Kelly for acceptance
into the Orange County School of the Arts Music &
Theatre Conservatory. Also, belated congrats for being
cast in lead roles in The Little Mermaid, Jr. and Fame,
Jr. Go, Kelly!
Sarah Maugaotega for
winning 1st Prize, Senior Division in the 2013 Exchange
Club Search for Talent Competition.
Maggie S. for winning
3rd Prize, Jr. Division, 2013 Exchange Club Search for
Nancy Livingston for
snagging the choice role of Babylon, the fallen angel in
the 2013 CHOC Follies.
Savannah for being
cast as the Magic Carpet in her elementary school
production of Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Carmen for being cast
as Cogsworth in her middle school production of Disney's
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Oaklee for being cast
as Mrs. Mayor in her high school production of Seussical
Kelly for being cast
as Alice in her school production of Disney's Alice In
Trevor for winning 1st Prize in the 2012 CAPMT
District 8 Vocal Ensembles Auditions.
Namrata for winning
second prize in the 2012 local Exchange Club Search For
Talent, and going on to win 3rd prize in the regional
Aditi for receiving
top honors in the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory
Achievement Program practical evaluation, and for being
asked to perform in the gala recital at the 2012 CAPMT
Convention in Northern California. Also! Congrats on
receiving your MTAC Certificate of Merit Senior
Nikki for winning 2nd Place Medals in the CAPMT
October 2011 Ensembles Auditions.
Sophia for competing in the 2011 Exchange Club
Search For Talent, and to Sophia for
winning 2ndPrize in the Senior Division.
Aditi, Janani, Nikki
and Sophia for successfully competing
in and completing the 2011 MTAC Certificate of
Merit™Evaluations, and to Janani and
Sophia for receiving Branch
Aditi and Janani
for being accepted to the 2011 All-State Honor
receiving a 3rd prize in the 2010 NATS-LA Student
Aditi and Janani
for being accepted to the 2010 Southern
California Vocal Association High School Mixed Voices
Honor Choir and Women's Ensemble, respectively.
Sophia Ahwazi for
performing the National Anthem beautifully as guest
singer at the 62nd Annual CA-NV District Exchange Club
Search for Talent Competition.
Abbie Tardif for being accepted into the elite
Mater Dei High School Chamber Ensemble for 2010-11.
for receiving 2nd prize in
the Corona del Mar 2010 Exchange Club Search for Talent.
Aditi Sinha for receiving Branch and Convention
Honors in the 2010 MTAC Certificate of Merit™
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92660 (949) 723-4473
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Directing the Amadeus Boys and Girls Choirs circa 1996
Teaching for the SAG Youth
the event, chatting with winner of the 2011 Burbank
Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, Soprano and
2006 Miss California Jacquelynne Fontaine
Judging the Burbank
Philharmonic Young Artists Competition