Master Level Instructors
Karl Resnik has been teaching voice since 1973 while he was in graduate studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As a lecturer on singing, he has given workshops and clinics from Alaska to Florida; presented lectures at universities and colleges throughout the United States; and has consulted with organizations such as Paramount Parks, Disney World, and Sea World on voice health and voice building issues.
Mr. Resnik’s students are now performing with the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Cincinnati Opera, several opera houses in Germany, as well as on Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.
Since 1978, Karl has been the Executive Director of the Musical Arts Center in O’Bryonville. The Center has been prominent in providing the finest music education in the Tri-State. A broad scope of music education opportunities for our over 700 students is provided, with private lessons taught at the main campus in O’Bryonville.
Kathy Cammett, Director of Vocal Pedagogy, Applied Voice, and Teacher Training, has been a Voice Teacher, Vocologist, and Acting Coach for over 25 years and has worked with hundreds of voices, from rock to opera. As a Vocologist, she has been trained to teach singers, actors, and public speakers, as well as voices recovering from illness and phonotrauma.
She teaches the various pop/rock, musical theatre, and classical/opera styles. Her students have been on national voice shows, record labels, and accepted to top music and theatre schools in the country, including NYU, Berklee, Indiana, CCM, Boston, Westminster, and more. Current students are everything from leads in community shows to leads on international tours. Her teaching centers on singing, performing, and acting as one unified discipline. She filters traditional and current methods from Bel Canto to speech level through the lens of modern voice and performance science. For those on a classical or operatic path, she can work in English, Italian, German, French, Latin, and Spanish. With her individualized exercises, you will achieve your best in your chosen vocal style, from rock to opera.
She holds a BA ( Summa Cum Laude) in Theatre, a BBA, a Masters (With Distinction) in Solo Voice Performance - emphasis on Vocal Pedagogy, and a Certificate in Vocology via the National Center of Voice and Speech. She has received additional training in voice habilitation and the use of technology for voice analysis and correction. She is a member of NATS, The Voice Foundation, NYSTA and PAVA.
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Kathy teaches the MAC Main Campus in O’Bryonville, Sycamore Jr. High School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Royal Theatre Company in Mason, and is available for online lessons as well!!!
Distinguished Level Instructors
On the voice faculty at MAC since 1997, Lincoln Chapman is also a founding director of the Young Artist Preparatory Program at MAC, one of the very few opera programs in the nation for outstanding high school singers (now in its 15th season). He also teaches voice at the School for Creative and Performing Arts and has been an instructor for Miami University’s Ohio High School Choral Workshop.
Mr. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Music from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied voice with Andrew White and opera with Italo Tajo and Malcolm Fraser.
He made his professional debut with the Cincinnati Opera in Schwanda the Bagpiper, and has performed with Opera Columbus, Syracuse Opera, The Spoleto Festival, Florida Arts Celebration, the Melbourne-Spoleto Festival and Her Majesty’s Theater (Australia), Charlestown Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony, among others.
Soprano Marilyn Zelcer, on the MAC voice faculty since 1997, earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She also was certified in all three levels of instruction at the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Her students have performed with Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, and in national tours as well as leading roles in many other theater companies and schools.
Equally at home with classical and musical theater repertoire, Ms. Zelcer has performed with the Cincinnati Opera, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Byzantine Singers as well as Kincaid Regional Theater, Downtown Theater Classics, Showboat Majestic, and multiple community theaters.
She specializes in musical theater; classical repertoire including opera, oratorio, and concert music; Jewish sacred and folk music; and sacred church music.
Marilyn teaches at The MAC Main Campus in O’Bryonville, as well as our Milford High School branch location.
Core Level Instructors
Sam Krausz is a young operatic tenor, musical theater singer and versatile pianist that has a passion for storytelling above all else and a love of of helping students craft their most polished performances from all possible aspects.
Sam is a recent alumnus of CCM's vocal performance program, where he studied under Mary Henderson Stucky and William McGraw, and his post-collegiate voice teacher is MAC's own Karl Resnik. Sam has 16 years of classical piano study, and his collaborative piano experience dates back to his sophomore year of high school.
Professionally, Sam sings with the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble and Coro Volante Recording Choir, and he is very involved with music ministry at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. As a vocal coach, Sam has a particular interest in using language and drama to amplify vocal technique - whether that language is English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Latin, or even Russian - and he brings a fine sensitivity to the stylistic differences between many different composers, nationalities, and eras of music. Sam also has a love for musical theater from Lerner and Loewe to Pasek and Paul, and he has notably been the coach and pianist for the Cincinnati Overture Awards 1st place winner in theater for both years of his involvement with the competition.
Finally, Sam believes that as long as you have the right voice teacher, great singing comes to those who have a desire to tell great stories, and it is his mission to underline the importance of sharing an experience with an audience to every student he works with
Soprano Tricia Logsdon earned her Masters in Vocal Performance from Lee University in Cleveland, TN in 2016. Following her Masters, she worked as the adjunct voice professor at Cleveland State Community College. Tricia lived abroad in Hildesheim, Germany for one year and has a good understanding of the German language and culture.
Tricia's love of music began at an early age, but her love of opera began in high school. In college, she performed roles such as Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Princess in Ravel's The Child and the Spells and Giulia in The Gondoliers. After college, Tricia could be seen as Anna Gomez in Opera Tennessee's The Consul and then later as Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmelites with the Harrower Summer Opera Program.
Tricia was raised in Nashville, TN and recently relocated to Cincinnati to begin teaching at MAC and studying under Karl Resnik. She is excited to work at MAC and make a positive impact on the voices and lives of her students.
Soprano Linda McAlister is equally at home singing opera, oratorio, and art song. Lauded for her stage presence and ability to connect with her audiences, she has impressed German audiences and critics in roles such as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Venus in Dardanus, and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as well as in concert engagements of works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Faure, and Mozart, and others.
Ms. McAlister’s engagements have also taken her to Opera Festival di Lucca (Italy); Dayton Opera, Lake George Opera On-the-Go, Brevard Music Festival, and Ravinia Festival (USA); and the Britten-Pears Festival (England). She has won several recognitions, including Metropolitan Opera Auditions (1st prize, Minnesota district), Opera Columbus Competition (3rd prize), and the Frank Huntington Beebe Grant for musicians.
She received her Masters Degree in Music from Miami University and continued her post-graduate work at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Linda teaches at our Mason High School branch location.