Dramatic Institute of Vocal Arts, Inc. - DIVA, Inc.
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News:

DIVA alumni, Denee Benton, will be making her Broadway debut in the lead role opposite Josh Groban in "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" in November 2016!!!!!

Many DIVA's (including Priscilla) will be singing on "From Broadway with Love" benefit concert July 25, 2016 alongside Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Liz Calloway, Norbert Leo Butz and many, many more! 



Priscilla sings at Lincoln Center with Andre Ward from Broadway's "Something's Rotten"
Here's the video link:
https://www.facebook.com/michele.s.tate.9/posts/10153541376671268

Priscilla is one of the final candidates for Full Time Voice Faculty at Berklee College of Music!! 

Priscilla will be participating in the Lincoln Center's Teaching Artist program July 2016!!
















The Voice Foundation's Care of the Professional Voice Symposium in Philadelphia June 2016!

Priscilla's newest cabaret "Saucy Broads" at the Winter Park Playhouse April 18&19, 2016

Priscilla stars in "Showtune" March-April, 2016

Priscilla Bagley has been hired by the new and fabulous Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts School of the Arts as their teacher of Advanced Vocal Performance, Advanced Musical Theatre and Classical Voice. The School of the Arts opens in January 2015!!

Aubrey's star is rising quickly. She is the star (Jem) of the much-anticipated feature film/musical "Jem and the Holograms". We started working on the new music a few weeks ago (which is really good) and she sounds TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!!

May 9-11, 2014- See/hear our glorious and fertile Samantha Barnes Daniel as 'Flora' in La Traviata with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bob Carr. Actually, look around the stage...about half of those on it are from this studio!!!

June 28th, 2014
Priscilla will headline at The Abbey in her cabaret "When Will I Be Loved?" straight from NYC!!!

Our beautiful Natalie Cordone was truly a vision and the 'Voice of Spring' with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's April 2014 concert in the park!

Our own DIVA, Aubrey Peeples, stars in ABC's "Nashville" as Layla Grant. And we thought we could never top the artistic fulfillment that was "Sharknado"!!


Priscilla Bagley brings her one-woman show "When Will I Be Loved?: The Linda Ronstadt 'Hall of Fame" Victory Tour to NYC's famed Metropolitan Room March 2014.

Priscilla Bagley appears with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as Featured Soloist for their Holiday Pops concert December 2013

Priscilla Bagley's cabaret "L'Eighties Night:Great Songstresses of the 80's" at The Abbey November 2013 and February 2014
Priscilla Bagley makes her debut as Featured Soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for Liberty Fanfare Concert 2013
Our own DIVA, Emily Ford-Coates-Hilgendorf is making her solo debut at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center with the Orlando Philharmonic in Puccini's masterpiece Madama Butterfly on April 5 & 7, 2013!!

September 2012:
Samantha Barnes Daniel will be opening the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at Bob Carr as the featured soloist in Mahler's Symphony No.3 !!

JUNE 2012 Updates:
Our own DIVA, Aubrey Peeples. will be making her debut as Cassidy on The Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" tomorrow, Sunday June 17th. Check out the promo....

College Results:
The 2012 Classical DIVA's were accepted into (and awarded generous scholarships) to be Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance majors at colleges including:
Rice Univ, Vanderbilt Univ, Stetson Univ, FSU, DePauw, Loyola Univ and Boston Univ!!

My Musical Theatre DIVA's were accepted into BFA-Musical Theatre programs including:
Univ of Michigan, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (both theatre and Musical Theatre), Oklahoma City University, Texas State Univ, Point Park and UCF!

My Opera DIVA's were accepted (and awarded generous assistantships) into Master of Music-Opera programs at Univ of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music, Longy School of Music and Loyola University!


Mach 11, 2012
Our own Samantha Barnes sings onstage at The Met as one of 18 opera singers chosen from all over the country to be the National Semi-finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions!
Feb 5th, 2012
Samantha Barnes wins the Southeast Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions!!!

January 21, 2012
Leah Hollingshead and Gloria Palermo are finalists in The Schmidt Competition. 
Gloria Palermo wins 3rd Place at Schmidt.
Samantha Barnes wins the Florida Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.


