August 1st, 2012

August News

Hello everyone! July has been a whirlwind here at NSMA and I am thinking this month is going to be the same thing – we have a TON of things going on in August, so I’m just going to jump in!

Musical Theater Master Workshop: Congratulations to the 12 NSMA students who participated in our first two-week long master workshop! I am so proud of all of you, everyone did fantastic!!

Fall Registration: Pre-registration for current NSMA students has now ended. If you/your child is a current student and haven’t signed up for fall lessons, please contact me ASAP. For those on the wait list, I will have a few openings and will be contacting you during the first week of August to see if we can get you signed up for lessons.

Fall Lessons: Fall lessons start MONDAY, AUG. 20th. This date is different than originally stated, so please make sure to mark the change in your calendars!!

Performing Opportunity: I am so excited to let my voice students know that I will be teaming up with Theater At Latitude 58 as the vocal director for their fall production, Roger’s & Hammerstein’s “Once Upon A Mattress.” The production is a musical comedy and will be for students aged 11-24. Auditions are Saturday Aug. 18th (the weekend before school starts), please contact me or visit for more information.

NSMA Updates: Please visit our website,, for important information updates. Click on the Current Students tab at the top of the page and scroll down to read the updated info.

If you are a potential new student and are interested in fall lessons, I do have a wait list for the fall. Please fill out the online Registration Form or contact me for more information on NSMA and how to get signed up for the wait list.

Music Around Town:

Theater At Latitude 58 will be holding auditions for their fall production “Once Upon A Mattress” Saturday Aug. 18th. Please visit for more information.

The JDHS Drama team will be performing “Glacier Gardens Cabaret:  A Night of Cabaret, Comedy, & Cuisine” Saturday Aug. 4th at 6:00pm. Tickets are $35 per person and all proceeds go to raise money so that they can attend the International Fringe Festival in Scotland next summer. I will be accompanying at this event and NSMA students Ashleigh Watt, Megan McAllister, Ariana Orford, and Melissa Bowhay will all be performing. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books.

The Juneau Lyric Opera will be holding it’s Broadway Splash Choral Workshop 7/30-8/10 with culminating performance Sat. Aug. 11 at 7:30pm at Northern Lights Church. Please visit for more information.

Perseverance Theater’s STAR Program will be having their culminating performances of three shows the first two weeks of August. The shows are ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ ‘The Pirates of Penzance Junior,’ and ‘The Bailor at the Back of the Boat.’ NSMA students Ariana Orford and Cole Mitchell will be featured in two of the shows. Performance dates, times and locations can all be found at

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has a running list of community activities available online at

That's all for now! Thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!!