Sharon Omens

Sharon Omens is a prolific composer, performer and music educator who has a deep passion for music.  After receiving her Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Music Therapy, she has devoted more than 40 years training young musicians and using music as a source of healing with those in need. She has been a spiritual performer of both piano and voice and has produced six albums with her original compositions. 

Over the past few years, Sharon has expanded her repertoire and has written many contemporary classical, chamber works which have been showcased regularly at the Timucua White House, the Accidental Music Festival and the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts.  Her thematic expressions offer exceptional musicianship and a wide range of compositional, poetic and artistic arrangements which guide the listener on an emotional journey.

Whether one is relaxing, meditating, imagining angels dancing through the heavens, feeling the angst of our nation on election night or understanding the emotional turmoil of a holocaust survivor, Sharon gets her message across through her music

 Learn more at: http://www.sharonomens.com

 

  Kathy Sakson

Kathy is a native of Philadelphia, Pa., a city with a rich jazz heritage. She grew up listening to every kind of music, including jazz played by mom on bass and dad on vibes and drum set. She pursued her love of music, earning Music History and Music Education degrees at Temple University’s College of Music. With a strong background set in classical music study, she rounded out her jazz studies with jazz pianist/composer/author Jimmy Amadie, and most recently earned a Master’s Degree from UCF, with an emphasis on jazz studies and private jazz piano and composition/arranging study with Per Danielsson.

Kathy is a relative “newbie” as a composer, having begun formal composing and arranging in the last 5 years, after receiving encouragement from mentors to “write it down!” Tapping on her improvisational skills honed while performing for many years as a jazz pianist in ensembles of all sizes, she began capturing her creative musical voice on paper, going beyond sharing it in the real time of improvisation.

One of her most recent compositions was performed in 2018 at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park. Her joyful and exciting journey is young, but Kathy is ready to creatively travel far and wide, sharing her works in hopes of lifting up listeners and enriching their life experience through the enjoyment of her music.

 

  Rebekah Todia

 

Originally from Miami Florida, Rebekah Todia grew up in a house full of noise, art, and a family piano. Rebekah earned her Associates in Art Education at Miami Dade College, and after graduating worked as a session musician on various projects in the Miami area. In 2002 Rebekah moved to Orlando Florida, and was accepted into the music program at Rollins College as a piano performance major. She studied under Dr. Gary Wolf, Professor Emeritus of Music. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in piano performance, and composition. Rebekah has performed many classical works, as well as original compositions in the Orlando Area. Rebekah has composed works for interactive projects such as video games, and has recently done voice over work for VR. Currently she teaches Music Theory at Full Sail University, and is an active member of the Central Florida Composers Forum. She is presently working on new music and honing her art as a piano performer.