Private studios sometimes promote an atmosphere of competition between students, hoping to prepare students for a "dog-eat-dog" world. But within The Green Room, we have a different philosophy. Certainly Green Room students attend countless auditions and competitions, and our students' success stories prove that Green Room students do very well in the "real world." Green Room students consistently place high at adjudicated festivals and competitions, earn leading roles in shows, and frequently receive solos wherever they choose to sing or play. But we believe that each student has his or her own uniquemusical gift to develop. We believe it will develop better in an atmosphere that promotes cooperation, support, and growth. Green Room students develop a special bond through their mutual respect for each others' talents and confidently support each other in every endeavor. We're exceptionally proud of that.
Here's a short list of some of the places you will see Green Room students performing around the St. Louis Metro area: Opera Theater of St. Louis Muny Teens and Muny Kids All-District/All-State Choirs St. Louis Children's Choirs Mississippi Valley Conference Honors Choir St. Louis Archdiocesan Choir and Children's Choir Lead roles in their school and community theaters' shows With their church and school music departments
Current and former students of The Green Room have been accepted, many on scholarship, to prestigious music schools such as: Peabody Conservatory Berklee College of Music NYU Steinhardt School of Music DePaul University Northwestern University Belmont University Kansas State University Roosevelt Conservatory Miliken University Miami Univeristy, Ohio
Green Room students have truly excelled and have won many special honors including these:
In recent years, three Green Room Students have been selected as the Number 1 ranked singer in their section for the Southern Illinois District for All-State. This is a tremendous accomplishment as these students are chosen out of hundreds of singers through an intense audition process.
Since The Green Room joined the National Federation of Music Clubs in 2009, Green Room students have won the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs' State Vocal Competition SIX times including these remarkable students:
Aly Gabriel, 2015 & 2017
Bailey Hutton, 2013
Maggie Morrissey, 2011
Grace Costello, 2020 (virtual competition due to COVID-19)
In May of 2020, Grace also received the Broadway Bound award in the virtual competition for the Illinois Cohort of the prestigious Schmidt Vocal Competition
In March of 2018, Rebecca Hackett received 1st place in District IV, Virtuoso Club's piano competition and advanced to compete at the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs' State Piano Competition.