Carnegie Hall to Sydney Opera House


 National Association of Teachers of Singing




Congratulations to Big Bear High School and Middle School Students


November 2018___ The press was contacted by Voice instructor, Diane Kubeja of Big Bear High School and Middle School students who recently participated in the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Student Auditions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday, November 10.  The event was brimming with phenomenal singing by over 150 sudents from California, Nevada and Utah. 


The singing was so amazing in Division 4 that the adjudicators had to split the category into two parts and award prizes to more than twice as many students as normal. There was nearly a clean sweep by Big Bear High School students in this division.


Division 4A: High School Musical Theatre Women

1st place – Jazmin Thompson who sang "Never Fall in Love with an Elf" at the finals concert.

2nd place tie  – Lauren Davis & Ralayna Amy (Utah)

3rd place – Charlotte Boda

Honorable Mentions: Trinity Lowe & Sophia Rizzo


Division 4B: High School Musical Theatre Men

1st place – Ely Dawson who sang "I'm Not That Smart" at the finals concert.

2nd place – Timothy Brasher

3rd place – Troy Obernolte


The 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House announced their finalists on October 31st.

The Big Bear High School students that will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2019 are Hannah Magers, Maggie Kubeja, and Sophia Rizzo. The students that will be performing at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in August 2019 are Maggie Kubeja and Troy Obernolte.


Congratulations to all of the winners!!!