Erin Bartosch specializes in Musical Theater, Classical, and Choral singing, and also provides coaching in audition and solo preparation. She has taught in the Orange County area since 2009, and also performs professionally with musical theater companies and choirs. Erin graduated from FUHS Academy of the Arts in 2004, where she studied privately with Timothy MacDougall and participated in choir, opera workshop, and drama. She has earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Musicology at CSU, Long Beach, where she studied under Shigemi Matsumoto, was a featured member of the CSULB Opera Institute performing the roles of Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Cunegonde (Candide), La Musica (L’Orfeo), and Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), and performed nationally and internationally with the award-winning University Choir and Chamber Choir.
As a teacher, Erin believes in celebrating the individual vocal qualities of her students while promoting healthy, versatile, and safe singing techniques. Her students are often featured in choral program performances and musicals, and compete in solo vocal competitions. Many past and present students have gone on to attend top college music and arts programs, including the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, AMDA New York, CSU Fullerton, University of Chicago, Northwestern, and Fullerton College, and perform professional throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Jeremy Davison – Voice Teacher
Jeremy Davison has had the privilege to perform in shows throughout Southern California, including The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Hairspray (Link Larkin) and Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph) with Cypress College. In local theatre he has played in Fiddler on the Roof as Fyedka with the Torrance Theatre Company and Perchik with Encore Theatre in Tustin. He is currently in rehearsal for Art in Relation’s production of The Frankenstein Musical. Other than stage work, Jeremy has enjoyed teaching private voice students ranging from six years old to adults, focusing on a foundation of classical technique while familiarizing students with diverse vocal styles. He also provides tutoring for sight singing skills and lessons for beginning piano.
Katie is a prominent Vocal Teacher working in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Katie grew up doing professional musical theater and sang with the Pacific Chorale Children’s chorus for many years, working under famous conductors such as Carl St. Clair and John Alexander in regular performances at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. She first studied private voice under Jan Ritschel, and was chosen to sing on a children’s CD with one of Jan’s Broadway famous students, Susan Egan (Original Belle on Broadways, Voice of Meg from Disney’s Hercules). After high school, she finally decided to follow in the footsteps of her father and try her hand at rock music, and for several years played in bands in the Hollywood and Orange County areas. While playing in the L.A. and OC music scene, she began studying voice under Seth Riggs and his associates, and more extensively under celebrity vocal coach/analyst James Lugo of American Idol and Vocal Asylum in Hollywood. Katie later went on to work on her degree in Music Education at Cal State University, Fullerton, putter herself through school by playing weekly gigs in a classic rock duo at Captain Jacks in Sunset Beach. During her time at CSUF, Katie found a new love for classical music and opera, and was chosen to be in the touring choral groups University Singers and Chamber Choir, under Dr. Rob Istad of the Pacific Chorale.
She has been teaching voice for seven years now. She vocally trains many students from Huntington Beach APA and coaches vocalists from the OC and LA music scene, including the members of the pop group Ajuku Girls, Chris Faris of The Devious Means (Best Indie Back OC Music Awards 2014), the Hindu Pirates, and Ellie Mae and the Ricochets. Katie has now found a role in bringing up the next generation of musical talent, but you can still find her playing and singing pop and rock music for private events.
Kerrie Caldwell – Voice Teacher
Kerrie Caldwell, soprano, has been praised for her “outstanding” voice (LGBT Weekly). Her “clear and gem-like tone” and “soprano fireworks” continue to dazzle audiences from coast to coast (Cleveland Classical).
Ms. Caldwell’s voice possesses a rare versatility, which supports both a strong stage presence and a unique range of color. As a concert soloist, she has been featured with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra in Alexander’s Feast (Handel) and the Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), and with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus in the Spring Symphony (Britten) and Messiah (Handel). One of her more recent and exciting performances have been as the soprano soloist for the modern masterpiece, El Niño (Adams). She has also appeared as the soprano soloist for St. John Passion (Bach), L’Allegro, il Pensersos ed il Moderato (Handel), Selva Morale e Spirituale (Monteverdi), Requiem (Rutter), Requiem (Fauré), Sinfonia Antartica (Vaughan Williams) and in the world premiere of Jammo/Yousif’s symphony Marya (2009). On the operatic stage, she has performed Violetta in La Traviata (Verdi), Speranza in L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), Mrs. Fiorentino in Street Scene (Weill), Romilda in Serse (Handel), L’Eternitá in La Calisto (Cavalli), The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), and both Lauretta and Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini).
Her burgeoning career takes her across the nation and the world. In 2015, Ms. Caldwell performed in Seoul, South Korea for the 3rd Annual Peace Concert “In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Liberation” at the Sejong Center’s Grand Theater. Ms. Caldwell received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Vocal Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). She and her husband now reside in southern California.
Paul began learning the piano at age 10. Before this, he played trumpet and grew a curiosity to use the knowledge he received at the piano. He took up lessons shortly after at Concert Music School, studying with several teachers along the way. He performed in multiple recitals alongside his brother, as seen as two of the most musically educated of the school. In 2011, Paul auditioned for the Orange County School of The Arts, but was turned down due to the overwhelming number of applicants. Paul is an alumni of Marina High School (Class of 2015) and has been in Mr. Graham’s Concert and Viking Choirs since his junior year. He has also performed in the pit orchestra for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the school’s productions of Crazy for You and Thoroughly Modern Millie for which he was a student accompanist. He has recently also performed as a pianist for West Arts Little Woman production at Stacey Middle School (Class of 2011). Paul is currently a music major at Orange Coast College where he plans to get his Associate of The Arts degree and transfer to CSULB for a degree in Music Education.
James has been playing piano since he was 10 years old. He comes from a musical family, where his late grandfather was the band director of the Torrance Area Youth Band in the 60’s and 70’s. He received lessons at Concert Music School in Huntington Beach for 9 years, and he now takes private lessons in Fountain Valley. His main repertoire consists of Baroque to Jazz music. He is a Marina alumni and has participated in the choir program there for 3 years. Although he was not a talented vocalist, he helped fellow choir members with his expanded knowledge of musicality. He also took AP Music Theory during his last year of high school. Before graduating, he and his brother, Paul were offered to be the accompanists for the following year. He played his first professional performance as a member of the pit orchestra in Marina’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2012. Because of his sight reading skills, he was able to learn the entire score in a short amount of time. He currently resides in Westminster and studies Music at Orange Coast College, and plans to transfer to California State University of Long Beach to further expand his Music career, possibly to become a composer or professional performer.