Dylan Ladd is a music educator and vocalist from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Dylan is also a member of the Valparaiso University Chorale, where he has participated in three domestic performance tours as well as an international tour in Germany. He has served as Music Chair for Valparaiso University’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, directing the men’s chorus. In Fall 2015, Dylan performed the role of Aeneas in the Valparaiso University production of "Dido and Aeneas." Dylan is currently completing his Bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Arts in Arts and Entertainment Administration degrees from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN.
Andrianna Martinez is sophomore majoring in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She began playing trumpet for Project Two in 2012, but has been singing with the group for two years now. She would like to thank her parents and friends for support and her grandma for being her musical inspiration.
Elena is a senior violin performance major with a French minor this coming fall at Valparaiso University. She is a sister of the Beta Lambda chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for women and a member of the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, where she led the second violins last year. Elena graduated high school with a performing arts magnet diploma in 2013 in South Bend, IN, and plays violin in the Michiana area for musicals and other events. She has been playing violin for nine years and played violin for Project Two last year, her first year with the group. Elena took dance lessons in ballet, jazz, and modern for 10 years. Even though she quit her dance lessons in high school, she is excited to be dancing again with Project Two. Elena would like to thank all of the cool people in the audience for being great and for supporting the group.
Kyle is a musician, composer, and educator from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He is currently studying music education at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. While studying education, he is also studying piano under Marian Lee, a graduate of Juilliard Music School. Kyle is also a recipient of the Dr. Charles and Joyce DCamp Music Scholarship. He anticipates graduation from SAU around Fall 2017. Outside of schooling, Kyle is very involved with the music and theater programs throughout the area. He is currently the music director for Children Community Theater based out of Dekalb, IL, along with being the Pit Orchestra Director for Huntley High School in Huntley, IL. Kyle currently resides as the house arranger for project two and is honored to be a director alongside Dylan Ladd.
John is a musician, producer, educator, designer, and entrepreneur in the Chicago area. He performs regularly around the Chicago metropolitan area with various artists, ensembles, and orchestras, in addition to recording and producing music in his home studio. He will graduate from Valparaiso University in Spring 2017 with a degree in Music Industry, as well as minors in Creative Media Marketing and Mathematics. John MacNeil is endorsed by Kevin Michael Carbon Fiber Guitars by McPherson Guitars.
Brendan has been performing with Project Two for two years. After graduating from St. Ambrose University in Spring 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, Brendan began working as a Marketing and Membership Coordinator for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Brendan has played the saxophone for over twelve years. His performances range from touring with a Christian Rock group to recording singles with rap artists. He was named to the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and was crowned winner of the 2009 Illinois State Battle of the Bands with a previous music group. In addition to performing with Project Two, Brendan also plays with a blues band and jazz combo in Chicago. His extra-musical interests include football, basketball, softball, and tennis, and cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams.
Andrew is a Vocal Music Education Major at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as Secondary Education and Communications minor. He is a member of the A.F. Siebert Chapel Choir, and the Music Coordinator for the Center for Faith and Spirituality through which he is the director of Faithful Beat. Recently Andrew has performed for his second time at Carnegie Hall in New York City, has performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in multiple concerts at Carthage College. During Andrew's free time he enjoys arranging and composing. One of Andrew’s compositions, Hey What’s Your Story, which was commissioned by the Center for Faith and Spirituality at Carthage, was recently premiered with great success. Andrew would like to thank the entire Carthage Music Faculty for their continuous support in all of his musical endeavors and his family, especially his mom and dad, for all the love and support they give him.
Sara graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in December of 2015. She has studied the trumpet for over 16 years. During her time with Concordia’s Wind Symphony, Sara played both trumpet and tuba and had the opportunity to perform throughout the United States and China, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Xi’An Concert Hall. She currently substitute teaches in Crystal Lake and instructs private lessons.