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Alumni: What Are They Doing Now?

Living in Los Angeles, CA and teaching at the Silverlake Conservatory, Ann has sung on various film scores including  Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and Goosebumps. She has also performed for rock legend Beck, Danny Elfman, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check out her website!

Currently I work as the office manager of a criminal defense firm in Raleigh.  I still sing in local choirs and occasionally do musical theater in the area.  Still trying to figure out what I want to do.  My dream of course would be to be able to support myself through singing. 

Amanda Noelle Neal, soprano, graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with her Bachelors of Music in vocal performance in 2011, and will receive her Masters of Music from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts in May of 2013.

She has performed the roles of Isabell and Edith in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica. Amanda will go to Viterbo, Italy this summer to play the role of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with the International Lyric Academy. She currently lives in Chicago and is in a Latin fusion band, Nu Bambu. Check out her website!

Liva Jostad-Laswell

I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June with a BA in Literature, and I currently live in southwestern Austria, where I’m a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for the current school year–I teach English at two different high schools. During the fall I was singing with the acapella choir for my city (art music and traditional Austrian folk songs) but don’t have the time anymore.

Becky Firman Scott

Rebecca was a member of the very first Sacramento Children’s Chorus in 1993 and sang with the choir for at least three years. She moved to Southern California to attend Biola University and received her split bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business with  double minors in Bible and Graphic Design in 2003. While at Biola, she sang with the University’s Women’s Chorus, Vocal Jazz Group and Chorale. In 2003, she toured with the Chorale to Budapest, Prague, Florence, Venice and Sienna. She went on to get her master’s degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. Rebecca is currently a Management Analyst for the City of Cerritos, CA and lives in Brea with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and singing with her local church’s choir, which is comprised of approximately 150 members who sing every Sunday with the accompaniment of a 30-piece orchestra and a large pipe organ.

Bethany Mamola

The two most important things I learned from SCC were a sincere sense of musicianship, and an ability to sing with total vocal health. I found that because of SCC, when I started conservatory training I was lucky to be a singer with a sense of musical line, and an ability to connect to the song. This was paramount in my success as a young singer. I also found that I sang with a sense of vocal ease and health, and this was most certainly due to the vocally healthy and pure approach that Lynn Stevens brought to her teaching.

Mac Clemmens

19 years after singing in the Sacramento Children’s Chorus, Mac shares a powerful story of his journey and how, through music, he found courage and creativity, skills he uses today as CEO of a high tech company.

Mac’s passion is empowering institutions, associations, and non-profits to leverage the web to build measurable and sustainable business value.

And yes, Mac uses a Mac :)

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