Vocalist, Vocal Coach, Entertainer

The Stars of Connie’s 5th Annual Student Showcase

Connie’s students take the stage on June 6th at Famous Dave’s.  Here’s a little bit about the rising stars you will be seeing.

Sophie Sigel

Sophie will be a Junior at Wayzata High School next year. She has been taking voice lessons for
four years and started last year with Connie. She has performed in fourteen shows, and in “Annie Get Your Gun,” she was Winnie Tate. In her free time, Sophie likes to dance, sing and hang out with her friends. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support!

Bartley Stratton

Bartley recently moved from San Diego to the Twin Cities. She started doing musical theater productions in elementary school and then branched out to other genres of music. Along with musical theater, she has participated in multiple choirs, done vocal directing for high school students, sang the National Anthem at various events, sung with worship bands at churches, and was in a cover band before moving to Minnesota. Bartley is looking to do sit-ins with bands in the Twin Cities and she is an active member of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir.

Carmon Johnson

Chef Carmon Johnson is Connie Olson’s newest vocal student and they met each other while Connie was performing. Carmon was brought up in a family of musicians and artists in the Como Park area of St. Paul. She grew up listening to rock music such as Prince, Roy Orbison and Elvis to name a few influences. Carmon was named after her father’s favorite song by Marty Robbins.

Sally Leder

Sally is completing her third year of lessons with Connie and is still loving it. She loves Swing, Jazz and Big Band music. When people ask what kind of music she sings, she tells them, ”I swing the standards!”

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Alexandra Lynn Noonan

Alexandra just graduated from University of St. Thomas with a major in Marketing. She has recently begun working at The Cheesecake Factory and soon hopes to open her own dessert shop. Music has been a true passion of hers since she was old enough to hold a microphone. She is excited to start writing her own lyrics and continue to pursue one of her loves in life.

Jamee Hansen

Jamee Hansen of South St. Paul is eight years old and just completed second grade at Lincoln Center Elementary School. She loves singing, dancing, art, riding horses, volleyball and basketball. Jamee has been in three plays and is now in a class at the Children’s Theatre,“The Fundamentals of Acting.” Her favorite singers are Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Selena Gomez.

Freyja Hafner

Freyja is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. She just completed her junior year at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. At Main Street, she is a member of the Small Group Ensemble, and was selected to be a member of Chamber Singers in her senior year. Freyja loves music of all types but particularly Jazz and Blues.

Rebecca Fogel

Rebecca Fogel has always loved music and has been singing since she was a toddler. She sang in her junior and high school choirs and performed in musicals at camp. Her iPod contains an eclectic mix of everything from jazz and rock and roll to show tunes. She is hard to beat at trivia games! She especially likes music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Some of her favorite artists are The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Bonnie Raitt and her dad.

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