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Richard Carsey - Conductor of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
Richard Carsey is a conductor, arranger, pianist, and actor. He is currently Conductor for the longest-running musical in history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway. National tours include Cameron Mackintosh's new production of PHANTOM in 2014-2015, the Broadway revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with George Hamilton, and the musical LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE with Melissa Gilbert. Also on Broadway, he was Music Supervisor of THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES with Ben Stiller, and Musical Director for Joshua Schmidt's musical A MINISTER'S WIFE at Lincoln Center Theater. Internationally, he has performed as pianist and conductor in such exotic locales as Lima, Athens, Islamabad, and Kuwait. Richard enjoyed a long association with the Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee, WI as Principal Conductor, and for nine seasons was Artistic Director. Highlights include the world premiere and television broadcast of Richard Wargo's opera BALLYMORE; a PBS broadcast of THE MIKADO; and the world premiere of the opera THE RIVALS by Kirke Mechem. For six seasons he was the Pops Conductor of the Racine Symphony, and has been guest conductor for Syracuse Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Hartford Symphony, among others. As an actor he has appeared in over 400 performances of the play 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS at regional theaters including Dallas Theater Center, Actor's Theater of Louisville, The Globe (Saskatchewan), Laguna Beach Playhouse, and Hartford Stage (Connecticut Critic's Circle Award). Other acting highlights include THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Harold); TWELFTH NIGHT (Malvolio); SOUVENIR (Cosme) and OLD WICKED SONGS (Mashkin). He is thrilled to be working with the great musicians of Windborne Music bringing classic rock and roll to orchestras and audiences across America.
Jeffrey Springer- Voice Faculty at Central Michigan University
Dramatic tenor Jeffrey Springer has performed to popular acclaim across Europe and North America in theaters such as the Chicago Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Cincinnati Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Manitoba Opera, as well as the German National Theater in Mannheim, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, and Magdeburg in Germany, National Touring Opera of the Netherlands, Opéra de Nantes in France, and Spain's Teatro de Navarra, among many others.
Very active on the concert stage, Mr. Springer has appeared with leading orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Houston Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, The Grand Teton's Music Festival, Kentucky Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungaria and Romanian State Symphony. Recently he performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Japan with the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, Germany, and in the United States with the Milwaukee, Nashville, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.
Jeffrey Springer received his bachelor and master degrees in voice performance from Indiana University where he moved into the tenor repertoire under the instruction of the legendary helden-tenor, James King. In 2016, he earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Emily Marvosh - Renowned Contralto and Chamber Musician
American contralto Emily Marvosh has been gaining recognition for her “sterling voice,” and “graceful allure,” on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Prague’s Smetana Hall, and Vienna’s Stefansdom. Following her solo debut at Boston’s Symphony Hall in 2011, she has been a frequent soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society under the direction of Harry Christophers. Other recent solo appearances include the American Bach Soloists (Messiah), Charlotte Symphony (Messiah), Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Mahler’s 3rd Symphony), Chorus Pro Musica (Stravinsky’s Les Noces), Music Worcester (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), L’academie (Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus), Back Bay Chorale (Bach Magnificat), the Brookline Symphony (Sea Pictures), the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, and the Chorus of Westerly (Dvořak Stabat Mater), she is often featured on the Music at Marsh Bach Cantata Series. Awards include the prestigious Adams Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival (2013), the American Prize in the Oratorio and Art Song divisions (2013), and second place in the New England Regional NATSAA competition (2014).
A frequent recitalist and proud native of Michigan, she has created a chamber recital that celebrates the history and culture of her home state. The Michigan Recital Project features commissions by emerging composers and performances by fellow Michiganders. The recital, for which Miss Marvosh won a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, has ongoing performances across the country. Ensemble appearances in the past and upcoming seasons include the Oregon Bach Festival under the direction of Helmut Rilling, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, Portland Baroque Orchestra, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Boston Camerata, the Skylark Chamber Ensemble, the Yale Choral Artists, and Cambridge Concentus. Miss Marvosh can be heard on two recent GRAMMY-nominated recordings: Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem with Seraphic Fire, and Prayers and Remembrances with True Concord Voices and Orchestra. She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and Boston University.
Dr. Scott Piper - Voice Faculty at the University of Michigan
Scott Piper, assistant professor of voice, received a BM in voice performance from Truman State University in 1993 and a MM (1995) and DMA (2012) in voice performance from the University of Michigan. He started his professional career at Madison Opera in 1999 in a much-acclaimed production of Verdi's La Traviata. Since that time, he has appeared with Houston Grand Opera, Dayton Opera, Madison Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Pacific, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Michigan Opera Theater, New York City Opera, the International Music Festival of Macau, Vancouver Opera, Compañia Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica, the New People’s Theater of Moscow (Russia), and the Anna Livia International Opera Festival in Dublin, Ireland. In Italy he has appeared in Rome, Catanzaro, Modena, Ravenna, and at Teatro di Verdi in Busseto. As a concert soloist, Piper has appeared with many American orchestras and sang the North American Premiere of Perosi’s oratorio La Rissurezione di Christo with the Friends of Opera at U-M. He has received awards from the University of Michigan Friends of Opera, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the William C. Byrd Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Ken Boxley Foundation, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition, the George London Foundation, and received the Jim and Janice Botsford Study Grant.