NATS (National Association for Teachers of Singing) and the NATS Foundation recently announced winners of the 2016 Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers – and I was one of them!! What an incredible honor. Several voice teachers from across the country were selected based on their education, performing and teaching experience, as well as […]
YES! Go Pippa! So very proud of you. Making your mark in a big way. The nominees for for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical are…Laura Benanti (Roundabout Theatre Company‘s She Loves Me), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star: A New Musical), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple Musical), Jessie Mueller (Waitress the […]
Check out our holiday newsletter! The studio is offering remarkable deals on spring lesson and class registrations. Read about Phillipa Soo, a Bel Canto alum making it big on Broadway as the female lead in “Hamilton!” Find custom boutique items to satisfy everyone on your holiday gift list. Think about performing at one of our […]
What are you waiting for…listen to this! The Hamilton cast recording is out. I played thru the entire thing – captivating and I’m not a big fan of rap. It’s cutting edge, energetic, and a far cry from anything I’ve ever seen in the theatre! Interesting how “what goes around comes around.” Our American musical […]
Can’t stop thinking about this…just catching up on all that #PhillipaSoo has been doing in NY. Only 3 years after graduating from Julliard, she won this year’s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actress in an Off-Broadway Musical. Also the 2015 Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Performer in the NY metropolitan scene. She’s […]
The studio recital and awards ceremony will be on Saturday, May 17th this year. We will be back at our old familiar venue, the Village Church of Barrington, 1600 East Main Street, Room 300. Here are some of the details for the event; more to come later. Students must be able to perform their pieces […]
On Feb 6, 2014, Jeanie Carter presented a workshop for Fox Hills Music Teachers Association (FHMTA), an affilitate of ISMTA and MTNA. Most of the members in this professional group teach piano, but occasionally they are called upon to accompany or coach young singers who are preparing for performances or competitions. Because they are not […]
We are pleased to announce that the Better Business Bureau has chosen to endorse Bel Canto Studios for the eighth year in a row, giving us an A+ rating since our first accreditation in January of 2007. It is our pleasure to serve the Barrington area and northwest suburbs of Chicago with integrity. Our thanks […]
Check out the story that Barrington Life ran on Bel Canto Studios! Here’s a link to the article from page 2 of today’s paper: http://www.mybarringtonlife.com/2013/08/09/community-corner-bel-canto-studios/axigjtk/.
Jeanie Carter will be serving as treasurer for the Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) through December of 2015. She was recently appointed to the position by ISMTA’s president Janice Razaq and welcomed by existing board members at their April meeting. Jeanie brings experience to her new role. She successfully streamlined the treasurer position for her local chapter, NWSMTA, a couple […]
If you weren’t able to see the Youth Arts Alive concert at BHS a couple of weeks ago, consider it for next year. This is a Barrington-wide arts event sponsored by the BADPC (Barrington Aread Drug Prevention Coalition). Organizations providing entertainment included: Barrington Children’s Choir, Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble, Bataille Academie of the Danse, Bel […]
Emi and Ola Celeste Complete IC Requirements
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St James Theatre: Ragtime Auditions
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Auditions for Oklahoma
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Wilmette Center for the Arts will hold auditions for Footloose on April 14th, 10 am ...
Auditions for Annie and Spelling Bee
Bright Lights Theatre will hold auditions for Annie and Spelling Bee on Sunday, 4/8 ...