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May 06

Alpert Studio at the 2012 SMAC-LA Graduation

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Congratulations to Violin Studio students Zachary Rustenburg, Sarah Pastor and Jessica Chao upon being their participation with the SMAC-LA 2012 Graduation, in Los Angeles.

Sarah Pastor and Zachary Rustenburg, The Alpert Studio of Voice and Violin

Sarah Pastor and Zachary Rustenburg at 2012 SMAC-LA Graduation



2012 Twinkler Graduates on Stage, Zipper Hall, Colburn School of Music

2012 Twinkler Graduates on Stage, Zipper Hall, Colburn School of Music

Jan 13

Kelly Muller is Spotlight Semi-Finalist

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Kelly Muller makes semi finals of Los Angeles County Music Center Spotlight Auditions

Kelly Muller Semi-Finalist at LA County Music Center Spotlight Auditions

Congratulations to Studio student Kelly Muller who was selected to participate as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Los Angeles County Music Center’s Spotlight Awards program. She was one of 15 semi-finalists who were selected from a field of over 430 students.

We’re are proud to say that Kelly is the 7th such semi-finalist to represent The Alpert Studio over the course of 7 years.

Let’s all wish her good luck and “break a leg” for the finals, which will be held in February. Good job, Kelly!

Jan 13

Join the Alpert Studio and the Metropolitan Opera

By billalpert | The Kitchen Sink

Join us in Ontario on Saturday, January 21

Please Join the Alpert Studio for an extraordinary, glowingly reviewed compilation opera -as it’s broadcast live from the Met!

Featuring the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters,and a story drawn from Shakespeare, this is something that all of our students and families should not miss. In “The Enchanted Island” the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on the other-worldly island of The Tempest. The work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others. With an all-star cast featuring Placido Domingo and many current stars of opera, this is a must see!

Hope to see each and every one of you there, to experience this unique and special opportunity to see The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD.

Saturday morning January 21st, at 9:55 am, at the Ontario Mills AMC 30. Running time is 3 hrs 40 mins.

For event information click here. Ticket information here.

(Tickets can be purchased at the door or online for $22 adults /$18 children up to 12. Also, AMC staff has been known to accept AMC movie passes at the door, but don’t count on it.)

Apr 24

Broadway Musical Returns to Upland at the Grove

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Urinetown Lives!

Urinetown The Musical

Back by popular demand, this stellar production will now be able to be seen for nine more performances at the Grove Theater in Upland. With brilliant score, book and cast, this production is not to be missed!

The Grove Theater – 276 E. Ninth, Upland CA
(909) 920-4343.

Friday and Saturday May 21 and 22 at 7:29 p.m.
Sunday May 23 at 2:00

Friday and Saturday May 28 and 29 at 7:29 p.m.
Sunday May 30 at 2:00

Friday and Saturday June 4 and 5 at 7:29 p.m.
Sunday June 6 at 2:00.

The Grove Theater – 276 E. Ninth, Upland CA
(909) 920-4343.

Call the box office (909) 920-4343 for ticket prices and reserve your tickets today

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Oct 02

Making Friends Everywhere

By billalpert | Events , The Kitchen Sink

Friends of the Studio The Pacific Trio perform in Rybnik, Poland

Our dear friends John Walz, Edie Orloff and Roger Wilke write:

Greetings from Europe. We are having a wonderful tour with the Pacific Trio. We have done concerts in Poland and Germany so far, tomorrow we are in France, then back to Germany. We finish up in Munich, playing at the Gasteig, which is the release concert for our new CD of American works.

This, the latest of many European tours by The Pacific Trio, brings home to us the universal nature of music. A great performance of live music will capture the imagination of people across any culture, social class, political or religious belief. Our performing artists have done much to promote understanding and cooperation across the far corners of the Earth.

Frequently we see the world in a distorted view of controversy, conflict and turmoil on TV and in newspapers. Yet as a race, humans share much more that connects us than separates us. Follow our intrepid three friends across the planet and you’ll find living rooms and auditoriums full of diverse audiences that celebrate the universality of great music.

In what city, country or continent could Gershwin’s Second Piano Prelude (arranged for trio) not melt your heart?

Jun 21

Eden Espinosa Master Class

By billalpert | The Kitchen Sink

Eden Espinosa from the cast of Wicked

Alpert Studio Students are invited to participate in a musical theater master class for dance and vocal performance, presented by noted Broadway star Eden Espinosa and choreographer Sergio Mejia.

Eden Espinosa began singing at the age of three and performing at age five.1 After graduating from Canyon High School, she worked at local theme parks prior to being discovered by the BKLYN casting director. Espinosa worked on creating the title role of the musical at the Denver Civic Theatre for nearly two years. Prior to BKLYN’s Broadway run at the Plymouth Theatre, Eden made her Broadway debut in the original company of Stephen Schwartz‘s musical Wicked, where she understudied Idina Menzel’s Elphaba. Espinosa departed Wicked in August, 2004. BKLYN began its Broadway run on October 24, 2004 and closed on June 26, 2005. (extracted from Wikipedia)

Presented by Broadway Experience
Adult class (14 & up) Sunday, June 28th at 3:00pm
Youth class (7 thru 13) Monday, June 29th at 10:00am
Participant Fee: $65.00

The Studio Theater • 1400 N. Benson Ave., Upland CA

For information call (909) 982-5736 •

By reservation only. Sign up early for this very special event, as class sizes are strictly limited

May 28

Alpert Studio student is an Inland Idol

By billalpert | The Kitchen Sink

Congrats to eleven year old Genevieve Ellis who recently was selected as one of 30 finalists participating in the upcoming Inland Idol competition this Sunday. Genevieve advanced through a field of some 600 performers, aged 7-18 who entered the competition. Please come out and support one of your fellow students this Sunday.

Judges Joe Randeen (left) and Earl Richards during semi finals


Where: La Mirada Performing Arts Center, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $14 each,
Information:, 951-371-5239

Apr 21

Studio Singers Take Home Prizes

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Pictured: Mercedes Machado and Eryn Moore

Congratulations to vocal students Mercedes Machado and Eryn Moore for their recent accomplishments at the recent San Bernardino County Music Educators Solofest Competition. Both singers advanced to the competition finals and ultimately took first place in their respective age divisions.

As winners they are awarded full scholarships to the prestigious summer music camp at Idyllwild. This coveted prize has been enjoyed by many studio students in the past, all giving rave reviews to the experience.

Congratulations to all students who participated in this event, and heartfelt thanks to our friend, pianist and accompanist Janet Noll for her invaluable support.

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