Amy Feriante, piano and voice faculty

A versatile musician and instructor of many talents and interests, Amy Feriante began her piano study at age 7 under Annamarie Lindstrom, and began playing the flute in school at age 8. By middle school, she was studying flute privately as well as participating actively in her  local community theater.

In high school, Ms. Feriante devoted most of her spare time to various musical ensembles, and began taking private voice lessons in addition to piano lessons. She sang in both Concert Choir and Madrigal Ensemble, and co-founded North Harford High School’s first ever all-women’s barbershop quartet. In the summer of 2001, she spent 10 days touring Italy with her various choirs, where she was given the amazing opportunity to sing a solo in the Vatican!

Amy attended Lebanon Valley College and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Music Education. There she immersed herself in Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Symphony Orchestra, recording technology, and pedagogical approaches.

Ms. Feriante began her teaching career in Delaware, teaching middle school, general music, and choir. Five years later, she moved to Portland, Oregon.  While there, she began teaching private piano and voice at Ethos Music, and joined Beati Chorum, a professional choir based in Portland.

Driven by her passion for music and for helping others, Ms. Feriante now teaches part time at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, in addition to Bel Air Music Studios. Her training in music education has given her tools for working with children of all ages and backgrounds, including those with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum, but she is at ease with students of all ages, including adults and the very young.

Alina Antonenko, voice and piano faculty

Alina Antonenko began her musical career studying piano under the late Reynaldo Reyes at Towson University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance, and recently completed her second year of graduate study in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy at Shenandoah University, studying voice under Aimee Sposato. She regularly participates in collaborative performances in the Greater Baltimore and Virginia area as both singer and pianist, most recently appearing as Norina from Don Pasquale in Shenandoah’s opera scenes program. Today, Ms. Antonenko works as a music director at the St. Christopher’s Episcopal and Ferndale United Methodist Churches. She is a private piano and voice instructor and coach, an accompanist for the Department of Dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory, as well as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. She hopes to continue spreading her lifelong love of music through her teaching and performing.

George Wilkerson, voice faculty

George Wilkerson, Jr. (tenor) hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was born into a large family of musicians. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the Master of Arts degree in Music (Voice) from Morgan State University. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia under the tutelage of Dr. Byron Jones. He is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Mr. Wilkerson has extensive experience in opera and musical theatre; most notably, performing the roles of Beppe in Pagliacci, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Bill in A Hand of Bridge, Professor Bhaer in Little Women: The Musical, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jake in Side Show. He is also the tenor section leader/soloist for the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, where he has sung numerous oratorio and other sacred song solo selections, including “Frohe hirten, eilt eilet” from J.S. Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio).

Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Mr. Wilkerson taught for seven years at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, MD as the Director of Vocal Music and as the Music and Drama teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Tallahassee Florida for three years prior to Calvert Hall. His solo voice students have successfully participated in district and state solo festivals and the NATS student auditions at the district, regional, and national levels receiving superior and excellent ratings. His ensembles performed very well, receiving a “Best in Class” distinction and superior ratings at district, state, and other major music festivals. Many of his students have successfully auditioned for and performed in All-State and All-Eastern choruses.

Mr. Wilkerson thoroughly enjoys the study of languages and is passionate about the study and performance of various styles of art song. Recent recitals included performances of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams), Poéme d’un jour, Op 21 (Faure), and Vier Canozenen, D. 688 (Schubert). He also presented a full recital of British and American art songs featuring Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op. 12 (Quilter), Despite and Still, op.41 (Barber), Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain, op. 55 (Britten), and a set of songs by African-American composers Undine Smith Moore, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still, and John Wesley Work, III.

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