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Bill Alpert at the Hollywood Bowl
Apr 20

The Joy of Performing

By billalpert | Bill Alpert Journal , Events

One of the joys of being a musician is the ability to be part of a special experience for a live audience. Today’s Easter Service at the Hollywood Bowl was such an occasion for me. Sharing your music with 15,000 people at once may not happen every day, but when it does, it’s a unique thrill. And yes, performing can be stressful to be sure, but the transcendent moments when you’re truly in the zone, are the moments your remember.

Whether you are performing for thousands or just for a few friends, whether you’re paid for your work, or just performing for the love of it, being that musician in the center of a live performance is unlike anything else in day to day life.

Most of all, as a performer and a teacher it is an honor and privilege to be able to share great music with others. I always hope that my audience (and my students) understand the motive and spirit behind what I do. Music is transformative in every sense of the word. When all is said and done, making the world more beautiful is the ultimate legacy for a true musician of any level, age, or genre. It is our reason for being.

Nov 14

Winter Recital Reminder

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

It’s recital time! This year’s Winter recital will be held on: Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (rehearsal November 30 approx. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

Rehearsal for this year’s recital will be on Friday, November 30. The rehearsal will start approximately around 4:30 at the recital hall and we hope to finish up around 6:30ish. You will be given a rehearsal time slot during the month of November.

Remember our new studio location: Rehearsal and Performance will be held at 10722 Arrow Route, Suite 616; directions and map may be found here: 

Thanksgiving Week: Remember, no regular voice or violin lessons will be held during Thanksgiving week.

Happy Holidays,
Bill and Melanie Alpert
Jul 05

A Truly “Wicked” Master Class

By billalpert | Events

Eden Espinosa Master Class presented Broadway Experience

Be it an opera of Mozart or a scene from any current Broadway hit, a great score, polished singing and thoughtful acting are all integral to a convincing performance. So found a contingent of young Alpert studio students and alumni who participated in a recent master class presented by Eden Espinosa in conjunction with Broadway Experience.

Kudos to all of our students who attended and/or performed at the event. It was a great opportunity to learn from a well known performer at the top of her game. Ms. Espinosa’s insights received rave reviews from all in attendance. We’re all indebted to her as well as Sergio Mejia who led a dance workshop.

Thanks to Broadway Experience for hosting the event and to Debbie Jackson for providing the photos in this slide show.

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

Jun 05

Inland Idol Update

By billalpert | Events , Student News

Update: A hearty round of congratulations to eleven year old Genevieve Ellis (who recently participated along with 30 other finalists) in the Inland Idol competition last Sunday. Genevieve advanced through a field of some 600 performers, aged 7-18 who entered the competition and took second place in her age category. Kudos, Genevieve.

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

May 03

Hear My Song

By Melanie Alpert | Events

Hear My Song Event Flyer •  Presented by Broadway Experience

Hear My Song Event Flyer

Please join The Alpert Studio and Broadway Experience for an intimate evening of contemporary musical theater by Jason Robert Brown, presented in concert version. This musical celebration will include selections from Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Thirteen, Parade and selected songs from the Jason Robert Brown library.

This production will feature many students and alumni of the Alpert Studio. These exciting and polished performers have won acclaim and awards for their singing including several who have been semi-finalists in the prestigious Los Angeles County Music Center Spotlight Awards.

I am very proud of this production, while not a kid’s show and includes mature themes, I urge everyone above the age of 12 to attend. Please forward the attached event flyer (link above) to everyone you know!

Hear My Song
The Works of Jason Robert Brown

Presented by Broadway Experience • Barbara Hinrichsen, General Director
Production directed by Melanie Alpert with assistant Directors Brandon Alpert and Cesar Quintero

Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday May 24 at 1:00pm

All performances at: The Theatre Company • 1400 N. Benson Avenue, Upland, CA 91786

For information call (909) 982-5736

Presented by Broadway Experience • Non Profit 510(c3). Our thanks to Jason Robert Brown who graciously extended permission for this public performance.

May 03

Georgia Stitt Master Class for High School Students

By billalpert | Studio News

Award winning composer and lyricist (and the wife of Jason Robert Brown) Georgia Stitt will be offering a May 16 master class at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Alpert Studio students have received a special invitation to participate without audition in this event. All studio participants will have the opportunity to perform.

Interested students should sumbit this Master Class Application by May 6. Full information about this event can be found in this document.

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