Talent Rising brings the show choir experience to elementary kids in their own districts. Our workshops improve kids' singing and dancing skills, and increase students' chances of making show choir ensembles in their future. 

meet the director 

nick djernes

Growing up, I was the type of kid always drumming on the table with my fork and dancing in the kitchen. Sure, I played sports (not well), but I had this internal rhythm and desire to make music. To this day, my wife says my brain is 80% song lyrics. 

After teaching vocal music for 14 years, I started Talent Rising to expand kids' positive encounters with music. I want to create a clear path for kids to pursue show choir. 

My professional bio and an article about my teaching skills are linked below.