Many of the demos you hear on the AVAILABLE TRACKS page are from the actual performance at the pageant where they were performed. (Local, State, or National) Also featured are demos recorded specifically for this website by former contestants. Listed below are a few of their names, bios, and photos. Enjoy!
Ruby, a Kansas City Native, is a bright young lyric mezzo. With an undergraduate degree from the Oberlin School of Music, she is currently based in Philadelphia while pursuing her Master’s in Opera at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is an extremely versatile artist: as a bilingual singer, she excels in French repertoire ranging from classic opera to contemporary classical. She debuted professionally to rave reviews with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Berta in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. According to Broadway World “Dibble is proving her self as a fine mezzo soprano, with natural stage presence which we suspect will take her far.” Cleveland Classical states “Spectacular soloist…vocally splendid” When back in KC for visits she records soprano demos for Bill ranging from Opera classics to Broadway. A few of her demo’s on Talentwolfe.com website include: Climb Every Mountain, Habanera, Chanson Boheme, Speak Softly Love, and La Vie En Rose.
Morgane is a 19-year-old Sophomore at the Berklee School of Music where she attends on a full-tuition scholarship. Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, she was heavily involved in the Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Program. She held the title of Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen 2018. In Orlando at the national pageant she was awarded the Overall Vocal Award as welll as the Preliminary Talent award for her performance of California Dreamin. She was also in the Top 7. Aside from pageantry, Morganie as performed in over 20 musicals and was recently nominated for New Hampshire Supporting Actress of the Year for her portrayal of Eponine in Les Miserables. Her signature song on the website is California Dreamin. Amazing Grace, Reflection, and Someone Else’s Story are a few of her other wonderful demos on the site. Stay tuned….More to come from Morgane!
Laura Lee Lewis
Laura Lee, Miss Mississippi 2016, has done numerous demos on the Talentwolfe website. She placed as 4th Runner Up at the 2017 Miss America Pageant performing her signature rendition of the Barbra Streisand hit, A Piece of Sky from Yentl. A VERY versatile vocalist, a few of her other demo’s include: Where the Boys Are, Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, and Make You Feel My Love. She performed in the Miss Missouri Production as a lead female vocalist from 2012-2016. Laura Lee was recently just married and looks forward to continuing her Governmental work in MS.
Of course we look forward to more of her wonderful demos.
Shelby is excited to be starting her musical career in New York city. Just recently a graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Business, she has recently been performing all over the country as a member of the prestigious USO Show Troupe, in Off Broadway’s, Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton), and the Texas regional premiere of Catch Me If You Can (Cheryl Ann/Ensemble). She has done vocal concerts with Jason Roberts Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, Donna McKenchnie, The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinati Pops. Shelby was Miss Missouri, 2013, and was named the overall talent winner at the Miss Missouri Pageant. She finished in the Top 12 at the Miss America Pageant. A few of her demos of note are: Yesterday, My Man, Defying Gravity and Happy Days are Here Again, plus numerous others.
Holly Harrington Benge
Holly is a graduate of Samford University and the university of Alabama at Birmingham with bachelor’s and master’s degree in vocal performance and music education. Holly is the owner and founder of HCH talent where she teaches private voice lessons and offers interview, audition, and performance preparation. Originally form Mississippi, Holly competed in the Miss Mississippi Pageant from 2016-2018 where she was a preliminary talent and swimsuit winner. She also placed as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Runner-up. Holly continues to teach and perform throughout the SE while focusing on building her business and creating relationships with new clients. Whether it’s a pageant, DYW, or college audition, Holly offers full service available in person in the Birmingham area or via Zoom. A few of her signature demos on the Talentwolfe website are: Phantom of the Opera, Wishing You Were Somehow Here, Music of the Night, and One Voice.
Kim has been singing in Kansas City for over 30 years. She got her start performing as a singing waitress at Tiffany’s Attic Dinner Theatre. She became Miss Kansas City with the Miss America Scholarship Program in 1988 and was 4th RU to Debbye Turner, Miss Missouri 1989/Miss America 1990. Kim won talent at the Miss Missouri Pageant every year she competed. She has produced and performed in various state pageants and continues to do blocking and presentation work with Miss America contestants. Many state title holders preparing for the Miss America seek out Kim’s expertise in their vocal blocking and stage presentations. In 1995 she produced her first CD (Red Ribbon Diaries) with AMFAR (The American Foundation For AIDS Research) which raised over $100,000.00 for research towards that disease. In 2000 Kim joined the popular Motown band “Souled Out”. This band performed throughout the Kansas City area as well as Lake of the Ozarks. From 2004 to 2006 she could be heard performing in the Bar Natasha Cabaret Show’s with long time piano partner Bill Wolfe. Most recently, Kim just completed her DNP (Geriatric Internal Medicine Hospitalist) and is employed full time at an area hospital. One of those VERY talented and VERY smart pageant gals. A few of her demos include: Art is Calling for Me, Funny Valentine, and a New Life. For booking information contact Bill Wolfe.
Kaley is from AR, but resides in Nashville, TN. She was a Pre-lim Talent winner and 4th RU in the 2009 Miss TN Pageant and finished in the top 10 in the 2010 Pageant. She is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. An extremely talented singer and performer, Kaley would love to pursue a career in the music business. She recently has started a consulting business to guide contestants in all aspects of their prep, specializing in talent. She has full access to Bill’s library of music and knows how to pick the right song for the individual contestant. If you are in the TN, KN, or VA regions of the country, Kaley would be a great resource for you to utilize. A few of her demos include: Big Time-Dance, (which has already been heard on the Miss America stage when Miss MI 2008 danced her way all the way to the top 7 in Las Vegas at the Miss America Pageant) American Trilogy, and Gold.
Jessica is a very versatile, talented singer from Georgia. In her participation with the Miss GA Program she won numerous talent awards, along with placing as a top ten finalist twice. She has performed with the prestigious University Singers of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and graduated from CSU with a degree in Exercise Science. She has stayed involved with the pageant program and does talent work with contestants in the AL and GA area. A few of her demos include: Somewhere, You’ll Never walk Alone, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. If you would like contact information for Jessica please contact Bill Wolfe, or Lasting Impressions in Columbus, GA.
Tracy has performed coast to coast and internationally for over 20 years. As a pageant contestant in Nebraska, she won several talent and swimsuit awards and placed as 1st RU. Professional experiences have included working for Norwegian Cruises, Princess Cruises, Opryland and Disney Productions. She has also starred in numerous regional theater productions including Grease, Dreamgirls, Joseph, Chicago, and the Drowsy Chaperone. She has worked with Director/Choreographer Danny Teeson (DYAO Judge-Oxygen channel) to produce several original productions. Tracy also has had the opportunity to perform with Warren Buffet, (he plays a mean ukulele) and open for Lionel Richie in Las Vegas and Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. A few of Tracy’s demos include: Home, You Don’t have to Say You Love Me, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.