Student Achievements
2020 --COVID 19 cancelled recitals, theatrical performances, competitions, etc.

Alum Kerry Knuppe is playing Ruby in the movie, All Those Small Things!​

Astrid graduated from the Julliard Pre-College Program. She also video-entered The 5th Manhattan International Music Competition, with winners to be announced Oct 31 and the concert taking place 8 January 2021​​

Maddy graduated with her degree in Stage Management.​​

Alum Curt Simpson started “Friday Live at Five from the CLR-Theatre”, a live-streaming solo vocal concert​​ online.

Alum and sound engineer Randall Streiffert prepared the audio tracks for Curt.

Alum Pablo Romero-Ordenano created a great musical video that was aired on​​ Opera on Tap online on Saturday, July 18.


Tay performed as a guitarist/vocalist with four different rock bands, including Love Stallion and Hot Apostles.​​

Erin, Stephanie, Tay, Alex and Pablo gave a great recital in December.

Matt Murphy​​ recorded the first three songs of his country-western album.

Alum William Mason II recorded six songs for his initial album release.​​

Erin Cooper sang at the Musicians Society's 100th Anniversary Celebration.​​​

, Stephanie,Eryn, Tay, and Catherine gave a great recital in May.

Alexa performed a Senior Recital culminating and celebrating her vocal studies in May.​

Astrid won First Place for 14-16 year-olds in the ENKOR International Vocal Competition in March.​ She was accepted to the Juilliard Summer Music Program in Florida, and  was also accepted for the Juilliard Pre-College program for fall.

On May 23, my former student Pablo Alberto Romero-Ordenana sang arias and duets from famous operas at the Sanchez Aquilar Theatre in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in a joint recital with soprano Viviana Rodriguez.​​


Alum Hannah Richter, now a professional singer/actor, performed in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, through the middle of October. A reviewer said:“Saving best for last is Richter whose extensive work in musicals belies her amazing facility as a nightclub chanteuse born a generation or two too late. From her first solo with a liquid The Way You Look Tonight to her measured phrase-by-phrase delivery of My Funny Valentine, her work is worth the price of admission.”

Alum Heidi Deisch's (now a music teacher in Ireland), ​exam students all got Distinctions (12) or Honours/Merits (10, depending on their exam board). And one of her students also got the High Achiever Award from The Royal Irish Academy of Music!

Maddy S. is currently studying at CU Boulder to get a BFA in Theatre Design, Technology, and Management, focusing on stage management.

Astrid W. sang at the Dreamland Charity-Gala for UNICEF in the Theater an der Wien in Austria, recently. She did Moon River with the Amadeus choir, and Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume, as a solo with a duet at the end. 

Alexa B. sang for the Arizona NATS District Student Auditions, in all three categories, coming away with an Honorable Mention in Classical singing! The 17-18 year old categories are the largest of all of the categories (34 entrants), and extremely difficult to place in! Congratulations, Alexa!​​

Matt Murphy has been singing and playing guitar duets​ in Country-Western venues. He is working on creating his own material in addition to recording cover songs!

​​Catherine sang and her husband Joel accompanied her on guitar for a Korean wedding in Louisville on Oct 29!
​​e AZ State NATS Student Auditions in Classical, Jazz, and CCM categories.

​​Astrid, in June, won the 1st Arts Award scholarship to the Amadeus International School in Vienna, Austria, which she will attend starting this fall. In July, she received the Performance Award from the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy. Following her week at in NYC at the Broadway Artist Alliance program, she spent a week coaching with Jane Klaviter from the Metropolitan Opera, before singing in two performances in New York in early August with the other three winners, all college graduates and two in graduate school.

Astrid competed at the MTNA SW Division in Las Vegas as the AZ State Representative in Senior Voice; the Cal-West NATS Regionals in Salt Lake City in January--winning the opportunity to enter the National competition, online; the AZ State NATS Auditions in January--winning 1st place in Classical, with Honorable Mentions in both Musical Theatre and CCM for her jazz singing. She sang in the Winners' Concert following the awards.

