Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
My music is as varied as my influences. I write music for guitar duets, solo fingerstyle guitar, string quintents, and my favorite the power trio. When I perform I like to cover all these different line ups in movements that vary from show to show so everyone gets bang for their buck. As far as musical genre goes…. I don’t really have one, nor do I want to fit into one. The idea of being pigeonholed into one style of music is to me is a very one dimensional process. So when you come to my shows, you hear it all within the different arrangements I compose for. Classical music, blues, rock, metal, hip-hop, progg, experimental. Happy music, sad music, and more importantly original music. I also have 0 intention of writing music that’s supposed to appeal to just one age group or group of people. The more of my music you listen to, the more you’ll get to know me.
Julie Lyn Barber
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Theatre, Vocal
Dr. Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Kentucky University. She has received IAC grants to perform with the Hot Jazz Preservation Society in Indiana State Parks, and to write and produce a new musical, Indiana Squirrel Stampede and two new children’s plays, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Frog Prince. She has written many stage adaptations of fairy tales in the British panto style, which have been produced locally at the Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival (Muncie, IN), Nettle Creek Players (Hagerstown, IN) and IndyFringe (Indianapolis, IN). Two of her plays have won inclusion in the juried festival, DivaFest of Indianapolis: the ten-minute fable, Tamlane, and the one-act musical parody, Madwomen’s Late Nite Cabaret.
As a stage director, her experience ranges from opera to children’s theatre, directing outreach productions for the Bloomington Early Music Festival of Indiana, and the Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theatre in Carbondale, IL. Other directing credits include Working (American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR), Clue: The Musical (Farmland Dinner Theatre, Farmland, IN), and Guys and Dolls (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY)
She has served as music director and choreographer for many schools and theatre companies in Oregon (American Heritage Theater Project, Cathedral School, Valley Catholic High School) and Indiana (Taylor Theatre, Muncie Civic Theatre, Monroe Central High School, Farmland Dinner Theatre), recently music directing Guys and Dolls at the Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee, IN, and choreographing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Western Kentucky University.
She is an AEA membership candidate, and has performed the role of “Berenice” in Cabaret Poe every October since 2009 with Q Artistry (Indianapolis, IN). She has played numerous roles in theatre and musical theatre productions in Canada and the United States, including Vancouver B.C.’s Theatre Under the Stars, Portland Oregon’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company, and Portland Center Stage. While in Portland, she co-founded the American Heritage Theater Project.
Christine A. Barton
Performing Arts: Music
Chris Barton, MM, MT-BC, is an award-winning composer and performer. She began her musical career at age eight with a German concert pianist who pulled her students’ ears when mistakes were made! Despite the rough start, Chris has retained her love of music. As a board certified music therapist, she has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, hospice settings, school programs for autistic and brain-injured children and private practice. She currently directs Central Canal Creative Arts Therapies in Indianapolis and primarily sees young children with autistic spectrum and speech and hearing disorders. Many of the children she works with have cochlear implants. She also works as a consultant to Advanced Bionics, a cochlear implant manufacturer.
Performing Arts: Music
Mac Bellner is a professional performer of folk music, focusing on traditional style music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. She was born in a two room, tin roofed shack on a cotton farm in Louisiana and grew up in Mississippi and west Texas, cutting her musical teeth on Stamps-Baxter gospel and spiritual music as well as classic juke box country music.
But she discovered her main musical niche in folk music.
In addition to solo work, Mac regularly performs with Hogeye Navvy (www.hogeyenavvy.com) Celtic/North American folk band, with whom she has released 9 albums, and is a Teaching Artist with Arts For Learning of Indiana as part of the May Apple duo. In addition to touring in Ireland and Scotland with Hogeye Navvy, Mac has performed throughout the United States, in England, and South Africa.
Mac also is a teacher/caller for traditional American barn dance, English country dance, and Irish and Scottish ceilidh dance. She has called dances at festivals, for wedding receptions, and for school, public, church, and Scout events. The dances she calls have involved participants from pre-school age to elderly adults, as well as people with physical challenges. Among her favorite people to teach are those who are beginners and have never experienced traditional dancing before. Her repertoire includes traditional squares and circles, play-party dances, and contra/line set dances, all accompanied by live music. Many of the dances have interesting historical and cultural connections, which Mac shares as she introduces each one.
