Student Recordings

Enjoy the performances of the following students.

In addition to coaching singers,
the studio encourages recording to CD and YouTube.

In November every year,
students may make a Christmas/holiday CD
for their friends and family.

Annalise

Annalise, 14, recorded American Lullaby to fulfill a studio requirement to perform classical-style music. Her ability to sing classical and musical theatre is demonstrated in her recording of Reflection from the musical Mulan. Annalise just completed her cheer season and still was able to study voice throughout her busy year. She continues to study acrodance (acrobatic dance) in preparation for her continuation in cheer. Presently she is considering a Pre-Med or Fashion Design study post high school. Enjoy her latest recording Children Will Listen from Into the Woods.

American Lullaby
Reflection
Children Will Listen

Anson

Anson, 17, joined the studio in the fall of 2022. Within weeks he was cast as the lead (Eric) in his high school’s musical The Little Mermaid. Anson auditioned for both statewide and national competitions . He came in 2nd Place at Rising Stars and made the semi-finals for The Classical Singer. Anson aspires to become a cinematographer and make movies! His newest recording Make Them Hear You (from Ragtime) demonstrates his ability to include all registers. Enjoy his rich voice in Evermore from Beauty and the Beast. Anson’s recording O Cessate di piagarmi  is an example of Italian Art Song form.

Make Them Hear You
Evermore
O cessate di piagarmi

August

August (they/their), age 15, loves to act and sing. They  co-founded a Dungeons and Dragons club at school, where they are the current leader. Over a year ago, they recorded one of their favorite songs Green Sleeves. Recently August recorded Wanderer’s Lullaby (Adriana Figueroa). In the future, August would love to use their creative writing skills to become an author. Their past times include reading and playing guitar.

Green Sleeves
Wanderer’s Lullaby

Aurora

Aurora, 17, began studying with the studio November 2022. She is a senior in high school with aspirations of majoring in Music Therapy in a university setting. In fact Aurora was just accepted into all three programs at University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State University (Music Education, Music Therapy and Vocal Performance.) She made the elite Colorado All State Choir for the second year in a row. Aurora is also proficient in piano. She loves performing with her school’s Color Guard and singing in the choral program. The studio encourages all genres of singing so give a listen to the musical theatre piece When It All Falls Down  from Chaplin, just recorded my Aurora. Enjoy Love In the Dictionary, one of her classical pieces prepared for her spring 2023 auditions. Aurora also recorded a second classical piece The Lass from the Low Countree which features her ability to tell a story.

When It All Falls Down
Love In the Dictionary
The Lass from the Low Countree

Bernadette

Bernadette, age 16 is new to the studio. She is a sophomore in high school where she is a member of the choir. In fact choir is one of her favorite classes, along with German. Recently Bernadette auditioned and was accepted into the Top of the Nation Honor Choir. She also likes musical theatre and opera: she was cast as Elmer in Newsies and Moana in Moana Junior. Bernadette has aspirations of pursuing Pre-Med in college. Enjoy her first recording Show Yourself from Frozen 2.

Show Yourself

Claire

Claire, 13, demonstrates an advanced vocal skill in ascending through chest voice to head voice in the recording “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl. As an 8th grader, she loves drama and is currently cast as the lead in her school’s musical Xanadu. In her spare time she takes part in club lacrosse. Claire also recorded “No One Else” from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 to demonstrate the strength of both her belt and head voices. Several months ago, she recorded    “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. Enjoy!

Don’t Rain On My Parade
No One Else
The Story

Diana

Diana, 12, has been with the studio over a year. She loves math and science but her hobby is organizing things! Her sister, Jacquelyn, has studied with the studio the past four years. Diana is also a club swimmer, placing 5th in the state this year! She has studied piano for seven years which enables her to learn her music quickly. Congratulations to Diana for THIRD PLACE in the SEMIFINALS for Music International Grand Prix. and FIRST PLACE  in the  Rising Stars Music Festival sponsored by Colorado State Music Teachers Association. Her latest endeavor was to record For the First Time In Forever (Frozen)  with both piano and instrumental tracks. Diana also just recorded When Hope Goes (Spit Fire Grill). Enjoy!

