Saturday, July 13, 2024

CMS Advanced Performing Arts Rank High at National Competition

CMS APA 2This past weekend, 30 students from Linda Kullmann’s Advanced Performing Arts class of Coronado Middle School traveled to Fullerton College to compete in the three-day National Musical Theatre Competition.Ā  This was their sixth year competing and their most exciting, yet! The list of their achievements includes the following:

  • Musical Review: 2ndĀ place!
  • Advanced Level Musical Ensemble Category: 3rdĀ place Ā for Seussical
  • Costume Design: 1stĀ place (Nina Chestnut) and 2ndĀ place (Rachel Brauer)
  • Set Design: 1stĀ place (Paige Karnas) and 3rdĀ place (Claire Gibson)
  • Outstanding Vocalist in Ensemble: (Molly Nilsen)
  • Judges Choice Outstanding Male Dancer in Review: (Eric Carlson)
  • Judges Choice All Around Triple Threat Award: (Christine Umali)

Students traveled from as far as Mexico, Utah, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Florida and North Carolina to compete.Ā  Most of the ensemble groups are specialized after-school arts conservatories, while CMS was again the second highest scoring public middle school class.Ā  The students spent time in workshops taught by industry professionals in the areas of technical theatre, dance, vocal music, and theatre.

Congratulations, APA!!


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]

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