Ireland competed in the AZ​​ State NATS Auditions in January--winning 3rd place in Classical, with Honorable Mention in  Musical Theatre. In October she was in Seussical at Brophy Prep HS as a “Who”!

Elena was the set designer for her high school play.​​

Dan, StephanieBernadette,Catherine, Tay, & Erin gave a recital in May


Astrid, Alexa, & Ireland sang in the East Valley NATS MT/CCM Student Auditions in November and gave a recital in December.

Catherine, Elena, Tay, Eryn, & Erin gave a recital in October.

Astrid played Betty Parris in The Crucible in Oct.

Alexa played Grandmother in ​​​​The Sparrow  at AZ School for the Arts in Nov.

Elena played ​​Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Highlands Ranch HS in Nov.

Astrid's two weeks in NYC at the Broadway music theatre camp, she impressed Broadway coach Celeste Simone, had callbacks and signed contracts with Bohemia Group--in both LA and their NYC branch.

Tay and Eryn's rock band, the Hot Apostles, released a new album.

Kerry K continues to work as a principal movie actress in Hollywood.

Erin graduated with her Masters in Vocal Performance.​

Alum Blair gave her Graduate School recital at the end of March, finishing her MM in Vocal Performance shortly afterward from the Un of Michigan.

​​New student
Elena has sung the National Anthem for multiple sports events.

Astrid played Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream at North High School in March.

Ireland sang in the East Valley Music Teachers Association's Spring Recital.

Alexa, Astrid, and Ireland all sang in the Cal-West NATS Regional Student Auditions in January. Astrid won second place in her Classical category and participated then in the National NATS Student Auditions by submitting a video.


Astrid was cast as Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Ernest, performing in November.

Alexa, Astrid, and Ireland all sang in the AZ NATS Musical Theatre Auditions in November.

Astrid was cast as Mother Swan for Honk and Chloe sang in the Honk ensemble for YouTheatre. 

Ireland was cast as Taylor McKassie in High School Musical and Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast at St Theresa's.

Alexa was cast as Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors at ASA, and as dance captain in Pippin.

Alum Blair attended the Summer Vocology Institute at NCVS in Salt Lake City. She is completing her Master's degree at Michigan in Vocal Performance.​​

​​Astrid and Ireland attended Broadway camps in NYC in July/August.

Alum Katherine sang backup for Sandi Patty and was asked to audition for the Tennessee Opera.

Heidi was awarded her second Masters degree in Ireland in Vocal Performance.​​ She directed Annie(Jr) and Mamma Mia in Spain at a summer singing camp. Following that, she was hired to teach full-time vocal music at an academy in Ireland.

Alum Zelda performed in Les Miserables and Pops at Denver School of the Arts.​​ She was also cast as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz performed in July.
Ireland and Astrid sang in the AZ NATS Classical Auditions in February, with Astrid being awarded third place.

Alum Maddy played the lead inCopacabana​​ at GWHS in Denver.

Tay and Eryn toured with their band, Hot Apostles.​​


Gigi played the part of the main male lead, Marius, in a student version of Les Miserables with the Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids in June; she also played Grace in Annie in August; and auditioned for DSA.

Ireland &Alexa took part in The Magic of Musical Theatre at Mesa Community College, with some solos along with ensemble work.

Alexa performed in the chorus of The Wiz at the Mesa Arts Center in September.

Tay and Eryn, with their band Hot Apostles, were the lead picture for Westword’s article on their Music Showcase on 6/20; they toured multiple states during the summer.

Astrid spent a week in theatre camp at Gammage Theatre in downtown Phoenix

Julia sang both French and Spanish songs in performance at the British International School in Denver
​Former student Pablo Romero has earned his Masters degree in vocal performance at CSU and is performing operatic tenor leads in multiple locations.

