Trinity Music Team
Welcome to our Trinity Music. Four singers will assist in leading us in worship just as much as the rector and the choir director.
Trinity Music Staff
With a voice described as “formidable” by the Toledo Blade, CHELSIE CREE is a 2017 graduate of the University of Toledo’s Master of Music program where she performed the roles of Grandma in Little Red Riding Hood, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Hannah Glawari in The Merry Widow. Chelsie has participated in the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in 2020, Nightingale Young Artists Program 2019 and the International Young Artists Project Summer 2016 group who travelled to multiple cities in Italy to perform the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. An award winner, Chelsie was awarded First Place in the Barbara Rondelli Competition for Superior Achievement in Classical Voice and won First Place overall at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition in Toronto, Canada in winter of 2017. Active in the Toledo theatre scene, she is a part of the Toledo Opera Chorus and her most recent roles include Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and Rosie in MAMMA MIA! Ms. Cree was also featured as a soloist in 2019 with the Toledo Symphony’s local composer festival at the Toledo Museum of Art, with whateverandeveramen at the Toledo Art Loop, with the Lima Area Concert Band, and with Toledo’s Masterworks Chorale Cabaret Night.
GRACE MAUK is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a master’s degree in collaborative piano performance. Grace began studying classical piano at a young age, but rock and roll and pop music, specifically The Beatles, were her first loves and are still her greatest interests. Since graduating, Grace has been gigging steadily across the Midwest performing in weddings, festivals, and with her original project, ‘She’s King.’
BRIAN E. BUCKNER (he/him) is a versatile music director and pianist based in the southeast/mid-Michigan area. Mr. Buckner’s breadth of facility includes gospel, jazz, pop, classical, musical theatre and more, and he is thrilled to be a new member of the Trinity team and community!!
Trinity Section Leaders
MELISSA TOTH is a Toledo native who has performed professionally Off Broadway, NYC theatre, National tours, regional theatre, cruise ships, and theme parks. She is now happy to be sharing her love of theatre as a teacher at Toledo School for the Arts, and is also a singer for a Toledo cover band, Not Fast Enuff. Melissa feels extremely fortunate to have started the greatest chapter of her life, becoming a mother.
Originally from Fenton, Michigan, KIM BUEHLER has been living and performing in the Toledo area since 1986. She earned a Master’s degree in Voice from the University of Toledo, has traveled around the world as a performer, taught voice for nearly 30 years and is the voice on many local and regional commercials. Kim is proud to be a mom to daughter Emma, and a wife to husband Rich. “Trinity and its people feel like family to me. I’m grateful to have found my way here!”
MICHAEL DEVON BARLOS is humbled to be returning to Trinity as a section leader this fall. Starting in back in 2013, Michael has eight years of musical leadership experience, including directing several musicals, leading two a cappella groups, and organizing and performing in a slew of cabarets.Throughout the pandemic, Michael started and has continued a series of live, virtual, short-form performances. You can catch him performing every Sunday at 7pm on his Facebook page, Song Selection Sundays with Michael Barlos, with a different guest artist each week. He’d like to thank Trinity’s Rector, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and our wonderful director, Chelsie Cree for their musicality, leadership, and kindness.
BRADLEY BAKER has entertained audiences around the globe, singing in more than 35 countries. He enjoys singing in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to negro spirituals.