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Christian Elser | Executive Director

Christian co-founded Glow Lyric Theatre in 2009, and has served as its Executive Director and resident Music Director/Conductor ever since. As a baritone he has performed nationally with such organizations as the Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Light Opera Oklahoma, and can be heard on several commercial opera and song recordings by Cedille, Naxos and Centaur Records. Christian is also 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. Christian holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Kansas.


Jenna Tamisiea Elser  | Artistic Director

Co-founder and artistic director of Glow Lyric Theatre, Jenna Tamisiea Elser is a versatile actress and stage director in both straight and musical theatre, and is Director of the Converse Opera Theatre at Converse College. She has 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. BFA (Acting) The University of Tulsa, MFA (Directing) Florida State University.



Board of Directors

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

Vice President: Ms. Tammy Moore
Business Development Director/Consultant

Treasurer: Dr. Kevin Kirtley
Manager, General Electric Corp.

Secretary: Ms. Jessica Adkins
Grant Writer, Clemson University

Ms. Jenna Tamsieia
Artistic Director, Glow Lyric Theatre

Mr. Paul Hyde
Public Information Coordinator, Clemson University / Journalist

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

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

Mr. Steven Green
LMT, Director of Grown Man Club