The NJCU Junior Board at Art House Productions is a unique leadership experience granted to select NJCU students interested in the arts, business, and community in Jersey City, NJ. The student board serves in an advisory role to the Art House Productions Board of Trustees and staff and contributes to conversations on current programming, and the planning of upcoming events. They attend monthly board meetings with a one-year commitment, and contribute to the larger cultural conversations relevant to Art House and the arts in Jersey City.
Art House is proud to announce the inaugural NJCU Junior Board:
Tammy Brobeck, also known as performing artist Tammy Michelle is a pianist and singer-songwriter. Tammy has studied piano and voice since she was nine years old. She is currently enrolled as a Music Business Major at New Jersey City University. Tammy has studied extensively with the distinguished vocal coach William Riley. Riley is known for coaching celebrity artists Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. Tammy made her singing debut performing the soprano II part in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall with the NJCU Concert Chorale and since has been selling out underground shows in Brooklyn, NY. Beyond her love for performing and writing, she finds passion in teaching piano and voice at NJCU's Community Music School. In addition, she’s produced and recorded for many different artists at Jerzee Studios and has helped manage and create marketing plans for Grammy winning musicians at Frontline Entertainment Agency.
Tyvera Bryant is a student at NJCU studying music business. She is excited to be a part of the NJCU/ Art house student board and to bring exciting ideas to the table
Alexis M Castaneda is an NJCU student, currently studying for a BFA concentration in Illustration. She is heavily involved in digital illustration, working on food art. She also enjoys illustrating landscapes and animals and branches out with other mediums such as oil painting, trying different techniques, and expanding to other forms of art.
Zhnai Davis is receiving her BFA in drawing and painting at NJCU. In 2019, she was a curatorial intern at SMUSH Gallery and assisted in curating the "Art on Toast" exhibition at the gallery. She looks forward to sharing new ideas with Art House Productions as part of NJCU/ART HOUSE Student Board. Throughout her creative process she is constantly exploring ideas that reflect herself.
Nicholas Geosits is pleased to be on the NJCU student board at Art House Productions. He is in his first year at NJCU where he is studying the piano and majoring in music. He grew up on Long Island and taught himself to play piano at 13 year old. At 17, he signed up for the US Army. He was stationed in Europe where he learned German and visited over 20 countries. He is very excited to move Art House toward the next level.
Danette E. Sheppard-Vaughn is a native New Yorker and professional singer/actress who made history as the first featured female vocalist for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. She has performed in various shows around the country as well as overseas, including a tour of Smokey Joe's Cafe with Gladys Knight, Ain't Misbehavin, Chicago, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar, In The Heights and others. Danette decided to return to school and is enrolled at NJCU completing a degree in Musical Theater. You can follow her on IG @dazzlingdanette
Nelson Solis is originally from El Salvador. He came to The United States in 2008 to live in New York City. He attended La Guardia Community College to learn English and worked in the service industry. Nelson discovered art after a drawing lesson from a friend in 2014. He enrolled in the Fine Arts program at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, earning an AFA degree. Nelson currently resides near Asbury Park, with his husband and cats, Frida and Katrick. Nelson is continuing his education at NJCU in the BFA program concentrating in drawing and painting. Aside from his passion for art, Nelson enjoys music, dancing, reading, learning, fashion, skiing, drag, and food.