Pictured above: Madison Perry
Academy Voice Teaching Artist Jennifer Decker has a thriving private lesson studio of hard-working vocal students. Like a proud parent, she wanted to share some of their accomplishments from this past year, including audition and competition achievements.
“I wanted to pass this list along with some student pics as kudos from my studio so far this year,” gleamed Ms. Decker, who is a Mason School of Music alum. “They are doing so well, and I am so proud to be a part of their musical journeys!”
Madison Perry, a Junior at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic HS, auditioned and gained a spot in the 2018 All Virginia choir this past April. Because she qualified for All State, Madison had the opportunity to audition for the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) All National Honors Ensemble (Mixed Choir). Madison was awarded a spot in the 120-person High School choir with her peers from around the country. The All National Honors Ensembles consisting of top music students in Mixed Choir, Jazz, Symphony and Concert band, performed at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort on November 28, 2018. Madison recently also auditioned for and made it to the 2nd round of the Annual Classical Singer National Competition (High School Division) being held in May 2019 in Chicago IL. She also just got the lead in her school production of Cinderella, and she was recently notified that she made it to the second round of the Orpheus High School Vocal Competition!
Esther Anderson is part of the Robinson Singers at Robinson Secondary School, and she participated in their annual Major Works performance of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo a few weeks ago. She practiced for it since before school started in August, and the performance included a full orchestra, a harpist, and an organist.
Pictured above: Esther Anderson
Ben Carroll was cast as Egbert in the Acting For Young People (the Academy’s theater program) production of Twinderella.
Teddy Carroll was cast as King Roger in the Acting For Young People production of Twinderella.
Tanvi Breinig, a student at W.T. Woodson High School, has attended District chorus the last three years, attended All State chorus for two years, and participated in the Washington National Opera Young Associates program where she sat in on rehearsal observations of the Washington National Opera. She is frequently chosen to perform in special concerts.
Sophia Julius performs with the Louise Archer ES chorus and the Girl Scouts chorus, and participated in the National Christmas Tree Pageant of Peace.
Congratulations to all of these wonderful students – your hard work and dedication are paying off! (And thank you Jennifer for spreading the news!)