About Us

With more than 100 combined years of singing and theatrical experience on both a professional and community level, including more than 15 combined years of singing Christmas carols professionally in the Piedmont Triad NC area, the singers of Season’s Best Carolers have the talent, the know-how, and the warmth to make your holiday event a special occasion.

We sing a cappella, meaning we bring nothing more than our voices, our festive costumes, our personal warmth, and a generous helping of holiday cheer. We can tailor our performance to your holiday entertaining needs.  We can stroll during your company Christmas party in our Dickens-era Victorian costumes or perform an intimate concert of Christmas carols at your private cocktail party.  We can accommodate your needs in almost any performance format or venue.  Most importantly, we will do our very best to bring a smile to your face and the Spirit of Christmas to your hearts!

Meet the Carolers

John Ebrahim

Tenor

Tenor John Ebrahim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts completing a degree in Vocal Performance. He has performed in operas such as Rota’s Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze, Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. While attending UNCSA he performed as part of the Cantata Singers as well as with the Winston Salem Symphony and Magnolia Baroque Ensemble. John has sung with Piedmont Opera regularly with previous engagements in their productions of Mary, Queen of Scots, Silent Night, and La Boheme to name a few. Currently he is living in Winston Salem, NC with his beautiful wife Auburn, daughter Lydia, and son Mason. John is passionate about working at Matthews Specialty Vehicles in the Executive Sales Assistant role selling Bookmobiles, STEM Units, and Mobile Classrooms as well as serving as the Music Director at Glenn View Baptist Church. He is excited to have this opportunity to sing Christmas Carols throughout the Christmas Season!

Michael Friedrich

Tenor

Michael Friedrich is from Cary, North Carolina, and has studied singing all his life. He recently graduated from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro with a degree in Opera Performance. He placed first place in the NC NATS voice competition in 2017 and in 2019. His on-stage credits with UNCG Opera Theatre include such roles as Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), and Monostatos (The Magic Flute). In addition, he is currently a regular soloist at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point, NC. Michael is singing his first season with Season’s Best Carolers and is so excited to share Christmas cheer!

April Hill

Alto

April Hill specializes in teaching musical theater vocal technique and styles.  At UNCG, April is a full time lecturer who teaches applied voice lessons for students in the new BFA Musical Theatre program.  From 2006-2020, she taught voice lessons, classes, and occasionally musically directied at Elon University in NC.  In addition to UNCG and Elon, April has worked at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia as the Music Theater Specialist.  A native of North Carolina, April received both her MM in Vocal Performance and her BM in Choral Music Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG).  She taught choral music in the public schools for 4 years and has been teaching private studio voice since 1998.   April has been Mezzo-Soprano soloist with Greensboro Oratorio Society (NC), Choral Society of Greensboro (NC), Alamance Chorale (NC), and area churches. She has sung professionally with the Bel Canto Company (Greensboro, NC) and the Carolina Chamber Chorale (Charleston, SC).  In the fall of 2009, she premiered the role of Camala in a concert version Sorrel Hays’ new opera, Toowhopera at the Georgia Music Teachers’ Association’s fall conference in Rome, GA.  Her work with theatre and musical theater majors at UNCG, Shorter College and Elon University has allowed students to go on to Broadway, National Tours, regional theaters, cruise lines, Disneyworld, and Universal Studios in Florida.  April is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. 

Troy Hurst

Tenor

Troy is happy to be part of Season’s Best Carolers, singing his favorite kind of music, Christmas Music! Troy has been singing most of his life and has filled various roles in Church Choirs, College Ensembles, Worship Leader, Semi-Professional Quartet Singing, Vocus Acapella Singers and much more. He has been seen in various productions around the Piedmont Triad, acting with The Little Theatre of Winston Salem, Theatre Alliance, Spring Theatre and various roles in short films. Some of his favorite roles have included: Sam Carmichael, Mamma Mia!, Judas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins, Victor Von Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Max Von Mayerling, Sunset Boulevard and other ensemble roles and performances. He hopes you will enjoy his joyful performances with Season’s Best and remember the Reason for the Season!  

Trevor Ketterling

Bass

Being involved with music since childhood, Trevor Ketterling has sung many different genres of music; however Christmas music will always hold a special spot in his heart. Ketterling family tradition involves singing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, sometimes for hours on end! Trevor is excited to be a part of Season’s Best Carolers and for the opportunity to sing professionally! He looks forward to charming you with song and showcasing this awesome group of people!

Sheri Masters

Soprano

Sheri Masters loves music in general and singing in particular. In fact, her first pet was a cat named Judy, after Judy Garland. She had her first solo in sixth grade in a musical version of Tom Sawyer. She spent most of her school years singing in choirs—madrigal choirs, show choirs, concert choirs—honing her skills under the direction of some of the nation’s most outstanding choral teachers. She was selected for the Illinois All State Honors Choir and Jazz Choir and was a proud member of the finest high school music program in the state. When she moved to North Carolina, she found her musical family, leading worship at her church and performing with the Winston-Salem Mozart Society in their annual production of The Messiah, accompanied by the Winston-Salem Symphony. An active member of the local theater community, she’s had the privilege of playing some of her favorite musical roles, including Marian the Librarian in The Music Man, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, Cinderella in Into the Woods and Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Katie Muhlenkamp

Soprano

Katie loves Christmas carols, and will sing all 5 verses of Good King Wenceslas at every opportunity. Katie studied vocal performance at Elon University under a choral music scholarship. She currently teaches voice at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts – Community Music School, is the soprano section leader at Emerywood Baptist Church, and sings with the Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale. Katie also enjoys performing in musical theatre and has appeared in such roles as Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Laurey Williams (Oklahoma!), Julie Jordan (Carousel), and Louisa (The Fantasticks!). During the day, Katie is an estate planning attorney at Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP in High Point with a wonderful husband, and two dogs (who do not carol, but do snore.)

Muffy Underwood

Alto/Soprano

Muffy is a lyric soprano who is thrilled to be caroling this holiday season! She received her BA in Vocal Performance from Wingate University and can be seen performing in various choirs and theatre productions around the Triad. When not singing, Muffy loves to spend time with her friends, family and all of their pets. 

Clarice Weiseman

Alto/Soprano

Clarice Weiseman, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from The University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Eastern Michigan University. She performs frequently with many theatres, opera companies, and chorales, including Bel Canto Company, The Straits Chorale, UNCG and EMU Opera Theatres, Greensboro Opera, and Community Theatre of Greensboro. Her most notable roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and Miss Barley (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder). Equally at home on stage and teaching in the voice studio, she is the voice faculty member at Averett University and teaches private voice lessons at The Music Academy of North Carolina.

Dave Wils

Bass

Dave has been singing his whole life. Being the son of a church musician, Dave has always had an interest in all things musical. He became involved with musical theatre at the age of 6 and has been singing and acting ever since.  Since moving to the Triad, he has been actively involved in community theatre whenever he finds the opportunity.  In college at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Dave sang for the University Arts Chorale, the premiere chorus of the school, and now sings as a bass section leader for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem.  After singing with Season’s Best for the past 9 years, he and his wife, Amanda, are now the proud co-owners of the Triad’s best group for caroling entertainment. Dave is also currently an assistant principal with Alamance-Burlington Schools.