Gigi and Ireland were accepted to summer musical theatre camps on Broadway in NYC in July.

​Tay, Eryn, Erin, Catherine, and Savannah
 performed in the May 2015 recital in Denver.

Maddy was an angel called Purity in the dance corps in Anything Goes produced by GWHS in Denver at the end of February. She has also lettered in theatre at GWHS.


​​Maddy, Tay, and Erin performed in the November in Denver recital on Nov 17, 2015.

Sabrina, Zelda, and Anna received Honors Awards from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program for the highest marks in their categories in our region.

Steve, Charles, and Catherine sang in the DAMTA Musicale in April 2014

Catherine, Tay, Eryn, William, Lynne, Sabrina, and Steve ​​performed in the Heartfelt Jazz recital on Feb 14, 2014

Anna completed Level 1 of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program assessments, being awarded certificates of excellence for both top of her region and top of the state of Colorado. She was also selected to sing with Colorado's first annual Middle School All-State Choir.​

Alex entered the Hal Leonard Music Theatre Competition 2014.​​

Alex, Eryn, Emily, Maddy, Sabrina all sang for the CO-WY NATS Auditions Mar 29, 2014.​​
Emily, Alex, & Sabrina sang in the DAMTA Musicale in February 2014.

Maddy is in the GWHS Jazz Choir (highest group) as a sophomore, and played the jail matron and dance chorus in Hairspray.​ She appeared in the GWHS fall play, Almost, Maine, as a main character, as well.

​​The following performed in the Winter Wonderland recital in November 2013:
Alex, Maddy, Elijah, Tay, Eryn, LouAnn, Catherine accompanied by her husband Joel, and Nancy

Anna, Alex, and Maddy sang in the DAMTA Musicale in November.

Maddy and Alex sang in the DAMTA Musicale in October.​​​​​​

Eryn was asked to join Opera and Beyond in September, and will perform for Children's Hospital and the Halloween Howl, along with Nancy, William, and Julia of this studio.

Maddy won 4 parts in the GWHS production ofJulius Caesar.

Alex, Emily, Tomomi, Sabrina, and her father performed at the DAMTA Musicale at Schmitt Music in May.

Linda, Hela, and William auditioned for X-Factor, and William made it to the second level.

Hela won a $1500 scholarship for the summer program at the NY Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Catherine, Linda, William, Maddy, Anna, Zelda,  Eryn, Tay, Emily, Nyssa, Hela, Julia, and Lorraine performed in Spring Fling in May.

Emily will be attending DU for the Lamont School of Music vocal department.

Nyssa will be attending Northern Illinois for theatre.​​​​ 
Anna sang as a guest performer at the Denver School for the Arts' guitar recital. She played Mrs. TV, plus two other roles in Charley and the Chocolate Factory in July.

Sabrina performed on guitar at DSA's department recital.​​ She also sang and accompanied herself on guitar in the May DAMTA Musicale. She took the Level 2 RCMDP Assessments in August.

Zelda performed in DSA's Broadway Bound concert.​​
Maddy, Emily, Will, and Nyssa--all participated in the CO-WY NATS Auditions. Will won second place in Music Theatre Category 18.

Anna and Zelda did their first Royal Conservatory Music Development Program performance assessments in June.​​

Blair, alumna, gave her Senior Voice Recital at Denver University.​​ Alumna Erin gave her Junior Voice Recital at the University of Northern Colorado. Alumna Heidi gave her Junior Recital at the University of Wyoming and studied in Italy.
Tay​, LouAnn, Melba, Will, Steve, Jonathan, Annette, Tomomi--all performed in Jazz Under the Palms

J​​onathan's band, the Leghounds, won the Battle of the Bands in Greeley and perform regularly.They have songs on I-Tunes.

Tay and Eryn's rock band, the Hot Apostles, performs all over the state.​​ They released a CD in June.
Sabrina  performed as acoustic guitarist in DSA's spring production of Avenue Q. She and her dad also performed for the DAMTA Ensemble Musicale in February.

