Meet The Team

Ryan Mancini

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Composer, Conductor, and Project Coordinator

Ryan Mancini is attending The Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut as a Music Education major. He created this project after being inspired by Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6 "Sing Gently", but wanted to take the performance a step further by including artists of all types. Ryan has a long list of experience directing choral/instrumental ensembles, video editing, audio engineering, and performing. He is thrilled to see the growth of this project and encourage unity among all people.

Shirley Coverdale

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President and CEO of

Family Community Life Center

Shirley E. Coverdale is the President and CEO of the Family Community Life Center (FCLC) in Riverhead, New York. A graduate of both Hunter College (B.F.A.) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.), Ms. Coverdale has extensive and broad-based business expertise. Ms. Coverdale is spearheading the construction of a mixed-use transit-oriented development on 12.5 acres of land owned by The First Baptist Church of Riverhead. The complex includes a major sports and recreation facility for year-round use by all community residents, an early childhood development center, an adult day health program, classrooms, and affordable rental apartments for working families and young professionals.

Nicole Neely

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Assistant Project Coordinator

Nicole Rose Neely currently attends the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. She loves performing and has had the privilege of acting as Business Manager and singing with Ryan and her friends in HartAttack A Cappella for the past couple years. Currently, she is working towards a career in entertainment management with the Walt Disney Company. She is so excited to take part in this beautiful new project and hear all of our talents come together to spread a message of love and unity.

Samuel Mancini

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Assistant Composer, Assistant Audio Engineer

Samuel “Cloud” Mancini is currently a Senior at Berklee College of Music with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. At Berklee, he has been a part of many ensembles and choirs including Crepusculum Chamber choir and the Reverence Gospel Choir. He is the twin brother of Ryan Mancini and shares his brother’s passion for bringing light to the systemic and social prejudice against people of color.

Maclin Tucker

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Assistant Audio Engineer

Maclin Tucker is attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently part of an indie band called “The Q-Tip Bandits” and finishing his Electronic Production and Design degree at Berklee. He loves performing and producing music and is thrilled to be part of a project with such talented musicians to make something with a necessary and uplifting message.

Jeremy Tolsky

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Music Copyist

Jeremy Tolsky is a Boston-based orchestrator, copyist, drummer, and percussionist. As a recent student at Berklee College of Music, Jeremy sought out many opportunities to develop his skills as a musician. During his time as a student, he served as an orchestrator, conductor, music director, and copyist. He also served as a musician for countless groups, projects, and performances at Berklee, Boston University, Harvard University, and local theatre groups in Boston and Los Angeles.

Contributors

With special thanks to:

Family Community Life Center

University of Hartford

Beor Ong

Paul Mancini

Vanessa Pare

Lydia Martin

Robert Ciaffaglione

Janet Wade-Utay

Your guidance and support is paramount to making our vision come true!

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