Yolanda Ortiz-Parker
Choir Director
Our Staff:
Genita Heidenreich

Church Administrator


Music Scholars
Fernando Gaggini
Fernando Gaggini, tenor, is pursuing a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting and although not a voice student at the university comes to us with a great deal of singing experience. Fernando was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hyeji Miranda
Hyeji Miranda, pianist, begins her second year with the choir after an exciting summer of traveling home to South Korea, marrying Erick Miranda and participating in the Schmidt Vocal Institute Summer Festival at Miami University in Oxford. Hyeji is pursuing a Master’s degree in collaborative piano.
Isaac Owens
Isaac Owens, tenor, has blessed the Covenant Choir for many years with his talent and voice. Isaac is a graduate of God’s Bible School where he studied vocal church music. When not singing he is a training and quality manager at Coffee Emporium
Miguel Pedroza
Miguel Pedroza, bass-baritone, was born in Venezuela. Miguel obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston’s Moore’s School of Music. Miguel has performed with Opera in the Ozarks, Opera in the Heights and is an active member of the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. Miguel is pursuing a Master’s degree in opera.
Elena Villalon
Elena Villalon, soprano, who has been with our choir for the last two years, spent this summer working with the Houston Grand Opera Summer Program and Tanglewood Music Festival in Boston. She is a native of Austin, Texas. Elena will complete her undergraduate degree in opera this year.
Miles Wilson-Toliver
Miles Wilson-Toliver, Bass-Baritone, is a native of the state of Connecticut. His professional debuts range from Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to performances across North America while maintaining a presence in European festivals and concert tours. Miles is pursuing a Master’s degree in opera.
Brenda Iglesias Zarco
Brenda Iglesias Zarco, mezzo soprano, was born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico to parents who are folk musicians. Brenda was exposed to music from birth. Brenda began her college studies as a graphics design major, but later followed her love for music and switched to voice. Brenda is pursuing a Master’s degree in voice.
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Covenant-First Presbyterian Church

717 Elm St.

Cincinnati, OH 45202