Faculty

 

“Kayleen Sánchez’ wonderfully sensitive interpretations evoke the full sway of Sappho’s fervent, impassioned imagination. Indeed, Sánchez’ keen technical virtuosity manages to capture the finely shaded gradations of emotion that all three song cycles draw up from the well of human experience. Listen closely and you’ll discover that, long after the final syllable is sung, her voice still thrills along the spine.”–  Sherod Santos

“Soprano Kayleen Sánchez has the perfect voice, pure and unshakably direct in delivery…. [her] purity of voice and total control of her instrument is utterly remarkable….”–  Colin Clarke
“Sanchez has a pure, lyric voice which she uses with imagination.”–  Henry Fogel

 

Kayleen Sánchez is an active performer, recording artist, and pedagogue. She is a founding member of the lute song duo BEDLAM. Recent BEDLAM engagements include the Phoenix Early Music Society, Pegasus Early Music, and the Rochester Early Music Festival. BEDLAM has been broadcast on Rochester’s WXXI, WWFM’s “Well-Tempered Baroque”, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and Arizona PBS. BEDLAM released its debut album, BEDLAM (Athyr Records) in 2015, and and their latest album, Died for Love (Soundset Recordings) was released in June 2017. BEDLAM’s active touring schedule can found on their website at www.bedlamearlymusic.com. 

American composer David M. Gordon praised her performance of his music as “deeply moving and extraordinarily precise,” and dedicated a large-scale song cycle, “Mysteria Incarnationis,” to Sánchez and her husband, pianist Paul Sánchez. Kayleen is also featured on the CD Magus Insipiens (Soundset Recordings, 2016), performing song cycles composed by Paul Sánchez. She will be featured on the upcoming CDs West Meets East (Albany Records) and Music of George Morey (label TBA). She recently recorded Schubert’s Schwanengesang with pianist Johnandrew Slominski on a Viennese-style fortepiano. Their recording has been released on the Soundset label nd features ornamentation and other historically-informed performance practices. Sánchez received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. She is on voice faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. 

 

Anon. 16th century, “O Lusty May”:

Thomas Campion, “Give Beauty all Her Right”:

 

“Schuett’s rhythmic sense is unparalleled…. a masterful performer….[and] a brilliant educator.” – Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC)

Laudon Schuett is a Renaissance lutenist and early music specialist. In recent reviews, he has been called “a masterful performer….[and] a brilliant educator” (Classical Voice of North Carolina) with “immaculate articulation and sensitive phrasing” (Fanfare). In addition to performing and expanding the solo repertoire, he formed the lute song duo BEDLAM with Kayleen Sánchez in 2013. They have since toured the country and recorded two albums, “BEDLAM,” and “Died for Love,” both for Soundset Recordings. Laudon has also been a guest lecturer and performer at numerous colleges and universities, including Cornell University, Arizona State University, Baylor University, Wheaton College, University of Kentucky, and Johns Hopkins University. He studied with Paul O’Dette, Frank Koonce, and Chuck Hulihan. For more information on Laudon, please visit: https://www.laudonschuett.com

John Whitfield, “Scottish Hunt’s Up”: