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Meet the 2018 Young Artist Program Staff

Mary Box, Director/Principal Coach - Mary currently holds the position of Head Coach/Pianist for the Opera Academy of the Midwest which is part of the Wichita Grand Opera.  She has also held positions as chorusmaster/coach/rehearsal pianist with Opera in the Heights, Houston Grand Opera, Operativo Houston, Crested Butte Music Festival, Rice University, and Frenetic Theater in Houston, TX.  She was a Young Artist at Crested Butte Music Festival (Excellence award in 2015) and has appeared as keyboardist/pianist with San Antonio Symphony, Houston Symphony Pops, and Rice University Orchestra.  


Ms. Box received her Masters of Music in Vocal Coaching from Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and also holds two degrees in Piano Performance from Moores School of Music at the University of Houston (M.M.) and The Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (B.M.)  





Frederic Heringes , Stage Director - Mr. Heringes has appeared on Broadway in the San Francisco & Toronto companies of "The Phantom of the Opera" (Ubaldo Piangi); in New York City in Bryan Putnam's new  musical "The Toymaker" and played the role of Ariste in Moliere's "The Learned Ladies".  Regional Theatre credits include Agent Frank in

"Unnecessary Farce", Saunders in "Lend Me a Tenor", and premiere productions of "Stonewall's Bust" by John Morogiello and "One Golden Moment" by Wm. S. C Coleman.

In Opera, Mr. Heringes has been heard with Florida Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Anchorage Opera, and Chautauqua Opera.  He studied acting at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California and was a member of the repertory acting company there for five seasons, appearing in over thirty plays and musicals.  He was most recently heard with FM Opera as Goro in "Madama Butterfly" and as St. Brioche in "The Merry Widow".








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Board of Directors

General Director
David Hamilton

President
Sheri Gronhovd-Schrock

Vice President
Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich

Treasurer
Dr. Theodore Kleiman

Secretary
Michael Sly

Guild Representative
Diane Wolter

Directors
Dr. Julie Blehm
Dr. Robert Meili
Martha Moore
Katie Perleberg
Karin Rudd
Eeva Salejarvi
John Stibbe
Deborah Wald


Advisory Board Members
Sue Oatey

Opera America

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