Students offer riveting performances at Departmental Recital

LSMSA—Six performing arts students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) showcased song and dance selections during the school’s Departmental Recital, which was held on Feb. 14 in the Center for Performance and Technology Recital Hall.

Abigail LeBlanc (’19) and Madeline Lorio (’21) collaborated on an improvisational dance piece to the song “Hourglass” by Sleeping at Last. Sopranos Allison Jonson (’21) and Brynlee Daigle (’19) sang “Caro mio ben” and “Nuit d’etoiles,” respectively. Soprano Madison Kavanaugh (’21) performed “Will You” from “Grey Gardens,” and soprano Sydney Sorbet (’20) closed out the show with the song “Art is Calling for Me” from “The Enchantress”.

The performers were students of Senior Lecturer of Voice and Chorale Lisa Benner and Instructor of Dance Crystal Lewis. Many of the pieces featured piano accompaniment by Dr. Charles Jones, LSMSA’s senior lecturer of piano.

Departmental Recitals at LSMSA are held twice per semester, with students performing song arrangements, dance numbers and theatrical skits. The events are free and open to the public.

Small class sizes at LSMSA allow for performing arts students to receive individualized attention from esteemed faculty members at the top of their field.