Joyful and Triumphant Roster

Chamber Choir

Melisa Acosta, Music Therapy, Orlando, FL 

Anastasia Bakhouch, Music Therapy, Sarasota, FL 

Kailah Burbach, Music Therapy,  Weston, FL 

Kelly Flynn, Music Education, Orlando, FL 

Savannah Niarchos, B.A. Music, Miami, FL 

Stephanie O’Neill, B.A. Music, Fort Myers, FL  

Jade Rojas, Vocal Performance, Cape Coral, FL 

Tiffany Sanchez Borjas, Vocal Performance, Cape Coral, Fl 

Caitlin Turner, Music Performance, Weston, FL 

Erica Aichholz, Vocal Performance, Cincinnati, OH 

Camryn Cole, B.A. Music, Estero, FL 

Cadence Dobson, Vocal Performance, Cape Coral, FL 

Victoria Eden, Psychology, Miami, FL 

Tori Hyman, Vocal Performance, Lubbock, TX 

Daniela Pepe, Music Performance, Largo, FL 

Kaylee Price, Music Education, Tampa, FL 

Sophia Torres, Music Performance, Brooksville, FL 

Isabella Westling, Music Therapy, Fort Pierce, FL 

Drazen Balarin, Vocal Performance, Lima, Peru 

Ryan Bussert, Software Engineering, Chicago, IL 

Michael Cherbini, B.A. Music, Estero, FL 

Miguel Coates, B.A. Music, Palmetto, FL 

Carlos Esquilin, Music Education, Cape Coral, FL 

Sebastian Plymette, Vocal Performance, Poulsbo, WA 

Xavier Rosado-Mendez, Music Education, Bradenton, FL 

Keith Williams, Music Education, Cape Coral, FL

Jeffrey Dubuque,  Music Education, Port St. Lucie, FL 

Mason Hunn, B.A. Music, Jacksonville, FL 

Aaron Levine, Vocal Performance, Wellington, FL 

Noah Mair, Music Therapy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Josue Otero, Music Education, Manati, Puerto Rico 

