Jessica has been an active pianist, teacher and vocal collaborator in New York City since
2011. Before relocating to New York, Jessica Anderson was employed by Roosevelt
University where she served as a vocal coach and rehearsal pianist. She completed her
Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the same institution where she
studied solo repertoire with Dr. Winston Choi and collaborative with Dr. Dana Brown.
While attending Roosevelt, she was active as both a soloist and collaborator, featured in their production of Poulenc’s Mamelles des Tiresias, three seasons of Roosevelt’s
Operafest, opera scenes, multiple chamber groups, many vocal recitals and solo
performances. While earning her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville she studied with Dr. Linda Perry.
Catherine Frank began her musical training at the age of five and participated in Stony Brook University’s Pre-College Music Program. Catherine graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the Aaron Copland School of Music, receiving the Carol Rathaus Memorial Award, the American Music Teachers Association Award, and Departmental High Honors. While singing in the Queens College Vocal Ensemble, Catherine participated in concerts at the Flushing Town Hall, the ACDA convention in New York City, and at Alice Tully Hall. She participated in the first comprehensive recording of the partsongs of Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn, funded through a PSC-CUNY grant. Catherine has aided in recent productions of Bye Bye Birdie, The Wiz, Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, and Into the Woods, as both accompanist and vocal coach at high schools and colleges in the New York metropolitan area. She received a Master’s in Library Science from Queens College in 2008, and is currently the Music Librarian at Queens Borough Public Library - overseeing a 88,000 volume sheet music collection. Catherine is also a choir director and organist for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and teaches piano privately on Long Island.
Amelia Lubrano is a versatile soprano whose repertoire includes opera, art song, chamber music, and concert works. She has performed the operatic roles of Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Lady with a Hat Box in Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, and the role of Mother in the premiere of Bruce Saylor’s The Image Maker. As a concert artist, she has performed numerous works including Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, and Mahler’s DasLied von der Erde. She premiered a high voice orchestral arrangement of Dvořák’s Biblicképísně at Bohemian National Hall under the baton of Maestro Maurice Peress. She holds a degree in Music Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. For details on upcoming performances, please find her on Facebook at Amelia Lubrano - Soprano.
A native of Korea, cellist Daeil Yang received his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music at Aaron Copland School of Music at City University of New York, where he studied with Alexander Kouguell, Vagram Saradjian and Marcy Rosen. He has acquired his Doctorate in cello performance at the University of Rutgers in New Jersey under numerous scholarships.
He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut as well as member of Nova Philharmonic, Astoria Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bronx Opera, Brooklyn Opera, St. Martin's orchestra, Ensemble 212, Korean Broacasting Symphony Orchestra and have recorded for prestigious SONY label and independent labels.
Over the years Dr. Yang has performed recitals in such venues as carnegie hall, Lincoln center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Kaufman center and colden center stages with such diverse artists as Jay-Z during super bowl, Marylin Horne, Wynton Marsalis, Sir Rolland Hannah, and has played for Mayor Giuliani, Bloomberg, Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel.
Dr. Yang continues to give recitals and chamber music performances throughout the United States, and is an active cellist, teacher and clinician.
Aside from coaching his students on weekly basis, he has a few chamber groups that he performs with regularly (COAX ensemble, Trio Da Camera and Newklang Ensemble). He is a founder and the director of New York Orchestal Society group, and N.Y.O.S. summer festival.
With his growing desire for "amelioration of tone," Bel Canto Rosin company was founded by Dr. Yang in 2016, which is now being used by key members of New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra and Broadway musicians.