Winners Announced in Patel Conservatory's Tampa's Got Talent
TAMPA - The four winners of the Patel Conservatory's Tampa's Got Talent competition have been announced. Each has been awarded a full scholarship to a class at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) and a professional headshot photography session compliments of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.
Winners are Elizabeth Harvath (theater category), Johnny Maio (dance category), Daniel Marsh (instrumental category), and Jayne Ward (vocal category). Ten-year-old Harvath, a sixth grader, has participated in dance oriented summer camps at the Conservatory and will study musical theater in the fall to help her achieve her goal of becoming a better actor. Multi-talented Maio, 14, auditioned in both piano and Irish step dancing, and will study dance at the Conservatory. Thirteen-year-old Marsh, in eighth grade, will enroll in Rock School classes to work on his electric guitar playing. Ward, 39, is a current Conservatory student who wowed judges with her voice. She will enroll in vocal lessons to help her meet her goal of improving her sight-reading and confidence.
"By holding this contest, we wanted to motivate local performers throughout the community, which is inherent in the Patel Conservatory's mission," said Wendy Leigh, vice president of education at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. "We are in the fortunate position of being able to offer the finest instruction in dance, voice, music and theater, due to our fantastic instructors and facilities. We are thrilled to be able to offer scholarships to these talented performers."
During the Tampa's Got Talent contest on July 18th, more than 100 contestants danced, sang, played musical instruments, and acted for the chance to win. In addition to talent, judges looked for passion and willingness to learn, to determine the winners.
In addition, the Patel Conservatory offers financial assistance to those who apply and meet criteria.
The Patel Conservatory offers classes for children and adults in all kinds of dance, music, and theater. Fall classes begin August 30th, and online registration is available at www.patelconservatory.org. More information about the Patel Conservatory is available by calling (813) 222-1002 and by visiting the website.
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