Studio Milestones

2021

New graphic identity and website launched

2020

First virtual showcase

FaceTime lessons launched, successfully offering lessons out of state

Pippa Soo stars as Chang’e in Over the Moon

Kaitlin Tenbrunsel signs with Gray Talent Group and Management by Morgan

Sela Anderson signs with DDO Kids

Brooke Harthan releases a new single, performing to large crowds in Nashville

Pippa Soo cast as Thelma in The One and Only Ivan

Jack Longo studying Film and TV Production at University of Southern California

Samantha Ceglarek releases three new singles

Pippa Soo stars as Nadine in The Broken Hearts Gallery

Studio moved from Barrington to Algonquin

2019

Emma Nelson stars as Bee Branch in Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Jeanie Carter an alum emeritus with Sigma Alpha Iota music honorary

Lauren Conroy graduates from Jacobs School of Music, accepted at Juilliard for graduate work

2018

Pippa Soo stars as Oona in Here and Now

Austin Molinaro featured in ComEd commercial

Taylor DiTola signs with Norwegian Creative Studios

Austin Molinaro portrays Fleance in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Macbeth

Pippa Soo stars as 1st Lieutenant Harper Li in CBS series The Code

2017-2020

Sela Anderson is the face of American Girl. She is featured in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Kohl’s, Target, Kmart, and Claire’s.

2017

Jeanie Carter awarded the Who’s Who Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Pippa Soo stars in the title role of Amelié on Broadway

Austin Molinaro stars as Ralphie in the national tour of A Christmas Story

Emma Nelson cast as Frannie in pre-Broadway show, Trevor: The Musical

Samantha Sinclair releases new single

2016

Pippa Soo is a Tony Award Nominee for her role as Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton

Pippa Soo wins a Grammy for her role in Hamilton: Best Musical Theatre Album

NATS honors Jeanie Carter with the Joan Boytim Independent Teacher Award

Taylor DiTola hired by Universal Studios in Japan

Mac Dassatti stars as Double J in the national tour of Saturday Night Fever, joins AEA

2015

Pippa Soo originates the role of Eliza Hamilton on Broadway

Pippa Soo wins the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actress in an Off-Broadway Musical

Grace Hartzell featured on Vogue covers in nine countries

Emma Nelson signs with Management by Morgan

Jeanie Carter joins ISMTA Voice Syllabus Committee

2014

Samantha Sinclair releases her first CD Getting Acquainted

Samantha Ceglarek graduates from Berklee College of Music

2013-2015

Jeanie Carter ISMTA Treasurer, Board of Directors

2013

New brand and website introduced

Pippa Soo stars as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre, and Great Comet of 1812 off-Broadway

Russ Riendeau releases fifth CD, Expressions

Pippa Soo cast as Lexi in the NBC series Smash

Pippa Soo graduates from Juilliard

2012

Grace Hartzell debuts as a runway model in Paris and New York

Russ Riendeau releases three CDs Sudden Inspiration, Sounds of Mackinac Island, Guitar Gumbo

2010-2011

Jeanie Carter NWSMTA Treasurer

2010

Russell Riendeau releases first original CD,Four Winds

Sapphire Jazz performing duo launched

2007

Studio accredited by Better Business Bureau

2006

Jeanie Carter’s profile added to Who’s Who of American Women

2005

Station Street studio opens

2004

Park Avenue studio opens

Jeanie Carter’s profile added to Who’s Who in America publications

2003

First annual showcase

Bel Canto lessons offered at Kurt Saphir Pianos

2002

Bel Canto Studios Inc is incorporated