The following voice students from Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts won awards at the recent North Carolina National Association of Singing Musical Theater Auditions and qualified for NATS Regional Auditions in the Spring:
Wilder Herron, Hillsborough, placed first for Junior and Senior Women
Chloe Lucente, Chapel Hill, placed third for Junior and Senior Women
Gideon Chickos, Durham, placed first for Freshman and Sophomore Men
Also receiving high marks and qualifying for Regional Auditions was Julianne Vance, Durham
At CHSMA we have created a special place in Chapel Hill, where people of all ages can find and explore their love for music with help from encouraging instructors.
An Early Start
Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts began in 2000 with one teacher, Sharon Szymanski, offering voice lessons in her home. Known originally as Szymanski Studios, the concept of these early music lessons (http://www.chapelhillschoolofmusicalarts.com/
As the demand for quality vocal instruction increased, Szymanski Studios grew with it until it served many students and employed multiple teachers. In 2009, Sharon and her husband Rick, who had become involved in the financial end of the business, decided that they would expand their ideas of inclusive music instruction and added piano and guitar to their lessons offerings. New faculty and students joined the existing voice students and additional commercial space was renovated to accommodate them. In 2011 instruction on band and orchestral instruments was also added and Szymanski Studios continued to grow into a sizable music school.
This Spring the decision was made to change the school’s name to more completely reflect the diversity of musical instruction it offered and to embrace future plans for continued growth and expansion of services to it’s students and the community. CHAPEL HILL SCHOOL OF MUSICAL ARTS was the result and we look forward to many more years of musical enjoyment and learning here in Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill School Of Musical Arts Teachers
With over 24 talented teachers, Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts is one of the most well known and successful musical learning institutes in the Raleigh-Durham area. Many of our teachers have advanced degrees.
Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts Students to Perform at University Mall in Chapel Hill
Students of all ages from the Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts will perform holiday music for shoppers at the University Mall on Sunday, December 9th, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pianists, violin players and singers will get the holiday season started with their seasonal offerings at the stage area at the Dillard's end of the mall. Please stop by and join in the holiday musical fun with us!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
CHSMA homepage: http://www.chapelhillschoolofmusicalarts.com/
Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts calendar: