Greenhouse Faculty Members
Rod Kelly Hines
Teaching Artist: Voice
Rod K. Hines is a classically-trained baritone and versatile artist who enjoys performing in a variety of genres. Most recently he has felt most at home in choral ensembles, enjoying the spectrum of artistry that he is able to explore within a vast range of musical styles. Since 2018 he has been a member of Choral Chameleon, under the direction of Vince Peterson. In 2019 he became an inaugural member of EXIGENCE Vocal Ensemble, directed by Eugene Rogers. He received a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where he performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Peter in Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), and Masetto in Don Giovanni (Mozart). He was also a featured soloist in the opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts, presented by The Atlanta Opera in the 2017-18 season. Rod is a native of Detroit, MI and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Teaching Artist: Voice
Courses Taught: The Whole Musician
Katie Zaffrann is a singer, actor and teaching artist who has performed for audiences of 4 to 4000.
A classically trained soprano with a BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University, Katie has performed at NYC's National Sawdust, the Stonington Opera House, Prince Music Theatre and more - and has originated roles in numerous musicals and plays.
With nearly twenty years as a professional actor, vocalist and teacher, Katie brings a wealth of experience including training in Linklater & Alexander techniques, yoga, and dance; breath work and mindfulness techniques; and many genres of music from choral and chamber to art song, indie rock, jazz and folk. In addition, Katie is open about her own journey through nerves, anxiety and stage fright and loves to bring these seemingly taboo topics into the light. Her diverse background enables her to meet a variety of students where they are and find the tools that work for them.
Founder of Greenhouse; Teaching Artist: Composition and Arranging
Courses Taught: Music Fluency 1, Choral Arranging Workshop
Vince Peterson is a respected choral conductor, composer, and arranger. In 2008, he founded the critically-acclaimed ensemble Choral Chameleon in New York City. As a champion of new music and living composers, he has conducted the premieres of over 200 works of choral music and theater to date. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, The San Francisco Examiner, I Care If You Listen, Time Out New York, The National Sawdust Log, and The New York Concert Review, among others. His compositions and arrangements have become staples and have been performed internationally, including appearances in distinguished venues such as Chicago Symphony Hall, San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, Bartok National Concert Hall in Budapest, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall, among others.
A recognized thought-leader in the music world, The New York Times called Peterson "authoritative beyond his… years," and The Brooklyn Eagle praised his work as "a stunning symphony of the spiritual and secular," while hailing him as a solo performer "with depth and vigor" who "provided a universal context which resonated with his audience.”
In 2018, Vince Peterson was awarded the Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal by Chorus America, a lifetime distinction he shares with only sixteen of the most influential choral musicians in the United States.