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Elyse schmidt

From a young age, Elyse has had a love of performing. She knew she had found her niche when she was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Dayton Dragons game at the age of 9 and has taken private voice lessons since that time. While attending Beavercreek Highschool, Elyse was heavily involved in the choral program, and she performed in middle and high school show choirs for 7 years. Elyse was cast in the Mystery of Edwin Drood, High School Musical, and Mamma Mia while attending BHS.

When Elyse was a member of the award-winning Friends Show Choir, she was fortunate enough to be selected as the ballas soloist in both her junior and senior years. During her 7 years in show choir, Elyse was awarded both Best Female Vocalist and Best Performer. In high school, Elyse had the opportunity to study privately with technique. Elyse participate in the OMEA solo competition and ensemble and all 4 years she received a superior which is the highest rating. She was awarded Most Improved Musician her sophomore year and went on to earn the National School Choral Award her senior year.

My Story

After high school, Elyse knew she wanted to continue her musical studies at WSU's School of Music and major in Music Education. While attending WSU she has been studying voice privately under the direction of Dr. Michael Koon and is a member of the Collegiate Chorale, which is the most selective choir at WSU. Elyse loves to perform at every opportunity she can. In Spring 2022 Elyse was chosen to be a lead of the opera Hansel and Gretel playing the part of Gertrude. Also, in Spring 2022 Elyse performed a solo at WSU's Arts Gala and held her Junior Recital. Elyse has fallen in love with teaching and within the last year has expanded her vocal studio, now giving voice lessons to 12 amazing students. In her free time, Elyse loves to serve on her worship team at Be Hope Church and spend time with her friends, family, and beloved chocolate lab. She is very excited to join the PURE STUDIOS team and cannot wait to work with some of the amazing students Beavercreek has to offer!

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