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Trio on tap for next virtual YSU Alumni concert

Bresson, Mihelarakis and DeLorenzo will unite for a performance available on Sept. 26.

YOUNGSTOWN — Rosie Bresson, Dan Mihelarakis and Jesse DeLorenzo will team up for the next Youngstown State University Alumni Recital Series virtual concert.

The recorded performance will be available on Saturday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. on the Cliffe College and McDonough Museum of Art YouTube channels.

Bresson received her BFA in Musical Theatre in May where at commencement she was a student speaker. Her recent theatrical credits include "Cabaret" (Emcee), "Chicago" (Roxie Hart), "Into the Woods" (Baker's Wife), "How I Learned to Drive (Li'l Bit)" and "The Last Five Years" (Cathy). 

At YSU, she was a member of the Dance Ensemble, Honors College, Alpha Psi Omega, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band and Horn Choir. 

Bresson has been a two-time Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and a 2018 Region II KCACTF Musical Theatre Initiative Finalist. She attended the 2018 Open Jar Institute Summer College Intensive in New York City. 

She has worked as a director, music director and choreographer. Originally from Canfield, she now resides in Youngstown and plans to attend graduate school to earn a Master of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance.

DeLorenzo is a Youngstown-based freelance percussionist and teacher. He teaches privately while instructing Springfield Local High School’s drumline in New Middletown.

While at YSU, DeLorenzo performed with the YSU Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall and was a member of the Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combos, YSU Marching Pride and Percussion Ensemble. He plays drum set for the Millennial Theater Company, most recently in their productions of "Chicago," "Legally Blonde" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

He also works with other local musicians and bands including on the recordings "Live My Life" by Highland Rose, "A Vision" by Honey Brother and "Isness" by Nick Frank. 

Mihelarakis is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Coraopolis, Pa., and a senior at YSU where he studies Music Composition. 

The series is a collaboration between the Dana School of Music and the McDonough Museum of Art.




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