Senior Spotlight: Alé Gianino
by Davis Tantillo on Friday, June 7th, 2013
At Milton, many students get the opportunity to perform in various capacities – whether it be singing in an a cappella group, acting in a play, or performing in one of the dance concerts, to name a few. Even with so many participants, some performers truly stand out. When Alé Gianino, known for her beautiful voice, takes the stage, she puts a smile on everyone’s face.
People most often heard Alé sing at Milton with Octet, one of Milton’s all-female a cappella groups. As a co-head, she worked closely with Ms. Mundinger to choose songs and arrange parts. A great deal of work goes into each a cappella performance, and most of this work is done by the student leaders, even when they are not taking the lead on a song. Her presence and dedication to Octet will be hard to replace and will certainly be missed.
Alé also sings with the Milton Academy Chamber Singers, whose alto section she helped to learn difficult parts. While others may have become frustrated with the difficult music, Alé is always determined to learn it to the best of her ability, as well as share her knowledge with other members of the group. While her natural voice is beautiful, it is accompanied by an incredible drive to work hard to further improve and push herself to the highest level possible. This spirit encourages others to do the same and is possibly her greatest gift to the performing arts department.
In addition to singing, Alé is also an actress, as she has been an important cast member in two musicals at Milton: Chicago in 2011 and this spring’s production, City of Angels. In these productions, Alé effortlessly blended her acting and singing skills, making these performances a pleasure to watch.
The passion she puts into both her singing and acting makes her performances fun to watch and truly inspiring. The performing arts department will miss her greatly!
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