Katherine Medicis teaches elementary music for the Diocese of Syracuse. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from Syracuse University in 2007 and 2009. On the weekends she works at Our Lady of Hope Parish and St. Joseph’s Church as a cantor and choir director. Mrs. Medicis has completed her Level III Orff Schulwerk certification at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. She has also been involved in various ways in choral music in the Syracuse Area, including serving as Assistant Director for the Syracuse University Oratorio Society from 2014-2016. She has been involved with the Syracuse Children’s Chorus in various capacities since her internship with the choir as an undergraduate and loves working with young, energetic singers.
Sky Harris teaches choral, general music, and marching band in the Liverpool Central School District, where she also directs the LHS Concert Chorale and Chamber Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Ms. Harris holds degrees in Music Education from Syracuse University, where she studied both instrumental and choral music. Ms Harris can be heard on the Summit Record Label with numerous ensembles. She has been a choral and instrumental clinician and adjudicator on the East Coast for the past 17 years and has traveled internationally as both a performer and educator. Ms. Harris regularly performs in several local choral groups and serves as Sweet Adelines’ International Youth in Harmony Program Coordinator. Ms. Harris is a member of the National Association for Music Education, ACDA, Onondaga County Music Educators Association, and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Maryna Mazhukhova is a native of the Republic of Belarus and has performed in North America and Eastern Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the United Nations’ Dag Hammerskjold Library Auditorium in New York City. She has also performed at the Cincinnati Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts in Ohio, Montreal’s Place des Arts in Canada, and the Grand Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic in Belarus. Ms. Mazhukhova has been a recipient of many honors and awards. David Dubal, author of “The Art of the Piano,” “Evenings with Horowitz” and radio host of WQXR’s “Reflections from the Keyboard,” states, “Maryna Mazhukhova is a pianist of tremendous talent and seriousness, who plays with personal approach full of depth, poetry and feeling.” Since moving to the Central New York area in 2005, Maryna has worked and performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative artist. Her solo performances include concerts at Sacred Heart Basilica, the Oasis Center, Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum and the Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Utica.