Dr. Michael Fennelly graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, where he completed his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He was a pianist and coach for several years with the Juilliard School and currently serves as a pianist with the Metropolitan Opera. Michael Fennelly premiered his own arrangement of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano, orchestra, and symphonic chorus at Lincoln Center. The Huffington Post said his performance “hit like a lightning bolt which catapulted the audience 2,000 feet in the air, taking them on a rocket-ride around the Chrysler building." Dr. Fennelly recently appeared in concert with international opera star Renée Fleming and has performed in many of the world's great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, The Opéra de Monte-Carlo, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Munich’s Prinzregenten Theatre, and Berlin’s Komische Oper. He was the US winner of the Horowitz Competition and made his Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Michael Fennelly's recordings include The Legend of Faust: Part One, Debut, and Grand Tour. In addition to his outreach work with Athena Music Foundation, Dr. Fennelly frequently donates his time and talents to Sing For Hope and other charitable organizations in New York City.
Megan Weston has received great acclaim for her numerous operatic portrayals, including Lightfoot McClendon in the premiere co-production of Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree with San Diego Opera ("Magnificent" - KPBS), Lisa in La sonnambula with the Caramoor International Music Festival ("Remarkable virtuosity and charm" - Financial Times), Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann with Tulsa Opera, and recently Constance in the premiere of Les Trois Mousquetaires with the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice ("Superb" - Woodstock Times). She made her Carnegie Hall debut in Mozart's Coronation Mass, and has appeared on PBS and in recital on Japan's NHK Network. Her recordings include Anne in the world premiere of Harold Farberman's Diamond Street with Albany Records. Megan Weston has won major awards from the Gerda Lissner International Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Regional Auditions, and Zachary National Competition among many others. She has taught master classes for the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, La Sierra University, and Cedarcrest High School, among others, and regularly makes time in her busy schedule to teach students in under-served communities in New York City.
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Kat Prevo is a senior at Manhattan College majoring in secondary education. She is an outstanding student-athlete and has been named to the MAAC All-Academic Team for four years running. This year she is the captain of the Manhattan College Women's Softball team. She represented Manhattan College and the Metro Athletic Conference (MAAC) at the NCAA's Student Athlete Leadership Forum, held in Washington, D.C. Created as a way to help student-athletes develop important leadership skills that they can bring back to their teams, athletic departments, and campuses, the annual conference engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and administrators from across the Division I, II, and III levels. While in high school, Kat was a founding member of the BeYoutiful Project in San Diego, an initiative to empower young women through self acceptance and love. Kat has a great interest in opera, classical music and all things to do with Lady Gaga. She is currently studying piano.
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