February 23, 2016

On this week’s WUCF Artisodes, meet a University of Central Florida student training with five-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Michael Feinstein. The popular sing mentors youth through his “Songbook Academy.”

“Young people come from all across the United States to take week long intensives, that better acquaint them with classic American popular music,” said Feinstein.

UCF student Nick Drivas was a national finalist in The Great American Songbook Academy and Competition in 2014, and received the opportunity of week-long master classes with Feinstein and to perform in his “Sinatra Centennial” tour.

“Michael has given me incredible advice,” said Drivas. “He is very kind, very gracious, and being such a prominent artist he is, I take every word of guidance very seriously. It has been incredible working with him.

With a stop in Orlando for his “Sinatra Centennial” tour, Feinstein invited Drivas to join him on stage, where he sang “I Have Dreamed” at the concert.

See more on WUCF Artisodes, Thursday on WUCF TV at 8 p.m.