Stars Shine Brightly


Meet the Musicians

 

kendra

Kendra R. Clement is an Arizona State University graduate and a world traveler, recently returned from an epic adventure in Spain. She has worked in childcare, theatre directing and is currently employed at East Valley High School as an Art/Dance teacher. She is passionate about singing and the performing arts, writing music and creating art spontaneously thanks to the amazing mentors in her life. Seeking to accomplish one dream at a time, her heart and mind are continuously flooded with dreams and ambitions. The AGREE music and completion of this cd has been one of those dreams made true. To all who listen, this music was created to magnify the power of one and promote the sacredness of many: peace, love and a golden walking.

julie

Julie Sebag (Violin) started playing violin in France at the age of four. She continued her education in violin at the Arizona State University music program with Dr. Jonathan Swartz for three years before finding a new passion in medicine. Although Ms. Sebag now pursues a career in the health care field, she still enjoys making music with her fellow ASU and phoenix musicians.

zach

Zach Wiggins (Piano/Accordian) recently moved to Arizona from Utah after graduating from Brigham Young University with a BM in Jazz Studies. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in jazz piano performance at ASU. In addition to playing jazz, Zach enjoys many other styles of music and plays with a variety of local shows and bands. Outside of music he explores the great outdoors and appreciates fine cuisine.

evie

Evie Clair (Vocals) loves to sing and play the piano/guitar and write music. She played Molly in Anne at Hale Theater at 8 years old. She recently performed the National Anthem at a Diamondbacks game, released her first original pop single, won in her category at the 2014 Arizona’s Rockin’ with Talent and recorded for the soundtrack of an upcoming movie, “Cokeville Miracle” that will be released in theaters 2015. www.evieclair.com

kirra

Kirra Abplanalp (Vocals) is a thoughtful 9 year old who loves to sing, act, dance and play the piano. As a 6 year old, she played Young Florence in Chandler Gilbert Community College’s production of Chess and she was featured as Emily in the 40th Anniversary Production of Saturday’s Warrior. She also recently recorded for the soundtrack of an upcoming movie, “Cokeville Miracle” that will be released in theaters 2015.

skylar

Skylar R. (Vocals) has been dancing since the age of three. She has performed in multiple dance recitals and competitions. She is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop and loves to dance and perform. She recently played Shelley in the musical Saturday’s Warrior. She is a straight A student and participates in a program that mentor’s younger students. She loved working with everyone on this CD.

brightyn

Brightyn R. (Vocals) is 8 years old and loves to entertain. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and started competing at the age of 5. She has won many awards over the years. Recently she had the opportunity to perform at a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and was crowned Little Miss Star of Hope. She loved being a part of this experience.

parker

Parker E. (Vocals) is an 8th grader at Heritage Academy. He has been seen in AYT’s productions of Zorrito, Peter Pan and Wendy, Once on This Island, Beauty and the Beast, Frankenstein and numerous workshop performances. Parker plays the cello and the piano. He enjoys basketball and playing games.

jaida

Jaida Howell (Vocals) loves to sing and play the piano. She was recently featured on the Supercut Video of “Glorious” with David Archuleta for the movie “Meet the Mormons.” Jaida also recently recorded for the soundtrack of an upcoming movie, “Cokeville Miracle” that will be released in theaters 2015.

sydney

Sydney D. (Vocals), age 12, has performed in 13 stage productions across the Valley. Some of her most favorite roles include Beauty and the Beast Jr. as Belle (NYA Nomination), Flounder in The Little Mermaid (NYA Award), Shelly Flinders in the 40th Anniversary production of Saturday’s Warrior, Brigitta Von Trapp in Sound of Music at Hale Centre Theatre and most currently Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka Jr.) at Actor’s Youth Theatre. Sydney loves all things musical theatre! When she’s not singing, dancing or acting, she loves to experiment in the kitchen and dabble in creative writing.

steve

Steve Parrish (Sound Engineer) – Owner-Producer with Desertcoast Productions. Steve Parrish began working in the music production field as a writer and performer with top-rated KUPD Radio personality Dave Pratt. He’s written and produced for several sports show including the Emmy-winning “Overtime Sports”, “The Cardinals Insider”, and “The Gambo and Ash Show” on KTAR Radio. Steve Parrish currently writes and produces music for television; his productions can be heard on all major networks as well as cable channels such as HBO, FX, MTV and others. He can be reached at www.desertcoast.com

andrew

Andrew Payne (Guitar/Misc.) began his formal musical training in 1995 and finds great joy and satisfaction in composing, arranging, performing, and recording music using a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, ukulele, and percussion, among others. His diverse musical taste attracts him to many genres ranging from classical to contemporary. He is an engineer by profession and embarks also in musical entrepreneurship. He is a firm believer in the golden rule and is honored to have taken a part in creating this work.

