Thursday, August 4, 2011
Announcing the winners of the 2011 Tampa's Got Talent
The Patel Conservatory is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Tampa’s Got Talent.
More than 130 contestants showed up last month for the annual competition. They danced, sang, played musical instruments and acted for the chance to win a scholarship. In addition to talent, judges looked for passion and willingness to learn to determine the winners.
Congratulations to the following people who’ve each has been awarded a scholarship to a class at the Patel Conservatory!
Diane Andrieux - adult music
Katie Fitzsimmons, theater
Madalyn Macko, vocal music
John Pfingsten, instrumental music
Andrieux, 26, a University of South Florida graduate, will take the Musical Theater Cabaret class in the fall.
Macko, 10, of Valrico, recently performed as a munchkin in the national touring production of The Wizard of Oz. She will enroll in the Patel Conservatory’s Vocal Arts Junior Choir.
Pfingsten, 11, of Lutz, has studied piano at the Patel Conservatory for two years, and will enroll in the Intermediate Jazz Ensemble.
Fitzsimmons, a talented young actress, will join the Patel Conservatory Youth Theater as a cast member of Our Town.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the contestants who came out last month for making this annual event a success!
You can still be a part of the magic! With more than 100 classes in dance, music and theater, check out our schedule online to find the one that's right for you! (To view classes by department [dance, music, theater], click on 'genre' at the top right of the schedule.)
You can be a part of the magic here at the Patel Conservatory, where every day students dream, reach, discover and create!