Noteworthy to rock the Covey Center

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Noteworthy will end on a high note as it performs its final concert of the semester on Friday at the Covey Center for the Arts.

Noteworthy is a group of nine women who create music without a single instrument. All parts of each song are present, but all are performed using only vocals.

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(From left to right) Jillian Innes, Cassie Gonzalez, Brittany Bruner, Brianna Boyd, Emily Parkinson, Tatiana Quinn, Liz Hilton, Jennifer Riding and Lauren Myrick. (photo courtesy: Noteworthy)

Since there are only nine positions in the group, only the most talented make it through auditions.

“To audition for Noteworthy you come prepared with 30 seconds to one minute of a contemporary song,” senior Tatiana Quinn said. “You sing the solo a cappella by yourself. Then we also test your range, from the low to the high. We test your note memory, too, to see if you can remember a sequence of four notes at a time. Sometimes part of the audition includes singing parts of a hymn with about three other girls.”

Eight of the nine women are new this year, making for almost an entirely new group. They have already melded together well, though, and enjoy taking trips and performing with each other.

Noteworthy recently returned from California, where the group performed at Serrano High Shool and visited the area Quinn is originally from.

“We got to do some workshops with the high school students,” Brittany Bruner said. “We also had a fireside in Mission Viejo the next night, and that was a really cool experience. It was just fun to be with all of the girls; we got to go to the beach together and since all of us are best friends, going on a trip together just brings us closer.”

Quinn, who now acts as the music director for the group, originally became interested in Noteworthy when she performed in a BYU theater production.

“I did a musical here at BYU, and I played a DooWop girl for the Little Shop of Horrors,” Quinn said. “We harmonized a lot, just the three of us, and I realized that it was the funnest thing ever. It made me think of Noteworthy and how much fun it would be to do an a cappella group.”

This group of talented young women only perform in the area on special occasions. One such occasion is its semi-annual performance at the Covey Center in Provo.

“(My favorite performances) are our main concerts,” Quinn said. “We have concerts at the Covey Center here in Provo one to two times each season. That’s really fun, because people are coming just to hear us, and the more people the more exciting it is. It’s a really satisfying and rewarding experience, especially after all the hours of practice we put into it ahead of time.”

The women recently got a lot of exposure to the public through their newest music video featuring a mash-up of David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You,” and Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait.”

Noteworthy will perform its last show of the semester April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo.

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