Audition season is here.
From my private voice studio:
- my one student who auditioned for All-State Choir made it in, for the second year in a row.
- the same student has also been selected for the SWACDA divisional honor choir.
- one of my students was the only freshman called back for singing at SLUH.
- two of my students are cast in name roles in A Christmas Story at CBC.
- one of my freshman boys is cast as Chip in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
- one senior is up for Pirates of Penzance very soon.
- a young student is out on national tour of The King and I.
- another freshman boy has just closed Suessical.
And all four of my seniors are prepping for college auditions.
I’m a happy teacher.
My young student Spencer Jones is out on tour right now with The King and I.
He had a vacation week, and we took time at a lesson on Saturday to record a few of his current numbers.
Here’s Scott Evan Davis’ “If the world only knew”–
Spencer, of course, could not help mugging for the camera at the end of the song.
Spencer is my private voice student. He was previously in Lisa’s studio, to great effect.
This summer Spencer played the role of Flounder in The Little Mermaid at the Muny. He subsequently played Jerome at Stages STL in South Pacific.
And today he is off on a big adventure, heading south to join the Lincoln Center tour of The King and I as part of the children’s ensemble, and understudying the two roles of Louis and the Prince.
I’m awfully proud of this guy, and I’ll miss seeing him for a few months . . . but not as much as his tight-knit family will.
Go make us, proud, kid! We’ll see you soon on a holiday, and here at the Fox later this year!!
From today’s voice recital of some of my high school students. We let one get away before we got a photo…..
My youngest student is Greta. Sixth grade. Junior cheer and all.
From my office on Friday, with Lloyd the Larynx Model in the foreground:
I am finally caught the Muny Kids show this last week. And I enjoyed seeing three of my voice students in the performance, and also in the main stage for Newsies.
I found this week, in a piece of music in my office, a program from a 1998 studio recital:
I feel like a partial failure in noting that, 19 years on, I only really remember two of these students. Both had been with me for several years.