American Traditions Competition Brings Talent to Savannah

Maria Clark
Maria Clark

Thirty-one of the competing for more than nation’s best vocalists, $40,000 and recording including eight singers with opportunities. They were roots in the Peach state, is selected in New York City by bring their electrifying and former ATC competition passionate voices to judges Wayne Sanders, Savannah during the 19th music director and cofounder annual American Traditions of Opera Ebony Inc. Competition, Jan. 24, 25, 26, and Jeannette L. LoVetri, 2012 at The Evangelical one of the world’s top trainers Lutheran Church of the of contemporary singers Ascension and Jan. 28th at and the director of The Voice The Lucas Theatre. Workshop.

The Quarter-Finalists, The Quarter and Semi which include eight contestants Finals will be held at 5 & 8 who are connected to p.m. Jan. 24, 25, 26, 2012 at the state of Georgia, will be the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St., Savannah. A Special Celebrity Judges’ Concert featuring: Animated Disney musical film star Liz Callaway, the voice of Anastasia and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, cabaret singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom and ATC Artistic Director Joel A. Martin will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012 at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension. The ATC Finals will be held at 8 p.m. at The Lucas Theatre.

Tickets are available at the SCAD Box Office, 912- 525-5050 or

The 2012 ATC contestants are: Molly Mahoney, Hayward, Ca., Jenina Gallaway, La Canada, Ca., Jolie Rocke-Brown, Wethersfield, Conn., Sally Bates, Alpharetta, Ga., Jayme Alilaw, Atlanta, Ga., Amy Little, Atlanta, Ga., Heather Pillsbury, Cleveland, Ga., Ann Marie McPhail, Decatur, Ga. Adam Cannedy, Marietta, Ga., Rebecca Flaherty, Pooler, Ga., Galyana Castillo, Savannah, Ga., Katherine Tombaugh, Streator, Il., Sedalia Marie, Indianapolis, Ind., Katie Jackson, Laurel, Md.,

James Martin, Jackson, Ms., Rodney Vaughn, Jackson, Ms., Colette Boudreaux, Asheville, NC, Emily Jaworski, Concord, NH, Mark Wilson, Glen Ridge, NJ, and Minda Larsen, Brooklyn, NY, Janice Hall, New York, NY, Elias Hendricks, New York, NY, Katrina Thurman, New York, NY, Minnita Daniel- Cox, Dayton, Ohio, Jennifer Cochran, Lyndhurst, Ohio,

Joshua Carswell, Brentwood, Tenn., Sara Snider Schone, Chattanooga, Tenn., Kathleen Baughman, Burke, Va., Sarah K. Walston, Richmond, Va., and Rachel Holmes, Madison, Wis.

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