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Talent Roster

SongShop performers (by first name and date of first performance)

The award-winning SongShop presents concerts of its participants: professional, semi-professional and advanced amateur singers, many of whom have performed in SongShop concerts over the course of several years. The playbills for each performance are available at our Past Events page.

PIANISTS

  • Bob Moreen (5/13/2004)
  • Bobby Schiff (7/29/2011)
  • Elizabeth Doyle (1/7/2011)
  • Mark Burnell (9/18/2016)
  • Nick Sula (11/2/2013)
  • Phil Caldwell (4/30/2017)
  • Philip Seward (1/28/2012)
  • Sue Keller (7/12/2005)

SINGERS

  • Adrienne Minnes (8/5/2008)
  • Amy Lechelt-Basta (1/28/2012)
  • Arlene Armstrong (7/12/2009)
  • Beth Halevy (2/16/2013)
  • Beverly Opelka (7/12/2005)
  • Cardi Fleck (8/24/2013)
  • Carmen Bodino (1/11/2009)
  • Carol Weston (5/13/2004)
  • Carol Holmes (5/13/2004)
  • Carol Marchetti (5/13/2004)
  • Carrie Hedges (1/7/2011)
  • Caryn Caffarelli (10/23/2016)
  • Clarita Santos (4/17/2016)
  • Claudia Hommel (5/13/2004)
  • Daniel Johnson (4/25/2014)
  • Danny Reese (9/7/2013)
  • Deborah Darr (9/7/2013)
  • Don Hoffman (9/7/2013)
  • Ilene Lubell (4/30/2017)
  • Ira McGill (1/29/2011)
  • Jae Wilkins (4/17/2016)
  • Jamie Brady (1/9/2010)
  • Jeff McGowan (4/25/2014)
  • Jennifer Long (10/11/2015)
  • Jim Anderson (7/17/2010)
  • Jo Rainey (Pakieser) (8/5/2008)
  • Joan Kuersten (7/17/2010)
  • Kathleen Lahiff (7/12/2005)
  • Kimberly Mann (4/17/2016)
  • Kirsten Belzer (4/26/2014)
  • Leona Zions (1/9/2010)
  • Liberty Manabat (7/23/2011)
  • Liz de Kanter (11/12/2016)
  • Lynda Gordon (8/6/2012)
  • Marilena Serbanescu (4/30/2017)
  • Mary Ann Beatty (8/6/2012)
  • Michael Ward (8/5/2008)
  • Michael Refky (1/24/2015)
  • Michelle Billingsley (7/12/2009)
  • Michelle Greenberg (7/12/2005)
  • Patricia Ranger Salinski (9/7/2013)
  • Patrick Davis (4/30/2017)
  • Phanuel (Patrick Jaiyeoba) (1/7/2011)
  • Patti Kinsella (7/12/2005)
  • Phyllis Zornig (7/12/2005)
  • Ray Kasman (5/13/2004)
  • Raymon Cunha (1/7/2011)
  • Raheal Hanna (2/28/2016)
  • Robert Scheible (10/23/2016)
  • Ron Anderson (7/17/2010)
  • Ruth Fuerst (7/17/2010)
  • Steven Cole (4/17/2016)
  • Sue Susman (1/11/2009)
  • Vivian Beckford (4/25/2014)

SPECIAL GUESTS

  • Cathy Glickman (9/18/2016)
  • Jeff Dean (12/4/2016)
  • Karen McCormick (4/30/2017)
  • Roxane Assaf (12/4/2016)

We thank a broad roster of more pianists who have accompanied our workhop sessions, including Dennis Mellon, Gail Mangurten, George Howe, Pat Rusk, and Patricia Spaeth in Chicago; Marty Mandelbaum, Chris Brent and Stefan Kukurugya in Detroit, Jean-Claude Orfali in Paris.

We thank coaches and teachers who have provided special SongShop workshops and clinic sessions: Beckie Menzie, Dawn Arnold, David Edelfelt, Elizabeth Benson, Hilary Feldman, Kate DeVore, Keri Chryst, Louise Cloutier, Meredith Colby, Spider Saloff, W. Stephen Smith, Wydetta Carter.

Director of our parent institution: Dr. Susanne Baker for the DePaul School of Music, Community Music Division (2003- );
And thanks to Amanda Neely of Daystar Center (2013-2014).