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
Symphony Orchestra Roster
Roberto Reyes Mark Lindsay
Susan Palma Lara
Pamela Acevedo Bustos
Claudia Cespedes Calderon
Mia Laboy Reyes
Jose Beltran Meza
Mateo Gonzalez Tamariz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.