Antony Bauer, Jazz Ensemble
Anthony Bauer studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was in the saxophone studio of Les Thimmig and majored in Music Education. In Madison, his teachers also included saxophonist and flutist Hanah Jon Taylor and jazz legend Richard Davis.
He has performed regularly in jazz, blues and salsa groups throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest as well as in the country of Chile, where he resided from 2010 to 2012.
He currently plays with the salsa group Orquesta MAS – Madison All-Stars as well as the Latin American Alternative group Los Chechos of Madison. Anthony has performed with professional groups playing a wide range of music in a wide range of locales including the following: the Red Quartet (Jazz - Madison), Actual Quintet (Jazz - Madison), Immigre (Afro-beat - Madison), Alberto Alabedra & Noemi Suarez (Flamenco – New York), Alo Blues Trio (Blues - Chile); Alvaro Gonzalez Duo (Blues/Jazz - Chile); Rossana Saavedra (Jazz - Chile); Grupo BeatJazz (Jazz - Chile).
Dr. Dylan Chmura-Moore, Euphonium and Trombone
Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore, D.M.A., is a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, and has recently performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Isthmus Brass. Notable international solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. He can be heard on Mode, Summit, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, and the Accentus record label. His solo album, Flag, was recently released by Peer 2 Records. Recently Dr. Chmura-Moore has been appointed as a Music Director of the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. Previously, Dr. Chmura-Moore studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two Master of Music degrees, one in trombone, and the other in conducting. Upon graduation, Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. Dr. Chmura-Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.
For more information about Dr. Chmura-Moore, visit his website: www.dylanchmuramoore.com
Dr. Kristen DiNinno, Voice
Mezzo-soprano Kristen DiNinno, Applied Voice Instructor, has developed a reputation as a versatile performer, singing music from the baroque era through modern, including musical theatre. Kristen’s focus for her doctoral studies at The University of Michigan was on repertoire of the baroque era and female composers. DiNinno has worked with such companies such as Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Florentine Opera, and Skylight Musical Theater. Productions included Dead Man Walking, La fanciulla del West, La Cenerentola, Carmen, Albert Herring, West Side Story, La rondine, Don Giovanni, Hydrogen Jukebox, and more. DiNinno was a Third Prize winner of the Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition.
DiNinno received her Bachelor of Music at Otterbein University which included a dance minor, her Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Michigan. Other teaching posts include First Stage Children’s Theater, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Florentine Opera, The University of Michigan, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Carroll University.
Sandra Eithun, Handbell Ensemble
Sandra Eithun is a graduate of Holy Family College in in Manitowoc, WI, with an emphasis in the Kodály teaching method, keyboard, and flute. She currently resides in Appleton, WI, and has been serving as Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational United Church of Christ in New London, WI since 1992. At her church, Sandra is the director of three handbell choirs, serves as choral accompanist, and organist/keyboardist. She is the director of the Silver Lake College Handbell Ensemble, an active member of the Handbell Musicians of America, and has served on their Area VII Board of Directors. She has been commissioned to write music for many events and for numerous individual handbell ensembles. Most recently, she received the honor of being given the esteemed Donald E. Allured Original Composition Award for the 2020 Week of Handbells in Bay View, MI. She has over 350 pieces for handbells in publication as well as several sacred keyboard books and teaching collections for the incorporation of handbells in the music classroom. In 2013, Sandra had the honor of working alongside Doc Severinsen and the Fox Valley Symphony to include handbells in his holiday show, “Jingle Bell Doc” at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI. She continues to work as a handbell clinician and conductor at numerous festivals and workshops throughout the United States.
DR. William HAMPTON, M.M., B.A., Trumpet
Dr. Bill Hampton has been adjunct faculty for trumpet performance at Holy Family College in Manitowoc since fall 2014.
Hampton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in honoribus in trumpet performance degree from Northern State University where he studied with Jay Coble. He completed a Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University, where he studied and served as a graduate assistant under the instruction of Joe Phelps. While at Appalachian State, he authored two trumpet method books: "High Brass Methods: A 7-Week Course for Trumpet" and "Major & Minor Sound Exercises in All Keys."
