If you are interested in learning more about studying voice, please come to the first ever “Second Thursday” event sponsored by the Barrington Cultural Arts Center on March 11th, 7-9 PM. Jeanie Carter will be sharing some of her experiences as a voice teacher and coach. We’ll explore a typical voice lesson and talk about possible […]
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.
12-24-09: Gary Takata did a solo show of jazz standards and Christmas favorites for residents of Sunrise Assisted Living. Gary is starting to make a name for himself, performing in Chicago area restaurants and senior facilities. 12-06-09: Marty Page led a Christmas worship celebration for Guest Ministries at Willow Creek Community Church. 12-05-09: Sam Ceglarek auditioned for the vocal performance […]
None of the opportunities listed here have been researched or endorsed by Bel Canto Studios. Students and their families are asked to decide the merit of each once they have additional information. TownSquare Players: Looking for 25 men and 2 women for a March 2010 production of 1776. Auditions are Dec 14 and 15 7-9:30 PM at Grace Lutheran […]
VOCAL TECHNIQUE Kelsey Murphy MOST IMPROVED VOCALIST Dani Freeman PIANO TECHNIQUE Jacy Herman MOST IMPROVED PIANIST Olivia Rojas MUSICIANSHIP Lauren Conroy STAGE PRESENCE Kourtney Kratt Jennifer Nazha STUDY AWARD Kathleen Barry
Barrington Magazine ran a nice two page spread on the studio (pp 60-61)! Everything about the article was complimentary – from comments on our quaint location right in the heart of Barrington to mentioning our packed classes and annual recitals. It talks about our desire to give back to the community and create a place […]
12-02-08: Lauren Conroy and her mom, Pam Conroy, will be performing duets in the American Grands festival at Elgin Community College on Jan 31, 2009. There will be twelve grand pianos and 48 hands for every song in the festivals three programs! 12-01-08: Ryan Fish, Jessica Olson, Anna Sciaccotta, and Emily Trevail auditioned for the Barrington High School production […]
Harper College: Auditions for A Little Night Music by Sondheim, 7-10 PM Dec 11-12 at Harper College Liberal Arts Center Drama Lab, Room L109, Building L, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine. All roles are open. Do not need to be a Harper student to audition. Prepare 32 bars of a selection of your choice. Bring […]
MOST IMPROVED VOCALIST Brittany Koss PIANO TECHNIQUE Nicole Cherecwich MOST IMPROVED PIANIST Tyler Pardun MUSICIANSHIP Emily Ortlieb STUDY AWARD Kelsey Murphy
12-19-07: Sam Ceglarek was inducted into the Tri-M music honorary at Grayslake North High School. Membership is by audition only. 12-18-07: Alexa Weinzierl was asked to audition for the Marriott Lincolnshire production of Seussical, The Musical. The casting director was holding auditions by appointment only. 12-17 to 12-19-07: Haley Beyer and Brittany Koss auditioned for the […]
VOCAL TECHNIQUE Emily Ortlieb MOST IMPROVED VOCALIST Lauren Widdowson PIANO TECHNIQUE Matthew Kuta MOST IMPROVED PIANIST Nicole Sturgis MUSICIANSHIP Ryan Sherman STAGE PRESENCE SC deFreitas STUDY AWARD Nina Dussias