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, recently recorded What Was I Made For ( Billie Eilish for the Barbie movie). Enjoy 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 Somewhere Only We Know (recorded by Keane). Students are encouraged to view their own progress. Ten months ago, Annalise recorded this song but this week, she re-recorded it to see her vocal growth.

Somewhere Only We Know
What Was I Made For
Reflection

Anson

Top US High School Singer

(The Classical Singer)

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
O cessate di piagarmi

Ashlyn

Top US High School Singer

(The Classical Singer)

Ashlyn 18,, loves to act and sing. Last fall she appeared as Wednesday in her high school’s production of The Addam’s Family. She traveled to NYC this past March to compete as a semi-finalist in Music International Grand Prix. Ashlyn auditioned and was accepted to attend Round Two of the Classical Singer auditions in Washington DC this coming May. Just last weekend she performed as a finalist in the Kiwanis sponsored Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show. Her final semester as a high school student is filled with the role of Marci in Almost Maine and musical director for Trail to Oregon. This coming fall, Ashlyn will attend Butler University on a full scholarship in Vocal Performance and Music Therapy. Enjoy her rendition of Good Bye Yellow Brick Road.

GoodBye Yellow Brick Road

Ava H.

Ava, 12, loves to act and sing. She just finished appearing in the ensemble of The Wizard of Oz. Previously Ava was cast as Mrs. Beauregarde in Willy Wonka, The Musical. Playing violin, rock climbing and reading fill Ava’s weekly calendar. Enjoy her first recording The Girl I Mean to Be (from The Secret Garden)!

The Girl I Mean to Be

Ava W.

Ava, 13, is a seventh grader who loves hanging out with her friends, family and cats. In the past Ava has participated in plays at school as well as church choir. Taking piano lessons keeps her schedule full. Her future aspirations? Ava is considering the FBI. Enjoy her newest recording Born to Entertain (from Ruthless the Musical). Previously Ava recorded Vampire (Olivia Rodrigo) and the popular Billie Eilish song What Was I Made For (from the movie Barbie).

Born to Entertain
Vampire
What Was I Made For

Bernadette

Bernadette, age 16, is looking forward to her junior year in high school and singing with her high school choir. In fact choir is one of her favorite classes, along with German. 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 recent  recordings of  Once Upon a December  (Anastasia), Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from Phantom of the Opera) and Le Violette (Italian Art Song).

Once Upon a December
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Le Violette

Cara

Cara is 17 and relatively new to the studio. She will be a senior in high school next fall and hopes to pursue nursing post high school. Cara is an author writing in the Romance Fantasy genre. Her days are filled with writing, reading and paddle boarding. Cara loves singing karaoke across Colorado Springs! She recently recorded When We Were Young (Adele) working through chest, head, mix and belt voices. Her first recording was On My Own (from Les Misérables).

When We Were Young
On My Own

Desilyn

Desilyn 15, is a freshman in high school. She is new to the studio and recorded her first song “Cockeyed Optimist” from the musical  South Pacific. Desilyn loves to sing and has already performed in the ensemble of Les Miserables, produced by Rise Christian Performing Arts Theatre. Formerly, she served on her church’s worship team. Her hobbies include skiing and a love for theatre. Desilyn aspires to study interior design in college. Enjoy her latest recording “Watch What Happens” from Newsies.

Watch What Happens
Cockeyed Optimist

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

Drew

The studio is currently collaborating with several adult singers who are in a band or working to gig with local bands. Drew rejoined the studio a month ago and is working on songs which he will perform with the local band Shakin’ Like Sammy. Playing bass with the band and performing locally allows Drew to explore songs in the band’s style of Country/Classic Rock. Drew’s cover  of The Breakup Song (Greg Kihn Band) demonstrates those skills. Retirement from the aerospace industry allows Drew time to enjoy making music, a hobby he has enjoyed since fourth grade!

