Our Music Scholars:
Zach Burnham, tenor, is a junior at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying vocal performance. Zach has had a love for singing and music from a young age. Ever since joining his first choir in the sixth grade, he has sung in countless choirs, show choirs, vocal ensembles, musicals, operas, and solo performances. Zach is so grateful to be a member of the Covenant-First family and loves making music with his fellow choir members and the congregation.
Kayleigh Decker, mezzo soprano, is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory. Kayleigh’s roles at CCM Opera include Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon, Idamante Idomeneo and the title role of Ariodante. Other opera highlights include the title role in La Cenerentola for Queen City Opera, Peggy in Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown for Cincinnati Opera.
Originally from Bellingham, Washington, Lucy Evans is a mezzo-soprano entering the first year of her master's degree at CCM. She began performing in children's theater productions at age seven, and has studied classical voice for nearly eight years. In 2020, she received her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where she appeared in several roles including Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Irene in Handel's Theodora, and Euridice in a remote opera movie of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Hayden Glasgow, organist, is from Columbus, Ohio and has been playing organ for nearly six years. He is a Sophomore at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music majoring in Organ Performance. He worked with the Highlands Presbyterian Church in Columbus for about a year and is currently organ scholar at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church. Hayden says, “I am excited to continue my work at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at Covenant-First Presbyterian
A sophomore at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studies voice performance as a tenor. Jarrett is also a very experienced choral, as well as solo singer, having participated in several student choirs, one professional choir, a few church choirs, many competitions, and numerous recitals. Jarrett has been actively singing since Kindergarten. He is from the city of Waterford, Michigan and plans to minor in Accounting as an extra educational goal.
Originally from Maryland, Madeline has been a part of the Covenant-First choir since 2019. She has been seen on stages from Astoria, Oregon, to Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy.
Jordan Krack, baritone, recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with his Master of Music in Vocal Performance, as a student of Thomas Barasel. Hailing from Sacramento, California, he graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2016, as a student of Dr. Robin Fisher. The first place winner in their Robert S. Dinsmore Opera Scholarship Competition (2016), he was featured in Sac State's Opera Theatre in several roles.
A 21-year-old soprano from Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a senior at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Thomas Baresel. Last year, she sang the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart with CCM Opera D’arte. Additionally, in 2020 Ms. Reeves won second place in the Matinee Musicale competition.
A native of Houston, Texas Emilio begins his studies as a sophomore student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has sung roles in the undergraduate production of The Magic Flute and is slated to sing the role of Jupiter in CCM's upcoming production of Orpheus in the Underworld.