Students of Howard Austin's Vocal Power Method

The Voice of Beauty Paige O'Hara Sings Out in 'Great Radio City Spectacular' in Las Vegas.

Paige is best known for her work as the voice of Belle in Disney's timeless film classic, "Beauty and the Beast"

Check out her wonderful Recordings

Maik Lohse "Pinball Wizard" ("Tommy", the musical)

Hadas Shalev 

MTV & Pantene Pro-Voice
1st Place Winner

American Idol
"Piece of my mind"

We are delighted to introduce to the world
Shereé Rebecca Lucas.

You will love the silky-smooth voice of this Washington, D.C., native.  There is no mistaking the uniqueness that is Shereé.  Shereé already has won the hearts of many with her masterful lyrics and easy-listening melodies.  Her sound is all her own.

Her love for God and life is evident in her music.  An extraordinary songwriter and vocalist, Shereé invites you to join her as she sings praises to the Lord, and encourages your soul.

Get ready to be ReeBorn!  


Carol Chrisong
on launching
your album,
"Artemis Rising"

Moonstruck Records proudly presents its debut album, “Artemis Rising”, an original work by Carol Chrisong.

Devon Guthrie "Jewel Song" (Faust) - Charles Gounod / Vocal Power Classical show case

David Carradine
Sharon Benson
Soul Dogs
B.B. King's Blues Club

Meet Robyn Joy.  robyn A Star Search International Jr. Grand Champion winner at eight years old, Robyn has grown up and grown in talent through her continuing studies in theater, singing and dance.  


Hannah Castelluccio
vocals, rhythm guitar; 
Continuing down the path of blues-rockers, Melissa Etheridge and Alannah Myles, Rarely does an all-female band like Auburn Court write music outside of pop and punk, let alone blues-rock and soul, the way this group does. Hannah has a voice and magnetic performance that would give Janis Joplin goose bumps. The band’s maturity level extends beyond its age. 


When Connie Olson sings, the first thing you notice is that uniquely beautiful voice... No matter what style of music Connie is performing-hard-edged, driving rhythm & blues, lilting jazz ballads and pop standards, or classic Rock 'n' Roll - the unmistakable richness of that natural alto shines through. The second thing you notice about Connie is presentation. A consummate professional, Connie finds the essence of the song - any song - and delivers it with authenticity and authority, while maintaining her own distinctive and highly attractive personality. Connie Olson is definitely a talent for all seasons and styles. 


Meet Abigail Mavity.  Abby is a successful young actress making a name for herself in Hollywood.  At 10, Abby has already starred in several feature motion pictures and tv movies, has worked as a series regular lead in an NBC sitcom, has guest starred in numerous other tv shows, and has been featured in many national commercials. 

Abby is represented by the Abrams Artists Agency

Gretchen Weiss website  is an accomplished professional in Musical Theater, film & Commercials.

Gretchen Weiss "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"  


Tracy Martin  is a singer, actress and voiceover artist. 
Her professional credits include:
citcoms, film, theater, radio & TV commercials, CD Roms, videos and cabaret acts.


Jessica Seely  at the age of 12, is a singing karaoke star - 
Winner of the Nikkodo Karoake Contest - Los Angeles. 


BornToSing's three opera singing teenagers all won first place in their caragories in the Southwest Youth Music Festival competition.

Jennie Kwan is Kim (Chicago, 1st USA National Tour)

Jennie Kwan, a native of Los Angeles, made her professional theatre debut in Miss Saigon. Jennie began performing at age 11 with a touring company, Kids of the Century. She received first place honors in both 1990 and 1991 at the Southwestern Youth Musical Festival in the musical theatre division. Jennie performed the singing voice of Audrey in FOX-TV's animated series Little Shop (based on Little Shop of Horrors). She appeared in the film Dish and on ABC-TV in Country Estates. She has done many commercials and modeling jobs and has sung in various Hollywood nightclubs. She appeared in guest role in the FOX-TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as Oliver Stone's ABC-TV mini-series Wild Palms. 
Jennie credits her vocal training at Vocal Power and her acting teachers, David Wells and Sally Piper, for having belief in her and nurturing her talents. She wants to express her thanks to her parents, Jorge and Estrella for inspiring her to pursue her love of performing. 

Miss Saigon  - Cristina as Kim

Cristina Paras has been staring in the title role of 'Kim' in the national tour of Miss Saigon. Cristina is the second "Miss Saigon" cast from the Vocal Power studio is receiving rave reviews everywhere. And now Cristina is playing to audiences in Germany with the same overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. Jennie Kwan, now a lead in television's "California Dreams", opened as 'Kim' in the Chicago company's production of "Miss Saigon" in 1994.

Recording Scene

Susan Dixon's contemporary Christian album, "Celebrate", is getting lots of air play on KUCR FM radio. Susan's voice, trained by Howard Austin, can be heard on a new meditation album which is now being distributed in Canada. She contributed her singing talents to 8 albums and a film score. 

