Recent Guest Artists

Christine Brewer leads a panel discussion in September 2012.

In addition to others, these guests artists performed, lectured, guided students, and otherwise enriched our musical life recently:

Amy Kaiser

Saint Louis

Conductor, Saint Louis Symphony Chorus

Charlene Archibeque

San Jose, California

Renowned choral conductor, educator, all-state clinician

Christine Brewer

Lebanon, Illinois

Internationally renowned operatic soprano

Clarion Brass

Saint Louis

Professional brass quintet

David Toulson

South Carolina

Acclaimed opera director

Edward Coffield

Saint Louis

Production Manager, Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis

Erik Harris

Saint Louis

Principal bass, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Heaven Fan

Anderson, Indiana

Harp recitalist and master class teacher

Horst Buchholz


Organist & Choirmaster, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Jeff Connor


Boston Brass

Jerry Young

University of Wisconsin - Eua Claire

Emeritus Professor of Tuba and Euphonium

Jim Henry

Saint Louis

Artistic Director, Ambassadors of Harmony

Kevin McBeth

Saint Louis

Renowned choral conductor and Conductor of In Unison Chorus, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Marc Thayer

Saint Louis

Director of Education, American Voices Abroad

Mike Isaacson

Saint Louis

Productor and Artistic Director, The MUNY

Mike Metheny

Kansas City

Jazz trumpeter, journalist, and educator

Mike Vlatcovich

Los Angeles

Noted free jazz composer; trombonist and bandleader

Nathan Troup


Opera stage director

Nicolae Bica

Saint Louis

Violinist, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Paul Kilmer

Saint Louis

Director of Artistic Administration, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Peter Boonshaft

New York

Author, conductor, motivational speaker

Robert W. Lehman

Saint Louis

Episcopal choirmaster & organist

Scott Schoonover

Saint Louis

Artistic Director, Union Avenue Opera

Seth Warner

Saint Louis

Cantor, speaker on Jewish music

Sheila Cooper

Vienna, Austria

Jazz vocalist, saxophonist, and educator

Stephen Smith

Northwestern University

Voice teacher and pedagogue, author; headline presented at Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

Steve Kirby

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Jazz bassist, composer, and educator

Terrell Stafford

New York

Acclaimed jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and educator

Thomas Jostlein

Saint Louis

Associate Principal Horn, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Tim Ocel

Saint Louis

Opera and musical theatre stage director

Tim Warfield

New York

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and educator

Trey Jacobs


Artistic Director, Turtle Creek Chorale



British a capella group, concert and recording artists

Zach Browning

University of Illinois

Composer and educator

Zsolt Bognar

Urbana, Illinois

Pianist, in a recital co-presented with Artist Presentation Society