Emily won the part of Marty  and Dance Captain in Chatfield's spring musical Grease.​​

Maddy won a chorus position in GWHS's Fiddler on the Roof.​


Sabrina sang for the October DAMTA Musicale, and won the part of acoustic guitarist in DSA's spring production of Avenue Q.

Alum Jonathan returned for lessons after his Afghanistan tour and started college​​, immediately winning the part of Riley at UNC's Parade.

Zelda sang for the November DAMTA Musicale.​

Tay, Eryn, Hela, Sabrina, alum Nick and Lorraine all performed in the DAMTA Musicale on July 29.

Julia, a music teacher with a Master's degree, joined the Opera and Beyond company in July.
Leah, a violin major at DSA, auditioned for the jazz singing group 4 Square, and was accepted for fall!

Emily was not only Lucille in Thoroughly Modern Millie, but also in the school play at the same time. She has been accepted into her school's highest mixed choir, Chantones, and has the part of Carla and Gestapo #2 in Rose of Treason. She also was accepted into her high school's Improv Group. She sang for the CSMTA SPA Artist level competition in June 2012. On a Performance Audition cruise, Em won 2nd place in her category for Monologue and Cold Read.

Maddy performed as Mrs. Mayor in Hamilton's production of Seussical.  She sang for the October DAMTA Musicale.

Andra sang the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, plus cabaret presentations in Cripple Creek. She continues to run her own voice studio.

Sabrina, Kayleigh, Leah, and Lorraine participated in the CO-WY NATS Auditions in April.​


Andra has been performing in a show in the mountains and doing multiple gigs caroling during December, as well as teaching her own voice students.

Hela has become the "Go-To" girl for A Capella (no accompaniment) singing of the National Anthem! She sings it at all of her school's volleyball games, for a televised football game, for an assembly of 2000, and even  performed it for the Nuggets!

William auditioned for the television show, The Voice, in Dallas​​, using his own compositions.

Maddy, Sabrina, Leah, and Anna performed for the DAMTA scholarship fundraiser Spookathon​​.

Rose made the cut from 75 to 18 people performing in the Overland Talent Show​.

Louise performs regularly at Swallow Hill.
Lorraine completed her BM in Vocal Performance at Metro and is continuing her studies

Leah is prepping for a career in opera, while a violin major at DSA

Kris sings jazz at Charlie Brown's regularly

Emily,  Kayleigh, Keil, Sabrina, Lorraine--all are prepping for NATS Auditions next April

Emily was selected for Jefferson County's All-County Honor Choir, was awarded a soprano solo in her high school choir, as well as the role of Lucille in Thoroughly Modern Millie!​​

John is preparing the role of Otello (Verdi) for the Rocky Mountain Opera Company production next fall; is singing with his wife in two concerts in Colorado Springs this fall; sings at all RMOC performances for retirement homes, schools, and hospitals

Katherine has a producer wanting her to write songs for his company
Dixie is studying to become a voice-over actor

Anna is prepping audition for Denver School for the Arts and was selected for the Denver City-Wide Choir

Maddy cast as the Mathematician in Hamilton JR HS play, The Phantom Tollbooth 

Nick--accepted to the film school at Chapman University Fall 2011

Tasha-- accepted into Colorado Academy's Chanteurs (top choir group) Fall 2011

Emily-- sang the National Anthem six times for all of the major games of the Opening Day of Ken Caryl's Little League

Sabrina--performed in BMS Students' Recital

Sabrina, Kayleigh, Sadie, Zelda, Maddy, Doug, Louise, Rose, Will, Tasha, Leah--performed in DAMTA Musicales

William--performed on the Main Stage in Pride Festival; has original compositions and performances online; was also selected to audition for the television show "The Voice"!

