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Christian Elser | Executive Director

Co-founder of Glow Lyric Theatre and Executive Director/Resident Music Director, Christian has performed roles nationally with such organizations as the Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Light Opera Oklahoma. He can also be heard on several commercial opera and song recordings by Cedille, Naxos and Centaur Records. Additionally, he serves as  Professor of Music at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where he is Voice Division Director, Director of Choral Activities, and Director of the PC Opera/Musical Theatre program. DMA (Voice) The University of Kansas, MM (Musicology) Northwestern University, BM (Voice) The University of Wisconsin.


Jenna Tamisiea Elser  | Producing Artistic Director

Co-founder and  Producing Artistic Director of Glow Lyric Theatre, Jenna Tamisiea Elser is a versatile performer, stage director and educator in theatre, musical theatre, and opera. She recently served as Director of the Converse Opera Theatre at Converse College until 2019, and has directed and taught workshops at Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Missouri State University, and California State University. Jenna has also performed and directed with companies across the South and Southeast, including The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Light Opera Oklahoma, Centre Stage South Carolina, The Arkansas Art Center Children’s Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare, and Atlanta’s Synchronicity Performance Group, Aurora Theatre, Legacy Theatre, 14th Street Playhouse and Seven Stages Theatre. MFA (Directing) Florida State University, BFA (Acting/Musical Theatre) The University of Tulsa.



Board of Directors

President: Mr. Gene Conroy
Program Manager, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse



Secretary: Ms. Jessica Adkins
Grant Writer, Clemson University



Jenna Tamsieia
Producing Artistic Director, Glow Lyric Theatre


Paul Hyde
Public Information Coordinator, Clemson University / Journalist




Shane Farmer
Associate Director of Venue and Technical Services, Campus Activities & Events Clemson University



Ashley King
Director of Fine Arts Programs, Shannon Forrest School, Director of Education, Glow Lyric Theatre



Steven Green
LMT, Director of Grown Man Club




Caroline Gimenez



Javy Pagan
Program Coordinator, Children’s Museum of the Upstate



Tevin Smith
Graduate Student



Bex Miller

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