An exciting night of some of the best music ever written, performed by our amazing cast of musicians with our Songbook South Singers and special guest artists!
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Featured Artists Include:
The Songbook South Singers
JENNIFER DOWD is in great demand as a solo performer, actress, producer and teacher. A native of Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Dowd maintains a large studio of private voice students of all ages in addition to her duties as a choral conductor and music instructor for Caddo Parish Public Schools. Her private vocal studio boasts of many regional and state pageant winners, national theatrical and vocal competition winners, professional vocalists, as well as many emerging artists.
She holds degrees in vocal performance from Centenary College of Louisiana (B.M.-Vocal Performance) and Oklahoma City University (M.M.- Vocal Performance- Honors) and has taught music courses at several colleges including Centenary College of Louisiana. She is a certified, licensed K-12 instructor in the state of Louisiana with over 25 years of teaching experience.
Among other honors and awards, Ms. Dowd was a National Finalist at The Young Artist Competition at Carnegie Hall, Semi-Finalist in the 2006 and 2007 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year vocal competitions and was recognized for her academic instruction in the 2006-2007 edition of Who's Who Among American Educators.
She has starred regionally in operas with the Oklahoma City and Shreveport Operas, in addition to many other solo and ensemble appearances throughout the nation. She has appeared in roles such as Musetta in La Bohème, Martha Jefferson in 1776, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote, Norina in Don Pasquale, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, and Mrs. Mullin in Carousel. Ms. Dowd is known as an artist who easily vascilates between opera, music theater and Jazz genres. She now calls the Cabaret stage her home.
Ms. Dowd has produced and directed a number of regional shows including several for KMSS, the Ark-La-Tex Fox Network affiliate, for their Songs of the Season and Gleeful Christmas telecasts. She is the Founder/President of Songbook South, Inc.
MARIAH. is an American R&B singer/songwriter from Shreveport, Louisiana. Her introductory single, "Material Girl, " debuted on the BILLBOARD R&B chart at #30, and continues to climb. Additionally, MARIAH. has been featured on USA Today, Media Base, and iHeart Media charts, and made her national television debut with networks such as BET, MTV, Radial by The Orchard, and Music Choice Network. The key to MARIAH.'s appeal is her silky smooth voice intertwined with an acoustic base. MARIAH. has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (R) for their "Love Music Stop Cancer" campaign, and continues demonstrating her love for children through her role as a NICU nurse. She is also a featured artist on the novelty platform Songfinch, where she writes bespoke songs for her clients. You can find her music on iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora and Spotify, to name a few.
MARIAH. is signed to Veracity Music Group based out of Cleveland, Ohio.
DR. THOMAS TICICH, the Velma Davis Grayson Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair of the Chemistry Department at Centenary College of Louisiana, is not only a renowned Scientist, but also a virtuoso accordionist. A native of New Jersey, he began playing the accordion at the age of six. He was classically trained at a studio specializing in the instrument and was a three-time New Jersey Virtuoso Solo Champion of the accordion during his high school years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with his PhD in Physical Chemistry before joining the Centenary faculty in 1994. He has performed as a featured artist with local groups such as the Centenary Summer Band, Centenary Youth Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Opera and Red River Wind Orchestra.
DAN LEY is a Shreveport based music director, pianist, and conductor. He is constantly in demand as pianist, as a soloist, accompanist and music director. Ley has worked as music director for over 75 professional, academic and amateur music theater productions. He has served as a pianist at Centenary College of Louisiana, Bossier Parish Community College, Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, Emmett Hook Center, and as keyboardist for North Point Community Church.
Mr. Ley holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana and Master of Music from Northwestern State University.
NATORSHAU DAVIS earned undergraduate degrees from Louisiana Tech University in Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Education. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Natorshau has earned Levels I, II, and III Certifications in Somatic Voicework from the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She is passionate about music education, and ensures that musicians of all ages learn to perform skillful in whatever genre desired. She has recently retired from being a Music Instructor and Choral Conductor at Grambling University.