In 2008, the MAGIC VOICE STUDIO sponsored the event, the Tucson Songfest, open to the entire community, where Students were judged both on their singing and on their writing skills by impartial, prominent community music people and English professors. Their competitive offerings were based on a set of art songs by their chosen composer and which were performed and accompanied by an essay. The top three scores were awarded a total of $1000 in cash prizes. Magic Voice Studio students took 1st and 3rd prizes.
In 2012 MVS sponsored two Broadway composers, Carner and Gregor, who came to Arizona for a week to work with students at ASU, the U of A, and Pima as well as MVS students. Their visit culminated in a showcase of their work performed by the composers' selection of students at the Temple of Music and Art here in downtown Tucson.
Over the years Magic Voice Studio has hosted master classes given by many renowned people from the music world including Dr. Judith Cloud and Robert Allen Saunders from NAU, Dr. Robert Swensen and Kathryn Cowdrick from Eastman School of music, David Britton from ASU, Jayne Cassellman, a Wagnerian soprano currently residing in Prescott, Ken and Joanne Bozeman from the college conservatory at Lawrence University, Steve Anderson, Master Acting teacher and Deborah Prischman of Jubilant Voice Studio.
Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble was created as an arm of the Magic Voice Studio in 2003. It is a non-profit educational organization that aims to teach young people to sing, act, dance, become leaders and follow their passions. AYCE has been putting on productions and performances since 2003, and most recently performed Legally Blonde Jr. the Musical here in Tucson. See More here: (INSERT WEB SITE)