For the First Time in Forever (piano accomp)
For the First Time In Forever (Instrumental track)
When Hope Goes

Ethan

Ethan, age 10, just joined the studio this past November. He is the youngest student this semester. Playing hockey is more than recreational sports as Ethan plays club hockey at the left wing position. He practices weekly and travels to hockey venues. Ethan’s favorite class in school is math. He obviously loves singing too and does so with so much energy. Enjoy his song Cloudy Day by the Tones and I.

Cloudy Day

Gabby

Gabby returns! The studio welcomes back Gabby after a couple of years. She began as a middle school student and now returns as a senior in high school. Gabby is preparing for Colorado All State Choir auditions, which is a rigorous audition. Enjoy her classical piece Ne cor piu non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello.

Nel cor piu non mi sento

Grace

Grace, age 16, is a sophomore in high school where she loves participating in theatre. She also plays the euphonium in band. Grace  has already performed the following roles: Miss Tenny in High School Musical, Ensemble in Mama Mia, Splash in Newsies. Grace loves reading and also takes part in synchronized swimming. Presently she would love to pursue a career as an actress/director.  Enjoy her recording of Someone Like You from the musical Jekyll & Hyde.

Someone Like You

Haley

Haley, age 14, is preparing for a summer of intensive music theatre study with the Conservatory. She is cast in Titanic. Her past roles include: JoJo in Seussical the Musical, Charlie Bates in Oliver, Marty in Madagascar. Haley has also appeared at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Molly in Annie, Matilda in Matilda and Marta in The Sound of Music. Her other interest is drawing. Enjoy her latest recording of Live Out Loud from A Little Princess.

Live Out Loud

Isabel

Isabel 17, is a junior in high school.  She loves acting and hopes to pursue it professionally someday. She was cast in the ensemble of The Addams Family and Anne of Green Gables. Isabel is currently participating in the One Act Competition. This past December she performed at the Thespian Convention (Thescon). Her favorite past time is reading. Enjoy her rendition of Ocean Eyes from recorded by Billie Eilish.

Ocean Eyes

Izzy

Izzy 16, is a junior in high school.  Currently she sings with a band which recently released a song on Spotify (Wilder Days). While pop genre is her forte, singing musical theatre has won her a trip to NYC! In March, Izzy is a semi-finalist in Music International Grand Prix. She is also excited about playing her newly purchased bass. Izzy loves to write music and hopes to one day to be self-employed,  as the owner of a business. Enjoy her rendition of Almost There from The Princess and the Frog.

Almost There

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn, age 15, placed SECOND in the American Protégé Music Competition. She will travel to New York and perform this December. Jacquelyn accomplished this during the Covid lock down! She just recorded Astonishing from the musical Little WomenI Won’t Mind from The Other Franklin adds to her many musical theatre repertoire. Jacquelyn submitted Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde for her American Protégé Music Competition. Her other interests are theatre, piano, trumpet and swimming. She is currently swimming competitively. Jacquelyn has aspirations of attending BYU one day and enrolling in the Young Ambassadors program. Jacquelyn made FINALS for the West Central Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing online competition.

Astonishing
I Won’t Mind
Someone Like You from Jeykll and Hyde

Julianna

SUCCESSFUL ZOOM LESSONS! Julianna, age 19, is a violin major at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. She takes lessons via Zoom and has successfully completed this semester as a Voice Minor. Julianna hopes to attend either Long Beach or San Jose State Universities. Her life goal is to come back to her community post graduation and implement a music program for special needs children. Enjoy her recording of With You from the musical Ghost.

With You

Kathy

Kathy is one of the adult voice students who studies with the studio. When she is not singing in her band, Kathy is elbow deep in remodeling her home. She plays both guitar and drums as well as performing vocals with her band. Kathy is a mom to three adult children (two boys and a girl). Her main goal with singing is to have fun! Kathy also enjoys traveling to Florida and sailing. Enjoy her songs Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Doris Day), Someone Else’s Story (from Chess) and  Valentine (by Laufey).

