A number of Preparatory voice students found success at the Maryland/D.C. National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Audition. Hayden Spitzer placed first and Elisabeth Stevens placed third in the Youth Division. Laura Stanell was second place in the Lower High School Division. Additionally, Addison Cleybour, Autumn DeCosmo, and Jasmine Mays-Robinson all qualified to move on the the regional competition later this year.
Preparatory cellist Joseph Mostwin will appear in the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s Rising Stars! concert featuring the winners of the statewide Young Artist Competition. Mostwin competed and won last November, and on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 pm, the concert for the winners will be held at St. Johns College Key Auditorium. Mostwin will play Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.
The Community Chorus of Peabody was featured on the “Coffee With” segment on WJZ. The video talked about their upcoming projects and the importance of community music making. The choir is led by Kristen Toedtman.
Preparatory soprano Laura Stanell, who studies with Carol Cavey-Miles, was the first place winner for the Senior Division for voice in the AAMS International Competition, a unique competition for Elementary, Middle and High School Students held on Saturday, October 27, in Bethesda Maryland. On November 4, she participated in the Schmidt Vocal Competition in New York, where she was selected as a Finalist and also named Best Sophomore.
Preparatory voice faculty artist Daniel Neer sings French Soldier #1 in the Washington National Opera production of Silent Night by Conservatory faculty artist Kevin Puts, which opens on Saturday, November 10, in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. There will be a number of other performances throughout November, and before each performance will be opera insights that take patrons behind the scenes of the opera.