About L. Davonne Irion

I'm a woman who is passionate about the arts and dedicated to those who are blessed with the ability to create.

Louis Stancil in Feature Film, “The Stream”

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At the early age of 16,  Louis Stancil discovered his passion for the arts and began his acting career in the Drama Ministry of his church. Now Louis can be seen on Film, Television and Print. He can now be … Continue reading

Pet Peeves of a Stage Mom

Want to be the worst stage parent ever? Sometimes I think people do! I’ve seen some pretty bad behavior by adults who have children in the entertainment business. Wouldn’t you think that modeling behavior is something that the adults should … Continue reading

An Interview with Paul Gavin, Drummer

Drummer Paul Gavin was recently named one of four winners in the annual VSA International Young Soloists Competition. As such he was award $2,500 and was asked to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in … Continue reading

The First Annual Heart of Art Award

Nominate someone you know! Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the arts? How about someone who has influenced or impacted you on a personal level? We, at The Talent Notes, would like to recognize them … Continue reading

What Do I Wear To My Audition? by Caroline Meisner

You’re excited about your upcoming audition. You’ve rehearsed your audition to perfection,  and you’ve updated your resume and headshot. You are good to go! You open your closet…and you realize you can’t decide what to wear. Here are a few … Continue reading

Auditioning for American Idol: An Interview With Kristin Corpuz

“You’re going to Hollywood!” That’s what Kristin Corpuz heard as she auditioned for American Idol! Kristin Corpuz is a musician, actress, and dancer from Tampa, FL. She has been performing her entire life, making appearances in concerts and venues including Birdland … Continue reading

How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us know that by putting our talent on display, at some point, we are going to have to deal with criticism, be it constructive, or otherwise. We may prepare ourselves for it, think about it, let it affect … Continue reading

Tips For Finding A Quality Private Music Instructor, by Melissa Baden

So you’ve decided to take private lessons–good for you! We’ve already discussed why private lessons are a great idea for any musician, regardless of your commitment level. Now that you’ve decided to enroll, you’re probably overwhelmed with options. There are … Continue reading

7 Steps To A Successful Theater Audition, by Caroline Meisner

A theater audition can be a stressful event; yet many professional actors will seize every opportunity to audition for the next show. A well-prepared actor should have enough understanding about auditions to be ready for any situation which may present … Continue reading

Amanda Talley: Oboist With The New Mexico Philharmonic

Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Amanda graduated in May from Southern Methodist University, where she received her Master’s degree. But in March, before she graduated, she auditioned for, and won, … Continue reading