Jenny Ohrstrom is a frequent collaborator and recitalist whose many musical endeavors have brought her to stages across North America and Europe. Some of Ms. Ohrstrom's recent performances include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Mother in Hansel and Gretel, the title role in Alcina, and as a soprano soloist for Carmina Burana. Ms. Ohrstrom has also been seen on stage for concert performances of arias from Il trovatore, Carmen, Così fan tutte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Rusalka. Ms. Ohrstrom holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She is a winner of CSUN’s and CWU’s Concerto Competitions, and a recipient of the Village Voices Chorale Scholarship, Nancy Hooker Scholarship, NATS-LA Summer Study Grant, CSUN Graduate Research Fellowship, and the CSUN Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity. Ms. Ohrstrom is an alumna of the programs Classical Singing in New York, LidalNorth in Oslo, Norway, the Opera Studio of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and the new NAPA Music Festival in Napa, California.
Eric Lyday is a vocalist, percussionist, composer and music teacher from Dripping Springs, TX. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Music Studies. There he worked with the UT Concert Chorale, Hispanic Caribbean Ensemble, UT Jazz Combos and the Electronic Composition Department. His work in composition provided the opportunity to premiere his pieces at the NYCEMF conference in New York City, LaTex conference in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and Ears Eyes and Feet in Austin. In his private voice studies, he worked with John Aielli and Leonard Johnson, and graduated with a performance certificate in classical voice. Outside of school Eric has played with the band Tinnarose on drums for SXSW in 2013, the blues outfit T.P. Tom and the Sliders, and currently creates his own music as lead guitarist and singer with the band Food Group. As an educator, Eric taught choir at Hill Country Middle School, general music at Oak Meadows Elementary, and has led after school programs at Sims and St. Elmo Elementary schools. This is his first year teaching voice at Anderson High School. He also currently teaches piano, voice, drums, guitar, and songwriting at Band Aid School of Music. When not teaching Eric is composing, rehearsing and performing with his rock band Food Group.