Lauren Fucarino

Lauren Fucarino

Vocalist

Originally from West Virginia, Tampa has been "home" for Lauren Fucarino since the age of ten.  Lauren's love for music began at an early age.  She took voice and piano lessons throughout her childhood and began composing original music in high school.

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Mark Beale

Vocalist

Mark Beale (Baritone) chose to pursue classical voice training in 2008 after many years of involvement as a musician and vocalist in church productions and weddings. He currently studies under Blake Leopold at the Leopold School of Voice and serves as a vocalist and bass guitarist at Oakwood Community Church in Tampa

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Erin Ruska

Vocalist

Erin Ruska is a trained singer, actress and voice-over artist. She continues vocal study with Blake Leopold at The Leopold School of Voice & Piano in South Tampa.

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Ben Pila

Guitarist

Benjamin Pila is the only classical guitarist to be named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He has performed extensively throughout the United States in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Avery-Fisher Hall and the Kaplan Penthouse in New York's Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado. Benjamin was also invited to perform at the 2007-08 and 2011-12 September 11th Commemoration Ceremonies at Ground Zero in New York City.

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Michelle Brazeal

Vocalist

Originally native to West Virginia, Michelle Brazeal came to Tampa at the age of six. Michelle has always shown a passion for the arts and she began painting and singing at a very young age.

 

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Jill Pratt

Pianist

Jill Emerson Pratt, pianist, is a Tampa native who found her passion early on and began to study the piano at age 9. By the time she was 12, Jill had begun to accompany her various school choruses and church ensembles, and she developed a love for sight reading and collaborating with other musicians. 

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Watts Shimmura

Bassist

Watts Shimmura, originally from Japan, graduated from the Musashino School of Music in Tokyo, Japan, in 1986. He later studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a BA in Performance after studying under Oscar Stagnaro for Latin/Jazz Bass, John Neves for Jazz/Theory/Bass and under Walter Beasley for Ensemble and Theory.

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Joe Maury

Classical Guitarist

After relocating to Florida, Joseph enrolled at Stetson University where he was a student of the internationally acclaimed performer and teacher, Dr. Stephen Robinson. He was a member of the Stetson University Guitar Ensemble

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Jack Kilbride

Vocalist

Born in Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois in Electrical Engineering, Jack sang in the Concert Choir at the U of I while a student there. He briefly took voice lessons from Metropolitan Opera audition finalist, William Stone, who was part of the University of Illinois opera workshop.

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J.P. Kavanaugh

Keyboards and Arrangements

J.P. Kavanaugh is a keyboard player, and a composer/arranger from Tampa, FL. His creative experience includes composing and directing two orchestral soundtracks for The Family Channel, creating orchestrations for the Walton Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, and writing the score for three live recording sessions.

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