The Breakup Song

Ethan

Ethan, 10, is the youngest student studying with the studio. He loves to sing and it is obvious in his rendition of Cloudy Day (Tones and I). He is one busy young man with school and playing hockey. Ethan spends time after school in club hockey with aspirations of becoming a  professional hockey player! This summer Ethan has joined a swim team and is looking forward to his trip to Montana. Taking on challenging songs is one of Ethan’s favorite things to do. Enjoy his recordings of This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman) and The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book).

Cloudy Day
This Is Me
The Bare Necessities

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 participated in the One Act Competition and performed at the Thespian Convention (Thescon). Currently she was cast in the play Almost, Maine and the musical Trail to Oregon. Her favorite past time is reading. Previously Isabel recorded Ocean Eyes recorded by Billie Eilish. Enjoy her newest recording of  I Cain’t Say No (from Oklahoma!).

I Cain’t Say No
Ocean Eyes

Izzy

Izzy 17, is a junior in high school.  She and her band recently placed third in Battle of the Bands. Iizzy is proud of her song on Spotify (Wilder Days). While pop genre is her forte, singing musical theatre has won her a trip to NYC! In March, Izzy was 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. Give a listen to her most recent recording The Story Of Us followed by  Wilder Days (cover of Morgan Wade) and her rendition of Almost There from The Princess and the Frog.

The Story of Us
Wilder Days
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

Jael

Jael is relatively new to the studio and one of the youngest singers at the age of 11. She just auditioned and was cast in Matilda (ensemble) with the ACTII Youth Theatre, which is quite an achievement. Jael has played piano for five years and loves working on crafts. Her passion is studying history and writing her own books. Jael’s goal is to study acting in college. Enjoy her first recording Castle on a Cloud from Les Misérables.

Castle On a Cloud

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 Come Rain or Come ShinePerhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Doris Day),and  Valentine (by Laufey).

Come Rain or Come Shine
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Valentine

Keegan:

Top US High School Singer

(The Classical Singer)

Keegan, age 16, began studying with the studio over a year ago when his voice was transitioning.  Now his baritone-bass voice can take on any repertoire.  Keegan loves theatre, performing the following roles: Charlie in Anne of Green Gables;  Sebastian in The Little Mermaid; Fester in The Addams’ Family. He auditioned and was accepted into the Youth Rep supported by the Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs and the Conservatory summer programs. Keegan is featured as one of the Top US High School Singers (Classical Singer) where he made Round Two last summer. This past March, he made semi-finals for Music International Grand Prix, competing in New York City in both classical and musical theatre categories. This May, Keegan will perform in Washington DC as a semi-finalist for The Classical Singer (both classical and musical theatre categories).  During his voice transition, Keegan recorded  Proud of Your Boy from Aladdin. Enjoy his latest recording of Sunset Boulevard from Sunset Boulevard, the Musical.

Proud of Your Boy
Sunset Boulevard

Keira

Keira, just turned 14, has aspirations of Broadway! Congratulations and kudos to Keira for auditioning and being accepted into the 2024 Fine Arts Center Youth Repertory! She loves science and is thinking about pursuing a marine biologist degree. But of course, Keira’s main passion is acting. Enjoy her first recording Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid).

Part of Your World

Lindiwé

Top US High School Singer

(The Classical Singer)

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:

Top US High School Singer

(The Classical Singer)

Lyndon, age 17, has a passion for musical theatre and hopes to become a theatre arts teacher in her collegiate studies. She will be attending BYU-Idaho next fall majoring in Theatre and minoring in Education. Lyndon has already been cast in the following roles: Tommy (Matilda); Medda Larkin (Newsies); Olaf (Frozen); Lucy (Charlie Brown) and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins the Musical. Lyndon just recorded World Burn (from Mean Girls). Previously she recorded  See I’m Smiling from The Last Five Years (performed this at the annual Thespian Convention) and That’s Rich from Newsies.

