Kiana Benhoff, Engagement Manager for Music Education and known to the stage as Kiana Del, is a passionate vocalist, songwriter, and educator hailing from the valleys of Carrollton, KY. Throughout her early life, many fields were revealed to her, however music has always been the only calling that made her feel whole. Kiana uses music to tell the story of our complex humanity, and to foster a safe space for others to create freely without the barrier of judgement. She carries her knowledge over to the community by teaching vocal technique in her home studio, providing accessible virtual spaces to listen and learn, and by teaching community workshops on songwriting, the intersection between music and visual art, and general vocal health. She performs her own compositions in local and regional venues with her band Kiana & the Sun Kings, and strives to continue weaving music with the importance of community and activism.
Daniel Gilliam, Program Director and afternoon host 1-5pm (director of radio, Louisville Public Media) has a multi-faceted role at Louisville Public Media, overseeing 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, audience metrics, and behind-the-scenes production work at Louisville Public Media. From 2010-2012 he was program director of Classical Minnesota Public Radio. He hosted and produced the award-winning series African American Voices, he’s the host for Louisville Orchestra concert talks, and a composer.
Colleen Phelps, Music Director and host, is a classical music omnivore who is ready to bring you everything the genre has to offer. She is the host and producer of the acclaimed podcast Classically Speaking, bringing you a backstage pass to classical music as it gets created. In the percussion world she continues to explore new and experimental music. Her upcoming solo marimba album features commissioned works dedicated to zoo animals across the USA. She was also a featured performer on Cristina Spinei’s album “Music for Dance,” and she premiered “On A Paper Nautilus” a concerto for percussion by Rachel C. Walker. Colleen is also a founding member of Vocal Arts Nashville, and on faculty at Nashville State Community College.