Natalie Mallis, Artistic Director, joined the staff of the Singers’ Club of Cleveland in 2016 with an artistically varied and professional career.
Her prior appointments include Director of Choral Activities at Kent State Stark, Artistic Director of the Denton Community Chorus, Associate Conductor of the North Texas A Cappella Choir, and Associate Conductor of the North Texas University Singers. She has served on the choral music faculties at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Millikin University, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. In addition, she directed middle school choral and band programs in Garfield Heights, Old Trail School, and Our Lady of the Elms. Natalie is a doctoral candidate in Choral Conducting at the University of North Texas and holds degrees from Kent State University and Bowling Green State University.
Natalie is an active guest conductor and choral clinician. As a professional choral singer, Natalie has performed seasons, concerts, and recordings with the 24-voice San Antonio Chamber Choir and has appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival with the University of North Texas Collegium Singers. Current projects include singing with the newly formed Cleveland Chamber Choir. She is the Director of Music Ministries at First Christian Church in Wadsworth, Ohio where she conducts the Chalice Bells, the Bells of First Christian, the Bel Canto Singers, and the Chancel Choir. Natalie maintains ‘A Muse to Me’ Studios and enjoys theatre, nature, re-purposing things, and people watching.
Robert P. Bellisario
Robert first joined the Singers' Club in 1986 as the recipient of several Albert Rees Davis Scholarships while studying vocal performance and choral conducting at Cleveland State University. He was awarded multiple scholarships from the CSU Music School and Fortnightly Club to continue studies including choral conducting with Robert Fountain and voice with Robert Sperry. Having attnded the Midwest Conference of the American Choral Directors, Robert was awarded The American Choral Directors' Student Award in 1987. Robert has been the conductor at Fairview Baptist Church; the founding conductor and music director of the North Coast Men's Chorus for five years; and the conductor of the Club's Centennials ensemble from 1993 to 2017. He has also performed with Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Church of the Covenant Choir, The Old Stone Singers, and The Robert Page Singers and served as guest conductor/soloist for numerous local churches.
Elias Manos (b. 1995) is a pianist and composer at Cleveland State University. Eli studied piano as a child with Madeline Levitz and now studies piano performance with Grammy-winning artist Dr. Angelin Chang and collaborative piano with Joela Jones, the head keyboardist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
He is an active freelancer in Eastern Ohio and has music directed and accompanied multiple shows in the Cleveland area. Eli accompanies multiple choirs in Cleveland, including the Singing Angels children’s choir. He has traveled and performed with the Singing Angels in several well-known venues, including Playhouse Square, the White House, and in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and Geneva, Switzerland as part of the Rhythms of One World international festival. In addition, he was invited to participate in the Coimbra World Piano Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal. During this festival, he made his international debut as a composer and had his compositions premiered before the mayor of Sardoul, Portugal, and at the Conservatoire Maurice-Baquet in Paris, France.
Eli began his composition studies at a young age with Chris Auerbach-Brown and now studies under Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch and Dr. Greg D’Alessio. He has received the Bain Murray Award numerous times for his compositions. Eli also regularly composes music for local films, one of which was featured in the 48 Hour Film Festival in Cleveland. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition and Piano Performance in 2018, and move on to graduate school for film scoring and piano performance.