Category Archives for "Studio News"

Nov 02

Last Minute Reminders

By billalpert | Events , Studio News , violin , voice

Just a quick reminder that our Winter Studio Recital will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at the studio Recital Hall on Arrow Route. All students are expected to participate. Rehearsal will be held on Friday, November 14, between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Your exact rehearsal slot will be assigned during your lesson.

Nov 02

Vocal Students Enjoy Recognition

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

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From a field of 62 young Southern California vocalists, only 16 were selected to participate in four different categories during the November 2 final round of the Intimate Opera Vocal Competition. The Alpert studio was represented by three singers in two separate categories: Child (8-13 years) and Junior (14-18 years). Scott Jacobson was honored with third place in the Child category. Sarah Jackson received the Encouragement Award and Michael Sturgis received second place in the Junior category.

This year’s Chaffey Joint Union High School District Solofest also was well represented by Alpert Studio students. Hannah Meisser and Maggie Anderson received second and third place, respectively, in the Broadway division of the competition.

Congratulations to all Studio students who participaged in these events.

Aug 21

Update for Vocal Students

By Melanie Alpert | Studio News , voice

Voice lessons will resume the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 2. If you have a Monday lesson time, your lessons will start on Monday September 8th. I am doing a lot of reorganizing of my studio and I need this extra week. All lessons will remain at the same time if I have not heard from you and/or you have not requested a different time. I am still working on scheduling and should have new schedules ready some time next week. I will email them out to you, plus a list of phone numbers in case you occasionally need to switch a lesson with another student. If you do not want your phone number on that list please let me know right away. If you need to change a permanent time slot you must let me know asap.

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Now it’s time to get back in the swing! I look forward to seeing and hearing all of you!

Aug 19

An Evening at Disney Hall

By billalpert | Studio News

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A cast of hundreds including studio student Cesar Quintero perform at Disney Hall

You couldn’t help but be inspired. The dramatic sweep of Vaughan Williams‘ 20th century cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem, covers the range of emotions from tender to majestic. To be in the middle of hundreds of soaring voices and full orchestra in the acoustically perfect setting of Walt Disney Concert Hall is an experience not to be forgotten.

Indeed, studio student Cesar Quintero was in the middle of it all, along with the Festival Choir and Orchestra of the Idyllwild Music Festival. It was a performance worthy of any concert hall in the world. And it was more impressive in light of the fact that this young ensemble of students could create such a polished performance of what is a very complex and technically brilliant concert piece.

Kudos to Cesar, along with the Idyllwild faculty and student body for their efforts. It was truly in inspirational evening.

Aug 12

In the News

By billalpert | New Category , Studio News , voice

alpertstudio.jpgAlpert Studio student Mercedes Machado, picutured with Melanie Alpert, as featured in the local press. Photo: David Bauman

After attending a special summer program at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, Mercedes Machado is making waves in the regional newspaper, the Press-Enterprise. Mercedes attended the musical theater program on a recent scholarship award from the San Bernardino County Music Educators Association.

We’re proud to see yet another studio student recognized for her accomplishments. We invite you to read the full article online. Kudos, Mercedes!

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