Tahran Helmberger

  Tahran's senior picture. Tahran sang and played piano with the band at the July 4, 2000, concert in Central Park.

Tahran sang on "A Wonderful Day Like Today" to thousands of audience members in Central Park on the Roseville Big Band's July 4, 2000, concert. She also played piano on several selections and sang a verse and the vocal choruses on "Jump, Jive, and Wail".

A 2000 graduate of Roseville Area High School (RAHS), Tahran played violin in the RAHS Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. She also played piano in one of the RAHS Jazz Bands in her freshman through junior years and accompanied other students who competed in the solo and ensemble festival.

Tahran was a member of the RAHS Concert Choir (and was choir president in her senior year), the Dorian Festival Choir, and the All-State Choir. She also sang alto in the RAHS vocal jazz ensemble Jazz on Toast. Tahran's vocal performances included singing in the Thursday Musical competition. Her vocal solo at the 2000 vocal solo and ensemble contest was named best of site. She was honored as the outstanding vocal music student in the 2000 graduating class at Roseville Area High School.

Members of Roseville's Grace Church may recognize Tahran as a violinist in the orchestra as well as a choir member and soloist. She also has played piano and sung in the Praise band at Grace Church.

Tahran's dramatic experience in high school and middle school included roles in "Oliver", "Bye, Bye, Birdie", "Dan Daredevil", and "He Ain't Done Right by Nell".

Web site visitors from the Jamestown, North Dakota, area may have heard Tahran performing on a KSJB 600 radio program started by her grandparents, "Chapel of the Air, Direct from the McCoy Home".

Tahran (along with Jana Nyberg) can be heard singing on "Hektor's Last Stand" on the Hektor and the Gas Giants CD.

Tahran was awarded a voice scholarship to Northwestern College in St. Paul.