Talent Show Archives - Southwestern Illinois College

SWIC to feature local professors at a chamber music recital 

If you’d like to hear the voices of past and present Southwestern Illinois College Concert Choir members performing together, now’s your chance.

The Choir and alumni will perform Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m., at the Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., in Belleville. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor of Music Andy Jensen, DMA, will conduct the performance, with piano accompaniment by Gail Long.

“After a decade teaching at SWIC (and a world-altering pandemic) I’m feeling very nostalgic and reflective,” Jensen said. “This concert is filled with songs our choirs have performed over the past ten years and has brought together over 50 students and alumni for a weekend of friendship and music.”

The concert will include music by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Kim André Arnesen, John Leavitt and Emma Lou Diemer, to name a few.

For more information about the SWIC Music department, visit swic.edu/music.

Stand By Me – Jade Bissonnette

Talent Statement:

“I came up with this idea because of my last charcoal drawing. I had a fun time doing it, but I did not like the image I did. So I decided to change that. I took a photo I can look at daily! I have been doing art for 7 years. I love to do new things. Especially painting monochromatics. I just started to practice tattooing as well. I enjoy opening up your own world of beauty, and making it a masterpiece.

Submission Information

Title: Stand By Me

Talent Name: Jade Bissonnette

Category: ART

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Goose – Shannon Monroe

Talent Statement:

“I’ve been drawing animals ever since I can remember and have recently gotten back into animation.

– Shannon Monroe

Submission Information

Title: Goose

Talent Name: Shannon Monroe

Category: ART

Dance – Stephanie Campbell

Talent Statement:

“I created a dance/skit showing two of my various dance styles formal vs. street in the form of a dance off.”

– Stephanie Campbell

Submission Information

Title: Dance

Talent Name: Stephanie Campbell

Category: PERFORMANCE

Gymnastics – Amanda Cheney

Talent Statement:

“I have been competing in gymnastics since the second grade. I am excited to share my talent, and I hope all of you enjoy it as well!

– Amanda Cheney

Submission Information

Title: Gymnastics

Talent Name: Amanda Cheney

Category: PERFORMANCE

Great balls of fire – Duncan Quinn

Talent Statement:

Hey there, My name is Duncan. I have been whip cracking off and on for around six years. I am currently a full time welder and am enrolled here at SWIC to complete three welding certificates.


I have had a great experience with SWIC and the awesome welding teachers they employ.”

– Duncan Quinn

Submission Information

Title: Great balls of fire

Talent Name: Duncan Quinn

Category: PERFORMANCE

Covid-19 Workout – Solomon Hall

Talent Statement:

“I have been exercising, learning, and studying during quarantine. I have been doing my talent for a long time One thing I like about SWIC is the food in the cafeteria.”- Hall 

Submission Information

Title: COVID-19 Workout

Talent Name: Solomon Hall

Category: PERFORMANCES

Twist & Turns – Trenity Daugherty

Talent Statement:

“I have been a competitive gymnast for 10 years. I finished at the highest level but sadly had to retire early because I tore my ACL and meniscus and had to have surgery.

I look forward to being on the SWIC Cheer team!

We got a bid to go to nationals and I am so excited I can be apart of such a great team and school!

I was never one of those kids that enjoyed going to school when I was younger, but I can definitely say that has changed this year.

This is my first year at SWIC and I can say I have enjoyed every second of it! I look forward to the years to come being at such a great college!

– Trenity Daugherty

Submission Information

Title: Twist & Turns

Talent Name: Trenity Daugherty

Category: PERFORMANCE

Sold – John Michael Montgomery by Sydney Menner

Talent Statement

During quarantine, I have been busy working, fishing, riding my Polaris/four-wheeler, and spending lots of time outside. I have enjoyed singing for quite some time now and love to just sing in my free time.

Submission Information

Title: Sold – John Michael Montgomery

Talent Name: Sydney Menner

Category: MUSIC

Roller skating – Z’Kaye Hall

Talent Statement:

“Hello, my name is Z’Kaye Hall and I have been rollerskating for about a year now, during quarantine I got to practice new skills. I’ve been wanting to make a roller skating video for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity!

I also like to tumble and try new things on my bike and skates. Hope you enjoy the video! This video was edited by Z’necia Hall..” – Hall 

Submission Information

Title: Roller skating

Talent Name: Z’Kaye Hall

Category: PERFORMANCES