Studio Bella Voce News

July 27, 2018

Madison Racks Up Honors!

Madison played the role of Fiona in Hallsville’s Shrek for the academic year of 2017-2018. Madison also won First Place in the TEXOMA Region NATS 2017 Auditions for Musical Theatre and qualified for semi-finals at nationals. She was accepted in the prestigious Northwestern theatre summer program in 2017.  Madison also was awarded a Superior Rating for her UIL Solo and Ensemble piece in 2018. She can belt and sing classical and her acting skills are superb! She will be entering the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to study drama.

July 27, 2018

Carmen Lands Leading Role+!

Carmen played the role of Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie for Longview High School for the academic year of 2017-2018. Carmen also won 4th Place (as a sophomore against seniors) in TEXOMA NATS Region Musical Theatre Auditions High School Division 2018 and qualified for national prelims.

July 27, 2018

SBV ETX Recital 2017!

East Texas SBV June Event 2017 was held at the Mabee Recital Hall at ETBU. Joshua Allen was the collaborative pianist and Renee Ward played violin. The studio featured five singers with music ranging from Musical Theatre, Operetta, Pop and Contemporary Christian.

July 27, 2018

Laurie Performs with Larnelle Harris!

ETBU and SBV Instructor, Laurie Lee Cosby, performed with Grammy Winner, Larnelle Harris, at ETBU for the 2017 Summer Seniors Retreat. They sang the famous, “I’ve Just Seen Jesus” duet with back-up choir.

July 27, 2018

National Winner!

Congrats to Lauren Salazar for winning 2nd Place at NATS National Auditions 2017 for Musical Theatre in the College Division! Lauren is a student of Donna Hinds Sawyers. Jeannine W. Rowden was the collaborative pianist.

May 25, 2016


Laurie Lee Cosby will be conducting a Vocal Performance Mini-Camp for singers grades 9-12, W-F June 15-17 at the First Baptist Church of Longview, Texas.  Camp hours will be 1:00-3:30 p.m. W-F followed by a capstone recital on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The camp costs $150 if you register by June 3 and $175 if you register by June 10.  There are no refunds after June 10.  Singers come with a song prepared to be memorized for the Friday recital. Any students who want assistance selecting and/or preparing a song can sign-up for lessons at a discount prior to the camp starting now for $35 per 30 minute lesson or $50 per 45 minute lesson.  Private Lessons can also be schedule camp week. Email or call Laurie for details on registration: or 817-917-4889.

January 5, 2016

Studio Bella Voce in East Texas!

Studio Bella Voce will be offering lessons in the Longview area in Marshall and Diana beginning January 11, 2016. Laurie Lee Cosby will be making a limited number of slots available in her 2 studios.  She also teaches voice and directs choir at ETBU.  Check the Offerings page for more details!

July 28, 2015

Rick Estes Conducts Cantor Workshops!

Rick Estes will be giving cantor workshops and master classes for the Cantors at St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, TX on August 8 and a follow up workshop on October 31. Cantors will review the basics of vocal production and Psalm interpretation. Studio Bella Voce has engaged in a renewed focus of training and coaching adult students.  It is now the focus of the DFW studios.  We coach musicians that gig, sing in the theatre and church musicians of all styles.

July 28, 2015

SBV Goes to East Texas!

Laurie Lee Cosby will be relocating to East Texas and that means Studio Bella Voce will be going there too! Laurie will have studios in Marshall and Diana. She will open her studio up in September. Rick Estes and Kendra Kufeldt will still be teaching voice lessons in DFW and Studio Bella Voce will still be hosting some performances classes, workshops and recitals in the DFW area.

May 20, 2015

Young Singers Performance Camp!

SBV DFW will be hosting a YOUNG SINGERS Performance Camp M-TH June 8-11 at Orchestra Hall in Fort Worth. The camp will run M-Th from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ending with a noon recital free and open to the public on Thursday. This camp is for students who will be entering grades 5-7 Fall of 2015. The purpose of the camp is to give young singers an opportunity to learn basic vocal technique, how to prepare a song, interpretation of a song and performance etiquette. Students can come with a memorized song to polish or learn a short solo at the camp. The Early Bird Enrollment deadline is May 30. The early enrollment price is $125.  The later enrollment camp fee is $150. Students can also choose to have a private voice lesson within camp hours for $25 for each lesson up to 3 lessons. Email Laurie Cosby at for more details!

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