About Us

Artistic Coordinators

Dominique Bellon is a professional oboist, teacher and specialist in performance psychology from Montreal, Quebec, currently living in Richmond, Kentucky. She holds a doctorate in Oboe Performance from Arizona State University, a Master’s in Oboe from the Cincinnati Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Honours Composition from McGill University. Dominique has taught music classes at Eastern Kentucky University, University of Ottawa and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She has also given numerous lectures and workshops in performance psychology at various universities and professional organizations throughout the US and Canada. Her professional performing experience includes holding a position as principal oboe of Orquesta sinfonica de Guanajuato (Mexico) and playing principal oboe and English horn with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She also frequently travels back to Quebec to play with various orchestras.



Thomas Couvillon is a composer and music theorist who serves on the faculty of Eastern Kentucky University, where he is coordinator of music theory and composition studies. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Canada. His recent commissions include a work for wind ensemble, Mountains, Rivers, Dreams, which was premiered by the EKU Wind Ensemble in Nov. 2015 and Plaisirs éphémères de l'été, a work for oboe and percussion commissioned by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. As a singer, Dr. Couvillon performs with Musick’s company, an early-music group based in Lexington, Kentucky.





Performers

Soprano Marie-France Duclos has built a vast repertoire of solo performances including sacred music and opera. She was recently featured as Despina in Cosi fan tutte with UK Opera Theatre. She also sang the role of Belinda in Bourbon Baroque’s 2015 production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and was a soloist in their 2015 performance of Handel’s Messiah. Marie-France was the first prize winner of the 2014 Audrey Rooney Kentucky Bach Choir Competition and was the soprano soloist in their performance of Bach’s Saint-John Passion last March. She sang in J.S. Bach’s Motets in a concert broadcast by the radio by the CBC and toured as Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel presented by JMC. She has also performed the roles of Musetta, Cendrillon, and Monica. Marie-France earned a Master's degree in Voice Performance from the University of Montreal and is working towards her DMA in Voice Performance at the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Dr. Noemi Lugo. Marie-France is currently Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Centre College in Danville, KY.



Amy Feather, soprano, has recently reprised the role of Violetta in La Traviata with Rogue Opera in Oregon and performed the roles of Fiordiligo in selected scenes from Cosi fan Tutte with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony in Illinois. She has also performed the role of Violetta in La Traviata, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Illinois Opera Program as well as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with the University of Illinois Orchestra. Her credits also include Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, and Nekhlyudov's Sister and Princess Myagkaya in the Resurrection by Machover with the Boston Lyric Opera. As a member of the Boston University Opera Institute Young Artist Program, her credits include Ilia in Idomeneo, Irena in The Seduction of a Lady, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Lizzie in Bach's Coffee Cantata. Ms. Feather is also an internatinal recitalist performing in Salzburg, Austria and the roles of Micaela in Carmen and Antonia in Les Contes D'Hoffman with the Komische Kammer Oper Munchen in Humbach, Germany.



Mattie Greathouse is a dynamic performer and teacher in the greater Lexington and Bluegrass area. Formally trained at the University of Michigan with Clem Barone and participating in master classes with Leone Buyse, she has also worked with Nina Perlove, Robert Dick, and Leela Breithaupt. In 2014 she won the National Flute Association's Performer's Competition and performed newly published music at the NFA Convention in Chicago, IL. She has presented at the Flute Society of Kentucky's Annual Flute Festival in 2015 on utilizing “extended techniques” for improving tone, and in 2016 on understanding the physiological demands of flute playing on the body. Her students have won the prestigious Governor's Scholarship for the Arts award. She has an active private studio and volunteers at local schools promoting general music awareness, coaches flute sectionals, and teaches general music to preschoolers. In June 2016 Mattie had the opportunity to attend and perform in Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound Workshop on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.



Cellist Nathan Jasinski has given solo performances in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and throughout the U.S. A recent highlight includes a performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Keweenaw Symphony in Michigan. He performs regularly with the Appalachia Piano Trio, as continuo/solo cellist with the Kentucky Bach Choir, and as a solo recitalist. From 2003-2008, Nathan was a member of the Eero Trio (clarinet, cello, piano). An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Jasinski frequently gives master classes at educational venues throughout the country. He joined the music faculty at Eastern Kentucky University in 2006. Prior to this appointment, he taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Snow College in Ephraim, UT. His love of teaching has led to his working with young musicians at the Interlochen and Steven Foster music camps. He is currently president of the Kentucky Cello Club, an organization that promotes cello playing and teaching throughout the region.



Adria Sutherland is currently ABD at the University of Kentucky, where she was also a teaching assistant for the Department of Music Theory. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from Morehead State University, and her Master of Music from East Carolina University, and her primary teachers include Scott Wright, Nathan Williams, Michael Acord, and Atossa Kramer.

Adria is adjunct professor of clarinet at Berea College, and has previously served on the faculties of Morehead State University, Georgetown College, Transylvania University, and Asbury College, where she has taught clarinet, chamber music, music theory, music history, and music education courses. She has performed throughout the U.S. and Western Europe, and she enjoys coaching middle and high school clarinet sections throughout central Kentucky.




Loren Tice has concertized widely as pianist, organist, harpsichordist, hand bell and choral conductor. A former reviewer of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra for the Lexington Herald- Leader, he holds degrees from College of Emporia in Kansas and University of Illinois. He is an accompanist at Transylvania University and performs with Musick’s Company, the leading early-music group in central Kentucky.





Zachary Marshall originally from Bristol, VA, is an Assistant Professor of Music in Voice at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Marshall holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance from the University of South Carolina with a minor in music history. He also holds a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Music from East Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at EKU, Dr. Marshall served as Assistant Professor of Music at Bethany College, WV, where he was also the Director of Choral Activities. He has performed many opera and oratorio works and frequently appears as a tenor soloist and recitalist. In addition to his work as a solo vocalist, Dr. Marshall serves as a guest clinician for all-county and regional honor choir events. Dr. Marshall’s most recent musical endeavor was his leading of a two-week music mission in the Czech Republic during July 2014. While there, he and his team performed in several venues around the Czech Republic as well as in Vienna, Austria.