SINGING, STRUMMING, STANDING UP FOR A CAUSE

JULIAN CUYJET (Vocal 2017) has a lucky number this summer– 13. That’s the title of the rock musical he is currently rehearsing at the Spindrift School for the Performing Arts in their 4 week musical theater summer intensive for teens. A grown-up story about growing up, “13” is a “…high-energy musical…about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.”

On August 4th, once the final curtain drops on "13", Julian will be jumping from Pacifica to Page Street, For a solid week, he will participate in the Chanticleer Choral Skills Lab at the Kanbar Center, a workshop designed for singers aged 14-20 to hone their skills. Students take classes in sight-singing, music theory, music history, conducting, solo voice technique, IPA and diction, and the art of the audition; culminating with a student performance of challenging choral music. In addition, he plans to continue his piano and ukelele classes.

A fierce community activist, Julian’s parting solo from his K-8 middle school was his appearance last week at a local school board meeting, where he spoke out in support of the continued inclusion of children with Special Needs at his alma mater.