Instructors

Regina Brubaker

Harrisonburg, VA

Regina Brubaker graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2015).  She enjoys ensemble performances as a singer, conductor, and accompanist.  She is a current member of Oasis Chorale and has conducted a children’s choir for Valley Arts Society for their past four seasons.  She teaches private lessons from her home studio and general music for K-Gr. 8 at Calvary Christian Academy and serves as Academic Dean for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. Regina enjoys recreation in the garden, dabbling with colors, messing with textures, encountering God through His Word and creation, and bringing order to chaos.

Joe & Fern Ebersole

Bedford, PA

Joe and Fern Ebersole, with their young son Alden, reside in Bedford, PA.  Joe teaches private piano.  He is the Tour Executive for Oasis Chorale and sings in the Baritone section. He serves the Shenandoah Institute of Music and Art as Administrator. When not involved with music-making and instruction, he enjoys his graphic design studio, Illustra Graphics, as well as working in the garden. Fern grew up in a music-loving family, and song continues to shape her life in many ways.  She has sung in many choirs, most recently, Oasis Chorale.  She taught private school elementary grades until she married, and since then, has actively supported education by substitute teaching and tutoring. She enjoys caring for Alden, creating colorwash quilts, and narrating audiobooks.  Along with exploring church and choral music, Joe and Fern are keenly interested in music literacy and childhood development. They studied cognitive development with Dr. Randall McChesney of the Richards Institute of Education and Research, and continue exploring this field.  More recently, Joe and Fern have written and produced With Glad Voices Music Teacher Resources, and enjoy traveling to share teacher training workshops.

Wendell Glick

Waterloo, ON

Wendell is a composer, choir director, and music educator, with a particular interest in contemporary hymnody and choral music.  He holds degrees in music composition from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus), the University of Toronto (MMus) and Western University (PhD), and has taught at Western University, the University of Toronto Scarborough, Faith Builders Educational Programs, Calvary Bible School, and Shenandoah Institute for Music and Art.  Wendell serves as academic director for the New Generation A Cappella Choir Camp in Jamaica and as artistic director of Voices of Shalom and Mennonite Memorial Choir.  He is a deacon and song leader at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, and enjoys model trains, tree houses, aviation, Lego bricks, rainy days, puzzles, and life in Waterloo with his best friend Janelle and their four lively children.

Gwendolyn Good

Evington, VA

Gwendolyn is the mother of two teenage boys and is a part of Bethel Mennonite Church in Gladys, VA. She works from home giving private music lessons, writing and recording music (www.singthekjv.org) and making pottery (www.kjvpottery.com). Gwendolyn graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in piano performance and BME in music education. She received an MS degree from Longwood University and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Virginia in Administration and Supervision. Gwendolyn served in the Virginia public school system for eleven years: five as a music teacher grades preK-8 and six years as an assistant principal, grades ranging from 5-12. In 2003, Gwendolyn returned to music, composing songs out of personal pain and brokenness in her life under the pseudonym Tirzah Joy (“Tears of Joy”). Her passion is that all may find the peace that comes from surrendering their lives fully to our loving Lord. It is impossible to trust Him too much!

Lloyd Kauffman

West Jefferson, OH

Lloyd has been a music instructor at Sarasota Christian School (Florida), Rosedale Bible Institute (Ohio) and Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya). He holds a BA in Music Education (Eastern Mennonite College, 1971), and an MA in Music Education with a choral-conducting and vocal concentration (Ohio State University, 1987). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other school / community choirs during his teaching years, and continues periodic musical activities ranging from weekend events to overseas choral tours. He is self-employed as a painter, handyman, commercial driver, choral / vocal resource person, and choral arranger / composer.  He enjoys listening to music from a variety of historic and cultural genres, along with aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, and more. He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.

Rosemary Eberly Lebold

Wellesley, ON

Rosemary (Eberly) Lebold, soprano, graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Vocal Performance (2013) and holds a Diploma in Education from Faith Builders Educational Programs (2006).  The current season sees her performing as a soloist with Village Voices Community Choir and performing with Oasis Chorale.  Rosemary’s expertise as a vocal clinician is frequently sought after by choirs and she holds a private voice studio from her home, as well as serving as an instructor for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp.  She lives in southern Ontario with her husband, Philip.

John D. Martin

Shippensburg, PA

John has been an active promoter of quality church music for more than 40 years. This has prompted him to compile a new hymnal for the church that carries on a tradition of excellence. He will serve as instructor of congregational music classes. John resides at Chambersburg, PA with his wife Patricia. His 4 children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with 4 grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with 1 grandaughter: Kaitlyn), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with 1 grandson: Camden), and Spencer. His son Geoffrey (2006 SCMC student) died at age 18 in an automobile accident. John holds BS degrees in both elementary education and library science.

Franklin Miller

Bolivar, OH

Franklin and his wife, Brittany, live in Bolivar, Ohio. They love to travel, sample quality food, and make new friends.

Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus. Since 2007, Franklin has been the conductor of Minerva Community Choir which has toured internationally, and has guest conducted Kent State Chorus and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching music at Maranatha Christian School in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Minerva Christian School and with a homeschool group in Minerva, OH. As chorister, he has served with Kent Presbyterian Church Choir, Sonnenberg Station, Canton Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Hope Singers, and Oasis Chorale. Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the music making process with the firm belief that music should be dynamic!