The Faces of Singing Onstage
Leah Mueller (she/her) grew up in State College and was a Singing Onstage student when she was in middle and high school. When FUSE was formed, Leah was frequently seen on stage in productions. She has over ten years of teaching experience, from Pre-K through collegiate levels. Leah was the Performing Arts teacher at the Delta Middle School Program for six years where she directed, choreographed, and music directed their musicals and plays. She holds a BME in Music Education (Choral/Voice emphasis) from Penn State University, an MA in Theatre Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, and will graduate from Indiana University with her MFA in Acting in May 2023!
Jared Yarnall-Schane (he/him) grew up at a summer camp in the Pocono Mountains where he fell in love with the outdoors and team-building activities. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. Jared is an experienced entrepreneur and program director, and is currently the Director of Innovation at the Biomimicry Institute where he helps scientists and entrepreneurs tackle systemic sustainability challenges through nature-inspired design. At Singing Onstage Jared will be working behind the scenes to manage financials and operations.
Middle Level Teacher
Julie Foster (she/her) is a voice teacher and performer from New York to Austin and now State College, she has been a sought-after talent both in the studio and on stage. Broadway World has hailed her voice as one of the best in Austin. She has been seen on stage recently in The Great American Trailer, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Ring of Fire. Her LP, “Another Year Round the Bend”, landed #53 on the Americana music chart. Julie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University with a focus on contemporary and musical theatre vocal techniques. In 2011, Julie opened her voice studio in Austin and it quickly became the go-to destination for students to learn voice fundamentals and perfect their vocal skills. Central to her success is her ability to connect with each student, understanding that every student is unique. She is passionate about teaching the healthiest technique to give singers the ability to sing for a lifetime. Her approach builds voices to last throughout the demands of a professional career. Julie is excited to be now teaching in State College! Julie is currently a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Elementary Level Teacher
Rose Hanahan (they/them) is thrilled to be joining the team at Singing Onstage and sharing their love of theatre and storytelling! Rose has over 15 years of performance experience in a variety of mediums including training in dance, voice, and acting. They attended Penn State’s School of Theatre, where they studied various acting techniques and theatrical approaches. In 2020, they earned their B.F.A. in Acting and began pursuing professional opportunities. Rose started taking classes at Singing Onstage when they were 13 years old and began performing with FUSE Productions shortly after, so they are honored to be back at the Pugh Street studio, continuing the tradition of performance, imagination, and play!