Friday, February 18, 2011

Keely Schmerber winner of Dixie's Got Talent!

Congratulations to Keely Schmerber, Instrumental Music student at THS for winning the youth division of the 2011 Dixie's Got Talent! Keely is an accomplished pianist, and wowed the audience with her beautiful music! She performed "Concert Etude #3 'Unsospiro' in D flat major" by Franz Liszt. Keely said that winning was the happiest moment of her life, and thanked her parents, grandparents and God.

Keely is in the Chamber Orchestra at THS, a member of THS's women's concert choir, Radiante, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Keely is studying piano with Dr. Nancy Allred of Dixie State College. Prior to moving to Southern Utah, she and her family lived in New Jersey. She has won many piano competitions, and was awarded a solo performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This summer, she will be studying music and art in Tolentino, Italy at the Instituto Musicale.

You can read more about Dixie's Got Talent on the KCSG Television website here.

THS's All Shook Up in the Press

Our production of All Shook Up, was written up and posted on the Theatrical Rights blog. You can read the article here. The THS run of All Shook Up ran Jan 22-29 at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. The production start coincided with Utah Theatre Association's 2011 conference, and played to sold out crowds during its run.

It was the first time Tuacahn High School held a production outside of the Tuacahn campus. Jan and Andy Hunsaker felt that in holding the production at Dixie State College, they were able to attract new audience members. Additionally, the students in the production were able to get exposure to drama/MDT departments throughout the state. There was national exposure as well.

The production was a huge success. The students did a fantastic job, it was very well received by the audiences, and there were some offers for students to come to College/University scholarship auditions. Congratulations to the Hunsakers, JP Kentros, Joshua Scott and to all of our talented MDT students.