We are an extremely lucky quartet in that we are not scattered all over the nation. Jenni and Cy live in Cincinnati areas of Ohio while Kim and Kohl live in Indianapolis, Indiana. We enjoy performing for events in both the Johnny Appleseed and Cardinal districts.
Why the name “Half and Half”? Half are men, half are women. Half are in Ohio, half are in Indiana. Half are brunette, half are blonde. Half are smart, half are....well we will let you figure that one out yourself.
ALL of us are committed to bringing musical joy to all of our audiences. We hope to continue to promote community and inclusiveness to everyone we encounter. We want to always embody the "Everyone in Harmony" mission.
Kim was born and raised in Texas and has recently relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended college at the University of North Texas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education. While in college, Kim sang in many different barbershop ensembles including multiple female quartets, a mixed quartet, and the Rich-tone chorus! She currently makes learning tracks, teaches private voice lessons, and coaches ensembles at all all levels with her business, NewVoice Studio. Besides singing in Half and Half, Kim also directs Capital City Chorus and sings in the 2016 Rising Star Champion quartet, The Ladies. She just can't get enough barbershop in her life!
Jenni is originally from Durham, North Carolina and moved to Ohio in 2012. She studied vocal performance at Montreat College and has been singing as long as she can remember; even harmonizing with songs on the radio at a very young age. Jenni is very new to barbershop and was introduced to Kim and Kohl through her friend Cy - and they all immediately hit it off. For the past 5 years, Jenni's focus has been performing in musical theatre throughout Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. She is shifting her focus to learning more about barbershop, continuing to build her friendships with her quartet members and hoping to win some medals in upcoming Barbershop Competitions!
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings baritone with a BHS Top Ten Chorus, Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where he also serves as the Performance Director. In recent past, Cy sang in NYC with Voices of Gotham, and a MAD quartet, On Tap. As a coach and choreographer, he has had his work performed on many international stages, including Carnegie Hall. As a past Broadway performer and producer, and a current teacher of Theater and Voice, Cy loves to perform for audiences all over the world and is excited to continue his journey with his friends in Half and Half.
Kohl has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2002. Much of the joy in his life transpired from singing and performing barbershop music. Kohl has been in numerous performing groups with current membership in the Greater Indianapolis Chorus, Circle City Sound as well as baritone of the 2015 international quartet champion, Instant Classic. In the fall of 2015, Kohl opened his own learning track and arrangement business, Kohl Kitzmiller Music, just after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Music Media Production degree from Ball State University. He has been recording a cappella and barbershop music since 2008. Kohl is always looking to encourage singing by giving back day after day. He cherishes the community of singers that love and support him and everything he does.