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The CLICKCOACH Organization

 

CLICKCOACH is a United States based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization is comprised of a board of directors including its executive director, an orchestra and opera conductor who is in constant contact with musicians around the world and understands the needs of our communities, volunteers, as well as an Artist Support Panel. CLICKCOACH adheres to nonprofit rules and regulations and is guided by its Statement of Purpose:

CLICKCOACH is a nonprofit, charitable organization created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic serving to assist artists in need within the classical music, musical theater, and jazz communities by providing a platform to share valuable knowledge with the world in the form of accessible, insightful, and informative coaching videos to a) support themselves or other artists financially, b) promote advancement in music education by offering a unique and rich aggregate resource of online coaching content, and c) provide resources to poor or underprivileged groups. CLICKCOACH also accepts donations through the CLICKCOACH Assistance Fund (CCAF), where everyone can take part in helping the arts community.

 



CLICKCOACH FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 


Founder and executive director of CLICKCOACH, Christopher Ocasek, is a French-American conductor recognized for his rising international career, collaborating with opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Along with an amazing and supportive board of directors and team, Christopher is overseeing the only nonprofit artist resource of its kind with the important goal of creating a stronger community among classical, jazz, and musical theater artists.

His efforts to support artists on a global scale fall in line with his passionate emphasis as a conductor to support the artists with whom he works in rehearsal and performance. “It’s part of our fabric to hold each other up both on and off the stage. I forged CLICKCOACH to give us—the artists—a chance to be part of a community again, to support each other as we do when we’re face-to-face, and to help struggling artists through an unprecedented period of instability. With CLICKCOACH, my hope is to create a trusted space to help each other not only financially, but also through sharing information that’s never been brought together like this.” To learn more about Christopher Ocasek, visit christopherocasek.com

 



ARTIST SUPPORT PANEL


Artists are the backbone of CLICKCOACH and the reason we exist. Our Artist Support Panel keeps us close to the needs of the artists we support and allows us to best serve our mission and community.

Lise Lindstrom

Lise
Lindstrom

James
Gaffigan

Janai
Brugger

Arturo
Chacón-Cruz

Christopher
Maltman

Jake
Heggie

Sasha
Cooke

Bill
Eddins



DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


Brazilian-born soprano Ariana Wehr is a recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artist Program with Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include competing in the 2nd International Music Competition Harbin in Harbin, China, a gala with Heartbeat Opera performing works by Vivaldi and Mozart, and a return to Washington National Opera and a debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center to reprise the roles of Girlfriend #1/Nurse/Congregant in Jeanine Tesori’s Blue which was cancelled due to the pandemic but a commercial recording of Blue will be recorded by the WNO cast in 2021. Upcoming performances include debuts with Boston Lyric Opera in their 2022 production of Terence Blanchard's Champion

In addition to work as a professional opera singer, for the past four years Ariana has worked at a specialty consulting firm specializing in Lean learned directly from Toyota as a Project Coordinator. 

Ms. Wehr is completing an MBA in Project Management and will graduate in May 2021 with the goal to leverage her new skills to elevate diverse voices and stories to foster a more inclusive and equitable artistic world. Ms. Wehr is also Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 

 



SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR


Stephanie DePrez is a full-voiced American soprano based in Vienna, Austria. 

Stephanie began 2021 with an Artist Grant from The Wagner Society of Washington DC, and an offer to join the American Wagner Project. Upcoming roles include "Freia" in the Miami Classical Music Festival’s production of “Das Rheingold” in the summer of 2021 as a Wagner Institute Fellow.

Stephanie's recent roles include Woglinde in “Das Rheingold” with the Dramatic Voices Program Berlin, conducted by Byron Knutson, and Gerhilde in “Die Walküre” with the Manhattan Opera Studio. In the summer of 2019, Stephanie made her Carnegie Hall debut at a sold-out concert in the Weill Recital Hall, singing the role of Santuzza in a scene from “Cavalleria Rusticana.” Stephanie sang the lead role of Susan B. Anthony in Opera UCLA's 2018 production of “The Mother of Us All.”

