Studio News for January, 2010

Will Bates in The Light in the Piazza

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Will Bates is thrilled to be in Phoenix Theatre’s production of The Light in the Piazza. This opportunity to work with much-admired professionals is sure to be a terrific learning experience! Rehearsals start January 26 and the show runs from February 17-March 14. Visit for tickets and more information. Go, Will!!!!!!

Noah Brown in Pippin

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Noah Brown (Junior in HS) was cast as a soldier in the Mesa Community College production of Pippin and the show is in mid-March. How fun, Noah!!!!

Thomas Payne in The Wizard of Oz

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Thomas Payne is the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. It is playing at the McClintock High Boyle Auditorium on January 28th, 29th, and 30th at 7 PM. Students and seniors are $5 to get in; adults and all else are $7. Children 3 and under are free. The address is 1830 E. Del Rio, Tempe, AZ 85282. Enjoy!!!

Kelsie Beaudoin

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

KELSIE BEAUDOIN (a freshman at Baldwin-Wallace college in Ohio) was asked to join the ensemble cast for Opera Circle Cleveland’s production of Die Csardasfurstin Wow, Kelsie! This is super! Performances are January 29th and 31st. Bravo!!!!!!

Ivana Martinic and Noah Brown

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Ivana Martinic took FIRST PLACE in The Classical Singer Competition today at ASU!!!!! She sang Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) and Laurie’s Song from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland.

Noah Brown is also one of the Finalists!!! He sang Invictus (Huhn) and Vittoria! Vittoria! (Carissimi).

Now they are both eligible to compete in NY in May for the National Competition. CONGRATS, IVANA and NOAH!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!! We are so very proud of you!

Performance Master Class on Sunday January 17

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Hello, Everyone!!!!

The time is upon us! Wow! The holidays surprise us every year with the progression of time, don’t they? We need someone to record (Warren will not be there anymore) and volunteers for treats. Any offers for either? Thank you in advance!

Our next Performance Master Class is coming up soon! Only 2 lessons left. The Class will be Sunday Jan. 17 from 6:00-8:30 at the home of The Stoffers. This is a great time to work your performance ‘chops’ for auditions/regional songs/NATS classical pieces, etc.

Date: Sunday Jan. 17, 2010
Time: 6:00-8:30
Dress: Nice Casual or dressy, no jeans.
Place: Home of Mari, Chuck, Elise and Sara Stoffer They have recently purchased a new Petroff piano

Directions: If you’re coming up Gilbert Rd. going north, you’ll turn West (left) on Brown to Forest, south (left) on Forest to Elmwood, east (left) to end of cul-de-sac. Were the Tudor on the left at the end of the street.

Here is a mapquest link:

Home # is 480-464-1316

Reminders….be there no later than 10 minutes prior to 6:00. Being prompt is respectable to all persons involved. Allow enough time to find the home also. Thank you!
Everyone bring a lot of bottled water!!! As always volunteers to bring extra treats is always appreciated!

Music is to be memorized. A CD will be made for you to keep and we will listen to your performance and analyze in the lesson following the performance.

This is not an optional event unless you had a prior commitment before this date was set which I needed to know when the date was originally set . Students who love to sing and learn never want to miss this even though they do have to be a bit more ‘under the gun’ to perform. This is a great venue to try out new pieces. Also, this experience is for each of you to grow and learn from your fellow students’ performances and also from their feedback . The Master Class has proven to be one of the most valuable tools of all…even above your lessons. :)
For those new students who have only had a few lessons, I would like you to perform this time if possible. It is important to not only learn from the others but to become part a supportive member of our incredible musical family. They are really great human beings and a safe place for you to learn and gain self confidence.
Plan ahead for another wonderful opportunity to hone your skills and share your new music with others….. Linda 