Summer Registration Now Open!
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Now offering Voice Lessons with Mr. Jake Hemminger!
Tenor Jake Hemminger is pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studies with Dr. Robert Wells. This summer, Jake will be a Resident Artist with Opera North (New Hampshire), where he will be performing the role of Ajax 2 in La belle Hélène and in the ensemble of Madama Butterfly and Kiss Me, Kate. He will also make his debut with North Carolina Summer Rep as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. In 2016, Jake was a national finalist in the NSAL Musical Theatre Competition in Phoenix, AZ. He also made his international debut as the tenor soloist for Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F during the MidAmerica Productions Choral Series in Florence, Italy.
Jake graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Music Technology with Honors in Voice. He has also trained at the Harrower Opera Workshop in Atlanta, GA, and the Druid City Opera Workshop in Tuscaloosa, AL, developing skills in acting, dancing, stage combat, and music entrepreneurship. Jake has an affinity for Educational Opera Outreach, having performed for thousands of elementary school students in outreach productions of The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville. Jake has experience teaching private voice in a variety of styles to singers of all ages. He has taught at the Montgomery School of Music, the Prattville Music Academy, and for the BFA Musical Theatre program at Florida State University as a Graduate Assistant. His teaching philosophy focuses on helping singers discover their vocal potential by emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and breathing, and how these factors relate to and influence vocal technique and vocal exercise. Jake intends to continue his vocal study and education, aspiring to a career in performance, academia, and voice science. Learn more at jakehemmingermusic.com.
ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING PRODUCTIONS!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (7th-12th graders)
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller wins! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. All students welcome!
The Lion King, KIDS (K-6th graders)
The African savannah comes to life on the Stagelights stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Will Simba defeat Scar to restore his father's lands? Will Timon and Pumbaa be able to help in their own quirky, fun way? Full of vibrant animals, puppets, and those Disney songs that everyone loves, this show is open to any student who is interested in theatre!
2307 W. Cone Blvd, Suite 110
Greensboro, NC 27408