Nine Los Alamitos High school students in the performing arts field are among the nominees in the OC Register’s competition for accomplishments in Vocal Music, Theater and Dance.
The Register received 55 nominations from teachers and private instructors at Orange County high schools and arts organizations for the 2019 Artist of the Year in vocal music. 120 nominations were received for Artist of the Year in theater (divided into three specialties: acting, musical theater performance, and theatrical design). The paper also received 86 nominations for the category of dance.
This vocal arts discipline has been divided into three specialties: classical voice, commercial voice, and non-classical voice. The semi-finalists in each specialty will be chosen by a panel of vocal music teachers.
Four vocalists from the award-winning Los Alamitos show choir received nominations — Lexi Luyben, Sara Mislang, Anthony J. Reed and bass singer Julian Naremore.
Nominated in the Theater category were performers Melanie Tanaka, Connor Franzen, and set designers McKenna Brennan, and Faith Lee (set design, sound). More information on the awards and their instructor comments can be viewed at the OC Register.
The Dance category was divided into four specialties: commercial dance, concert dance, street dance, and world/cultural dance. Los Al’s Ella Johnson was nominated in the first category, commercial dance.