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Someone Elses Story
Valentine

Keegan

Keegan, age 15, started with the studio a year ago as a singer/guitarist. Now he has ventured into his high school theatre’s productions having just been cast as Charlie in Anne of Green Gables. This past fall he played the role of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. Last summer, Keegan auditioned and was accepted into the Youth Rep supported by the Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs. He is planning on competing in a national vocal competition this spring. Enjoy his song Proud of Your Boy from Aladdin

Proud of Your Boy

Lily

Lily, 14, has aspirations of Broadway! She sings with her youth praise team for her church. Her favorite subject in school is debate. Last month Lily recorded Don’t Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl). She is using this piece to further her study of chest/belt and head voice combination. Lily recorded Serve the Lord  (as performed by Kenedi Anderson) as a part of her faith-based repertoire. She is also competing in the studio contest Beat the Winter Blues and winning it two months in a row! For this, Lily recorded  On My Own(Les Miserablés). She is one of the most prolific artists in the studio covering two to three songs per week!

Don’t Rain on My Parade
Serve the Lord
On My Own

Lindiwé

Lindiwé, 14, is new to the studio but that didn’t stop her from submitting an audition video to the Manhattan International Music Competition this past February. In a matter of days Lindiwé will find out whether she will perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Language Arts, Science and Performing Arts are Lindiwé’s passion. She has dreams of Broadway! However this summer is filled with traveling to see relatives in Kenya. Enjoy Lindiwé’s competition pieces: I Didn’t Plan It (from Waitress) and Good Morning Baltimore (from Hairspray).

Good Morning Baltimore
I Didn’t Plan It

Lyndon

Lyndon, age 17, has a passion for musical theatre and hopes to become a theatre arts teacher in her collegiate studies. She has already been cast in the following roles: Tommy (Matilda); Medda Larkin (Newsies); Olaf (Frozen) and Lucy (Charlie Brown). Lyndon’s latest recording is See I’m Smiling  from The Last Five Years. She will be performing this at the annual Thespian Convention. Enjoy her solo That’s Rich from Newsies. 

See I’m Smiling
That’s Rich

Malena

Malena, 14, continues to show tremendous growth in both voice and confidence. She is home schooled and loves all of her classes! Malena has aspirations of becoming a chef/baker, veterinarian or firefighter. Her hobbies are photography, baking and hiking. In fact, Malena is an entrepreneur with her own start up bakery. She specializes in cookies and cupcakes.  Recently Malena recorded Hello (Adele). Previously she recorded On My Way (recorded by Jennifer Lopez) and previously she recorded How Far I’ll Go (from Moana). Enjoy!

Hello
On My Way
How Far I’ll Go

Marise

Marise is a middle school Language Arts teacher in the Springs. Teaching has been her passion for the past 28 years. Besides singing, Marise loves to garden, read, swim, and take walks. This week, she recorded The Only Exception  recorded by Paramore. Marise has also learned, polished and recorded Like the Movies (by Laufey) and Still Hurting (from the musical The Last Five Years). Marise is one of the most prolific singers in the studio recording styles of jazz, musical theatre and pop. Enjoy her performances!

The Only Exception
Like the Movies
Still Hurting

Mia

Mia, 17, is a senior in high school. Congratulations to Mia for making semi-finals in the Music International Grand Prix. Last year, Mia auditioned for the LA A2K American Girl Group, sponsored by JYP Entertainment (Republic records) where she made the first round via video and was asked to perform round two in LA. Mia’s present goal is to pursue the entertainment industry. She is excited to be choreographing for her dance studio (Barbara Ellis). Last spring, Mia placed third at the Rising Stars competition where she performed No One Else (from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). Mia also has a heart for jazz. Enjoy Don’t Know Why (Nora Jones). Mia just recorded I Want You Around (by Snoh Aalegra) with a very distinctive Latin style.

