Square One

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Lane Harris is thrilled to be serving as a music director and founder of Square One. Lane is a graduate of Otterbein University in Westerville, OH, where he was a founding member and music director of Ottertuned, the university's first co-ed contemporary a cappella group. Lane has performed on a variety of stages from the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella to the SingStrong A Cappella Festival. He loves a cappella music because it has a way of bringing people together that is unlike many other music genres. Music has always been a part of Lane's life whether it be performing musical theater, singing in a chorus, or singing in an a cappella group. His students gave him the nickname name "Bassprano" (a play on bass and soprano) because he can sing bass, but he enjoys riffing away the high notes. In his free time, you will most likely find Lane either playing games or doing vocal runs at the top of his lungs.

Kathleen Sheridan is thrilled to be founding Square One with her wonderful friend, Lane Harris. Kathleen graduated from Otterbein University in 2014 with her degree in Music Education. During college she co-founded and co-directed the a cappella group Ottertuned. She is currently in her fourth year of teaching at Wapakoneta Middle/High School. There, Kathleen created the high school a cappella group, Midweek. Midweek has quickly gained acclaim by earning 2nd Runner-Up in the 2017 ICHSA Quarterfinals and 1st Runner-Up in the 2018 ICHSA Quarterfinals. Kathleen is also an avid performer, arranger, and clinician. She also sings in the fabulous group, Inside Voices and serves as the CASA Secretary. She is also currently on staff at Camp A Cappella alongside award-winning a cappella superstars, Deke Sharon and Brody McDonald.

Abby Coggins is in her first year of teaching K-6 General Music at Riverside Elementary in De Graff, OH. Originally from New Jersey, Abby graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a degree in Music Education. While in school, Abby was a part of the collegiate a cappella group, The Ohio State of Mind, who went to ICCA Finals in 2017 after placing first at the Midwest Semifinals. Aside from teaching, Abby is also a section leader and children’s choir director at Linworth United Methodist Church. In her free time, Abby loves to read, listen to podcasts, and spend time with her lovely fiancée Ryan.

Ryan Jenkins is thrilled to be joining Square One Vocals as a founding member. Ryan is currently Choir Director at Lehman Catholic High School, Adult Choir Director at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and the Artistic Director with the Clintonville Community Choir. While obtaining degrees from the University of Toronto (M.M.-‘17) and The Ohio State University (B.M.-‘15), Ryan had the opportunity to sing with a variety of ensembles including classical choirs, church choirs, barbershop choruses, opera choruses, men’s choruses, and collegiate a cappella groups. Being from Langhorne, Pennsylvania (just north of Philadelphia), Ryan enjoys watching all Philadelphia sports teams with his fiancée Abby.

Martine Tyus is so thrilled to be a founding member of Square One! She grew up in the Columbus area, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein University with a focus in vocal performance in 2013. While attending Otterbein, she participated in numerous opera productions, sang with the choral department, and collaborated with the Westerville Symphony as a soloist. In addition to her love of music, Martine has always had a passion for animals, working as a show groom for nationally recognized equestrian stables throughout college up to the present. In 2015, she graduated from Nash Academy of Animal Arts as a Dog Groomer & Stylist, so when she isn’t singing she’s grooming dogs!

Jeremy Witt is very excited to be joining Square One! He is proudly born and raised in Columbus, OH growing up in Hilliard. Jeremy graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Music Education. During his college career he founded and directed Cedarville’s first contemporary a cappella group, The Inversions. Jeremy is currently in his second year of teaching vocal music in Hilliard City Schools at Hilliard Bradley High School and Hilliard Memorial Middle School. In this role he teaches and directs various vocal ensembles including extra-curricular a cappella groups. One of Bradley’s a cappella groups, Shades of Blue competed in the ICHSA for the very first time this year and placed 2nd at the Great Lakes Quarterfinal. They will be competing this Saturday in the Great Lakes Semi-Final at Bowling Green HS. Jeremy has been active in the a cappella community through volunteering for Acaville, judging for Varsity Vocals, and nominating/judging for the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards and the A Cappella Video Awards. In his free time, Jeremy loves to spend time with his amazing Fiancé Lindi, run, and try new restaurants.

Sydneigh McConnell is very excited to be a founding member of Square One! Sydneigh currently works at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a Unit Coordinator. She graduated from Wright State University in 2017 where she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Music focus. During her time at WSU, Sydneigh sang in their premier a cappella group, ETHOS. Sydneigh was also a part of the opera program at WSU, sang in their top choral ensemble, and has helped at Camp A Cappella for several years. She was heavily involved in music/a cappella throughout high school and college and is very excited to continue her journey! In her free time, Sydneigh enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and hiking. 

Jared Joseph currently teaches at Washington High School in Washington Court House, OH, where he serves as Vocal Music Director and also directs the annual musical.  Jared is a proud alumnus of Otterbein University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education; he will begin his Master of Music in Music Education at Capital University this summer 2018. Jared frequently performs as a baritone soloist and chorus member in Fayette County. He loves theatre both from the performing aspect and from the audience’s perspective. Outside of the performing arts, Jared enjoys adventures such as zip lining, roller coasters, and road trips.

Richard Blocher has been out of the a cappella game for a couple years, but he’s excited to get back into it as Square One’s vocal percussionist and co-music director. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, he daylights as an engineering grad student at OSU, where he graduated with a BS in Materials Science Engineering in 2016. During undergrad, he served as music director for The Ohio State of Mind A Cappella, competing in ICCA four times and SingStrong twice. In his spare time he likes to write music and play an inordinate amount of Magic: the Gathering.

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