Faculty & Staff

 Inspiring Music, Inspiring Lives 

Michael Welch

Founder

Operations Director

Director of Choirs 

Artistic Director of Vox Lucis"


Michael Welch is the founder and administrator of Cadence Music & Arts Programs.

Welch has previously served as the Founder and Artistic Director of Voices of Light, a semi-professional chamber choir based in Richmond, KY. Welch also served as an adjunct instructor of music at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he directed the Concert Choir and taught choral conducting. ​

Welch holds degrees in choral conducting (MM) and voice performance & theory/composition (BM) from Eastern Kentucky University.​ Learn more about Michael as a singer, composer & conductor at his music production website: www.ridgeviewproductions.com


Brittney Welch

Co-Founder 

Administrator

Marketing 


Brittney Welch brings a joyful and fun-loving spirit to Cadence.

She grew up performing around the Lebanon County region as a singer and guitarist, both as a solo artist and with friends. As a teen, Brittney received several years of guitar and voice lessons. She can now be found on the praise team at her church. She currently provides administrative support for Cadence.

She also received training from the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Murfreesboro, TN in 2015, 2017, & 2018. 


Erinn Soltys

Erinn grew up in the central PA area, where she began studying piano at a young age. She has been playing the piano for 23 years, with 14 of those years spent in formal study, and has been fascinated by music’s ability to communicate beauty and elicit emotion like no other medium. She expects to continue to grow and learn to love the craft even more. Erinn holds a degree in Music from Elizabethtown College, where she studied piano under Dr. Justin Badgerow and accompanied the college’s Concert Choir, including their international tours. Over the years she has maintained a private piano studio, has served as both an instrumental/vocal accompanist and a substitute pianist at various churches, and has dabbled in violin, guitar, and voice.



Currently, Erinn accompanies a local church service, helps lead worship at her own church, and serves with the Cadence Singers. She looks forward to more opportunities for musical collaborations. Erinn also has a fascination with specialty coffee, nature, learning, and dad jokes; in her spare time you can find her pouring latte art, going for walks, reading/listening to podcasts, or making bad puns (including at Cadence rehearsals).

Brandon Reece

With over 25 years of playing experience, music is not only a passion of mine - it has become my way of living. With a rich and ever-expanding history of performing both in the recording studio and all along the east coast, I have covered multiple styles of music on a regional level. It is with great excitement that I now have the privilege of sharing these skills with aspiring new players of all ages eager to learn! It doesn't matter if you are just looking for a casual, fun new hobby or if you strive to one day make music your profession; my goal is to bring an inspiring and personalized learning experience to each and every student on a case-by-case basis. Rock, pop, country, funk, metal... whatever your interests are I will ensure that your learning experience is one of value and engagement. There are no cookie-cutter lesson plans or a one-size-fits-all approach to my teaching...we will work together to form lessons based on your or your loved one's personal needs and skill level! 

Tristian Miller

Tristan Miller is a session drummer/private instructor based out of Lancaster, PA. Tristan started playing the drums at the age of two, and ever since then he has become obsessed with the instrument. He graduated from Millersville University in 2021 with a degree in Music Industry. While attending Millersville, he studied drums under Stephen Goss and Paul Murr who helped him hone in his skills and take his playing to the next level. Over the last two decades, Tristan has played thousands of shows ranging from Boston to Los Angeles. Some notable venues/festivals he’s performed at include Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT, MoPop in Detroit, MI, Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL, and the NAMM conference in Anaheim, CA. 

Aside from teaching, you can catch Tristan performing live with other bands and artists such as the Big Fat Meanies, Connor Kirk, the Soul Miners Union, Central City Orchestra, and many more.

Maria Wilson

Info coming soon!

Board of Directors

Joanne Wenger

I'm Joanne Wenger, currently living in  Ono, Pennsylvania, with my husband, Dennis.  We've been married for 42 years and were blessed with 3 children, and currently 7 grandchildren. I enjoy baking, cooking, quilting, and spending time with family. I work part-time for Jubilee Ministries, in Annville. I'm glad to be part of their Prison Ministry in helping to change lives for the Kingdom. Over the past couple of years, a lot of my extra time has been spent helping aging parents. I have always enjoyed music, especially Southern Gospel Music, and singing harmony.

I'm excited about the vision for Cadence and look forward to seeing it grow and being able to teach and train more people to use their talents.


Beckie Dreibelbis 

Bio coming soon!

Barb Ward

Bio coming soon!



Jonathan Prager

Bio coming soon!


Michael Welch

See bio above!

Brittney Welch

See bio above!