Erin is a lyric soprano and has her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education, as well as her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance both from California State University Long Beach. While studying music in school, she got the amazing opportunity to tour the world and sing throughout Europe and China with the CSULB Chamber Singers.
Erin teaches Beginning Voice at Fullerton College and Cypress College. She also teaches voice, piano, and guitar privately and has done so for the last 17 years. She has a gift for teaching that was even recognized by the faculty at CSULB, giving her the opportunity to teach while obtaining her Master’s degree. She taught the largest music class on campus to over 250 students for three years.
Erin has an extensive background in church music that spans over 20 years. She has lead worship, directed adult and children’s choirs, and sang in duets, trios, and various ensembles but primarily was a church soloist. She has been performing music for weddings and funerals for over two decades. She has a great love for sacred music including hymns, tradtional and contemporary. Today, Erin sings and performs with her students. She also sings throughout the holidays caroling with the Music Companie based in Los Angeles. However, her greatest joy musically is the creation of Belle Musique. Bringing the magic of the bells to the masses and working alongside of her musician friends has been a wonderful gift!
Mandy's musical career has spanned a variety of styles—everything from classical to funk. She received her B.M. in vocal performance and an M.M. in opera performance from Cal State, Long Beach. As a member of the CSULB Chamber Singers, she traveled to China and Europe. In addition, Mandy has performed with opera companies such as Long Beach Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, and Celestial Opera.
Mandy was a member of the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where she played all over the country with the premiere Bob Seger Tribute Band, signed to Michael Blum’s label, Titan Tribute Records. She continues to teach at the Orange County School of the Arts and maintains her private studio where she teaches voice, piano and guitar, and serves as a vocal coach. She is currently playing in a rock, blues, and funk band, Wheel House, where she is featured on vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, and even drums.
Ashley’s performing career began when she was three, perched on the piano by the Christmas tree, singing her favorite carols. Sacred music continues to be her favorite genre to perform. She regularly sings with chamber ensemble Aviarium, performing the works of early European composers. Last year she played the role of Maria in the Sound of Music at Cypress College. Other favorite roles have been Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and the Witch from Into the Woods. Ashley also has a great passion for education. After she received her B.A. in Biblical Studies, she taught high school English for three years. She now combines her love of teaching and music in the classrooms of the Fullerton School District with the All the Arts for All the Kids program. She also directs a children’s choir of 50 students which gives concerts throughout the year. In her private studio, she coaches young performers in piano, ukulele, voice, and musical theater. She is actively involved in the music and children’s programs of the Episcopal Church of the Blessed Sacrament where she is the Children’s Minister. Ashley is thrilled to join the talented ladies of Belle Musique and to bring you the beauty of glorious bell tones and exquisite harmonies.
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