Caleb Sturgis, pianist, songwriter
Caleb was born and raised in a big family here in Texas. The second of eight children, from a young age he grew up under his parents’ musical influence. At seven years old he started studying piano with his mother, started composing at fourteen, and became more involved with jazz bands, choir, and musical theatre all the way into college. Because he enjoyed and excelled at music, he studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music from University of Houston’s Moores School. Also, he had the opportunity to receive a Minor from the Chinese Department, and is fluent in Mandarin, speaking, reading, & writing. Versatile in various teaching methods, Caleb is a registered Suzuki Piano Teacher, the South Houston representative for Trinity, and is familiar with and uses resources such as Trinity (both practical & theory), Music Tree, and Bastien. He has taught in the Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland area for six years. Currently, besides his own Five Loaves Two Fish Music Studio, he performs around the greater Houston Area. November of 2014, Caleb finished his first self-written, full-length music album, “Five Loaves Two Fish,” (more CD info here) and is working on the second. He serves at Jireh Bible Church and lives with his lovely wife and beloved son in Katy.
Jing Lin Sturgis, soprano
Jing, a native of China, is a versatile performer who is equally at home on the opera and musical stage. The roles include Galatea in the BGSU production of Acis and Galatea, and Paggio in a concert production of Rigoletto with Plácido Domingo at the Reignwood Theater in Beijing, China in 2010. In 2005, Jing joined the cast of Butterflies Musical in the leading role of Zhu Ying Tai under the musical direction of San Bao and stage direction of Gilles Maheu. She has performed with various musical companies in China, including: Poly Theater of China in Beijing, Dongguan Yulan Theater in Guang Zhou, and the Globe Theater in Harbin. She is also the Second Prize winner of 2011 Lotte Lenya Competition, the recipient of the Ralph Appelman Award, a first place winner of the Great Lakes Regional NATS Competition, and the winner of the 10th annual Dr. Majorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition. Jing Lin Sturgis hosts a Master of Music in Voice Performance degree under the tutelage of professor Myra Merritt from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Renmin University of China in Beijing.