November 2011 Update:
Congratulations to Bach Festival Young Artist Competition winners
Leah Hollingshead...1st Place Voice Division and 2nd Place in the Grand Finals!! (click her name to hear her winning performance)
Gloria Palermo...2nd Place Voice Division


Congratulations to Thespian District 3 Best In Show winners....
Aubrey Peeples (click her name to see her perform her winning solo) and Chloe Robin's small group.


We hope your summer of 2011 has treated you well!
This summer, DIVAs could be found as the "Tracy"  and "Velma" in Orlando Rep's production of Hairspray. They were also leads in Orlando Youth Theatre productions of Chicago and 13.
This summer saw Priscilla singing many a cabaret at Mad Cow's Cabaret Festival 2011. Not only did she sing the "It's a Very Good Year" series, which covered 1946, 1956 and 1966, but she also joined forces with director Steve MacKinnon and baritone Brian Minyard for "The Sweetest Sounds: Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein".
Priscilla most recently performed the lead role of Mother in the brilliant musical Ragtime at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in August 2011.
" I heard no bad performances, and many stellar ones...Ms Bagley had some stunning numbers" said Archikulture Digest.



Priscilla will be playing Mama Morton in the musical "Chicago" at Theatre Downtown from January 14th-February 19th, 2011.
Elizabeth Maupin's review in the Orlando Sentinel:
"Priscilla Bagley displays a great big, handsome voice as Mama Morton"

Congratulations and best wishes to my graduate DIVA's as they continue study at New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, DePauw, Stetson, and Northwestern!! 

Where DIVAs can currently be seen/heard:
"Belle"- National tour of Beauty and the Beast
Chautauqua Opera
Central City Opera
Tri-Cities Opera
"Belle"- Beauty and the Beast LIVE at Disney World
"Ariel"- Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Disney World
"Hope"- Urinetown at Oklahoma City Univ summer music program.
"Yum-Yum"-The Mikado at Westminster Choir College summer program

Sept 11-Oct 18th 2009:
Don't miss Priscilla Bagley as "Rona Lisa Peretti" in Mad Cow Theatre's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
www.madcowtheatre.com

Orlando Sentinel's Elizabeth Maupin raves:
Attention Must Be Paid!
"Priscilla Bagley is a radiant ex-spelling-bee-queen who is now a radiant realtor"
"And, with their beautiful “I Love You Song,” the trio of Barnes, Bagley and Nicholas will melt your heart."

Seminar for College Bound Singers and Their Parents:
This seminar is designed specifically to aide young singers who aspire to major in music in college, and to better inform parents on how to guide and help their child through this often overwhelming process.
--The seminar will cover the most important aspects of college preparation, selection, admission and audition.
       Sub-topics include resume building, repertoire choices, GPA, choosing a voice teacher and scholarships.
Instructor: Priscilla Bagley
Space is limited, so reservations are suggested.  Call   407-628-9954 or email  PrisDIVA@aol.com
This seminar has been relocated from Orlando Opera to the University of Central Florida.
Seminar Dates:
June 27, 2009         UCF,  Colburn Hall #148  10AM-12:30PM
August 29, 2009      UCF, Colburn Hall # 148  10AM-12:30PM
November 7, 2009    UCF, Colburn Hall #148   10AM-12:30PM  
Cost:
$50.00 per person
$80.00 for one parent and one student
 
June 2009- Welcome and congratulations new students! Summer schedule begins the week of June8, 2009
May 2009- Auditions continue until May 27th.
March 2009-
So far, this year's Graduate school applicants have been accepted to Northwestern University, Boston Conservatory, Univ of Kentucky, Univ of Miami, USC and The Crane School of Music in NY.
Undergraduate students have been accepted to Oberlin Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Oklahoma City Univ, Univ of the Arts, Hartt Schol of Music, UNF, DePauw, Loyola Univ, and FSU (Vocal Performance and Musical Theater).
And everyone is getting talent scholarships!

DIVA auditions will be in April/May: Contact Us to Schedule Yours!

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