Aaron Powers, B.A. Music, Sarasota, FL 

Philip Smith, Music Therapy, Seffner, FL

Chamber Choir

Symphony Orchestra Roster

Natalia Rosen  

Maria Urbina

Abigail Glass  

Alana D'Angelo

Isabella Santoro  

Kaitlyn Byrd  

Chelsea Fisher  

Elinor Elander    

Lisa Hallinan

Serena Santiago

Leah Forudi  

Michael Cherbini  

Debra Williams  

Christine Ciarlillo  

Paul CImarusti  

Taylor Benson  

Mia DeAlmedia  

Kailei Booth-Guadlap  

Maya Senecharles  

Addyson Greene  

Stephan Tatum  

Bianca Chavannes

Xavier Rosado  

Rachel Cox

Arwen Cooper  

Melissa Gomez  

Ericka Gabrielli  

Lia Gaitan  

Jonathan Gardella

Matthew Vigil  

Kassandra Cooper  

Brelynn Williams  

Charlotte Young  

Emily Silver  

Julia Flynn  

Hailey Wessinger  

Peyton Wells  

Tracy Carlson  

Chloe Durity  

Anna Jones  

Ashley Cusein 

James Tsang  

Piper Kemmerer  

Matthew Edwards  

Roberto Reyes Mark Lindsay  

Israel Pinto  

Zoe Duncombe  

Sabria Thomas  

Nicole Gaitan

Iris Brown

Porter Gulseth  

Victor Frumoff

Gwenyth Morris  

Caden Traylor  

Beky Steinbrecher

Joshua Hellberg  

Susan Palma Lara  

Henrie Ramirez  

Zachary Smith  

Caden Traylor  

Steven Giro  

Jacob Kenny  

Timothy Wilcox  

Hannah Parsley  

Blake Waligora  

Kevin Devitt  

Jesus Segura  

Jeff Goldblatt  

Todd Handley

Josue Gallardo 

Music Sheet

Bel Canto

Pamela Acevedo Bustos 

Keanna Almonte 

Reiann Anderson 

Leah Basora 

Grace Bigelow 

Jo Butera 

Claudia Cespedes Calderon 

Allysen Corporan 

Lauren Dennis 

Sam Dobert 

Grace Eckman 

Daniela Falcon 

Claire Fischinger 

Kelly Flynn 

Ella Golden 

Opal Hearst 

Lyric Ingram 

Erasly Isalgue 

Hailey Kelderhouse 

Trinity Keller 

Savannah Koller 

Elisabeth Kowalski 

Mia Laboy Reyes 

Alexandra Lopez 

Lauren Major 

Halle Manicke 

Joelly Matos 

Savannah Niarchos 

Marissa Piper 

Hannah Robinson 

Sabrina Sanabria 

Samantha Seibert 

Juliana Shryrock 

McKenna Slater 

Hannah Wiles 

Michelle Zabalo

Bel Canto
Bel Canto from Joyful & Triumphant 2022


Drazen Balarin 

Wyatt Crecelius 

Jeffrey Dubuque 

Carlos Esquilin 

Samuel Estes 

Nicholas Gatian 

Matthew Herbert 

William Kalvin 

CJ Levin 

Mark Linsday 

Oliver Long 

Michael Miller 

Josue Otero 

Sebastian Plymette 

Gabriel Salgat 

Steven Santos 

Johnny Serafino 

Colin Smith 

Luke Stephens 

Jacob Williams

Men's choir
Cantabile at Joyful & Triumphant 2022

University Choir

Lauren Abramson 

Anthony Alexander 

Connor Andretta 

Jose Beltran Meza 

Annie Bennett 

Haley Bent 

Michaela Berres 

Ariel Bethea 

Virginia Castro 

Lihn Dao 

Angelica Davis 

Chantal Deshaies 

Drew Desrosiers 

Elyse Dorn 

Jeffrey Dubuque 

Ahnya Dvorak 

Emma Farmer 

Matthew Filliman 

Tori Gallagher 

Alexa Garces 

Ashley Gentry 

Mateo Gonzalez Tamariz 

Liam King 

Amelia Kozoil 

Courtney Lazarus 

Cassidy Lehman 

Cheyenne Lewis 

Kallie Maguire 

Naima Mailliard 

Shaylan McKay 

Audrey Nelson 

Jamel Pearsall-Turner 

Rebekah Raffalski 

Alyssa Ratliff 

Jackson Rine 

Ayreth Rodriguez 

Holly Roncelli 

Casey Scully 

Maya Senecharles 

Athena Sickler 

Mia Singeisen 

Lilyanna Suarez 

Kamryn Vargas 

Tuan Vu 

Emily Walker 

Combined Choirs
Combined Choirs at Joyful & Triumphant 2022

About our Ensembles

Bel Canto Choir is open to all sopranos and altos by audition regardless of major.  The choir champions repertoire specifically composed for treble voices, especially works written by women. The ensemble began in fall of 2019 and has consistently impressed and inspired audiences in performance. They have been selected by peer-review to perform at the Florida ACDA convention in October. 

Cantabile Choir of tenor and bass voices includes students of all majors from across the university.  This is the first year the ensemble has been offered as a course at FGCU.  The singers are excited to begin a tradition of excellence that spreads across the university, and through the community of SW Florida.  

The Chamber Choir is a mixed, auditioned ensemble open to all students regardless of major at FGCU.  Recognized for their remarkable versatility, the ensemble performs choral music from the Renaissance to newly commissioned works.  The choir performed for the Florida chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conference in 2021.  Every three years the choir performs internationally including Spain and France (2023), Rome (2020), the Baltic States (2017), and Austria and the Czech Republic (2014).   

The University Choir is a non-auditioned, mixed ensemble open to students of all majors on campus at FGCU.  The choir studies a diverse choral repertoire from many cultures and historical eras and gets the opportunity to work with choral clinicians from around the United States every year. Students in the ensemble receive General Education (Humanities) credit. The choir performs choral-orchestral masterworks, and have recently performed Poulenc’s Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and will perform Dvorak’s Te Deum this April with the Naples Philharmonic Chorus. 

The Symphony Orchestra is the top, auditioned orchestral ensemble at FGCU.  The Symphony performs on and off-campus, and frequently collaborates with the FGCU Choirs in the Southwest Florida region.  A versatile group, the repertoire ranges from large Romantic era works to smaller, Baroque and Classical productions and recently composed modern works.   


Trent R. Brown is Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University where he directs three of four choral ensembles, teaches courses in choral literature, conducting and choral methods, and supervises student teachers. As the Artistic Director of Choral Artistry, he conducts the adult, professional-core ensemble in multiple choral-orchestral performances and educational outreach activities in the region.  He holds degrees from The University of Arizona (D.M.A.), The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (M.M.), and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (B.M.E.).  He can be contacted at 

Kyle Szabo serves as the Orchestra Director at FGCU, where he directs the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. He frequently travels throughout Florida as a clinician for middle and high schools, adjudicator at competitions, and as a guest conductor with professional and community orchestras. He conducted the 2022 FMEA All State Honors Orchestra. Szabo performs as a violinist and violist, and has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in several different states. He was previously a faculty member at Ripon College (Wisconsin) as Director of Orchestral Activities. Szabo earned a Doctorate in conducting at James Madison University, a Master of Music in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Rutgers University.  

Abigail Allison is the staff accompanist for the choral program at Florida Gulf Coast University and works with student and professional instrumentalists and vocalists in Southwest Florida. In addition to her work at FGCU, she is also the pianist for Choral Artistry, serves as music co-director of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, and accompanies the Bay Singers of Bonita Bay. She is a founding member of the Nautilus Chamber Players, an organization that performs chamber music written after 1900, and is a member of the Allison Duo with her husband, saxophonist Shawn Allison. Abbey holds a double degree in piano performance and string education from Ithaca College. 

Jeremy T. Warner is Adjunct Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University where he directs the University Choir and teaches Class Voice. He has held a variety of conducting and artistic director positions throughout the academic, professional, and volunteer choir communities, and currently directs the Naples Philharmonic Chorus. He has prepared professional choirs for touring performances in a variety of settings, most recently the Legend of Zelda concert tour. His tour experience includes extensive tours throughout the U.S., Germany, and Austria. He holds degrees from The University of Memphis (M.M.) and Union University (B.M.). In addition to three supplementary years of doctoral studies in choral conducting, Jeremy also completed a four-month residency program at Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria.