Introducing OffStage and the TCC

In our inaugural episode, we begin with what we do best…SING! We then fully introduce you to this unique podcast, its fabulous co-hosts, and the Turtle Creek Chorale, including its amazing leadership duo. Through it all…we sing! While future episodes will focus more on topical conversations, this episode acquaints you with one of the most creative podcasts around.

This episode was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, CDC guidelines were followed including social distancing and facial coverings.


Scott Ayers – TCC Associate Conductor
Mike Dilbeck – TCC Director of Development

Interview Guests

Jeremy Wayne – TCC Executive Director
Sean Mikel Baugh – TCC Artistic Director


Scott Ayers, Music Director and Pianist
Nathan Phelps, Bass
Stockton Helbing, Drums

Featured Singing Members

Douglas Fonville
Eddie Matts
Michael Duane
Brandon Moses

Production Crew

Jess McDowell, Video Production and Stage Manager
Phil Gibbs, Recording Engineer
Melissa Plaskoff, Consultant
Ron Corning, Consultant

Musical Selections
(in order)

“(What A) Wonderful World.”
Words and Music by Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert & Lou Adler

“Let the River Run”
Words and Music by Carly Simon
Arranged by Craig Hella Johnson
Adapted by Emily Crocher

“I’m Yours”
Sung by Brandon Moses
Words and Music by Jason Mraz

“God Help the Outcasts”
from Walt Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Sung by Jeremy Wayne
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”
Sung by Douglas Fonville
Words by Bob Russell
Music by Bobby Scott
Arranged by Bobby Buchanan

“Seasons of Love”
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

“A Change is Gonna Come”
Sung by Eddie Matts
Words and Music by Sam Cooke

Sung by Michael Duane
Words and Music by Sean Payne, David McCabe,
Abi Harding, Boyan Chowdhury & Russel Pritchard

“Why We Sing”
Words and Music by Greg Gilpin (ASCAP)


Special thanks to Collora Piano of Dallas for allowing us to use their recital space to record this episode. A big dose of gratitude to Phil Gibbs, our Audio Engineer and Director of Sales. Collora is the dealer for some of the world’s finest pianos: Fazioli, Bluthner, Estonia, Schimel, and a wide variety of used pianos. For more information, visit



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4 replies
  1. James Fisher
    James Fisher says:

    Mike and Scott,

    Thank you for creating this incredible podcast. I love the format, banter, the music – it’s expertly done. I loved Episode 1 and look forward to future episodes! Thank You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU!

  2. Rod Steel
    Rod Steel says:

    Thank U fellow Turtles for such an enjoyable time together! I especially miss Sean & Scott. The choir & those of us who benefit from it are so blessed to have you both at the helm!????????????????Till next time, ROD STEEL


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