February 21, 2018

Taillefer Academy of Vocal Performance Competition Team

We are excited to announce our new Competition Team

Adult Members:


Kid Team Members:


Aidan Gould

Aidan Gould is ten years old, resides in Bordentown, and is in 5th grade.  He has been taking voice lessons with Ms. Sophie Taillefer at Rising Stars

Voice Studios for two years and has performed in multiple productions throughout this time.  Aidan discovered his love of singing when in 2nd grade he won 1

st Place in his school’s rendition of “American Idol”. He has participated in multiple voice competitions including NATS, MAMTG, NJ’ s Got Talent, and Laurita Idol where he placed 3rd overall. Aidan also enjoys playing the piano, trumpet, acting, riding his bike, swimming, playing video games, and spending time with his family.


Grace Hoffman

Grace has been taking voice lessons at Rising Stars for four years.  She has appeared as Annie, Ariel, and Mrs. Potts in productions at Rising Stars.  She sings in the Our Lady of Sorrows School select choir and the youth choir at Saint John the Baptist Church in Allentown.  She recently won first place in Laurita Idol Junior.






Emily Plotkin

Emily Plotkin is a middle schooler from Chesterfied, NJ. She has been studying voice with Miss Sophie for three years now. Emily’s first love is musical theater and takes any opportunity she can get to perform. Emily has been Mayzie is Seussical the Musical, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Erzulie in Once On This Island, and Annie in Annie, to name a few.