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2012 Audition & Competition Calendar

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. ArtReach Educational Theatre: Holding auditions for “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare, 6-9 pm on Dec 19th at Bethel Lutheran Church, 3839 W Frontage Rd, Palatine. Seeking […]

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Holiday Sweet Deal

Here’s a great gift idea for the aspiring musician on your list…buy four lessons, get one free! New students only, expires 12/31/12. Call the studio to reserve your gift certificate today.

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Tips for Success – Public Speaking: Stage Presence Sells

Jim Kendall, newspaper columnist and principal at 121 Marketing Resources Inc, recently interviewed Jeanie Carter for a column about Bel Canto Studios’ approach to public speaking. The article was posted on his Business Owner’s Blog December 9, 2012.: http://121marketingresources.com/Blog/?p=673. It explores how stage presence and preparation time can help you engage audiences, encourage buy-in, and leave a favorable, lasting impression. Linked here with […]

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Daily Herald Runs Article on Bel Canto Studios

If you haven’t seen it yet, there was a great article about the studio in the business section of Monday’s Daily Herald (Dec 3rd). Jim Kendall’s column targets the needs of entrepreneurs and corporate executives. The article is all about stage presence and how to improve public speaking skills. Jim interviewed me a couple of times […]

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Russ Riendeau: Creative, Prolific, Entertaining

Russ Riendeau is one of the most creative people I know. It has been my pleasure to serve as his vocal coach for several years. He has performed acoustic rock vocals with his band, The 3 Lincolns, ever since I’ve known him. His first solo CD, Four Winds, came out in September of 2010. In […]

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Bel Canto Studios to Collaborate with ESO Again This Year

Bel Canto Studios has been asked to provide pre-concert and intermission entertainment again this year for some of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra concerts at Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. After reviewing this year’s programming, we felt that the piano concerto concert on September 8th was the best fit. Lauren Conroy and her mother Pam will […]

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2012 Achievement Awards

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2012 Performance Awards

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Jeanie Carter Flying Solo as Sapphire Jazz

Sapphire Jazz began as a performing duo, but has since become a vehicle for Jeanie Carter’s solo expertise. Jeanie specializes in songs that have stood the test of time – jazz standards and cabaret favorites – emulating great singers from the past as well as reigning jazz divas from today. Her sound ranges from small […]

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Bel Canto Students Participate in Youth Arts Alive!

Bel Canto Studios will be joining with several other Barrington area performing arts organizations to provide an exciting, family-friendly evening of entertainment. The Barrington Area Drug Protection Coalition is sponsoring the city-wide event at Barrington High School. The concert is April 5th at 7:30 pm, free to the public and lasting about 90 minutes. It will be in […]

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Bel Canto Studios to Collaborate with ESO During 2011-2012 Season

Bel Canto Studios has been asked to collaborate with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra during their 2011-2012 season. We will be providing pre-concert and intermission entertainment in The Hemmens lobby on several occasions. This is quite an honor for the studio. We are very excited about partnering with such a well-respected organization. Sat, Feb 4th and […]

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2011 Bel Canto Studios in the Spotlight

12-31-11: The T-Mobile “Home for the Holidays” show that Rachel Foszcz Prickett filmed at Woodfield Mall in early December was made into a commercial that aired on national television during the holiday season. 12-31-11: Sapphire Jazz performed three holiday shows – two at Sedgebook in Lincolnshire and one at Sunrise of Buffalo Grove. 12-09-11: Way to go Abbey! St. […]

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2011 Audition & Competition Calendar

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. CYT, McHenry County: Auditions for Aladdin Jr 12/9 5-9 pm at Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, 409 First St, Cary. Callbacks 12/10 noon-4 pm at CYT Studios, 755 Industrial […]

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2011 Honor Students

 VOCAL TECHNIQUE Jilly Karande MOST IMPROVED VOCALIST Nicole Cherecwich PIANO TECHNIQUE Kendall Meyer MOST IMPROVED PIANIST Cali Brady STUDY AWARD Haley Morris Jordan Morris

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2011 Achievement Awards

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