First Posted: 12/1/2014
Vocalist Juliana Pillets and her accompanist, Jennifer Hunter, will perform a concert for audiences of all ages and musical preferences at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Dallas. Selections include popular, classical, Broadway and more.
Admission is free, but a free-will offering will benefit Prince of Peace Episcopal Church.
Pillets is a resident of the Back Mountain and is currently enrolled as a junior at Scranton Preparatory School. She has been passionate about performing since an early age.
She began singing in the children’s choir at St Therese’s Church in Shavertown when she was 6 years old and has continued at every opportunity. She has received recognition for her vocal ability by receiving a first-place award in the Northeast Youth Talent Expo and most recently by placing first in the Dallas Harvest Festival’s Best of Open Mic.
She has studied extensively with several voice teachers and currently studies with Dr. Cari Tellis of Dallas.
At age 12, Pillets was awarded a first-place full scholarship by judges, including Emmy award-winner David Canary, at the summer Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. She has studied musical theatre with various Broadway artists and has attended Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University.
Most recently, she was selected to attend the prestigious summer program, MPulse at the University of Michigan. She has performed in an original off-Broadway musical at the 45th St. Theatre in New York City and has been involved in many community theatre productions of KISS theatre, the Misfit Players, the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre and Phoenix Performing Arts Center, most recently playing the role of Ava Peron in “Evita.”