austen

Austen Mack (Percussion) is a talented, and versatile musician, including bass, piano and percussion. Along with studying Jazz performance at ASU, he has worked as an instructor for Music Makers Academy and as an instrumentalist for Desert Cross Lutheran Church. With an appetite for adventure and songwriting, he is currently touring with the eclectic band “Captain Squeegee”. Check them out!

timothy

Timothy Heywood (Banjo/Harmonica) compares himself to a modern-day miner searching for a heart of gold. A talented musician, Timothy was born and raised in the valley of the sun. He is an ASU graduate., has worked extensively for the ANASAZI foundation and is an active member in the community. For this recording, he decided to celebrate with a bit of zing from his trusty harmonica, gifted banjo, and the clinking of root beer bottles. For Tim there’s no use in denying, because the legends are all true, that there’s gold inside each one of us.

emily

Emily Cardullo (Vocals) is a 9 year old and this is her first time singing on a CD. She loves to read most especially American girl books and Grimtastic girls books, and quiz books. She loved working with Kendra and she hopes you like the songs.

james

James V. (Vocals) (13) Lives in Mesa with his parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister and a dog, James has been singing since age 2 and also plays the piano, trumpet, mellophone and french horn. James is a boy scout, serves in church and strives to be an upstanding, honorable young man in all he does. James has been in Band for 3 years and recently joined a marching band. We are excited to see where his musical goals will lead him.

bailey

Bailey M. (Vocals) is 14 years old and is a Freshman at Mesa High School. She is in the Choir and Orchestra programs at her school and enjoys creating and listening to music. She plays violin, piano, cello, and several other instruments. Outside of school, she is involved in Theatre and spends a lot of her time at Actors Youth Theatre.

cole

Cole Maxson (Vocals) is 10 years old and is so excited to be a part of this wonderful project! He loves to perform any chance he can get. Last summer he played Ernie in Saturdays Warrior. He also played the part of Doug Cratchit in Hale Theater’s A Christmas Carol this past December. Performing in MCC’s Music Theater Summer Workshops is also so fun to him. He plays the piano, ukelele and cello, and loves sports, beat boxing, break dancing, making videos, and playing Minecraft. He has high hopes of becoming a YouTube star with his family’s channel, MaxTunes.

daelynd

Daelynd B. (Vocals) lives in Mesa Az with his parents, two older brothers and older sister. He is in the 7th grade and his favorite subject is History. Daelynd plays the cello, piano and enjoys acting and singing and he LOVES to read. His first performance was as a Rodeo wrangler puppy in the Queen Creek Performing Arts center production of 101 Dalmations. He then went on to perform as Ernie in DreamWeavers production of Saturdays Warrior.

maddie

Maddie R (Vocals) Maddie has been involved in musical theatre since she was five years old. As the years went by she progressed into all kinds of shows and is now in the Advanced Women’s Choir at her high school. She will continue to act and sing for many years to come but dreams of becoming a Child Life Specialist after college.

 

A Musical Celebration of World Cultures

 

Song Writer/Composer: Kendra Ruth Clement, ASU Intern/Songbird

Master Engineer: James Linton, Soundwaves Recording Studio

1. “We are AGREE” Theme Song

Sound Engineer:

Bryan Kuban

Instrumentals:

Kit Halloff (Percussion)

Zach Wiggins (Piano)

Bryan Kuban (Guitar)

Golden Singers (In order of Solos):

Emma Nielson

Jacob Nielson

Parker E.

Judy Schnebly

Emily Rose Swain

Landon Schnebly

Bailey M.

2. “You are Big, I am small” GREECE Pre-K

Sound Engineer:

Jared Nielson

Mixing:

Joshua Lindblom

Instrumentals:

Zach Wiggins (Accordian)

Austen Mack (Percussion)

Andrew Payne (Guitar)

Lead Vocals:

Kirra Abplanalp (Mouse)

William Brian Cobb (Lion)

Golden Singers:

Emily Cardullo

Cole Maxson

Evie Clair

Jaida Howell

3. “Help me! I’m Stuck.” MEXICO Kindergarten

Sound Engineer:

Jared Nielson

Mixing:

Joshua Lindblom

Instrumentalists:

Austen Mack (Percussion)

Andrew Payne (Guitar/Vocal Trumpet)

Kendra Clement (Vocal Trumpet)

Lead Vocals:

Cole Maxson (Conejo/Rabbit)

Jaida Howell (Rattlesnake)

Emily Cardullo (Coyote)

Golden Singers:

Kirra Abplanalp

Parker E.