Mollie, Cara, and Rose--in cast of Aida at Overland HS Spring 2011

Zelda, Sabrina, Leah-- all accepted into the Denver School for the Arts Fall 2011

Nick, Tasha, Summer--in CO-WY NATS Auditions April 2; Nick (HS Sr) placed 2nd in Level 4 (college freshman) Musical Theatre category

Alum Pablo--released his fist operatic album, Once Upon a Winter, available on Amazon.

​Alum Blair--
3rd Pl in MT Level 7, Honorable Mention CLassical Level 7 at NATS; cast as Zita in DU's Suor Angelica, prepping for a career in opera

Alum Melissa--Honorable Mention Classical Level 11 at NATS 

Alums Claire and Ellie--in Opera Colorado's Rusalka, Cenerentolla

Alum Cynthia--performed her original songs at Herman's Hideaway in March; at Toad in Littleton in August

Alum Jonathan--accepted to the University of Northern Colorado after serving several years in Iraq

Alum Erin--accepted into University of Northern Colorado's Music Theatre Dept

Alum Heidi--performed full solo recital at University of Wyoming​​


Anthony was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He had performed on Broadway in New York as a child in Nine and in The Christmas Carol.

Nick and Erin - participated in the 2010 Colorado/Wyoming NATS Auditions April 10 at DU.  Nick won second place in Classical Level 1 for High School Men. He also auditioned West Central Regional NATS Auditions in November. 

and Ellie sang in Opera Colorado's chorus for Tosca in April.
Claire also sang in OC's La Boheme in Novermber. Alum Pablo sang multiple art song/aria recitals during the summer.

Lydia was accepted to Bryn-Mawr and is singing in the Bi-Co Chorale there.
Annette and Lou Ann presented Chansons d'Amour, an evening of French arias, art songs, and cabaret songs on St. Valentine's Day at Broadway Music School.
Maddy--Ruth in The Stuck Pot at Hamilton Middle School in February; Lisa, the tv producer of a cooking show in  "A Nose for the News".
Erin-- Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Overland HS in March.  Accepted into Music Department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mollie-Mathilda in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Overland HS in March. In the fall play, as well.

Rose--in the fall play at Overland HS.
Nick-- the head waiter, Stanley, in Hello, Dolly! at Wheat Ridge HS in March and Brian inAll Shook Up at the Arvada Center in August.

Meghan-- Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace at the Jewish Community Center in July.

William--performed his own composition to track he created at the December studio recital to great acclaim.
Alum-Cynthia performed at the Buffalo Rose in Golden in February,  the Larimer Lounge in March, Gothic's Ladies Night Out in April.
Alum Rick is performing his own popular compositions regularly at multiple venues.

Alum-Mark--pianist with jazz improvisation group at Denver University.

Alum-Blair-singing in Suor Angelica, trip to Italy to sing in summer.

Alums-Heidi and Blair--
competing at CO/WY NATS Auditions in April.

Alum Kerry--in the cast of the TV movie The Craigslist Killer


Ellie gave a voice workshop for the Golden Concert Choir in December. She is a regular member of Opera Colorado's ensemble.

Nick is in the top choir and jazz group at Wheat Ridge HS and has the role of Head Cook in Hello, Dolly there.

Lou Ann, Claire, Ellie, and Allison
all performed at Confluence Concert in Golden.

Alumni student Hannah R is attending Interlochen for her senior year, and is considering Julliard.

Melissa  did a wonderful job as Marianne in Tartuffe for UNC’s Opera Scenes on Oct 16 & 17 in the Hensel-Phelps Theatre at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley!

Cynthia 's first original EP album, {EP}ic had its official release on September 15, 2009, and has been selling well. She's also been featured on more online and terrestrial radio and is preparing for much more live performing this fall and winter.

Lydia and Erin are both in their high school Honors Choirs, and Erin is also in the jazz group.

Mollie is in the Trebelaires at her high school.

Louise is a professional actress working to improve her voice for musicals.

Samantha was invited to join the Denver School for the Arts’ Vocal Department this year.


