Studio Bella Voce News

March 31, 2015

FWISD In-Service Workshops

SBV Faculty members have been out and about helping fellow music teachers! Laurie Lee Cosby presented an in-service workshop for the Elementary Music Teachers of FWISD on Vocal Health and Rick Estes presented an in-service workshop for the Secondary Music Teachers on Prepping for UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Check out the Workshop page under Offerings for upcoming Lectures, Workshops and Master Classes!

March 31, 2015

Successful Seniors!

Congrats to these DFW SBV Seniors!

Kenzie Knox has been accepted to the School of Music at Texas Christian University and University of Miami.  Kassadi Smith has been accepted to the prestigious Fashion Merchandizing program at Purdue. Way to go!


March 31, 2015


Congrats to the following NATS DFW AREA 2015 Winners from the Cosby Studio:

Musical Theatre

Ashely Phillips Collegiate Women Second Place


Jasmyne Marshall College Junior Women First Place

Amy Lindsay Adult Women First Place

June 17, 2014

Welcome Rick Estes!


We want to welcome the amazing Mr. Rick Estes to Studio Bella Voce! He is no stranger to the Fort Worth area.  He has served TCU’s voice department for over 20 years.  Mr. Estes brings 40 years of opera experience as well as his own well developed and proven methods of song preparation and performance. We are so blessed to have his instruction available to our students and his assistance in several of our growing programs this fall.

March 29, 2014

Book Signing

Laurie Lee Cosby and Donna Hinds Sawyers will be presenting their new book, “A Most Rewarding Independent Music Studio” at the National NATS Conference in Boston this summer.  They will be appearing with editor and vocal pedagog, Scott McCoy in the Inside View Press Publisher’s Showcase held between 12:15-1:45 p.m. between July 6-8.  They will also be signing books at the Inside View Press booth in Exhibits.

March 29, 2014

NATS Winners!

Congrats to the following students who advanced at the DFW Area NATS Spring Auditions from the Laurie Lee Cosby Studio!

Musical Theatre

Anne Weekes Jackson Top Singer: Caitlin Collins TWU

College Women First Place: Caitlin Collins TWU

College Women Second Place: Ashley Phillips TWU

College Men Fourth Place: Isaac Holland SBV

High School Women Semi-Finalist: Katherine Haley SBV

Classical: College Division

Betty Utter Lower College Top Singer: Jasmyne Marshall TWU

Freshmen Men First Place: Isaac Holland SBV

Sophomore Women First Place: Jasmyne Marshall TWU

Junior Women First Place: Laura-Beth Grentz TWU

Adult First Place: Amy Lindsay TWU

September 26, 2013

CD Release Concert!

Congrats to DFW client, Joan Grabowski, for a beautiful CD Release Concert with her group In Our Midst! 248651_176342222421857_118272261562187_451947_1271302_n[1]


September 26, 2013

DFW Students are Cast!

Congrats to DFW students Kenzie Knox, Kassadi Smith and Katherine Haley for auditioning and being selected for solos for the FWCD Les Miserables special performance!

August 16, 2013

DFW Studios Partner with FWYO

The SBV DFW studios are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.  The DFW SBV studios will meet at Orchestra Hall for lessons and classes starting in September 2013.  Studio Bella Voce is very excited about future collaboration with other instrumental teachers and instrumental high school students.  The space is going to offer much more flexibility and classes will have use of large rooms with Steinway pianos.  The hall offers a large stage with great acoustics for singers.   We are thrilled with this new development!

May 14, 2013

Laura Graduates from OCU!

Congrats to Laura Tuttle for graduating from OCU with her degree in Musical Theatre.  Laura was a student of Donna Hinds and Laurie Cosby at Studio Bella Voce HOU.  She was also a 2nd place NATS winner in HOU for Musical Theatre her senior year in high school.  We are so proud of you Laura!



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