Peggy in CCT’s production of Godspell. She is an alumnus of CVSM, having
studied with Terry Losee (violin) and Margaret Weeks (voice).
*Gabrielle Sanfilippo, voice, violin-Bachelor's
of Music Education from Cedarville University. While in attendance she studied
voice with Mark Spencer and was a member of the Cedarville University Women's
Choir and played flute in the Cedarville Symphonic Band. Gabrielle completed her
student teaching requirement at St Alban's College-a highly ranked all boys high
school in Pretoria South Africa. She has been involved with CVSM since a young
age, taking private lessons in voice, violin, flute, cello, and piano, as well
as participating in several of the summer camps offered. Gabrielle was the
Choral Director for Youth Arts Initiative, a collaboration with the Chambersburg
Area School District, Spring 2012.
– BS Music Ed, West Chester University, MME, Shenandoah University, M. Ed.,
Wilkes University. String teacher with the Chambersburg Area School District
and Director of the CASD Symphony. Principal 2nd violinist with the
Shippensburg University Community Orchestra, she also performs with the
Shippensburg Festival Chamber Orchestra, and the Mercersburg Chorus Orchestra.
– B.A. Mu Ed, Point Loma College. He has served as pianist, organist,
vocalist, and choral director in numerous churches for over 40 years. As both
vocalist and pianist, he has served as soloist for numerous weddings and
funerals. He has appeared in lead roles and directed many musicals, and sang
with the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Currently he is choir director and organist
at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, PA.
visit David Shearer's
Acting and Theatre Improv Classes; Musical Theater Class (Goretti); Director
of Fall Play and Spring Musical (Goretti); -studied theater and drama at
Bucknell University. He is an adjunct instructor in Theater at Wilson College,
and has taught acting and improvisational theater courses for CVSM for a number
of years, including Young Actor’s Workshops, Acting Improv, Voice & Drama
Camp, Showstoppers Musical Theater Camp, and Shakespeare Camp. He
has been active for over 25 years as an actor and director with various area
theater groups, most notably with Chambersburg Community Theater and the
flute, saxophone, clarinet, New Horizons Band –
B.S. Mu. Ed., Wilkes College. M.M. Mu. Ed., Eastman School of Music. He majored
in flute and clarinet at both Wilkes and Eastman and has studied with William
Gasbarro, William Osseck, and Joseph Mariano. He taught 34 years with the Big
Spring School District, serving 18 years as department chair and 14 years as the
high school band director. He was elected to the Big Spring High School “Wall of
Fame” in May 2003. He has taught privately since 1964 and given lessons to many
district and regional band students. Currently, he plays clarinet with the
Dickinson College Band, the Hershey Symphony, the CVSM Community Symphonic Band,
the Harrisburg Concert Band, Center Stage Opera and saxophone with the Craig
Sunday Jazz Orchestra. He led and conducted the PA Ambassadors of Music Wind
Ensemble on a European Tour in June 2006. He now directs the Shippensburg, PA
Stahl, YMCA Sam’s Music Camp Director – B.S. Music Education & B.A.
Vocal Performance, Lebanon Valley College; Masters of Music Education,
Shenandoah University. Beth is the Director of Choral Music at the Chambersburg
Area Senior High School including Glee Club, Choristers, and Esquires. Beth
frequently performs at church and in the community.
piano - B.S. in Piano Performance from Frostburg State University. A
private piano instructor since 1980 in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has
taught grades 1-12 music classes, served as a choir and dinner theatre director
at several private schools. She has been a piano accompanist for various
soloists including an alumni performance at Frostburg State in 2004. She has
toured as a singer with Festival of Praise Singers and Band and
has served as a church musician as accompanist, vocalist, choir director,
praise team leader at various churches for 20 years.
Stotelmyer, violin – B.S.
Mu. Ed, Frostburg State College, private teachers include Wm Haratounian
of The National Symphony, John Eaken and Norman Nunamaker.. Currently
Concertmaster for Mercersburg Community Chorus/Orchestra, former Principal 2nd
Violin in the MD Symphony Orchestra, former Concertmaster of Millbrook Orchestra
and Frederick Community Orchestra. Recently (Spring 2012) was Concertmaster for
Shippensburg University Orchestra. Has over 30 years experience in private
teaching, 14 years in public school teaching and recently has had students in PA
District, Regional and State orchestras, as well as for the National Symphony's
Orchestra Institute in June.