Hannah R. won First Place at the Metropolitan State College Singers Competition in October. She also won First Place in younger HS Women's Classical Division at the CO/WY NATS Auditions in April.

Blair W. won First Place in older HS Women's Mutsical Theatre and 2nd Place in the Classical Division at the CO/WY NATS Auditions in April.

Pablo R. sang Nemorino in the Loveland Opera Theatre's production of Elixir of Love, and competed in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.

Mary Claire S. performed in Madama Butterfly and The Pearl Fishers as part of Opera Colorado’s ensemble.

Cynthia D. has been in a dozen auditions and accepted parts in several movies. She was one of only 9 finalists in Los Angeles in the “Wanna Be Wicked” competition for walk-on parts in Wicked…but she was too good! An agent told her afterward that she would have out-shone some of the leads, a no-no for a walk-on! She’s also been in call-backs at Arvada Center, no mean feat when competing against Equity performers. She recently finished a musical, The Night of the Singing Dead. and she is currently in rehearsals for Performance Now's production of Crazy for You, a Gershwin evening, as a Follies Girl. She was in callbacks for Fiddler and is next auditioning for Evita. Cynthia has recorded and released three original songs on I-tunes.

Erin M. had the part of the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and was cast as Rusty (2nd female principal) in Footloose at Overland HS.She received all scores in the 90's at the CO/WY NATS Auditions in April '09. She has been accepted at Perry Mansfield Music and Theatre Camp for the summer, and was awarded a scholarship and work-study.

Nick L. was in The Crucible at Wheatridge HS.; performed in the NATS Honors Recital in October; competed in the 3rd Annual Metro State Young Colorado Singers Vocal Competition; was cast as the Wizard in Once Upon a Mattress at Wheat Ridge H.S.; Nick won 1st Place in H.S. Men's Musical Theatre and 2nd Place in Classical at the CO/WY NATS Auditions in April '09

Matt M. was hired to sing solos for two weddings this fall.

Richard S. is now paid soloist at two churches and will be putting his cd on I-tunes, soon.

Mollie M was an Ensemble member in Footloose at Overland HS.

LouAnn V. sings regularly as lead for her barbersop quartet.

Lydia I. sings with the Intermediate Girls Choir, Seraphim, at East HS.

Char R. is auditioning for the Greeley Chorale.

Carson ZB was in Denver School of the Arts’ Opera Scenes!

Samantha W. auditioned for Denver School of the Arts in January '09. She was cast as Mrs Mugglewump in her school musical, Under the Willow Tree. She is on the waiting list for DSA.


Lydia I. and Talya Z. were in the Intermediate Girls Choir, Seraphim, at East HS. Talya took AP Music Theory and Lydia had a solo in East H.S. Seraphim’s a cappella project.

Heidi D. and Hannah R. were selected as regional finalists and went to New York City in May for the National Classical Singer Scholarship Finals!

Hannah also played Miss Dorothy in Cherry Creek’s Thoroughly Modern Millie; won Honorable Mention, participated in a Master Class, and sang at the Winners Concert of the Second Annual Competition for Young Colorado Musicians at Metropolitan State College on Oct 27; got Honorable Mentions in both Classical and Musical Theatre Level 2 (HS girls 9-11th grades), in April at the CO/WYO NATS Auditions; was selected to be in Cherry Creek HS’s two top vocal groups, Meistersingers and Union Street Jazz Singers, for her junior year in fall. She spent the summer at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp.

Heidi D. was in the Denver School of the Arts jazz choir and the top singing group, 4 Squared, made All-State Choir which performed in Fort Collins in February; won 5th place in Level 1 High School Girls at the NATS West Central Regional Auditions, and gave a truly impressive performance at the High School Master Class at UNC in Greeley on Nov 2. She gave an hour-plus Senior Recital at DSA in April for which she was responsible for all aspects of the program, recruiting assistants, writing arrangements for groups who participated, etc. After she graduated in May, she left for the University of Wyoming to study voice.

