Bill Klein, Assistant Director

Bill Klein, Assistant Director

Bill Klein, a native of Austintown Ohio, is a 2012 graduate of Youngstown State University’s  Dana School of Music with a focus on music education, piano, and voice studies.  While at the Dana School of Music, Bill studied piano under renowned pianist Caroline Oltmanns. He also has had lessons and master classes with various professors and performers from The Pasadena Conservatory, The University of Texas A&M, The University of Kentucky, The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Julliard School of Music.  Bill plans to continue his education starting in the fall of 2013 at Youngstown State University studying music education and education administration.  Although an active pianist and teacher in the area, Bill was very involved with the Dana Chorale, a select chorus, at the Dana School of Music. This select choir has performed with stars from Broadway, Trans-Syberian Orchestra, and Barry Manilow. Other major works performed with the chorale include Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’s Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Jenkin’s Gloria, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

A passion for orchestral and choral conducting has lead Bill to study conducting with William Slocum, Dr. Brant Payne, Dr. Hae-Jong Lee and Sasha Malika, the assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Bill is currently the vocal music director at Austintown Middle School and the assistant director of choirs at Austintown Fitch High School.


Alison Morris, Accompanist

alison_morrisA native of East Palestine, Ohio, Alison is very excited to be accompanying the Stambaugh Chorus for their Spring 2011 season. A 2002 music graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, Alison also holds both a BE in Music Education and a MM in Piano Performance from Youngstown State University.  In addition to accompanying students at Youngstown state, she has been the pianist/organist for the East Palestine Centenary United Methodist Church since 2003. Alison also works for Solich Piano and Music in Boardman, Ohio and has been running her private piano studio for the past ten years.

Jan Crews, Accompanist

jancrewsJan Crews joins the Stambaugh Chorus as accompanist in 2010. Jan was playing the piano by ear at age three-and-a-half, began piano and theory lessons at age five, and began accompanying church and school choruses at age ten. During elementary and high school, she studied at the Rollins College School of Creative Arts in Winter Park, Florida. Principal teachers were Katherine Carlo, Phyllis Rappaport and Leonidas Sarakatsannis. With a repertoire spanning classical, show tunes, and pop oldies, Jan’s experience includes study with world-renowned teacher Nadia Boulanger, seven years as staff accompanist at Walt Disney World, and nine years “making beautiful music to shop by” at Washington, DC area Nordstrom stores. She has extensive choral experience as an alto with symphonic choruses: The Washington (DC) Chorus, Tucson (AZ) Symphony Orchestra Chorus and, since 2009, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Jan holds an Associate of Arts degree in piano performance from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, FL; a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and the Juris Doctor degree from Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC.

Dong-Hyun Son, Assistant Director

Dong-Hyun Son, a native of South Korea, has directed church choirs, junior choirs, community choirs, and college choirs for almost twenty years in Korea and the United States.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Busan National University, in Busan, South Korea in 1999.  He also received certificates of choral conducting from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire Summer School in 2003 and from the Busan Presbyterian University Continuing Education Center in 2005. Currently, he is in graduate school, studying Choral Conducting with Dr. Hae-Jong Lee and working as a graduate assistant at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio. He is serving as the assistant conductor of three choirs including Dana Chorale, University Chorus, and Women’s Chorus.  He has also worked as the assistant choral conductor of the Dana Vocal Clinic (2007) and the Stambaugh Community Choir (2008-present), and has served as the assistant chorus master for Opera Western Reserve’s production of Rigoletto in 2007.  He has been the choral director at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Cleveland since 2006.  He has many teaching experiences as well as choral conducting experiences. In South Korea, he taught music classes as a full-time music teacher in Nam-Sung Private Elementary School until he left 2006.  He has taught various styles of music, ranging from vocal and choral, to keyboard music; he has also taught music theory and history in a variety of settings. In addition, Dong-Hyun has taught many different types of people, including men and women, young and old. Now, he is looking into doctoral programs in choral conducting.  He is interested in performing not only classical choral compositions, but also jazz music and other contemporary avant-garde styles.