Evie Clair

4. “Listen Closely” INDIA 1st Grade

Sound Engineer:

Jared Nielson

Mixing:

Joshua Lindblom

Instrumentals:

Andrew Payne (Guitar)

Zach Wiggins (Piano)

Kendra Clement (Djembe)

Lead Vocal:

Neela Kohli (Wise Duck)

Golden Singers:

Kirra Abplanalp

Evie Clair

Jaida Howell

Emily Cardullo

Cole Maxson

5. “Get up and put ‘em Pebbles in” ARIZONA 2nd Grade

Sound Engineer:

Steve Parrish

Instrumentals:

Timothy Heywood (Bottles/Harmonica)

Julie Sebag (Violin)

Andrew (Jaw Harp/Beatboxing)

Steve Parrish (Guitar)

Austen Mack (Spoons/Percussion)

Lead Vocals:

Steve Parrish (Narrator)

Evie Clair (Raven)

Golden Singers:

Cole M. (Roadrunner)

Jaida Howell (Quail)

Kirra Abplanalp (Warthog)

Emily Cardullo (Mouse)

6. “How do ya Call yer ole Best Buddy?” North Carolina 3rd Grade

Sound Engineer:

James Linton

Instrumentals:

Julie Sebag (Violin)

Timothy Heywood (Banjo)

Andrew Payne (Guitar)

Austen Mack (Percussion)

Lead Vocal:

Sydney D.

Golden Singers:

Skylar R.

Daelynd B.

Brighton R.

James V.

Bailey M.

Parker E.

7. “That’s my Belief” AFRICA 4th Grade

Sound Engineer:

James Linton

Instrumentals:

Austin Mack (Percussion)

Zach Wiggins (Piano/Marimba)

Golden Singers (In order of Solos):

Parker E.

Daelynd B.

James V.

Bailey M.

Skylar R.

Brightyn R.

Sydney D.

8. “We are all One World” CHINA 5th Grade

Sound Engineer:

James Linton

Instrumentals:

Zach Wiggins (Piano/MIDI)

Golden Singers:

James V.

Jacob Nielson

Emma Nielson

Skylar R.

Brightyn R.

Sydney D.

Lynsee Behning

9. “La Belleza del Corazon” (Tran Tran Tre-Otra!) SPAIN 6th Grade

Sound Engineer:

Steve Parrish

Instrumentals:

Chris Burton Jacome (Flamenco Guitar/Palmas)

Lead Vocal:

Chris Burton Jacome

Golden Singers:

Cheyenne Smith

Maddie R.

Kendra Clement

10. “There Must be another Way” RUSSIA 7th Grade

Sound Engineer:

James Linton

Instrumentals:

Zach Wiggins (Accordian/Piano)

Austen Mack (Percussion)

Julie Sebag (Violin)

Andrew Payne (Guitar)

Lead Vocals:

Sam Rufo (Daughter)

Landon Schnebly (Father)

James Linton (Grand Papi)

Golden Singers:

Judy Schnebly

Emily Rose Swain

Cheyenne Smith

11. “Nuwadohhiyadu” Native American (Cherokee) 8th Grade

Sound Engineer:

Steve Parrish

Instrumentals:

Andrew Payne (Recorder)

Golden Singers (In order of Solos):

Camylle Palmer

Corrinne Clement

Mitchell Glass

Kendra Clement

Julie Clement

12. “Stars Shine” AGREE Cup Song

Sound Engineer:

Bryan Kuban

Instrumentals:

Kendra Clement (Cup/Body Percussion)

Bryan Kuban (Guitar)

Kit Halloff (Percussion)

Zach (Piano/MIDI)

Lead Vocals:

Kendra Clement

Marshall Glass

Golden Singers:

Emma Nielson

Emily Rose Swain

Timothy Heywood

Sheet Music, Curriculum and Accompaniment Tracks for the “Shine Brightly”  available to Arizona Schools/Teachers by request here!!

CD sleeve 2 panel AGREE final for print