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2022 ORMTA Convention – Music Theatre Competition

Fri, Jul 22, 20221:30 pm
Doors open
1:00PM
Venue
Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
Price
General Public/ Faculty/Staff $10, Students $5
Series
Other Performances
  • ORMTA Convention
    ORMTA Convention
  • Ainsleigh MacInnis
    Ainsleigh MacInnis
  • Callista Foti
    Callista Foti
  • Carly Montgomery
    Carly Montgomery
  • Isabel Silva
    Isabel Silva
  • Kelsie Myers
    Kelsie Myers
  • Victoria Mnatsakanyan
    Victoria Mnatsakanyan

2022 ORMTA Convention – Music Theatre Competition

The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association 2022 Convention held this year in Kingston, is pleased to be a co-presenter of the DAN School of Drama and Music’s Music Theatre Competition for Ontario High School Students.  Queen’s University’s DAN School of Drama and Music is providing $3000 in prize money to the winners of this competition that is designed in part to bring attention to the DAN School’s Bachelor of Music Theatre degree, which compliments the school’s Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts with a Music concentration degrees.

The preliminary round of this competition invited high school students from across Ontario to submit video performances of music theatre solos with a jury of Dan School professors selecting six finalists. For this live, in-person final round, each singer will perform three contrasting songs which range from older established shows such as Hello Dolly, Mack and Mabel, Memphis, and Les Misérables, to more recent Broadway hits including Waitress, The Band’s Visit, The Adams Family and Anastasia. You are sure to be inspired by attending this Friday afternoon event while hearing familiar and new songs performed by these aspiring young performers.

The six finalists will be performing in alphabetical order based on the first letter of their first name as follows:

  • Ainsleigh MacInnis is a 16-year-old musician, song writer, vocalist, and actress enrolled in grade 10 at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke, ON. 
     
  • Callista Foti, a grade 11 student at Alexander Mackenzie High School in Richmond Hill, ON, has been drawn to the stage since she was a little girl.
     
  • Carly Montgomery, a grade 10 who attends T.A. Blakelock High School in Oakville, ON, trains at CBY Music & Performing Arts and Grace Academy of Dance. 
     
  • Isabel Silva, a Grade 9 student currently attending Etobicoke School of the Arts and majoring in Musical Theatre, has taken vocal lessons for 8 years and is extremely passionate about performing. 
     
  • Kelsie Myers, a Grade 11 student at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, ON, has been singing for 9 years and has competed in several vocal competitions.
     
  • Victoria Mnatsakanyan, a grade 11 student at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON, started performing musical theatre at the age of 12 years old.

For more information about the competition and to read the performers’ longer bios, please check out: https://sdm.queensu.ca/community/dan-school-music-theatre-competition-for-ontario-high-school-students/

In addition to the events taking place in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall that are open to the public, there are numerous sessions running throughout the days of July 22-24 on such topics as music pedagogy and music teaching resources and technology. Anyone can purchase a day pass to any day of the convention for $120 per day. Day passes can be purchased in-person on the desired day at a table in the IBCPA lobby or in advance at the following website which also provides a schedule of all convention activities: https://www.ormta.org/2022-convention

The ORMTA 2022 Kingston Convention is grateful for the support of The Ballytobin Foundation in subsidizing the costs of presenting the convention’s events in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.  Additionally, ORMTA would like to acknowledge the lead sponsorship of this convention provided by Queen’s University’s DAN School of Drama and Music and the Faculty of Arts and Science.