Voice Teachers/Coaches

TEACHER: COACHES: Joan Dornemann, Maestro Gregory Buchalter, John Edward Niles, Steve Gathman, Michael Crabill, Jose Sacin. TEACHER: James Mismas is an energetic and multi talented musician. After earning performance degrees in both organ and voice from Oberlin Conservatory he has go on to do great things in the world of music. Praised for his "polished and passionate singing" he has sung with the Cleveland Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Akron Lyric Opera, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony and Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He has taught voice at Kent State University, College of Wooster, and Akron University. His students perform all over the United States and Europe. His students have won many vocal competitions including the Metropolitan Opera Competition. He currently is the Director of Opera at the University of Akron and the Director of music at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Akron Ohio. He is truly one of Ohio's best kept secrets! VOCAL COACHES: Joan Dornemann Deborah Birnbaum, Michael Crabill, George Peachy, Richard Crittenden, Elizabeth Vrenios, Robert Londis, Thomas Hetrick, Nicolas Catravas, Katerina Souverova, Jane Tavernier

 

Education

Kent State University

 

Awards

Winner of the John McDonald Voice Competition Finalist Dayton Opera Guild Vocal Competition Finalist in the Tuesday Music Club Competition