Despite the fact that COVID-19 has made it unsafe to sing together in one space, arts organizations are pressing on and adapting to make activities safer. Last year, online voice lessons were not as popular as in-person lessons, but online lessons have proven to be the best alternative until the pandemic passes and it is safe to come together again. We have seen some amazing progress from our students, despite the fact that we’re not able to meet in person. This has proven to us that the most important driver of your success is you – consistent practice, determination, and an ability to adapt quickly to the challenges that come your way will serve you well, not just now, but in all your future endeavors.
We already featured some success stories from the beginning of this life-changing pandemic in our “Winter/Spring 2020 Shout Outs!” and “Congratulations to our 2020 Competitors!” posts. Click the links in the previous sentence to refresh your memory on those trailblazing successes.
This post is intended to recognize those who have recently received special recognition for their talent. Please congratulate our high achievers for the Summer of 2020!
Honorable Mention – “Rising Stars Vocal Competition”
Barrington’s White House and Barrington Cultural Commission; Barrington, IL
Second Place Medal / Classical Soloist Division – US International Open Music Competition
Bay Area Music Association; Daly City, CA
Soloist: “Blessings” by Laura Story
First United Methodist Church; Arlington Heights, IL
Our students are succeeding in these challenging times, and we have no doubt that they will continue to do so. We want each of you to take a moment to pat yourself on the back for pushing through, despite the uncertainty. Be proud of the fact that your consistent work is paying off, and that you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when life returns to normal. You all deserve recognition for your hard work. Keep it up!!!