Celebrating our 10th Anniversary
2001-2011

Generation for Creation
P.O. Box 330891
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
615-890-7116

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2011 Special Guests and Judges

Generation for Creation is honored that Lynnette Cole and these five judges will take part in the 2011 Talent Show Contest:

 

Lynnette Cole--Mistress of Ceremonies

Crediting humble beginnings and being raised along side 127 young people who graced the Cole household, Lynnette's passion for bringing awareness to adoption & foster care is powerful. For two years, Lynnette held a staff position in Washington, DC creating the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. The adoption coalition institute works to reform adoption laws and is chaired by a bi-partisan committee of senators and various state representatives.

Lynnette is the official International On-Air Spokesperson for Pur Minerals. As a host, Lynnette has hosted several shows such as "The Weekend Vibe" for NBC and CMT "Ultimate Country Home", ESPN entitled "The Life", MTV, VH-1, and "Whips" for the Source All Access on NBC as well as made appearances on "As the World Turns". Along with her hosting and career she has appeared in numerous print ads and commercials. As an actress, she has worked on several films including "Funny Valentine" & "Shattered".

High on her list of accomplishments is winning the Miss Tennessee USA title in 2000 allowing her the opportunity to forever become a part of pageant history as the first woman from Tennessee to be crowned MISS USA. As her causes and platform, she championed for breast and ovarian cancer as well as advocated for today's youth, bringing awareness to the great need for foster care and adoption within our Nation.

She is even listed on AdoptionCelebrity.com among famous adopted people.

David Brown, Judge

Growing up in a very musical family, David Brown was always interested in music. He started singing when he was just three years old. David Brown was in many musical productions throughout high school and was even a member of the Riverdale High School Singers in 2004 where he traveled to New York City and sang in Carnegie Hall.

Also, on his list of accomplisments inludes getting to the third round of performance in the 2006 season of American Idol, as well as performing on many radio stations including 1450 WGNS Murfreesboro, and 1540 WBRY in Woodbury. He also hosted “The Gospel Hour” on 1540 WBRY in Woodbury, TN for a year.

Out of all of the many things David has done in his musical career, his one true passion is Christian Music and glorifying God with his voice. He currently sings and plays the piano at his current church, The Pentecostals of Woodbury, and travels around to churches in the Tennessee and surounding areas singing for special events.

David was also a member of Generation for Creation in his younger years, placing in talent shows and now volunteers with them as much as he can.

David has been married for 3 years to Brandi Brown and has 2 young children, Trenton, and Brooklyn. 


Katherine Sandoval Taylor, Judge

Katherine Sandoval Taylor, a native of Asheville, NC, has appeared in oratorio, concert, musical theater, and opera performances throughout the North and Southeast. Studying voice and pedagogy under Mark St. Laurent, she earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Furman University, in Greenville, SC. 

Ms. Taylor is proud to have worked with internationally renowned vocal coaches Pierre Vallet and John Moriarty, Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Patricia Craig, and stage director to The Metropolitan Opera, Marc Astafan.  Past theatrical roles include Eliza in My Fair Lady, Guenevere in Camelot, Anna and Tuptim in The King and I, Maria in The Sound of Music, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Anne in Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre’s A Little Night Music. Favorite operatic roles performed include Aurelia Havisham in the monodrama, Miss Havisham's Wedding Night, Nannetta in Falstaff, Sifare in Mitridate, and Mimi, in La Bohème. 

Ms. Taylor’s most recent engagements include headlining concert performances with Nashville Opera, Asheville Bravo!, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and Classicopia - a chamber music organization lead by Daniel Weiser, as well as performing as a semi-finalist in the Orpheus National Operatic Vocal Competition, and the U.S. National Premiere of Chess in Concert with Street Theatre Company in Nashville, TN.

Ms. Taylor is thrilled to be a judge for Generation for Creation’s 2011 Talent Show!


 

 

 

Suzanne LeBeau, Judge

Tennessee artist Suzanne LeBeau is locally known mostly as a muralist. She has been an elementary school teacher for most of her adult life, but recently has felt a calling to get back to her creative side. She took up faux finishing about 6 years ago and specializes in metallic finishes, plasters, and murals. Lately, she has taken those skills and applied them to the canvas.

“I get so many ideas –usually late at night- that I can’t get them all out fast enough. Some of them are kind of unusual, but I just have to go with the flow!” said Ms. LeBeau. She has been working on two “series” of paintings this year. One of them is called the “windows to the world.” She states, “If you could place a window on your wall and have it open to your favorite place; that’s what I want to show.”

The other series is called “affirmations.” Every time the viewers see the painting, they are supposed to remind themselves of the joy of living. “So many people are stressed out because they keep repeating negative thoughts about themselves. If they would replace those with positive thoughts, their whole life could turn around. Mine did!”

 

 

Sarabeth Gheith, Judge

Music Director / Conductor

Ms. Sarabeth Gheith becomes only the second conductor and music director of the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra in its 11-year history, following the long tenure of founding conductor and music director, Susan Mullen, who recently was named Conductor Emeritus of the youth orchestra.

Ms. Gheith brings wide-ranging conducting experience to her new position. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Music and English from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1998, and received her Master of Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, in 2005. She holds an Iowa Teaching Certification in English 7-12, and an Illinois Teacher Certification in Music K-12.

Her most recent position was as Orchestra Director at Zadok Casey Middle School and the J. L. Buford Intermediate Center, both in Mount Vernon, IL. She also has served as conductor or guest conductor for the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's Philharmonia Orchestra (2006), and for the Northern Iowa Chamber Orchestra (2005). Other conducting experience includes work with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and the Westmont Community Band in Westmont, IL. She has worked as assistant conductor for both choral and operatic productions.

Ms. Gheith has served as adjudicator for the Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest; intern with the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (IL); publications coordinator for the Conductor's Guild, Inc., in Chicago; and as music library assistant for both the DuPage and the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestras. She was a member of the cello section of the Centralia Philharmonic in Centralia, IL.

Ms. Gheith has numerous presentations and lectures to her credit, marking her as both a musician as an educator. She is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA); the Illinois Grade School Music Association; the National Educators Association; and Sigma Alpha Iota.

 

 

Susan Mullen
Todd Johnson, Judge

Todd A. Johnson, a native of Murfreesboro, MTSU graduate, began dancing at a young age of 11, where he discovered his passion for "the stage" through a local hip-hop dance group called the " Jr.Half-timers".

From the half-timers Todd went on to continue "honing his craft" by dancing with the high school version of the Jr 1/2timers called the "Riverdale Halftimers".

Since then, Todd has went on to become a professional choreographer/dancer working with music industry artist such as Grammy nominee "TAMIA", 5-time Grammy award winner Roy "Futureman" Wooten, International Jazz artist "Kirk Whalum" country artist "Brooks & Dunn" just to name a few.

He was also on the hit show "MTV's America's Best Dance Crew" as a member of "Southern Movement". Todd currently owns and operates his own dance studio "CAT Studios" here in Murfreesboro,(located on 516 South Maney Ave.) where he continues to inspire and teach students of all ages.

For more info on Todd and/or his dance studio checkout the website - www.catchoreography.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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