MUSIC DIRECTOR / LEAD VOCALIST
Dylan Ladd is a music educator and vocalist from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He directs and performs in Project Two Music, an ensemble that specializes in the music of rock Broadway musicals. 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. Dylan earned his Bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Arts in Arts and Entertainment Administration degrees from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN.
Andrianna is going to be a Junior Psychology student at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and can't believe how quickly time is passing. This is Andrianna's 5th year in Project Two. She began as the group's trumpet player and about a year and a half later was a nervous wreck, singing in her first show. Project Two has definitely been an ride and she looks forward to what the future has in store.
DJ has been a part of the music world since he was 6 years old. It started off with piano lessons from his aunt, turned into playing the French horn through school and finally landing on singing within choir and this group. He has always loved bringing as much joy to people's lives as possible and being able to do it through something he loves doing, makes it just that much more rewarding.
Courtney recently graduated from a four year Vocal Performance program at Columbia College Chicago. Her tone is reminiscent of the Jazz age with influences ranging from R&B to popular music. Through extensive ensemble experience, Courtney has been able to develop a tastefully diverse repertoire. Currently based in Chicago, Courtney is actively pursuing performance and songwriting opportunities in the area.
Isis Serrano is a singer/songwriter. She is a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago getting her Bacholers of Music. She recived a golden ticket on the farewell season of American Idol. She has played with several bands across Chicago. She has sang the national anthem for the Chicago Fire Soccer Team and other sporting events. She has original music on iTunes and was invited to sing an original song on the TV network Univision.
BAND DIRECTOr / KEYS
Kyle is the music director and keyboard player for Project Two Music. He has spend the last several years working on arranging and orchestrating music for the band. Outside of the ensemble, Kyle is currently pursuing a music education degree from St. Ambrose University with a focus on instrumental education. He is also an active musician and director for local theaters where he has directed and played in over 25 musicals.
assistant DIRECTOr / drums
Jimmy plays drums.
Jakob plays guitar.
Gordon Pond is a freelance electric & upright bass player, composer, and arranger based in Chicago, IL. Pond has been performing bass professionally for over ten years, including with nationally touring burlesque troupes Super Happy Funtime & Luxotica Lounge Cabaret.
Jake is a music educator and percussionist from Lawrenceburg, IN (near Cincinnati Ohio). He is a Music Industry student at Valpo where he plays in the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble. Jake enjoy playing regional theater in venues such as the Memorial Opera House and the Highland Theater Company. Active member of Music Enterprise Student Association at Valparaiso University.
Adam Brown is a K-5 music teacher at Lake in the Hills Elementary. He has performed regularly with McHenry City Band, Wheaton and Peoria Municipal bands, as well as Chapelstreet church in Geneva, IL. Adam earned his Bachelors of Music Education at Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL.
Andrew is a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and graduated with a Vocal Music Education Major as well as a Secondary Education and Communications minor. He student taught at Westosha Central High School in Salem, Wisconsin and S. C. Johnson Elementary in Racine, Wisconsin. While at Carthage he was a member of the A.F. Siebert Chapel Choir, and was the founder and director of Faithful Beat. Andrew has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City twice, 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. Andrew would like to thank his family and friends for his successes and thanks all of the fans for the continued support of Project Two Music.
Bennett Konstans is a band director and trumpet performer in the Chicago suburbs. Bennett is excited to be performing with this ensemble!