Several of her students have been
merit Scholarship winners.
B.M. Piano Performance, Houghton College. M.M. in Voice Performance, Westminster
Choir College of Ryder University. Solo performing experience in voice in the
greater NY, Phila. and Gettysburg areas. Recently sang the Mother role in
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) with Center Stage Opera. Has performed with the
Westminster Choir at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center under conductors Leonard
Bernstein and Richardo Muti. Also teaches voice and piano at Mt. St. Mary’s
University in Maryland. Experienced teaching all ages, emphasizing the
fundamentals as a springboard for advancement.
flute, piano –
B.M. University of Alabama. M.M. Bowling Green State University. Five-year
tenure on the faculty of BGSU and administrator for BGSU’s MidAmerican Center
for contemporary music. An active flutist and piano accompanist, she has
performed as a soloist and chamber musician on a variety of venues nationally.
Has worked with composers throughout the U.S. as a specialist in the performance
of contemporary music. Active with the Nat’l Flute Assn. Studied with Sheryl
Cohen and Judith Bentley, has participated in the master classes of Jean Pierre
Rampal, Alain Marion and Samuel Baron. A former faculty member of Wilson College
and Dickinson College. A certified public school teacher in PA & OH, she
currently teaches with CASD and is a reader for the AP National Music Theory
Exams administered through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). She
also directs the flute choir at Shippensburg University.
voice - BFA Carnegie-Mellon
University, MM Shenandoah University. Elisabeth’s passion and artistry have
charmed audiences abroad and in the United States. Her versatility is evident in
the diverse roles she has performed, comic to dramatic: from Musetta (La
Bohème) and Anna Glawari (The Merry Widow) to the Queen of the Night
(The Magic Flute) and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). She has
sung with the Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington D.C., Atlantic
Coast Opera Festival, Harrisburg Opera, New Opera Festival of Rome, and Gotham
Chamber Opera. Ms. Turchi’s numerous concert engagements include Handel’s
Messiah at Massachusetts’ Mechanics Hall and a European tour of Haydn’s
Creation. For more information, please visit her website at
www.ElisabethTurchi.com. Lisa is a proud CVSM alumna and former student of
Voice, Piano, Trumpet, & French horn lessons -BS in
Music Education, Piano and Voice Major and French horn Minor, Towson University,
MS in Curriculum and Instruction, McDaniel College, holds a current Advanced
Professional Maryland Educator Certificate, a retired Choral and Instrumental
music teacher in the Washington County Public Schools. Since 1995, is employed
by Performance Learning Systems to teach graduate level education courses for
McDaniel and Wilkes University, including Differentiated Instruction for
Today’s Classroom, Purposeful Learning through the Multiple Intelligences, and
Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners. She also
teaches PLS online courses including Effective Classroom Management,
Multiple Intelligence, and Infusing Arts across the Curriculum for Drexel
and Wilkes U, Marygrove & Rockford Colleges (IL), and The College of New Jersey.
She has also led church choirs and taught private lessons in piano, voice,
trumpet, and French horn.
- B.S. El. Ed. with music minor, Keuka College, NY. M. Ed. Shippensburg
University. Susan has taught for 39 years in the education field, at all grade
levels, pre-school through college. She also taught the gifted seminar program
in the Chambersburg Area School District in Grades 3-7. She has always
incorporated music in all facets of her creative teaching. She has been a CVSM
faculty member for 23 years since the opening of the school in 1990. She
initially developed and continues to teach the Preschool and Kindergarten Music
Program at CVSM. She has also served on the CVSM Board of Directors. She has
been an adjunct professor of education for Wilson College for 18 years,
supervising the Wilson College student teachers in the Education Department. She
is a member of the CASD Pre-School Collaboration Team and the National
Association of the Education of Young Children. She was a former private piano
teacher, former member of the Harrisburg Choral Society, and former member of
the Grantham Oratorio Society.
wrote and published her first book for children and hopes to complete this
series of 4 books with her illustrator, Cathi Dentler, this coming year.