Audrey Chen (BM ’00) was named one of three winners of the 2011 Baker Artist Awards. She will receive $25,000 and be featured in an exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art from September 7-October 2, 2011, including a celebratory Late Night event on October 1 where she will perform. The winners were presented on Maryland Public Television’s ArtWorks Special: The Baker Artist Awards 2011.
Soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06) has won The American Prize in Vocal Performance for 2011 in the professional opera division.
The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Jennifer Edwards (MM ’09) was the recipient of the Sheryl Shrekengost Encouragement Award for the Virginia Opera Bravissimo Society First Vocal Awards Competition on May 7.
The Dahlia Flute Duo—Mary Matthews (MM ’10, Flute) and Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10, Piccolo)—will perform at the 2011 Congress of the International Alliance for Women in Music, held in Flagstaff, Ariz, on Sept. 16. They will give the world premiere of Chatter by Nicole Chamberlain and perform An Unsubstantial Territory by Linda Dusman.
Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Cheryl Lim won second prize in the Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition on Apr. 16. Lim’s teacher Marina Piccinini was the featured guest artist at the Central Ohio Flute Association convention.