About the Artists

 

Katelin Hansen
Katelin Hansen received a B.A. degree in vocal performance from the University of Richmond, VA and has studied music at l'Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milano, Italy. She spent many years participating in the Cincinnati May Festival with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the batons of James Bagwel, James Conlon, Erich Kunzel, Robert Porco, John Morris Russell, and Steve Reineke.  She has also been a member of University of Richmond’s Schola Cantorum with whom she has performed with the Richmond Symphony, was featured as a soloist on National Public Radio (NPR), and gave a concert series tour through central Europe. Her research interests lie in cultural appropriation in Western classical vocal music and the performance practice of racially evocative works.  She presented her findings to the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic 2009 conference. Having traveled to China to conduct field studies, her interests also lie in huju, the native opera form of Shanghai, and how it negotiates survival in a global city. Additionally, she has conducted neuroscience lab research on the effect of maternal experience on the brain, specifically as it relates to auditory processing of ultrasonic vocalizations of rodents. She is a member of Cum Laude, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Mortar Board, and Phi Kappa Mu honor societies. Katelin holds a B.S. degree in biology with a concentration in neuroscience from the University of Richmond and is currently pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at The Ohio State University.
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Yen Lee Loh
Yen Lee Loh is a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics at The Ohio State University.  In addition to being an accomplished composer, he has studied piano with Flavia de Souza in Malaysia, the guitar with Chia Pe Te, and the violin with Sharry Spicknall at Purdue University.  His many community musical outreach endeavors have included leading the Betty Stubbens Musicians in musical engagement for the elderly and acting as resident accompanist for Opera in a Suitcase, a program that introduces classical opera to school children.  Currently, he plays for nursing homes in the greater Columbus area and teaches lessons for Harmony on the Southside at the United Methodist Church for All People.

 

 


Ryan Hansen
Ryan Hansen’s brilliant baritone voice has carried him on multiple tours both in the United Sates and abroad with several esteemed choirs. He now sings with Church for All People Gospel Choir and performs with them regularly. He has studied with James Smith-Parham and has performed in Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).