World Burn
See I’m Smiling
That’s Rich

Maliah

Maliah’s picture is from her school’s production of Annie where she was cast as “Stars to Be.” She is looking forward to 8th Grade next fall where she auditioned and made the 8th grade advanced choir Thunder Tones. Maliah will also continue with her sports as she participates in basketball, soccer and track. This summer Maliah will attend sports camps as well as continue with her voice lessons. Looking past high school, Maliah is contemplating studying business and perhaps operating her own animal shelter. She loves to  hike and hang out with her cat and dog! Enjoy her first ever recording Stupid With Love (from Mean Girls).

Stupide With Love

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. Recently she recorded Letter to My 13 Year Old Self by Laufey. The lyrics are really special. Previously, she took on the Barbara Streisand arrangement of Send In the Clowns, no small feat! Being a fan of Laufey, Marise also recorded  From the Start ( enjoy the clever lyrics ). Marise is one of the most prolific singers in the studio recording styles of jazz, musical theatre and pop. Enjoy her performances!

Letter to My 13 Year Old Self
Send In the Clowns
From the Start

Mia

Mia, 17, is a senior in high school. Congratulations to Mia for making semi-finals in the Music International Grand Prix AND The Classical Singer competitions. 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. She is excited to be choreographing for her dance studio (Barbara Ellis). Last spring, Mia placed third at the Rising Stars competition. Mia also has a heart for jazz. She just recorded Letter to My 13 Year Old Self  (Laufey) and previously Don’t Know Why (Nora Jones) and I Want You Around (by Snoh Aalegra) with a very distinctive Latin style (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics*).

*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.

Letter to My 13 Year Old Self
Don’t Know Why
I Want You Around

Niti

Nita, 13, 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 newest song Killer Instinct (from Bring It On ). Previously Niti recorded A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman) and How Far I’ll  Go (from Moana).

Killer Instinct
A Million Dreams
How Far I’ll Go

Oakley

Oakley, 16, took a break from the studio for basketball and now she is back! Her passions are rock climbing and running. Cosmetology is also favorite pursuit. Attending BYU post high school is Oakley’s ultimate goal. Presently she loves singing and her English class. Enjoy her recording Easy on Me (Adele). This past week Oakley recorded Stupid With Love (from Mean Girls). You can hear the “acting” in her voice!
Easy on Me

Paul

Paul is another adult who just joined the studio. Now retired, he spent over a quarter of a century telecommuting to The Johns Hopkins University. Paul worked with a multitude of software systems engineering roles solving critical national security challenges. It’s only natural that in his retirement Paul has turned to SINGING?! After picking up his first guitar the Christmas before last, he’s completely hooked. His other interests – such as hiking and snow-shoeing in the mountains, traveling with his better half, Erica, fill his days. As Paul puts it, “SINGING … now that’s the ticket!” Enjoy his performance of A Sort of Homecoming ( Irish band U2) where he accompanies himself on guitar.
A Sort of Homecoming

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. The studio encourages the study of all music genres. Enjoy Reece’s recording of the jazz standard Come Fly With Me (cover by Robyn Adele Anderson).  Previously she recorded Good Girl Winnie Foster (from Tuck Everlasting) and Children Will Listen (from Into the Woods). Enjoy her recordings.

Come Fly With Me
Good Girl Winnie Foster
Children Will Listen

Ruby

Ruby 16, has performed in front of the public since she can remember. Not only is singing her passion but she also plays flute, oboe, and piano. When she has time, she teaches in her own studio! Ruby was cast in the ensemble of her high school’s production of The Little Mermaid. This past fall, she played Alice in The Addam’s Family. Ruby has won competitions in Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association, Rising Stars and placed THIRD in National Association of Teachers of Singing. Her recent recordings display her abilities to conquer both classical and musical theatre genres. Enjoy Mozart’s Non so piu (from The Marriage of Figaro) and Girl in 14G made famous by Kristin Chenoweth.

Non so piu
Girl in 14G

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)