Felix Eisenhauer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano collaboration from the University of California - Santa Barbara, a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in piano from the University of Southern California, and pursued independent studies at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany.
He currently serves as the Music Minister at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and as an accompanist for Ventura College, teaches private piano lessons, and is the accompanist, a tenor, and a board member with Pacific Chamber Singers. Recently, he was the pianist at Our Lady of the Assumption, accompanied for Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College, and played for Opera Santa Barbara’s education outreach program.
While living in Boise, Idaho, he taught at the College of Western Idaho, taught private piano lessons, and played for all the major music organizations in the area, including Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre of Idaho, and the Broadway tour of Wicked.
Felix’ involvement with education is equally long and storied. He started as a teacher’s assistant at the German-American School of Palo Alto 20 years ago, eventually becoming a teacher, and still teaches at their summer program. In addition to teaching German, he has translated for De Haske Music Publishing and Gold Circle Films. At USC, he taught piano classes and private piano lessons. At UCSB, he worked as a coach and accompanist, focusing on vocal music.
You can learn more about him at www.felixeisenhauer.com
Assistant Music Minister
Soprano Tara Victoria Eisenhauer enjoys singing all styles of music. She serves as Assistant Minister of Music for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ventura, CA, where she directs and conducts various ensembles. A versatile singer and musician, she is the Music Director of Pacific Chamber Singers, an audition-based choir in Ventura. After receiving her Undergraduate from the University of Redlands with emphasis in Performance, Conducting, and Composition, she received her Masters degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in Vocal Arts. Mrs. Eisenhauer’s continued passion and education in vocal science and pedagogy has led her to have a thriving private studio, teaching all styles of singing. Her students have gone on to sing in productions of various genres with great success. At the collegiate level, she teaches voice at Ventura College, both voice classes and lessons. She also taught voice at the College of Western Idaho. She also works with choral groups and adjudicates vocal auditions/competitions.
She performed with LA Opera under the baton of Maestro Conlon and Grant Gershon as “Zweite Meise” in Die Vögel (The Birds) and Carmen. She also sang in the ensemble for Opera Santa Barbara’s productions of Madama Butterfly and Aida. As a frequently hired soloist, locally she sang for Ventura College’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Santa Barbara Master Chorale. Other past favorite performances include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, to name a few. Mrs. Eisenhauer was Opera Idaho’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2010-2011 season, making her mainstage debut as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment. Other roles include Belinda in Dido & Aeneas, Emily in Ned Rorem’s Our Town, La Fée in Cendrillon, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and other roles in Education Outreach programs. Performing around the world, she has participated in programs such as the CoOperative Program in Princeton, NJ, Operaworks!, International Vocal Institute in Hvar, Croatia and the Il Globo Italian School in Florence, Italy.
More about Tara can be found at www.TaraEisenhauer.com
ASL Interpreter and Director of Deaf Ministry
Nadia is an Oklahoma native who moved to Oxnard as a teenager. She began learning sign language freshman year in high school when she met a deaf classmate who she found to be attractive. (Nothing like a little motivation!) She went on to interpret at California State University Northridge as the youngest interpreter the National Center on Deafness has ever hired. From there she has interpreted for FEMA, rap artists, actors, slam poetry, and other exciting events including, but not limited to, church services.
When she's not interpreting, you can find her busy at her studio in Oxnard where she teaches piano. Outside of work, Nadia loves scuba diving, travel, and learning about new cultures.