American Traditions Vocal Competition - February 18-22, 2019

Events

ATC on Tybee presents: From Nashville to New York -Joshua Carswell and Rebecca Odorisio in concert with Kim Steiner
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

ATC on Tybee presents: From Nashville to New York -Joshua Carswell and Rebecca Odorisio in concert with Kim Steiner

--Joshua Carswell, 2012 winner of the American Traditions Competition, is a frequent performer of commercial music, musical theatre and opera. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Carswell graduated from Elon University with a Bachelors in Vocal Performance, garnering the university’s prestigious Presser Music Scholar award. He has been a featured soloist in both Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and on the Grand Ole’ Opry. Joshua has performed along side the Greensboro Opera, Cape Cod Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic as well as the North Carolina Symphony. He currently resides in Nashville, TN where, in addition to his active touring schedule, he works as a session musician and vocal coach. Mr. Carswell’s exceptional interpretive skill has garnered national attention touring the country with top-ten Billboard charting group the Annie Moses Band. 

Joshua has recently been busy in theaters across the nation performing his solo show entitled The Monet of Melody. Joshua's breathtaking agility creates a signature sound, singing pop originals, folk melodies, and stunning interpretations of beloved American classics with creative aplomb. It's a colorful curation from Johnny Mercer to Hank Williams. His debut album “Debonair” as well as a new "Live" album are available on ManAlive Records.

He is set to release his brand new original album "Innerspace" spring of 2019.

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Rebecca "Bex" Odorisio left Philly for New York at the age of eighteen to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since earning her B.F.A., she has worked her away across a wide theatrical spectrum, performing everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Strayhorn.

Rebecca, now living in Manhattan, places equal emphasis on musical, comedic, and dramatic pursuits. She is the recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Ben Tucker Jazz Award and the 2016 Johnny Mercer Award from the American Traditions Competition, the 2015 All-Star Champion of the Cabaret Showdown, and a proud member of America's Sweethearts, an all-female trio that performs in the style of the Andrews Sisters. More info at Rebecca Odorisio - actor / singer / theater-maker

————————————————————————————————————————————————————Kim Steiner, a local Savannah pianist and collaborator is on faculty at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and serves as music director at the Savannah campus. Before taking on a faculty position at SCAD, Mr. Steiner worked as a music director and pianist in New York City and regionally, at prestigious theatres such as the Riverside Theatre (FL), Maltz Jupiter and the John W. Engeman Theatre. He has music directed The Fantasticks, The World Goes Round and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (award winner for best music direction).

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Kimberly Hawkey with the Hilton Head Symphony: "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Kimberly Hawkey with the Hilton Head Symphony: "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

A holiday spectacular with John Morris Russell featuring all your festive holiday favorites, our HHSO Chorus, and the 2018 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition Winner, Maggie Kasinger, joined by 2013 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist, Kimberly Hawkey.

$30/$45/$55

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Kimberly Hawkey with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

Kimberly Hawkey with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

A holiday spectacular with John Morris Russell featuring all your festive holiday favorites, our HHSO Chorus, and the 2018 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition Winner, Maggie Kasinger, joined by 2013 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist, Kimberly Hawkey.

$30/$45/$55

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Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Peter Shannon, Artistic Director & Conductor
Dr. Matt Caine, Chorusmaster
Erica Gabriel 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist

It’s that time again! Come ring-a-ling and sing-along as we celebrate the season like only the Philharmonic can. Along with the stunning American Traditions Competition Gold Medalist Erica Gabriel, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present your favorite holiday tunes. Happy Holidays from YOUR Savannah Philharmonic!

Tickets $25-$80

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Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops Family Matinee
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops Family Matinee

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra
Peter Shannon, Artistic Director & Conductor
Erica Gabriel, 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist
Savannah Children’s Choir

It wouldn’t be the holidays without family and Holiday Pops with the Savannah Philharmonic! Our annual one-hour family matinee features your favorite holiday classics, sing-along melodies, and an appearance by the beloved Savannah Children’s Choir. Join in the fun as we dazzle and delight!

