From the Voice
Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja
2019___ Big Bear High School student, Ely
Dawson, was awarded 2nd Place in the High School Musical Theatre Men
division of the NATS Cal-West Regional Student Auditions in Reno, Nevada
over the holiday weekend, January 18-20th. Ely performed three
contrasting Musical Theatre selections and progressed through two-rounds of
the competition, but his rendition of "I'm Not That Smart" from the
25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee ultimately won the hearts of the judges and the audience!
was sponsored into the competition through the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan
Kubeja. He now progresses onto the YouTube Round, headed toward the
national level of competition. Congratulations Ely!
students, Hannah Magers (Senior), Maggie Kubeja (Senior), and Sophia
Rizzo (Junior) are busy preparing six choral music selections to be
performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 10th.
Bear High School vocalists were selected from over 18,000 audition
submissions from around the world. Hannah and Sophia will be performing with a
150 member Women's Choir. Maggie Kubeja was selected to sing with a
250 member Concert Choir.
the students are in New York City for the 5-day Honors
Performance Series program, they will be rehearsing with world-renown
conductors, attending a Broadway show, touring New York City's attractions such
as Times Square and Rockefeller Center, celebrating aboard a NYC Harbor Cruise,
and performing on the stage of the world famous Carnegie Hall.
In July of
2019, Troy Obernolte ( BBHS Senior) and Maggie Kubeja (BBHS
Senior) will once again be participating in the High School Honors
Performance Series and preparing their choir music selections to perform
on the stage of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Hannah,
Maggie, Sophia, Troy, and The Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja want to thank
all of the Big Bear Valley residents that supported the Christmas Caroling
Fundraiser to help make the dream become a reality for these local
students! We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!!
Hall, New York City -February 10, 2019
Voice Studio STUDENTS