Rosalind Resnik enjoys her work as piano instructor for students of all ages, and coach/accompanist for the Young Artist Preparatory Program here at MAC. She feels it is a privilege to work with MAC’s talented high school singers as they prepare music for competitions and college auditions.
Prior experience includes teaching at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), and at the Preparatory Department at CCM-UC, as well as developing her own teaching studio. In addition, she has directed children’s choirs and numerous children’s and high school musicals at churches, including Godspell, Joseph, For Such a Time as This, and the Cotton Patch Gospel.
In addition to her duties at MAC, Roz has also accompanied choir programs at Wyoming High School, Summit Country Day, and McNicholas High School.
Roz received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Westminster College in PA, with additional studies at CCM-UC.
Della, Cincinnati pianist and composer, brings her skill to a soul level, touching diverse audiences in “places where words cannot.” Delivered with elegance and grace, her music reaches deeply within to still and soothe, to uplift and enliven, and ultimately inspire the human spirit. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend the esteemed Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Piano Performance.
In addition, Della works with Cicinnati Ballet-Company Pianist, Academy Pianist Pianist Middletown Symphony Orchestra- Maestro Carmon DeLeone Composer/Performing and Recording Artist currently concertizing recent CD release “Beautiful Still”
Freelance Accompanist (Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Hills, CCM)
Private Studio Teacher
Instrumental Artist of the Year Award 2008 Nashville, TN
Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award 2008 Greenville, SC
Producer, Composer, Recording Artist “Beautiful Still” 2007-2008
Co-founder/Teacher at “Art and Soul on Vine”, inner-city fine arts program 2002-2007
Best in Show Cincinnati Reds Parade, Art and Soul on Vine Children’s Choir 2004
Directed Children’s Choir appearing with the band “Chicago” at Music Hall 2003
CoProducer, Composer, Recording Artist “Origins” 1995-1996
Producer, Composer, Recording Artist “after His own heart” 1992-1993
CoProducer, Mother with “Superdaddy”/ Husband, of two beautiful daughters 1993, 1996
Selected to perform “Suite for Two Pianos” with Andrejz Dutkiewicz, Composer/Head of Piano Dept. of Warsaw Conservatory 1993 Greenville, SC
Debuted composition of William Waite, Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania 1992 Cincinnati, OH
First Place Commencement Contest 1990 Greenville, SC
Graduated Magna Cum Laude 1990 Greenville,SC
First Place Composition Contest for BJU Press Music Curriculum Published 1988
SCMTNA Honorable Mention State Competition 1987- Columbia, SC
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Showcase Recital -Hilton Head, SC 1987
SCACS First Place Piano/ First Place Creative Writing-Poetry 1986
Administrator’s Award for Special Achievement 1986
South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts Honors Recital 1985
At the age of six, Tamera Sherwood began studying piano in Springfield, Missouri with her mother, Connie Osgood. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music where she studied with Jane Allen. Having received a full scholarship, she received her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (1992) where she studied with Dr. William Black. She has participated in Master Classes with Joseph Kalichstein, James Tocco, Alvin Chow, and has received coaching by Sandra Rivers. Having over 30 years of teaching experience, her students have participated successfully in the American College of Musicians Piano Guild National Auditions as well as other local competitions, auditions and festivals. She has performed regularly with her husband, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Hornist, Tom Sherwood. Tamera has also been active in her community by teaching piano, conducting children’s choirs, and organizing summer music camps for the children of Over the Rhine.
Her approach to piano instruction is as much a philosophy of life as it a philosophy of playing the piano. No matter a student’s eventual career choice, learning to play the piano establishes lifelong patterns of discipline. Mrs. Sherwood believes that all young pianists should aspire to greatness. Developing a love for breathtaking artistry, an attention to detail, thriving under pressure in the midst of competition, learning to aggressively embrace the spotlight with joy—these skills and personal traits create greatness no matter the career path one takes.
CONSULTANT FOR VOCAL COACHING AND PIANO INSTRUCTION
Elena Kholodova studied piano since she was 6 years old. Her piano career started when she was 8 years old with the performance of the Mozart Clavier Concerto N23 with the State Voronezh Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Kholodova received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and DMA degrees in Russia at the Voronezh State Academy of Arts. She also received an Artist Diploma in Opera Coaching at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (USA). She worked at Mariinskiy Theater in Saint Petersburg (Russia) with Larissa Gergieva as a stuff accompanist/vocal coach. In Cincinnati she has been engaged inThe Summer Festival at the Cincinnati Opera, Festival “Opera Fusion: New Work Opera” Workshops, “Constella Festival,” and numerous concerts.
Elena is the winner of V. Krainev International Piano Competition (Kharkov, Ukraine), where as a collaborative pianist, she was awarded the title “The best accompanist” of the 5th International N.Rimskiy-Korsakov Vocal Competition (Saint Petersburg, Russia,2004). She appeared as a collaborative artist in the substantial numbers of the festivals, competitions, master-classes and recitals in Russia, France, Finland, Germany, Norway, Great Britain and the USA. She was engaged with Festival of Music in Menton, Mikkeli Festival of Music, St. Petersburg Palaces’ Festival, Japan International Festival, and many many more. She has collaboration experience with outstanding singers as Nathan Gunn, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Atlantov, Vladimir Galuzin, Avgust Amonov, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Ekaterina Sergeeva, Yury Vorobiev, Catherine Keen, Michael Kolelishvili, and Irina Mataeva, an internationally renowned Opera singer. Currently Elena works as an accompanist/vocal coach at Cincinnati Opera, Constella Ferstival of the Fine Arts, and the Musical Arts Center.