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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!

Jan - March 2023

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ZANDER

Zander was cast as the lead role of Harold Hill in the production of The Music Man, is currently a voice actor for a new Disney Jr animated series, and was also cast and performed in America's Youth Choir in the Superbowl pregame show earlier this year.

Grade: 5th

LJMA Classes:

Varsity Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 4

Teachers: Laura, Johanna

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JIYA KUMAR

Jiya Kumar placed 1st in the jazz division of the Colibri Vocal Competition and was a semifinalist for the SCVA High School Commercial and Jazz Voice Division. She was elected Vice President of Pali High School's Chords2Cure club, which raises money for pediatric cancer research through music.  Jiya has created a music website to celebrate and spotlight female-identifying producers, songwriters, and artists that pave the way for gender inclusion in the music industry.

Grade: 11th

LJMA Classes:

Varsity Squad, Voice, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 3

Teachers: Laura

Artist Link: HERE

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PALMER

Palmer was cast as the lead role of Annie in "Annie Jr. The Musical" at her K-8 school in Westwood.

Grade: 4th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Junior Squad

Years with LJMA: 2

Teachers: Johanna

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BLAKE XO

Blake XO has released 4 self-written and produced songs across various platforms including Spotify and Apple Music over the past few months.  Most recently he released a new song called, "A Lot To Say" under the artist name BLAKE XO. Please follow and support on Instagram and your preferred streaming platform for more updates.

Grade: 9th

LJMA Classes:

Senior Squad, Voice, Piano, Music Theory, Production, Songwriting

Years with LJMA: 8

Teachers: Laura, Johanna

Artist Link: HERE

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MISCHA DAVIDOV

Mischa Davidov was cast as the main antagonist, Caldwell B. Cladwell in the musical Urinetown at Geffen Academy!

Grade: 11th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Varsity Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 4

Teachers: Laura

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SABRINA

Sabrina was cast as the female lead, Katherine, in the musical "Newsies" at her school.

Grade: 8th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Senior Squad

Years with LJMA: 2

Teachers: Laura

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LAUREN SHAY

Lauren Shay is currently a semi-finalist in the SCVA competition for High School Commercial and Jazz Voice Division, scheduled for May 2023 with her rendition of ‘"Round Midnight" by Ella Fitzgerald. She was also selected as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Grade: 10th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Varsity Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 5

Teachers: Laura

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SYDNE ROSE

Sydne Rose was selected as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Grade: 12th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Varsity Squad, Music Theory, Songwriting

Years with LJMA: 4

Teachers: Laura

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CAMERON JARRAHNEJAD

Cameron Jarrahnejad was selected as a featured beatboxer at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Grade: 10th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Beatboxing, Varsity Squad, Music Theory, Piano

Years with LJMA: 8

Teachers: Laura/ Parker

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ELISE FRIED

Elise Fried was cast as ’Old Ma’ in the musical Urinetown at Harvard Westlake as well as selected as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Grade: 11th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Varsity Squad, Music Theory, Songwriting

Years with LJMA: 4

Teachers: Laura / Matt

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MICHAELA CARVILLE

Michaela Carville was cast as Eliza in the Santa Monica Conservatory Middle School Performance of "Hamilton"

Grade: 6th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Junior Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 0.5

Teachers: Johanna

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SCARLETT CARVILLE

Scarlett Carville was cast as Hamilton in the Santa Monica Conservatory Middle School Performance of "Hamilton".

Grade: 4th

LJMA Classes:

Voice, Junior Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 0.5

Teachers: Johanna

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CONNER

Conner recently performed in Santa Monica High School’s production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. In addition, he is a finalist in the Kiwanis Vocal Solo Scholarship Competition, representing Santa Monica High School.

Grade: 9th

LJMA Classes:

Senior Squad

Years with LJMA: 3

Teachers: Laura

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ERIN TARDIBUONO

Erin Tardibuono was accepted into the amazingly prestigious A cappella Academy being held this summer in Claremont!

Grade: 10th

LJMA Classes:

Varsity Squad, Music Theory

Years with LJMA: 3

Teachers: Laura

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