Studio News
Ronald McDonald House: In December, studio members performed Christmas songs and carols for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass. We are planning to return soon. Let Craig know if you are interested so we can set dates/times soon! Thanks! Solo and Ensemble: Is fast approaching! Be memorized and be prepared at your lessons so we can create great art and insure a high score on performance day, despite any nerves! Sing your song for anyone who will listen! Parents, Grandma, Cats, and Dogs all make supportive and attentive audiences! Winning isn’t an event, it’s a habit! What you do now will shape how you do on February 25th!

Noteable Events
* Verdi’s Falstaff Feb 24-26 UK Opera Theatre Lexington Opera House *Into The Woods March 29-31 SCAPA Lexington Opera House *Thoroughly Modern Millie April 19, 20, 22, 29 UK Theatre Department Guignol Theatre *Festival of Choirs Shiloh Baptist Church April 28, 4PM Singletary Center *Opera@ Cinemark See for compelete listings/dates

PAYMENT REMINDER: A number of students have frequently been as much as a month overdue for lessons on a regular basis. Please remember that you can either pay weekly at your lesson or pay at the beginning of the month for the entire month. If this is a problem please let me know. There have been a few times where quite a few were behind at the same time and while it may not seem like much to one person when 5-6 students get behind like that, it begins to cause a hardship for me. I appreciate your cooperation. Sheet Music: A number of students have been enjoying studying music which I’ve downloaded at I welcome and encourage the study of this music from this website, but it has become quite an expense for me to purchase and print so much of it for everyone. I did join their membership club for a year, which grants me a discount. I am willing to purchase and print the music, but starting this month, I will bill you for the purchase price of the music. Thanks! NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Congrats to studio members who’ve had great success recently. Will Atkins (Henry Clay) was selected to participate in the Jr. All-State Choir. Mara Minion, Eric Minion, Elliot Ferrier, and Alex Schwab (Lexington Catholic) who were selected to participate in the KY Sr. All-State Choir

Recommend a Friend- if you recommend a friend and they join my studio (Catholic or Private)you’ll get two lessons for free!!! Ask Craig for details.

Ali Hardin was recently the high score winner of the Miss Petit Mountain Proud pageant. She sang “I’ve Got the Sun In the Morning” from Annie Get Your Gun as her talent. Bridgette Kanz recently won $100 at a karaoke contest and will go on to compete for the $300 Grand Prize.

The Furman Young Artist Vocal Experience (June 24-29, 2012) is designed for talented solo singers and choristers ages 14-18 who perform song literature, oratorio, opera, and traditional musical theater. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through voice classes, master classes, small ensembles, musicianship classes, student recitals, faculty recitals and special topic sessions. Recreation and social activities are offered daily. Students may attend Furman Ask Craig for an Application. Deadline is May 1st, but we need to start preparing you NOW! Participants will be selected based upon application information and recommendation of their private voice teacher or choir director. Recommendations should be sealed and included with your application. Application deadline: May 1. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 15. Space is limited and may close prior to deadline. This is a great opportunity to work with fantastic faculty and have a lot of fun. I am a graduate of Furman, and I am planning to be there for part of program. I would love for as many as possible to if you are interested so we can get your application in.

VocalXP as residents or commuters. attend!!! Let’s talk about this ASAP

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