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Jeanie Carter graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal and piano performance. Prior to entering the conservatory, she trained for ten years through the preparatory department at Millikin. Post-graduate vocal studies include sessions with Clare Kittner, Tim Carson, Lisa Popeil, and Dr. Ronald Combs; jazz piano with George McRae. She has audited master classes with established artists like Joan Dornemann, Maestro Guilio Favorio, Maestro Philip Morehead, James Marvel, Ann Baltz, and Solange Sior; related classes with authorities Mark Stoddard, Dr. Robert Bastian, and Mary Jean Allen. Jeanie taught private and class voice for two years in the Willow Creek Arts Center and has been a guest clinician for Camp Jam/Chicago. She judges vocal, piano, and theatre competitions regularly. As a licensed Kindermusik® educator, Jeanie has taught music to newborns, toddlers, and young children. Prior to opening Bel Canto Studios, she was a project manager and consultant with Hewitt Associates for twelve years. Her work in recruiting, business development, information management, and client communications serves her well to this day. Jeanie's performance credits include operatic roles, oratorio and church music, solo concerts, musical theatre, leading contemporary worship, and jazz/cabaret vocals. She was the soprano soloist at First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville for twenty years and part of the vocal ministry at Willow Creek Community Church from 2001 to 2006. In 2010, she launched Sapphire Jazz, a performing duo that has been well-received in the Chicago area. Her professional affiliations include National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) http://www.nats.org/, Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) http://mtna.org/, Illinois State Music Teachers’ Association (ISMTA) http://ismta.org/index.asp, Northwest Suburban Music Teachers’ Association (NWSMTA) http://www.nwsmta.org/, and Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) http://www.sai-national.org/home/, an international music honorary. Jeanie's biographical profile can be found in several of the current Who's Who http://www.marquiswhoswho.com/ publications. She is the acting ISMTA Treasurer; also a member of the ISMTA Board of Directors, 2013-2015.
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Breaking News: Emma Nelson’s Film Debut in ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’

Emma studied voice at Bel Canto Studios for several years; also a little acting before she signed with Management by Morgan. So incredibly happy for this young lady. Always knew she was destined for greatness. We’ll be seeing her on the red carpet! The following article was an exclusive on deadline.com. If you’d prefer to […]

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2018 Achievement Awards

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2018 Performance Awards

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2018 Honor Students

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The Addams Family at SMS: Fun Start to Finish

What a fun-filled Sunday afternoon at Station Middle School’s production of The Addams Family! Many of us are familiar with the characters that entertained us for years in the popular TV show by the same name. Students did a wonderful job of bringing those characters to life on stage. Special shout outs to Kaitlin Tenbrunsel as Wednesday […]

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Emi and Ola Celeste Complete IC Requirements

Congratulations to Emi and Ola Celeste! They wrapped up their keyboard requirements for Level IC of ISMTA’s Achievement in Music program this week – just in time to receive a trophy at the studio showcase and awards ceremony on May 6th! Emi and Ola will both play one of their memorized pieces at the recital. […]

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St James Theatre: Ragtime Auditions

Saint James Theatre Productions will hold auditions for Ragtime on April 16-17 from 7-10 pm at St James Parish, 820 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights. Callbacks are by invitation only at the same location on Saturday, April 21st 1-4 pm. Seeking to fill all roles. Out-of-town college students may submit a short video. See website […]

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Auditions for Oklahoma

Glenview Theatre Guild is holding auditions for Oklahoma on April 14 3-6 pm; callbacks April 16 6:30-9pm. Seeking adult and youth actors (ages 10 and up) and dancers. Audition location is Park Center in Glenview, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Performances will be at Glenbrook North High School, June 29-July1 and July 6-July 7. Prepare 1 minute […]

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Footloose Auditions

Wilmette Center for the Arts will hold auditions for Footloose on April 14th, 10 am – 6 pm at 3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette. Auditions are open to all adults and teens that will be entering their freshman year in high school and up. Every role is open. Callbacks are April 16 and 17. Rehearsals begin the […]

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Auditions for Annie and Spelling Bee

Bright Lights Theatre will hold auditions for Annie and Spelling Bee on Sunday, 4/8 at 515 Crescent Blvd in Glen Ellyn. They will be casting 9-15 actors who are 9-13 yrs to play children and 20-25 actors 13-19 yrs to play adults in Annie. Callbacks are 4/15, 1-8 pm. Spelling Bee will have a cast […]

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Auditions for Hello Dolly

Devonshire Playhouse will hold auditions by appointment on Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3, 7-10pm at 440 N Greenwood in Skokie. To schedule an appointment email EPoulos@skokieparks.org. Casting mainly adults but some ensemble roles for teens/youth may be available. Audition packets are available at the Devonshire Cultural Center front desk or at www.skokieparks.org/devonshire-playhouse. They may also […]

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Auditions for The Secret Garden

PM&L Theater will hold auditions for The Secret Garden on Mon Mar 26th and Tues Mar 27th beginning at 6:30 pm, by appointment. Callbacks will be Mar 28th. Auditions are at PM&L Theater’s Tribute Hall, 877 Main St, Antioch. Looking to cast 2 children to play Mary Lennox and Colin Craven (stage ages 10-11), up to […]

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Auditions for 42nd Street

Rising Stars Theatre Company is seeking a large cast ages 15 and up for principle and ensemble roles. Tap experience required for some roles, but not all. All roles are open. Auditions will be at 6626 N Oliphant, Chicago 60631 on April 5 6:30-9:30 pm and April 7 12-4pm, with callbacks April 10. Please enter […]

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Auditions for Anything Goes

Music on Stage will auditions for Cole Porter’s Anything Goes on Sunday Mar 25th 6-10 pm and Monday Mar 26th 7-10 pm. Callbacks are Wednesday Mar 28th 7-10 pm by invitation only. Callbacks will include cold-reads from the script. All auditions will be Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E Wood St, Palatine. Seeking 12 men […]

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BHS Joseph a Stunning Success

Bravo!! The Barrington High School cast and crew did Andrew Lloyd Webber proud last weekend with their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was there on Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Liam Boyle in the role of Joseph stunned the crowd with his captivating vocals. I’ve never heard a high […]

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