Teen Fest is looking to add to their performance troupe!!!

TeenFest is a group and cause very close to my heart and their Performance Troupe is holding auditions for new talent to help herald the violence-free and drug-free message to audiences throughout the Triangle area and beyond. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to audition. No fee.
ALL ACTS must be original with an anti-violence and anti-drug theme.   Messages can range from no guns in schools to sexual assault to and violence in relationships, and from gang violence to drug prevention, including anti-underage smoking and -underage drinking.
ACTS can be song, dance, spoken word, skit, hip-hop, step, etc., as long as the message is clear, factual, and polished. G-rated acts only; no profanity, no inappropriate behaviors. Acts must be 3-5 minutes long. Top acts invited to join the TeenFest Performance Troupe.
AUDITIONS: May 5, 1-4 PM, John “Top” Greene Community Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,Raleigh.
FIRST PERFORMANCE: ARTSPLOSURE, May 19, 1:30 p.m., downtown Raleigh
During their 14 years in existence, the TeenFest Performance Troupe has performed at Artsplosure, Kings Dominion, Carowinds, Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe, the African-American Cultural Festival, MLK Day celebrations, and at many more events and venues. For more information, go to Teenfest.org.

Rissi Palmer teaching Songwriter and Vocal Performance Camp for Summer 2018!!!

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching camp at Walltown Children’s Theatre again this summer, focused on songwriting and vocal performance for ages 8-16. Here are the details:


June 25th – 29th 

Rissi Palmer Songwriting and Vocal Camp (suggested ages 8-14 yrs.) 

Join me and develop your unique voice. Campers will use journaling to create a personalized songwriting and singing project over the week.  One of our key activities is a daily roundtable discussion that will allow campers to voice their thoughts about topics that are relevant and important to their success. Click HERE for more information and to register. Groupon is now offering a 34% discount on this camp, click HERE to take advantage of this deal!!! 



Highlights from the March 10 The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic (video)

Wow is all I can say after yesterday’s show! To say that I was blown away by the caliber of talent would be an understatement. This was our first of what I hope will be many open mics at IMURJ in Raleigh. Here are the highlights:

A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing performers and their families for coming out and sharing, to IMURJ for welcoming us, and to everyone who came out to support. I’ll see you again on Saturday, June 16 4-5pm at The Blue Note Grill in Durham. You can sign up for your spot HERE.

The Relative Pitch in Durham AND Raleigh!!!

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Please join us for the next Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic on Saturday, January 27 at 4-5pm at The Blue Note Cafe. The Blue Note Cafe is located at 709 Washington Street Durham, NC 27701. There are still some performance spots left, you can sign up HERE to participate!




Join us on Saturday, March 10 from 4-5pm at Imurj in Downtown Raleigh!!! We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to hosting open mics there every other month, in addition to Durham. Performance spots are open now, sign up HERE. More dates to come…

Come be a part of a live taping of performances from some Relative Pitch performers!!!

Hey Friends! Four of the performers from The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic and Walltown Children’s Theatre (McKenzie Morgan, Alex Watson, Brianna Williams, and Jalen Diggs, with yours truly on the guitar) will be performing Christmas songs at Imurj Studios in Raleigh this Sunday, December 17 from 3-5pm. The performance will include other talented kids from around the Triangle and will be filmed for WRAL TV and WRAL Go Ask Mom!!! It’s a free taping and everyone is welcome!!! Come listen to some holiday music, shop the small local store at Imurj and get some coffee or hot chocolate from them!!!

Highlights from our October 28 Open Mic (video included)!

It was a light turn out for the open mic, due in part to Halloween festivities, but we made the most of it!!! Two Relative Pitch veterans, Natalie and Alex, dazzled the crowd with their private concert. I appreciated their professionalism, they just rolled with it!!! Below are just a couple clips from their performances…


We are in the process of planning 2018’s shows, so please check the website for future dates!!!