Rosary students named to OC Register's Artist of the Year list

In this year of online and hybrid learning, teaching arts classes has been especially challenging. Not only have teachers had to reimagine their lessons for online and socially distant learning, but keeping students interested and engaged when they cannot perform together, or create in an art studio, has added extra layers of complexity.

Within each discipline — theater, dance, film, vocal music, instrumental music, computer-assisted visual arts and handcrafted visual arts — students have been nominated in specific specialties that highlight the area of the discipline in which they are the most accomplished. For instance, in theater, a student may be nominated in either acting, musical theater performance or theatrical design.

Following this initial nomination, a panel of arts educators narrow down the list and choose semi-finalists to move on to a round of in-person interviews. The semi-finalists will be announced on Sundays beginning April 11. The top Artist of the Year for each discipline and finalists in each specialty will be announced May 2.

Congratulations to Rosary’s nominees for the OC Register Artist of the Year:

Commercial Dance

                Alyssa Santos

Animation & Visual Effects

                Taylor Bastidas

                Caroline Linton

Theater (acting)

                Anna DiCrisi

                Katie Thomas

Theater (musical theater)

                Claire Early

Computer Assisted Visual Arts

                Lolani Blas

                Jasmine Vodhanel

Handcrafted Visual Arts (ceramics)

                Brooke Medina

Handcrafted Visual Arts (hand drawing)

                Katie Fang

                Tahlia Garcia

                Maggie Lazo