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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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Elgin Summer Theatre: Auditions for Spelling Bee

Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling are open to the public and will be held 7-9:30 pm on 5/15, 5/16, and 5/17 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Production dates are 7/14-16 and 7/21-23. Those auditioning should be age 16 and over. Wear comfortable clothes for the dance portion of the […]

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Auditions for Brigadoon

Center Stage in Lake Forest will hold auditions for Brigadoon on May 7 1:30-6 pm and May 9 6-9 pm. They are looking for non-equity dancers and singers, ages 10-80. Auditions will be at St James Lutheran Church, 1380 Waukegan Rd in Lake Forest. Callbacks at the same location on May 11th 6-9 pm. Performances […]

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Pippa Soo Appears on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Currently on Broadway in the title role of “Amélie”, Bel Canto alum Phillipa Soo took a break from performing to visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 27. During the interview, Pippa spontaneously broke into a quick clip of Aretha Franklin’s “Think”, one of her all-time favorite songs. Amazing voice, great technique, understands […]

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SMS Madagascar – So Fun!

Although the musical is a bit light on storyline, the young, promising talent on display at Station Middle School made up for it last weekend. The leads were particularly good! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel (currently studying at Bel Canto Studios) played Alex the Lion. So proud of the job that Kaitlin did. She had a full, rich […]

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Windy City Music Theatre: Auditions for 2017-18 Season

Chicago’s fastest growing professional theatre is holding auditions for several shows. Auditionees will be seen by invitation only on 4/10 4-10 pm at the Windy City theatre in Jefferson Park. Submit a headshot and resume; specifiy your availability on April 10. Invitees will receive a confirmation with materials to prepare and directions to the audition location. Music […]

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Emma Nelson Lands Role in Pre-Broadway Show

Congratulations to Miss Emma Nelson, one of our most promising Bel Canto alums! She was recently awarded the coveted role of Frannie in what hopes to be a pre-Broadway production of Trevor: The Musical. Writers Theatre in Glencoe will stage the show this coming fall. It is based on the Oscar-winning short film “Trevor.” You’re […]

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Rising Stars Theatre Co: Auditions for Guys and Dolls

Open auditions for the summer musical, Guys and Dolls, will be on 4/6 6:30-9:30 pm and 4/9 2-7 pm. Seeking a large cast of young adults, 17 and up for both principal and ensemble roles. Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song. Bring sheet music in your key. Your song does not need to be from […]

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If You Missed “Anything Goes”…..

….you missed one of the best high school productions ever. Everything about it was phenomenal. The show boasts of one Cole Porter hit song after another, songs that make you want to tap your toes and hum the melody. The pit band probably had as much fun as everyone on stage because of the engaging […]

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Marriott Theatre Open Call

It’s always exciting to hear of an open singing call for Marriott Theatre. Their shows are incredible… They will be holding auditions for non-union actors on Mar 1st and 2nd, 10 am – 6 pm both days, as well as Mar 3rd 10 am – 1 pm. Auditions are at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont […]

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Spotlight Auditions for Aladdin

Spotlight/Lake County will audition for Aladdin this Fri, 2/24, starting at 5:30 pm. Callbacks are 2/25 9 am – 1 pm. Audition and rehearsal space is at Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. Rehearsals are F 5:30-9 pm, Sat 9:30 am – 2 pm. Performances will be 4/27-5/6 at Christian Arts Auditorium, 2500 Dowie […]

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Spotlight Auditions for Seussical

If you’re looking for something fun to do this spring, this might be for you! Spotlight/Kane County will be auditioning for Seussical, the Musical this coming Friday, 2/24 beginning at 4:30 PM with callbacks on Sat 2/25 9:00 – 1:00. Audition and rehearsal space is at Church on the Rock, 17N230 Manning Rd in Huntley. Rehearsals […]

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Austin Molinaro Wraps Up National Tour

It’s not every day that one of your first auditions turns into a national tour! Austin Molinaro is making a big splash across the country with his portrayal of Ralphie in A Christmas Story. Here’s a link to the recent write-up on the Living 60010 website: Austin Molinaro Stars in A Christmas Story. Austin is well connected […]

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Williams St Repertory Theatre: General Auditions

Williams Street Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for their productions of Guys and Dolls and Little Shop of Horrors on Sunday 2/19 12-4 pm, Mon 2/20 4-8 pm, and Tues 2/21 11-3 pm. Callbacks 2/27. Auditions will be at the WSR rehearsal space at 140 W Terra Cotta Ave in Crystal Lake. Guys and Dolls will run […]

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Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

MadKap Productions will audition for their summer show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Feb 12th 6-10 pm. Callbacks are Feb 13th 7-10 pm. They are looking for young men and women 16+ to fill a variety of roles. Rehearsals begin the end of April. Show opens Jun 23rd and runs through July 9th […]

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Hamilton Sisters Perform at Super Bowl 51

Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo* entertained millions of NFL fans during the pre-game show last night with their knock-out rendition of “America the Beautiful”. These ladies can sing just about anything you throw at them; whenever they team up, be prepared for fireworks! The tight-knit harmonies they chose for the song were some of […]

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