Stefanie Roos, Katherine Kim and Becky Luckett are combining their talents in the studio with record producer, Sam Brown III.

Making Moves in Movies

Marne Patterson has a lead in the Disney Feature Film, "Camp Nowhere".
Tina Majorino, is becoming quite a star having recently been featured in such hits as "Andre" and "Corinna, Corinna". We look forward to seeing her in many more films.

More Musical Theater

Megan Gillespie & Devon Gutherie were accepted by the Manhatten School of Music.
Katie Blacksmith is going to participate in the NYU Musical Theater Program.
Tyia Wilson, Star Search winner and Miss Black Teenage America played 'Julie' in Showboat at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Danielle Cabral plays 'Kate' in the Griswolds Candlelight Pavilion's production of Annie. Michelle Armstrong was cast in the La Mirada production of Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat. Leelyn Lindsey played 'Luisa' in the Glendale Center Theater production of the Fantasticks.
Anita Matta was a featured singer in "Godspell", for the California Youth Theater at Paramount Studios.
Jessica Tivens, a Star Search Winner, was featured in the long-running Groundling Theater production of "Big Tush, Little Tush".
Erica Horne is a principal performer in 'Rock Theater' at Paramount Studios.
Mary Harper was 'Reverend Mother' in "Nunsense" at the Simi Valley Cultural Center.
Michelle Berti plays 'Zanita' in The "Music Man" at the new Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center.

At Universal Studios

Perry Lambert was seen starring as 'Fred Flintstone' in the Universal Studio production of "The Flintstone Show". Perry's more than 20 years experience includes performing at Disneyland in the Aladdin Oasis and Dick Tracy shows as well as working with such notable stars as Rosemary Clooney, Chita Rivera and Charles Nelson Reilly.

Recital Debut...Opera

Laurie Rubin had her debut classical recital in the Young Artists Series at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. The program featured songs and arias in six languages. She was a featured soloist in the U.of Santa Barbara's operatic program for young singers. Laurie has sung for general Schwartzkopf, Mrs Anwer Sadat, President and Mrs. Reagan. She was chosen by Mayor Riordan to sing the National Anthem at his inauguration ceremony.

Spotlight Award Winner

Devon Gutherie won first place in the 2004 Music Center Spotlight Awards.
Alexandra Lee
, Spotlight winner 2002, was accepted by the Juilliard School of Music.
Jessica Tivens
, Student of Vocal Power from age 8, took first place with her 14 year old blossoming operatic voice. The event was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Jessica was one of 12 finalists from 800 high schools in this eighth annual competition. Although we teach all styles and Vocal Power specializes in various pop styles and musical theater, four of the ten semi-finalists in the classical voice category.

Community Involvement

Jennie Kwan, star of television's "California Dreams and Perry 'Flintstone' Lambert donated their talents at the March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon in Griffith Park. Star Search winner, Jessica Tivens, opened the festivities, singing the National Anthem. Mayor Riordan, Chief Williams and a host of other dignitaries were in attendance.

Award Winning Students

Blaine Brown was accepted by Berklee College of Music and won Best Vocal Solist at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Alexandra Lee won first place in the classical division in the "Spotlight Awards" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Nicole Pryor - Miss America Pagent; captured "Miss Ventura County" title, preparing for the "Miss California" competition in July. - first place talent - singing 
Devon Gutherie - Miss America Pagent; won the title of "Miss Teenage Los Angeles" going on to compete for "Miss Teenage California" - first place talent - singing
Whitney Landau captured a 1st place trophy in the Starchild Readers talent competition. Cynthia Ermshar recently won the title of Miss Teenage America and impressed the judges with her youthful operatic style.
Danielle Cabral won a 2nd place Trophy in the California-Nevada Riverside Exchange Club's 46th Annual "Search For Talent" and a 1st place trophy in Fontana's city wide "Quest For Talent".

The Club Scene

Multi-talented actress, Melora Hardin, can be heard around town with her originals band, Melora. 
Mary Shore with her originals band, 'Baby Tyrant' plays for an audience of 20,000 in Japan. 
Hadas Shalev won 1st place on open mic night at the Palomino and she was invited back for a TNN TV appearance. Two weeks later, she won another 1st place at the Palomino open mic.

Vocal Power Director, Howard Austin, after another exciting presentation at Cal. State - Fullerton, was invited to present the "Pop Voice In The New Musical Theater" Seminar in San Jose CA is part of a full weekend of workshops presented by the National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (NATS) and is designed to provide training in the Vocal Power Method, Including Vocal Technique, Singing Style and Stage Presentation. Various chapters of NATS have called upon Howard to conduct Master classes for their member teachers and their students. These have included San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose and the NATS National Convention.

Howard Austin's Born To Sing book has been translated into Portuguese.

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