Summer Success for our Students!

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

It's been a really busy summer for CBY Music students! In between their lessons, they have been performing in musicals, attending intensive programs and preparing for auditions. We get tired just writing about it! Read on for our Summer 2019 round up...

Kassy in "Her Own Little Corner".

Our vocal student Kassy kicked off her busy summer of music study with an intensive program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

The week long program saw her working closely with RCM vocal coaches on technique, performance and repertoire.

New to the RCM world, Kassy was put through her paces and came back to the studio with lots of great ideas.

At the end of the week, she performed at the Conservatory in a final concert, singing her songs of study "In My Own Little Corner" from Cinderella and "The Stars Are With The Voyager" from the RCM Level 3 book. Well done Kassy!

Students get a kick out of KooGle.

CBY Music students had a "de-lovely" time at the end of July performing in Koogle Theatre's youth production of "Anything Goes". The Cole Porter classic was staged at Theatre Burlington and starred Kassy as the sassy lead, Reno Sweeney, and Carly as the sensitive, romantic ingenue, Hope Harcourt.

Long time CBY Music student Sean supported the leads with an indomitable performance of Eli Whitney, whilst Sadie shone as one quarter of Reno's Angels and as dance lead.

Maia, Luci and Adelaide provided depth and energy in the ensemble and contributed fantastic personality to their many varied characters throughout the show.

All students trained hard under the leadership and vision of Leslie Gray (Creative Director and Choreographer), Dustin Jodway (Director) and CBY Music's own Christian Bell-Young (Musical Director), and, as a result, worked even harder during their vocal lessons at the studio!

Well done to all 7 of our students, and indeed the rest of the cast, for taking part in such a wonderful show!

Omigod You Guys...

Annelise has had a really busy summer! She took a summer break from her singing lessons at the studio to take part in Drayton Entertainment's "Legally Blonde Jr".

The two week musical theatre program took place at the St. Jacob's Country Playhouse, giving Annelise and her fellow cast mates hands-on insight into how a musical is cast, rehearsed and performed while working with a professional creative team.

With Drayton mainstay Associate Artistic Director David Connolly directing and choreographing the production, the group performed a concert version of the famous Broadway show on August 23rd.

Annelise also performed a featured vocal solo in the JJ Dance Arts studio recital "Light Heavy Light" in July. She put in a lot of hard work during her singing lessons with us in the lead up to this much hyped concert at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Annelise performed "Praying" by Ke$ha atop a mezzanine floor, accompanying some fantastic contemporary choreography by her fellow dance studio team on the stage below.

Well done Annelise for all your accomplishments this summer!

Will knows the name of the game.

Congratulations to our Super Trouper student Will for his performance in Zamprogna Arts summer production of "Mamma Mia".

The five week long senior theatre intensive put Will through his paces in all aspects of theatre, including dance, singing and monologue work.

Will worked really hard in his vocal lessons with us on his favourite ABBA songs from the show, including "Lay All Your Love On Me", to prepare for his audition. He was awarded the role of Eddie and got to dance in flippers, which is a unique talent unto itself!!! And with the Hamilton Spectator calling the show "energetic, youthful joy", it was a great experience for Will from start to finish.

Great work, Will!

Victoria finds a "World of Possibility" in Stratford.

Our high flying vocal student, Victoria, took part in the Musical Theatre Intensive Camp at Stratford this summer. She had a totally immersive experience, from auditioning for her role and working with the other students to writing the script for their own musical titled “A World of Possibilities”.

Victoria also had the opportunity to see 8 festival shows, with her favourites being "Billy Elliott" and "Little Shop of Horrors".

The two week intensive stretched her singing and dancing and really allowed her an opportunity to develop her interest in acting. Another triple threat for CBY Music!!

Well done Victoria!

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