The Marion Music Membership (previously Marion Lecture-Recital Membership) celebrates its 102 years of existence. The Music Membership will kick off the 2022-23 season at Prospect Road United Methodist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the “A Music Membership Made in Marion” program.
5 alumni will carry out for the afternoon live performance and memorabilia from the previous 102 years will likely be on show.
The performers are:
● Stephanie (Weiser) Henkle is from Marion and the daughter of the late Ed and Dorothy Weiser, who was a longtime member of the Marion Music Membership (Marion Lecture-Recital Membership). A 1971 graduate of Marion Harding Excessive Faculty, she earned singing levels from Ohio Wesleyan and Indiana Universities and accomplished her doctoral research at Ohio State College. Stéphanie sang the soprano solos in Marion’s annual Messiah efficiency and was a recipient of the Marion Music Membership scholarship. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Cooper-Bing Competitors and the NATS State Artist Award, she has carried out as a soloist at Carnegie Corridor, the Kennedy Middle, the Nationwide Cathedral and live performance halls in the USA, in Germany, Austria, Hungary and the USA. Czech Republic. Stephanie has served on the voice schools of Denison, Otterbein, Capital, Cedarville Universities and Kenyon Faculty. Lots of his college students go on to careers as skilled performers of classical music, musical theater and movie, in addition to profitable music lecturers. Honored to have served the Ohio Chapter of the Nationwide Affiliation of Singing Academics as president and district governor, Stephanie owns the Henkle Voice and Piano Studio in Westerville, the place she lives together with her husband, Jim, an worker of the USA Division of Protection. . Their son, Seth Carter, resides in Detroit along with his 4-year-old equivalent twins, Sultan and Sage.
● Parker Baird is from Marion and the youngest of eight youngsters of Rick and Peg Baird. A 2015 graduate of Marion Harding Excessive Faculty, Parker has been concerned in almost each aspect of the music division. He has participated in marching band, pep band, Singers Present Choir, founding member of Singers X-Treme All Male Present Choir, symphonic choir, symphonic band, orchestra, chamber orchestra, quintet string, Stardusters Jazz Band, musicals, indoor percussion ensemble, and was the 2015 Music Scholar of the Yr. Parker was awarded the Ohio State Jazz Camp Scholarship in 2012 and was a member from the OMEA All-State Choir in 2015. Parker attended Indiana College for 3 semesters and later transferred to Ohio State College the place he was a wind member. symphony, the symphony orchestra, the lab jazz band and the jazz ensemble. He additionally participated within the trombone ensemble. Sadly, he was unable to finish his research for private causes. Within the Marion Group, Parker has been on stage and within the orchestra pit for a lot of Palace productions, the Marion Live performance Band, Epworth UMC Orchestra, Emmanuel Lutheran Orchestra, and is a brand new addition to the Palace Theater Large Band. He helped educate on the Marion Harding Marching Band Music Camp for six years and on the Nice Marching Band Music Camp for one yr. Parker has additionally been within the orchestra pits for musical theater productions at Harding Excessive Faculty, Nice Excessive Faculty, Ridgedale Excessive Faculty and River Valley Excessive Faculty. Parker at the moment works for Alloway Environmental Testing Companies as a laboratory assistant.
● Julia Griffiths Vanderhoff is a singer/actress who graduated from River Valley in 1977. In 1981, she earned a bachelor’s diploma in vocal and theater efficiency from Ohio College. Julia carried out 28 musicals at River Valley Excessive Faculty the place she had the consideration of being the primary ever recipient of the River Valley Music Alumni Award. She is the present director of the Carillon-Aires Bell Choir (over 30 years) and previous director of 5 different choirs at First Presbyterian Church. She is married to her husband, Gary, has two sons – Justin and Kyle – and a beloved pet, Cooper. Julia enjoys spending time together with her granddaughter, Emersyn, and her grandsons Fletcher and Warren. She might be greatest recognized for her function as Sassy the Belligerent Elf within the annual manufacturing of “Christmas on the Palace”.
● Anne Schetzer is at the moment Music Specialist/Vocal Trainer at McKinley Elementary Faculty and former Choir Director at Grant Center Faculty at Marion Metropolis Faculties. From 2004 to 2021, seventh and eighth grade choirs have constantly acquired prime marks within the Ohio Music Schooling Affiliation’s state-judged occasion. Ann has additionally introduced subjects associated to varsity choral training as a clinician on the Ohio Music Schooling Affiliation State Convention from 2016-2019. Moreover, she has had the pleasure of conducting the Honorary Choir of the Lorain County Center Faculty in March 2019 in addition to the OMEA District X Honorary Choir at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College in November 2021. Whereas at GMS, Ann additionally led a thriving musical. theater program the place she directed and produced school productions. She additionally just lately served as Musical Director/Conductor of the Marion Palace Theater Junior productions of “The Little Mermaid”, “Peter Pan”, “Aladdin”, “Tarzan”, “Willy Wonka”, “Junie B. Jones” and ” Frozen.” Ann is at the moment concerned as a vocalist with the Marion Palace Theater Large Band and likewise works as a contract vocal artist. Ann graduated from Otterbein College (Faculty) with a Bachelor of Music in Music Schooling with a serious in piano and voice. She earned her Masters of Music Schooling in Musical Artwork Schooling at Bowling Inexperienced State College. Final June, Ann was a choose on the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, the place she had beforehand competed and twice positioned among the many prime 5 finalists. Ann additionally served because the Junior Service Guild’s semi-annual Homicide Thriller Fundraiser Director. In August 2022, Ann made her songwriting debut with fellow musician and good friend, Julia Vanderhoff, as they carried out their first unique present referred to as “Breaking the Bingo Commandments”. Ann resides in Marion together with her husband Scott. Their daughters, Sydney and Olivia, are college students at Ohio State College and the College of Miami.
● Chelsea Floor has been singing, dancing, enjoying and learning singing for the reason that age of 4. Dorothy Wieser was her first vocal coach. She is at the moment learning music with vocal coach and ACM winner Judy Rodman. Chelsea started singing in church and on stage on the Palace Theatre. At age 8, Chelsea traveled to New York together with her mother and father, Cherrie and Joe Area, the place she attended an MMA expertise conference. She gained first prize in Monitor, Impression and Expertise. Chelsea began singing the nationwide anthem at main sporting occasions when she was 10 years previous. In 1997, Chelsea was topped Miss Teeny Pop. Chelsea started her songwriting profession at age 15 and now has a catalog of over 100 songs. At Nice Excessive Faculty, Chelsea performed lead roles in musicals. She attended Muskingum Faculty, learning voice and appearing. After a yr in Muskingum, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, the place she acquired her first recording contract with Common Rust Data. In 2006, Chelsea discovered success exterior the USA together with her techno track “Contact the Sky” that includes Marc Korn. Chelsea married her highschool sweetheart, Adam Hesler, in 2008. In 2009 Chelsea signed with Moxy Data and in 2010 Chelsea launched their debut single “Issues I Ought to’ve Stated”. In 2011, Chelsea and her husband moved again to Ohio to start out their household. They now have three sons – Hudson, Brooks and Kingston. Chelsea continues to work within the leisure trade and is a expertise agent. Chelsea and her household personal and function the TC Restaurant Group companies in Nashville, Pittsburgh, and shortly to be Gatlinburg, TN. She collaborates with artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen and continues to carry out.