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TU to welcome Tiffin native Regina Sayles




Regina Sayles (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University’s commercial music program is to host guest artist and Tiffin native, Regina Sayles. Sayles will spend four days in residency this week working with music majors in the campus recording studio, performing and teaching workshops.

Sayles will also present a solo concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28 in TU’s Marion Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

She will present a songwriting workshop on Tuesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. and a music production workshop on Thursday, October 27 at 2 p.m. Both workshops will be held in TU’s Performing Arts Lab.

“Regina is not just a great singer and performer, but she is also an amazing human being with the true heart of a teacher,” said Brad Rees, TU’s Vice Provost and Dean of Creative Arts. “We are so excited to see how our commercial music students will be inspired by her story, her music and the opportunity to collaborate with her in the studio.”

Based out of the burgeoning music scene of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Sayles plays more than 100 shows each year. She has shared the stage with female folk pioneer Tret Fure and female folk icon Ani Defranco and has opened for Pat Benatar, the Steve Miller Band, Frankie Ballard and Dan+Shea. Her high-energy and highly accessible originals and covers blend pop, jazz, rock and country, giving even the most diverse audience lots to enjoy.

In addition to her busy performance schedule, Sayles has an active music teaching studio. She has recently earned certificates in recording production software platforms Pro Tools and Ableton Live from Berklee College of Music. She also holds a master’s degree in educational technology from East Stroudsburg University, where she has served as adjunct instructor of multimedia and digital media.

For more info, email Professor Alex Manfredo at [email protected].

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