Rising Star Music CompetitionAT THE FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSICThink "American Idol" for all instruments, and you will get close to the excitement level felt at this year's RISING STAR MUSIC COMPETITION at the FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC.The Competition was held on Saturday April 21, 2012 at the Frisco School of Music's Performance Hall. Music students ages 9-18 competed in two age categories, performing on their instrument of choice: piano, guitar, bass, voice and drums. Plus, the new "multi-talent" category boasted singers who accompanied themselves on piano, guitar and mandolin.The purpose of the Competition is to recognize talented young musicians. Contestants are judged on their overall stage performance, musical excellence and "WOW FACTOR" - so turn on the charm on stage!!! The competition had an outstanding pair of judges. Diana Dyer from the Campbell Agency was the Talent Judge and Kent Ellingson from Booker T Washington was the Technical Music Judge.
Luis UrtechoDiana Dyer: Talent JudgeDiana Dyer is the Co-Director of the Children’s Division at the Campbell Agency here in Dallas.The Campbell Agency is a full service franchised Agency that provides talent for commercial and fashion print as well as film, television and voiceovers.Since coming to The Campbell Agency, Diana has booked children and teens on a variety of projects ranging from television series, national commercials, radio voiceovers and national print campaigns.Before becoming an agent, she worked in casting for about 10 years. She worked on projects such as the TV series “Walker Texas Ranger” and numerous commercials and films. She has a good eye for talent after being in this business for 15 years. Diana loves working with children, and in fact has four of her own. http://www.thecampbellagency.comKent Ellingson: Technical Music JudgeKent Ellingson has been active in the Dallas/Ft. Worth music scene since arriving to the area in the early 1980’s. He graduated with a masters in music from University of North Texas in 1983. Kent is a full time music instructor at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where he is head of the AP music theory program and director for the Jazz Singers and the Latin Ensemble. Kent is also the jazz piano instructor for Collin College in Plano and Eastfield College in Mesquite, and is a performing member with both faculty jazz groups. He has been featured in jazz performances at the annual Eastfield College Piano Festival for the last three years. Kent is active as a performing pianist/keyboardist in the DFW area and is the music director/pianist for the Cathedral of Light Church in Carrollton.http://www.dallasisd.org/btw/Violin/Viola LessonsWe teach violin and viola lessons using a blended traditional and Suzuki approach including classical, popular tunes, fiddle, bluegrass and Celtic. We use up-to-date books and materials with CD’s so you can improve your ear and musicianship skills.News and EventsCopyright 2012 Frisco School of Music Texas Music Teachers AssociationFrisco School of Music · 9255 Preston Road · Frisco, TX 75033 · 214-436-4058