Luzerne County's Got Talent

The first all-inclusive talent show featuring acts of all varieties, Luzerne County’s Got Talent, has selected the 25 finalists that will appear on the prestigious F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts stage on Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 PM. The finalists chosen, in alphabetical order, are 
  1. Mia Adelstein
  2. Artemisia Ashton
  3. Abby Butler
  4. Ashlyn Catina: The Michael Jackson Experience
  5. James Curry Jr.
  6. William Fehringer
  7. Alexander Ferik
  8. Virginia Franks and Burn the Jukebox Group
  9. Cynthia Gunderman
  10. Ray Hopkins
  11. Louis Jablowski
  12. Owen Kline
  13. Isabella Locke
  14. Lauren Majewski
  15. Camryn Mallarkey
  16. Dylan Mlaker
  17. Averie Peruchetti
  18. Justin Prenga
  19. Lauren Roberts
  20. Tatiana Schlifka
  21. Megan Scuron
  22. Leah Smith
  23. Patrick Smith
  24. Avery Stefanik
  25. Take Three Acro Trio

Congratulations to all! The judges had a difficult time narrowing down the many submissions that showed the very impressive talent Luzerne County residents have to offer. Participants that were not selected will also be recognized during the afternoon’s show.


Judges for this preliminary round were Caila Klaiss, Joanne Monfiletto, Julie Sidoni, and Steve Reiss. Along with the judges choosing a $1000 winner on March 20, audience members will choose 3 additional winners receiving $750, $500, and $250. The event will be hosted by State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski of Eddie Day and The Starfires.

Tickets are on sale now at the Kirby Box Office or TicketmasterAdults $20. 60+ and Students 18 and under are $15. All Veterans and Active Military can receive a pair of complimentary tickets by contacting the box office or by emailing All other questions, call Andrea Bogusko at 570-881-2118. Profits from the show go towards music scholarships benefiting the non-profit group, Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.

NEPMTA is excited to announce a NEW and very special event, Luzerne County’s Got Talent, to be held on March 20th, 2022 at the F.M. Kirby Center. This is a talent competition where up to 30 finalists will compete for CASH PRIZES!

Judges Choice

Audience Votes
1st prize $750
2nd prize $500
3rd prize $250

The deadline to virtually audition is Friday, January 15th. Follow us on Facebook for more info!

NEPMTA is a non-profit group of music teachers looking to showcase the talent in Luzerne County and raise money for scholarships. 

Do you want to become a sponsor for Luzerne County’s Got Talent? Interested in placing an ad? Click below to download our forms and learn more about how you can be a part of this special event!

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Membership Benefits Include…

There are many advantage to being a member of our association but here are a few primary benefits:

  • Local, state and national competitions, auditions, and festivals sponsored by MTNA, PMTA, and local NEPMTA help bring out the best in your students. This includes the annual Carnegie Hall and Kirby Center Honors Recitals.
  • Local Music Teachers Associations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania foster ties among local music teachers.
  • Yearly PMTA State Conferences bring artists and presenters of national caliber to Pennsylvania.
  • MTNA Certification validates your studio teaching credentials for students, parents, and community members.
  • MMTA Notes and MTNA’s American Music Teacher magazine bring teaching ideas and research into your home, keeping you abreast of current trends in music.