Staff Bios


Robert Heid – Founder and Executive Producer/New Generation Musical Director

As co-founder of ETC over 35 years ago, Bob has been directly involved in every aspect of its development. As a graduate of Kent State University, school teacher, experienced producer, and father of two former ETC performers, the organization has been a major part of his adult life.

 Henry Zuchegno – Associate Director

Henry Zuchegno, an Akron native has been involved with ETC since 1995.  He was the chairperson for the All Americans for 9 years and has been Associate Director since 2001.   Henry was involved with music and dance for many years.  He was active in Goodyear Musical Theater and was a theater major at Akron University and took dance lessons from Jean Shepherd and McCardle’s Dance Studios.   Henry has always worked with children.  He was a coach of the Little Rascals at Fairlawn Lanes for 8 years while his children were younger and then came to ETC once his children got involved.  He watched his two children, Patrick and Kim as well as his two step daughters, Renee and Katie grow and mature in their own musical talents.   As Associate Director, Henry or Mr. Z as he is know by all the kids, has kept busy with making sure ETC is in the public eye.  He takes all calls regarding booking performances, is the contact for the Bridgestone Golf Tournament and now takes care of all the logo wear for the group.   You can contact Henry for any booking information at 330-701-8275 or at hz1954@gmail.com

 Robert Sabree – General Manager

Robert was a nine year member of ETC from 1997-2005. He was also a dance captain for the Main Street Singers in 2004 and 2005. After ETC he went on to receive a bachelors in Psychology with a minor is Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State he stayed involved with music as a member of the Men’s Glee Club and Symphonic choir. After graduating, Robert moved to Chicago and received his masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While in school he kept up with ETC and show choir, continuing to attend show choir competitions and staying active in the show choir world. He served as an intern for ETC last year and is excited to take a role with the organization!

 Bryan Detweiler – All Americans and Rouge Musical Director. Choreographer for Rouge

Bryan Detweiler is currently finishing his degree in music education with a concentration in choral singing at Kent State University. In the past four years, he has performed with the Kent State University Chorale at multiple OMEA conventions and with the Miami University Chorale at Carnegie Hall in New York City. During his collegiate years, Bryan has performed in many different genres of music including pop a capella, vocal jazz, and classical and modern opera. In the spring of 2010, Bryan studied drama and performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in the heart of England. Bryan is excited to be with the ETC family for another fantastic season!

 Carolyn Bagley –  Main Street Singers  Co- Musical Director

Carolyn received her B.A. in Music Education from Hiram College, and recently received her MBA from Kent State University. She has taught private lessons in voice, cello and piano for over 10 years. She has directed and served as musical director for musicals in both public school and community theater productions. . She has also recorded and performed with Steve McClain, a local singer/songwriter. Carolyn served as director of the All Americans from 2006-2012, Main Street Singers from 2009-2015 and the New Generation Singers 2007-2013.

  Rebecca Reckart –  Main Street Singers  Co- Musical Director

An alumnae of Teays Valley Prominent Rendition, Rebecca Reckart is no stranger to show choir. During her three years in PR, the group won numerous caption awards and over 10 Grand Championships & performed in a cruise ship, at Disney World, and in NYC. Rebecca herself won multiple solo competitons and Best Female soloist awards through out her show choir career.

Rebecca received her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Miami University in 2009. While at Miami, she participated in Collegiate Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Miami University Opera Theatre. Rebecca student taught in Fairfield City Schools where she taught under Mr. Jeff Clark and worked extensively with their mixed show choir, Choraliers. After graduation, Rebecca worked as the Education Coordinator for a small opera company in New Jersey for a year and a half before returning to Ohio to start teaching. She has been teaching for the past seven years, five of which have been high school choir. She is so excited to join the ETC family as one of the Main Street directors!

  Andrew Magill –  Instrumental Combo Director

Andrew Magill has been involved with ETC for the past 6 years, and this will be his 7th season. He was the Assistant Instrumental Director for the 2014-2015 season, and was asked to become the Instrumental Music Director in 2015. Andrew currently works at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General in the Patient Financial Services department. While in high school, Andrew arranged numerous choir pieces for Green High School’s choir, and also had been a part of numerous musicals, singing groups, and instrumental groups. While still a student with ETC, he was the lead guitarist for 3 years, the percussionist for the Main Street Singers and the New Generation for 1 year, and the Assistant Student Director for the instrumental groups during his senior year in the 2013-2014 season. Andrew will be directing The All Americans, Rouge, and The Main Street Singers instrumental groups (combos). He is also married to his lovely wife, Tiffany Cagwin. If you ever have a student that is interested in auditioning for either combo through ETC or have any questions about the instrumental groups, you can email him at etc.combo@gmail.com.

Matt Zanin – Assistant Combo Director

Taylor Johns – New Generation Co-Director

 Elizabeth Ivanovic  – New Generation Co-Director and Choreographer

 Tara Tober – Choreographer All Americans,  Rouge, and Main Street Singers 

Tara Tober received her BA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz from the Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts. She is a nationally recognized freelance choreographer, clinician and competition adjudicator. Her creative work over the past 10 years has spanned hundreds of different high school and college performing ensembles throughout 13 states. She spent four years training and dancing in Chicago, where she was a principle dancer for the Dunco Funk Hip Hop Dance Company, and held internships with both the Gus Giordano Dance company and the Lou Conte Dance Studio – host of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Currently she resides in Akron, Ohio, where, in addition to her studio teaching, she serves as a lead instructor for ROAD (Reach Out and Dance), the largest dance outreach program in the state of Ohio. She also has worked in conjunction with the Cooperative Alliance of Medina Entertainment Organizations  (CAMEO) , an alliance of artists, educators and business professionals who provide artistic resources that create quality theatrical productions and artistic endeavors.

 

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