Posted by Joel Keefer on Jul 27, 2018
Pictured L-R Martin Dube, Joseph Tancredi, Cheri Krull & Kevin Sixbey 
We enjoyed a wonderful performance today from our guests  Joseph Tancredi (vocalist) and Martin Dube (pianist) from the Chautauqua Institution School of Music. Kevin Sixbey introduced both to the club. 
Joseph Tancredi is a Music Student at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music and recipient of the Rotary Scholarship.  He is a tenor going into his senior year at Manhattan School of Music, in pursuit of his Bachelor’s Degree.  Joseph grew up in Bayville, New York (a small town on Long Island) and lived there up until moving into the city for college.  He performed in musicals throughout high school, while also playing sports (mainly football & baseball). He began studying at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Ashley Putnam, and has performed in different opera scenes over the past two years.  Some of these include Die Entführung aus dem Serail (as Belmonte), Die Zauberflöte (as Tamino), Street Scene (as Sam Kaplan), and Vanessa (as Anatol). At Manhattan School of Music, he also performed in master classes with Diana Soviero and Anthony Dean Griffey along with a Singer & Pianists Seminar with Warren Jones.  He is performing the role of Nemorino (Act I) here at Chautauqua as well! 
After this year, Joseph plans on auditioning for Grad schools in pursuit of a Master’s degree. 
Martin Dube studied piano and chamber music with Michel Franck and Robert Weisz at Laval University before pursuing a master’s degree at McGill University with Marina Mdivani.  His interest in vocal music brought him to New York City to study vocal accompanying with Warren Jones at the Manhattan School of Music.

Mr. Dube has served on the Faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School (assistant coach), McGill University, Universite de Montreal and is currently accompanist and vocal coach at the Quebec Conservatory of Music.  He is an official accompanist for the Montreal International Competition and a visiting coach at the Atleier d’opera de Montreal.  He has been working for the School of Music Voice Program at Chautauqua for 21 years.  And has accompanied students here for many years.
Kevin mentioned that our Rotary club, so far, has provided over $16,000 in Music Scholarships to students at Chautauqua.
Thank you to Joseph and Martin for being with us today to share your talents.  And thank you, the members of our Rotary Club, for your support the arts and learning.