Guest Artists & Soloists

Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict has been a freelance musician in the Los Angeles music scene since 1980 performing live and recording with many world-class artists and projects. Growing up in Pompano Beach, Florida, he first started performing at school dances, nightclubs, and local...

David Britton

Tenor David Britton has enjoyed a versatile career as an established chamber musician, opera and concert singer, musical theater artist and teacher. David has performed as a soloist with many of the country’s leading symphonies including The New York Philharmonic, The...

Philip Dixon

Philip performs regularly with numerous music organizations throughout Arizona and is thrilled to be singing again with the Prescott POPS Orchestra. In April he was in performance with the Sedona Conservatory for the 275th anniversary of Handel’s Messiah and with the...

James D’León

James D’León, Pianist Born in South Korea into a musical family, James D’León began the piano at the young age of 4 and performed his first recital at the age of 5. After receiving early piano training from Lyn Bronson, a student of legendary Artur Balsam, he was...

Ryan Gastonguay

Born and raised in the Prescott area, Ryan began piano lessons at the age of four and later picked up the French Horn in middle school when he noticed there was a need in the concert band. He attended Bradshaw Mountain High School placing first chair in regional and...

Emery Harvison

Emery Harvison, Trumpet Assistant Principal Trumpet, The Phoenix Symphony Conn-Selmer Artist Adjunct Faculty - Mesa Community College Mr. Harvison has been a member of The Phoenix Symphony since 1995.  Although his primary position has been second trumpet, he has also...

Earl Hazell

Earl Hazell, Basso Cantante and Executive Director of Jazzoperetry®, Inc. is a performing artist developing a multi-faceted career through the embrace of opera, literature and modern jazz. A native New Yorker, Hazell has performed with the New York Philharmonic...

Isola Jones

Isola Jones, Mezzo Soprano Isola Jones is internationally recognized as an extraordinary singing artist. Making her professional debut in the Verdi Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, within two years she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Olga...

Anastasia Khitruk

Anastasia Khitruk, Violinist Internationally renowned, Grammy nominated violinist Anastasia Khitruk is a champion of rarely performed works. Through her World Premieres, concert performances and recordings of such historic composers as Ivan Khandoshkin, Leon de...

Jordan Kliphon

As a toddler, Jordan started singing opera in the back seat of her grandma’s car, while she listened to the car radio. Since that time, music, dance, and theater have been a major part of Jordan’s life. In recent years at Prescott Center For The Arts, Yavapai College,...

John Pierce Kraft

John Pierce Kraft, bass-baritone, was born and raised in Darien, Connecticut, where he began his music education under Theresa Vicario at 16. He received his Bachelor’s at DePauw University in Indiana, and graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s degree...

Linda Miller

Since moving to Prescott in 1990, Linda has been involved with over 55 productions and concerts at the Prescott Center for the Arts, Elks Opera House, and Yavapai Performing Arts Center. She first appeared on the YC stage in Man of La Mancha during the hall’s 1992...