No One Else
Don’t Know Why
I Want You Around

Niti

Nita, 13, is new to the studio. She is a 7th grader who loves acting, singing and volleyball.  She was cast in the ensemble of Madagascar and hopes to do more performing. Niti participates in drama club with aspirations of becoming an actor. But she would also like to play volleyball professionally! Enjoy her song How Far I’ll Go (instrumental track) and piano track from Moana. (Students are encouraged to learn their music with both instrumental and piano backing tracks). Enjoy Niti’s latest recording of Love Story by Taylor Swift.

How Far I’ll Go
How Far I’ll Go (piano accompaniment)
Love Story

Peyton

Peyton, 16, is a junior in high school. She plays the following instruments: saxophone, clarinet and ukulele, while currently learning  piano and guitar. In her spare time, Peyton does figure skating! Her future interest is pursuing a career in Fashion Design and Merchandising.  This week, Peyton recorded two contrasting songs: “Love Will Come and Find Me Again” (from Bandstand) and “A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into” (from Be More Chill). Previously she recorded “Home” from Beetlejuice.

Love Will Come and Find Me Again
A Giuy That I’d Kinda Be Into
Home

Reece

Reece, 11, loves singing, acting, and drawing. She was excited to be cast as Mayzie in her school’s production of Seussical the Musical last spring. Reece just finished recording one of her favorite songs Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid). Previously she learned and recorded Children Will Listen (from Into the Woods). Last summer, Reece learned the  challenging song Don’t Rain On My Parade (Glee version; instrumental backing). She has high aspirations of performing on Broadway someday! Enjoy her recordings.

Part of Your World
Children Will Listen
DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE (instrumental backing)

Riana

Riana, 17, loves to sing and perform. This summer she sang in the ensemble of Into the Woods (Village Seven Production). In the fall of 2019, Riana played the Witch in her high school musical’s production of Into the Woods. This past spring Riana performed the role of Pennywise in her high school’s production of Urine Town. Riana is working in a duo capacity with Michael (former student of the studio). They plan an outdoor concert here at the studio sometime soon. At the summer recital, Riana performed “Just One Step” from Songs for a New World and “Omar Shariff” from The Band’s Visit. Her ability to utilize her chest, mix and head voice is exemplary. Riana performed “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom of the Opera as a part of her competition repertoire.

Just One Step
Omar Shariff
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again

Victoria

Victoria, 16, has only studied with the studio for two months. She will be performing in her high school’s production as Grandma in The Addams Family. Victoria loves theatre and hopes to pursue performing arts post high school. Last year she was cast as Andrina in The Little Mermaid, Miss Allan in Anne of Green Gables and in the production of Puffs (Susie Bones and Myrtle). Victoria will attend the state Thescon convention where she will perform I’d Give My Life (from Miss Saigon). Enjoy her recording!

I’d Give My Life

Zoe

Zoe, 18, loves French and theatre. She was President of Tri M Honors (Modern Music Masters). Zoe has garnered leads in both theatrical and musical theatre productions at her high school. This past spring she performed the role of King Arthur in the mixed-gender production of Spamalot. For the studio recital, Zoe prepared “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Jenny’s Blues” (from the musical It Should Have Been You). Zoe loves challenges so she added “Just One Step” from Songs From a New World (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics*) to her musical theatre repertoire. Zoe was in both Jazz and Varsity choirs as well as serving as the choreographer for the show choir. Recently she took on the incredible piece especially made for Kristin Chenoweth called “The Girl in 14G”. Here she demonstrates her ability to sing all three genres: Broadway, opera and jazz. This video was taken as her last performance in high school. Congratulation to Zoe for a wonderful senior year of performing.

*The studio encourages dialogue with young singers and their parents if explicit lyrics are used. When parents and singers agree to such lyrics, it is in the vein of keeping the integrity of the lyricist and acknowledging copyright issues when changing any part of a published song.

The Girl in 14G
Jenny’s Blues
Just One Step (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics)

Zoe

Zoe, 11, loves to draw and math is one of her favorite subjects. She is relatively new to the studio and already has recorded two songs. Zoe has aspirations of becoming a fashion designer or maybe a hair stylist. Enjoy her songs Rewrite the Stars from The Greatest Showman and God Help the Outcasts from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Rewrite the Stars
God Help the Outcasts