Julian Petrallia is a sophomore at the Eastman School of Music where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance with Nathan J. Laube. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, his family moved to Cape Cod when he was five years old. From a very young age he developed a passion for all things related to music. Julian began his musical studies at the age of eight with the classical flute. During his flute-playing career, he has performed with numerous ensembles including theCape Cod Conservatory Flute Choir, Cape Cod Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Chatham Town Band. In addition to playing regularly with these ensembles, he has also been awarded seats in several competition bands such as the Southeast Junior Concert Band and the Cape and Islands Concert Band. Julian began his organ studies at the age of 15 with Julianna Winchell. Soon after, he began working at the First Congregational Church of Chatham where he currently holds the position of associate organist. In addition to working at the First Church of Chatham, Julian also serves as the organist at the First Baptist Church of Rochester. As a recitalist, Julian gives solo recitals throughout Cape Cod and frequently appears in programs as a guest musician. In May of 2014, Julian was awarded the third prize in the prestigious L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition. Prior to studying at Eastman, Julian studied organ with Haskell Thomson, the former chair of the organ department at Oberlin Conservatory, and choral conducting with Joe Marchio, the conductor of the Chatham Chorale. Part of his personality is his immense love of nature, which leads him to pursue outdoor activities such as biking, fly fishing, and free diving during his free time.
Originally from Cape Cod, Kristin recently graduated Cum Laude from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Having received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance, she continues to study privately with Dr. Lynn Eustis. Kristin has attended many operatic programs including Interlochen Arts Academy, the Vocal Institute at Westminster Choir College, and the Up North Vocal Institute in Michigan. She has done scene work as The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, and the First Lady in The Magic Flute. Kristin has also been a featured soprano soloist at St Andrew's by the Sea in Hyannisport, Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwichport, and sang the national anthem at Pops by the Sea with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart. This is quite a special concert for Kristin though, having been a part of the Chatham Chorale while in high school. She plans to continue her musical and educational endeavors in graduate school next fall.