For a town of only 36,000, Lake Oswego produces more than its fair share of talented offspring. My daughter, Casey Costello, is currently featuring several of them on her ShortForm video channel, “Hidden Talents.” She highlights local talented musical artists who deserve your attention. Lake Oswego favorites, all of whom graduated from Lakeridge High School include:
HANNAH MADELEINE GOODMAN: Hannah is well on her way to realizing her aspiration of becoming an international opera singer. She is just coming off an appearance on the popular TV series, Glee, where she both performed and had a line opposite the lead character, Finn. During the school year she sings with USC Opera and for the past two summers she has studied and performed with the “Oberlin in Italy” program as well as served as the musical director for the summer musicals at Willowbrook Arts Camp in Tualatin.
LIZZY LAND: Lizzy seems to be chasing the dream in New York City. She performed at Desmond’s in January and has a concert scheduled at Fat Baby on March 22.
SAM (SAMM), CONNOR AND LUCY MARTIN: These three make a case for the theory that something’s in the water these Lake Oswego kids are drinking…or else talent is genetic. They have found success in their own rights as well as collectively as vocalists, songwriters, musicians, video producers, social media experts, a painter, and one professional lacrosse player. Currently they spend much of their time together promoting Con Bro Chill—a nickname for lacrosse playing brother Connor that has morphed into a head-bopping-foot-stomping-join-the-party band, clothing brand, lacrosse camp and outlet for these wildly creative siblings.
KENT JENKINS: Kent is a Blue Man wannabe with all the talent and determination to make it happen. Just check out his performance on his self-made Bluemanesque PVC percussion instrument and you’ll be like me—just waiting to buy tickets to see him in Vegas.
MICAH JOYNER: Like many of these homegrown stars, Micah is an alumnus of Lakeridge’s Company, a show choir that performs throughout the community and stages an annual variety show. He has moved on to an even bigger stage as a member of University of Oregon’s award winning a cappella group, On The Rocks.
If you know of some other “hidden talent” from Lake Oswego that should be featured on my daughter’s channel, let us know by leaving a comment.