Academy Boys’ Singing Group to Perform National Anthems at Tampa Bay Rays Game

Posted on: August 26th, 2014

Twenty-Four and a Half Men, Academy at the Lakes’ Boys’ Singing Group (grades 7 through 12) will perform the National Anthems at the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Cabaret Night: How Academy Integrates Our Core Curriculum Into Chorus

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014


All singers in Boys’ and Girls’ Chorus participate in a very special end of the year event called Cabaret Night in which the Academy gym is transformed into a dinner theatre atmosphere with tables, elegant décor, spotlights and light refreshments.

“Initially, Cabaret Night took the form of a recital where we had audience members in rows and students performed on stage. The last two years, it has finally developed into the concert event I envisioned years ago, a ‘dinner theatre’ type atmosphere.” Katie explained, “I am thankful to Ms. Michele Cozzolino’s (Academy parent) event planning and Ms. Dorie Burnham’s (Academy’s Business Manager) logistical geniuses for helping me achieve this vision!”

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Academy 4th Grader Selected for FMEA Elementary All State Chorus

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

Congratulations to Elise Faith, class of 2022! She did a fantastic job of representing Academy at the Lakes at this year’s Florida Elementary Music Educators’ Conference All State Chorus. Being selected is quite an honor and reflects an individual’s commitment to excellence in singing. Elise went through an audition process and was selected from a […]

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2013 Winter Concert

Posted on: December 9th, 2013

  Photo Credit: John Faith Last Thursday parents, family and friends gathered in the Academy Gymnasium to watch students from 2nd Grade through 12th Grade perform at the 2013 Winter Concert: Sounds of the Season, presented by the Fine Arts department. All levels of strings and band performed in a progression, starting with Entry Strings, […]

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Students Audition for All State Chorus

Posted on: September 27th, 2013

Congratulations to Elise Faith, Zoe Moore, Elizabeth Robichaux, Daphne Smith, and Terrell Woods, who have completed the audition process for participation in this year’s All State Chorus. Students who are selected will attend the Florida Music Educator’s Conference in January where they will perform under the direction of nationally recognized conductor, Darren Dailey. Best of luck […]

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Academy Students Sing at Local Retirement Center

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

Slideshow: On Friday, December 14, 2012, Academy’s chorus members in 2nd – 6th grade made their annual visit to a local retirement center.

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Winter Concert 2012

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

“Learning music is hard!” So expressed Head of School and Upper Division Choral Director Mark Heller as Academy commenced yet another memorable Winter concert. With approximately 200 students (half of the entire student body), offering music of varying styles in both the vocal and instrumental disciplines, it was evident that it does take time, effort, […]

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Zoe Moore Invited to All State Chorus

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

Zoë Moore has been invited to participate in The Florida Elementary Music Educators All State Chorus. Participation is extended by invitation only and that invitation is earned through a lengthy audition process.

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Festival of Voices 2012

Posted on: October 10th, 2012

Upper Division Choristers rocked the house at the USF Festival of Voices September 21st and 22nd. Hosted by The University of South Florida School of Music and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the Festival of Voices is an intensive two-day workshop for honors-quality high school choral students. The festival featured two choirs for our […]

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Slide Show: McCormick Chorus Wows at Cabaret Night

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

The students showed incredible range and poise on stage as they performed in front of a packed house.

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