Paramount Theatre will hold an open casting call for children 6-10 yrs old, under 54″ tall on Sat 7/14. Boys will be seen 10am-1pm. Girls will audition 2-5 pm. Auditions will be at the North Island Center, 8 E Galena Blvd, Aurora. Seeking singing/dancing actors to play munchkins for their Nov-Jan production of ‘The Wizard […]
About belcantostudiosJeanie 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.
Kudos to all the Bel Canto students who participated in District 220’s summer production of Annie Jr. on June 28th and 29th. Anna McCoy and Jessica Shimp played Grace Farrell in different casts. Allyson Szarek was cast as Annie. Kaitlin Tenbrunsel portrayed Lily St. Regis. Milana Carse was cast as Sadie, Campbell McIver as Margo, Ellen McGinn as […]
Edge of the Wood Theatre will hold auditiins for their November production of Meet Me in St Louis on 7/11 and 7/12, 7-9 pm both nites at Edgebrook Community Church, 6736 N Loleta Ave, Chicago. (The church is located just west of N Lehigh, nestled between Touhy and Devon.) Seeking youth, teen, and adult singing actors. […]
Big Noise Theatre will hold auditions for Kiss Me, Kate on July 9th 7-9 pm, July 10th 7-9 pm, callbacks July 12th. The show is a romantic comedy with on and off-stage battles between characters performing in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Written by Cole Porter, the show boasts a variety of hit songs. […]
Hats off to George Bowman! He wrapped up all of his AIM III keyboard requirements in his lesson last week. Full speed ahead! We’ve already completed some technique and have started working on repertoire for Level IV.
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 […]
Congratulations to Sofia and Julia Baumer! They were cast in College of Lake County’s summer production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Sofia will play the diva Madame de la Grande Bouche (opera singer turned wardrobe) and Julia will be Mrs. Potts. So excited for the girls. Beautiful work – acting and singing!
Theatre at the Center will hold auditiins for kids 6-10 yrs old on 6/18. Four paid roles and their corresponding understudy roles are open. Rehearsals start 10/29. Performances are 11/15-12/23. To be considered for an audition, email your child’s photo and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The music in Shrek Jr is incredibly difficult for younger students to perform. The kids at Woods Creek Elementary did an admirable job! For most of them, it was their very first time on stage. (All of them were in fourth or fifth grade.) There were some very funny moments, well acted and well sung. Singers […]