Following graduate school, Hampton matriculated to medical school in the Chicago area where he continued to perform with various orchestras, brass ensembles and as a trumpet soloist. He was the brass ensemble director for Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church for five years. He also played repiano cornet with the North American Brass Band Association’s six-time National Champion Illinois Brass Band. While living in the Chicago area, he performed at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. Hampton was a soloist for Holy Family Memorial’s Music from the Heart and presently plays trumpet with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed as a soloist with the Holy Family Wind Ensemble.
Hampton is an emergency physician at Holy Family Memorial. He also is clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine and clinical assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill. He lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of emergency medicine topics for diverse audiences.
In addition to his music activities, Hampton teaches yoga. He is married with four children — the oldest in college and the youngest twin preschoolers.
Jonathan Kim, Director of Choral Activities
Jonathan Kim is the director of choral activities at Holy Family College. He has studied under Dr. Bruce Chamberlain from the University of Arizona where he is completing his DMA in Choral Conducting. He also studied under Dr. Carmen Tellez, Dr. Tom Merrill, and Dr. Nancy Menk from the University of Notre Dame where he earned his MSM in Choral Conducting. His BM is in Vocal Performance and has studied voice with Patrick Goeser, Dr. Andrew Stuckey, Dr. Stephen Lancaster. Mr. Kim has conducted choirs at the collegiate and high school levels, and various community choirs, opera choruses and professional choirs, such as the Grammy-nominated, True Concord: Voices & Orchestra. Internationally, Mr. Kim has conducted performances at the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy, and Stara Zagora State Opera House in Bulgaria. He also maintains a professional vocal career. Mr. Kim has sung with Opera Pacific, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as an artist in residence and performed with many other organizations throughout the country. Most recently, he has been the bass soloist for UWGB’s performance of Handel’s Messiah, and bass soloist for Green Bay Civic Orchestra’s production of Verdi’s Requiem.
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Marisol Kuborn, Percussions
Born in Santiago, Chile, Marisol Kuborn received a Bachelors of Music and a percussion performance degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Chile. She has also received a “Fin du 3éme cycle” (Performance Degree) from the Conservatory of Music of Quebec-Montreal in Canada and a “Concours en Percussion” (Masters of Music & Artists Performance Certificate) from the Conservatory of Music of Quebec-Montreal, Canada where she also was awarded the “Prix d’excellence” award. While studying in Montreal, Canada she also received the DESS (Orchestral Performance Degree) from the University of Montreal.
She is a member of the percussion section of Fox Valley Symphony, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra as well as Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Marisol has also played with many Percussion and World Music Ensembles in the US, Canada, and Chile including Marian University Steel Band, Titan Steen Band of UW Oshkosh, Island Magic Steel Drum Band, Rant & Rave Festival Steel Band of Wilmington, DE and El Extasis Percussion Ensemble, Bloco – Brazillian Samba ensemble.
She currently teaches Applied Percussion Studies at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Oshkosh and Holy Family College. She is the percussion coach of the Fox Valley Youth Orchestra percussion section. Marisol continues to play percussion music in many styles and with many ensembles also educating students through school music workshops on steel drum and percussion.
Patricia Milsted, Bassoon and Woodwind Techniques
Patricia Milsted is an active bassoonist in east central Wisconsin. She is a member of the Sheboygan Symphony and the Wisconsin Symphonic Winds (based in Neenah, Wi). In recent years she has also performed with the South Shore Chorale (Fond du lac, Wi), the First United Lutheran Church Blended Worship Team (Sheboygan, Wi), Holy Family College (Manitowoc, Wi) and the Lakeshore Clarinet Quartet.
She has been teaching as an adjunct bassoon instructor for Holy Family College since 2018 and Lakeland University since 1996. In addition, she is a full time band and orchestra teacher for the Sheboygan Area School District since 1993.
She studied bassoon with Robert Barris (Northwestern University, Evanston, Il) while pursuing her Masters in Music Education degree; Keith Sweger (University Wisconsin Oshkosh) during her Bachelors of Music Education and had additional study with Richard Lottridge (University Wisconsin Madison).