Tickets $15

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Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Erica Gabriel with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Peter Shannon, Artistic Director & Conductor
Dr. Matt Caine, Chorusmaster
Erica Gabriel, 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist

It’s that time again! Come ring-a-ling and sing-along as we celebrate the season like only the Philharmonic can. Along with the stunning American Traditions Competition Gold Medalist Erica Gabriel, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present your favorite holiday tunes. Happy Holidays from YOUR Savannah Philharmonic!\

Tickets $25-$80

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ATC on Tybee presents: Fly More Than You Fall meets Sun Records - Nat Zegree in concert
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

ATC on Tybee presents: Fly More Than You Fall meets Sun Records - Nat Zegree in concert

Nat Zegree has been playing piano since he was 3 years old, and was singing before that. Coming from a family of musicians, Nat was trained classically on the piano from the age of 3 to 18. Training his voice along the way, he discovered every other genre there was to offer. His father, Steve Zegree, gave him the gift of Jazz, Funk, and Classical Orchestrations, while his Mother, Kellee Love Haselton, introduced him to Pop, Rock, and Musical Theatre. Both of them together offered an endless encyclopedia of Musical knowledge, and from a young age, Nat discovered he could play all these things using only his ear. Although he is extremely proficient in sightreading, Nat’s true talent lies in playing pieces, songs, Themes, and Scores without any music at all… and he realized he liked to do all of these things for other people. He was doomed to be an entertainer ever since. 

Since moving to New York in August 2014, Nat has been nominated for two BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Million Dollar Quartet, Directed by Hunter Foster, for Best Lead Actor and Best Vocal Performance.  He has also been heard in Pasek and Paul’s new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which premiered at the Arena Theatre in Washington DC.  Other credits include: Henry (Next to Normal), Moritz (Spring Awakening), Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), Rocky (The Rocky Horror Show), Feste (12th Night), Flute (A Midsummer Nights Dream), and Ralph (Lord of the Flies.)  Not only has he written a few musicals that have had developmental productions, and Equity readings, but he has also released a debut album, entitled Fly More Than You Fall.  www.natzegree.com

Tickets $20 GA/$25 Premium

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An Evening of Wine and Roses: The Fourth Annual Johnny Mercer Gala
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Wine and Roses: The Fourth Annual Johnny Mercer Gala

The Fourth Annual Johnny Mercer Birthday Celebration, a benefit for the American Traditions Vocal Competition features musical performances, dinner, drinks, dancing and will present the ATC’s KIMMY award to composer, music director and public speaker, David Friedman.

Hors D’oeuvres begin at 6:30pm with dinner service beginning at 7:30pm

Performances by 2012 Gold Medalist Joshua Carswell, 3 time finalist Rebecca Odorisio and 2014 Gold Medalist Mikki Sodergren

Instrumentalists include David Duckworth, Alisha Duckworth and Billy Hoffmann

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Entertainment will include contestant sponsorship opportunities, live music and a live auction, including a Tiffani Taylor original!

Individual tickets $100 (FMV $55) and tables for $1,0000.

All proceeds benefit the American Traditions Vocal Competition, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization.

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ATC on Tybee presents: Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

ATC on Tybee presents: Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbrhIFJI3NY  

Kimberly Hawkey is a singer, dreamer, lyricist and song revivalist, from New York State.  Floating between New York City, the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains, she paints a time-defying soundscape using her crystal-clear voice across familiar and original melodies; at times soaring and whimsical; at times brassy and witty - but rarely without an element of surprise.  A modern experience of new and old, audiences can expect to hear a thoughtfully curated blend of vaudeville, hot jazz, folk music, cabaret and contemporary jazz flowing seamlessly through the ages.
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Born and raised in Israel, Assaf Gleizner has been working as a composer, MD, orchestrator, and arranger both in NYC and around the world for the past 10 years. Some of Assaf's favorite credits include Stephen Schwartz's 70th Birthday Celebration (with Renée Fleming, ATC Judge Andrew Lippa, and TONY® Winners Lindsay Mendez and Ben Platt), composing the original scores of KatdashiansFriends: The Musical ParodyFull House: The Musical Parody, and the highly anticipated The Office: The Musical Parody.  Mr. Gleizner also served as arranger and orchestrator for Arts for Autism, a benefit at the Gershwin Theatre, featuring TONY®-winner Kelli O'Hara (The King And I, Bridges of Madison County, Cosi Fan Tutte), Julia Murney (Wicked) and Christopher Jackson (Hamilton).
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ATC on Tybee is a new concert series and collaboration between the American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) and the Tybee Post Theater.  The concert series will feature performances by ATC performers.  Ms. Hawkey is the 2013 ATC Gold Medalist and she will be accompanied by ATC pianist Assaf Gleizner on Tybee Post Theater's beautiful Steinway grand piano.

