The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


February 20, 2014

23 vocalists reach Rising Stars semifinals

GREENVILLE — Greenville Symphony Orchestra conducted auditions for the 2014 Rising Stars vocal competition recently at Passavant Center, Thiel College.

Twenty-three vocalists will continue on to the semifinal round at 7 p.m. March 15, where 18 will be selected by celebrity judges to compete in the final round at 7 p.m. April 12. These entertaining performances are open to the public for a nominal entrance fee. Rising Stars is a fundraiser for the orchestra.

Those participating in the semifinals are:

Ages 10-13 bracket

Jillian Strecansky, Columbiana, Ohio

Jade Jewell, Greenville

Olivia Erskine, Greenville

Brianna Kilgore, Franklin

Paige Lemier, Franklin

Ages 14-18

Helene Kirsch, Sharpsville

Molly Montalvo, Greenville

Joslyn Martin, Hermitage

Kira Burkhauser, Hermitage

Jaclyn Martin, Fredonia

Albearta Gearhardt, Greenville

Age 19 and older

Noel Stanger, Greenville

Lisa Cook, Franklin

Stuart Steinberg, Hermitage

Kayla Bickerton, Greenville

Dana Fitzgerald, Fowler, Ohio

Joey Campagna, Seneca, Pa.


Mia McGlinn, Conneaut Lake, and Madison Hornstein, Meadville

Miranda Bubenheim and Kate McCann, both of Greenville

Marie Lineman and Mercer Martin, both of Greenville

Tickets will be available at the door or online at For more information, call 724-588-6164.

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