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Sela Anderson Signs with DDO Kids!!

Congratulations to Miss Sela Anderson!! She recently signed with DDO Kids and will now be represented in Chicago, NY, and LA. She’s pretty over the moon about it! The agency will be promoting her for commercials, print, TV, film, and theatre.

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2020 Performance Awards

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2020 Achievement Awards

Congratulations to everyone who completed a full year of study!  

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Register Now for Summer Lessons

Summer session starts tomorrow! Consider perking up your summer by singing or playing some fun music! So many activities have been cancelled because of the pandemic. We’re alive and well! All of our lessons are taught via FaceTime or Google Duo right now. It’s proving to be really convenient for everyone. If you are lucky […]

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WE’VE MOVED!!

Heads up – we’ve moved!! Our Barrington location at 217 Park Avenue is now permanently closed. Bel Canto’s new address is 923 Linda Drive in Algonquin. Since March we’ve been offering FaceTime and Google Duo lessons from that location. It’s going really well! There were a few bumps in the road when we first launched […]

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BHS Casts ‘The Little Prince’

A big shout out to everyone who made the cast for Barrington High School’s spring mainstage play! The production is scheduled for April 23rd – April 25th. – Current students: Kaitlin Tenbrunsel will be Rose and an ensemble member; Emma Proctor Snake 1 and ensemble. – A bunch of Bel Canto alums help round it […]

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Studio Closed Mar 16th – Mar 29th

The studio is closely monitoring developments in our country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As new information becomes available, we may close for additional dates. We expect to announce remote learning options very soon.

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel’s New Headshot…

Is this beautiful or what?

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Corona Virus Update

With all the news surrounding us about Covid-19, I wanted to let you know what is being done at the studio to keep students safe. The studio is sprayed with disinfectant every day, even under normal circumstances. Hand sanitizer is always available. Surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected more frequently than usual. All students are […]

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Philip Celeste Wraps Up AIM II

Philip Celeste did it! He completed all of his piano requirements for AIM II in his last lesson. We’ve had to really work at recognizing intervals, but he got every one this time. I really put him through his paces too! We’ve been knocking out other Level III requirements for a while. Way to go […]

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‘Children of Eden’ Casting Call!!

Children of Eden non-equity casting call!! Seeking children ages 6-13 for the chorus, also the roles of Young Cain and Young Abel. Commitment required is 7/13 – 8/9/20. Rehearsals and performances will be at the Arcada Theatre in St Charles. This is an incredible opportunity to work with internationally recognized greats including Stephen Schwartz (music […]

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel Stuns Audience in ‘Footloose’

I’m still marveling at what I heard last Saturday night. Kaitlin Tenbrunsel was positively electric!! She brought down the house with every reprise of Rusty’s big number “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” in Footloose. I don’t think she could have sung anything better. The role is unbelievably high, but still requires a solid belt. […]

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Brin Ferges Cast in ‘Frozen’

Brin Ferges was recently cast as Oaken in Frozen by Big Deal Productions! Her solo number will open the second act. (The song isn’t in the movie, just the stage show.) Congratulations Brin!

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Save the Date!

18th Annual Showcase & Awards May 10, 2020  2:00-5:00 PM Barrington Area Library Meeting Rooms A&B Call Time: 2:00 PM Doors Open: 2:20PM Performances: 2:30 PM Awards: Immediately Following Refreshments: 4:30 PM If students wish to participate, they are expected to remain for the entire program, including awards. All pieces must be performance-ready at least […]

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel Lands Her First Professional Contract!

Please join me in congratulating Miss Kaitlin Tenbrunsel on her first professional contract! Kaitlin was hired as part of the ensemble for the Children of Eden production at the Arcadia Theatre in St. Charles next summer. She came in a very close second for the role of Yonah, but was not cast in the role because […]

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