Tickets $20 GA/$20 Premium

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Finals
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

American Traditions Vocal Competition Finals

The five finalists will compete for the Gold Medal - $12,000 and a paid contract with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.  Special awards including the Ben Tucker Jazz Award, the Sherrill Milnes American Opera Award, the Johnny Mercer Award, the Semifinal Round Richard Chambless' People's Choice Award and others will be distributed, resulting in almost $40,000 in prize money being given to the incredible singers we have hosted in Savannah all week.  This is the round not to miss- the performance begins at 8pm on Friday, February 23, 2018!  Tickets are available for purchase below.

American Traditions Competition Final Round Friday, February 23, 2018 8:00pm at The Historic Savannah Theatre
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Come watch history be made as a new Gold Medalist is decided on Friday, February 23, 2018.  Whether you sit in Premium Seating or General Admission, the competition will be fierce as the final five give us their last and best round of music to go for the Gold.  The Final Round begins at 8pm.

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinal Round 2
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinal Round 2

  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (map)
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The second group of 2018 Semifinalists compete with their second programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of a Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds I and II.  Following this round, the Judges will decide upon the five Finalists of the 25th Annual American Traditions Vocal Competition.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

 
American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinals Day Pass Thursday, February 22, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
30.00

Come watch a very exciting day of competition as our 12 Semifinalists go head to head in two rounds of competition - 4pm and 7:30pm.  Your day pass allows you to freely come and go, but you won't want to miss who our Judges will advance to the Final Round!

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinal Round 1
Feb
22
to Feb 23

American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinal Round 1

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The first group of 2018 Semifinalists compete with their second programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of a Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds I and II.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

 
American Traditions Vocal Competition Semifinals Day Pass Thursday, February 22, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
30.00

Come watch a very exciting day of competition as our 12 Semifinalists go head to head in two rounds of competition - 4pm and 7:30pm.  Your day pass allows you to freely come and go, but you won't want to miss who our Judges will advance to the Final Round!

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 4
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 4

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The final group of seven Quarterfinalists face off with their starting programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of a Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds III and IV.  Following this round, the 12 ATC Semifinalists will be named by the Judges.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

 
American Traditions Vocal Competition Day 2 Quarterfinals Day Pass Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
20.00

This Day Pass gives you all-day access to our second group of 14 Quartefinalists as they compete for a spot in our Semifinal rounds.  They will sing their first program of three diverse, American songs in rounds at both 4pm and 7:30pm.

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 3
Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 3

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The third group of seven Quarterfinalists face off with their starting programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of a Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds III and IV.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

 
American Traditions Vocal Competition Day 2 Quarterfinals Day Pass Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
20.00

This Day Pass gives you all-day access to our second group of 14 Quartefinalists as they compete for a spot in our Semifinal rounds.  They will sing their first program of three diverse, American songs in rounds at both 4pm and 7:30pm.

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 2
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 2

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The second group of seven Quarterfinalists face off with their starting programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of our Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds I and II.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

American Traditions Vocal Competition Day 1 Quarterfinals Day Pass Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
20.00

Head to both or either round of the First Day of the American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinals with this all-day pass.  With rounds at 4pm and 7:30pm, you don't want to miss the first half of our incredible contestants!

