Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hal Leonard Vocal Competition Winners!

Woo Eee!  I'm so excited!   

In January my students and I worked really hard in preparing for the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. Hal Leonard is a HUGE music publishing company and I use their books every single day!  (There are still a few I am missing in case someone at Hal Leonard wants to help me complete my collection.) This is the third year in a row they have held a online Vocal Music Competition.  The students are divided by ages and into two categories Art Song and Musical Theatre.  The prizes are really great and it is a lot of fun to put these videos together BUT it is a TON of work!  I mean serious work to rent a venue, hire a accompanist and then get flawless performances on video.  Not to mention many hours spent editing the video segments together. (You are not allowed to edit in the middle of a song of course because that would be cheating) In each category you are required to use specific books suited for each age group and of course all of these books are published by Hal Leonard.
Take note all of my students are accompanied by Anna DiVesta (my studio accompanist)! 

So the results are in and my students killed it this year!  
I am so proud of everyone who participated!  Way to go ladies!  Here are some of the winning videos! 

CHILDREN'S VOICES MUSICAL THEATRE (AGE 12 AND UNDER)
1st Place Winner
Sydney Jones


Marissa Pineda
3rd Place Winner


Isabella Koster
Finalist

Fiona Scott
Finalist


Abby Pineda
Semi-Finalist


Anna Taylor
Semi-Finalist


EARLY TEEN VOICES MUSICAL THEATRE (AGES 13-15)
Grace Robertson
Semi-Finalist


HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE (AGES 16-18)
Cecilia Detwiler
Honorable Mention


CHILDREN'S VOICES ART SONGS (AGES 12 AND UNDER)
Fiona Scott
Finalist