Maggie Finnegan Won First Place in Friday Morning Music Club’s Washington International Competition for Voice Reply

995181_314897271980303_2011515623_nSoprano Maggie Finnegan (MM ’10, Voice) won first place ($10,000), as well as the audience prize ($1,000), in the Friday Morning Music Club’s Washington International Competition for Voice held June 18 and 19 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Ms. Finnegan, who was accompanied by Hui-Chuan Chen (MM ’06, DMA ’14, Piano), was a student of Stanley Cornett. The judges were Frederica Von Stade, William Stone, and David Effron. Soprano Christine Lyons (MM ’16, Voice) was one of one of six finalists, and the semi-finalists included Madelyn Wanner (BM ’09, Voice), Kate Jackman (MM ’11, Voice), and GPD student Zoe Band (BM ’12, MM ’14, Voice). As part of the award, Ms. Finnegan will appear as a soloist with Friday Morning Music Club Avanti Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, the New Dominion Chorale, and the City Choir of Washington.

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