Music Department

Robert Romanski, Music Director 

Robert comes to us with outstanding credentials and experience. He was Director of Music Ministries at the Ruskin United Methodist Church since 2006, and is presently an Adjunct Music Professor at the University of South Florida, Barry University and Hillsborough Community College.

Prior to working at the Ruskin church, Robert was Director at the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. Just recently, he has been appointed as Director and Principal Conductor of the North Port Symphony. Robert has degrees in Music Education, conducting and Applied Music and has completed his course work in a Ph D. Music Education Program.

 

Jeremy D. Silverman, musician 

Jeremy D. Silverman is an award-winning songwriter, composer, arranger, and musical director, with music that spans genres from choral/orchestral to pop/rock to musical theatre.  Jeremy enjoys working in many musical styles and is a proud member of both The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and ASCAP. His choral works have been performed all over the United States, and his pop music has been heard around the world. As a professional keyboardist and vocalist, Mr. Silverman has also been honored to perform with orchestras and ensembles around the world, as well as produce and play on numerous studio sessions and recordings.  In 2014, Jeremy made his piano performance debut at Carnegie Hall, New York City. 

Jeremy has been performing on- and off-stage since he was 5 years old, composing his first selections in high school, eventually winning the Florida Vocal Association Composition Competition with “O Magnum Mysterium.”  Continuing his education, Jeremy received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, in the studio of Annetta Y. Monroe. He also received a Masters of Music in choral/orchestral conducting under the baton of Maestro Robert Summer. Jeremy’s initial interest in scoring music for film and television led him to the commercial music scene, and his proficiency on the piano made Jeremy a frequent session player at major studios across Florida.  One of Jeremy’s first big assignments was arranging two Christmas carols for the world-renowned Empire Brass and Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. These arrangements received tremendous praise and quickly became published and performed by choirs around the world.

Because of his love and passion for musical theatre, Jeremy has shifted his focus from commercial music production to musical theatre almost full-time.  He is currently Music Director for the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance in Tampa, FL, Music Director for the Broadway Theatre Project, and Resident Musical Director for the award-winning Eight O’Clock Theatre in Largo, FL.  He has been assistant music director for Busch Gardens Entertainment and has been musical director for over 30 professional and amateur productions, including several original theatrical presentations.