A versatile and accomplished performer, Peggy Duquesnel has enjoyed a distinguished
career as a pianist, vocalist and composer. She has performed, recorded and toured with such notables as Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent and Pat Boone. Peggy has been a featured performer for Disney, Roland, Kawai, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Auckland Philharmonic. Peggy served as the keyboardist for the Anaheim Angels baseball team and as the Professor of Jazz Studies at Concordia University Irvine. Her diverse selection of CDs has received international acclaim.
Legendary is the perfect word to describe Thurlow Spurr.
Thurlow’s impact on gospel music has been revolutionary. He has created an incredible anthology of the world’s most beloved and enduring music called The Thurlow Spurr Collection featuring The Music of Life. Arranged for concert piano and orchestra it is a unique collection of the world’s greatest and cherished hymns, love songs, Broadway hits, and classical pieces as well as the best patriotic and Christmas music. Thurlow continues to share his philosophy that “people listen with their eyes.” He continues to captivate the world with infectious enthusiasm for his craft, his flair for dramatic stage direction, his dedication to a higher standard of excellence and presentation.
International Steinway Artist, the late Steve Hall, played the piano since the age of five
and became a successful and noted artist of inspirational and easy- listening Piano Orchestrations. Steve performed through out the United States and Canada and recorded with top “world-class” musicians to present his timeless music recordings. His collaborations include David Patt, Andre Mayeux, Dan Savant, Mike Watts, Mary Beth Carlson, Eric Rigler, Peggy Duquesnel, Steve Donovan and his son Daniel Hall.
Mary Beth Carlson, composer, recording artist, author, inspirational speaker and former Teacher of
the Year, performs nationally as a pianist and speaker for a wide variety of special events. She’s written and performed music for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, International Special Olympics, Arc, Fraser Community Services, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Alzheimer’s Association and Joni Eareckson Tada’s ministry, Joni and Friends. Mary Beth has produced and recorded twenty-six albums of piano orchestral music on her label and has been featured on several other albums including Integrity Music CDs with Sandi Patty, Darlene Zschech and Don Moen.
Kawai artist David Nevue is a self-taught pianist/composer who has released over a dozen
albums, including “Overcome”, winner of “Best Instrumental Piano Album of the Year” at the Lifestyle Music Awards. His popular “Adoration: Solo Piano Hymns” collection went to #1 on the ZMR Radio Charts. Nevue cites a wide array of influences on his music… everything from the classics (Chopin and Rachmaninoff) to contemporary artists like George Winston, the Irish band Clannad and even Rush. Nevue frequently tours the U.S., playing concert halls, piano galleries, churches and private concerts in people’s homes.
Julie Buzzelli is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Harp at Bowling Green State University.
She is an accomplished performer and teacher and has been active in both the national and international harp community. Ms. Buzzelli is the former principal harpist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also played with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, and American Wind Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist she has appeared with orchestras in the U.S. and Canada and toured the United States as a Young Artist under the auspices of the American Harp Society.
The Galkin Evangelistic Team travels in the United States encouraging churches in discipleship and evangelism.
Their music is an extension of that ministry as they seek to edify churches.
Chloe Schmitz has studied piano and harp since the age of three.
She is studying music at Cedarville University and will continue to pursue performance and ministry opportunities through music.
Sophia Schmitz BM, is the director at Black Swamp Fine Arts School where she teaches violin and
dance. At age three, her parents enrolled her in ballet and Suzuki violin lessons; she has never ceased playing and dancing. Realizing her passion and talent for teaching music and ballet occurred at the age fifteen when she began teaching. Sophia received her undergraduate degree in violin performance from BGSU as well as a minor in entrepreneurship. Other musical pursuits include developing the game Play to Play that teaches anyone to read music as well as serving as the music director for RadiantTV during its infancy.
Clint Fox is an adjunct professor at Bowling Green State University and the owner/director of the Perrysburg Music Center.
Fox teaches piano lessons and theory classes to an average of 140 students weekly, and in any time leftover, this classically-trained pianist, enjoys composing original piano music.
Job Travis enjoys creating meaningful music with acoustic guitars, pianos, or digital instruments.
He currently resides in Ohio where he continues to make music videos every week for his YouTube channel.
Michael Jarrell began teaching himself how to play guitar at the age of
thirteen. He now enjoys playing with his church’s worship team. Although he enjoys music, he has chosen to study construction management at Bowling Green State University.