She lives in Oostburg, Wi where she maintains a private bassoon and clarinet studio.
William Obst, Wind Ensemble
Will Obst is an active music educator, performer and conductor. Obst has previously served as a band director, pit orchestra conductor and jazz ensemble director for elementary, middle and high school programs in Kenosha, Waukesha, Milwaukee and Appleton. While band director for Saint Francis Xavier Middle School in Appleton, Obst helped each of his three concert bands consistently reach excellent and superior ratings at district and state level adjudicated events. Other accolades for ensembles under Obst’s direction include several Jerry Award nominations for outstanding orchestra and outstanding musical direction.
Obst holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from UW-Milwaukee. Obst conducted the Panther Basketball Pep Band, University Band, Symphony Band, and Wind Ensemble regularly, and served as instructor of record for undergraduate conducting students. Collaborating with other faculty in the Band department, including Dr. John Climer, Obst coordinated the Milwaukee Music Festival and Middle School Honor Band Festival, events, which brought over 400 performing musicians to Milwaukee for clinics, masterclasses and concerts.
Obst is also an alumnus of Lawrence University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental and General Music Education. His primary instructors while at Lawrence were Dr. Andrew Mast and Steven Jordheim.
As a performing saxophonist, Obst has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio after being selected as a winner of the Neale Silva young Artists’ Competition. In 2011, Obst was selected as a winner of a Downbeat Award through his work as the baritone saxophonist of the Lux Quartet.
Michael Ross, Instrumental Music Methods
Michael Ross is the conductor of the Youth Symphony at St. Norbert College, a position he has held for 16 years. In 2005, Ross was appointed the conductor of the Lawrence Academy Wind Ensemble, a position he currently holds. After 29 years in education Michael Ross retired from the Appleton Area School District where he was Director of Bands at Appleton West High School.
Ross is involved as an adjudicator of solo and ensemble festivals and concert festivals for the Wisconsin School Music Association and appears as a guest clinician throughout Wisconsin working with high school and middle school bands. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, the Wisconsin High School Band Directors Association and is a past president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society
He held the position of Principal Timpanist of the Green Bay Symphony for 39 years, played percussion in the Chicago Civic Orchestra and performed as an extra for four years in the percussion section of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Michigan University and his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University where he studied conducting with Dr. Mallory Thompson, Dr. Stephen Petersen and Don Owens. Michael Ross and his wife, Mary, reside in Appleton, WI.
Dr. Diana Shapiro
Dr. Diana Shapiro currently serves as Associate Professor of piano and Department Chair. Previously, she has served on the faculty of Maranatha College, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Dr. Shapiro received her DMA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Collins Distinguished Fellow. She also holds a Masters of Music and Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music. Her teachers include Victor Rosenbaum, Martha Fischer, Irina Berkovich and legendary Israeli duo, Tamir-Eden.
As a part of the Piano Duo Varshavski-Shapiro (www.piano-4-hands.com), she won first prizes at numerous National and International Competitions in Poland, Italy, Israel and Czech Republic. In the United States, the duo became a winner of Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition, was awarded a Career Grant from “Salon de Virtuousi” and most recently won the Astral Artists’ National Auditions. These successes led to a series of solo and festival appearances across three continents. Dr. Shapiro appeared with a number of leading instrumentalists in Israel and the USA, as well as singers of the New Israeli Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. A number of her appearances in different settings were broadcast on radio and TV worldwide.
Dr. Shapiro presented her research at the National and the Great Lakes Conferences of the College Music Society. She was a featured clinician at the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois state conferences of the Music Teachers Association. Among others, her performances were selected for the National Conference of Chamber Music America.
Dedicated pedagogue, Dr. Shapiro's students won state and national competitions, presented at the state conference, and performed in Carnegie Hall.
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Timothy Smith, Music Technology and Brass Techniques
Timothy Smith is currently the band director at Wilson Middle School and the band and orchestra teacher at Madison Elementary school in Manitowoc, WI. He graduated from New London High school and attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he majored in Instrumental Music Education. Upon graduation, he got his first and current job in Manitowoc. In 2005, Timothy received his Masters degree in Multimedia Technology from Regis University in Denver. Prior to teaching Music Technology at Holy Family College, he taught online coursework through WSMA in partnership with Viterbo University.
Timothy has played the trombone with various area groups including the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, the Holy Family College Wind and Jazz Ensembles and Manitowoc Symphony. He has also entered his bands in a number of festivals including the Kalahari Band Festival in Wisconsin Dells and the Music in the Parks Festival in Gurnee, IL.
Carol Storck, Music Education
Carol Storck, Music Education Professor at Holy Family College, holds a Master of Music degree with Kodály emphasis and a Kodály Certificate from Silver Lake College (now Holy Family College), and a Bachelor of Music degree in choral and general music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to preparing her music education students to become music teachers, she also teaches private voice lessons and directs three choirs: The Children’s Choir of the Holy Family Conservatory of Music, the Cedarburg Women’s Choir, and the Cedarburg Chamber Singers. Ms. Storck has been teaching for approximately 25 years. She has taught infant, toddler, and preschool music classes through Music for Tots, taught grades 3K-8 general and choral music classes in parochial and public schools, and has directed choirs consisting of singers from elementary school, middle school, high school, and adults. She has also directed several musical theater productions for children. When working for the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, her students performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, and Present Music. Ms. Storck has also worked as a church musician, directing youth and adult choirs, playing piano and organ for masses, weddings, and funerals, and has lead the congregation as a cantor. In 2010, she was honored with the Civic Music Association Award for Excellence in Youth Music Instruction in Milwaukee. In 2013, she was recognized with the award for Excellence in the Fine Arts at the Silver Lake College Alumni Association Awards Ceremony.
Dr. Stanislava Varshavski, Piano
Stanislava Varshavski was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. A young piano prodigy, she had her orchestral debut at the age of 8. After receiving her initial musical training in the Ukraine, Stanislava proceeded with her studies at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy in Israel. In1998, she established the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo with her colleague, Diana Shapiro. Within a few years the duo won first prizes at a series of international competitions, leading to a set of appearances across three continents. After studying under the legendary Israeli duo, Tamir-Eden, and professor Victor Rosenbaum in Boston, Varshavski received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied under professor Martha Fischer. In addition to her collaborations with leading instrumentalists, Varshavski also pursues an active piano education career. Currently, she is a piano faculty member at Holy Family College in Manitowoc and Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago.
Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, Body Mapping
Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, director of graduate music and dean of the School of Liberal Arts, is an award-winning soprano who has performed on the operatic and concert stage. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College. Dr. Ware Carlton has taught vocalists at the collegiate, secondary and elementary levels. Her articles on vocal pedagogy, private studio management and other topics have appeared in national publications.
Prior to joining the faculty at Holy Family College, Dr. Ware Carlton taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus. The courses she taught included: Applied Voice, 20th Century Music History, Class Voice, and Introduction to Opera. At Holy Family College, she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Diction, Vocal Literature, and Opera Workshop.
Dr. Ware Carlton conducted a major survey of vocal pedagogues to assess the current use of science and imagery in vocal studios, and published her findings in the Journal of Singing. She has presented these findings at the CMS National Convention, the CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference, the Voice Foundation’s 40th Annual Symposium, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium held in Newfoundland, Canada.
Dr. Ware Carlton is a licensed Andover Educator and teaches the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body.” She is available for lessons and workshops in body mapping for both vocalists and instrumentalists.
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Sister Lorna Zemke, D.M.A., Professor Emeritus
Dr. Lorna Zemke is professor emeritus at Holy Family College, Manitowoc, Wis. An experienced teacher at all levels, Sister Lorna has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, presented workshops, clinics, demonstrations and lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad for many years. Sister Lorna initiated a “Music for Tots” program at Holy Family College, classes for children from birth through age five. The Tots program enrolls approximately 200 children each semester.
In 1986, Sister Lorna developed the well-known program, “Lovenotes: Music for the Unborn,” that teaches expectant parents how they can use music as a bonding language with their unborn babies. The “Lovenotes” program was published in English and in Korean. Sister Lorna has received outstanding honors for her service and leadership in the field of music education. She has published many articles and books on a variety of topics in music education.
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