Hello, Friends! 

Thank you for visiting our page! Unfortunately, we are dark through May 2021.  Please remember that this is just an Intermission and we will see you all soon! 

Love and Light, 
Elise

Lessons Information:

Contact us to get set up with one of our instructors for one-on-one lessons.

 

Our lessons rates are $30 for half an hour and $40 for an hour.

 

Call 270-904-5008 or email echarny@artsofsky.org .

Instructors:

Elise Charny- Audition & Monologue Prep

Elise graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan in New York with a BA in Theatre Arts, concentration in Performing. Continuing with her education and experience, Elise obtained her Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston.

Elise has served as a performer/director/educator in the theatre community for the last twenty years. In 2013, Elise established the John F Kennedy School Drama Club in Somerville, MA, which still running today. For the last five years, Elise has served as Artistic and Education Director of BG OnStage, creating various programming and directing all of the theatrical productions. She has also aided students in achieving their goals of attending GSA and musical theatre/drama college programs, past students have been accepted at The New York Film Academy, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University, Austin Peay State University, and Western Kentucky University. With this new chapter of her career, Elise is very excited to be joining the SKyPAC family to continue to bring quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Sam Tuggle- Voice Instructor

Sam is an accomplished young vocal performer with diverse stage experience, including recitals, musicals, plays, and operas. Sam has held principal roles in three mainstage summer shows with BGOnstage, as well as multiple performances with WKU. Sam is also an experienced choral singer, having performed with award winning choirs on the international level. He will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Sam has significant pedagogical experience and has taught privately for over a year. He is excited to make BGOnstage his new work home, and cannot wait to learn with new singers!

Hasum Morfin-Gandara- Voice, Beginning Piano, Beginning Guitar Instructor

Hasum is a native to Bowling Green, KY and is a senior studying Vocal Music Education at Western Kentucky University. Hasum has been musically involved with band and choral programs since age 11 and is interested in expanding his musical horizons by connecting musical styles, genres, and cultures from his classical foundation. Since Hasum began at WKU, he has gained experience by performing in operas, vocal masterclasses, student research, singing in the shower, and more!

Most recently, Hasum has conducted research in Seattle, where he learned about the art of vocal Jazz. This past summer, Hasum had the amazing opportunity to work at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, where he worked with students involved in the Performing Arts (He even took dance classes himself!) Hasum is most passionate and excited about working with his community as he grows and learns alongside them.

DiDi Turley- Voice Instructor

DiDi is a mezzo soprano based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has a rapidly growing repertoire of both musical theatre and operatic roles, along with 10+ years of choral experience. DiDi currently sings with the WKU Chorale, and acts as the student ambassador for the WKU Department of Music. An active church musician, she maintains an internship with the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and performs regularly in church services of all sorts. She’s also active on the classical voice competition circuit, and is an alumna of the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (Vocal Music ‘15). Along with her love of performing, DiDi is passionate about teaching voice lessons, preparing students for auditions, and studying voice pedagogy.

DiDi has performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall in NYC, Costa Rica, and Salzburg, Austria to regionally with Western Kentucky University, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and a number of other theaters across Kentucky and Tennessee. She is incredibly excited to be working with BG OnStage to bring her knowledge and love of music to the Bowling Green theatre community!

 

Claire Smith- Voice Instructor

Claire Smith is a soprano from Lexington, Kentucky. In her time as a performer, she has participated in multiple choirs, musicals, plays, and one opera. She has performed as a soloist in several major works at WKU, put on a recital, and is currently working on her Mahurin Honors College Capstone Thesis Experience in composition. In Spring 2020, Claire placed first in the National Student Auditions Classical Junior Women Category in the Kentucky and Tennessee region. Currently, she is the president of WKU’s Students of the National Association for Teachers of Singing and served as a secretary in the past. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from WKU in the Spring of 2021.

 

Claire recently completed vocal pedagogy, an intensive course that goes through the anatomy and physiology of the voice, as well as effective vocal technique and instruction. She is excited to apply the many techniques she studied to her teaching methods. 

 

Olivia Duvall- Voice Instructor

Olivia is a Bowling Green native and a soprano Vocal Music Education major at Western Kentucky University. Olivia has been immersed in both the theatrical and classical musical field since her 5th grade year and is intently involved in the WKU Music Department. Olivia currently acts as Vice-President and soon-to-be President of the American Choral Directors Association chapter at WKU and has been a member of the WKU Chorale since her Freshman year. Along with an academic participation in music, Olivia is also heavily embraced in the church music community as well, shown through her involvement in the worship ministry at her local church. Olivia also holds experience through the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts as an alumna of the 2017 Vocal Music class, and plans to obtain a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting to aid her passion of taking charge of an ensemble.

 

Olivia is ecstatic to begin teaching with BG OnStage at SKyPAC and both provide knowledge to those she is teaching and learn from them at the same time.

 

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