Emeri N., 10, auditioned for DSA. Nine-year-old Samantha W. was selected to sing in her talent show at school in April and did a great job, according to fellow Bill Roberts School student Emeri.

Jonathan R. was cast as the BEAST in Beauty & The Beast at Overland HS; made All State Jazz Choir (got the Highest Tenor marks), performing a solo and with his group at Broadmoor at the end of January; made All State Choir where he had a gospel solo; sang on a Cruise Ship in March in Orlando with the Overland HS Jazz Choir which won a trophy in there in a competition; and won first in All-State Barbershop. Jonathan was in the play "Arsenic and Lace" , was Vice President of Thespians, and was in three choirs. He received a choir award, won a trophy with his Barbershop quartet, and his Jazz choir sang at the Jazz Festival at UNC. For graduation, he was selected to sing a solo, “Go the Distance” from Hercules, for the ceremony at DU. After graduation he won the part of Collins in Rent performed at Rangeview HS this summer. He then joined the US Army.

Erin M. was Madame de la Grande Bouche/Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast at Overland HS, and won positions for her junior year in the two top choirs at Overland H.S.--Jazz Choir and Cecilians. She also had the part of Roger’s Mom in Rent produced at Rangeview HS this summer.

Claire G. was cast in Boulder Dinner Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. She was the highest pitched singer in the girls’ trio and the understudy for the lead female role Audrey.

Amalia R. & Blair W. did a great job of their solo roles in Parade at DSA. The cast was been honored by being chosen to perform in the Thespian competition. Seniors in the fall, Blair and Amalia were also both selected to be in Denver School for the Arts’ top small vocal jazz group, 4-Squared. Blair was given the role of Margot in DSA’s opera scenes, is also in DSA’s Chorale for next year, and spent the summer at two music camps at DePauw University and Brevard University, while Amalia participated in the DSA acting department’s trip to Scotland for the On the Fringe theatre festival.

Eric V. auditioned in Fresno, CA, for the Univision (Spanish TV) “Objetivo Fama 5” in late October and won 1st Place, and was then interviewed on 3 different tv shows.

Lindsay C. played a huge part in East's fall production. She was in charge of costumes for East Theater Company's production of MacBeth, played a huge part in building the sets, and did some of the makeup during the productions. On a cruise, she sang karaoke AND she and her mother were invited by the pianist in the sing-a-long bar to get up on his platform with him and sing two songs from Wicked--“Popular” and “What Is This Feeling”.

Nick L. was part of the cast of The Importance of Being Ernest, the fall play at Wheat Ridge High School, was in the Chamber Chorale, singing tenor. He was moved to baritone second semester and inducted into the elite jazz group, the Singers, at the end of his freshman year. He received Honorable Mention in the Classical Division in Level 1 of the CO/WYO NATS Auditions in April. He then auditioned at the Arvada Center and was awarded the role of Zach in the summer production of High School Musical.

Max & Ellie S. performed in December in the chorus of the Aurora Fox’s presentation of Dicken’s The Christmas Carol.

Mary Claire S. was selected for the Classical semi-finals in the West Central NATS Auditions (4 states) in Level 14B in Nov 3 at UNC in Greeley. She was asked to join the ensemble for Opera Colorado’s Don Pasquale in February. At the CO/WYO NATS Auditions in April, she placed third in Level 14B (Adult) Musical Theatre.

Pablo R., who moved to Ft Collins, won 1st place in the 14B Classical category at the CO/WYO NATS Auditions. He also won the lead in The Magic Flute produced by Loveland Opera Theatre, and sang in the LOT Annual Gala.

Kalyn T, graduated from the Baccalaureate program at GWHS and received an appointment to the Air Force Academy, where she will be on the soccer team. She also competed in the Miss Asian-American contest in Denver.

John Ostander recorded a cd of “Besame mucho” for a surprise gift to his fiancé at his wedding over LaborDay weekend