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Interim Artistic Director

Interim Artistic Director

Robert P. Bellisario

Robert first joined the Singers' Club in 1986 as the recipient of several Albert Rees Davis Scholarships while studying vocal performance and choral conducting at Cleveland State University. He was awarded multiple scholarships from the CSU Music School and Fortnightly Club to continue studies including choral conducting with Robert Fountain and voice with Robert Sperry. Having attnded the Midwest Conference of the American Choral Directors, Robert was awarded The American Choral Directors' Student Award in 1987. Robert has been the conductor at Fairview Baptist Church; the founding conductor and music director of the North Coast Men's Chorus for five years; and the conductor of the Club's Centennials ensemble from 1993 to 2017. He has also performed with Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Church of the Covenant Choir, The Old Stone Singers, and The Robert Page Singers and served as guest conductor/soloist for numerous local churches.


Accompanist

Accompanist

Elias Manos

Elias Manos is a pianist and composer at Cleveland State University. Eli studied piano as a child with Madeline Levitz and now studies piano performance with Grammy-winning artist Dr. Angelin Chang and collaborative piano with Joela Jones, the head keyboardist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

He is an active freelancer in Eastern Ohio and has music directed and accompanied multiple shows in the Cleveland area. Eli accompanies multiple choirs in Cleveland, including the Singing Angels children’s choir. He has traveled and performed with the Singing Angels in several well-known venues, including Playhouse Square, the White House, and in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and Geneva, Switzerland as part of the Rhythms of One World international festival. In addition, he was invited to participate in the Coimbra World Piano Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal. During this festival, he made his international debut as a composer and had his compositions premiered before the mayor of Sardoul, Portugal, and at the Conservatoire Maurice-Baquet in Paris, France.

Eli began his composition studies at a young age with Chris Auerbach-Brown and now studies under Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch and Dr. Greg D’Alessio. He has received the Bain Murray Award numerous times for his compositions. Eli also regularly composes music for local films, one of which was featured in the 48 Hour Film Festival in Cleveland. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition and Piano Performance in 2018, and move on to graduate school for film scoring and piano performance.