Below are this year’s scholarship winners in the Stillwater Community Arts Young Artist Program who are able to perform for Artsapalooza 2014. We are very proud of them all!
Paige Bacon is now going into her senior year at Hermon High School and has been singing and playing guitar since the young age of six. Paige has competed in many vocal competitions and last summer she won the Eastern Maine American Idol contest and got to audition in front of American Idol producers. She is involved in her school’s theatre and show choir programs, won two soloist awards at the State of Maine Show Choir competition where her show choir also placed first for two years.
Brooke Nason has dreamed of being a singer since the young age of three and at thirteen she began writing her own songs and a year after that she picked up the guitar and found her true calling. Brook is now going into her senior year at Hermon High School and is involved in her school’s band, show choir, and theatre program. She is a captain of the reigning 2014 State Show Choir Champions: the Hermon High School Treble Makers.
Daniel Perkins just finished his junior year at Hermon High School and has been involved in musical theatre for nine years. He has won a soloist award at the State of Maine Show Choir competition and is a captain of the Hermon High School Treble Makers who have won the state championship in 2013 and 2014. Daniel states “Musical theatre is more than just putting on make-up, a costume, and sing for a few hours. Musical theatre is an escape from our world.”
Hear Paige, Daniel and Brooke at the Family Dog from 8:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. and at the Church of Universal Fellowship from 9:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.
Tori Grindel is a visual artist who attends Old Town High School. She says” I want to express what I can for myself and others. Sometimes I don’t even know what it is I’m trying to tell everyone,but it manages to show better when I can physically present it to the world.”
Tori will be showing her art at the Black Bear Brewery from 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. along with singer Hannah Berry.
Lydia Bolin attends Orono High School where she continues her pursuit of singing which began in middle school with an inspiring chorus teacher. She was in All State Chorus this year.
Lydia will be performing at Harvest Moon along with Allison Pickering from 8:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Hanna Renado just graduated from Orono High School and has been studying the violin since she was eight years old. For the past four years she has studied with Gilda Joffe, who is Senior Faculty Chair of the Bay Chamber Music School.
Hanna will be performing at the Church of Universal Fellowship from 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. as will Nicolas Southwick on the flute.
Katie Woodilla studies at Herman High School and aspires “to stand on the Broadway stage” as a singer and actress. She has been participating in theatre since she was in kindergarten and has done straight plays and musicals at school, in competition and in community theatre.
Connor Magliozzi is going into his sophmore year at Hermon High School and aspires to be a comic actor. He already has a number of theatrical roles to his credit, including Pigpen in Charlie Brown and Danny Zuko in Grease.
See Katie and Connor (voice, drama, and acoustic guitar)at the Church of Universal Fellowship from 9:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.