Higher Voice Studio was featured this week in Pittsburgh’s Finest 2017 Profile Series published in the October 11, 2017 issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper, in recognition of high standards of excellence and outstanding achievement!  Here at Higher Voice Studio, we say thank you.  Thank you to our students and families for welcoming us into more than just your musical lives and for blessing us with the sounds of your voices.  

Congratulations Alex Ficco and Matty Thornton who will be playing Beauty and the Beast in Pittsburgh Music Theater (PMT)’s upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast at The Byham Theater.  Rounding out the cast is Sydney Krauth (Silly Girl), Alexis Graves (Mother of Twins) and Charlotte Kinslow (Village Child).  Performances are double cast- Alex, Matty, Alexis and Charlotte can be seen together on Friday October 27th (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, October 29th (2 p.m.).   Matty, Sydney and Alexis can be seen together on Thursday, October 26th (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, October 28th (7:30 p.m.).  Tickets are available here and there aren’t many left! 

What an exciting weekend at the Tri-State Chapter NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Competition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Sydney Krauth place 1st in High School Women’s Musical Theater, Emily Maloney placed 2nd in High School Women’s Musical Theater and Anneliese Wolfanger placed 3rd in High School Women’s Musical Theater.  Also, Sam Schuler placed 1st in High School Men’s Musical Theater and Anneliese Wolfanger placed 1st for the second year in a row in High School Women’s Classical.  Extraordinary performances were also given by JJ Jardini, Audrey Logan, Ashley Teti and Abbey Evanko!  

CV High School’s upcoming fall drama 12 Angry Jurors has been cast!  Abbey Evanko (Juror 1), Jenna Wood (Juror 3), Maddy Mulligan (Juror 7), Kaylee Skumburdes (Juror 10), Lena Werner (Juror 10), Ashley Teti (Juror 12) and Sheridan Molnar (Guard) complete the production with upcoming performances on November 7th-10th at Chartiers Valley High School.  Tickets go on sale on October 10th.

November 11th at 7 p.m., Higher Voice Studio students will be performing at South Fayette High School’s upcoming Fall Showcase.  Sam Schuler will be singing “Her Voice” from The Little Mermaid (Musical), Ariel Cameroe (Radinovic) will be singing and playing on her ukulele “Light the Sky” by Grace VanderWaal and performing with two of her friends in “Some Nights” by Fun, and Audrey Logan will be singing “Taylor, The Latte Boy” by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich.   Emily Maloney will also be singing her original song “Forever Starts Now” written for her sister, Michelle’s wedding this past fall.  There’s a rumor that Emily will be recording her most recent two originals in Nashville soon.  Stay tuned…….

B. Mattie’s newest partnership with Jack Carasuolo, titled WAVS, has released their first single this week, “Pictures.”  ‘Pictures‘ is their first single that they shot a music video for and they are releasing another single this month as well!

Kevin Milliken is music directing Heritage Player’s upcoming production of Into The Woods.  Performances are November 3-5 and 10-12 and you can reserve tickets by emailing heritageplayers@yahoo.com.  

Laurie Kudis‘s band Charm & Chain have released their most recent single on Spotify titled “Best View” from their upcoming album Plenty of Places to Go.  You can see their show Werewolf Therewolf on October 27th at the Black Forge Coffee House from 6-9 p.m. and Laurie will performing singer/songwriter style at the EQT 10 Miler, “Pittsburgh’s Favorite Fall Road Race,” on the morning of November 5th near Station Square.  Be sure to check them out, add “Best View” to your Spotify playlist and support a fellow Higher Voice Studio artist!