Unique Greeting Card Turns Into Vocal Music Contest: Talk of the Towns

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – Olga Druzhinina, voice and piano teacher at Olga’s Music Studio, got involved in a Cleveland-themed project dedicated to Mother’s Day.

Lena Moro, owner of Moro Design Studio, asked Druzhinina to create an original music file with a child’s voice singing “MAMMA! by C. Bixio – one of the most popular pieces in L.Pavarottire’s repertoire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=9Bo8bFOR5Js&feature=emb_logox.

She wanted to greet Cleveland mothers not only with a cute greeting card, but also bring the best Cleveland child voices to moms by singing through a QR code printed on their original Cleveland Mothers Day greeting card. . https://www.lenamoro.com/product/mothers-day-cleveland-musical-greeting/.

Druzhinina decided to hold an online competition for young Cleveland singers, ages 6 to 11, also pursuing the idea of ​​supporting local music teachers and encouraging students to continue their practice during their 40s. coronavirus. https://spark.adobe.com/page/fjtEMOIyYFMML/.

The participants practiced hard, learned difficult Italian texts and music, and received consultations with their teachers on the Internet. The parents organized recordings at home and they all worked together. This competition included many talented musicians and public figures who donated their time and respected names to be judges.

The young singers were fortunate to be heard by the jury which included Dr. Dorota Sobieska, executive artistic director of the Cleveland Opera and opera singer; Joyce Mariani, president of the Italian Cultural Garden and director of the Italian Garden Opera; and Dina Kuznetsova, world-renowned opera singer and faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

All the candidates received very useful and serious advice from these masters. The judges evaluated the finalists and the winner was Alex Cosma, with 98.6 points. His hard work was recognized with a cash prize of $ 100 from Moro Design Studio, organizer and sponsor of this competition.

Two other finalists were Evangeline Rahimov, 8, with 90.6 points, and Jaanvi Sanisetti, 7, who impressed the judges with her progress after taking singing lessons for just six months.

All finalists were honored with a professional photoshoot, “Mom, Music, Me” by Lena Moro.

Alex and Eva both received the truly invaluable award – being accepted to sing in Cleveland Opera productions in 2020-2021. Alex also received an invitation to sing at the Italian Garden Opera / Cultural Gardens. The three finalists are students of Olga’s Music Studio, https://www.facebook.com/OlgasMusicStudio/.

Creative teaching video: There are a lot of videos teachers are producing lately, but this one is a must-watch – so creative! My favorite was “It’s raining tacos!” Make sure you watch the end for the bloopers.

Elementary physical education teachers at North Royalton City Schools made a fun fitness video that tells stories of their coronavirus quarantine experiences in a very fun and creative way. (Photo courtesy of Town of North Royalton Schools)

This coronavirus quarantine has led Ms. Dylong, Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Costello, elementary physical education teachers at North Royalton City Schools, to find themselves in strange situations.

Check out their fitness video, which tells stories of their midlife experiences. Make sure to follow along and stay active throughout the video. https://www.wevideo.com/view/1709445330.

Creative slideshow: Creativity keeps flowing. Royal View Primary School’s end-of-year slideshow is a tribute to its fourth-graders, the Class of 2028. They were the first group of kindergarten students to walk through the entire building after the school closed. the Early Childhood Center in 2015. Discover #NRinspiregrand.

Reopening tour: In an effort to help local small businesses, the Brecksville and Broadview Heights Chambers of Commerce have joined forces to host a social distancing reopening and ribbon cutting tour.

“Few people have been hit harder by COVID-19 than Mom & Pop companies. Therefore, it is more imperative than ever to show our community that Main Street is open for business, ”said Jon Kozesky, Executive Director of Both Houses.

The first of these ribbon cuts took place on Tuesday, May 26 for local restaurant Tom & Chee. All appropriate safety protocols have been applied, including participants wearing masks, standing 6 feet apart and disinfecting the giant scissors before use, which will continue to be applied for the events taking place May 30 and June 1.

The community and media are invited to join the chamber and local elected officials in one of the following scheduled Social Distancing Ribbon Cuts:

• Vertical Runner, Saturday noon (May 30), 8929 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. A local champion runner will pierce the inauguration ribbon just before it is cut.

• Transitional design, Monday June 1 at noon, 601 Towpath Road, Broadview Heights. The company is a 70,000 square foot local retailer.

• Roth’s lymphoedema, Monday at 1 pm (June 1), 8180 Brecksville Road, # 204, Brecksville.

• AcuLaser Processing Center, 2:00 pm Monday (June 1), 7000 Fitzwater Road, Suite 230, Brecksville (New business officially opened).

• Core Cryo, 2:30 pm Monday (June), 8865 Brecksville Road, # 6, Brecksville.

• Creekside Restaurant and Bar, 3 pm Monday June 1, 8805 Brecksville Road, Brecksville.

• Brecksville Florist, 3:15 pm Monday (June 1), 8803 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. A 67-year-old company in the community

Come support our local businesses!

Let the communities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights and North Royalton know what’s going on with your organization, church, school, business or family. Write to me at [email protected].

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