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Mural and commission based draftsman and painter, with a B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design.
Performing Arts: Music
Medieval & Spanish blues
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; He has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), and many more.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….
One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued ?
Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb!
Claude’s official website : www.claudebourbon.org
“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ – The Hook, Charlottesville, USA
“Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45”, Bob, Tucson, AZ
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Earthworks, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I create all of my work from an overwhelming desire to communicate that which transcends explanation. I wish to bring the raw forces of creation & beauty to the surface as a means to translate experiences & visions into sharable mediums. It is my belief that art has the ability to transform by resonating the fundamental energies deep within our beings. I believe art has the ability to unlock the potentials of our highest selves.
Performing Arts: Music
With an extensive repertoire from the Early 1900’s to Today’s Top 40, Jake has been entertaining crowds in Clubs, Restaurants, Weddings, Private and Corporate Events, and Festivals since 2001, and Internationally on Cruise Lines since 2009. Jake has developed a guitar style that is fun, engaging and entertaining. His arrangements come from the heart and he plays with a passion that makes him a true entertainer.
Performing Arts: Music
With a simple yet sophisticated sound echoing across the landscape of Americana, The Deltacoustics have a style all their own. With everything from background music to dance favorites, from weddings to conventions to house parties, The Deltacoustics have something in their repertoire for everyone. With a personable approach to entertaining, they’re sure to make your event a hit!
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography
Vandi Enzor recently moved to the Indianapolis area after graduating with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree with a focus on opera, Vandi attended Shorter College and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and minored in theater and piano. Vandi has performed professionally as a classically trained opera singer, in church and sacred music, as a jazz musician, in musical theater and straight theater, and as a stage combatant. She has done some film, and hopes to continue exploring film more in the future. Vandi has narrated over 40 audiobooks and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons at Meridian Music School in Carmel, Indiana. Vandi enjoys working with sound, lighting, hair and makeup design, in PR, stage managing, and many other technical aspects of live theater. She has been Artistic Director for M3 Theater Camp for the past two years and has written 3 plays. Some of Vandi’s favorite roles have been Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Gaby in Romberg and Eysler’s The Blue Paradise, Jill in Bradshaw’s The Worst One Ever, and Penelope in the short film Penelope’s Revenge. Vandi also greatly enjoyed performing at the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg in 2016, at the Crittenden Opera Workshop in Washington DC in 2017, and singing in the world premier of the ballet Snow White and the Magic Mirror. Vandi hopes to continue growing as an artist and performer in the future; her greatest passion is a collaboration of all aspects of the arts and sharing something with the world that connects with people and creates a lasting impact.
Performing Arts: Vocal; Visual Arts
Myah Evans, an Indianapolis-based indie/foll/singer-songwriter, has always had a distinct love for music. Her musical education began with the piano at a very early age. By 14, Myah was composing full songs with an acoustic guitar loaned to her by a friend-one she still plays to this day.
Her first project, a 4-track demo entitled Familiar THings, was released on December 25,2012. THe album was entirely written,recorded, and producked by Myah and it quickly drew attention from popular artists in the Indie music scene. After this release, Myah was invigted to open for one of her early musical inspirations- Josiah Leming.
As a self-tought musician and guitarist, Myah has devoted her life to creating emotionally charged lyrics and melodies. Her dream is to develop a lifelong career in music that will help her to inspire other young artists.
Performing Arts: Music
Hot Horns – “New Orleans” inspired Horn Band is a vibrant, award winning, internationally acclaimed, professional touring ensemble. Hot Horns regularly travels the United States presenting concerts, interactive educational concerts and master-classes in concert halls, theatres, and at primary and secondary schools, and universities. Led by trumpeter, Glen Johnson, Hot Horns is the premiere educational ensemble of its kind. Unique to Hot Horns is its all-inclusive instrumentation and its burnin’ arrangements. Hot Horns incorporates its trademark combinations of various brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all performed by six friendly, enthusiastic musicians with backgrounds in education. The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop and more, thanks to the talents of various arrangers.
