James Pentaudi-Playwright, Composer & Co-Director
Pentaudi’s many works have been seen around the country, whether it is in music, through his concert “An Evening With James Pentaudi”, his one-man play “Life Is A Musical” or through his comedy skits written for Clear Channel Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated host Gary Burbank. Pentaudi currently has a catalog of seven musical plays and eight hundred songs. One of his musicals, “The Rodeo Of Love” is currently in reading in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Pentaudi is also the composer of “STRANGER DANGER!”, a children’s song written for the Amber Alert Network and for the book of the same name. Pentaudi brings to the table a unique ability to inspire his audiences by reaching their hearts and souls through his written word and his music. He continues to actively be involved with the entire MSM-The Musical process while busy running his agency, Albany Talent- Agency NY Modeling & Talent Management.
Jovita Bernard- Co-Director and Music Director
Bernard is a professional pianist by trade and runs her own performing arts academy in Upstate NY. With her music education obtained from London, UK and a business degree from US, Bernard has successfully integrated her skills in both to spear head MSM-The Musical from its inception as a script and raw music. Beginning in September 2011 when Bernard and James Pentaudi first started discussion on MSM-The Musical, to just under twelve months later, Bernard together with her agency, Academy of Performing & Creative Arts in Clinton, NY was able to pull together a cast, train them with the help of James Pentaudi, arranged the music to its completed form and premiered the full stage presentation at Mohawk Valley Community College in July 2012! Bernard’s passion and dedication in working with youth is well know and respected and her commitment to seeing a project come to fruition is legendary among her circle of friends and acquaintances!
Stephen Perry Price- Co-Director, Vocal & Acting Coach
Stephen Price is co-director of “A ‘VIVO” School of Acting and Voice. Price has enjoyed an international career as a vocalist and as cast of professional stage presentations such as “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Phantom Of The Opera”. After settling in Upstate NY with his wife and two young daughters, Price is still very active in the performing arts world to now include working with and managing professional performers. Price brings to the MSM team his incredible vocal and acting background and his dedication to working with youth and teens. Price’s knowledge of the workings and coordination of large stage presentations is also invaluable to MSM-The Musical. Price will also closely work with Jovita Bernard and James Pentaudi in directing the show.
Juliane Price-Vocal & Acting Coach
Juliane Price is co-director of A Vivo Vocal & Acting Academy. Armed with a beautiful mezzo soprano voice and a vocal performance degree from Europe, Juliane is no stranger to the professional stage as well as TV and film. Together with her husband Stephen the couple continues to be very busy with Juliane taking the lead in the education sector of performing arts. Juliane is very excited to be at the helm of helping talented youth and teens to grow and develop the message of MSM-The Musical to inspire, and bring positive change to other young people universally.
Sarah Emery- Project Coordinator & Liaison
Sarah Emery is the administrative assistant and social media director for APCA as well as lead instructor of APCA’s new “At Home” division providing musical instruction at home. Sarah is the recipient of two Bachelors’ degrees from The State University of New York at New Paltz in Music and in Psychology. Her psychology background has given her experience in working closely with at risk woman and youth providing counseling services. Sarah is also a strong advocate in working to improve quality of life and mental health for those suffering from domestic violence and social and economic hardships. Sarah’s many talents also include experience in event planning as she worked as event specialist for SUNY New Paltz’s Commencement office. Her unique performing arts and psychology background lends itself as the perfect liaison between private and public partnership.
Michelle Senus- Parent Consultant
Michelle Senus is director of operations at M.A. Polce Consulting. Michelle has been involved with the MSM project since it’s inception and her passion in advocating the subject matter and her incredible ability to plan, organize and multitask, simultaneously, makes her a invaluable asset to the MSM team.