Hello! My name is Anna Powers. I have been a musician since I was 9 years old! I graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's in History, and a Minor in Music. Since then, I have gotten a Master's in Education. I spend the school year teaching High School Social Studies Classes. I have performed for wedding ceremonies for the past 8 years, and was a part of the previous company, Trade Winds Flute Duo.
Alicia Phelps is a classically, and jazz -trained vocalist and pianist working as a music educator and freelance musician in Portland, ME. Born in Hinesburg, VT, Alicia has performed at many venues throughout the New England area such as the Discover Jazz Festival and Burlington First Night. Alicia is also the Music Director at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church in Westbrook, ME.
Recently Alicia has had the opportunity to perform with Grammy award-winning vocalist/saxophonist Darmon Meader (New York Voices), the Portland Jazz Orchestra, organist/pianist Dr. Joe Utterback, and renowned jazz pianist Jed Wilson.
Alicia works with multiple groups in the Portland area performing treasures from the American Songbook, classic jazz, and high energy R&B music.
Over the past few years Alicia has studied with many renowned musicians in the New England area including Jed Wilson, Steve Grover, Dominique Eade and Taylor O'Donnell.
Upon first hearing the sound of stringed instruments at a young age, Catherine was drawn to the cello. She began classical studies with cellist Eliza Meyer of Portland Symphony Orchestra before beginning her music degree in 2016 at the University of Southern Maine. In her time here, she has performed with USM's theater, jazz, and opera departments and in 2019 was invited to perform with the Portland Stage Theater Company. She has attended masterclasses with distinguished performing artists such as cellist Inbal Segev, and A Far Cry Orchestra. Currently, Catherine plays for weddings and events in Maine and is a member of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. She is in her senior year studying under William Rounds of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and will complete her bachelor's degree in cello performance in the fall of 2020. Parallel to her focus on classical music, Catherine is interested in the therapeutic effects of music and enjoys playing guitar, singing and teaching music lessons.
Jen has been playing for wedding ceremonies on the Seacoast for 15 + years! She is a Special Education Teacher in Kittery, Me, and a life long music lover as well! Jen loves to sub in for ceremonies whenever possible, and we are very lucky to have her! You may have heard of her previous group, the Jen Thayer Band which performed all over the seacoast, and was advertised extensively on the radio.
Originally from Bangor, Maine, Conor Linehan has been playing guitar, performing, composing, and arranging music since the age of 13. He has spent much of his life in Portland, Maine where he attended the University of Southern Maine School of Music, earning his BM in Performance with a concentration in jazz studies.
Conor has been an active member of Portland’s music scene playing in various professional music projects as well as leading his own groups. His latest project is a six piece experimental jazz and funk ensemble called YEAHMAN. Conor has also spent time as the assistant manager of Portland’s premiere non-profit jazz radio station, WJZP 107.9 FM, where he was in charge of all programming and produced his own show The Final Cut with Conor Linehan.
Conor has recently returned to the Portland area from Brooklyn, New York where he worked as an assistant at Metrosonic Recording Studios in Williamsburg. Today, he teaches private guitar, bass and ukulele lessons at the Gorham School of Music to students of all ages and skill levels!
Lindsay Waller, originally from Rhode Island, began playing violin at the age of 6. She attended the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for Performing and Visual Arts where she gained valuable musical skills such as theory, piano, guitar, and vocal technique. She also participated in ensembles at the RI Philharmonic School and Rhode Island College throughout high school. Going on to study with Anatole Wieck at the University of Maine, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in May 2018. During her time there she served as Principal Second and Assistant Concert Master in the university orchestra, also participating in chamber music, jazz combo, solo recitals, and local gigs with friends. Lindsay began teaching private lessons in the fall of 2017 and it quickly became a huge part of her life. Her belief is that music is meant to be shared and can help us all become more patient, understanding, and empathetic people. In the future she plans to continue to perform, teach, and explore interests such as education, community enrichment, and the variety of music the world has to offer!
Amy Kercsmar is a full-time freelance harpist and pianist, and is available for weddings, cocktail hours and other special occasions. She lives in Unity, Maine, and provides music throughout midcoast Maine.
In 1998, Amy earned a Bachelor of Music (cum laude) from Wheaton College Conservatory. She has taught private lessons for over twenty years. Amy is also a Certified Music Practitioner, which gives her the opportunity to play therapeutic harp music for the ill and dying in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice houses.
For most events, Amy plays a concert grand Lyon & Healy Style 23 harp. For celtic performances and music therapy, she typically uses her smaller Triplett Signature harp.
Anna Pearlman is a Boston-based violinist, violist, and fiddle player. Currently residing in Portland, Maine, she is Concertmaster of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays both violin and viola in the Portsmouth Symphony. Anna also plays violin for the Lyric Theater, Portland Players and other musical theater productions. She has performed in weddings and events throughout New England, including Maine Jewish Museum's first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and was recently featured playing the violin at the animal shelter on News Center Maine’s 207 show. Anna teaches Violin/fiddle and viola, with a special focus on children with learning disabilities.