Hot Horns is launching into a new and exciting musical journey, forging an innovative, entertaining way to perform all music. Hot Horns is raising the bar to a superior level by performing brass quintet music ranging from “Bach to Rock” with the addition of non-traditional brass quintet instruments. Hot Horns ambition is to change “Sound” through instrumentation so the audience will have a unique and different from the normal aural experience, while preserving the quality, complexity, and excitement of all music.
Hot Horns is affiliated with many different Arts Councils from coast to coast. Hot Horns in keeping with the traditional brass quintet format, can now take the student / teacher educational interactive experience to a higher level. Hot Horns can now utilize and demonstrate to the student’s woodwind instruments and how they are used in conjunction with the brass instruments, and percussion. These new elements when joined together enable Hot Horns to extend their reach to additional students and expand their teaching capabilities through master classes and educational performances.
Hot Horns mission, is to preserve and perform to the highest level, all varieties of music ranging from “Bach to Rock.” Hot Horns professionalism, musicianship, technical virtuosity, entertainment, integrity, and education are unmatched and unchallenged. Hot Horns performances will leave you astonished and amazed, keeping Hot Horns a formidable force in the music world.
The ensemble was originally founded in 1995. Since that time, Hot Horns has toured all lower 48 states and has toured Korea (1999), received first prize at the New York Brass Conference – International Brass Quintet Competition (2003).
Performing Arts: Music
Samuel Lawson is a classical guitarist and lutenist with a Master of Music degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He has made his way performing, teaching, and writing music in Indiana, South Carolina, and Pittsburgh, PA, and has toured with his wife and vocalist, Rebekah, through the south-eastern U.S., parts of California and the hostels of Scotland. Studied under Brett Terrell, professor of guitar, and Dr. James Briscoe, professor of music history, at Jordan College of Music, Butler University, and later under Paul Reilly at Ball State University. His repertoire is grounded in Classical-Romantic period music, early Scottish and Irish music, Spanish Romanticism, and Renaissance Europe, as well as many guitar works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Dreamer, analog junkie, artist, collector.
I’I’m an Indianapolis based artist, illustrator and self-publisher with a focus on space art and space travel.
I create to inspire and empower through art, music, DIY/Zine culture, and comics.
Quote Mondays – Inspiration Weekly
Publishing talented Indianapolis artists’ works via my zine: Rebel Doll Zine
Sharing a story based on my love of space exploration with my original character A.S.T.R.O.girl
Venturing into the world of weird/dark/horror comics with EXCESScomics
When I’m not making art, I enjoy reading, going on adventures with Vyvyan (the wonder pup) and playing bass/singing in my punk rock band, The Lickers.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Textiles
An Artist is born never made !
Performing Arts: Music
Melodic percussion that strikes a chord with your soul
Resonate150 is a recently formed duo from central Indiana playing acoustic instrumental music that features marimba and other percussion. Doug and Sarah Haag have been playing together for over a decade but decided to bring it to the public after Sarah acquired a marimba in 2016. Now they take to the streets, community events, concerts, and living rooms to bring the unique sounds of melodic percussion to those seeking musical peace and inspiration. Whether it’s the duo locking in a driving groove or Sarah playing a mesmerizing solo on marimba, audiences are left feeling stress free and ready to tackle the next endeavor!
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Radio/Television, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Performers and Writers
June Rochelle is a music and media enthusiast. Her powerful vocal range is soprano and alto. June is a songwriter, and PR and media professional. Her music has been on the ballot for a Grammy and charted on Billboard’s radio hot gospel charts. Currently, her music can be heard and purchased on multiple digital outlets. She is the first minority female to headline both the pre-show and live show for ABC/RTV6 Circle of Lights in Indiana. She has stood on stage and sang with Diana Ross, Celine Dione and opened for Yolanda Adams once. She has graced stages all across America. She has been recognized by several national media and print publications, including educational institutions such as IVY Tech College, and Bethune-Cookman College. She has toured in musical stage plays and produced and appeared in the independent film. In addition to music, her passion is creating diverse entertainment media content. In her media discipline, she is an On-Air host for WCLJ TV 42. She was the first journalist to interview 2nd Lady KarenPence, where she has hosted since 2006. If you ever hear her sing, you will never forget. She bridges three ranges, (soprano, alto, and tenor) with passion and sincerity, creating an atmosphere of music lovers paradise. More information about me can be found on Google or at www.junerochellemedia.com. One of her dreams is to sing along with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She loves vintage singers such as Aretha Franklin, Dione Warwick, Barbara Streisand, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Nancy Wilson, George Benson and George
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Photography
I have spent the majority of my life dedicated to the creation of things. It began with music and has transcended over the years into many other genres of art.
