Tracy E. Leenman received a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) degree from Syracuse University in 1977 in Choral and Instrumental Music Education. She earned a Master of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University, in 1983; and has done course work towards a Ph.D. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.
Kory Vrieze, Music Education Specialist at Musical Innovations, received his B.M. in Music Education from Berry College and did his graduate studies at University of South Dakota in History of Musical Instruments where he studied at the Shrine to Music Museum.
D. Vincent Clayton has retired after 34 years of teaching, the last 21 years at Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He received both the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Scott has been with Musical Innovations since 2014. He is a native of Columbia, South Carolina where he attended Summit Parkway Middle School and Ridge View High School.
Heather McNeely received a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Bob Jones University, a master’s degree in musicology from Converse College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education from Boston University.
Wendy StJohn studied voice and bass trombone at Iowa State University under Mary Creswell and Dr. David Stuart respectively.
Bob Powell served the school band programs of South Carolina for 35 years as a director. Performing ensembles under his direction or with which he was associated have performed at the State Music Conference, won state and regional championships, and received the highest marks at festivals and competitions.
Danielle Warren graduated from Bob Jones University in 2012 with a degree in church music and emphasis in piano.
Jonathan Simmons is a cellist studying at Bob Jones University under Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. His orchestral solo debut was with the Greenville County Youth Orchestra performing David Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody in the Greenville Peace Center.
Jonathan Holland completed a masters degree in euphonium performance at Bob Jones University in May of 2016. As a euphonium player, Jonathan enjoys performing in various ensembles around the upstate.
Amber Tepedino has enjoyed working at Musical Innovations for two years in multiple positions and is currently the Educational Sales and Flute Specialist.
Melinda has been involved with church music programs and is a private piano and voice instructor.