Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.
Andrea Franklin is a senior studying Choral and General Music Education with a minor in piano. She has been playing piano since she was six, studying with Julie Jorgensen and Stijn De Cock, Ph.D. Although she has spent a lot of time with the piano, Andrea's main instrument is voice. She has been singing since she could talk, and has spent four years studying voice at the collegiate level with Matthew Markham, Ph.D. She also worked with Professor Susan Bender and Professor Chelsea Betz in master classes. In high school, she participated in musicals, concert choir, show choir, and chapel accompaniment. She also participated in Solo and Ensemble for three years in many events, receiving an Exemplary Award for her classical voice solo in 2014. Andrea is also an avid composer, having studied with Charles Young, Ph.D, Jonah Elrod, and Matthew Buchman, Ph.D. She has had seven pieces premiere on the UWSP campus and has participated in the Very Young Composers Program for two years. Andrea loves teaching music and is always excited to help her students reach their full potential as a person and musician.
Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments.
Kayla is a 5th year student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point studying Instrumental, Choral, and General Music Education. She has been playing horn for 11 years and has studied under Dr. Patrick Miles and Dr. Andres Moran. She currently plays in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and a student Brass Quintet. Kayla has been singing for much of her life, and has studied under Dr. Matthew Markham and Professor Susan Bender. She is currently a member of the UWSP Concert Choir, and has performed roles in the UWSP Operas. Kayla has been playing piano for many years and has advanced to the state level of WSMA solo and ensemble for her piano events along with her other instruments and voice. Kayla has a passion and a lot of enthusiasm for music and is excited to share this with her students.