We have bought a building! What began in Hilerie’s “closet” studio at McNeil Music in New York, has grown into a beautiful, 6200 sqft building in the heart of downtown Carnegie, PA. The bottom floor will offer a performance venue for masterclasses and intimate recitals, and the top two floors will provide our incredibly talented team of teachers with studios and small classroom space. We’re expanding to include piano and guitar lessons for singers, sight singing and ear training classes and beginning voice classes for ages 6-10. We’ll also be offering more Music Together® classes for our smallest singers and the families that love them, singer-songwriter workshops and free monthly masterclasses for all members of Higher Voice Studio. There will be so much more to talk about this spring, so stay tuned! 144 E Main Street, Carnegie, here we come!!!
Emily Palma blew Adelaide out of the water this past summer in CCAC’s production of Guys & Dolls and now is looking to add a theater minor to her current college pursuits.
Matty Thornton (The Baker), Hunter Briggs (Jack), Delaney Molnar (The Baker’s Wife), Lena Werner (Narrator), Nick Kletzli (Cinderella’s Prince), Charlie Kovach (Rapunzel’s Prince) and Hannah Thornton (Rapunzel) starred in Chartiers Valley High School’s production of Into The Woods on November 12th. What a show!
Wyatt Keating will be performing the role of Eugene Grant in Upper St Clair High School’s production of Look Homeward Angel by Ketti Frings based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe. Performances are October 26,27,29 at 7:30 and October 30 at 2:00.
Sean Michael Plumb has just won the The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and will be spending the 2016-2017 season as a principal singer “festing” at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Season highlights include Dandini in ‘La Cenerentola’, Harlekin in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’, Morales in ‘Carmen’, and many more!
Not only did all four Higher Voice Studio student’s place in the semi-finals of the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regional Competition this spring, but Emily Maloney was ranked top 5 in the Freshman & Sophomore Musical Theater Women Division, Hunter Briggs won 3rd place in the Freshman & Sophomore Musical Theater Men Division, and Anneliese Wolfanger won 2nd place in the Freshman & Sophomore Classical Women Division. Congratulations to ALL!!!!
Dayna Desantis’s newest single, Like Rome, is now available on iTunes. Beautiful, haunting, soulful…we could go on and on……
Congratulations to Hannah Thornton (Eponine), Devin Moore (Jean Valjean), Matty Thornton (Javert), Alec Kinslow (Marius), Hunter Briggs (Grantaire & Laborer) Allie Nomides (Gavroche), Katherine Palma (Featured Solist), Lena Werner, Rebecca Barton, and their friends and family that contributed to a wonderful production of Les Miserables at Chartiers Valley High School.
Congratulations to Katie Zemaitis! Joining the ranks of Pittsburgh talented Jackie Evancho and Chris Jamison, Katie has made it to the final round of Kean Quest on April 1st.
Upper St Clair High School just finished their final weekend of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas featuring Carly DeCock (Betty), Mariya Savinov (Martha), Wyatt Keating (Snoring Man), Allison Epler (Dancer) and Emily McFerran (Lead Dancer).
Jared Campbell’s newest release Meet The Future is now available on iTunes and The Blue Project, an interactive live performance geared toward middle school and high school students, is touring all across the East and Midwest. His message focuses on overcoming obstacles, anti-bullying, respect, leadership and having an amazing outlook on life. To book him for your next event or school assembly, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit his websites at www.jaredcampbell.com or The Blue Project.
Julia Wodarek performed the role of Wendy in St. Gabriel’s recent production of Peter Pan.
12 year old Audrey Logan was featured as the lead role of Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie at South Fayette Middle School this past spring. Enjoy her National Anthem at the Washington Wild Things baseball game here and her most recent performance of The Greatest Love of All.
Chloe Mesogitis will be making her Carnegie Hall debut in NYC soloing with Acapella Adrenalin under the direction of Deek Sharon from the movie Pitch Perfect.
Congratulations to Adriane Slater for her role as Niki Harris in Bethel Park High School’s production of Curtains.
You can see Megan Jones this weekend at Ithaca College performing in a Sondheim review titled Alex’s Capstone: Sondheim on Sondheim.
One of Laurie Kudis’ original songs “Hunter” from her release Heliacal Rose was featured this week on the Women of Substance podcast! Use this link to download the show and vote to keep the song in rotation. Visit Charm and Chain‘s website to stay up to date on their many upcoming gigs.
Congratulations to Alana Solomon who will be attending Belmont University this fall majoring in commercial music. Subscribe to her Youtube channel here.
The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage. Whether headlining shows in the Pittsburgh tri-state area or opening for national acts such as Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, The Swon Brothers and more, they are making a name for themselves as both singers and entertainers. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters have created a sound that is all their own. Their debut EP is available on iTunes and on their website. Their brand new song, “Cover Up” has also been nominated for NSAI’s Top 40 List! Cast your vote here and give them 5 stars!
Johnny Luoma received his first SAG contract as a featured extra (Hospital Caroler) in the holiday movie Love The Coopers and he has been very busy touring as Douglas in Pittsburgh CLO Academy’s Gallery of Heroes Tour- The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to Maria Long (1st Chair, Soprano 1, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Districts), Carly DeCock (1st Chair, Soprano 2, PMEA Districts) and Mariya Savinov (1st Chair, Alto 1, PMEA Districts).
Johnny Only is busy performing his weekly preschool music program every Wednesday morning at 10:00AM at Highland Park in Endicott, NY. To purchase CD’s and T-shirts, and for upcoming gigs see his website or find him on Facebook!
When Lana Kipp isn’t busy conducting the Chartiers Valley Middle and High School Choruses, she is leading the soprano section of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale.
Tessa Victoria has just won the Nashville Rising Star Preliminary Competition and will be returning to the Wild Wing Cafe on October 26, 2016 in Nashville for the semi-finals. She has been steadily performing since her graduation from Berklee College of Music and debuted at the The Bitter End, the oldest Rock and Roll club in NYC , this past May and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in January. Check her out on Youtube and follow her on Facebook for the most up to date performance dates. Watch out for this up and coming performer, both she and her music are a force to be reckoned with!
Chelsea Calfo will be covering the role of Maria at Pittsburgh CAPA High School this April and playing a Jet girl.
Kara Rantovich is part of the Seton-LaSalle Trebles who are on their way to the National Semi-Finals at The Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School Acapella Competition. Also, she is going to be playing the lead role of Lola in this year’s school musical Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.