(SAINT CHARLES) Vero Voce School of Visual and Performing
Arts is pleased to announce that three of its students have been awarded the
opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in February 2014. Katelyn Jassoy, 17 (St Charles), Ashley Fritz, 14 (Geneva) and Erin Kingseed, 16, (St Charles), students of Dawn Harkins owner and
voice teacher of Vero Voce School of Performing Arts and Theater, were accepted
into the High School Honors Performance
Series after a rigorous audition process.
They will spend a week studying and rehearsing in New York City before
performing with the National Honors Choir before a distinguished audience
including representatives from collegiate and professional music programs.
Also, honored as first runner up was Timothy Hommowun, 16 (St Charles) for
The High School Honors Performance Series was established to showcase the finest individual student musicians from North America and abroad in one incredible concert at Carnegie Hall. Each year, selected students experience a five-day program that allows them to study under master conductors, interact with accomplished student musicians, enjoy the excitement of New York City, and ultimately perform at this world-renowned venue. These high-achieving students are chosen through an application and selection process, allowing the most talented and dedicated musicians to take part in this opportunity.
This continues the line of successes with winners and finalists in national and state events including the prestigious Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, NATS Illinois State Competition, various local idol competitions and Summer Music/Musical Theater programs such as Northwestern University and Interlochen.
“I am so pleased that their hard work and dedication has afforded them this great opportunity”, said Harkins. “This once-in-a-lifetime experience will increase their passion for music and excite others as they share their experience. My goal in creating Vero Voce School of Performing Arts is to take students with musical potential and ensure they reach that full potential.” Harkins said. “All Vero Voce teachers have displayed excellence in performance and teaching themselves. So we have been lauded as being the premier school of music and theater for the western suburbs. It is this excellence in performance that has energized Vero Voce to create full seasons of main-stage and young performers productions, which when attached to the school of performing arts, are unmatched in the western suburbs of Chicago.”
Vero Voce was established in 2001 specializing in private voice, piano lessons and musical theatre coaching expanded into a 5,000 square foot facility with multiple studios, classrooms, and a theatre at 951 State Avenue, Suite F, in St. Charles. Course offerings include all instruments, voice and theatre classes and a full season of adult musical and non-musical productions and a full season of children’s theatre productions.
More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting the website: verovoce.com or calling (630) 584-0139.