Ben Mertens and Thomas Payne

March 17th, 2010

Good News again!

Ben Mertens made 15th chair Tenor for All State (15th out of the top 50 in AZ).

Thomas Payne made 34th chair Tenor (of 50 in AZ). Congrats to Both!

Thomas and Mackenzie

March 16th, 2010

Thomas Payne was SO funny (and flexible!) in the McClintock HS’s musical The Wizard of Oz. Mackenzie Abbott was also fun as a monkey, etc. Our best to you both!

Adrienne and Will

March 16th, 2010

Adrienne Goglia and Will Bates did a superb job in the ensemble cast this week in Light in the Piazza at Phoenix Theatre. Way to go, Adrienne and Will!

Jessica Godber

March 16th, 2010

Jessica Godber was awesome last week as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls. Your musical family is SO proud of you, Jessica!

Halli and Noah

March 16th, 2010

Halli Brydon-Sturm was amazing last weekend as the lead, Catherine, in the Mesa Community College’s production of Pippin. Noah was the always in character ‘player’. Congrats Halli and Noah

March 5th, 2010

Performance Master Class
Sunday March 7, 2010
Home of The Browns

Classical NATS results

February 7th, 2010

Hello, Everyone!
It has been a whirlwind of a few days! Whew! Finally all was coordinated for the competing students to meet with Darin Shryock, our accompanist, director at Marcos De Niza HS. (Teachers are not allowed to accompany their own students.) We thank him so much for doing this for us this year!

This is a VERY tough competition!! Everyone had a learning experience and I am extremely proud of ALL who entered and I know you did your best!!
The comments from the judges (other NATS teachers) are invaluable for the next level of your learning!

***Ivana Martinic 3rd Place Winner in 0OW (older) *Ages 17-18 (high school only..out of 90 girls statewide…the most competitive division.)

***Emilie Doering Honorable Mention in 00W (both Em and Ivana placed after a SECOND round of finals on Saturday- 90 girls- as the division is so large. Their first scores on Friday were very high also.).

***Noah Brown Honorable Mention in 00M (older) Ages 17-18 Men’s.


***Lies’l Hill… 1st Place Winner in 2W (not more than 2 years of study beyond high school, through 21 years old). Lies’l is on a scholarship at NAU and is a double major in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education.

***Lies’l Hill…..Most Promising Singer (Voted by the NATS voice teachers on a ballot turned in after the Awards Recital. Each winner performed one piece.)

***Carter Tholl…Honorable Mention in 3W. (Not more than 3 years of study beyond HS, through 22 years old.) Carter is a junior in Vocal Performance at ASU and is giving her recital soon. Stay tuned for the date! :
Congrats to all!!!! Linda

Will Bates in The Light in the Piazza

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

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

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!!!