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Bel Canto Students Score Big at Speech Tournament!

So happy for all my students who participated in District 220’s annual Speech Tournament last week. They did really well! Estelle Lee and Caroline Tarulis both received high marks. Pierce Orlando got perfect scores from EVERY judge and was awarded gold! Not bad for his first try at a challenging comedic monologue! Way to go […]

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Julia Baumer Stars in ‘Mary Poppins’

It’s always great to see your students performing on stage. Last weekend was no exception! Julia Baumer did an outstanding job in her second lead role, playing the iconic Mary Poppins in Woodscreek’s production of the musical. She had the British accent down pat, sang beautifully, and certainly looked the part. Congratulations to a budding […]

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Estelle Lee Passes AIM VI – Yes!

Really proud of this little lady…Estelle Lee passed her AIM VI keyboard requirements in her lesson last week! She’s worked really hard on her sight reading. It really paid off. Congratulations Estelle!

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Bel Canto Students Perform in ‘Grease’

Fun Saturday night at Schaumburg on Stage’s production of Grease! Seven Bel Canto students performed in the show. Congrats to Sofia Baumer, Jalen Fertig, Lorelei Lynott, Stephanie Marin, Anna McCoy, Isabelle Millan, and Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! We took some pictures after the show, but couldn’t find Lorelei. It was pretty crazy in the lobby! For more […]

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Bel Canto Students to Star in ‘Freaky Friday’

Congratulations to all of the Station Middle School students who were cast in the April production of Freaky Friday! Rehearsals will start right after the first of the year. Performances will be the weekend of April 11-14. Looking forward to it! Ellie: Sophie Farmer (Bel Canto alum) Katherine: Ella Beaubien (alum) Karl: George Tarulis and Jacob […]

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Pam Conroy Completes AIM IX

Congratulations to my piano student Pam Conroy! She completed all of her AIM IX requirements today. We’re already working on some beautiful pieces for level ten! Fantastic work. A well deserved accomplishment. I love teaching this woman!

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Bel Canto Students Center Stage in ‘Annie Jr’

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 […]

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George Bowman Completes AIM III

  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.

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Breaking News: Emma Nelson’s Film Debut in ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’

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 […]

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Sofia and Julia Baumer Cast in ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr’

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!

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2018 Achievement Awards

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2018 Performance Awards

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2018 Honor Students

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The Addams Family at SMS: Fun – Start to Finish

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 […]

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Emi and Ola Celeste Complete IC Requirements

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. […]

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