Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Emerging Singers Shine; Creative Generations Performing Arts Event Is Our Largest for Youth

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Emerging Singers Shine; Creative Generations Performing Arts Event Is Our Largest for Youth

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Byline: Tracey Johnstone

CREATIVE Generations - the state school musical extravaganza - is giving three of the region's top emerging singers the chance to shine in front of their biggest audience to date.

Mason Hope, from Maroochy State High School, Malia Stirling, from Nambour State College, and Trey Cooper, from Meridan State College, will be on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre stage performing as individual vocalists within the four performances across July 15 and 16.

Joining them from the Sunshine Coast will be students from six other state schools - Beerwah, Chancellor, Glenview, Mountain Creek junior and high, and Sunshine Beach.

The 12th Creative Generations will be the largest youth performing arts event in Queensland with more than 1500 students from Prep to Year 12 performing across 60 show segments to an audience of up to 4000 people.

The performances will include 45 featured solo vocalists, dancers, choristers, a massed string orchestra, The James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band, drumline, drama performances, film and stage crew.

The organisers of CGEN say the event is about mentoring the next generation of Queensland performers and providing opportunities for them to work with and learn from professional artists.

They say the annual event has launched the professional careers of many students who have gone on to star in theatre, television and musical productions.

Over the coming months, the youth will work with vocal coaches, including The Voice contestants Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy.

"They will teach us how to connect with the song and use our voices to the best of our ability," Malia said.

Malia and Trey both will perform a solo piece as well as joining in a number of group performances.

It was only when they were auditioning that the selection panel decided to add an additional two solo spots to the originally planned six, so that Malia and Trey could be profiled.

Malia was shocked to be selected as one of the featured artists. …

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