FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2023
Sam Kisiel presents the Freedom Festival in coordination with Trail Life USA, Sienna Ranch Baptist, and the many artists and helpers who made this project a reality. The festival will host games, festivities, food, and artistic displays of music from our five different artist groups! All of the proceeds from this event will go towards funding an outdoor playground and patio outside Sienna Ranch Baptist, available to the whole community of Sienna.
Your donations and support are greatly appreciated!
The Freedom Festival will run from 5:30 to 9:00PM, with additional time after the performances for those who want to stick around or enjoy the fun!
Oliver Scott is a native Texan who has performed professionally as a singer and musician since he was fourteen years old. His musical gifts were nurtured from early childhood as part of a musical family that provided music for their local church. As a young man he moved to California and worked several years as a musician, songwriter and producer in Los Angeles. While working there his music was released on several records that earned national recognition and a Grammy nomination. Later he moved to Houston and has served as minister of music in four churches over the last 35 plus years. He has also released several music projects that feature him as a gospel artist. Oliver and his wife Evelyn met while they were both in college. They have six adult children and six grandchildren. He now serves as Pastor of Worship at Sienna Ranch Baptist Church, Missouri City, TX.
Stephanie is the Founder and Artistic Director of First Stage: a summer musical workshop. Stephanie also maintains an active professional singing career and has performed a wide range of operatic roles, musical theater and recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Credits include Performing Arts Camps of America, Classical Symposium, Applause theater, Encore Youth Performers, and many others. Stephanie joined the team of Adams Davy in the “Arts for Autism” concert on Broadway as creative director for Les Misérables. Currently, she enjoys Music Directing for local theaters along with the annual Children’s Christmas musical at Sienna Ranch Baptist. In Opera, Stephanie held several prestigious artist residencies, including Portland Opera, Caramoor Festival, Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, AIMS in Graz, Austria and Operafestival di roma. Her favorite roles include The Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Violetta in La Traviata, Grace Farrell in Annie, & as a tap-dancing Santa Claus with the Indianapolis Symphony. Stephanie earned her B.M.E at TCU and M.M at SHSU. She maintains her private voice studio in Missouri City where she lives with her husband Gary, and sons Jake and Zach.
Born into a family of accomplished musicians, Cameron Smith began his formal piano studies in Farmington Hills, Michigan at the age of 5. Extraordinary talent and hard work paid off as Mr. Smith made his debut appearance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra when he was 19 years old. He has since been invited to perform with them numerous times, including at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Other notable performances include a solo recital at the prestigious Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., and recitals in New York City, Cleveland, Houston, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. In addition to numerous solo and chamber music appearances throughout North America, Mr. Smith has also performed in France, Germany, England, Brazil, and Bulgaria. Mr. Smith’s has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Rice University in the studio of concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker.
GT was born & raised in Houston, Texas, and with two parents who worked and volunteered at church, he spent more time at church than anywhere else growing up. GT has been leading worship in some capacity for nearly 20 years, he accepted a call to vocational ministry while in college, and by the grace of God he has been working in ministries and churches of all sizes for the past 15 years. GT married his best friend Rachel 8 years ago- they lead worship together most weeks and have two beautiful children together. If he’s not playing or listening to music, you can most often find GT eating tacos and drinking sweet tea with friends and family.
AREAUX is an African American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is originally from San Bernardino, California, and now calls Houston home. He is a non-traditional Rap and R&B guy who tends to win audiences with thoughtful lyrics and authenticity. What’s arguably most notable is the energy in his performances. AREAUX is no stranger to the stage and finds a new power whenever he shares his music with his fans. Immediately after changing his performance name from his birth name, AREAUX released his first EP under the new name in the Summer of 2022 while working on several other projects with various national artists. Get a closer look at AREAUX by following his social media pages.