Meet Our Songbook Youth Ambassador

 

Sadie Fridley

Fayetteville, New York

 

The Great American Songbook Foundation is proud to introduce you to our 2019 Songbook Youth Ambassador, Sadie Fridley, a returning 2018 alum of the Songbook Academy program. A high school junior from upstate New York, Sadie loves to sing, dance and play multiple instruments (jazz piano and saxophone) in addition to appearing in many a musical at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. She was recently chosen as a Carrie Lazarus "Extraordinary Talent of the Week" and the 3rd Place Finisher of Berklee School of Music's Jazz Sing Off. In the future, Sadie would like to continue in music, wherever it takes her. “The largest goal would be Broadway, but any way in which I could pursue music, whether that be as a music teacher or even as a music director, would be a dream come true.”

 

Fun fact: Sadie studies piano with the previous teacher of 2012 Songbook Youth Ambassador, Nick Ziobro!  She is also the 3rd Youth Ambassador in the Songbook Academy's 10 year history who hails from the Syracuse area.  We're starting to wonder what's in the water up there in Syracuse!

 

 

As the winner of the Songbook Academy, Sadie receives the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to perform with two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation.  Sadie will serve as the Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year, and will have opportunities to represent the Songbook Foundation and perform at a variety of venues during that time. 

 

Some of those opportunities will include:

– Songbook Celebration Gala, September 21, Carmel, IN

– National Anthem at Indianapolis Colts Game, Date TBD, Indianapolis, IN

- Various concert appearances throughout the year with Songbook Foundation Founder, Michael Feinstein, Date and Locations TBD

– Songbook Academy, July 2020, Carmel, IN

 

Sadie performing at the 10th Anniversary Songbook Academy finals!

Sadie performing at the 10th Anniversary Songbook Academy finals!

Sadie having a blast during the 2019 Academy week!

Sadie having a blast during the 2019 Academy week!