The 2014 Annual Malibu Rotary Club Middle and High School Singing Competition was held in Stauffer Chapel at Pepperdine University on January 16 This year music professionals Claudia Zahn, Sara Levy, Julia Holland judged a dozen entrants and the top 3 contestants in the high school division and the middle school division were awarded cash prizes of $250 for first, $150 for second, and $100 for third place in each division. This year there was a tie for third place in the middle school competition and there were 7 cash awards given. Music chosen by students ranged from opera to Broadway show tunes. The singers are all students of Amy Lock's choral classes at Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School. 

 Pictured:The three winners from Malibu High School -Back Row: Left to Right: Jade Bates (3rd place), Maggie Valdman (2nd place, Isobel Anthony (1st place) Judges: Claudia Zahn, Sara Levy, Julia Holland Malibu Middle School Winners-Front Row Left to Right: Ava Daikeler (1st Place), Gina Marcellino (2nd place), Claire Anneet (3rd place tie), Ava Kotler (3rd place tie). 


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First place finisher High School finisher Isobel Anthony will be sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club to compete in 

Rotary District annual Art, Dance, Music and Speech contest on March 1 at Loyola Marymount University where she will compete for $1000 prize. 

 

At the Malibu Rotary competition all the singers were accompanied by pianist Joellen McNaugton.  Geoff Ortiz is the chair person for the Malibu Rotary Singing Competition and was the emcee.