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 Performance Archives page.

PIANISTS

  • Bob Moreen (5/13/2004)
  • Bobby Schiff (7/29/2011)
  • Elizabeth Doyle (1/7/2011)
  • Jean-Claude Orfali (5/5/2019)
  • Mark Burnell (9/18/2016)
  • Myron Silberstein (5/5/2019)
  • Nick Sula (11/2/2013)
  • Paul Coscino (5/13/2018)
  • 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)
Barb Smith (8/29/2020)
Bernard Hall ((5/13/2018)
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)
Ceylan Cankurtaran (4/14/2018)
Christian Halvorsen (2/9/2020)
Christine Steyer (5/5/2019)
Clarita Santos (4/17/2016)
Claudia Hommel (5/13/2004)
Daniel Johnson (4/25/2014)
Danny Reese (9/7/2013)
David M. Stephens (2/16/2019)
Deborah Darr (9/7/2013)
Don Hoffman (9/7/2013)
Drew Fase (5/13/2018)
Evelyn Danner (4/14/2018)
Gina Mincy (1/18/2020)
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)
Jeni Schellenberg (9/26/2020)
Jennifer Long (10/11/2015)
Jim Anderson (7/17/2010)
Jo Rainey (Pakieser) (8/5/2008)
Joan Kuersten (7/17/2010)
Jonathan Lewis (5/13/2018)
Kathleen Lahiff (7/12/2005)
Kimberly Mann (4/17/2016)
Kirsten Belzer (4/26/2014)
Larry Smith (5/13/2018)
Leona Zions (1/9/2010)
Liberty Manabat (7/23/2011)
Liz de Kanter (11/12/2016)
Louise Gale (1/18/2020)
Lydia Stux (10/10/2020
Lynda Gordon (8/6/2012)
Marilena Serbanescu (4/30/2017)
Mary Ann Beatty (8/6/2012)
Mary Joyce (5/13/2018)
Michael Ward (8/5/2008)
Michael Refky (1/24/2015)
Michelle Billingsley (7/12/2009)
Michelle Greenberg (7/12/2005)
Nadine Vorenkamp (5/5/2019)
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)
Samantha Gay (1/18/2020)
Sharon Waltham (8/29/2020)
Steven Cole (4/17/2016)
Sue Susman (1/11/2009)
Susan E. Dennis (5/4/2019)
Vivian Beckford (4/25/2014)

SPECIAL GUESTS

  • Cathy Glickman (9/18/2016)
  • Dennis Luxion, pianist (10/19/2013)
  • Emily Barrett, pianist (10/19/2013)
  • Elisabeth Howard (2/16/2019)
  • Jeff Dean (12/4/2016)
  • Jim Cox, bassist (1/24/2015)
  • John Sims, bassist (10/19/2013)
  • Kamran Al-Karim (8/29/2020)
  • Karen McCormick (4/30/2017)
  • Keri Chryst (10/19/2013)
  • Kyle Hustedt (9/26/2020)
  • Roxane Assaf (12/4/2016)

We thank a broad roster of additional pianists who have accompanied our workshop 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, Clotilde Rullaud, Dawn Arnold, David Edelfelt, Elisabeth Howard, Elizabeth Benson, Hilary Feldman, Kate DeVore, Keri Chryst, Louise Cloutier, Meredith Colby, Spider Saloff, W. Stephen Smith, Wydetta Carter.

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

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