This past Saturday the 6 singers in our Summer Performance Academy hit the stage of The Newtown Theatre to perform in their Final Showcase! Each singer performed 2 songs for our small audience of 25 (due to Covid restrictions) and Zoomed out to the world!
I couldn't be prouder of their resilience, poise and grace. This year has been heartbreaking for so many people. Just getting through each day during this pandemic can seem like a chore. These singers were so consistent in their lessons, practice sessions, and masterclasses that they were incredibly well prepared for our live show! I prepared them all to have a Zoom recital from the beginning, but when I found an opportunity for us to perform live I jumped on it! You CAN perform safely at a time like this, it just looks different! The entire audience was masked (and at least 30 feet away from the singer). Check out this fun photo of us below!
Clips from the Final Showcase will be uploaded to our YouTube channel as soon as possible! We can't wait for you to hear these singers! I was so proud of them I got choked up during my closing speech. My heart is bursting with love and pride!
Thank you, singers, for a wildly successful performance. I will never forget it.
Maria Palombo is a Voice Instructor and Singer living in Central NJ. She is the founder of Finely Tuned Voice Lessons, a private voice studio in Mercer County, NJ.