Stephanie DePrez holds a Masters in Music in Voice from the University of California Los Angeles, where she was the recipient of the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship for Voice and the Fritz Altmann Scholarship, and was the 2018 Graduate Commencement Speaker. She concurrently performed as an inaugural member of the UCLA Ensemble Artist Program, an educational collaboration with GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Film Production/Television Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Stephanie is an English Native Speaker in the Teaching Assistantship Program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), administered by Fulbright Austria. Before attending graduate school for opera, Stephanie taught high school music for four years. She is an award-winning essayist and has performed stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, Denver, and Vienna. www.stephaniedeprez.com 



The CLICKCOACH Organization

CLICKCOACH is a United States based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The organization is comprised of a board of directors including its executive director, an orchestra and opera conductor who is in constant contact with musicians around the world and understands the needs of our communities, volunteers, as well as an Artist Support Panel. CLICKCOACH adheres to nonprofit rules and regulations and is guided by its Statement of Purpose:

CLICKCOACH is a nonprofit, charitable organization created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic serving to assist artists in need within the classical music, musical theater, and jazz communities by providing a platform to share valuable knowledge with the world in the form of accessible, insightful, and informative coaching videos to a) support themselves or other artists financially, b) promote advancement in music education by offering a unique and rich aggregate resource of online coaching content, and c) provide resources to poor or underprivileged groups. CLICKCOACH also accepts donations through the CLICKCOACH Assistance Fund (CCAF), where everyone can take part in helping the arts community.



CLICKCOACH FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 


Founder and executive director of CLICKCOACH, Christopher Ocasek, is a French-American conductor recognized for his rising international career, collaborating with opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Along with an amazing and supportive board of directors and team, Christopher is overseeing the only nonprofit artist resource of its kind with the important goal of creating a stronger community among classical, jazz, and musical theater artists.

His efforts to support artists on a global scale fall in line with his passionate emphasis as a conductor to support the artists with whom he works in rehearsal and performance. “It’s part of our fabric to hold each other up both on and off the stage. I forged CLICKCOACH to give us—the artists—a chance to be part of a community again, to support each other as we do when we’re face-to-face, and to help struggling artists through an unprecedented period of instability. With CLICKCOACH, my hope is to create a trusted space to help each other not only financially, but also through sharing information that’s never been brought together like this.” To learn more about Christopher Ocasek, visit christopherocasek.com

 



ARTIST SUPPORT PANEL


Artists are the backbone of CLICKCOACH and the reason we exist. Our Artist Support Panel keeps us close to the needs of the artists we support and allows us to best serve our mission and community.

Lise Lindstrom

Lise
Lindstrom

James
Gaffigan

Janai
Brugger

Arturo
Chacón-Cruz

Christopher
Maltman

Jake
Heggie

Sasha
Cooke

Bill
Eddins



DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


Brazilian-born soprano Ariana Wehr is a recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artist Program with Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include competing in the 2nd International Music Competition Harbin in Harbin, China, a gala with Heartbeat Opera performing works by Vivaldi and Mozart, and a return to Washington National Opera and a debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center to reprise the roles of Girlfriend #1/Nurse/Congregant in Jeanine Tesori’s Blue which was cancelled due to the pandemic but a commercial recording of Blue will be recorded by the WNO cast in 2021. Upcoming performances include debuts with Boston Lyric Opera in their 2022 production of Terence Blanchard's Champion

In addition to work as a professional opera singer, for the past four years Ariana has worked at a specialty consulting firm specializing in Lean learned directly from Toyota as a Project Coordinator. 

Ms. Wehr is completing an MBA in Project Management and will graduate in May 2021 with the goal to leverage her new skills to elevate diverse voices and stories to foster a more inclusive and equitable artistic world. Ms. Wehr is also Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 



SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR


Stephanie DePrez is a full-voiced American soprano based in Vienna, Austria. 

Stephanie began 2021 with an Artist Grant from The Wagner Society of Washington DC, and an offer to join the American Wagner Project. Upcoming roles include "Freia" in the Miami Classical Music Festival’s production of “Das Rheingold” in the summer of 2021 as a Wagner Institute Fellow.

Stephanie's recent roles include Woglinde in “Das Rheingold” with the Dramatic Voices Program Berlin, conducted by Byron Knutson, and Gerhilde in “Die Walküre” with the Manhattan Opera Studio. In the summer of 2019, Stephanie made her Carnegie Hall debut at a sold-out concert in the Weill Recital Hall, singing the role of Santuzza in a scene from “Cavalleria Rusticana.” Stephanie sang the lead role of Susan B. Anthony in Opera UCLA's 2018 production of “The Mother of Us All.”

Stephanie DePrez holds a Masters in Music in Voice from the University of California Los Angeles, where she was the recipient of the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship for Voice and the Fritz Altmann Scholarship, and was the 2018 Graduate Commencement Speaker. She concurrently performed as an inaugural member of the UCLA Ensemble Artist Program, an educational collaboration with GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Film Production/Television Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Stephanie is an English Native Speaker in the Teaching Assistantship Program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), administered by Fulbright Austria. Before attending graduate school for opera, Stephanie taught high school music for four years. She is an award-winning essayist and has performed stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, Denver, and Vienna. www.stephaniedeprez.com 



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