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 1
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinal Round 1

  • Skidway Island United Methodist Church (map)
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The first seven Quarterfinalists face off with their starting programs of three eclectic and varied American songs.  Purchase of a Day Pass allows you to come and go throughout both Rounds I and II.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

American Traditions Vocal Competition Day 1 Quarterfinals Day Pass Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (4pm and 7:30pm Rounds at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church)
20.00

Head to both or either round of the First Day of the American Traditions Vocal Competition Quarterfinals with this all-day pass.  With rounds at 4pm and 7:30pm, you don't want to miss the first half of our incredible contestants!

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American Traditions Vocal Competition Judge's Concert
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

American Traditions Vocal Competition Judge's Concert

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Our 2018 Judges will perform the music of their diverse careers as they share anecdotes about their lives and experiences.  Tickets are available for purchase below.

 
Judge's Concert - General Admission February 19, 2018 7:30pm at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
25.00

Concert to be held at the Skidaway Island UMC 

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Education and Outreach concert
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Education and Outreach concert

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Performers from New York and Savannah come together for a public performance, following a week of performing in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.  They will share their experiences of making music with and for local students, share favorite musical styles and raise money to continue the American Traditions Vocal Competition's Education efforts.

Student tickets are free, adults are $10.

Performers include Dr. Christopher Jordan, Rebecca Flaherty, Jim Wann, Maria Failla, Assaf Gleizner and current ATC Artistic Director, Mikki Sodergren.

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Blues in the Night
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Blues in the Night

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American Traditions Vocal Competition’s 3rd Annual Johnny Mercer Gala celebrates the birthday of Mr. Johnny Mercer, and features a gourmet dinner, dancing and dazzling entertainment by three ATC Gold Medal winners!   Performers will include 2013 Gold Medalist Kimberly Hawkey, 2014 Gold Medalist and ATC Artistic Director, Mikki Sodergren, and 2016 Gold Medalist Michael Maliakel.  These extraordinary performers will be accompanied by Savannah musicians David Duckworth, piano, Alisha Duckworth, bass, and Billy Hoffman, drums.

As a special addition to this year’s birthday celebration, ATC will be presenting the first-ever “Kimmie Award” to the individual the honor is named after – 2001 Gold Medalist Kim Michael Polote.  This award, which is intended to recognize ambassadors of American music, is a new tradition for the ATC.  Polote, who has been called “Savannah’s Own Fabulous Vocalist” is the only Savannah native to win the ATC Gold Medal to date.  She was born and raised in Savannah, graduating from St. Vincent’s Academy, and has continued to entertain local and tourist audiences since the age of 7.  ATC is pleased to recognize Kim’s many years of supporting and promoting the ATC and American music.

The Johnny Mercer Gala will take place at the Plantation Club at The Landings, with members/cash bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a three-course, gourmet dinner with dancing and entertainment to follow.   Attendees will also have the opportunity to sponsor an ATC quarterfinalist contestant, and participate in the 50/50 raffle.  Tickets are $100 per plate and $1,000 for a table of ten.  A portion of the proceeds ($45) is a charitable contribution, and will help bring guest artists into local schools and further ATC’s outreach initiative for teaching great American music to children in Savannah.  Tickets can be purchased below either as a single ticket or by purchasing a full table. 

Johnny Mercer Annual Gala Table
1,000.00

If you are purchasing an entire table of ten (10) seats for your party, this is the option for you to reserve a full table for your friends, family or business associates.  A portion of the proceeds ($45 per $100) is a charitable contribution, and will help bring guest artists into local schools and further ATC’s outreach initiative for teaching great American music to children in Savannah.

Performance by 2013 Gold Medalist Kimberly Hawkey, 2016 Gold Medalist Michael Maliakel, 2014 Gold Medalist and Artistic Director Mikki Sodergren, and local instrumentalists David Duckworth, piano, Alisha Duckworth, bass and Billy Hoffman, drums.

Please call Maddie Harwood at (912) 508-1133 with your table guests’ names.

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September Soirée
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

September Soirée

September Soirée
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Join us for our season "kick-off", where we will be revealing our new education and outreach plan for the Savannah community.  Entertainment will be provided by past ATC contestants, medalists and music educators who reside in the Savannah area who will perform some of their favorite American music.  Children under 17 get in for free.  $15 with Student ID.

First Presbyterian Church

520 Washington Avenue

Thursday, September 28, 2017 7pm

 

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