This video comes from the LA Music Academy Vocal Showcase at Noor in Pasadena, CA, earlier this year. It features Sam Machado singing I Don’t Wanna Be. LA Music Academy often showcases its students at local venues around Los Angeles and Pasadena. The next artist showcase is November 8, 2011 at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. See the flyer below the video for more information. Will we see you there?
Haha. Ha. We’ve heard it before… “Never drinking again!”
It’s Friday, let’s have some fun and erm, toast, to this entertaining musical:
LA Music Academy vocal instructor and artist development director Dorian Holley recently hosted his student’s performance finals at Noor in Pasadena, CA. The soon-to-be-alumni of the music college performed for Dorian and four guest judges — the featured singers on Dancing with the Stars including Darryl Phinnessee (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey), Beverly Staunton (James Taylor, Martina McBride, Michael Buble), Carmen Carter (Queen Latifah, John Legend, Nelly Furtado) and Antonio Sol (Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Celia Cruz). Watch our video recap of the wonderful evening below:
Students taking Dorian Holley’s vocal class at LA Music Academy College of Music were surprised recently with a visit by Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor. Rickey worked as American Idol’s music director before joining The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he replaced longtime music director Kevin Eubanks. Rickey has also collaborated with artists such as Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles and Beyoncé Knowles so the students were really excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from such an established music industry veteran.
Read more about LA Music Academy’s vocal department here.
There’s a reason singers from all over the world flock to LA Music Academy to study their craft and further their music careers. Three-time Grammy nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton, Chair of the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music Vocal Department, explains why as she discusses the school, its intimate campus, the individual attention students get and the pluses of learning from and playing with professional musicians (Tonight Show Band’s Dorian Holley is just one of many examples) at a premier music college in the entertainment capital of the world!