Studio Bella Voce News

April 30, 2021

Most Outstanding Students

I would like to give a shout out to my students who were awarded Most Outstanding certificates at ETBU in the Music Department:

Caitlynn Bonnett: 2020-Musical Theatre, 2021-Vocal Performer

Amanda Cook: 2021-Concert Choir

Shelby Nallin: 2021-Worship Studies

April 30, 2021

College Successes

Congrats to my ETBU student, Caitlynn Bonnett, for being accepted at TTU’s Matador Opera Camp! She has been cast as Despina in their performance of Cosi fan tutte.¬† She sang Despina’s aria, Una donna a quindici anni, for her junior recital and sang it for her audition! Way to go Caitlynn!

November 24, 2019

All Region Choir

Congrats to Haley Britt for making All Region Choir!

November 24, 2019


Congrats to Sophia Yastrebov for being cast as Race in Artsview’s, Newsies. She will also understudy for the leading female role of Katherine.

May 5, 2019

Superior Ratings!

Congrats to East TX students, Haley Britt and Kaitlynn Graves for receiving a Superior Rating at the 2019 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest!

November 13, 2018

Pre-Area Winner!

Congrats to Carmen Vermilion for being placed 2nd Chair Soprano II at Pre-Area Auditions for All State Choir! Yay!

October 2, 2018

All Region Winners!

Congrats to SBV ETX Studio All Region Choir Winners:

Carmen Vermillion got seated 2nd Chair Sop II and Haley Britt got seated 2nd Chair Alto II. Way to go!

July 27, 2018

Donna Hinds Sawyers in Recital!

Donna Hinds Sawyers was featured in a SHSU Musical Theatre Faculty Recital on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Her performances included How Could I Ever Know? from The Secret Garden and Being Alive from Company.

July 27, 2018

SBV ETX June Event 2018!

SBV East Texas June Event included a salon showcase recital of three exceptional high school students and faculty from Houston and Longview. Visiting faculty members, Donna Hinds Sawyers and Giny Gonzales, offered constructive comments on each performance. Joshua Allen, collaborative pianist and Callie Mulkey, flutist, assisted in the event.

July 27, 2018

Laurie Cosby Sings RAHAB!

SBV and ETBU Voice Instructor, Laurie Lee Cosby, sang the role of Rahab with the ETBU Symphonic Band. Jesse Ayers, composer and Mark Crim, conductor are pictured here with her after their March 8, 2018 performance.

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