My stained glass designs focus on color, texture, shape, and form resulting in unique one-of-kind art, ranging from finished custom framed pieces and refurbished antique windows to smaller window hangings.
I’ve been taking photos since I was a kid when my mom gave me an old point and shoot camera. I remember taking photos of sky and cloud formations and somehow trying to capture my imagination on film. That same fascination with nature and the intimate beauty that surrounds us inspires much of my photography today.
Music has been a passion for as long as I can remember. It began with making up senseless little songs and trying to write them down in some form to earning a M.A. in music composition. My first obsession was the guitar, over time the banjo and other stringed instruments found there way into my hands. My present obsession has become the violin. I have always strived to create my own voice with my instruments and compositions. The Maple Trio, Blueprintmusic, and my solo work demonstrate my collaborations with other amazingly gifted musicians.
Performing Arts: Music
Deb Shebish began her musical career as a classical violinist after receiving a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana State University. She broadened her musical horizons by learning different styles such as Celtic, old-time and jazz fiddle. In 2006, she received a masters degree in Scottish Ethnology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, focusing her thesis on how traditional fiddle is taught in the Orkney Isles, Scotland.
Over the past 17 years, Deb has performed in many capacities: in orchestral settings, touring nationwide as part of several musical shows, and as a performer/researcher in Scotland. She currently performs with IOTA (Indiana Old Time Ambassadors). In addition to performing, she is a private violin instructor with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, an affiliate of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Performing Arts: Dance
Ronne is a Florida native with a background in dance spanning over 29 years. Her earliest exposure to African dance was at the Orlando School of Cultural Dance. She was also a company member of Kuumba in Tampa, Florida and Adefua Dance Company in Seattle, Washington. She has traveled extensively to study West African dance under the instruction of countless masters in this field. For the past 16 years she has conducted a community dance class to connect to people who shared her love for dance and culture. Ronne has taught several classes for Indiana University and was a lead instructor for the African American Dance workshops at Indiana University in Bloomington for 2 years. She has worked as an instructor and choreographer with the Urban Arts Consortium, Kenyette Dance Company, Assante Childrens Theater, Jewel Christian Academy, Ben Davis Dance team, Central Indiana Dance Academy, Indy Dance Academy, Circle City Dance Productions and Kids Dance Outreach. Under the direction of visiting International Artist Micheal Williams, she was the lead choreographer for Butler Universities’ production of “The Water Carriers” in 2014. She also performed in and was the lead choreographer for the Phoenix Theater production of “Dontrell who kissed the Sea” in 2015. Past performances include opening for national recording artist Raheem Devaughn, the Christel DeHaan annual fundraiser, and Eskenazi health. Ronne obtained a Fine Arts degree from Indiana University in 2010. Her exposure to teaching children over the past 17 years through the Iibada Dance Company has allowed her to develop her own programs currently as a teaching artist with Arts For Learning (formally Young Audiences). She also is an Adjunct Professor at Butler University.
Performing Arts: Music
Jake has been playing guitar, singing, and songwriting for over 20 years. He been featured on Fox 59, the Mosaic Art show, done work for the Lebanon Arts Council, appeared on radio shows in Brownsburg and Shelbyville, and have been a featured artist at Starbucks in Irvington. He also plays wedding ceremonies, and has a beautiful acapella acoustic version of the Bridal Chours and the Bridal March.
Jake – “I play solo acoustic music. I play a wide range of genres but my style is best described as Jack Johnson style, and I cover a lot of his material well. A friend coined the phrase “Island country” and I think it fits my style well. I am a singer/songwriter and I have been told I can calm a room with my songs. I write a lot of orginal material, and have developed a following at local open stages and coffee shops. I usually perform alone with one acoustic guitar. I am often told that my work is excelent, vocals are spot on, and perform with ease and comfort.”
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