Meet our Finalists and Semi-Finalists

Finalists:

Noah Canales
@nochacho_canales
Ron Dukes
@RonDukesBass
Haile Ferrier
@haileferrier
Julia Hameed
@julia_hameed
Deepa Johnny
@deepajohnny
Libby Johnston
@libjohnston
Lucas Meindering
@lucasjamesthekid
Madison Russell
@madison.h.russell
Maya Sistruck
@mayalynns

Alternates:

Edward Ferran
@erf_at_best
Samantha Warshauer
@samantha.dayy

Semi-Finalists:

Amaan Atkins
@imbob26
Jessie Bittner
@jabitt
Ana Colon
@ana.colon_
Kelsey Dial
@kelseycdial
Collin Haber
@collinhaber
Isabel Hartzell
@isabelhartzell
Thomas James
@Tjfetner
Katelyn Karpinski
@kk_karp
Drake Leach
@drake_leach
Tirza Meuljic
@tirzameuljic
Imani Moss
@Highonstirfry
Emily Nawrocki
@emilynawrocki
Skyler Sajewski
@skybluereed
Ariel Salerno
@ariel__salerno
Natalie Stahl
@natnstahl
Veronica Stern
@veronicastern
Christine Wanda
@christinewanda_

A Message from The APO

The American Pops Orchestra has made it a priority to not only maintain Pre-COVID content in a virtual form, but also create new content to keep our audience engaged and our musicians employed.  As an organization that strives to break the mold of concerts, we are using COVID-19 to reimagine our normal operations.  Since March we have streamed two full original concerts, created solo performances by instrumentalist and vocalists, rethought our Music and Mindfulness series as a more often and virtual event, and partnered with organizations across the country in our virtual trivia series.  

In addition, APO has held multiple in-person socially distanced outdoor Porch Concerts that provide our audience with the opportunity to safely see live art despite the current situation around us.  Throughout the pandemic, APO has employed hundreds of musicians and artists and in a time when many other organizations couldn’t. In the words of Maestro Luke Frazier, “we never stopped.”

Moving forward, APO is proud to present our NextGen National vocal competition which will include students from across the country competing virtually for the chance to win a monetary prize and the opportunity to perform in a future APO MainStage Show. This will include a virtual audition and semi-finals with a live (COVID permitting) finals in Spring of 2021.  APO has also filmed multiple productions that will be broadcast nationally on PBS.  APO has been grateful to keep creating and making music despite the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will keep working to bring you, our valued audience, original and unique content.

To support APO as we keep moving forward you can click here, so that we can continue to employ more artists and musicians.  If you have any questions about what APO has been doing during the pandemic, please email hannah@theamericanpops.org. Thank you and stay safe.