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Learn. Play. Grow.

Development Workshops

Fresh BC Talent Quest development workshops aim to improve young performers’ musical skills. We prioritize the learning and development of performers no matter what stage of growth they are at. Our programs are focused and engaging as we take the development of young performers seriously - but it wouldn't be a FBCTQ workshop without FUN and building life-long connections!

Take a look at some of our past workshops below:

Guitar Workshop


Fresh BC Talent Quest (EP) provided a 12 week basic guitar class one day a week for 11 students ranging from novice to amateur guitar players at L'Ecole Entre Lacs French school with support of Mr S. LaRochelle (principal) in Penticton. Meeting the class for the first; I said to the students, "by the end of y/our semester (we'll) be able to play at your up-coming Christmas show"!! You could have heard a pin drop in the room followed soon by 'looks of fear' and moaning. But at the end of 12 weeks, with a quick group practise, the students all performed [guitar] backing up two classmates singing the song the class picked for their concert!


AWESOME show. Was magic for parents, school and especially these students receiving a standing ovation from their peers, teachers and Mr LaRochelle.


Great memories for sure. We had FUN.

A great group of kids to work with!

Performers Workshop

Fresh BC Talent Quest hosted Performer Workshops at the Sandman Hotel (one of our generous sponsors) in Penticton. As well, the 2nd Music Industry Summit for parents, performers and local musicians was hosted here. These full-day workshops focused on developing live performance skills, voice-vocal coaching, techniques, enhancing performer confidence, as well as media interviews and presentations.

Meet our SEASON 5 workshop facilitators:

Tiana Ferlizza (17 yrs): FBCTQ SEASON 1 & 5 Winner, Musical Theatre Performer and Kiwanis-fest winner. Tiana - Youth workshop presenter Group A ( 9 - 11 yrs)

Aiden Mayes: Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist,  Performer, Music School Owner, Vocal Coach, Guitar

Vocal Voice. Aiden facilitated Group C, 13 - 17 years old.

Shaughnessy Rose (17 yrs): FBCTQ Performer, Singer, Songwriter, SEASON 5 winner. Presenter for Group C.

Beamer (16yrs): Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, SEASON 1 & 2 Winner. Guest Speaker for Group A (9-11)

Wayne MacDougel: Shaw TV, Sponsor, Media Interview workshop presenter for Group C.

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Featured FBCTQ Alumni


Tiana Ferlizza

  • Fresh BC Talent Quest Winner SEASON 1 and SEASON 7

  • Musical Theatre National Competitions (Vocal Variety Winner 2019, Vocal Variety Runner-Up 2018, Musical Theatre Runner-Up 2018 & 2019)

  • Soundstage Productions Penticton Performer from 2012-2019 - (Lead) Katherine - Newsies; (Supporting Lead) Alice - The Secret Garden; (Supporting Lead) Brat - Whistle Down The Wind

  • Kiwanis Music Festival - Live Performer - 2010-2021

  • Received FBCTQ Youth Workshop Presenters Award

  • Received Eva and Hugh Cleland Award and Tri-Discipline Scholarship (PKMF)

  • Received Senior Acting Award and Fine Arts Award from Summerland Secondary School

  • BC Arts Council Scholarship recipient

  • Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music - Grade 10 Voice & Grade 10 Theory

  • Studied Musical Theatre - N Van. Capilano University and 2022 Sheridan University - Toronto


Travis Turner

  • Canadian film & television actor, voice artist, rapper, songwriter and singer

  • New album features legendary west coast rapper Snoop Dogg

  • Featured at San Diego Comic Con for role in Cartoon Network’s Mega Man

  • Performed at festivals including Electric Love, Festivus and more

  • Appeared in multiple movies (Scars, Henchin, Snow Tramp)

  • Received award for Outstanding Male Performance in a Supporting Role at the Alberta One Act Festival

  • Created ‘Van City Raps’ documentary on the downtown Vancouver hip-hop scene

  • Featured prominently as main character Trip Hamston (a hamster rap star!) in Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop, currently airing on Discovery Family.

  • Voice roles in Dinosaur Train, Mack & Moxy, and Mighty Mighty Monsters, for which he was nominated for a Leo Award for best voice actor in an animated series for his portrayal as The King.

  • Made his debut into the Video game world with Nintendo as Hope in Dragalia Lost.


Taylor Ernst

  • Winner of Fresh BC Talent Quest SEASON 3, Group C

  • Workshop presenter: SEASON 4

  • Performed at the 2015 Penticton Peach Festival

  • Currently one of the national anthem singers for the Penticton Vees

  • Performed numerous shows with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede for 3.5 years

  • Performed in front of 20 000 people in the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show nightly during Stampede for three years (Century, Century 2, and Barnburner)

  • Performed in two shows in Disneyland

  • Sang our national anthem for the Calgary Hitmen

  • Performed in the OSNS Share a Smile Telethon as FBCT support

  • Singing our national anthem at the BC Games opening ceremonies

  • Modelled in numerous commercials & advertisements

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NOTE: Asking performers, parents, friends and or grandparents who may have pictures of their daughter / son involved in any way with Fresh BC Talent shows over the years to PLEASE submit photos to:

so that we may post on our website. Thank you.

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